What is an Alcohol Rehab ?
Rehabs and treatment centers have long been associated with helping people who have drink problems. The name given to someone who has a drink problem is normally that of an alcoholic, but there are a number of other names floating around as well. The most common is something like alcohol addiction, a dipsomaniac or someone […]
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 […]
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 […]
What Is A Christian Rehab ?
Most rehabs will offer some part of their treatment program or focus on the spiritual aspects of recovery. Some will be more forthcoming than others, emphasising that the spiritual element of a 12 step program is an important one in any recovery. Others will play the spiritual element down a bit, realising that the overall […]
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 […]
What Are Treatment Options For Alcoholism?
Anyone looking for help to get sober or stop drinking has a number of options, which can make the process both a bit more confusing and a bit more difficult knowing which way to go. Some people will get sober on their own without any intervention or help to all, but the majority will need […]
How to Manage Withdrawal from Alcohol
Anyone getting sober is likely to have to do with the issue of withdrawals from alcohol, whether or not a detox is necessary, and possibly the effects of withdrawal from narcotics as well. If someone has been drinking heavily for a while, or to a point where it has become a problem for them, then […]
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?
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 […]
Where to get Drug Counselling
Anyone seeking to get drug counselling, either for themselves or someone they know, can often face a bewildering array of information and choices that can be difficult to navigate and fathom. Drug Counselling is often linked to alcohol counselling, and it can sometimes be difficult to establish who best meets a specific set of needs. […]