Last updated on September 5th, 2017 at 10:00 am
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Your son or daughter has agreed to go to rehab—and you couldn’t be prouder.
Now is the time to let go of the past and look toward the future. There is a silver lining in this cloud. Your adult child has made the decision to fight. And it will make them stronger, more resilient and more compassionate. More challenges will come, because that’s the way life is, and your child will have the tools to fight again.
The next step is to find a treatment program that will equip your child for the task ahead. Rehab is not one-size-fits-all. Your child is unique. It’s important to find a place that feels right to them.
Alcoholism Treatment Centers: 5 Questions to Ask
- How long is the program? According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, treatment programs are more successful when they are 90 days or more. That’s certainly what we see at The Raleigh House. For most residents, the first 30 days are the honeymoon phase. Treatment is going great. They feel strong and, if they could, would say they are ready to go home. Then, typically, a crash happens. Deep-seeded issues come out and are addressed. The last 30 days is all about stabilizing and preparing to venture forth into the world.
- What’s the staff like? When your loved one arrives at The Raleigh House, he or she will be assigned a master’s level therapist, who will work with your son or daughter to plan—and then implement—a strategy for succeeding in rehab and in life. Our staff also includes physicians, mental health experts, a nutritionist and even a chef, who specializes in a diet formulated to aid in recovery.
- How is addiction treated? We believe the physical dependency on alcohol is almost the easy part. Most of our residents walk through our doors with co-occurring conditions that were never addressed, making them more susceptible to addiction. That could mean depression, ADHD or an anxiety-disorder. A good and lasting recovery is almost impossible without also treating other conditions.
- What’s a typical day like? Before rehab, your loved one likely spent a lot of time either planning to drink or recovering from drinking. In addition to therapy, of course, part of rehab is finding new and fulfilling ways to enjoy life. At The Raleigh House, we believe strongly in the power of exercise. Our residents have access to a gym, yoga, boxing, swimming, rock-climbing and hiking. We offer cooking lessons, art therapy and plenty of interesting conversations by the fireplace or on the back patio.
- What is the facility like? It’s the services offered and high level of care that make The Raleigh House stand out, but it’s also important that your loved one feels like he or she is in a home, not a clinic. At The Raleigh House, you’ll find hardwood floors, modern furnishings, comfortable bedrooms, kitchens with granite counters and stainless steel appliances. We want your child to feel safe, welcome and comfortable. But most of all, we want to help them get better.
Let us Help Your Loved One
It’s a simple fact that some alcohol abuse rehab centers are better than others. The alcohol treatment program at The Raleigh House looks at the health of the whole person, including physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. We’ll make your loved one feel safe and comfortable—and then we’ll get to work. If you’d like more information, fill out our form or call us today.