According to the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, over 15 million adults have an active problem with alcohol. In any given year, less than 10% of that number seeks treatment at a rehab center. Factor in the number of children with a problem and it is easy to see that there is a real problem. In South Carolina, the struggle is ongoing, just as it is in the rest of the nation.
What Makes Someone Seek Treatment at an Alcohol Rehab Center?
Alcohol abuse can be deadly and many people finally enter a rehab program simply because they don’t want to die and hope to gain a life that is worth living. Because addiction leads to the deterioration of relationships with loved ones, the desire to fix what’s broken helps many addicts to make the decision to move forward and check into a rehab center. On the other hand, legal or work problems related to alcohol use often force them to enter some type of program, no matter if they are ready or not.
There are other very good reasons to make the choice to enter an alcohol rehab center. Clients get the knowledgeable assistance they need to ease their way through detox and into recovery from professionals well versed in alcohol treatment. In addition, support from other clients seeking to end the addiction to alcohol provides a great deal of help when compared to trying to go cold turkey.
In-Patient And Out-Patient Rehab Benefits
When it comes to rehab, there are two major choices: In-patient or Out-Patient. Both have benefits associated with them. Depending upon your personal situation, either one can be a good choice.
The primary benefit of in-patient rehab is that support is available at all times of the day. That support comes from both trained staff, who can help you through the detox and recovery processes with medical interventions, psychological counseling, and alternative therapies such as acupuncture or yoga, and the support from other clients at the rehab center who are going through the same journey. Because clients are free from the stresses of daily life, there is time to work on themselves. These centers provide privacy that does not lead to isolation.
On the other hand, many people prefer out-patient rehab because they can continue to assume their family responsibilities and jobs while they go through recovery. Out-patient rehab costs considerably less than in-patient which is a major consideration. In addition, because clients do not have to ask for time off from work or make arrangements for their families while they are away, out-patient rehab provides more opportunity for privacy. No one has to know what you are doing while you are in therapy sessions.