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Types of rehab treatment – The Letter ‘A’

Rehab Treatment

There are a huge number of ways in which an individual trying to beat addiction can receive treatment. This article is the 1st in a series that lists treatment options in alphabetical order.

Just to emphasise the amount of different treatments available we will concentrate on just those treatments that begin with the letter ‘A’.

The ongoing articles will contain a host of other treatments listed alphabetically but by breaking these up it should allow a person ‘bite size chunks’ to digest and choose which type of treatment would suit them best.

Aftercare:

While this type of rehab treatment continues after an initial healing program it cannot be stressed just how vital it is. The recovering addict and their counsellor will collaboratively develop an individual plan to encourage onward healing. Aftercare envelops a wide variety of ways in which this can be achieve including:

  • Sober living – Living in accommodation that is half way between inpatient rehab and a person’s own environment for a period that is seen as necessary and agreed between client and counsellor.
  • Ongoing outpatient treatment.
  • Private therapy sessions.
  • Group therapy sessions.
  • Self-help meetings.
  • Attendance of motivational speaker events.
  • Vocational oriented services

Aftercare should be used as a ‘moving target’ in that periodic assessments and adjustments are made to ensure the recovering addict gains as much beneficial leverage from it as possible.

Sadly, far too many men and women who have been through initial rehabilitation are not given the option of aftercare, or do not choose to accept this vital piece in the recovery jigsaw.

Alcoholics Anonymous:

This voluntary, independent organization is rightly famed the world over for helping those with alcoholism. Assistance is given in many ways, and a 12-step program has been developed over decades. This is seen as the basis for helping a person overcome alcohol dependence. It also helps those closest to the alcoholic understand the many issues which surround alcoholism.

Animal-assisted therapy:

Studies have shown that animals can play a role in improving a person’s mental health. This type of therapy exists within a larger addiction treatment program and involves care and education of animals.

Experts in this field believe that a pet can be a valuable asset in terms of onward treatment. It helps the recovery process due to the empathy it promotes, a strengthening sense of empowerment and allowing a person to connect with others. It is also understood that having an animal around helps relieve depression and isolation, both of which are negatives in in terms of achieving long term sobriety.

A pet can also become a close friend and in many cases, fits seamlessly into its role as a family member.

Lot’s more to get your head around:

Please continue to read the remaining alphabetical lists of treatments available. This brief but valuable information will allow a person to cherry-pick several treatments that suit them personally and then narrow it down to the one most suitable.

Remember, addiction is an individual issue that needs to be addressed in terms of what is best for the individual concerned.

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