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Steps in Alcohol Rehab at One40


One40 know that if left untreated, a chronic disease such as alcoholism can have very serious, damaging, and even life-threatening consequences. While drinking alcohol may seem like a harmless habit, if used to a dependent level and as a form of self medication, it can easily escalate into a hard-to-control condition as your body develops a high tolerance for the substance over time; this is referred to as physical and emotional dependency. The implications of alcohol abuse are widespread and alcohol poisoning can lead to many serious health conditions such as heart and liver disease, or even cancer.

Fortunately, addiction treatment models such as the One40 A.C.T model exist to treat alcohol addiction and offer recovery solutions, even for those who have developed a very strong dependence on alcohol.

Our One40 alcohol rehab programs are designed specifically to each individual and can be done in the many different environments and settings at One40. Integral to any alcohol rehabilitation program are these steps and elements.

  1. Initial Assessment – All alcohol rehab programs require a thorough clinical assessment so as to determine which approach will best fit your condition. This initial assessment will also allow your doctor/counsellor/specialist to develop and devise the proper treatment plan for your specific situation. During this assessment, you will be asked general questions about:

·         The amount of alcohol you take in a day/week

·         How long you have been drinking for

·         Cultural/lifestyle influence around your alcohol use

·         The effects alcohol has or has had on your life

·         Your medical history and current medical needs

·         The medications you are taking

·         Any mental health and/or behavioural issues

·         Your family  and social situation, issues, and needs

·         Legal issues

·         Financial issues

·         Your educational background/needs

·         Your current living situation and home environment

·         Your employment history, problems, stability, and needs

·         And your previous experience with attempts to quit alcohol use or to do alcohol rehab

  1. Planning (development of a treatment plan) – Following your assessment and/or your detox program (when needed), you will often be assigned a case manager or a counsellor, who will help work out a detailed and tailored A.C.T treatment plan, which identifies your problems, goals, as well as all the specifics on your rehabilitation. This plan will then be carried out with the help of a team of trained individuals that includes your counsellor and the One40 multi-disciplinary team; support workers, nurses, psychologists and other medical professionals.
  2. Group and Individual Counselling – An integral part of all our alcohol rehab treatment, counselling provides you with a complete toolset to help you accomplish the goals set in your plan. This includes ways to overcome fear, trauma, shame and possibly denial and helps you recognize your problem. Motivation to solve those problems and make behavioural changes, and other means to help address other mental health and behavioural issues like anxiety disorders and depression. Counselling also allows re-establishment of connections and relationships with family and friends, as well as building of new friendships and creation of a sustainable, recovery lifestyle.
  3. Individual Assignments – These are specialized assignments such as materials to read, watch, or listen to, which help in behavioural therapy.
  4. Education about substance abuse and alcoholism – To help you overcome what you have, you need to understand what alcoholism is all about and how it is affecting your life and the lives of those around you. This is why education is also a huge part of any alcohol rehabilitation program, such as those offered at One40.
  5. Life Skills Training – To help you on the road to full recovery, life skills training are also in order, providing you with much needed training in important areas like stress and anger management, goal setting, employment skills, leisure time management, social and communication skills, as well as financial management.