How Does Alcohol Rehab Work?

Published by John Gillen | Last updated: 27th June 2022

Alcohol Rehab is not just one set process. Most of the typical portrayals you come across in the media are false. One of the most the well-known media representation of alcohol rehab is a harsh boot-camp style feel in a remote location. Every alcohol rehab centre is different, and all can have different methods of reaching the same goal.

However, there is no reason to believe you cannot suitably prepare yourself for rehab. What you probably already know is that rehab is not going to be easy, and expecting it to be a breeze is not realistic. At Cassiobury Court we have spent years perfecting our approach towards alcohol rehab. We have assembled a dedicated team with individuals who have experience in medicine and psychology; we also employ people who have had drug addictions themselves so they know exactly what you are going through.

Are you currently suffering from alcohol addiction? You can get help today. Call us on 01923 804 139. If you do decide to go to alcohol rehab, preparing yourself suitably is advised. Continue to read below to find out How Does Alcohol Rehab Work?.

Why Alcohol Rehab is a Must for Alcoholics

Only 13 percent of addicts in the UK look for help to battle their alcohol addiction. Those who want to quit drinking themselves at home, have a much lower success rate than in comparison to those who decide to look for professional help.

Even though alcohol rehab is clearly the best option for addicts, it is still unpopular and misunderstood. One of the reasons why alcohol rehab is still clearly misunderstood is due to the fact that alcoholism and addiction in general is still stigmatised within society. Some people consider addiction to be only for the weak and therefore many people are ashamed to admit they have a problem and seek help.

However, if you are on this page it means that you are currently considering your situation, and you do feel that there might be an issue with addiction. If you do decide to look for help, be assured there is no shame in doing so. You have a better chance of succeeding in your effort to stop drinking if you attend a residential rehab facility.

The Beginning Stages of Alcohol Rehab

The first stage of the alcohol rehab process is admitting you have an addiction.

If you have concerns about yourself or a loved one, you should give us at Cassiobury Court a call on 01923 369 161. We will be able to connect you to one of our specialists immediately, who will be able to advise you on your situation, and how Cassiobury Court can help you on your journey to recovery.

Before you start alcohol rehab it is important that you take precautions and suitably prepare yourself for being away from home and family for an extended period of time. If you are currently employed, it is important that you speak to your employer in order to take some time off. Letting your friends know that you will be unavailable for a few weeks would also be a good idea.

Once you have agreed enter alcohol rehab, we can pick you up from your home anywhere in the United Kingdom, and transport you to our rehab clinic in Watford.

Alcohol Detox

One particular step that you must take before starting rehab, is detox. Alcohol detox is to rid their body of alcohol. The length of detox depends on how much alcohol has been consumed; it could take a while to disappear completely out of your system. Alcohol will stay in your system for about three or four days on average.

Therapy and Rehab

For every addiction there is a backstory in relation to it. Many addicts have had a traumatic experience that has led to them seeking solace in alcohol. Drowning your sorrows is a popular yet unhealthy way of coping with trauma or a mental illness such as depression. We aim to uncover the root cause of the drinking and identify any trigger points that lead to drinking. We offer therapy in combination with your alcohol rehab treatment to help with these issues. We employ therapists who can help you get to know why and how you became an alcoholic.


Once the residential alcohol rehab has concluded the aftercare stage begins. You will return to your home and your normal routine. By using the techniques and tools you have learnt during rehab you can cope much better with the stresses and triggers in your life. Support teams are on hand if you need some advice or you are thinking about relapse. At Cassiobury Court we provide a FREE 12 month aftercare plan with all of our treatments to help you stay sober and carry on your journey to a full recovery.

For more information or to speak with a member of the admissions team please call 01923 369 161.

John Gillen

John Gillen - Author Last updated: 27th June 2022

John Gillen is a leading addiction treatment expert with over 15 years of experience providing evidence-based treatment methods for individuals throughout the UK. John also co-authors the book, The Secret Disease of Addiction, which delves into how the addictive mind works and what treatment techniques work best.