How Effective Is Alcohol Rehab?

Published by Raffa Bari | Last updated: 23rd September 2022 | All Sources

How Effective Is Alcohol Rehab?When it comes to addictions, alcohol may be one of the more difficult ones to overcome. As alcohol is legal, there is really no escape from it in daily life, and the temptations will be there throughout your life. Due to this, it is important to understand that addiction is not something that can be cured and achieving long-term recovery is a daily struggle.

As there is no cure, the effectiveness of alcohol rehabilitation has to be measured by the things you learn from your time at a rehab clinic and the improvements in your life afterwards. It is important to remember that there may be bumps in the road and that relapse does not mean failure. Effective rehab is about looking inwards and making positive changes, despite the troubles you are experiencing.

The effectiveness of alcohol rehab depends on the treatment programme you participate in and your dedication towards recovery. Without proper commitment, no treatment plan can promise sobriety without relapse.

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How Do I Know if I Need Rehab?

The first major obstacle to a person getting help is recognition of a substance abuse problem. Someone in denial about their condition is more likely to not engage in efforts to turn their life around and not get any better. Recognising that you need to enter rehab and its effect on your life and others is vital to long-term recovery.

If you find yourself unable to quit drinking, despite the negative effect it is having on your life, then it is likely you have an addiction. Another sign of addiction is to prioritise drinking over life commitments and shaping your life around alcohol. These habits will make you more secretive to avoid the shame of your addiction.

With these actions and alcohol being a natural depressive, you will find that alcohol has influenced your mental health. You may now be more depressed, riddled with anxiety and lashing out at those closest to you. Many people drink to escape feelings of depression, but eventually, it will make it worse, and you’ll be caught in a cycle.

Admitting that you need to go to drug and alcohol rehab is not a failure – in fact, it is the opposite. As stated above, commitment is the key ingredient to an effective treatment plan. Knowing you need rehab starts you on the journey and will steel you with the desire to reach out for help.


Why Choose a Private Rehab?

It has become clear that when it comes to severe addiction, residential treatment at a private centre is the most effective way to combat it. Treatment centres that allow you to live on their premises and have round the clock care have higher success rates and lessen the chance of relapse occurring.

Private rehab offers an environment conducive to recovery. You will be in a safe and secure environment, free from the distractions and temptations of the outside world. In this environment, you can focus all your time and energy on ridding yourself of your drug and alcohol addiction. Treatment services provided by the NHS or done on an outpatient basis cannot offer this opportunity.

The treatment that private rehab centres offer is not a case of one size fits all. The plan will be tailored towards your unique situation with a comprehensive approach to treatment. Centres offering a combination of a medically assisted detoxification process, evidence-based therapies (such as cognitive behavioural therapy and group therapy) and holistic therapies (acupuncture, yoga etc.) provide you with the best chance of succeeding in your goals.

Pairing the therapies, you experience at rehab with an aftercare package gives you the tools needed to live a fulfilling life free of your drug or alcohol addiction.


What are the Success Rates of Rehab?

According to a government report in 2021, “The alcohol only group had its highest proportion of people leaving treatment free of dependence (62%) on record.” While this is encouraging, the success of rehab is better based on stories rather than numbers.

Over the years, Cassiobury Court has helped many people and here are some success stories:

“My experience here was fantastic.  The staff were all amazing, caring, informative and supportive.” – M Heath

“Amazing place, fantastic staff rooms and food a very friendly atmosphere with a brilliant structure to the day and excellent group sessions. Highly recommended.” – G Storr

“I came to you desperate, feeling so depressed and anxious. I left feeling hopeful and grateful, and excited about life. I can’t believe the change in just 28 days.” – S Molloy

Hopefully we these stories, you can see that rehab has the power to change your life. At Cassiobury Court, we can help you do just that.


How Do I Begin the Admissions Process?

Reaching out to us at Cassiobury Court and beginning to sort out your stay at rehab may seem like a daunting task.

This couldn’t be further from the truth.

Our admissions process is stress-free and can begin by you just getting in touch. A member of our dedicated admissions team will take you through the whole process and from your initial enquiry you could be admitted within days.

To start the process and your journey towards recovery, simply call us at 01923 369 161 or text ‘HELP’ to 83222.

No. The detox you will undergo at Cassiobury Court is medically assisted. This means that, if needed, a medical professional will administer drugs that ease the worst of the withdrawal symptoms. Medications can also keep your body chemicals more balanced, lowering the risk for more serious complications that may arise during detox. Medications such as Naltrexone, Benzodiazepines, Acamprosate and Disulfiram are commonly used during the detoxification process.

What a person feels during withdrawal is unique to each person. However, when going through withdrawal you can expect to experience symptoms such as hand tremors, nausea, sweating and minor to moderate seizures. Alongside physical symptoms, there are psychological side-effects like increased anxiety and depression, irritability, insomnia, and restlessness.

If the addiction to alcohol is mild, you can taper off your drinking and eventually cut it out completely without needing to go to residential rehab. If it is more severe, taking part in a medically assisted detox programme might be necessary. First, you will be assessed to make sure you are physically and psychologically able to deal with the withdrawal symptoms. Once this has been established, detox will begin and medication will be administered as severe symptoms arise.

Raffa Bari

Raffa Bari - Author Last updated: 23rd September 2022

CQC Registered Manager

Raffa manages the day to day caring services here at Cassiobury Court. Dedicated to the treatment and well being of our visitors she is an outstanding mental health coach registered with BAAT (British Association of Art Therapists). Raffa has outstanding experience in managing rehabs across the country and is vastly experienced at helping people recover from drug and alcohol addictions.