5 Ways Alcohol Rehab Can Help After Relapse
By The Recovery Village
Last Updated: September 21, 2023
Myth: “Quitting alcohol didn’t work; why try again?”
Fact: Relapsing after trying to quit alcohol can be discouraging, but it doesn’t mean failure. It’s a normal part of recovery where multiple tries may be necessary to help you avoid alcohol longer.
Whether you’ve attended alcohol rehab before or tried to stop drinking without it, alcohol addiction treatment at Orlando Recovery Center can make the difference for a longer recovery.
1. Alcohol Rehab Separates You from Triggers
Attending inpatient alcohol rehab means living onsite at the rehab center while receiving treatment. This can give you some much-needed time away from the things that trigger you to crave alcohol. This can include:
- Places where you drink, like a local bar or friend’s house
- Parties or other holiday gatherings
- Friends you drink with regularly
- People who enable your addiction
- Family-related stress
- Stress from your job or school
- Being alone at home
Separating yourself from your triggers helps you focus entirely on your recovery and minimize the risk of relapsing while you recover.
2. Alcohol Rehab Helps You Finish Your Detox
Alcohol detox is often a difficult experience for people with alcohol addiction. Alcohol withdrawal symptoms can be uncomfortable and scary, leading many to start drinking again to avoid them or find relief.
At Orlando Recovery Center, our medical detox program gives you a comfortable, alcohol-free environment with 24/7 medical supervision and support to ensure you finish your detox safely. Your medical team can administer medications to ease withdrawal symptoms and transfer you to inpatient rehab immediately after detox.
3. Alcohol Rehab Gets to the Root of Your Addiction
Alcohol use disorder is a legitimate medical condition that often has deeper roots than your relationship with alcohol itself. Many people who struggle with alcohol also struggle with poor mental health, painful relationships, or past trauma.
Our therapists help you get to the root of your addiction and address the emotional, physical and mental needs that fuel your cravings. Understanding yourself better is the first step to a successful recovery that lasts.
4. Alcohol Rehab Helps You Build a Support System
At Orlando Recovery Center, you’ll attend group therapy several times per week and get to know your peers in recovery. You’ll share your experiences, struggles and strategies for recovery with each other to build life-changing friendships. Your time at our facility will also teach you how to build and maintain relationships that further encourage your sobriety.
5. Alcohol Rehab Gives You Tools for Recovery
Patients who commit themselves to sobriety and graduate from Orlando Recovery Center can enter their recovery with:
- Strategies to manage cravings
- A personalized relapse prevention plan
- Sober hobbies they can continue after treatment
- Support group recommendations
- Medical and therapeutic referrals for continued care
- Medication-assisted treatment, when medically appropriate
- Nobu, our mental health wellness app
Debunking Other Alcohol Rehab Myths
Shame around relapse isn’t the only alcohol rehab myth. Get the facts around these seven alcohol rehab myths and take the first step towards getting your life back.
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