Many people suffering from drug or alcohol addiction try to stop on their own, but do not succeed in their attempts. Drug and alcohol addiction is a health condition affecting mind and body. Like many health conditions, it requires professional treatment to get complete recovery. Furthermore, residential rehab offers a safe and comfortable place for the addict to reside, so that they can focus wholly on their recovery.
Residential Rehab: Who is it For?
Residential rehab is the right option for those who find it difficult to beat their addiction while managing the day to day stress in work, family and society. It is effective for anyone suffering from drug or alcohol addiction problems, who want to stop drinking or using. Addiction treatment at a residential center involves detoxification and counseling in both one-to-one and group settings. Detoxification is not always required, but may be needed depending on the individual and her current level of drug or alcohol consumption.
Residential rehab is usually the best option for persons with moderate to severe addiction. It provides a setting away from the person’s usual day-to-day environment (including triggers and impediments to recovery), while immersing a person in a recovery program. Even those not seriously addicted (but heading in that direction) would benefit from a residential program to cut off the addiction process early enough before it spirals into deeper addiction.
Benefits of Residential Rehab:
- Less distraction: Residential rehab offers the person in need an opportunity to leave their normal lifestyle and stay focused on their recovery. They can overcome the temptation to drink or use by engaging in activities provided at the rehab center, like attending group counseling sessions, exercise, sharing their experiences with other addicts, meditation, relaxation, and healthy social activities. Many residential rehab centers offer a peaceful and secluded environment where clients can shed their stress and concentrate fully on overcoming their addiction, and can get support 24/7 to deal with any issues that arise during the course of their treatment.
- Counseling and psychological therapies: Residential rehabs offer a wide range of psychological therapies and arranges for counseling sessions regularly. These sessions are specially designed to empower clients with knowledge about the negative effects and consequences of continuing to drink or use drugs. Individual counseling sessions help them identify the root cause of their addiction and learn techniques and life skills for living a life free from alcohol or drugs.
- More Benefits: In-house rehab means a person can follow a course of rejuvenation of physical and mental health: Not only staying free from alcohol, but eating well, engaging in fun group exercise, taking time out of the day to practice relaxation and stress management techniques, and socializing with other persons in a recovery program in the context of healthy and helpful activities.