In the treatment of drug and alcohol addiction, relapse unfortunately is a far too common event. Various drug and alcohol rehab centers quote success rates from 50% to 70% at the very best of times. This leaves a significant portion of clients, anywhere from a 1/3 to 1/2 looking for another solution, as they are back using drugs and alcohol within a reasonably short period of leaving a drug and alcohol rehab center.
If relapse is a common outcome for a lot of clients, is it fair to expect a quality drug rehab to come up with a solution for their clients, that doesn’t involve another large outlay of money for the client and their family? I know you can’t make people change and that we are all responsible for our own future. I’m not saying clients should not do their best to move past addiction. I am saying that if 1/3 to 1/2 of clients going to a drug and alcohol rehab center are going to relapse, the fee structure should be built to accommodate that. If families are borrowing money to send a family member to pay for a drug treatment program, shouldn’t there be some security for them?