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Are There Any Benefits To Treating Alcoholism At A Rehab?

Are There Any Benefits To Treating Alcoholism At A Rehab?
Written by Seth Fletcher on September 1, 2016
Last update: September 7, 2023

Benefits Of Treating Alcoholism At A Rehab

For some alcoholics, quitting their addiction just takes a lot of willpower. One day they simply decide that they're done drinking and never have another sip. For many others, alcohol abuse isn't something that can be cured by determination alone.
Whether you've been drinking heavily for a year or for decades, alcohol rehab grants you the opportunity to not only stop drinking but also get in touch with yourself and gain new skills to become an emotionally stronger person.The purpose of a good alcohol rehab isn't to just get someone to quit consuming alcohol; instead, the best rehab facilities provide support, activities and a personalized treatment plan that gives you a deeper understanding of yourself.

Advantages of Recovering At A Rehab

There are many advantages of rehab. The first is a professional staff. Quitting alcohol alone can be physically, mentally and emotionally painful.With a trained staff of substance abuse therapists, nurses and doctors, your alcohol detox won't just be less painful but also more productive.Rather than spending days curled up in bed fighting the urge to drink, a team of professionals will encourage you to stay active and learn from the experience.You may find that alcohol withdrawal — albeit unpleasant — can be an incredibly eye-opening experience with the right guidance.Check this out:In an autumn 2014 publication, the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse reported treatment statistics from 2002. That year, 641,000 people received treatment at a rehab facility and 2.4 million people attended out-patient treatment.Between 2006 and 2007, 60 to 70 percent of addiction treatment was alcohol-related.If you feel alone in your struggle to stop drinking, think again.

A Sense Of Community

A support system is essential to a successful recovery from alcoholism. Even though your family and friends may encourage you, they probably don't understand the struggle you face every day with your addiction.Another one of the benefits of rehab is that you get to meet other people who are going through the same problem. All of your stories are different, but you're battling the same demon.Group therapy and personal relationships formed in rehab can do wonders. You've probably felt alone in your addiction for a long time.In rehab, you will always be surrounded by people who understand your struggle and won't judge you.

Personalized Treatment That Caters To YOUR problems

If you want to quit drinking by yourself, then you will probably turn to the internet for advice. The problem with this method is that the information is static.Your struggle with alcohol started because of your own personal problems. You deserve an individual treatment to address those issues.Perhaps one the greatest benefits of rehab is that a personalised treatment plan gets to the heart of your addiction and helps you find closure with it.It also teaches you skills you can use to cope productively with future problems.Rehab centres — the good ones, anyway — also provide free support after you leave, so you'll always have a number to call and someone to turn to as you continue your recovery.
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Seth brings many years of professional experience working the front lines of addiction in both the government and privatized sectors.

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