Residential treatment gives the individual the best chance of a sustained recovery from alcoholism. The clients live within the treatment facility, or in a house close to it, and are given support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Most residential clinics offer a medically supervised detox and a structured rehabilitation programme that addresses the physical and psychological issues behind the alcohol dependence and equips the alcoholic to live a life free from alcohol use.
Residential Alcohol Detox
The first step to stopping drinking for good is detoxification, a process that removes alcohol toxins from the system, often using prescribed medication to alleviate withdrawal symptoms. Sudden withdrawal from alcohol use can be painful and even life-threatening. Therefore, alcohol detox should always be carried out in a medically controlled environment. Detoxing from alcohol is most effective within a residential treatment centre. It is considered safer as medical staff are on hand in the event of complications. There is always someone there to motivate should withdrawal symptoms become too difficult to deal with. And alcohol is less accessible which means that alcoholics are more likely to complete detoxification within a residential centre. Detoxification from alcohol in a residential clinic usually takes around 7 days. although this period may be extended.
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Residential Alcohol Rehab
Detox is just the beginning of the recovery process from alcoholism. A successful alcohol detox should be followed by a period of rehabilitation to help the alcoholic understand the nature of their drinking problem, and change the way they live and relate to others.
Residential alcohol rehab centres provide a supportive environment that keeps clients engaged in the recovery process. Most residential rehab programmes are based upon the world-renowned 12 step model of abstinence and combine education, psychological therapy, social therapy and holistic treatments to address the whole person. Residential programmes for alcohol misuse usually involve individual counselling, group work, cognitive behavioural therapy, life skills workshops and relapse prevention. Clients are normally encouraged to participate in relaxational activities such as yoga and sports.
Alcohol rehab within a residential centre can last from a week to 9 months, depending on the severity of the alcohol addiction.
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