Today’s idea is to have a chain of better rehab places across the US. I envisions several smaller, less institutional rehab facilities having a strong market for many years to come. A recent newspaper article talked about the millions that were recently spent on a new rehab facility that will be run similar to a hospital, in the Franklin TN area. This is fine for some people, but most people that don’t make it through a rehab program, or a lot of those that do not go voluntarily in the first place is because of this “institutional feel” for one thing, and there are other reasons that can be addressed and fixed with smaller niche drug and alcohol rehabilitation facilities.
I believe for around 2 million a small facility could be created that would be more like a resort vacation than a hospital visit. Why not have a few deltec style homes on a property with rooms like a hotel, a pool, a waterfall, organic foods and more? I could see there being facilities for yoga, tai chi and other alternative methods of exercise and understanding.
If you took an ad for Hilton hotels and just changed the word hotel into rehab, wouldn’t that make people want to go? Having various alternative forms of therapy and group support would also help more people. This could all be done on a budget that is very similar to what is already being spent on rehab clinics, and it could be done better. It will most likely be so popular that several would need to be built in each city.
Drug and alcohol problems are going to be around for some time. This is a market that will need to be served for along time, and there are lots of customers out there just waiting for a good place to enjoy. One of the rehab facilities in my area charges an average of $600 per day. If we could build a hotel resort and get half that for each room and stay as booked as these places are, we’d be rich, and helping people at the same time.
I know people in several different areas of these fields, and would love to put together some investors to get this ball rolling. More on ths later.