What is Rehab

What is Rehab

Authored by Pin Ng PhD

Edited by Hugh Soames

Reviewed by Michael Por, MD

What is rehab?

A rehabilitation program, or rehab for short, is a supervised form of treatment that is designed to end a person’s drug and/or alcohol addiction. Rehabs traditionally focus on helping an individual gain help from drugs and alcohol; however, more programs have been created to help people with a variety of vices. Individuals can attend rehabs for more than just drugs and alcohol with sex, eating disorders, gambling, and videogames being examples of issues that can be treated.1https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1360883/

High-quality rehabs don’t just treat a person’s symptoms but can address the underlying problems that caused them in the first place. Some rehabs are industry or location specific such as Wall Street Rehab2https://worldsbest.rehab/wall-street-rehab/ that’s dedicated to the needs of the Finance Industry, and Hollywood Rehab3https://worldsbest.rehab/hollywood-rehab/ which is focused on the needs of the entertainment sector. Silicon Valley rehabs have been created as the area is now synonymous with drug use among individuals that work for companies in the area.4https://worldsbest.rehab/silicon-valley-rehab/

Rehab treatment programs offer clients the chance to learn to live without the substance(s) that ties them down. The tools learned allow clients to leave the rehab and return to their everyday life capable of living healthier.

Ending addiction

Recovery programs provide clients with the chance to end addiction safely. A person can get the support needed from trained professionals following sober detox. The length of stay at a rehab varies due to the person attending it. The treatments provided also vary.

It is important to note that not all rehab treatments work for everyone. Programs are not one size fits all. There are rehabs that offer bespoke programs that are designed for each client that attends. Bespoke rehabs do have things in common with other recovery programs. However, they may offer different amenities, therapies, or surroundings aimed at healing their clients.5https://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/principles-drug-addiction-treatment-research-based-guide-third-edition/drug-addiction-treatment-in-united-states/types-treatment-programs

Residential rehab

Residential rehab is a popular form of recovery that takes the individual out of their everyday circumstances and puts them in a specialized facility. The facilities range from run of the mill to luxury centers that offer a client everything they could want and more. Residential rehabs provide 24-hour care, seven days a week. Clients may experience group and individual therapies, excursions, meals, physical fitness activities, and more. Residential treatment centers can be close to home, or located in beautiful locations such as Serenity Vista Panama.

Single client rehab

The need to get clean and sober has led to an increase in luxury rehab treatment options solely based on treating individual clients. For decades now, individuals with addiction issues have been lumped into rehab facilities together in the hopes they will all emerge free of the problems that put them there. Unfortunately, these rehabs can fail in their ultimate goals of getting clients clean and sober. In some cases, multi-client rehabs can make matters worse.6https://medium.com/@PhysisRecovery/single-client-rehab-is-private-rehab-the-future-7a641c251680

Inpatient rehab

Inpatient rehab maybe located in a hospital or available to persons when they experience severe symptoms of addiction and/or mental health condition. It is available for individuals who need immediate assistance and around the clock monitoring. A person may go through detox while they are in the rehab. An individual with mental health issues will be evaluated by a professional and learn about treatment plans.

Outpatient treatment

Outpatient treatment is an alternative program and differs from residential rehab. Outpatient recovery works with individuals unable to attend a residential rehab. It gives a person options allowing them to complete their daily task such as work or school, but still provides them with help ending addiction. Most outpatient treatment programs occur during the evening.

UHNW rehab

Ultra-high net worth individuals can suffer from issues including drug and alcohol addiction as these substances seem like the only relief from the stress they incur. To help these individuals, elite rehab centers have been created to cater to the needs of ultra-high net worth individuals. These rehabs provide maximum privacy.7https://worldsbest.rehab/uhnw-rehab/

Partial hospitalization

Partial Hospitalization (PHP) is a program that allows a person to attend and get help after experiencing addiction symptoms. PHP also treats individuals with mental health conditions that need further treatment post-rehab. Most clients visit a PHP after leaving an inpatient rehab facility. It can help them re-adjust to life while receiving additional treatment.8https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4152944/

Deciding on which rehab to attend can be challenging. The right rehab truly depends on a person’s needs and circumstances. Getting the help that is needed has never been easier than it is now and the variety of rehab options is proof of just how much help is available.


References: What is rehab

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