Here at Rehab Helper we advise alcoholics, alcohol abusers and their families to find effective alcohol treatment. There are an ever-increasing number of options offering rehab for alcoholics, but identifying the most effective alcohol rehab treatment centre for the individual concerned is the challenge. That’s why it pays to speak to us. As alcohol rehabilitation experts in constant contact with a wide array of the best alcohol treatment centres across the country -and further afield - we’ll give you careful, considered advice on where to get help. For alcoholics to stand the best chance of successful treatment, don’t leave it to chance. Call us now.
Alcohol rehabilitation can be a lengthy and extremely difficult process, but while it’s important to be prepared for the challenge of giving up drinking for good, seeking alcoholism treatment shouldn’t be delayed just through fear of the rehab process. Alcoholism’s destructive effect on family, finances, career and life itself is too strong to be ignored through fear of failure.
You’ll probably know that the first step on the road to complete alcohol rehabilitation is detoxification - clearing the system of alcohol. Treatment can’t take place while drink is still active in the system, and since the physical symptoms of alcohol withdrawal can range from relatively manageable to life-threatening - depending on the individual - a safe and controlled environment is vital. This first step in rehab for alcoholics will usually be supported by qualified medical personnel in a suitably equipped alcohol treatment facility, and will often require approved drug treatment to manage the aftermath of alcohol withdrawal. So it’s worth spending the time finding the best alcohol treatment centre you can, with a proven track record in successful treatment for alcoholism. Bear in mind though that rehabilitation’s effectiveness can be as much about the individual as the treatment.
When we arrange rehab for alcoholics we take into account their personal and professional circumstances, their family responsibilities and their own fears and concerns regarding their abuse of alcohol. Those considerations are then balanced against the available alcohol rehabilitation options. In many cases a residential centre specialising purely in rehab for alcoholics will be the recommended solution, and ideally one which is accessible for family, because support for alcoholics from their nearest and dearest can be an invaluable source of mental and emotional strength. Of course residential alcoholism support isn’t always a practical option, particularly in those instances where the alcoholic is solely responsible for children.
But whether inpatient alcoholism treatment or community-based treatment proves to be the right option for you and your needs, the following are the sorts of rehab treatments we’ll be discussing for post-detoxification.
Individual alcoholism therapy
For all that alcoholism is now medically recognised as a disease, effective alcohol rehabilitation acknowledges the role that the recovering alcoholic’s mental and emotional state have in staying away from the temptations of drink. What’s more, the best alcohol treatment gets to the root of the stresses and problems which may have led to increased alcohol consumption in the first place, turning use to abuse. That’s where one-to-one therapy is so useful. It’s a safe and confidential environment to explore the causes of alcoholism for that single person, to identify, teach and implement coping mechanisms to deal with them. It will shore up the alcoholic’s confidence in their own strength to resist a return to drinking and in their own ability to negotiate the daily concerns that might lead to that temptation.
Group alcohol therapy
One of the AA’s approaches to dealing with the ongoing support alcoholics need to stay sober is the group therapy session. Now depending on the alcohol treatment centre, group therapy may be guided by a professional therapist or by a recovered alcoholic. In either case, the thinking behind this form of continuing treatment is the same: that alcoholics will find comfort, reassurance and strength in the company of people who are going through the same experience as them. This sort of group support demonstrates that they’re not alone, they’re not some terrible example of a human being - they’re affected by a disease that affects innumerable other people across the world. Group therapy treatment provides a non-judgemental outlet for sufferers’ fears and frustrations, can offer a buddy system, and is an important tool in long-term treatment for alcoholism.
Activities and life skills
For the single alcoholic, or for those who’ve had their lifestyle severely damaged by their addiction, organised recreational activities can be an invaluable way of feeling part of society, finding new interests, distracting themselves from the temptations of alcohol, and building a bigger support network. Some alcohol rehab treatments also involve life skills, to help people get their lives back in order, from managing finances to managing relationships with people affected by their alcoholism.
If you, or someone you know, is affected by alcoholism, or for that matter drug abuse or substance abuse, don’t wait for the problem to resolve itself, contact us now for immediate advice, help and treatment.