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Taking the Next Step at an Alcohol Addiction Rehabilitation Center

A young woman sits on a rock overlooking a lake and writes in her journal.
While at treatment, you’ll be taking the time to look inward and understand what’s happened to you—and where you want to go next.

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Life can be so much better than this.

At least a part of you believes that to be true. That’s why you—or your loved one—has agreed to go to rehab to manage your alcohol addiction.

At The Raleigh House, we don’t just believe that life can be better. We see it happen every day. And we know it can happen for you too. Yes, it will take effort. Yes, it will be hard at times. But it will be worth it.

So what’s the next step?

There are a lot of details to work out. How will you or your loved one get here? How soon will you make the trip? How will your detox be handled? How will the finances work?

Because every person is unique, every situation is unique. At The Raleigh House, we’re here to help you work through those details so that you can get to the good part—the journey of recovery.

What is Alcohol Rehab Like?

We’d love to tell you that it’s easy, but it’s not. To paraphrase the great Teddy Roosevelt: Nothing worth doing is easy.

The thing is, rehab is easier—way easier—than the path of addiction. It’s easier than losing your job, having your children taken away from you or hearing that your liver is failing. It’s easier than having nothing in your life that matters except alcohol.

Yes, it’s hard work. But you’ll be finding out what you want in life and how to get there. You’ll be tackling challenges that have held you back and led to your problems with alcohol. You’ll be planting the seeds for happiness and a full life.

How will all this happen? Through individual and group therapy sessions. By talking with doctors, nurses and other staff members. Through activities like art therapy. By getting moving (endorphins!) at yoga classes, in the pool or at the gym. While simply sitting outside in the sunshine and chatting with new friends about life.

It’ll happen in intimate sessions with your personal therapist and at big gatherings like cookouts and group outings.

The point is it will happen. You will begin to see a new—and better—way to live.

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You or a loved one has agreed to go to rehab to receive treatment for alcohol addiction. What questions need to be asked to find the treatment program best equipped to you or your loved one?  

Your Job

If someone you love is seeking treatment, the best thing you can do is to clear out the clutter. That means arranging for rehab, but also taking care of details like the dog, the mail and transportation.

But there’s also a list of things you shouldn’t do. Don’t badger your loved one about how much rehab costs. Don’t put pressure on your loved one by telling him or her that they “better make it work” at rehab. Don’t bring up the past or make your loved one feel guilty.

If you’re the person headed to rehab, your job is to show up with an open mind. You’ve chosen the rehab that you think is best for you, now is the time to put some trust in the professionals who will be helping you on your journey.

Your New Life at The Raleigh House

When you (or your loved one) arrive at The Raleigh House, our first step will be to make sure that you feel safe and comfortable. Next, you’ll be assigned your own master’s level trained therapist to help you get to the root cause of your addiction—and a build a strategy to manage and enjoy life without alcohol. Fill out our form or contact us today to learn more about the alcohol addiction treatment program at The Raleigh House.

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