Addiction has an impact on the overall life of an individual and also his or her family. It creates significant physical, mental, emotional, social, financial, and spiritual damages to the addict’s life. Therefore, the individual requires a restoration process of these damages due to the disease of addiction. Rehabilitation is therefore a process by which those suffering from problems with addiction achieve a state of physical, mental, emotional, social well-being and overall optimal functioning. A diverse range of approaches including group therapy, specific behaviour therapies to prevent relapse, involvement with mutual-help group, residence in a therapeutic community or half-way house, vocational training, and work experience are encompassed in this process. There is an expectation of social reintegration into the wider community.
Advantages of rehabilitation process-
1. In a residential rehabilitation centre, the individual’s physical health is taken care of by provision of a balanced diet, yoga and exercise, and a healthy routine. Since the person stops taking alcohol or drugs, physical health recoups comparatively faster.
2. The rehabilitation process involves meeting a group of addicts/alcoholics, all suffering from similar issues. When an individual starts involving in group activities, a sense of belonging seeps in and he or she feels connected, rather than isolated. This improves the individual’s motivation to change.
3. Rehabilitation setting also brings about a change in the process of thinking and feeling with the help of regular involvement in group and individual therapy sessions. An insight on understanding and learning skills to change unhealthy personality patterns develops, making them more productive.
4. In a full-term rehabilitation, various ways of handling stressful situations in everyday life that prove beneficial are taught to the clients so as to rationally appraise situations and deal with them without drinking/using.
5. Changing attitudes towards various activities in the repertoire of life also occurs and they learn to discover fun and enjoyment in the adventures of life without substances.
Residential/rehabilitation services at Hope Trust provide an environment free of substance abuse, with an expectation for compliance in a number of activities and development or recovery of social and life skills. A rehabilitation program aims to improve the quality of life of the addict/alcoholic and their families with solution-focused treatment.