Rehab or addiction treatment is the first step to the road of recovery There are many programs, organizations, and resources to help alcoholics recover and stay sober. People who cannot contain their desire to drink and tend to drink more alcohol have Alcohol Use Disorder. Many people are unaware that they have this disorder.
Simple signs that prove the existence of this disorder in a person are as follows:
• Unable to control the urge to drink alcohol under any circumstances.
• Evident loss or gain in weight.
• Drinking more than three to four drinks on approximately in a single day and multiple times in a week.
• Irresponsible or uncontrolled drinking.
• Incidents of withdrawal like sweating, shaking of hands or legs, nausea, sleeping and vomiting if not taken alcohol.
• Unable to quit even after multiple failed attempts.
Many rehab facilities offer aftercare programs. Such facilities offer sober-living arrangements, counseling sessions, regular consultation with professionals, follow-up therapy and regular medical evaluations.
Inpatient rehabs provide residential facility to addicts recovering from alcohol or drug addiction. There are many governments operated and private inpatient rehabs available. Most of the rehabs offer a program for a couple of months but for some patients still recovering over the prescribed time, the time is extended to make sure about the full recovery
Outpatient Rehabs are perfect for those addicts who want to continue their daily routine and habits along with the rehab cycle. They can continue their normal job along with the rehab and therapies. They do not offer a residential facility to the inmates. Therapy and counseling sessions for both the rehabs remain the same.
Support Groups are groups of recovering alcohol, drug or any other substance addicts. Such addicts and sometimes their families too get together in such groups and share their journey and experiences to sobriety. This helps the addicts to understand the struggles of others, learn from their experiences and get motivated. People here can share any incident of theirs without having the fear of people judging them or forming opinions about them.
Therapy and Counseling
Therapy and counseling sessions are held every in the inpatient rehabs. It is often suggested for the addicts to continue the therapy and counseling sessions even after they successfully leave the rehab. For the new patients, multiple sessions per week are suggested. The number of therapies per month decrease gradually. Therapy and counseling part is very essential for alcoholics with violent behavior and mental illness or disorders.
There are many types of therapies and sessions available. Some of the most popular for the treatment of alcoholism are:
• Biofeedback Therapy aims at giving mental relief to the addicts dealing with the anti-addiction therapies. It includes several exercises to give peace and relaxation to the person.
• Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is a scientific self-healing therapy. The therapy helps the patients recover from their mental stress, anxieties, breakdowns, and other mental issues they’re dealing with while on their recovery.
• Faith-Based Drug Therapy is specially designed for people of religious faith. Certified religious figures.
• Motivational Enchantment Therapy is a special therapy program that aims at building self-confidence and motivation in the person. It helps people build up strong self-faith and confidence that helps him to stay sober in life further.