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What Treatment Options Are Available To Me?

Someone considers their options for alcohol rehab Too many choices confuse us, and more importantly can lead to indecision and inaction. Nearly everything we hand over our hard earned money for takes considerable looking into nowadays, because of how many options we have presented to us. On top of that, the sheer amount of information available within a few swipes, taps or mouse clicks is astonishing. The point is, making decisions is harder than ever, and choosing the right rehabilitation or treatment program for alcohol addiction is by no means in the “easy” category of decision making. There are plenty of options for most people, and those who live in more populated areas will have even more choices as far as rehab goes. Here are just a few of the options many seeking treatment for themselves or someone close to them may be presented with:

  • 12-step programs
  • Residential treatment facilities
  • Government funded rehab centres
  • Holistic treatment centres
  • Faith or spirituality based programs
  • Inpatient treatment
  • Outpatient treatment
  • Online support groups

The truth is any one of these options could work for someone, but that isn’t the whole story. The bottom line is some treatment options have a higher rate of success overall than others, and those options should be at the top of one’s list when researching the subject, either for themselves or for a loved one. Unfortunately, though, the reality is that it usually isn’t the individual suffering from alcoholism that is seeking treatment, as alcohol has been shown to affect the part of the brain associated with proper decision making.

Consult With a Professional

Doctor, addiction specialist, psychologist or any other medical professional can make very helpful suggestions when it comes to where, in your area, the best treatment centre or program is located. A residential, inpatient facility is statistically the best option for most alcoholics. Inpatient centres offer the three stages of recovery: Detox, counselling and therapy, as well as aftercare. When these three phases are combined under one roof, so to speak, the chances of recovery increase drastically. That being said, what is known as a “functional” alcoholic may require a different kind of care such as outpatient treatment, in order to continue working or studying without a significant interruption.

Before You Begin Your Rehabilitation

Seeking help for an alcohol addiction is a big step, and it involves a fair amount of sacrifice regardless of which treatment option best suits the individual. Many treatment centres provide reading material to better prepare a client for what lies ahead, and taking an interest in those materials as well as being aware of what you can and cannot bring with you, is very important. The key to being prepared for rehab is to stay in close contact with the treatment centre you’ve decided on, so that there are no big surprises upon arriving. Communication between the client and the team of professionals guiding them through recovery is crucial to the outcome of any treatment program.