Your one-stop drug and alcohol rehab guide

The Hader Clinic
The Hader Clinic
April 29, 2024
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6 must-read drug and alcohol rehab help guides, explainers and resources

Entering rehab is a major move. It’s the right one, without a doubt, but it’ll still be a significant lifestyle change for you, whether you’re the one seeking treatment or whether you’re seeking rehab help for someone you love.

Over the years, we’ve written countless articles to explain everything you could possibly want to know about rehab. As comprehensive as our articles are, we appreciate that it’s a lot to take in. 

To make your rehab research journey easier, we’ve compiled a list of our six most popular and informative resources. Read these, and you’ll know everything you need to know about how rehab can help people with drug and alcohol substance use disorders.

The Hader Clinic is an emergency treatment provider. If you need immediate help with drug or alcohol addiction treatment, contact us for emergency induction into our 14-28 Day Detox & Withdrawal Program.

1. How rehab can help you overcome drug and alcohol addiction

The first article you should read is, ‘How does rehab work’. It’s an excellent primer that will explain the core concepts of the substance abuse treatment process.

Questions answered include:

  • What drug rehab is
  • How detoxification works
  • Residential treatment options
  • The length of a rehab stay
  • Outpatient treatment options, including transitional housing and ongoing therapies

2. The 5 stages of rehab

Now that you’ve got a basic understanding of the process, our next guide will explain the main phases of rehab. These are:

  1. Assessment
    This will include a physical and psychological assessment by a health professional. You will also have to provide a medical history that is as detailed as possible. At this stage, we will also determine how our mental health services administration team can treat your co-occurring disorders.
  2. Detoxification
    Before your proper treatment program can begin, we will need to flush your body of all addictive substances. You will detox in our safe, private facility under caring and supportive medical supervision. We will help you manage withdrawal symptoms in safety.
  3. Treatment
    After detox, you can enter our inpatient residential facility, where you will live in a comfortable dorm and attend a variety of evidence-based therapy classes according to your personalised treatment plan.
  4. Aftercare
    Once your inpatient period is complete, we will help you transition back into the outside world as best we can. We can provide shelter in transitional housing and help you continue attending the therapies you received as a residential patient.
  5. Ongoing support
    We will help you avoid relapsing by accessing ongoing therapies whenever you need them in your lifelong sobriety journey.

3. Therapies and other drug treatment services

Our next article gets even more specific, explaining in detail what our rehab centre does to help our clients achieve long-term sobriety. 

Treatments we explain include:

  • Cognitive behaviour therapy
  • Individual counselling
  • Group therapy
  • Psychosocial educational groups
  • Mentoring programs & peer support groups
  • 12-step rehab programs
  • Dual diagnosis treatment for substance use and mental health disorders
  • Family therapy
  • Transitional housing
  • Aftercare and relapse prevention

At The Hader Clinic, we believe a holistic approach is the most effective way to achieve short and long-term sobriety goals. That’s why your personalised recovery plan will likely include several treatments covered in this article.

4. Daily life in rehab

Treatments aside, one of the biggest concerns our new clients have is what life in residential care is actually going to be like. Will it be restrictive and difficult? It’s the unknowns that cause the most anxiety.

We’ve written a comprehensive guide on what to expect from inpatient rehab to clear up any misconceptions about the day-to-day reality of the recovery process. 

In our guide, we’ll cover:

  • How to check into rehab
  • How the detox and withdrawal process works
  • A typical day in drug and alcohol inpatient rehab
  • How our clients relax and unwind
  • Frequently asked questions about life in rehab

5. What can you bring to rehab?

Once you’ve decided that rehab can help you, you’ll need to get packing. While there are plenty of personal belongings you’re allowed to bring into rehab, there are also several that you cannot. You might be surprised at what items belong on either list.

We’ve created a guide to explain what items you can bring into a residential drug and alcohol facility. The lists we've created include:

  • List of personal items
  • List of clothes
  • List of toiletries
  • List of items you can’t bring

6. Success rates & stats

Having read all of our drug and alcohol rehab guides and explainers, we hope that rehab feels a little less mysterious. 

But if you still want to know just how effective it can be, read through our statistics for drug and alcohol rehab. You’ll see that the numbers are on our side. In this article, we summarise facts and figures drawn from a number of authorities covering:

  • Rehab success statistics
  • Australian alcohol abuse statistics
  • Australian drug abuse statistics
  • Relapse statistics
  • Rehabilitation vs incarceration statistics
  • Improving your odds of achieving sobriety

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