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What is Rehab?

Well, what is rehab? Rehab is a course of treatment for drug or alcohol dependency or other addictive behaviour, typically at a residential facility. Rehabs are abstinence based and provide an intensive programme of support and care for people who have difficulty becoming drug or alcohol free.

Many rehab treatment centres will have a variety of facilities including counselling and detox to ensure you become abstinent in safe, comfortable and medically supervised environment. Port of Call can help find a rehab local to you.

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Rehab is a ‘Fresh Start’

For people who are serious about tackling their addiction, rehab is the often the most effective way to achieve a fresh start.

Often rehab is recommended for:

  • People who have difficulty becoming drug or alcohol free
  • People who have accessed support in their community but continue to drink or use.

The benefits of going to Rehab

Although rehab programmes vary considerably, they generally offer intensive residential support that promotes the following benefits:

Help you become addiction free
An opportunity to deal with not only the physical but also the psychological aspects of addiction – which helps you ultimately get to a place where you are no longer physically or emotionally dependent on substances or behaviours.
Allow you to focus on getting well, without distraction
Residential programmes which remove outside stimuli, triggers, associations and distractions –allowing you to press the pause button and take the time you need to get well without the pressures of everyday life from your home / work environment.
Tailor a treatment plan for you as an individual
On going support via aftercare packages – meaning you can access support once your residential stay has come to an end.
Help you build foundations for an addiction free life
Acquire the skills to adjust to a clean and sober life – enabling you to build a solid foundation for recovery and prepare you for a life without addiction.
Support you once you leave
An individual treatment plan tailored to your needs and wants.
Provide peer support
Provide a community of people in recovery meaning you are no longer alone and you’re with like minded people who understand addiction.
Provide family support
Family support is available at many rehabs in order that family members can understand addiction and support their loved one.

When is rehab needed?

Each case is different and addicted people have different needs and wants. In order to confirm your need for residential addiction treatment, you should consider speaking to Port of Call. We can assess your needs and history and make a tailored recommendation based on your needs. Rehab saves lives and restores families. Certainly for some people, treatment at this intensity gives the best possible chance to break a cycle of addiction and achieve a fresh start.

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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