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Residential rehab is the most intensive form of alcohol and drug rehab treatment available and can be a life-changing experience. Private residential rehabilitation provides a safe and understanding environment with round-the-clock medical care and a dedicated personalised treatment plan. Residential rehab is focused towards abstinence from all drugs and alcohol.
Length of Stay at Private Residential Rehab
Patients are usually admitted into treatment at a private clinic or hospital from four weeks to 6 months, depending on the severity of the addiction. Depending on the severity of the addiciton, the best results are achieved when people stay in treatment for at least 12 weeks. Detox can take place before admission or on arrival alongside other therapies.
Treatment at a Private Residential Rehab Clinic
Alcohol and drug treatment is structured and follows a carefully planned timetable. Patients sleep and eat at the clinic, and all medical care and therapy sessions are conducted onsite. Treatment is provided by a team of medical staff which includes consultant psychiatrists, doctors, nurses, trained therapists and experts in fitness and holistic therapies.
Psychotherapy usually includes individual therapy, group therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), educational lectures, family counselling and other therapies.
Complementary therapies, or holistic therapies, are often offered alongside psychotherapy and these can include hyperbaric oxygen therapy, equine therapy, drumming therapy, art therapy and mindfulness meditation.
Great importance should also be placed on diet, nutrition and exercise, in order to achieve a full recovery.
Models of Alcohol & Drug Rehab Treatment
Some residential rehab clinics specialise in a particular model of treatment such as the Minnesota Model, also known as 12 Step Treatment, some specialise in who they treat e.g. males or females, young people or adults. Some provide services for drugs and/or alcohol addiction as well as other addictions such as gambling or sex addiction and other mental health problems e.g. executive burn-out and stress, anxiety, eating disorders. Aftercare should be provided at the end of treatment.