Vote It Up When Going to Alcohol Rehab

In 2012, over 7% of Americans ages 18 and up had what is known as alcohol use disorder (AUD). Unfortunately, very few people who could benefit from alcohol rehab actually sign up for it. According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, 1.4 million adults sought out treatment for their addiction in 2012. This is about 8.4% of adults who need the help. Admitting that you need help for your alcohol addiction is the bravest thing that you can do. But the possibilities for alcohol rehab are practically endless. This Q & A session will answer the top 5 questions that a person who is considering entering rehab for alcohol abuse will have.

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  1. VoteItUp on August 3, 2016 at 4:40 pm

    When should someone consider alcohol rehab?

    If you have found yourself in one or several of these situations, you should strongly consider alcohol rehabilitation – have experienced strong cravings for alcohol, have tried, and failed, to decrease your alcohol consumption in the past, have consumed more alcohol than you wanted to in several situations, have gotten into dangerous situations as a result of your drinking, have continued with excessive consumption of alcohol despite experiencing depression, anxiety, or other mental health issues.

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  2. VoteItUp on August 3, 2016 at 4:40 pm

    What types of alcohol rehab centers are available to me?

    Most rehab centers fall under two categories: inpatient and outpatient centers. If you enter an inpatient rehab center, you will reside in the rehab facility as you attend individual and group therapy sessions, undergo the detox process (if needed), and attend other courses related to health and wellness. If you sign up for an outpatient center, you will attend therapy sessions and other courses related to wellness for a few hours every day for a predetermined amount of time. People in outpatient rehab centers stay at their own home throughout their treatment.

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  3. VoteItUp on August 3, 2016 at 4:40 pm

    Will alcohol rehab centers take my insurance?

    If you have private insurance, the chances are good that you will be able to find an alcohol rehab facility that takes your insurance. If you’re on Medicaid or Medicare, you will also have options for alcohol rehab available to you. Whatever type of insurance you have, you can contact their customer service line or go on their website for a list of rehab centers that accept your particular coverage. If your local center doesn’t take your insurance, you may have to pay some of the fees out of pocket.

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  4. VoteItUp on August 3, 2016 at 4:40 pm

    Should I enroll in a local rehab facility or one farther away?

    That depends. Some experts recommend that people entering alcohol rehab enroll in a center outside of their hometown. This is because they feel that people who get treatment outside of the place where their addict friends reside have a better chance at a complete recovery. But this may not be an option for some due to cost, work and/or family responsibilities, or a simple desire to stay close to home with their (non-addict) loved ones. The location of your rehab facility may not matter nearly as much as your desire to get sober. Only you will know whether going to rehab close to home or farther away will provide the most benefit to you.

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  5. VoteItUp on August 3, 2016 at 4:40 pm

    What happens after my time in alcohol rehab is over?

    The staff at your rehab facility will tirelessly work with you to prepare you for life post-rehab. You will be introduced to 12-step groups in your community, therapy groups with other people who used to abuse alcohol, and an individual therapist (if needed). Rehab specialists know that staying sober requires a lot of vigilance, especially in the first few months after you finish treatment for your alcohol addiction. The good ones will not let you leave treatment without a long list of resources that you can use when you are experiencing a craving for alcohol or a negative emotional state.

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