Addiction is usually associated with personal shame, but when you find yourself in such a situation, just know that addiction is just like any other disease that can be treated. Addiction can be difficult, and you may relapse several times before you can get over it. Though you may still carry a bit of guilt from your addiction, it should not keep you from seeking professional help.
It is normal to conceal your addiction from friends and family, and in many cases, people still hide the fact that they are getting help. The most important thing at this stage is that you are getting treated. Keeping your addiction and the support you are getting a secret is a matter of personal opinion, but it is best if you let your family and friends in on your struggles and progress. Their support may be just what you need to push you through the tough times during recovery. All your worries regarding privacy and secrecy can be addressed immediately in a professional manner.
Can I Get Treated for Drug Detox in Secrecy?
This is a critical question that many people have asked. Getting treatment is very private for many people for several reasons. There is a simple answer to the question, and it is a resounding yes. Numerous facilities provide such services while ensuring the protection of the client’s privacy.
However, absolute privacy may not be possible as you will need to provide some personal information for the books in the facility. In some instances, your insurance information may be required if that is the way you choose to make payment. With this information, only the people in the facility and your insurers will be aware of your treatment.
In most cases, you want your treatment kept a secret from colleagues, family, and close friends so your insurance information will not impact you in that regard. Rehabilitation centers are obligated to ensure your privacy unless in extreme situations or emergencies where your family will be contacted.
What the Law Says About Keeping a Low-Profile
Laws exist to make sure that rehabilitation facilities safeguard your privacy. If a facility operates on tax-exemption, as an NGO, or is funded by the federal government, your privacy is protected by federal law. The law indicates that the rehab center is forbidden to divulge your records without your explicit consent in writing. The only exception allowed is when law enforcement agencies subpoena such records regarding a criminal or civil inquiry. In the absence of such, the facility must uphold your request for privacy.
Privacy for Public Figures During Detox Treatment
Being a public figure comes with a permanent spot in the limelight. Getting a treatment without being noticed can be quite tricky, making you even more concerned about your privacy. For several reasons, many people would love to obtain such information, which could be why some public figures refuse to seek help even when they need it badly.
A good number of treatment centers including ours, take extra measures to ensure that such public figures’ privacy is protected. No outsiders are entertained with regards to the privacy of public figures, and only close family is allowed to visit by explicit permission from the client. Our stringent internal rules are enforced in our facility because we understand the importance of privacy and how badly such information may affect our client.
If such measures were not in place to protect clients’ privacy, they would refuse to undergo treatment, causing both parties to lose in the end. Your privacy is our main priority, and we will ensure that your treatment remains private.