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Ten Things You Didn’t Know About Alcohol Rehab

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While in rehab for alcohol abuse there is a great chance that you will make new friends and develop new interests.

As seemingly normal and trendy as drinking has become, in 2008, alcohol addictions accounted for 41.4 percent of all drug treatment admissions, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse. For some people the casual or occasional drink can soon turn into a once a day, twice a day and eventual all day habit.

Alcohol rehab programs address alcoholism in all its stages while helping recovering alcoholics develop real-life coping skills that many “non-alcoholics” may lack. Rather than focusing entirely on maintaining sobriety, alcohol rehab works towards healing a person from the inside out. In actuality, alcohol rehab deals with a range of issues, many of which you might not realize.

Here are 10 things you didn’t know about alcohol rehab:

1. Supportive Environment

People who enter alcohol rehab tend to have quite a few things in common as well as struggle with the same problems. Likewise, the attending staff well understands the doubts and anxieties involved with rehab and the recovery process.

2. Progress at Your Own Pace

Everyone progresses through addiction treatment at his or her own pace. For this reason, most every alcohol rehab program offers both individual and group therapy treatment. These options allow a person to progress at a comfortable rate without feeling pressured to engage with everyone all at once.

3. Process Difficult Emotions

As alcohol has a way of stunting a person’s personality and overall empathy towards others, feelings of guilt may soon surface as a person progresses through treatment. Learning about the disease aspect of addiction can help alcoholics better understand and cope with past wrongs.

4. Help with Withdrawal Effects

When needed, alcohol treatment programs use medication therapies that help reduce the discomfort associated with withdrawal. These medication therapies may be used on a short-or long-term basis.

5. A New Group of Friends

While feelings of genuine care and camaraderie may exist between a person and his or her drinking buddies, there’s no denying the damaging effects of alcohol in a person’s life. Making new friends who share a similar mindset will go a long way towards staying sober.

6. Developing New Interests

While in treatment, a person develops new interests and activities that don’t require alcohol’s effects to be fun.

7. Motivation to Get Well

No one has to do it alone. Learning how to be a part of a support network and rely on a support network is a big part of the recovery process.

8. Treatment for Co-Occurring Conditions

As co-occurring psychological problems can greatly aggravate an addiction, alcohol rehab also treat any co-existing problems a person may have.

9. Develop Productive Habits

Staying busy and contributing to the group play a big role in helping recovering alcoholics restore order in their lives as opposed to the chaotic lifestyle that is addiction.

10. Self-Discovery

More oftentimes than not, people who turn to alcohol do so because they don’t know where they fit in or don’t feel like they belong. The recovery process is all about self-discovery and developing a sense of purpose.

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