So you’ve identified that you or someone you love needs help. So what then are the options are far as alcoholism addiction treatment and treatment for drug addiction?
I believe that rehab or a professional inpatient treatment program should always be your first choice – where you will spend typically 3-6 weeks in treatment getting clean and sober (length of stay can vary depending where you go)
The reason I think rehab should be your first choice – is because it not only helps you detox – but follows a focused in-patient treatment program that will help you deal with a lot of the ‘stuff’ that causes you to use or drink.
To get the level of intensive treatment and care you need – is so much harder without going to a rehab or inpatient treatment program. How you stay clean/sober successfully after treatment is even more important – so a good rehab will also prepare you for that while you’re there.
Many people automatically think treatment or rehab is going to be unaffordable. Many rehabs are government subsidised so whatever your financial position – do your research – because it doesn’t mean it will be impossible for you to go.
I honestly believe rehab should always be your first choice, but what are your other options? You could try addiction and alcoholism self-help approaches, which would involve you working on the spiritual, emotional and mental aspects of yourself – and therefore provide enormous potential for growth and transformation. I don’t have space to go into detail here (check out my website for that). I still think however that rehab is your best bet (at least initially) – because trying to do it yourself is so much harder.
Alternative Alcoholism Treatment and Addiction Treatment options are becoming increasingly popular. I definitely think there is a place for alternative alcoholism and addiction treatment – but I would recommend using these in conjunction with a more mainstream or traditional way, especially to begin with at least – because again it is that much harder doing it without the help of addiction treatment professionals.
When it comes to ultimately choosing the best alcoholism addiction treatment or treatment for drug addiction – I do believe going to rehab should be priority number one. Your alcoholism self help/addiction and alcoholism alternative methods certainly do have a part to play – but the specialist treatment a rehab can provide will just give you the best possible chance.
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