What Happens After Alcohol Rehab Ends?

Alcohol Rehab can be one of the biggest challenges in life.

Some people go through heavy withdrawal symptoms during the detoxification period and get very ill in the meantime, others suffer from mental health issues due to the fact that they have been reliant on alcohol in order to cope with these mental health issues.

In some cases, heavy alcoholics suffer from a combination of mental problems health and physical health in rehab.

That will not mean that you are better after 7 days of medical detoxification. The expectations of alcohol rehab are unrealistic in many cases.

However, knowing what you are up against is important – and at Cassiobury Court we aim to inform and for the you about the challenges that will come after you get sober. Getting sober is difficult, staying sober is even harder!


After Alcohol RehabInpatient Therapy

After you finish the detoxification period, we then move on to the inpatient therapy treatment. This lasts a few weeks, and there are a few therapeutic treatments that can help you stay sober.

Alcoholism is often the result of a pre-existing condition or problem  – that has lead to alcohol abuse eventually. A survey recently had shown that 7 in 10 adolescents in treatment for alcohol addiction have had issues with trauma’s.

Alcohol simply makes you feel good – and allows you to escape the reality and your own thoughts. As the working substance in alcohol  – ethanol – stimulates the brain to release dopamine and other “feel good” chemicals, you will see a noticeable change in your mood.

However, alcohol is the worst coping mechanism possible. You will feel worse in the days after drinking than you did before.

During inpatient therapy, we normally recommend Cognitive Behavioural Therapy – CBT for short. This will help you learn healthy ways to cope with trauma’s or mental health issues instead of alcohol abuse.


Wellness and Physical Health.

Outside of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, we also offer services such as Art and Music therapies. We believe in the power of creativity in order to keep your mind away from unhealthy urges.

We also offer Massages and Meditation – as it has proven to relax your mind, which is perfect for people in alcohol rehab.


After the Clinic

For many people, going back into the open and real life is the hardest part of rehab. Readjusting to your old life- but with a new outlook on life. You will be faced with real temptations and you will struggle.

However, there is always help. At Cassiobury Court, we offer a free year of aftercare, but as an outpatient.

Are you interested in joining our rehab? You can do that today. Why not give us a call today on 01923 804 139 for more information.

Alternatively, you can read more about Alcohol Addiction here.

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