If you or a loved one are struggling with addiction and seeking help, you have likely found yourself weighing out the pros and cons of government and private care. We’ve created a chart to make this process easier for you, and help you decide which of the countless available rehab centres and treatment options are best suited to your needs.
|Treatment/ Facility||Government Care||Private Care|
|Customized Program||21-day program||14,30,45,60 or 90-day programs|
|Wait Time||3-6 month wait||Within days|
|Client to Counsellor Ratio||10: 1||3: 1|
|Re-entry upon Relapse||None, or long wait time||Immediately|
|Treatment Plan||Standardized practice||Client-focused care|
|Family Support||Limited||On-going and incorporated in treatment plan|
|Long-Term Support||Limited||Onsite sober living, alumni, outpatient, 3 times a week aftercare|
Research shows that apart from the monetary aspect, privatized institutions are normally favourable to government-owned rehab centres. This is because although private care is pricey, it proves more effective. Statistically, approximately 70-80% of government-treated addicts suffer from a relapse. With such a low success rate, enrolling in government funded facilities seems like a futile attempt at recovery. Due to the high demand for subsidized services, public rehab centres are typically highly crowded. Wait times can be very lengthy, which is never in the patient’s best interest. What’s more, stringent budgets constrict government-owned rehab centres to very basic amenities, so patients can’t enjoy the luxury of recreation centres, fitness clubs, and outdoor courtyards. They are also restricted to a limited number of generic treatments, rather than receiving personalized care. With private care, patients are offered a more customized experience to meet their needs. From one-on-one therapy, to specialized group programs, patients can rest assured knowing they will be given the concern and attention that they need to recoup. Private rehab centres also offer more variety – bet it a broader assortment of nutritious meals to choose from, cutting-edge amenities, or simply more updated housing, you or a loved one are sure to find something that works for you. You can also be sure that you’ll be taken care of post-release, should you need the help. In the case of relapse, privately-owned rehab centres will immediately re-admit patients for further care. Embark on your journey to recovery today, and get the treatment that you deserve. Call 1-855-787-2424 or 416-792-0437 for more information.