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One of the biggest addiction myths out there is that quitting is a matter of will power. The truth? Addiction is a disease that requires treatment.
So once an addict makes the decision to get better, he or she has one very important choice to make as part of the alcohol rehabilitation process: Where to go for help.
The Raleigh House, based in Denver, has taken hundreds of people on the same journey you’re looking to make.
Treatment & Rehabilitation of Alcohol Addicts at The Raleigh House
1. Education. Most people who end up at rehab have not spent a whole lot of time researching addiction. How does alcohol change the brain? What are its effects on the body? How does depression or anxiety relate to addiction? What is the science behind your recovery?
2. Therapy. When you arrive at The Raleigh House you will be introduced to a Master’s level clinician who will serve as your primary therapist. There will also be group therapy, as well as many formal and informal interactions with other members of our staff.
3. Medical/Nursing Services. Every aspect of a person must be addressed for a successful recovery, including all physical and mental health issues. Medications will be managed and post-addiction needs will be addressed—all by professionals who specialize in the treatment and rehabilitation of alcohol addicts.
4. Peer Support. First of all, you’ll be living with a group of people who can truly empathize with you. Think of it as an all-day support group. But you’ll also be attending local 12-Step meetings (or an alternative support group, depending on your needs and preferences).
5. Nutrition. More than ever, your body needs to be nurtured. Raleigh House meals are prepared by a chef who is trained in a pro-recovery diet and takes food preferences, such as vegetarian and gluten-free, into account. Food supplements (amino acids, vitamins and minerals) help restore your body, and issues such as sleep, digestion and hydration are also addressed.
6. Recreation. We’ve all heard about the natural endorphins released during physical activity. And we’re not talking bout slogging it out on a treadmill every day (unless that’s your thing). At The Raleigh House, there are opportunities for yoga, boxing, swimming, rock-climbing and hiking.
7. New Experiences. In your old life, you may have spent a lot of time planning your drinking, actually drinking and recovering from drinking. Part of the alcohol rehabilitation process is finding new and fulfilling ways to enjoy life. In addition to recreation, you’ll have the opportunity to engage in art therapy, cooking lessons and holiday celebrations. It’s about learning a new way to enjoy life—not just getting rid of the old way.
8. A Safe Haven. It’s the services offered and high level of care that make The Raleigh House stand out, but it’s also important to be comfortable in your surroundings. You want to feel like you’re 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. You can lounge on the back patio with new friends. Or sit by the fireplace with a good book and a cup of tea.
Find Hope and Help at The Raleigh House
Some alcohol treatment methods are better than others. The treatment program at The Raleigh House looks at the whole person. This isn’t about taking something away from you. It’s about giving you hope. No, it won’t be easy—and that’s why we’re here to help. If you’re ready to consider treatment, fill out our form to learn more or call us today.