Alcohol Rehabs (often drug Rehabilitation or just Rehab) is an umbrella term for the processes of medical and/or psychotherapeutic treatment, for dependency on psychoactive substances such as alcohol. The general Alcohol Rehab or any other drug help service is to enable the patient to be substance free, in order to avoid the psychological, legal, financial, social, and physical consequences that can be caused, especially by extreme abuse.
If you need help with alcohol abuse you can apply for FREE to one of our Teen Challenge Centers today. You will need to complete an online application form to get help. One of our Support Workers or Centre Manager will then contact you to arrange an interview.
Two-fold nature for Rehabs
Alcohol Rehabs tends to address a stated twofold nature of drug dependency: physical and psychological dependency. Physical dependency involves a detoxification process to cope with withdrawal symptoms from regular use. With regular use of alcohol, the brain gradually adapts to its presence so the desired effect is minimal. Apparently normal functioning of the user may be observed, despite being under the influence. This is how physical tolerance develops to any drug such as Marijuana, heroin, amphetamines, cocaine, nicotine not just alcohol. It also explains why more is needed to get the same effect with regular use. The abrupt cessation of taking a alcohol or a drug can lead to withdrawal symptoms where the body may take weeks or months (depending on alcohol or what type drug involved) to return to normal. Alcohol Rehabs is usually very important in becoming clean.
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Psychological dependency is addressed in many Alcohol Rehabs programmes by attempting to teach the patient new methods of interacting in an alcohol and drug-free environment. In particular, patients are generally encouraged or required not to associate with friends who still use the addictive substance. Twelve-step programs encourage addicts not only to stop using alcohol or other drugs, but to examine and change habits related to their addictions. Many programmes emphasize recovery is a permanent process without culmination. For legal drugs such as alcohol, complete abstention—rather than attempts at moderation, which may lead to relapse—is also emphasized (“One drink is too many; one hundred drinks is not enough.”) Whether moderation is achievable by those with a history of abuse remains a controversial point but is generally considered unsustainable.
Types of treatments in rehabs
Various types of programmes offer help in alcohol Rehabs, including: residential treatment (in-patient), out-patient, local support groups, extended care centers, and sober houses. Newer Rehabs centers offer age and gender specific programmes.
Teen Challenge offers Wilkerson House Rehabs Center in London for men only and Hope House Rehabs Center in Wales is for women. Both are residential and the programme term is 12 months. The programme is FREE to enter, for more information you will need to complete an online application form.
Counseling in Rehabs
Traditional alcohol addiction treatment is based primarily on counseling. However, recent discoveries have shown those suffering from addiction often have chemical imbalances that make the recovery process more difficult. Often, these imbalances may be corrected through improved diet, nutritional supplements and leading a healthy lifestyle. Some of the more innovative centers are now offering a “Biochemical Restoration” process to supplement the counseling’s portion of treatment.