Alternatives to Standard Rehab Treatments

By on August 19, 2019
Rehab treatments

If you recognize your addiction and want to get sober, but other commitments or the cost are preventing you from attending rehab, then you may want to look at the alternatives to standard rehab treatments that are available. Not only this but as you get older, rehab becomes a less beneficial option due to its disruption to your daily life. From tried-and-tested outpatient rehab treatments to new treatments such as supplement therapy, there is a wide range of alternatives to suit every lifestyle. 

  • Outpatient Rehab 

Outpatient rehab is perfect for those who are looking for a strong level of support from medical professionals combined with wanting to be within their own homes. You can decide to opt for intensive outpatient rehab, where you will have a weekly timetable of appointments, resources and counseling sessions to support you through the process, or outpatient care, which is usually trialed for those who have finished rehab or for whom it was not a success. At an outpatient rehab, you will have daily access to all of the facilities that you need, such as medical services, and the approaches that can most help you to recover through a program created additional your individual needs, such as cognitive-behavioral therapy. This can help you to recover while being able to stay in your supportive and comforting home environment. 

  • Community Treatments

Community treatments, such as 12-step programs like Alcoholics Anonymous, can help you to get the treatment that you need within a supportive group of people who are experiencing similar issues with addiction. Most of these groups are funded by donations, meaning that they are accessible to everyone, and allow you to share your own experiences with others, ensure that you do not feel alone in your struggles, and can help you to give and have support during your journey. There are also many peer recovery options that specialize in specific methods or experiences, with religion-based, abstinence-based, and self-help based options available depending on the method that you believe will benefit you. 

  • Natural Recovery 

Although natural recovery is notoriously difficult, many people choose natural recovery as the best and least invasive option to help them to get sober. However, natural recovery has a higher chance of relapse than other forms of treatment, and a third of people who are abstinent for less than a year will be able to stay sober in the future. You must also be prepared to manage withdrawal symptoms such as nausea, insomnia, and stomach cramps, which, without the right medication, may encourage a relapse. Additionally, some natural withdrawals can be incredibly dangerous, such as withdrawal from sedative drugs and alcohol, and you must ensure that you seek medical help with these.  

  • Supplement Therapy and Meditation

There are also some natural methods of withdrawal which can boost your recovery when used alongside other methods. These include supplement therapy, which promotes healthy eating to boost mood and lessen the need for drugs. For instance, consuming amino acids is proven to help recovering addicts as they heighten your positive mood. Not only this, but meditation has many benefits such as helping to boost mood, reflect on your triggers, and increase the chemicals to your brain. 


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Alternatives to Standard Rehab Treatments