Addiction affects both our physical and mental health. Alcohol has the ability to render you completely obsolete if you become prey to its addiction. In such a case, you must go into rehabilitation to get out of this highly destructive habit. Let’s have a look at what alcohol addiction rehab looks like.
1. In-Patient Rehab
Most of the rehab facilities are in-patient. You have to be admitted in a hospital or a residential rehab facility for a specific period of time. It could be 15 days, a month or even a couple of months based on the prescription from your primary consultant.
You have to spend 24 hours in the facility and participate in all activities they ask you to. These activities are designed to keep you occupied enough to not think about alcohol.
2. Out-Patient- Rehab
Some of the rehab facilities allow patients to leave at night. This is for cases where people have children or elderly to look after and no one would be able to take care of them at night.
The patient doesn’t go back to his daily life in this type of rehab. They merely spend the whole day in rehab and just get back home to sleep.
3. Open Door Policy
When people of think of rehab, they generally visualize a jail that they can’t escape. However, that is not the reality. Most rehab centres keep the doors unlocked. Patients are required to stay willingly. They can leave any time they want. No one would compel them to stay. The choice has to be their own.
All rehabs have a strict routine that patients have to follow. It begins with a healthy breakfast leading to several activities and therapy sessions during the day. All these leave no room for alcohol craving to make its way in the patients’ minds.
Many rehab centres offer detoxification for patients who show up with severe physical symptoms such as shaking, convulsion, hallucinations etc. Before they put the patients in routine, they allow them time to survive without alcohol and remain healthy at the same time.
Finally, therapy sessions are a major part of all rehab centres.
They offer one to one therapy with the consultants so both the patient and doctor can be aware of the progress. Group therapy sessions are also arranged so everyone can learn to understand each other’s perspectives about alcohol and how to abstain from it.
Family therapy sessions are arranged to ensure that the patients don’t have a hard time returning to their families after rehab.
Rehabilitation is never the first choice in alcohol treatment but it is definitely a must if you care about your loved ones. Share your experiences with us and let us know how we can help you! We have to work hand in hand for a better tomorrow.