A patient’s privacy is to be protected while they are going through the rehabilitation process. Ensuring that privacy is maintained while the patient receives treatment allows them to focus on the rehabilitation process to achieve wellness. Anyone who is receiving treatment for addiction must have their anonymity respected to give them the space and time they need to get well. At White Sands Treatment Center, your privacy in drug rehab is one of our top priorities.
The Health Insurance and Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) is a set of patient privacy and confidentiality laws. HIPAA defines privacy rights and protections of the patient. It controls how patient information can be used and disclosed by health plans and providers. Rehabilitation centers must comply with the HIPAA Privacy Rule, which is governed and regulated by the U.S. Federal Government. Each State has Statutes that govern substance abuse records. Patient privacy is fully protected by law and rehab centers must comply with those laws. Statistics reveal that anonymity enhances the flow of information during psychotherapy treatment and assists in the healing process. Patient privacy in drug rehab is of great importance in addiction recovery.
Treatment Centers: Keeping your Privacy in Drug Rehab
Private high-end rehab centers differ from traditional rehabs because they offer many treatment options, both traditional and alternative. They also offer high-end amenities and accommodations to pamper the patient while they work through this difficult time in their life. The patient is treated holistically in body, mind and spirit by activating and balancing the whole person through the five senses and the spirit. By treating the patient in this respect, they feel more empowered to continue their treatment and heal. The patient also experiences a surge in self-esteem and feels more in control of their life.
Traditional detox is given to all patients, but the medically assisted detox process goes a step further by providing the patient’s body with nutritious food, drink and dietary supplementation. An addict’s body is often neglected and malnourished and needs to be made strong through nutrition and exercise. Building up the body and putting it back in balance helps the patient work through the detox and withdrawal process. The stronger the body is, the easier it will be for the patient to work through the process and avoid being physically and psychologically vulnerable to the changes taking place within the body. This is a time for the patient to focus on what is important and needs to be done to assist them in recovery. It is not a time for a patient to be interrupted and distracted by people and things that are going to interfere with their recovery.
Alternative Treatment Therapies
Some of the alternative therapy treatments available to the patient are quite effective in assisting with recovery. Massage therapy is a wonderful stress reducer. A massage therapist will target specific parts of the body to achieve the proper results. Shiatsu massage is a deep tissue massage aimed at reaching and releasing tension from within the deepest layer of muscle. Tension is slowly released from muscles and joints, leaving the patient feeling peaceful and relaxed.
There is a vast array of alternative therapy treatments available to patients. Some of these treatments are massage therapy, yoga, meditation, tai chi, relaxation practices, chiropractic care, acupuncture and much more. Patients are free to choose what options they desire, and they are given the space and privacy to explore these new alternatives to healing.
The combination of anonymity and alternative therapies that can help reduce stress during the rehabilitation process make rehab and detox centers an ideal place to begin the journey to recovery. Knowing you are in a safe environment and your privacy is protected by government regulations and laws allows you to shift the focus from others knowing you are in rehab to focusing on yourself and getting well.
If you or a loved one needs help with abuse and/or treatment, please call the WhiteSands Treatment at (877) 855-3470. Our addiction specialists can assess your recovery needs and help you get the addiction treatment that provides the best chance for your long-term recovery.