Helping your friend or loved one seek help and pursue drug or alcohol rehab can be an exciting process—the start of a completely new, healthy chapter in his life—yet it can also be a little frightening. Chances are, your loved one does not know exactly what to expect from the rehab process. And chances are, you don’t either.
There is no typical day in recovery, and no generic approach to treatment. It is always heavily individualized. We understand that all clients are different and unique. You will see that reflected in our partners’ treatment services, which are individualized rather than one-size-fits-all.
What we can tell you with complete certainty is that your loved one will receive compassionate care. Our staff members are passionate about the recovery process, and support each client, from the beginning of the process to discharge day.
The Rehab Process at a Glance
Your loved one’s treatment for drug or alcohol addiction will follow a path something like this one.
Everything starts with a conversation. Maybe your loved one comes to you and admits to needing help. Or maybe you initiate the conversation, expressing your concern and urging your loved one to seek treatment from Above It All.
Either way, your loved one will arrive at Above It All and have a conversation with one of our addiction recovery specialists. The point is simple: To evaluate the specific nature and severity of your loved one’s addiction, and to develop an individualized blueprint for long-term recovery.
The next step is detox. Above It All’s partner facilities offer detox in a safe and controlled setting—ensuring that the detox process happens as quickly and as painlessly as possible, without unintended side effects or relapses.
Think of detox as the groundwork for recovery. It allows your loved one to rid his or her body and mind of harmful toxins, and to truly have a clean slate on which to build a lifetime of sobriety.
The next step is the personalized treatment process itself, which our clients find to be affirming, encouraging, and nurturing. Treatment happens in one of our trusted partner inpatient centers. This allows for around-the clock medical oversight and for easy access to necessary support structures, including both support groups and therapies.
Our partners’ inpatient services are also comprehensive, and include everything from yoga and outdoor activities to a robust nutritional program—all designed to promote all-over health and wellness.
Life Skills and Planning
Inpatient treatment is not the end of the recovery journey. Once the inpatient treatment concludes, our clients return to their everyday life, and to all the challenges that it entails—but they do not do it alone or unprepared. At Above It All, one of our priorities is to equip your loved one with the life skills needed to maintain sobriety, and to continue living a life of health and wellness.
We are attentive to concerns your loved one may have about relapse. A big part of our partners’ treatment programs focuses on identifying your loved one’s particular triggers, and providing some strategies for either dealing with those triggers, or just avoiding them altogether.
The ultimate goal, of course, is to provide your loved one ongoing recovery, which means providing plenty of access to support groups and aftercare services, which we extend long after the inpatient component is complete; in fact, it is life-long. We never stop caring about our clients or taking their calls.
Your loved one can expect all the resources needed to pursue and achieve lifelong sobriety—to be free from addiction once and for all. That process begins with treatment. To learn more, we invite you to contact Above It All Treatment today.
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