Rehabs offer a range of very valuable services that help those suffering from addiction to heal. This includes not just the physical healing of the body but also regaining dignity and freeing yourself from the need to drink. Rehab helps people in a number of ways, the first of which is through detoxifying their bodies. This is a medical process that needs to be overseen by a doctor and is important to rid the body of the toxins in alcohol.
It is not an easy process though and the symptoms include shaking, nausea and vomiting, hallucinations and fever amongst others. As the body struggles with righting itself and freeing itself from addiction, the person suffering from withdrawal may feel pain, may be suicidal or may even want to stop the process. However with the support of the staff at a treatment centre anyone can overcome this. Their special training gives them the tools to keep you alive and to keep you going while you struggle with the process.
Once the detox process is done, the next step is therapy and this is something that can be done in a group or on a one-to-one basis, though usually both are employed. This is run by licensed and skilled therapist who encourage people to talk and to heal. The ability to relate to another’s story, or empathy, allows those with addictions to heal faster, since they know that there is nothing wrong with them and that other people experience what they have too.
When all of these processes are completed, the rehab centre also needs to provide a form of aftercare. This allows those who have beaten addiction to come back when they need to for help, or to talk through their cravings. This is a lifetime’s worth of support, which is exactly what a person needs. They will not be able to stay on the clean path unless they have support and that includes not just that of the rehab, but of their families and of their friends too. They also need to support themselves and believe in their own power to heal and to maintain their sobriety.