It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....



Addiction & Recovery Message Board


Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 06-18-2008, 08:50 PM   #1
Junior Member
(male)
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: USA
Posts: 25
vernson HB User
Quick question about rehab centers

Someone told me tonight that everyone that goes through an in-house treatment for at least 90 days is always thankful that they did. And that the rehab process was very helpful. Does anyone agree or disagree to this statement?

Lee

 
Sponsors Lightbulb
   
Old 06-19-2008, 12:21 AM   #2
Senior Member
(female)
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Foxboro, MA - US
Posts: 116
Sherbear38 HB User
Re: Quick question about rehab centers

Hi Drlee - In a perfect world...... there would be the "norm" of 90 days in an inpatient rehab. The only time I have heard of it these days, is if they are very rich and very famous, and I heard it on TV or read it in a newspaper.

Then, it was "28 days" as the norm stay. " Long ago. I have heard of this these days, but you need one heck of an insurance plan.

Most inpatient stays in my experience, and those I have met who are "in the program" are 3-5 days. And then the saying goes. "90 meetings in 90 days"! Then your golden. Most docs or clinics, or regulars, will say," 90 meetings in 90 days." (But 90 days IN-patient, is hard to come by. ) And yeah, It does a WORLD of good! Either Way! Changes lives. I have never heard anyone say they regret it! Sherbear38

 
Old 06-19-2008, 02:31 AM   #3
Newbie
(male)
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: mt gambier,australia
Posts: 6
barry65 HB User
Re: Quick question about rehab centers

i would agree, it is hard at first, and you will hate the world and everyone in it, but things do get better, and as time goes on you get to see life clearer again.
best of all, you have support, and understanding as well as the hard truth....go for it
good luck and regards

p.s...i had to go through a mental health unit, scary but worth it

Last edited by barry65; 06-19-2008 at 02:34 AM.

 
Old 06-19-2008, 11:51 AM   #4
Veteran
(female)
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: California
Posts: 341
lizzy76 HB User
Re: Quick question about rehab centers

I just posted a thread on my experiences in rehab if anyone wants to check it out.

Most places only have a "recommended" length of stay. They know that the costs are insane and that insurance barely covers anything so to require a certain length of stay is just not something that places do much of anymore. There was only one place that I went to that required a 4 month committment up front.

Sherbear - when you talked about people who were in a program for 3-5 days are you talking about a hospital program or mental health unit on a psych ward? Those are much different than residential programs. For residential programs they will not let you in if you are only going to stay 3-5 days. Usually you must stay a month or longer...

 
Old 06-19-2008, 07:16 PM   #5
Senior Member
(female)
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: nashville, tn
Posts: 208
kellibear HB User
Re: Quick question about rehab centers

i think anyone going thru a 90 day program has a much better chance of staying C&S. if they WANT to be there and aren't forced to go--it will make a world of difference! but, money is a huge factor and unfortunately these treatment centers are out to make money. a friend of mine went to a 90 day program--to the tune of $33,000!! she'll be making payments for a very long time--had to take out a 2nd mortgage on her house. but, she's been C&S for 11 months now.

 
Old 06-20-2008, 01:20 PM   #6
Junior Member
(male)
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: USA
Posts: 25
vernson HB User
Re: Quick question about rehab centers

I am more than willing to do the treatment if someone can tell me why I have to do 90 days. They say that it is because <of my job>. I have had several evaluations done at different rehab centers <removed> and not all of them agree that I need 90 days in-house. Most of them agree that 90 days is excessive but <removed> I am being forced to be out of work for 6 months. This will destroy my life and it will take many years to recover if ever at all. Yes I am bitter.

Last edited by Administrator; 06-20-2008 at 08:03 PM. Reason: removed profession

 
Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
new to board - question about vertigo not improving with rehab amoeba430 Dizziness / Vertigo 9 08-21-2012 11:45 PM
Rehab centers for strokes valenz83 Stroke 2 09-18-2009 04:32 AM
telling about eating disorder tami25 Eating Disorder Recovery 1 10-23-2007 09:19 PM
Just a quick "Hi" SkyChild Multiple Sclerosis 5 09-23-2007 01:06 PM
Rehab Centers-Kessler NYCdaughter Stroke 3 05-04-2006 07:55 PM
Info Needed on Spinal Rehab Centers in Northeast USA mfm24 Spinal Cord Disorders 3 09-21-2005 07:19 PM
Help! I need support quick!!!! KFld Addiction & Recovery 7 07-29-2005 01:15 PM
Jail: Best rehab for teens? thghtsreal Addiction & Recovery 13 06-27-2005 05:43 AM
Nursing Home/Rehab NO THANKS!! sandollar Back Problems 26 01-04-2005 05:44 PM




Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Sign Up Today!

Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

I want my free account

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 09:49 PM.



Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
Terms of Use © 1998-2015 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!