Alcohol rehab is something you have probably heard of before. However, do you know what it is? Furthermore, do you know how it can help someone with an alcohol addiction? We will endeavour to answer those questions as well as point you in the direction of getting help if you need it.
To begin with, alcohol rehab is necessary because alcohol abuse and addiction is a big problem in the UK. Over 5% of the total adult population is said to be struggling with some sort of alcohol issue, be it abuse or dependency; without professional help, many of these people will never break free.
Alcohol Rehabs assists addicts and their families in finding the professional help they need to break the addiction cycle. That help comes by way of counselling services, outpatient programs, detox, and rehab.
In a general sense, rehabilitation of any kind is intended to assist the individual in changing his or her life by changing their thinking. Alcohol rehab is no different. However, why does the alcoholic’s thinking need to be changed? Because alcohol addiction is as much mental and emotional as it is physical.
The process of rehab brings the alcoholic to the place where he or she is ready to deal with their emotional and mental dependency. Then it goes one step further. It seeks to identify various triggers that encourage the individual to start consuming alcohol. Examples of triggers can include:
When those triggers are identified, the alcoholic can then learn strategies to cope with them. These strategies all involve finding new ways to handle stress and temptation without consuming alcohol. As part of the strategy building process, most of the rehab clinics we work with take advantage of both group and one-on-one counselling.
The physical dependence on alcohol can be broken relatively quickly through a one-week detox program. For most alcoholics, the mental and emotional addiction is far more severe. It is also far more difficult to break. That’s where rehab can help.
Where detox seeks to separate the alcoholic from the physical substance, rehab is intended to isolate the alcoholic from those circumstances that enable his or her continued drinking. Once separated from those circumstances, they can begin to see life a little more clearly. By the time a residential program is complete, the alcoholic has hopefully come to terms with reality.
The other thing rehab does effectively is expose the alcoholic to the fact that life can be very productive and enjoyable even without the consumption of alcohol. This may sound obvious to you, but most alcoholics do not believe it is true while they are in the throes of their addiction. Using rehab to teach them there is life outside of alcohol is an important part of long-term sobriety.
If you or someone you love is currently suffering from alcohol addiction, a residential rehab program is one of the best options for breaking free. Alcohol Rehabs can hook you up with a facility and program right for your circumstances. We have contact with private clinics all over the UK.
Please do not wait another day to get the process started. Every day you wait, you are allowing alcohol addiction to control and ruin lives. Is that what you truly want?
The road to recovery starts right now. Pick up the phone, send us an e-mail, or use our online contact form.