Also called rehab. Either residential or non-residential.
What is it?
Rehab is an intensive, structured treatment, for people who are experiencing longer-term, problematic substance dependence, who have tried other treatment options but have not been able to achieve or maintain their treatment goals. Rehabilitation involves a mix of one-on-one counselling, group work, peer support (which could mean attending Alcoholics Anonymous – AA; or Narcotics Anonymous - NA meetings), life skills, and team-community building exercises.
What to expect?
Rehab requires a commitment to abstinence from all substances. It is long-term treatment, generally between 3 and 12 months. In residential rehab a person will live in the treatment facility which provides 24-hour supervision by suitably qualified staff.
Non-residential rehab (sometimes called day programs) offer daily intensive, structured treatment for people who remain living at home.
There are costs involved in residential rehabilitation, please contact Adis for detailed information.
How can it help?
With daily access to treatment and support, rehab helps people focus all their energy on lifestyle changes to achieve recovery. It’s a way for someone to press pause on day to day life while they work on their alcohol or drug issues.