Lake Worth, FL (PRWEB) July 23, 2014
In preparation for National Health Center Week, which will take place Aug. 10-16, Millennium Treatment Group is providing tips on choosing a reputable treatment center.
Substance abuse has existed in society ever since man first figured out the process of crushing grapes to make wine. Substance abuse treatment has existed since shortly thereafter. Its basis lies in the classic business model of recognizing a problem and then developing a way to combat that problem while monetizing the effort.
Substance abuse treatment has certainly developed into a big business. Currently, the National Institute on Drug Abuses estimates that there are almost 15,000 specialized substance abuse treatment centers operating in the United States. This does not take into account the countless physicians and nurse practitioners out there also trying to combat the constantly-growing drug and alcohol abuse problem facing the country.
Drug and alcohol treatment has become a buzz industry, and as with any rapidly growing industry, there has been an influx of people simply looking to turn a profit. One of the aspects that attract many leading people to the industry is the opportunity to be in a business that positively affects people’s lives. Yet there are many hangers-on who do not share this same sense of altruism.
In this growing industry, South Florida has emerged as the “treatment center capital of the world.” Millennium Treatment Group is located right in the heart of South Florida’s treatment center world in Boynton Beach, FL. Executives there agree that being in this treatment-heavy area has both positive and negative ramifications.
The biggest negative impact mentioned is that South Florida has been burdened with also being the “scam treatment center capitol of the world.” Yet these rip-off artists cannot take away from all of the positive work going on around them. Millennium’s staff feels strongly that the incredible South Florida recovery community and plethora of drug-and alcohol-free events still make it the top recommendation of places to start and continue an alcohol- and drug-free life.
As someone in search of help for their own addiction or that of a loved one, the burden lies in separating the reputable treatment centers from the plethora of options. This can be a difficult and worrisome process that is made even more challenging by usually having to do it from a distance.
Millennium’s director of admissions says that the goal in this process is to not only provide a perfect fit for the client’s needs, but also the peace of mind and assurance that the best possible selection for treatment was made.
In recovery circles, scam treatment centers have been given the slang term of “cookie-cutter drug rehabs.” In order to stay away from these cookie cutters, it is important to be able to differentiate them from a top-quality substance abuse treatment center.
While any agency can throw together a flashy brochure with nice pictures, the substance behind the gloss is the key element when looking for a quality substance abuse treatment program. A reputable treatment center will have specific programs to treat different needs through individualized treatment plans with individual therapy sessions in addition to group therapy. They will also provide medical care by qualified personnel as well as medication management programs.
Millennium Treatment Group prides itself on individualized contact and care of all clients. This mission is ingrained in each member of their staff from top to bottom. The staff firmly believes that no two clients are exactly alike, and thus no two programs of recovery can be exactly alike either. This attention to detail and individualized care is one of the main items to look for when trying to find a treatment center that values helping people over merely turning a profit.
Another key component to look for would be the treatment of dual diagnosis. While alcohol or drug abuse may be the most visible problem that needs to be dealt with, it can often be a symptom of some other type of mental disorder that needs to be addressed. Each of the therapists at Millennium Treatment Group agrees that if all of these conditions are not treated concurrently, the chances of a successful recovery are slim.
The goal of any substance abuse treatment is to achieve a full and rewarding life that is free of alcohol and drugs. While no treatment center can promise anyone a perfect success rate, there are ways to stack the odds in one’s favor. This includes doing the research and finding a reputable treatment center that best suits the needs of the prospective client. While the options can seem overwhelming, by looking for a comprehensive program that addresses all aspects of addiction one can avoid a rip-off with the less reputable cookie-cutter treatment centers.
About the company:
At Millennium Treatment Group, they take special pride in their facilities. They also take great care to ensure that the environment they provide will be comfortable, and as conducive to recovery as possible. They feel very strongly that a therapeutic process must take place in an environment without unnecessary pressures and distractions. For more information, visit their website at http://www.millenniumtreatmentgroup.com/.