Need to Find an Alcohol Detox/Recovery Center - page 2

I need to find a treatment center that my friend will accept. She would be willing to pay for an upscale center - one that would not "have a bunch of people who are there as an option, instead of... Read More

  1. by   Kitiger
    Quote from aflahe00
    Assuming your friend is a nurse ? Even if Shen isn't, I would recommend she look into parkdale center located in Chesterton Indiana. It's an inpatient treatment center designed for professionals. People with careers; jobs; have a degree/are educated.
    Friend is a professional, but not a nurse.

    It seems to me that - as long as the person understood that she was an alcoholic, and that her own choices had brought her to this addiction - a rehab undertaken with peers might be the better way. My friend found it a little too easy to look down on the people who were sent by a judge to rehab instead of jail.

    Am I looking at this in the wrong way?
  2. by   SpankedInPittsburgh
    Whatever works for your friend is great. Personally I think rehab is like a 3-4 week bubble. You can live in a very nice bubble or a horrible dingy hellhole. The thing they both have in common is that after a very short time the bubble bursts and the addict or alcoholic is sent right back to where they came from. They are faced with the same choices and if they choose to rationalize their behaviors and think that somehow they are more educated, smarter and just plain better than any other substance abuser in the world they will soon rationalize their preexisting behavior. If we accept that substance abuse is a disease does the treatment vary based on education or background? The bottom line is that with or without the bubble the person is in charge of their own life once they leave treatment and without a personal commitment to change all the 12 step platitudes and rehab BS won't help.