The cost of therapy vs a cost of a funeral

The Recovery Lodge saved my life. If it wasn’t for them, I wouldn’t be here

the words of recovering alcoholic Julian.

It’s a bleak statement but it does hit home!

Julian (59) from Wimbledon, Southwest London was checked in for recovery by his friends in mid 2021 in a desperate, final attempt to save his life. 

To be totally frank, if you’re struggling with addiction, you have a choice to make. The money can be spent on your funeral, or you can spend money on therapy. The bottom line is addiction can ruin your life, and if you don’t get help, it could kill you.

According to the Money Advice Service, the average cost of a funeral in the UK is around £4,500. A two week residential stay, detox, with support from our doctors, our psychiatrist and group therapy is also £4,500. It’s your choice.

Therapy can help you beat your addiction and get your life back on track. Addiction can lead to a life time of problems including money troubles, legal problems, and health issues. If you invest in therapy, you’ll have the support you need to get better and crucially stay alive. Many of our rehab graduates go on to make the world a much better place, choosing to volunteer or even train as therapists themselves.

It’s very simple, you need to choose between planning for your death or investing in your future.

The choice between a funeral or therapy is a choice between life and death. Addiction is a serious problem that needs professional help. Therapy is the key to breaking free from addiction, rebuilding your life, and living longer.

The Statistics

  1. Drug related deaths in the UK: According to the Office for National Statistics, there were 4,561 deaths related to drug poisoning in England and Wales in 2020. This was an increase of 3.8% from 2019. The majority of these deaths (78%) were due to drug misuse, which includes the abuse of illegal drugs and the misuse of prescription drugs. The age group with the highest drug misuse mortality rate in 2020 was 40 to 49 years, and males accounted for almost two-thirds of drug misuse deaths. Opioids such as heroin, morphine, and oxycodone were the most common drugs involved in drug poisoning deaths, with cocaine being the second most common.
  2. Alcohol related deaths in the UK: according to the Office for National Statistics, there were 5,460 alcohol-specific deaths in the UK in 2020. This represents a 20% increase from the previous year and the highest number of alcohol-specific deaths since records began in 2001. The number of alcohol-specific deaths has been increasing since 2012, with the greatest increases seen in those aged 60-64 and 55-59. The majority of alcohol-specific deaths were due to alcoholic liver disease (76%), followed by mental and behavioural disorders due to alcohol use (10%).
  3. Success rates of addiction therapy: The success rates of addiction therapy can vary depending on the type of therapy and the individual’s circumstances. However, research has shown that individuals who engage in evidence-based addiction therapy have a greater chance of achieving long-term recovery compared to those who do not seek help. For example, a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that individuals who received cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for substance abuse had a 50-60% success rate.

We’ve heard this said a thousand times over, …”if only I had the money”, “I can’t afford rehab”, “that’s just too much for us”. We’ve also dealt with hundreds of people who have told us that we literally saved their lives, their stay with The Recovery Lodge meant that they could start life again.

The good news

We’ll go back to Julian for the final word. He has reconnected with his family and has found time to start a Psychology degree with the Open University.

I like to offer help to other alcoholics on their recovery journey.  I want them to know that rather than pick up a drink, they can pick up the phone

It’s time you made your choice! Get in touch with us.

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