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What happens in alcohol rehab?

We often hear the term ‘rehab’ used in the media. Beyond the fact that alcohol rehab is a place where people go to receive alcohol abuse treatment, that might be as far as many people’s knowledge of alcohol rehab, or even drug rehab, goes. However, if you are trying to make the difficult decision to seek out alcoholism treatment, then we want to ensure that you are armed with all the facts about what to expect in alcohol rehab.

Why alcoholism treatment?

Residential alcohol rehab represents the most effective method of alcoholism treatment. For many people, accessing round the clock care from professionally qualified doctors, nurses and counsellors can be the difference they need to achieve successful and ongoing sobriety.

Rehab is a place where you will find support, not only from the clinicians but also from your fellow residents. Taking about issues and experiences can be a hugely beneficial process. Find out more about what alcohol rehab is like from these recovering addicts. Whether you are looking for a rehab that is local to you, or further afield, from alcohol rehab in Manchester in the North, to the very south, we can help.  

What happens in alcohol rehab?

How does alcohol abuse treatment work?

Alcohol abuse treatment centres provide abstinence focussed programmes of care and support for anyone wishing to overcome alcohol addiction. Many alcoholism treatment centres provide detox facilities to ensure a safe, comfortable and medically supervised withdrawal from alcohol. This is crucial because sudden withdrawal from alcohol can be life-threatening. That is why it is essential to undergo a gradual alcohol detox programme undertaken by professionals.

The main aim of successful rehabilitation is to enable you to break free from addiction and prevent relapse. In that respect, alcohol rehab helps to address underlying issues like anxiety, depression, trauma, self-esteem issues and stress through an intensive programme of care that includes addiction counselling.

How much is rehab?

The cost of rehab varies but it is typically priced on a weekly basis. Most alcoholism treatment programmes cost in the region of £1,500 to £3,000 a week. There are a large number of rehab clinics in the UK and costs vary depending on several factors, like the duration of stay and level of accommodation. There are a number of ways to fund alcohol rehab and it isn’t as expensive as some people imagine. A fear of inadequate funds should not prevent you from exploring alcohol abuse treatment options.

What to expect after rehab?

Life after rehab can be a daunting prospect for many people. However, once your treatment has finished you won’t have to go it alone. Many rehab centres offer aftercare and Port of Call can arrange regular aftercare counselling sessions for you. Our BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) registered counsellors are highly experienced in offering aftercare counselling for people with addictions. Seeking the solace and solidarity of peer support networks like Alcoholics Anonymous can also offer you continued support during recovery.

Secure alcohol abuse treatment options today

Port of Call can help you to secure you the most appropriate alcohol rehab and clinicians quickly and discretely. We will give you a free and confidential assessment over the telephone and then help you to navigate towards the most appropriate course of treatment. Please call our free phone line on 08000029010, we are ready and willing to help you to take the first steps towards becoming sober.

About the author: Alex Molyneux

Alex is our admissions team leader. Over the last 5 years he has spoken with more than 10,000 people via our helpline and has organised over 1,000 detox and rehabilitation placements.

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