The determination to beat an addiction and to get better ultimately rests on the patient. Those who are committed to it will go to great lengths – even cross halfway around the world – just to get the help they know they need. One notable example of this is Australia’s swimming Olympian, Grant Hackett, who flew to the U.S. earlier this year to get some much-needed outpatient treatment. As Annette Sharp tells in her news report for The Daily Telegraph:
GRANT Hackett touched down in Los Angeles this morning, en route to an undisclosed US rehabilitation centre to deal with an addiction to the sleeping pill Stilnox.
…Last night Mr Hackett confirmed to The Daily Telegraph that his son was headed to an “outpatient facility”.
“I think Grant is a little bit in denial, he thinks he just needs a bit of a recharge and a rest,’’ he told Sydney radio station Triple M this morning.
”I’d say rehab is certainly something that’s needed there.’’
It’s actually no wonder that Hackett chose to fly all the way to North America for his treatment. Apart from the relative privacy he will surely have here, as opposed to his home country where he is a highly-publicized figure, the United States also offers some of the world’s best programs there is. In fact, Healthcare Global recently came out with a report citing that five of the top ten best rehab clinics are in the country.
Of course, not every person needing rehabilitation can afford to go to a foreign country just to find the best possible treatment. Fortunately, though, local communities are now keen on making it a point to have these services and programs easily accessible to those who may need it. Those looking for a notable St. Louis rehabilitation center, for example, need not look very far any more, with available options such as the Midwest Institute for Addiction.
Many rehabilitation centers in St. Louis and in other parts of the U.S. have carefully tailored their programs to suit people coming from a diverse culture, ethnicity, and lifestyle. These centers also provide outpatient facilities for patients that have recently left inpatient programs, or are looking to transfer to another center.
Rehab centers, such as Midwest Institute for Addiction, can be relied on to offer better programs that increase the chances of patients catching that second wind in life. Those who suffer from a form of addiction, whether it be in narcotic substances or alcohol, better take the opportunity of getting help from professional and reliable centers that are located in the country.
(Source: Grant Hackett lands in US and heads for mystery drug rehab facility to battle his addiction to Stilnox sleeping pills, Annette Sharp, February 26, 2014)