The primary advantage of a public drug treatment facility is the relatively low or even no cost involvement, and although publicly funded drug rehabs vary in relative quality, some do offer an excellent standard of care. Many of these programs have low income requirements for entry, and due to a limited number of available spaces, inclusion into a public program can require a waiting period. Additionally, due to demand for these available beds, treatment may be limited in duration to increase the availability of treatment to the greatest possible number of recovering addicts.
Private drug treatment does not necessarily imply an excellent standard of care, but most private facilities will offer a better standard of accommodation, more intensive and longer therapies, and a more comprehensive programming. For people with good insurance coverage or the means to afford private drug treatment, this type of drug treatment is generally preferable.
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