Rehab Staff

A rehab or treatment center should employ a wide range of different health care professionals, who have extensive clinical experience in dealing with alcoholism and addiction.

If the rehab is basing some of its therapeutic treatments on the twelve step progarm of Alcoholics Anonymous, then it is usually helpful if some of the staff are in recovery themselves, often having been in rehab themselves at some point.

This assessment of clinical staffing levels should relate to number of staff, different disciplines, qualifications and experience.

This information should be available on the rehab’s website, along with inforemation about availability of medical staff (should be 24/7) and regularity of therapy / conselling sessions etc.

Below is a list of the main types of clinical and therapeutic staff normally employed in a rehab. In addition a rehab should employ a number of well trained admin staff who can help the client through the often complicated admissions and insurance verification process.

Medical Doctor

Nurses

Psychiatrist

Psychologist

Therapists / Counsellors

Yoga Teachers

Chi Kung / Tai Chi Teachers

Reflexology Practitioners

Acupuncture Practitioners

Art Therapy Practitioners

Meditation / Mindfulness Practitioners

Dietitions

Nutritionists

Shiatsu Practitioners

Social Worker

Transitional Living Worker

Spiritual Guides

Fitness Instructors

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