Individuals who are being rehabilitated stand a much better chance of recovery if they can be in an environment that is as conducive as possible to their mental and emotional health. Private facilities, which are often in secluded areas surrounded by nature, provide settings of peace and quiet for clients to heal their bodies and souls. From the outside, they can often look like resorts. Such programs may offer activities, such as outdoor recreation, yoga classes, or swimming, all pursuits that help clients physically, as well as mentally.
Public facilities, by comparison, tend to be located in dense, urban areas, where there is noise, temptation, and limited space for individuals to stretch their legs — metaphorically and literally.
The difference in locations also has an impact on some of the key components of addiction and its recovery, which are shame and guilt. The seclusion and solitude of private rehabs offer privacy in more than just the name, allowing clients to process and take stock of themselves away from condemning or judging eyes.
However, since family involvement is vitally important in the treatment and rehabilitation of a person, some private facilities may even provide on-site accommodation for family members or loved ones.
As much as this allows for spouses, children, and siblings to be a part of key therapy sessions, it also provides healing and restoration for people who have been hurt by the person’s addictions. It brings the most important people in clients’ lives together, so their recovery is interconnected and mutually invested.