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The ways a drug rehab centre can help people overcome a drug or alcohol addiction are limitless. From detox to helping create a spiritual balance. From getting educated about addiction to relapse prevention. A drug rehab centre has many benefits to help those struggling with an addiction become clean and sober.
Below is a list of just 50 ways a rehab centre can help. If you can think of any additional ways a rehab centre can help addicts, please feel free to post a comment below and list out any ways that you can think of.
1. They can bring back social skills that will help the abuser to connect with people.
2. Rehab centres help abusers establish a system of ethical and acceptable behaviour.
3. The majority of abusers try to get off drugs themselves without success. A drug or alcohol rehab centre can facilitate accountability and a safe environment.
4. Rehabs help identify the irrational thinking and compulsive behaviours of the addict.
5. Rehab centres get the drugs out of the person’s body so they do not create cravings after the person has stop using.
6. Often times the abuser looks cleaner and feels healthier. This happens because the drugs are gone and have been replaced with working out or other healthy activities such as Yoga, regular meals and natural sleep.
7. Rehab facilities bring more than just drug detoxification. They also bring about an emotional and spiritual balance.
8. An indirect benefit of an addict being completely clean and free from substance abuse is they can inspire others to join a rehab centre and get help.
9. Rehabs help the addict to understand the reasons behind the drug abuse. Whether it is emotional, social, or spiritual reasons.
10. Rehab counsellors at rehab centres become the addict’s partner in healing. They are a personal coach and accountability partner.
11. Being comfortable with yourself is the focus of Rehabs. When you are comfortable with who you are, you can begin healing.
12. An addict feels that there is no way out. At a rehab centre the addict finds hope for a better life.
13. Addicts can get formal education while in a Rehab Centre which helps them with their cognitive learning skills that suffer while abusing drugs.
14. Rehab Centres give the addict motivation to get and stay sober. The abuser needs to know that someone cares enough to say that they can get clean.
15. It is the choice of the addict to make the change to get clean. A rehab centre gives the abuser the necessary time, attention, and tools to get sober.
16. An abuser is helped to comprehend the extent that their behaviour doesn’t only hurt themselves. Their abusive behaviour causes hurt to family and friends.
17. A rehab centre helps the addict to make amends for actions and words that have hurt others mentally, spiritually, and physically.
18. An addict is helped to admit that they need help and that they can overcome. A rehab centre is a place of confrontation with the evils in an addict.
19. A rehab centre brings about redemption for the addict. Once the addict is capable, the rehab centre helps them through the process of serving others. This brings purpose and healing.
20. Many rehab centres provide aftercare for addicts who have recovered. This follow up is key to getting them assimilated back into society. For example, Hope Trust offers a 'transit' option after the program and also has an aftercare plan.
21. Developing a new lifestyle is a part of many rehab centres. This helps the recovering addicts to monitor their activities and keep them from relapsing.
22. Families of addicts are often hurt by the addict whether intentional or not. Rehab centres help restore family relationships.
23. There is great pain that comes with addiction and the process of getting clean and sober. Centres help the addict to manage the pain.
24. Many addicts relapse. Rehabs assist the recovering addict to keep from relapsing with various relapse prevention techniques and programs.
25. Mental therapy is a key process in the healing process. The rehab centre provides trained and experienced therapists.
26. Assessment of your possible addiction is usually a first step. Rehab centres provide self-assessments and also assisted assessments to diagnose addictions or disorders.
27. Learning to take responsibility for one’s actions is a necessary step in the healing process. Centres help addicts and those with disorders to open up and stop hiding or evading.
28. In many cases, the addict or mentally unstable need to be medicated to keep them from harming themselves or others. Rehab centres have qualified medical staff to administer appropriate medication.
29. Rehab centres provide necessary education not only to their clients but also to the families. Hope Trust has a unique Family Support Program that helps the families in understanding, learning and healing.
30. Residential treatment is offered by many drug and alcohol rehabilitation centres. It helps the recovering addict to feel comfortable and helps to eliminate the transition process from the centre. It is also very useful for relapse-prone persons.
31. Fitness and exercise are vital to a healthy lifestyle. Rehab centres have facilities to help the recovering addict to return to better health. This may include basic gym facilities and Yoga.
32. Proper nutrition is usually neglected during times of addiction or disorder. Nutrition is provided by many rehab centres to facilitate proper health.
33. Rehab centres help patients to recover through attendance at AA or NA meetings. Some have in-house meetings while some may even take the clients to local meetings. Hope Trust does both.
34. Some rehabs provide those in recovery an opportunity to develop a hobby. Hobbies help to fill up free time with something other than their addictions.
35. Some rehab centres help with a dual diagnosis or multiple addiction recovery. There are unique treatments for those with multiple addictions or disorders. Hope Trust has an excellent track record of treating persons with dual diagnosis.
36. Rehab centres often help families to intervene. Many addicts will not go to rehab on their own. Families have to intervene, but need help and guidance. Hope Trust conducts family interventions that help in breaking denial of clients and rebuild relationships.
37. Depression can be a side affect or cause for drug or alcohol addiction. Rehab centres help patients to overcome depression and find meaning in their lives.
38. There are rehab centres that help in gender specific ways. Men and women deal with addictions and disorder in different ways.
39. Some addicts resist the spiritual angle of the 12 step program. Hope Trust has a secular approach and gently encourages clients to build on their spirituality (not religion).
40. Do not let the cost of drug rehab influence your decision to get sober. The cost of treatment is usually much less than what the addict may otherwise spend. And the benefits are priceless!
41. Getting the right treatment is vital to recovery. Rehab centres tailor the treatment to the individual so that the recovery can be as unique and appropriate as possible. For this, Hope Trust has a limited capacity so that individual focus is possible.
42. Fear can be paralyzing. Rehab centres help the addict overcome the fear of not having the drug or alcohol or even relapse.
43. Rehab centres help to bring back the patient’s original personality that may have changed during the use of drugs or alcohol.
44. Those that are addicted are caught in a vicious cycle of quitting, craving and relapsing. Rehab centres put their patients in an environment that they cannot obtain the drugs and help them deal with the symptoms to get to the root of the problem.
45. Because fatty tissues in the brain release drugs later after recovery, a relapse can happen. Rehab centres have long term follow up methods to help them to stay sober even after these drugs are released in their brain.
46. Drug and alcohol rehabilitation treatment centres help loved ones to know when is the appropriate time to intervene. Timing is crucial helping the person to get help.
47. Rehab treatment facilities provide help to the families in determining who should be involved in the intervention and healing process. Family support can be extremely helpful to the recovery.
48. Learning the drug rehab stats and information is vital to understanding what people are abusing so that they can be targeted for help and treatment. Rehab centres provide necessary information for collaboration so than can provide the best treatments.
49. Drug prevention helps to make people aware of the consequences of drugs and alcohol abuse. Rehab centres have programs that help schools, corporates and other organizations to inform their constituents of the harmful effects of abuse and how to keep from using or abusing. Hope Trust is very active in the community.
50. Drug rehab and alcohol treatment centres not only help the addict to be free, but also increase their quality of life. They help them to be positive contributing members of society.