Alcohol rehabilitation (alcohol rehab) is a fully integrated alcohol detox & therapy programme within a residential setting. It is an opportunity to step away from the stress of day-to-day life so you can focus on your recovery.
Rehab is a safe, calm and nurturing environment where you can begin to unravel the years of negative thinking that have led to alcohol misuse.
Perhaps you have concerns about a loved one, this guide to our alcohol rehab programme is for you too! Learn more about the process of rehab below so that you can make an informed decision regarding treatment.
If you still have any questions or concerns about alcohol rehab, please reach out to our experienced team who will be happy to walk you through the process.
How does alcohol rehab work?
The first step to rehab may feel daunting, but our highly trained team are here to walk you through the admissions process.
Before being admitted, our team will need to ask you some questions about yourself or a struggling loved one. Medical history and use of substances will form an important part of the assessment, as it allows to formulate a safe detox and recovery plan.
Alcohol rehab is made up of 3 stages – alcohol detoxification, followed by rehabilitation and then aftercare.
Alcohol detox is the process of physically removing alcohol from the body. Depending on your history with alcohol, this process can take 7-14 days to be completed safely.
It is completely normal to feel nervous about this process, and you may have lots of questions about withdrawal symptoms.
You will feel better knowing that this process is managed by a team of medical professionals, who have carried out this process many times before. In cases of strong alcohol dependency, medication may be provided to ease unpleasant withdrawal symptoms allowing for a smoother transition into therapy.
Alcohol Withdrawal Symptoms
One of the benefits of residential alcohol rehab is that you will be carefully monitored during your detox. Our team will ensure withdrawal symptoms will be kept to a minimum.
You may experience some withdrawal symptoms which may present in different forms. Below are some of the common alcohol withdrawal symptoms.
- Headache, dizziness or feeling nauseous
- Mild Tremors
- Changes in appetite
- Sensitivity to pain
- Changes in mood
- Feeling worried or confused
In most cases these symptoms will disappear after a week or two. As the detox draws to an end you may experience positive symptoms as the body begins to heal. Renewed levels of energy and focus are not uncommon, by which point you are ready to begin the therapy stage.
You may or may not be feeling a sense of relief once the detox phase draws to an end, there is no right way to feel at this stage.
Therapy can be described as a spiritual and psychological transformation. It will allow you to unravel many negative thought processes and beliefs you may hold about yourself.
It’s important that you embrace therapy during rehab. It will give you the tools to cope with stressful situations, negative thinking and impulsive decision making. Our team of qualified therapists are here to guide you through that change one day at a time.
What Happens During Therapy?
Our treatment centre works within the principals of the 12 Step Programme, a simple but effective framework first pioneered by Bill Wilson and Dr Bob Smith in 1935. The 12 Steps have been used for nearly 90 years and continue to help millions worldwide find recovery.
During your stay at our clinic, you will take part in both one-to-one and group therapy sessions. One-to-one sessions consist of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical behaviour therapy and Psychodynamic therapy. Our team will provide a therapy package that is tailored to you or a loved ones needs.
What Happens after Alcohol Rehab?
The process of recovering from alcoholism will differ from person to person. As you return to day-to-day life outside of treatment it’s important that you look after yourself.
There are many AA (Alcoholics Anonymous) meetings throughout the UK, and It’s important that you actively engage in your recovery by building on the knowledge you have gained during your time in rehab.
Most importantly, you can always reach out to us if you’re struggling. We’re here to support you through the early stages of recovery and beyond.
Our sole mission is to provide you or your loved one with the personalised addiction treatment you need!
We understand you may have a lot of questions about rehab. Please speak to one of our specialists today if you have any concerns.