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What is a Christian Rehab ?

Anyone looking for a Christian rehab will generally be doing so for one of two reasons. The first reason is that they want a rehab that is purely faith-based or Bible based, the second reason is that they want a more traditional rehab, but one that is focused on spirituality and/or a Christian based approach […]

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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 […]

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 […]

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What is Emotional Sobriety ?

Emotional Sobriety is the title of an article written in the journal of Alcoholics Anonymous, known as the AA Grapevine, by one of its co-founders Bill W. In the article, he writes at length about the need to address many of the underlying emotional drives that fuelled his alcoholism, and implied that this was in […]

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What is Alcoholics Anonymous ?

Many people will have heard of AA, and will associate it with people being able to stop drinking. Some of the most common questions people have about AA include :  – How do you define an alcoholic ?  – Is AA religious ?  – What are the 12 Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous ?  – What […]

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What is Alcoholism as an Illness ?

Many people use of the terms alcohol, alcoholic and alcoholism almost interchangeably, and there is often a lot of confusion as to what these terms actually mean, and how they relate to each other. In the context of a rehab/treatment center it is really important to understand at some level what these terms mean in […]

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Alcohol Withdrawal Symptoms and Treatment

The issue of alcohol withdrawal, historically often referred to as dt’s, is a far more serious problem than the term dt’s often implies, and is an issue that needs to be understood and dealt with and managed safely when anyone is stopping drinking. The issue of alcohol withdrawal will normally always refer to someone who […]

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How to Treat Addiction

Many people use the word addiction almost quite loosly in a way to refer to people’s liking or obsession for virtually any substance, activity or behaviour. In normal everyday life the term addiction is often used jokingly, saying that someone is addicted to x, y or z, and it’s not really that much of a […]

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 […]

What is a dual diagnosis?

What is a dual diagnosis?

Dual diagnosis is a term that specifically refers to people who would consider themselves both alcoholics and drug addicts, or people who have had problems with both alcohol and drugs. The term arose mainly in rehabs and treatment centers, and it is important to understand this context. Initially treatment centers and rehabs treated people who […]

What are alcoholism symptoms?

What are alcoholism symptoms?

People often ask what alcoholism symptoms, often at a way of trying to create a checklist of what constitutes an alcoholic, on the basis that a diagnosis will help confirm  the illness in someone and lead to a recovery. This approach has been fuelled in many ways by the acceptance in medical circles that alcoholism […]

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What is Chemical Dependency ?

Chemical dependency is a term that has come to be used with reference to almost any type of substance abuse or addiction to alcohol/drugs etc. The original sense of addiction in the context of a 12-step recovery was an addiction to alcohol, normally referred to as alcoholism. As an understanding that alcoholism was an illness […]

ALCOHOL WITHDRAWAL ADDICTION

ALCOHOL WITHDRAWAL ADDICTION

Anyone entering a rehab for a problem with alcohol, commonly referred to as alcoholism or alcohol addiction would be well advised to be aware of the potential effects of alcohol withdrawal, sometimes referred to as a detox, historically referred to as the DT’s. The effects of withdrawal from alcohol addiction or alcoholism can be severe […]

12 STEPS TREATMENT

12 STEPS TREATMENT

The 12 steps treatment program of Alcoholics Anonymous has become widely regarded as a yardstick for recovery from alcoholism, whether it be practised within the organisation of Alcoholics Anonymous, or in a rehab or treatment center. The phrase 12 steps has become widely used, and often misinterpreted in terms of what they really mean. This […]