If you have made the decision to admit yourself into a drug or alcohol rehabilitation centre, it’s perfectly normal for you and your family to feel nervous and anxious.
The good news is that admitting yourself into addiction treatment doesn’t have to be daunting – if you know what to expect.
Here is a simple guide that will provide you with the basics of rehab and the admission process.
How to Find the Right Addiction Treatment Centre
Choosing the right addiction treatment centre plays a big role in determining whether your recovery efforts will be successful or not.
Here are some of the most important things to consider before choosing a rehab centre:
The Treatment Program: The rehab that you choose must customise their treatment program to suit your individual needs instead of using a ‘one treatment for all’ method. This is very important because nobody’s addiction or symptoms will ever be the same.
The Cost of Treatment: You might find that some rehab centres are cheaper or more expensive than others, but it’s important that you don’t judge it on its price. If you are on a medical aid, the costs of rehab will be much cheaper than paying cash. For more information about how much you can expect to pay, contact us now and we’ll provide you with everything you need to know, in fact, in some cases we can even arrange discounts!
The Location: Admitting yourself into a rehab centre far away from where you stay is not a good idea. It’s important that you receive help where you currently reside, as it makes the transition from rehab back into society much easier.
The Facilities: The best way to determine how good the facilities are is to actually visit the clinic yourself. Our rehab centres have excellent addiction treatment facilities that include amenities such as gyms, pools and top class chefs to ensure that you remain comfortable and healthy at all times.
Here at WeDoRecover, we make the task very simple for you. We can provide you with immediate admission into the best private addiction treatment centres in South Africa, the United Kingdom and Thailand. Call us now and let one of our counsellors assist you.
The Length of Addiction Treatment
How long you will stay in addiction treatment really depends on the nature and severity of your symptoms. The minimum length of addiction treatment is 4 weeks (28 days) and can last up to 12 weeks or more. There are shorter programs available, but this usually dependent on your funding and the clinic you attend.
What Items to Take into Addiction Treatment
If you are wondering what to pack into your suitcase, there are only two basic items that you will have to take with you:
- Comfortable clothing
The rest should be sorted out for you, but it’s always best to check with the clinic first.
What Happens in Addiction Treatment?
In addiction treatment, you can expect to have a supervised medical detoxification, counselling and therapy.
The supervised medical detoxification will help to remove all the harmful toxins of drugs and alcohol out of your body while it will also minimize the effects of any cravings or withdrawal symptoms that might be experienced.
The detox will be done under constant supervision of the medical staff at the clinic, who will be at your side 24/7.
Once the detox has been completed, counselling and therapy will be done to help get to the root cause of the problem and it will teach you how to avoid making the same mistakes in future. It also gives you the opportunity to communicate and engage with other people in a similar position as yourself.
Remember, the main aim of addiction treatment is to prepare you for a safe return back into society, clean and sober. Once you have completed your stay, it doesn’t mean that you are now recovered. Recovery is a lifelong commitment of sobriety away from drugs and alcohol.