Choosing to enter a top rehab facility can be one of the most difficult decisions of anyone’s life. There are many unknowns, especially if this is your first time choosing to seek the best treatment for drug or alcohol addiction. One way to make the entire rehab process easier, however, is to choose a luxury rehab facility. Luxury rehab can offer many advantages that other rehab facilities may not be able to.  For instance, surrounding yourself with a relaxing, serene and healing environment can assist the recovery process.

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Executive Drug Treatment at Alta MiraTreatments at Luxury Rehab

Many of the very best drug and alcohol providers have chosen to work in luxury rehab settings because of the added benefits that come from recovering in a serene, comfortable and healing environment. Luxury rehabs typically offer state-of-the-art treatment programs while surrounding the residents and staff with all the amenities of a residential home. This enables a recovering alcoholic or addict to experience the best evidence-based treatment modalities and focus on the difficult emotional work of recovery within a healing, safe, and familiar space.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a treatment modality that helps a recovering addict learn new ways to think about life and the situations they face on a daily basis while retraining the mind to consider newer, better ways of reacting to those situations. The therapy is a partnership between the recovering addict and the counselor, rather than the older model of therapy that consisted of continued therapy sessions that could meander for years prior to any progress being made. CBT is usually set on a 16-week schedule that includes homework, self-assessments, individual and group therapy. Coupled with individualized treatment and medication, when needed, CBT has proven itself as one of the most effective treatments for drug and alcohol addiction.

Alternative treatments are available more frequently at a luxury rehab when compared to standard residential or medical inpatient facilities. Alternative therapies include any non-traditional medical treatment, including acupuncture, massage, yoga, equine-assisted therapy, meditation, pilates, music and art therapy.

These alternative therapies have proven effective for many recovering addicts who have applied what they learned in luxury rehab to their daily lives. Problem-solving skills are some of the most important lessons taken away from programs involving yoga or equine-assisted therapy. For those who learn to express their feelings through art and music, the possibilities for recovery are endless.

Luxury Rehab - Alta Mira in San FranciscoLuxury Amenities

Drug rehab can be a stressful time. While undergoing the various therapies available, surrounding yourself with comfortable amenities can make an important difference. There are many benefits to choosing a top luxury rehab rather than a standard residential facility.

Many luxury facilities are located in safe, pristine areas away from the hustle and bustle of the city. The grounds are well kept and offer secluded spaces for peaceful reflection with views that can contribute to the solace each resident is looking for.

Exercise is a key component to recovery, and luxury centers can provide many different avenues, including personal training, sailing, kayaking, basketball and more. Many facilities can offer extracurricular therapeutic activities such as nature hikes and wilderness adventures, as well.

Private Accommodations

Standard residential facilities often room more than one recovering addict in the same sleeping space in a model similar to that of a dormitory at a college or university. Small rooms with two or more beds provide little space for comfort or private reflection.

A top luxury rehab will often make available private rooms for residents. Learning how to manage one’s alone time is a critical part of the rehab process. Each bedroom in a luxury rehab is furnished with comfort in mind, with large beds and refined linens. There is space to relax, write in your journal, or prepare letters to family and friends, as well as sleep, with fine furnishings throughout.

The bathing facilities in a luxury rehab can also be made private. With separate showers and deep, full-sized bathtubs, the residents can relax in private and soothe away the aches of the day while soaking in an elegant bath.

Smaller Resident-to-Staff Ratio

Some of the very best clinicians and staff choose to work in luxury rehab settings because they offer a small resident-to-staff ratio. This translates easily to more personal attention for each resident and more attention to the details of recovery. The staff is usually available 24 hours per day to see to the needs and comfort of each person in their care.

Luxury Rehab at Alta MiraIndividualized Attention

The providers of care at a luxury rehab have the means and time to offer individualized care. Each resident will undergo comprehensive psychological testing to get to the roots of the addiction issue. Most individuals who have developed addiction issues over the course of their lifetimes also have underlying issues that have contributed to or caused the retreat into drugs or alcohol. By taking the time to individually diagnose each individual, the providers of care can create the best treatment program that will tackle both the addiction and any co-occurring conditions. This co-occurrence principle of treatment has proven more effective than treating only the addiction or paying scant attention to underlying issues.

Unparalleled Aftercare Services

Drug addiction is a disease that unfortunately has no cure. Treatment and recovery last a lifetime, and sometimes recovery is marked by instances of relapse. In order to lessen the chances for relapse, a luxury program will provide continuous aftercare and support. Many facilities offer monthly meetings to monitor progress as well as the option to return for more treatment should an additional stay become necessary. A standard residential facility is more likely to turn your care over to a local 12-step support group and only become concerned with your progress if you need to re-enter the rehab facility at a later date.

If an additional stay at rehab is necessary, chances are good that a standard residential facility will insist that the treatment program be started from the beginning. At a luxury center, the staff and providers will be more familiar with each individual. Therefore, treatment can pick up from the point at which the resident left the facility. This can prevent wasteful time management and help the recovering addict learn more about why they relapsed, rather than rehashing the issues that have already been uncovered.

Many graduates from a luxury rehab do not relapse, however. Because a luxury facility may offer intermittent, shorter stays during times of stress, the facility can protect a recovering addict from relapsing at all. When a graduate of a program feels as though they are slipping and might need some additional help, they can check into the same facility they previously attended and gain the strength and support of a caring staff to help them fight off the urge to use drugs.

A top luxury rehab can give the recovering addict a peaceful, beautiful place to experience the increasing benefits of sobriety as well as provide them with a steadfast foundation for the rest of their lives.

Drew PaxtonAbout Drew Paxton

Drew Paxton is the Executive Director of Alta Mira Recovery Programs. His experience in the technology and recovery industries spans over three decades. | LinkedIn