What is rehabilitation?
Rehab is a course of treatment for drug or alcohol dependency or other addictive behaviour, typically at a residential facility. Rehabs are abstinence based and provide an intensive programme of support and care for people who have difficulty becoming drug or alcohol free.
Many treatment centres will have detox facilities to ensure you become abstinent in safe, comfortable and medically supervised environment. The main aim of successful rehabilitation is to enable you to break free from addiction and prevent relapse.
Rehab can seek to address underlying issues like anxiety or depression or trauma, self-esteem problems, or stress to name but a few. Ultimately, rehab seeks to introduce you to a different, happier and healthier way of life.
Although rehab programmes vary considerably, they generally offer intensive residential support that promotes the following benefits:
How long does rehab take?
No two person’s rehabilitation is the same. The average stay in rehab is between 4 – 6 weeks and most treatment centres offer primary care programmes which usually run for 28 days.
Rehabilitation is purposefully intensive. It gives you the tools and strategies needed for a sustained recovery and rehabilitation. This is a process that doesn’t happen overnight.
How long a person stays depends entirely on their needs and this decision should be made by the assessment and clinical teams who will be looking after you.
The right help, at the right time
Port of Call can secure you the best, and most appropriate, rehabilitation clinic and clinicians quickly and discretely. We will give you a free and confidential assessment over the telephone and then help you to navigate towards the most appropriate course of treatment and support. Please call our free phone line on 0800 002 9010, we are ready and willing to help you through your addiction.