Addiction Treatment Centers, Drug and Alcohol Rehab and Addiction Intervention Services
Alcohol Treatment Center
When a person finds herself or a loved in need of alcohol rehab, she may be aware that this help can be found in an alcohol treatment center, but she may not know which one is best for her particular situation especially when there may be major differences between each one.
For example, one rehabilitation center may be designed to accept only those patients who will be remaining at the alcohol treatment center without leaving at all for a specific period of time. These are considered in-patient facilities, and provide meals, sleeping quarters, and everything else needed for someone who will not be leaving for at least 28 days (the normal amount of time one is asked to remain in most rehab programs before leaving).
When a person is considered able to leave the in-patient facility, she may then go to an outpatient alcohol treatment rehab. Even these types of facilities can be different.
One facility may require that patients only leave for a certain number of hours each day; usually, the amount of time that one would pursue her occupation or attend classes if she is a student. After that, she is expected to return to the facility to continue her alcohol rehab. She will spend the night there, and leave again the following morning. On the weekends, she would be expected to remain at the facility the entire time.
Another facility may allow patients to return to their homes but they must report to the rehabilitation center at specific times each day. The patient may be able to schedule these times for before or after work or classes (possibly both); however, some facilities may require that they work or attend classes for a minimum number of hours each day, then report to the center for the remainder of the day. After continuing their rehab programs during that time period, though, the patients would be able to go home.
Another alcohol treatment center may be designed to accept only teenagers, while another facility accepts no one under the age of 18. Yet another facility may conduct its rehab programs from a faith-based point of view; while others may present theirs from a secular, or non-religious standpoint.
The Federal Government has provided many resources to help someone find the alcohol treatment center that she is best suited for. Some websites can help by providing information on locations in one's state or region. A map of the United States is shown or a list of states is made available. One only has to click on one's home state or a neighboring state if one thinks she might prefer to utilize an out-of-town rehabilitation center. (Some people prefer to do this in order to further protect their privacy or anonymity).
Other websites address the concern that the Government has shown in the past and still shows for the growing problem of alcohol abuse, and its desire to improve conditions in existing treatment facilities.