Understanding Luxury Rehab

Author: Jane Squires    Editor: Hugh Soames    Reviewed: Dr Ruth Arenas

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Luxury Rehab vs Standard Rehab


There are different rehabs available for individuals seeking help with substance abuse. The term rehab is used for all types of treatment facilities although not all centers are the same. There are different rehabs for different types of substance abuse.


One of the major differences in rehabs are the styles of the facilities. You may have come across luxury rehabs in your search for help. While a standard rehab is a great option to end your drug and/or alcohol problem, a luxury rehab may be more in tune with your needs.


Choosing between luxury rehab and standard rehab


There is no one size fits all treatment for individuals suffering from drug and alcohol abuse. Rehabs provide different treatments and therapies to target the issues clients suffer from.


If you are seeking help from a rehab, the center you chose truly depends on your specific needs. Choosing the wrong rehab can have unwanted consequences. Perhaps the worst problem is that it doesn’t work and your problems continue after being discharged.


Some people return to drugs and alcohol after leaving a treatment program. Oftentimes, the program can be blamed partly or in full due to it not fitting with the individual’s goals.


A standard rehab may provide you with a number of benefits11.M. Inanlou, B. Bahmani, A. Farhoudian and F. Rafiee, Addiction Recovery: A Systematized Review – PMC, PubMed Central (PMC).; Retrieved September 23, 2022, from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7215253/. Most notably, it may be located near your home, preventing you from traveling long distances to get treatment. In comparison, a luxury rehab may give you exclusive treatment programs that aren’t available at the standard facility. Luxury rehab may also give you more time to focus on your specific needs.

Why should you choose luxury rehab over standard rehab?


The term luxury rehab often brings to mind outrageous looking facilities that resemble resorts rather than physical and mental health treatment centers.


There is a misconception of just what a luxury rehab truly is. With luxury amenities on offer, many people will think that the rehabs are playgrounds for rich people with drug and alcohol problems. The reality of luxury rehab is far different than those misconceptions. Addiction to drugs and alcohol is life-threatening. Suffering from addiction not only leads to physical and mental health issues, but it can cause a breakdown of relationships with friends and family.


Alcohol and drug addiction is a complex condition. It is often caused by trauma that occurs in the user’s past. Abusing drugs and alcohol may be a symptom of co-occurring disorders like anxiety and depression. The drugs and alcohol are used to cope with the crippling mental issues.


While both luxury and standard rehab provide individuals with help to get clean and heal, the former does it slightly differently. Luxury rehab focuses on your needs and builds treatment around those needs. There is a greater focus on the individual than on the group.


Luxury rehab’s benefits


Luxury rehab offers individualized treatment to residents that focuses on healing physical and mental issues. Individuals suffering from addiction may have underlaying mental health issues, and luxury rehabs work to treat those problems that cause substance abuse.


Many luxury rehabs use a holistic approach to treat the entire client. Standard rehabs may not have the ability or staff to provide clients with an approach that treats the mind and body.


Programs like Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous use a basic approach that is prescribed to all of its clients. This approach has its pros but it also has its cons, and it may not work for everyone.


Luxury rehabs try to get to know its clients. A luxury rehab’s staff will interview and medically check its clients before the treatment program begins. The staff will be able to create a customized plan for your recovery.


Along with a customized treatment program, luxury rehabs have lower staff to client numbers. This means you have the opportunity to work closely with your counselors and therapists. You may even have more sessions per week. The more sessions you have, the more chances you have to identify issues that led to your addiction problems.


A full continuum of recovery options and care are also provided by luxury rehabs. Luxury centers will have programs in place for you once you are discharged from the facilities. Aftercare programs are important to continue your journey to sobriety once leaving rehab. Standard rehabs do not always have the ability to offer aftercare.


Types of therapy offered by luxury rehab


Luxury rehabs offer greater amenities, are in different locations, and provide more in-depth or a variety of treatments. If you are getting help with drug and alcohol addiction, then you are taking the right steps to getting control of your life back.


Some of the treatments available at luxury rehab include Wilderness Therapy, Adventure Therapy, Exercise Therapy, Animal Therapy, Art Therapy, and much more. Standard rehab may not have the ability to offer any or all of those additional therapies. Standard rehab may only be able to focus on CBT, DBT, or other therapies that are based in classrooms and meetings.


Therapy at luxury rehabs is creative. It isn’t the same treatment used from client to client. The amenities are also different and creative. You won’t find many of the same amenities at standard rehab. Luxury centers offer amenities such as swimming pools, fitness centers, and much more.


According to Richard Large, Director of Remedy Wellbeing, “Luxury Rehabs  from International facilities are treatment providers that serve people in the very highest echelons of society when they face personal, traumatic and emotional issues.  These are often incredibly sensitive in nature.


For example – in the past year clients have included – the CFO of a major listed investment bank who suffered a gambling addiction, a Head of Nation suffering crippling anxiety and depression that impacted his ability to even give speeches, a well known couple facing divorce which would cost their family empire multi-billions to enact and wanted to save their marriage and protect their children from further media attention as they grow, a member of a European Royal family suffering a range of emotional and substance use issues. Complete secrecy is essential for them.


Most true Luxury Rehabs serving  only deal with around 20 clients a year.  Each one is usually treated in a completely different location.  There is only ever 1 client at a time in any of our Remedy Wellbeing treatment facilities, for example.  They often bring their own support staff (such as security or family office representatives), and our treatment staff and other staff join them.


This happens at locations around the world, and our team needs to mobilize and go to them often. Other clients prefer to have us in their own home – as they need to carry on with their business or leadership obligations while obtaining treatment and others again wish to be as far away from the media of their own country as possible22.A. B. Chairman & CEO Remedy Wellbeing, REMEDY Wellbeing® – The Most Unique & Exclusive Rehab in the World, Remedy Wellbeing.; Retrieved September 23, 2022, from https://remedywellbeing.com.  Earlier in the year, we had a major US figure come to Asia for their treatment to escape significant media attention due to a public incident that occurred in the US.


Are Luxury Rehab Hotels?


Luxury Rehabs are in no way “celebrity hotels” as some people have described them. They are a single person at a time, intensive treatment programs which are tailored completely for the individual, couple or family involved.  These people choose Luxury rehab over Standard Class facilities for a high level of privacy.  Each client at a true Luxury Rehab has different needs, and each treatment process is unique to them.


Cost of Luxury Rehab Vs Standard Rehab Cost


Some people seem to get upset by the pricing of Luxury Rehab. It is often a shock when people learn that addiction treatment at a luxury rehab can cost over $300,000 USD per week. However, for the people that attend these facilities, $300,000 USD is not considered a great deal of money to get better and recover. For example, a luxury yacht charter costs upwards of $500,000 per week and entry costs for a good private jet is upwards of $50 million.


Luxury Rehab Privacy vs Standard Rehab Groups


When an individual chooses to attend any luxury or standard rehab that has groups, it would be wise to discuss this with your lawyer first.  There is nothing preventing any attendees sharing your information publicly and this has impacted heavily on outcomes for people.


The Main Difference Between Non-Luxury And Luxury Rehab


When choosing between non-luxury and luxury rehab, remember that each addiction treatment facility offers its own set of experiences, amenities, and levels of care. The main differences between non-luxury and luxury rehab are cost, location, amenities, and types of treatments.

Getting help from a luxury rehab


If you are ready to take the first step to getting help, then a luxury rehab could be the ideal destination for you. Personalized therapy, one-of-a-kind treatment programs, and fantastic amenities can help you end the cycle of alcohol and drug abuse.


Standard rehab can still provide you with the help you need, but having a program that is customized to you can be beneficial. A stay in a luxury rehab can help you engage with life once more. You may even be able to stay connected with the outside world and continue your work.


Luxury rehab regularly works with executives, celebrities, and other high-profile people. This makes it possible to get the necessary privacy needed. Luxury rehab is an ideal option for anyone seeking help and it could be the perfect way to end addiction.


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    1.M. Inanlou, B. Bahmani, A. Farhoudian and F. Rafiee, Addiction Recovery: A Systematized Review – PMC, PubMed Central (PMC).; Retrieved September 23, 2022, from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7215253/
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    2.A. B. Chairman & CEO Remedy Wellbeing, REMEDY Wellbeing® – The Most Unique & Exclusive Rehab in the World, Remedy Wellbeing.; Retrieved September 23, 2022, from https://remedywellbeing.com
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