About Alcohol Rehabilitation
In-patient alcohol rehabilitation is generally accepted to be the most effective treatment to overcome addictions and dependency. A residential alcohol rehab clinic can offer you everything you need to get your life back on track, including detox, therapy, life skills, accommodation, catering and complementary therapies. Rehab clinics offer a variety of treatment programmes that can be individually tailored to ensure you get the best possible treatment for your personal circumstances. Steps2Rehab will help you to find the right treatment centre to suit you.
Why choose an in-patient Alcohol Rehabilitation Centre?
Medical, psychological and social aspects of recovery are considered in great detail at residential treatment centres. Every aspect of the programmes, facilities, environment and support on offer are centred around allowing you the time to recover in a safe, confidential and appropriate environment. Experienced and qualified staff are usually on hand 24 hours a day, providing you with constant support as you progress through your programme and develop the life strategies that will enable you to cope with the changes you are likely to experience after your rehab programme. The support and safe environment provided at alcohol rehab treatment centres has been designed for optimum results and is an essential part of your long-term recovery.
The advantages over out-patient programmes and periodic counselling are that you are in a sober environment with other patients like you; you are well away from the home temptations and the lifestyle that is exacerbating your problems and triggering your drinking. You will be given the tools to deal with life back at home during your alcohol treatment programme.
How will Rehabilitation help?
Concerns about daily living, such as cooking and time keeping are alleviated by a structured treatment programme, allowing you to make the best of everything that the alcohol rehabilitation has to offer. Adopting a collective approach to get you well, in-patient rehab has the added benefit of ‘in house’ multiple support groups. Staff and peers are able to offer you a multifaceted support structure, permitting in depth consideration of your problems, using a wide spectrum of resources to help you overcome your alcohol or drug illness. Through this process you can learn strategies to help you live successfully in recovery when you finish your stay. The benefits of having alcohol abuse professionals and peers who really understand what you are going through is key to the success of in-patient alcohol rehabilitation clinics.
Alcohol Rehabilitation - A problem shared
Collective goals, mutual experiences and someone to share your experiences with are considered to be fundamental for long-term recovery. These are things that out-patient treatment, day-care and counselling, no matter how intense, cannot achieve. Addressing your individual problems and replacing them with a motivational and outward looking environment is the main aim of an in-patient alcohol rehab, and one that really makes residential rehab the only valid option if you want to start your life of recovery with the best possible chance of staying well in the long term.
How long do I need to be there to achieve the best results?
Success, in terms of long-term abstinence, is usually linked to the duration of treatment. We advise a minimum of 4 weeks and ideally 6 weeks. Relapse rates soar for treatments of less than 4 weeks. For those under 25 we would tend to recommend at least 6 weeks, and ideally 12 weeks, although it depends on so many other factors that it is best for the clinic to advise you on how long you will need and this could change as you go through the programme.
Detox alone is unlikely to result in long-term recovery. This is because important psychological work must be completed to help the individual understand their addiction and to develop strategies to avoid future relapse. Whilst detox is vital for many individuals, it is not always a necessary step in order to maintain a long-term recovery. Whilst we do not recommend a ‘home’ detox, if you are able to go 4-5 days without withdrawal symptoms, then it could be that you could detox prior to admission although we only recommend that this is done under the supervision of your GP and with daily checks from the community nurse. If this level of supervision is not possible, the alcohol detox is too dangerous to undertake outside of an alcohol rehab clinic.
Combined drug and alcohol rehabilitation
Many addicts are using a cocktail of drug and alcohol. It is vital in these circumstances that you read the drug rehabilitation pages along with this page.
In-patient rehab is the crucial element in the overall treatment process. For more information, call the numbers below or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org