Going in to Alcohol Rehab?

Going in to Alcohol Rehab?

Apr 9, 2014 By Paul Spanjar 0 comments

Some Things you should know

Some of the people that come to us at The Providence Project know exactly what to expect from an alcohol rehab centre, but for many of the people we admit it is a new experience for them and their family and friends and we try and offer them as much support and advice as possible. We have recently seen an article published in America written by an alcoholic who has set out the things she wished she knew before going into treatment. We want to keep the list a little shorter and here are our five tips for anyone coming in to an alcohol or drug rehab for the first time.

  • Rehab is not a punishment: In fact it is a privilege which many alcoholics and addicts never get a chance to experience. Going into a rehab gives an alcoholic a second chance at life and an opportunity to rebuild relationships that have been damaged through their drinking or using.
  • Addiction affects more than the alcoholic: Going into rehab gives the alcoholic or addict a chance to improve the lives of all those who love and care for them. Their time in rehab can and will be of direct benefit to those who have suffered along with them through the darkest days of their problem.
  • Rehab doesn’t fix everything: Much as we would like a magic wand to make everything better as soon as someone walks through the door of our rehab we haven’t yet found one. Rehab helps the alcoholic to help him or herself get better and to lay the strongest possible foundations for continued recovery after treatment.
  • There should be no fear in sharing your experience: Guilt and shame about their past are two very common feelings that new arrivals in rehab suffer from. Sharing those feelings and the experiences behind them will often result in others identifying and the result will be to minimise the fear and isolation that feelings of guilt and shame can bring about.
  • Don’t worry about arriving sober: If you are an alcoholic or addicted to drugs we, at The Providence Project, would not really expect you to arrive at our treatment centre in a fit and healthy condition. In fact it can often be dangerous to stop drinking or taking drugs without medical supervision and we start treatment with a proper medical examination followed by an appropriate fully supervised detox programme.

A fully qualified member of our staff is available on the telephone 24 hours a day to help you with the matters raised in this article, or any other question you might have about our treatment programme.

Why Us:

The Providence Projects has been successfully delivering alcohol and drug rehab for over 20 years. The highly skilled counselling team and a proven and innovative treatment programme combine to ensure that all of our clients have the best possible chance of recovery.

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Our Model:

Steve Spiegel and Dr Turnbull agreed a mission when opening The Providence Projects in 1996 and our mission has remained the same; to provide effective and affordable addiction treatment in order to help men, women and families begin the process of recovery.

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Get Help:

If you are the person with the problem, or if you are the friend or family member and you want to speak confidentially or find out about the detox and rehab packages, please call us today and speak to one of our highly skilled addiction specialists on 0800 9550945.

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