When someone you know and love is in need of drug rehab it’s essential to get them into it as quickly as possible. The longer it is left, the more damage it causes – and if they are left for too long without treatment it sometimes becomes impossible to help them. As sad as it is, it’s better to face the likelihood of a worst case scenario than to procrastinate, because the simple fact is that untreated drug addiction can kill. And before that happens the addict’s life will be totally wrecked as they seek the only thing that seems to work for them; more drugs.
Overseas rehab centres in Bali and Thailand have become popular due to the much lower cost than that available in Australia, but when thinking in terms of quick help, Bali is by far the quickest and easiest to get to. With only one plane trip to take, the addict can usually manage to get to their destination without becoming distracted by the need for another fix.
Besides which, many people don’t have the finances to provide for a month or more at a drug rehabilitation centre that does not offer affordable costs. While it is essential to get treatment that works, affordability is a fact of life that must be taken into consideration. If you need to take out a loan, an affordable amount is much easier to pay back and more likely to be given in the first place, enabling you to get the best treatment for your loved one.
Another advantage of going overseas for rehabilitation is that it gets the addict away from bad influences; other people who are likewise affected, or so-called friends who sell the drugs. They can settle into the rehab centre knowing they are much safer from being tempted to go back to their old way of life. Their treatment is much more likely to be successful then. And when you think of all the extras that such centres offer; counselling and other types of therapies that help people relax and be more able to get their life back on track, it is well worth the cost.
Health experts that have any experience with addictions will tell you that the sooner an addict gets treatment, the more likely it is to be successful. If a person has been addicted for many years their health and their mind simply cannot recover to the same extent, even if they do go off the drugs.
Drug addiction recovery is similar to that of alcoholics; they never really recover. They just learn to deal with their life and their urges to have the drug. Of course, the longer they stay off it, the easier it becomes.