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Alcohol Rehab Center
Very few people who abuse alcohol are capable of quitting their use on their own. Professional help in an alcohol rehab center is the best chance a person has of "kicking the habit". When a person is informed ahead of time what will happen in a center they may feel more at ease and do better in the program.
An alcohol treatment center provides a person a place where they can concentrate on overcoming the physical and mental addiction to alcohol. They are away from the people and situations where alcohol was prevalent.
In the admissions phase a professional may ask the patient some questions about their personal lives and background, such as how age, health and employment status. The basics of the program are then explained. A person is encouraged to ask any questions they may have about the facility or the programs.
The next thing a person faces is probably going to be the hardest part of their treatment. Alcohol detox or as it is sometimes called "drying out". This process involves taking in no alcohol and letting the harmful toxins get out of a person's system. Withdrawal symptoms such as sweating, chills, nervousness and even sleeplessness can occur during this time. There is a medical professional on hand to help a person get through this ordeal.
Counseling whether individually or in groups are the main feature of the center. In individual sessions, a person will work one-on-one with a counselor who is trained in rehabilitation. It is during these sessions that a person will come to terms with why they are addicted and will be given information on how to stay sober. In group meetings, recovering alcoholics are together and can share their experiences as to how alcohol has affected their lives.
After a person leaves the facility, they are faced with maintaining their freedom from alcohol. There are several types of programs available that a person can attend and share their struggles with other recovering alcoholic. Some facilities will match a newly released person with someone who has finished the program and has stayed sober for quite some time.
Outpatient programs require a person to attend meetings such as Alcoholics Anonymous. These meetings will also match a person who is trying to recover from alcohol addiction with someone whom they can call if they are thinking of have a drink or find themselves in a situation where there is alcohol. Since a person is living in their own home during outpatient treatment, the most important thing to do is remove all alcohol from their home. If someone else living there drinks, they should refrain from doing go in front of the recovering person.
Support from family and friends is the most important thing a person going into treatment, be it inpatient or outpatient, can receive. A person's chance of recovery depends entirely on their willingness and desire to succeed, however, if family and friends stand beside them the recovery period can be shorter and must more pleasant.