A rehabilitation centre or treatment facility is there to help you in breaking an addiction, what ever it may be. If you are an addict and you commit crime, partly because of your addiction you could find yourself being sent to jail, however if you get a sympathetic judge who knows you were under the influence and wants you to get better they could send you to a rehabilitation centre. Both of these situations will cause you to be in a confined space, however if you are sent to the latter there is more hope for you to overcome your addiction.
Rehab centres are filled with such a variety of people, some people would have signed themselves into the treatment centre, others are there by force of friends or family and others are sent there by a judge. Most patients will find some sort of cure while they are there, but it is when they leave that they have to be careful of because it is very easy for addicts to slip back into their old life style.
All of these centres have their own way of doing things, but all of them have the same general understanding about the patients and that the patients can act strange at times so there are standard procedures that have to be followed. If protocols are stuck to the patients will heal in time.
When people do not know what to do in stressful situations they will often turn to alcohol and if that doesn’t work well enough some turn to illegal substances. If this happens, and they stop caring about their life and their responsibilities then it is time to reach out and help them. Many of them won’t want to go to a rehab centre by choice and you then have to do it by force, to get them the help that they need.
When it comes to alcohol there is no half way point because once you are an addict even a little bit of alcohol will make you want to continue to drink so in order to overcome your alcohol addiction you have to stop drinking all together, there can be no “exceptions.”
It is not easy to tell a regular everyday drinker from someone that has the occasional drink, but friends and family close to them will see it after a while. When this happens an intervention needs to be held and depending on their reaction they need to be signed into a rehabilitation centre so that they get the help they need.
Nicola has been concerned about a friend and has now found a great looking rehabilitation centre that her friend has just signed in to.