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Choosing the right Clinic

The right clinic – There are a number of different rehab programme’s listed below. Generally speaking there are three main variables to consider when choosing an alcohol rehab programme:

  • Modality
  • Duration
  • Residential Status

Right clinic – Modality

The right clinic – Modalities describes the style of counselling that will be used and can include:

  • 12 step rehabs (Works on a 12 steps programme)
  • Scientology and other religious based rehabs (Often referred to as cults)
  • One to one counselling (CBT, Gestalt, Person Centred, Psychodynamics etc)
  • Day programme’s (These can offer 12 step work, relapse prevention and harm reduction strategies)
  • NHS rehab

Duration

The right clinic – The 12 step drug and alcohol rehab clinics are from 4 to 24 weeks

The religious programmes are from 6 months to 2 years

One to one counselling is from 12 weeks to 2 years

Day programmes are from 12 weeks to 24 weeks

The right clinic – Residential / Non-Residential Clinics

The third point of the equation is whether to admit as an inpatient, or commence treatment on a day programme from home. Most people will instinctively want to try and do it from home as it’s often:

  • Closer
  • The client has to sacrifice less
  • Cheaper

On first glance the convenience of accessing a day programme or one to one counselling locally might seem appealing. However, it does make recovery harder as:

  • Too close to home
  • The client is surrounded by the triggers that make them want to drink / use drugs
  • Staying at home increases the temptation to drink and use drugs
  • A community detox might not be appropriate
  • A community detox is harder than an inpatient detox (see point 3)

Most problematic drug and alcohol users will generally opt for an easier softer way, it can be part of the nature to want things without having to go through any discomfort to get them. After all, the development of alcohol and drug problems often start off as a source of inappropriate self soothing.

A NOTE FROM THE AUTHOR

“I have worked in the rehab world for many years now, the amount of phone calls I have taken from clients wanting a magic tablet is astounding. It might be worth pointing out that drug and alcohol problems are compounded over long periods of time, and often take time to resolve – There is no quick fix.”

“For as many phone calls as I have received from clients seeking the ‘magic tablet’, I have had the same amount of calls from clients and family members that whilst they have considered rehab that are going to try what they tried the last time and expect different results. Invariably it is not, another relapse leads to despondency in the family and reduced self confidence for the client..”

Right clinic – Some positive points of residential rehab clinics are:
  1. The community is a tremendous support when clients are trying to stop drinking / using drugs
  2. Away from home and the triggers that caused them drink and use drugs
  3. Engaged in treatment 24 hours per day
  4. Clients have made a commitment to their own recovery
  5. Detox is easier, supervised and safe

TOP TIP*¬†What ever rehab option you do decide to go with, ensure that your goals are realistic. If you have tried to go it alone and it hasn’t worked out for you before, it might not be a realistic goal to try the same again.

Right clinic – Help and Advice to Find The Right Rehab Clinic

If you are unsure about the right rehab options for you or your loved ones call us on 0844 478 1302 and can offer you free advice to:

  • Talk you through the pros and cons of each rehab clinic
  • Complete a free telephone assessment to see what treatment you need
  • Support you through the difficult task of finding and starting rehab

The right clinic – Our locations of our private clinics all over the UK.

Call us now on 97811 606 606.