Drug rehab programs may operate slightly differently from each other. Publicly funded programs may rely on a lot of community supportfor instance, using volunteers when they can, rather than having to pay someone. This way, they don’t have to charge the participants anything, or if they do, it is a very small amount. They may, however, have to follow certain guidelines and regulations.
Privately funded programs may have a little more leeway. They may want their programs to be presented in a specific way. A religious organization, for instance, which operates such a program, may put their own particular spin on the methods used. That’s all right, though. They will more than likely be up front about how they operate and what they expect of the people who enter their program. They may also be a little more expensive. But, that is an available choice for someone who needs the services offered by drug rehab programs.
Some programs may be a little more lenient that others, should a patient slip up. Their attitude may be along the lines of OK, everybody trips (no pun intended) sometimes. Just pick yourself up, dust yourself off, and go at it again. Others may have a zero tolerance policy; you mess up once, you go someplace else. Some programs may rely heavily on peer support, group therapy, and other similar processes. Others may feel that the one-on-one approach is the best way to go. Inevitably, though, the goal of any program should be to help a person get off drugs, stay off drugs, get back to a normal life, and continue doing so forever.