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November 09, 2010

Finding Help in Residential Treatment Centers


Overcoming the disease of alcoholism is possible. It is reported by the NIAAA that almost 200,000 Americans get treatment for alcohol addiction every day. Through the help of quality residential treatment recovery from alcohol abuse is very possible. While at a residential treatment center clients will work with addiction professionals to recover from their addiction. Over 18 million people in the United States suffer from the disease of alcoholism. The first step to recovering from alcohol addiction is admitting that a problem does exist and finding out the different possibilities that are offered for residential treatment. Finding out and deciding on a residential treatment center can be a daunting and overwhelming experience.

Alcoholism is an extremely serious disease that could quite possibly lead to death.  Individuals that are in need of a residential treatment center have a high tolerance to alcohol and need to drink large amounts in order to get the same affects as they used to.  In addition they will also have physical dependency and will suffer from withdrawal symptoms if they do not have alcohol in their system. Withdrawal symptoms may include nausea, trembles, diarrhea, and other flu like symptoms.

For the individual who is suffering from alcohol addiction it is likely that the last thing they will want to do is participate in a residential rehab. A common scenario is an alcoholic’s family or friends end up looking for a quality residential treatment center.

When looking for a reputable residential rehab common questions that should be asked are as followed: Does the treatment center have a licensed staff?  What is the length of treatment?  Is there a detox facility? What are the different types of programs offered?  What is the client to staff ratio? Where is the residential rehab located?

A quality residential treatment center will provide detoxification within their facility.  Detoxification will help patients to safely and comfortably withdraw from alcohol.  Medical professionals will help to minimize any withdrawal symptoms that may occur. Rehab begins once the detoxification process is over. During residential treatment clients will be exposed to psychological therapy in individual and group settings, relapse prevention programs, family therapy, and after care programs. The goal of all of these programs is to assist the client to lead a happy and productive life that is free from chemical dependency.

Many recovering alcoholics found it beneficial to attend a residential rehab away from their hometown. Going somewhere out of town for treatment allows an alcoholic to get away from any temptations that may fuel their alcoholic behavior. This allows the client to concentrate solely on the task at hand which is recovering from the disease of alcohol addiction.

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