What is the Admission Process for Rehabilitation Centres?

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What is the Admission Process for Rehabilitation Centres?

18 March, 2020Articles, News

The choice to enter treatment for alcoholism or addiction is often a choice that goes beyond the addict or alcoholic. Ultimately, the addict or alcoholic must be willing enough to enter treatment, but more often than not it requires family and friends to get involved and offer support. The professionals who work at rehabilitation centres like Crossroads Recovery Centres, are familiar with the intricacies of this process and are trained to handle each case on an individual basis.

The admission process for rehabilitation centres differs from case to case, depending on the circumstances under which the addict or alcoholic is admitted to treatment. On occasion, the family or friends of addicts and alcoholics can arrange for a staged intervention with a counsellor from a treatment centre or a member of a 12-step fellowship. Interventions are designed to confront the addict or alcoholic with the reality of their disease, the consequences of their behaviour and in some cases, it serves as a way to deliver an ultimatum or a moment of clarity where they are presented with the important choice to enter treatment.

Rehabilitation centres are places for recovery from addiction. Their programmes are structured in a way that gradually introduces the addict back into society after a period of physical, emotional and spiritual healing. Usually, the admission process begins with an extensive questionnaire and a medical examination to determine the addict’s physical condition and get an idea of where they are in their detox process. Depending on the findings of this examination, they may be admitted to a detox programme within the relevant facility or integrated into the recovery community at the treatment centre, where they will attend group and individual therapy sessions.

As part of the admission process, often, addicts will be asked to hand in their phone to the treatment team for safekeeping while they are encouraged to concentrate on recovery for an appropriate amount of time. Visiting times and frequencies will be agreed upon with family and friends, according to the admission rules of the relevant treatment centre. Rehabilitation centres each have their own set of rules that apply to the treatment programme – these rules will be stated upfront as part of the admission process.

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