When someone is suffering from an addiction, private rehab is always a better option than group therapy. The reason can be simple, or profound, and can affect a person’s life in ways that can’t even be measured. Private rehab is often considered more expensive, or exclusive, but the cost can be looked at another way.
How much time is lost on group therapy as opposed to private rehab?
It’s no surprise that people think of private rehab and group therapy as being pretty much the same. The truth is that private rehab takes the person at face value, rather than as part of a general population. Just as one wouldn’t expect to go to a doctor with a group, treating for addiction should be done individually as well.
Whether it’s an addiction or stress related depression or other mental challenge, private rehab stands head and shoulders above all other group settings for that one basic premise: that no two people are the same and the more experiences a person has, the more unique he or she becomes.
Individuality cannot be discounted or discredited in any way, shape, or form when it comes to addiction treatment. The individual is extremely important in any treatment option and without taking into account his or her behaviors and experiences, then the treatment will be missing some vital steps and the person will be left to fend somewhat for himself or herself, regardless of the impact of the treatment itself.
Too many therapists rely on group treatment, especially when it comes to addiction. Imagine just two people sitting in a group together, one grew up in a wealthy family, went off to college, and wound up addicted to alcohol because he wasn’t equipped with the tools to handle the temptation of constant parties and no rules, and the second person grew up in poverty and faced abuse from a father who was an alcoholic himself.
Should these two people be treated the same? One likely became addicted to alcohol or drugs because his environment was harsh and it was what surrounded him as a child and the other likely was simply spoiled and immature and basically preferred to party because working hard had never been a true requirement for him. These two people, with their completely different backgrounds, would likely be treated in group settings the same.
These treatment centers often advertise that they treat the individual and not the disease, but how can that be the case when it’s a one-size-fits-all approach? How do you justify treating these people the same when they are clearly different from each other?
The inherent problem with group therapy
That is the essential problem with group setting therapy. Private rehab is much different as it takes the individual, his or her personal experiences and lifestyles, into account. It treats each person’s weakness differently. Remember the example here? The spoiled college kid will have a weakness when it comes to freedom, probably having been overly controlled or managed as a child by an overbearing parent while the other individual will have had no trouble adapting to freedom because his life was met with a great deal of strife and no rules from either parent (or at least one parent looking the other way when rules were meant to be applied).
Dealing with each of these two individual experiences separately will allow a person to dig deep into their own psyche, into his or her own past, and find out what led them down the trail that led to addiction in the first place. When they learn this, they can accept what has happened and why, and be better equipped to handle future similar circumstances and be able to turn away from the temptation that addiction causes.
Group therapy often fails to address these unique points and when the person is back out in their own life, they will often make the same mistakes, at least the first few times, which will lead them back to therapy once again. That should never be the goal.
Dr. Fleming advocates the private rehab solution
While it could be easy to dismiss private rehab as being advocated by doctors who want to make more money, the track record speaks for itself. Dr. Fleming has proven time and time again with clients from all walks of life that private rehab truly does work better. It is more efficient and the accomplishments are enduring.
Dr. Fleming’s solution:
Dr. Fleming has long been working on studying addiction and how the brain works when subject to drug addiction and, through his efforts, he has unlocked a number of incredible keys to overcoming any number of challenges. His customized one-on-one approach has helped thousands of clients from around the world improve their lives, overcome addictions, and become better people.
Dr. Fleming’s vast experience includes:
- PhD trained with experience in not only addiction and clinical arenas but also corporate and executive development arenas.
- All one-on-one intensive arrangements customized and feature brain-retraining interventions and in depth, comprehensive assessment technologies.
- Come to the client and work “in their world” real time (no in patient stay overs that make a professional lose touch w/their busy life and work commitments).
- Versed in neuroscience and brain-based solutions that break the barriers around effectively changing a human being’s patterns of choices/behaviors.
- Coached hundreds of executives and professionals on 5 continents
- Over 95 percent “highly satisfied w/outcomes.”
- Been featured expert in The New York Times and Christian Science Monitor, and in featured interviews alongside gurus such as Marshall Goldsmith.
- A former shrink who knows under the radar barriers of human nature but doesn’t act like a shrink—a down to earth change agent who speaks it like it is.
- Former Hollywood high end clients come from his work as a recording artist as well as private coach for “derailed notables.”
- Former big name clients have trusted him: from a former White House Cabinet member to NFL athletes to professional musicians to Fortune 500 C-levels.