Making the decision to go to rehab is a big choice, one that could change the course of your life. It’s important to choose the rehab that’s right for you. In California, alcohol rehab is available at many centers, but not all of them have the same approach to treatment. Whether you want a 12 step program or not is up to you. There are also treatment programs that have a more holisticapproach and that also put you in better control of where treatment goes. Depending on your personality and background, any of these approaches could work.
The treatment programs with the highest rate of success are those who allow patients to participate in the planning of their treatment. This allows treatment to be tailored to you unique background and needs. Because not every patient is the same, this individualized approach to treatment seems to produce the best results. You learn to understand your addiction, where your strengths and weaknesses lie, and gain a greater understanding of who you are. Rehab is an opportunity to learn the skills to live healthfully and purposefully for the rest of your life. When you enter rehab, you also become part of a community. Your strongest support will come from the professionals there to help and others who share your same experiences. By lending your own hand when others need it, you build confidence and a sense of purpose that will stay with you beyond the center. The sense of community in rehab extends far beyond your time spent there, and is a solid source of support when you need it.