Alcohol rehabs are programs designed to help alcoholics fight the need and urge to consume alcohol. People who enter the these facilities have a minimal contact with the outside world or anything that would serve as a trigger to start drinking again.
More often than not, an alcoholic is sent to a rehabilitation programme by concerned family or friends. This is due to the fact that most alcoholics don’t want to admit or accept that they need help with their alcohol abuse issues. Some admissions are preempted by an “intervention” process where the family confront an alcohol abuser in a constructive but assertive process before their lives spiral any further out of control.
At the treatment centre, individuals meet with an addictions counsellor or a specialist psychologist who will simply make an unbiased assessment based on feedback from the family and directly from the patient.
There are many mitigating factors and treatments that are available to individuals that fit different alcoholic profiles. The recommendations would include a holistic viewpoint with the intent of enabling the person to achieve the behaviour modifications that would allow the patient to reestablish a balanced lifestyle.
Alcohol Recovery Centres
The facility in which patients are admitted is effectively a “clean home” or a sanctuary from where they are able to learn new routines and establish a base from which to deal with the rest of their lives in sobriety.
The aim of the rehab home is to first and foremost inform the patients entering into the Programme exactly what is it to be an alcoholic and dispel any preconceived ideas of what the term “alcoholic” actually means and establish if the definition is applicable to their drinking habit or not.
Confirmed alcoholics that need the help then accept that the definition is applicable to them and is consistent with their drinking patterns and embark on a process of detoxification, documentation and treatment to identify the psychological triggers causing the dilemmas and relapse behaviours.
Acceptance the first step on the road to successful treatment and recovery. The recovering alcoholic ultimately is given a break from their life and the moral support to make a conscious decision stop drinking and start finding new channels that will enable their recovery. Alcohol rehabilitation centres equip alcoholics with the fortitude and psychological tools to overcome their addiction.
The longer they stay in treatment the more tools and experience they gain in recovery and the better the patients’ probability is of remaining sober when they leave the centre.
The recovering alcoholics will usually stay at the clinic for a period of time; each case is a unique situation. It is here that all recovering addicts will share their stories with each other and learn to live a life without alcohol.
Although these facilities will provide the recovering alcohols with physiologists and all the necessary programs to assist them in overcoming their reliance on alcohol, it is only the recovering alcoholic him/herself that can truly assist him/herself.