There comes a time in everyone’s life when they should take responsibility for their actions. If you’ve let your alcohol problem take control of your life, then it’s time you own up to your weakness and seek help for it. Help usually comes in rehab.
What Rehab Does for You
Rehabilitation isn’t an easy process. Let’s take a look at what you’re going to be expecting during this difficult—yet needed—procedure.
When You Check In
Checking in kick starts your rehabilitation. You’re going to be asked a few questions to gauge how far your addiction has progressed. Once you’ve answered the questions, your rehabilitation will begin. It will be customized based on how you answered the questionnaire.
Once you’ve started, your body will try to get used to surviving without alcohol in its system. This will give you different symptoms like shakiness, nausea, and others or mental ones like depression and agitation. You should learn how to cope with this. It won’t be easy, but that’s why you’re in rehab.
In a sense, you’re going to have your behavior re-arranged and re-made into something more beneficial. This includes therapy such as:
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy–turn destructive behaviors into something positive.
- Interpersonal Therapy – acts like an ‘Alcoholics’ Anonymous’ group that focuses on a group of people to strengthen one’s resolve in breaking away.
- Trauma-focused CBT – separates the link with alcohol drinking by focusing on the trauma and behavior.
- Dialectal Behavior Therapy (DBT) – works on behavior and motivational enhancement to combat alcoholism.
Educate about Addiction
There will be an ongoing education here about addiction. The educational process will be about your transition from life before to after rehabilitation, and what you can do to stop slipping back into the same habits. Resources and support for after-rehab care will also be made available here.
Preparing for Life after
Included in this is education and groups like the previously-mentioned Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), where your rehabilitation may continue. Persons involved in your treatment may also have continued contact with you to provide an on-going support for your road to total rehabilitation.
Start your Journey
The road from alcoholic addiction may be long and hard, but it’s not hard. With the right support and the will to see it through, people like you may see themselves free of the burden that comes with addiction to something like alcoholism.