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Alcohol Rehab Guide

What are the Different Types of Alcohol Rehab?

There are two kinds of alcohol rehab treatment programs in Canada: inpatient and outpatient. Both inpatient and outpatient offer addiction treatment programs such as alcohol detox, counselling and aftercare services. An inpatient alcohol rehab is a residential treatment facility where someone receives 24 hour care and a number of other programs designed to enhance the health and wellness (exercise, nutritional guidance, education programs, career counselling etc.) of the individual client. An outpatient alcohol rehab has clients attending treatment during the day and returns home in the evening. Each alcohol rehab program caters to the needs and lifestyle of the individual and the severity of their alcohol addiction.

Residential alcohol rehab - who should attend?

  • Individuals who are easily distracted by their home environment and want to leave these sorts of distractions and temptations primarily focus on their addiction recovery.
  • Those that have severe alcohol addiction and withdrawal symptoms and need 24 hour medical supervision or psychiatric care.
  • Those who would like to have additional holistic treatment methods like yoga, meditation, acupuncture, etc.

Outpatient alcohol rehab - who should consider?

  • The head of household or someone that has to work or must attend school.
  • A good choice for those who do not have a life threatening form of alcohol addiction.
  • Those that attend outpatient during the day and go home to a sober living environment in the evening.

What Happens During Alcohol Rehab?

Alcohol rehab programs are different according to its treatment philosophy. The majority of them have three main elements: detox, counselling and aftercare services. Each of these components addresses a different part of the alcohol recovery process. This helps the client heal and prepare for a new healthy, sober life following alcohol addiction treatment.

  • Detox. This is the first stage of alcohol rehab. Alcohol detox is the body's physiological response to the removal of alcohol from your system. During alcohol detox, the individual may experience a number of withdrawal symptoms
  • Counselling. Individual and group counselling sessions are essential in the alcohol rehabilitation process. They both give the recovering alcoholic the ability to examine the reasons why they became addicted to alcohol in the first place and learn how to make the necessary changes to move forward with their life.
  • Individual counseling. Regular one-on-one sessions with an addiction counsellor or psychotherapist to discuss the issues behind the client's alcohol addiction. These sessions are productive and also give a chance to learn how to identify and work with "triggers" that cause their self destructive behaviour.
  • Group counseling. Group sessions are peer meetings with others recovering from addiction that is moderated by a counsellor. These meetings give the individual a chance to speak out about their alcoholism and hear others that share the same experiences.
  • Aftercare. Aftercare services help those that have completed their alcohol rehab and learn to make a smooth transition back into society after completing residential treatment. Aftercare can be weekly individual sessions, sober living arrangement, and 12-step meetings or other group support meetings.

Sobriety Home is a residential alcohol rehab facility located in Godmanchester, Quebec. Our team of addiction treatment professionals are experienced and well trained in working with the different populations that have been afflicted with alcohol addiction. We encompass many different treatment philosophies into out therapeutic repertoire. Sobriety Home treats the mind, body and spirit. For more information, contact us today at 514-272-8582.