If you have decided to go to a rehab centre for alcohol addiction treatment, or are taking someone to an alcohol rehab centre for treatment, then there are certain points that you should ascertain before going to a rehab centre. The most important point when selecting a rehab centre is to determine how good the rehab is. It’s not only the capability and responsibility of doctors and psychiatrists that matters; in fact, it’s the capability of the entire staff that plays a crucial role in determining how good a certain rehab actually is.
Detoxifying an addict does not take very long. It takes seventy two hours to detoxify an alcohol addict. It’s the post detoxification care that takes longer. So, the first thing when selecting a rehab centre is to find out how good the post care facilities are. Is the rehab centre over filled with patients? Do the doctors and especially the psychiatrists give enough time to the patients? What type of therapy methods do they use? Is the staff friendly towards the patient? These are all the questions that need to be asked before selecting a rehab facility.
Another important question is how much will it cost? Some rehab centres charge a lot and in most cases rehab treatment is not covered in health insurance. So, the person has to pay for it himself/herself. There are government sponsored rehab centres, but they may be over worked. To select the rehab centre, you can search on the internet, ask around, and can even visit some of the rehab centres close to your place.
The person going in for rehabilitation should feel comfortable and must be cared for in a rehab centre. When the patient goes through detoxification, he or she can have severe mood swings. This is where the support staff and the psychiatrists play an important role. The patient should be able to talk to the psychiatrist and be able to have full trust in them. A patient who does not get sufficient time from the psychiatrist or is put into group therapy will start rejecting the place. Remember, this is a dangerous stage, so a patient must be given full attention during this period or else he/she can totally reject the treatment proceedings and may start insisting on leaving the place as well. And once out, he or she is going to reject everything and may even go back to consuming alcohol again. The second possibility is that the patient become violent and starts rejecting everything.
Selecting the proper rehab centre can be an arduous task. If you are going for a government sponsored rehab program, then you don’t have much choice. But if you are going for a private rehab clinic, then you have several choices. The best way of selecting a rehab centre would be by getting references of rehab clinics.
It’s the psychiatric help that plays a key role in a rehab centre. The patient after getting detoxified needs counselling and support. What you don’t want is a relapse and this can be avoided by the support and help given by the psychiatrist.
Post rehab care plays an extremely important role. You don’t want the patient to go back to their old habits. The reason for the addiction has to be removed. So, no matter how good the rehab centre may be, once a patient is out of there, the reasons that drove him or her to alcohol have to be removed or changed at all.
When looking for rehab centres, do a thorough research before selecting one. The rehab centre should not be over worked, should have surroundings that are conducive for recovery, and should be a place where the patient are taken care of and not left isolated.