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Drug treatment centers are almost as varied as those who need their services. The differences can range from the types of services offered to whether they are publically or privately funded to the principles and tenets on which they base their rehabilitation programs.

Concerning the differences in services, these can include those facilities which offer drug rehab only as well as those which operate strictly as alcohol treatment centers. Others may offer both drug and alcohol rehab. The differences may not end there, however.

Certain facilities may be set up to only accept those people who are considered in-patients; that is, for a specific amount of time (as little as 28 days or as much as six months or longer) they do not leave the facilities. In other words, their lives are put on hold for the duration of time that their status is shown as that of an inpatient.

It is true that under most circumstances, save perhaps for someone who is there because of a court order or other legal edict, entering drug treatment centers is for the most part voluntary, and anyone wishing to do so can choose to leave the program, whether he is there on an in-patient or outpatient basis. For those who are ordered to stay, at least for a minimum number of days or are serious about overcoming their addiction problem, in-patient facilities are available.

Other drug treatment centers act as strict outpatient facilities. Patients enter these after having completed the in-patient phase of drug rehab or alcohol rehab. They do not stay; but rather attend regularly-scheduled counseling sessions or continuing rehabilitation programs during the week and sometimes on weekends.

Even the ways in which these facilities are funded can differ from one to the other. Some drug treatment centers and alcohol treatment centers may be publically funded; that is, they receive money from municipal, county, state, or federal agencies. Other are private; the patients for all the services for as long as they are in rehabilitation.

Publically-funded facilities may be limited to the services they can offer, while private facilities may be able to provide more programs. The differences continue in the way in which the drug rehab or alcohol rehab services are presented. Some may be faith-based; that is, they are supported by and present the programs in such a way that follows the tenets of the religious organization with which they are affiliated. Others may present their programs in a more secular manner. Some places may offer both types of programs.

About the only thing that may be considered about choosing rehabilitation facilities and programs is finding them. Different websites are available which make it possible for a person to search for facilities in his particular state.

Those who live in certain states-Hawaii, for example, and may come into first contact with persons needing drug rehab or alcohol rehab can receive further help from their state. There are handbooks available which provide the names and locations of facilities, the treatment they provide, and whether or not the services are free. Further, the handbooks give information on how to approach those persons needing rehabilitation services, and what to say to make them receptive to the information being offered.

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