a better rehab – private investment rehabs and non profits

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.

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4 Responses to a better rehab – private investment rehabs and non profits

  1. Steve says:

    There are at least 14 million workers in the U.S. that have admitted to having drug and alcohol problems. This article at webMD explains that the number is most likely much higher, as many people are assumed to not be honest about this issue when polled.
    There definitely appears to be a huge customer base for this kind of thing.

  2. Steve says:

    Just found an HBO site about addiction. Looks very interesting.
    HBO site about addiction

  3. Intererested Investor says:

    I think you have a good idea here, and with recent news like this article I found today, perhaps this will be a good business on several levels. Certainly there are plenty of customers to be taken care of, there is lots of need, and caring people doing things differently will make a huge impact on our world. I hope your idea takes off! Contact me for investment.

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    Information from: Houston Chronicle, http://www.houstonchronicle.com

    Researchers work on cocaine vaccine

    HOUSTON – Two Baylor College of Medicine researchers in Houston are working on a cocaine vaccine they hope will become the first-ever medication to treat people hooked on the drug. “For people who have a desire to stop using, the vaccine should be very useful,” said Dr. Tom Kosten, a psychiatry professor who is being assisted in the research by his wife, Therese, a psychologist and neuroscientist. “At some point, most users will give in to temptation and relapse, but those for whom the vaccine is effective won’t get high and will lose interest.”

    The vaccine, currently in clinical trials, stimulates the immune system to attack the real thing when it’s taken.

    The immune system — unable to recognize cocaine and other drug molecules because they are so small — can’t make antibodies to attack them.

    To help the immune system distinguish the drug, Kosten attached inactivated cocaine to the outside of inactivated cholera proteins.

    In response, the immune system not only makes antibodies to the combination, which is harmless, but also recognizes the potent naked drug when it’s ingested. The antibodies bind to the cocaine and prevent it from reaching the brain, where it normally would generate the highs that are so addictive.

    “It’s a very clever idea,” says David Eagleman, a Baylor neuroscientist. “Scientists have spent the last few decades figuring out reward pathways in the brain and how drugs like cocaine hijack the system. It turns out those pathways are difficult to rewire once they’ve seen the drug. But the vaccine just circumvents all that.”

    Kosten asked the Food and Drug Administration in December to green-light a multi-institutional trial to begin in the spring and is awaiting a response.

    Approval would mark a breakthrough in the treatment of cocaine addiction, which now mostly involves psychiatric counseling and 12-step programs. It presumably would be the final clinical hurdle before the vaccine — more than a decade in the making — might be approved for treatment. But one expert warns against expecting too much.

    “Addiction vaccines are a promising advance, but it’s unlikely any treatment in this field will work for everyone,” said Dr. David Gorelick, a senior investigator at the National Institute on Drug Abuse. “Still, if they prove successful, they will give those working in drug addiction an important option.”

  4. Pia says:

    I found these opinions so interesting because I bought an awesome 5800 square foot home with an additional 3400 square feet of roughed in basement on a tranquil 7.5 acres. The house is beautifully appointed with marble floors, hand carved wood, cathedral ceilings, etc. In the time I have lived here it seems so excessive for my small family of 4 and I have often thought that it would be of better use to serve a greater number of people. If you do have investors who are interested in adding this beautiful property to their portfolio, I would be willing to part with my piece of paradise under a million. Please contact me if you have interested parties. Thank you.

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