Alcohol rehab saves lives but the environment and facilities of the alcohol rehab centre need to be right for you. Below, we explain the most important considerations you should know when selecting an alcohol rehab centre. This will arm you in seeking out effective treatment for your needs.
Full Residential Alcohol Rehab Centre
Choose full residential alcohol rehab over a ‘quasi-residential’ rehab. Quasi-residential rehab is where you undergo treatment in one building during the day, but you are transferred to a ‘sober living house’ during the night time. Full residential alcohol rehab is where the treatment centre and living accommodation are the same.
Full residential alcohol rehab offers all-inclusive treatment in one large building. You will benefit from a far superior standard of care. Due to this higher standard of care, relapse is all-but impossible. You will receive freshly prepared meals on-site, have your own en-suite bedroom and receive 24/7 medical care. You will also receive medication administered from a professional clinical team.
Alcohol rehab centres can offer a 12-step approach but also a psychiatric approach. 12-step recovery programmes date back to the 1930s. Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA) pose base their offerings on the 12-step model. The 12-step programme, like AA or NA provide, is a framework of stages tackling issues such as acknowledging the alcohol addiction, accepting the consequences of the alcohol addiction, ways to fix some of the damage done and encouraging the building of a support network.
Ocean Recovery Centre offer holistic therapies as part of the alcohol rehab programme. An upwards trend in healthcare over the couple of decades has been the introduction and use of holistic treatments. Alcohol addiction treatment is no exception. Holistic therapies, such as meditation, yoga, acupuncture and massage are used in conjunction with more traditional alcohol addiction treatment therapies such as individual counselling and behavioral therapies.
Holistic addiction treatments, when used in alcohol rehab, deal with several issues that are considered to contribute to alcohol addiction. These include:
- Physical symptoms of addiction
- Physical symptoms of withdrawal
- Emotional imbalance (which can often lead to alcohol or other substance abuse)
- Unhealthy diet (that can result in a neuro chemical imbalance)
- Environmental toxins or contaminants (that can lead to a need for the alcohol)
- Sometimes, these therapies may include investigating an energetic imbalance (which can be treated through body-energy manipulation like Reiki)