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 themselves.
It is quite likely that the person entering a rehab is either still in denial of the fact that they have the problem of addiction or alcoholism, or has at some level recognised that they have a problem and are entering the rehab or treatment center of their own volition.
It is important to understand that someone entering a rehab will have other major issues internally, aside from their external signs of addiction or alcoholism and the problems it is causing them in their lives.
Referring to internal major issues is about an individual’s mindset concerning their addiction or alcoholism, and how they see themselves and how they relate to the world around themselves.
This can be quite a complicated scenario, and the work of the rehab once any detox has been done, will be to begin the process of helping an individual realise the reality of the world they are living in, rather than the reality which is inside their head, which is often different.
What is really important to realise is that someone entering a rehab is likely to have a mindset around alcoholism when they see alcohol as being the solution to the problem rather than the problem itself.
Depending upon the nature and type of that alcoholism, it is highly likely that this mindset has been there for most of their drinking life.
It is a common feature of alcoholism that an individual will relate to alcohol more than the reality of the world that their drinking creates, and the truth is that the worse everything gets both internally and externally, the more they turn to alcohol has been the solution rather than the problem.
For this reason, entering a rehab or the idea of getting sober can seem a real threat to the individual, even if their life so out of control emotionally and literally, thta they have no choice.
The major part of a rehabs treatment program for any type of addiction should be to create a safe place where an individual can begin the process of understanding nature of the alcoholism or addiction, and seeing the context of alcohol as being a problem rather than a solution.