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Alcohol Rehab UK

Alcohol rehabilitation is the psychotherapeutic and/or medical process used in treating dependency and abuse of alcohol. Its end goal is to save the patient from the consequences of alcohol addiction financially, physically, socially, legally, and psychologically. There are various methods used in alcohol rehabilitation, including counselling, medication (to treat depression and related disorders), and specialized treatment options such as meditation.

What to Expect

Overcoming alcohol addiction can be difficult, so rehabilitation under the supervision of a qualified professional or treatment centre is necessary. Recovering from alcohol dependency or addiction is a gradual process. Denial is the biggest obstacle in the early stages; patients often make excuses and refuse to admit that they have a drinking problem. For the program to work, the patient must ideally be ready and willing to stop drinking and get help, or at least be open to intervention.

There are different alcohol rehabilitation programs. In choosing one what’s best, you must determine your needs and be honest about your circumstances. Generally, the length and intensity of the treatment will depend on how long and often you have been drinking. Regardless of the length of treatment, long-term follow-up and support must be considered afterward for long-term and continuous recovery. A good treatment program does not only address the drinking problem, but also the other issues and emotional pain that may have contributed to it.

The Most Common Alcohol Treatment Programs

  • Residential or In-patient treatment. This is where you get to stay in a treatmentfacility while undergoing rehab. This type of program could take anywhere from 30 to 90 days.
  • Outpatient treatment. Though you're not required to stay 24/7 in a treatment facility, you need to be committed to coming back to the treatment centre at least three days a week for two to four hours. Often, the main focus of this type of treatment is to prevent relapse.
  • Partial hospitalization. If you're undergoing medical monitoring but are living in a stable environment, then this might be for you. You just need to go to the hospital for three to five times a week, four to six hours a day.
  • Brief intervention. This is recommended only during the early stages of alcohol dependency or if you have a high risk of alcohol abuse. This type of program only works when the problem is not yet serious. You need to visit healthcare professionals for strategies on cutting back and understanding the harmful effects of alcoholism.
  • Sober living. This is often provided after residential treatment. You will get to live with recovering alcoholics in a supportive and alcohol-free place. This is highly recommended if you think that going home might cause you to relapse, or you simply have nowhere else to go.
  • Counselling. This could mean family, group, or individual counselling. It works best when performed with other types of treatment or as a follow-up program. This helps you identify the causes of your drinking, repair damaged relationships, and teach you better and healthier skills for coping with your problems.

Choosing a Rehab Program

When selecting an alcohol treatment program, you should consider the following factors:

  1. The environment. Look for tranquil settings, away from pubs and places where one can easily buy alcohol. The treatment centre must provide good in-patient facilities.
  2. License and accreditation. The treatment program must be accredited, and the addiction specialists and medical professionals must be well-trained and licensed locally.
  3. Effectiveness. Do your research on success rates and read reviews about the treatment centre.
  4. Aftercare services. A good treatment centre will have a well-managed aftercare program. If the centre you are interested in going to does not provide aftercare services, it should at least be able to make referrals to other services or support groups. The centre must also provide you with an appropriate discharge plan before you leave the program.