Category: Alcohol Rehab

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How Do You Choose A Rehab or Treatment Center?

With quite literally thousands of rehabs to choose from, deciding which one to choose can be quite a daunting process. The majority of rehabs in the US will offer quite similar addiction treatment programs, the majority of which will be rooted in the 12 Step program of Alcoholics Anonymous. Some people will want to go […]

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What is an Alcohol and Drug Rehab ?

Many people have heard the phrase ” going into rehab”  or simply the phrase ‘rehab’ itself, but are unclear about what it means or what is really involved with it. A rehab is essentially a clinical institution, in the same way that a hospital is a clinical institution, but one that deals purely with different […]

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How Good Are Non 12 Step Rehabs ?

Very few treatment centers will actually declare themselves as non-12-step based, but many will offer alternative programs that are designed to help people deal with alcoholism and addiction, but which use no part of a 12 step program in their recovery. Sometimes this is because these rehabs believe the 12 step model is in some […]

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What Staff Does a Rehab Have ?

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 […]

What Programs does a Drug and Alcohol Rehab offer?

What Programs does a Drug and Alcohol Rehab offer?

Traditionally, a rehab program or treatment center would help treat people through two specific routes.The first would be a medical detox if needed, followed by a fairly intensive therapeutic process based around the first five steps of the twelve step program of Alcoholics Anonymous. This would mainly be done in a mix of group discussion, […]

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Alcohol and Drugs Rehab Drugs List

Most rehabs will offer to treat addiction to alcohol and a wide range of drugs, as well as possibly other addictions. The website of the rehab should list the names of the drugs that it offers treatment for the addiction to. It is likely that the recovery process in the rehab will focus on the […]

Addictions Treated in Alcohol and Drug Rehab

Addictions Treated in Alcohol and Drug Rehab

Rehabs are probably best know for dealing with two types of addiction, people who are addicted to alcohol, alcoholics, and people who are addicted to drugs, either prescribed or not. People who are addicted to both alcohol and drugs are commonly referred to as dual addicted. Some rehabs have broadened their scope of what they […]

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Alcohol and Drug Rehab Accreditation and Licensing

Most rehabs recommend, and most people follow, that anyone entering rehab goes to one that is a significant distance away from where they live, either in another state or in another country. The logic behind this is that rehab is something of a bubble for a period of time, and it is better for the […]

What are Rehab facilities?

What are Rehab facilities?

People who ask or talk about rehab facilities often do so with a understandable but misguided idea that rehab is are a mix between an upmarket hotel and a country club, a sort of retreat with varying degrees of comfort or opportunities. The reality is that rehabs differ widely in terms of the facilities that […]

ALCOHOLIC TREATMENT

ALCOHOLIC TREATMENT

The nature of alcoholic treatment can be detailed in certain ways, but should always be fully understood that there are a number of variables that determine whether any form of addiction treatment programs will actually work or not. Probably the most proven method of treatment for an alcoholic is effected through the  organisation Alcoholics Anonymous,  […]

RECOVERY ALCOHOLISM

RECOVERY ALCOHOLISM

Recovery from alcoholism can in some ways be as difficult to understand at the nature of alcoholism itself when someone is drinking as a full-blown alcoholic. This in part is because recovery from alcoholism for most people is not simply about stopping drinking. Stopping drinking is an essential and crucial part of the process, but […]

ALCOHOL ABUSE TREATMENT

ALCOHOL ABUSE TREATMENT

Alcohol abuse is a term that is often used amongst many others, such as alcohol dependency, when people are in some senses either trying to avoid using the word alcoholism,  or when people are quite significantly opposed to the idea of alcoholism being a progressive illness. In some ways, the terminology itself does not really […]

ALCOHOL REHAB ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS

ALCOHOL REHAB ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS

An alcohol rehab, which can also be referred to as a treatment center, is possibly thought of as a more traditional type of rehab, as when rehabs and treatment centers began to emerge as a way of treating alcoholics, they tended to deal with  alcohol only, and as such are often referred to as alcohol […]

What is a Rehab Dual Diagnosis

What is a Rehab Dual Diagnosis

Anyone entering a rehab or a treatment center is likely to come across the term dual diagnosis, as well as a lot of other jargon or terms that are fairly unique or specific to the whole world of 12-step recovery. Perhaps the term jargon is a bit unfair, but there are certainly a wide range […]

Rehab and Treatment

Rehab and Treatment

There tends to be a belief that anyone who needs a type of treatment for alcoholism or any other type of addiction needs to enter a residential rehab in order to get better and get the help they need to either stop drinking or using the substance that is causing them so much grief. It […]

REHAB and 12 STEP WORK

REHAB and 12 STEP WORK

Anyone who enters a rehab is unlikely to very quickly become familiar with the term 12-step work, and the idea of concept of a 12 step program as practice and experienced by members of Alcoholics Anonymous and other tall step organisations. The phrase 12 step work has a slightly different meaning in organisations such as […]

ALCOHOL TREATMENT

ALCOHOL TREATMENT

Alcohol treatment will be a process designed for anyone who recognises or comes to recognise that they have a problem with alcohol, and are often referred to as alcoholics or people who have alcohol addiction problems. The nature of alcoholism and alcohol addiction can sometimes be endlessly debated, but in reality the basis for acknowledging […]

ALCOHOL RECOVERY

ALCOHOL RECOVERY

It is sometimes surprising to people that the word alcohol only appears once in the 12 step program of Alcoholics Anonymous, given that this program is regarded as the main recovery tool in the field of alcoholism and addiction work. It is something of a paradox, that it is a realisation of powerlessness and alcohol […]

ALCOHOLISM TREATMENT PROGRAMS

ALCOHOLISM TREATMENT PROGRAMS

Alcoholism treatment programs are normally part of a rehab’s addiction recovery process, and will normally be made very broad sense therapeutic in nature, and are likely to in some measure be based on the 12 step program of Alcoholics Anonymous. Treatment programs in a rehab can vary widely as to what they do and do […]

REHAB ADDICTION

REHAB ADDICTION

Anyone entering a rehab is likely to do so because there is a recognition at some level of a problem or addiction with alcohol or drugs or some other type of substance. It is quite possible that this addiction or alcoholism has been recognised by someone other than the person who has got the problem […]