1 week alcohol rehab

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1 week alcohol rehab is a short-term addiction treatment option for those struggling with substance abuse.

It primarily entails detox without the psychotherapeutic treatments that accompany detox. 

The 1 week alcohol detox is ideal for people who don't have a long history of addiction. It's ideal for those with a good support system or who are too busy to seek extensive treatment.  

People who lack funds to pay for a 30-day treatment programme can also benefit from this short-term rehab. 

This rehab programme can be conducted either using a medicated model or a non-medicated model.

The non-medicated process, also known as 'cold turkey,' is the most effective approach to detox within such a short amount of time [1].  

However, it's crucial to seek this treatment in a safe environment under medical supervision.

Attempting non-medicated detox without supervision can be life-threatening. 

Medicated detox makes alcohol treatment easier. In this case, rehab clinics use medication such as long-acting benzodiazepines to lower the urge to drink.  

Other pharmaceutical tools and medication can also be used to manage withdrawal symptoms. But medication can prolong the treatment beyond the one week. 

The 1-week alcohol rehab aims to help the patient manage their withdrawal symptoms.  

The first step entails visiting your GP for an assessment. Physical examinations and laboratory tests will help determine whether the one-week treatment is suitable for you. 

The factors considered are: 

  • The type of drug 
  • Duration of intake 
  • Severity of the addiction 

It's not advisable for alcoholics to seek this short-term treatment as a quick fix.  

Achieving long-term sobriety is a life-long commitment. In addition, recovery can be difficult and uncomfortable.

Therefore, it's recommended that you consult your GP or a rehab clinic to discuss the right treatment for you. 

It is advised that people suffering from alcohol abuse, addiction, or any form of substance misuse to prepare them for discharge. 

The counselling sessions cover topics such as: 

  • The root cause of the addiction 
  • How addiction affects family relationships. 
  • Developing coping and avoidance tactics 
  • Reintegrating into work and social life. 

The 1 week treatment plan aims to get the person on the road to recovery.

After the programme, you will need access to community-based services. Support groups such as Alcoholics Anonymous can give you much-needed support in the recovery journey. 

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10 day alcohol rehab 

The 10 day alcohol rehab is ideal for those seeking the basic recovery tools for alcohol addiction.

It is a good introduction to recovery and suits those who are worried about the cost of treatment. 

This is a good option for: 

  • Those in need of medically assisted detox but cannot get away for 30 days of treatment. 
  • People who have been unsuccessful in intensive outpatient programmes. 
  • Anyone who has experienced a recent relapse after multiple treatment attempts but cannot afford a 30-day or 90-day rehab programme. 
  • Anyone who needs detoxification 
  • Anyone who needs to re-establish their sobriety date in a 12 step programme. 

Addiction treatment for the 10 days vary depending on the facility. Some offer aversion therapy to break the addiction cycle [3]. 

Other treatment facilities offer [4]: 

  • Counselling 
  • Free confidential addiction assessment 
  • 24 hours professional support 
  • Family intervention 
  • EMDR and PTSD treatments 
  • A safe and conducive environment for addiction recovery. You're away from the stressors or triggers that lead to your alcoholism. 
  • You're not alone in the fight against that addictive behaviour. 

Similar to the 1 week alcohol rehab, the 10 day alcohol rehab requires you to undergo an assessment.

You start by consulting your GP to address your drinking problem and the best treatment needs. 

If you're not comfortable talking to your GP, you can reach out to your local residential treatment centre. They offer confidential help, and for most facilities, the calls are free. 

When you arrive inpatient rehab centre, you'll experience the following: 

  • You will be assessed so that your care practitioner can create the right treatment plan depending on your alcohol use disorder. You may need to undergo a detox programme. 
  • You may be assigned a consultant psychiatrist to handle your care and drug treatment. Based on your diagnosis, they will suggest additional drugs, individual therapy and group work to help you stay sober in your recovery process. 
  • Most likely, you'll be assigned to group therapy in a local community group or organization, such as aa meetings, e.t.c. 
  • You'll possibly be assigned to a therapist or support worker near you. 
  • You may receive literature on the 12-step recovery. 
  • You'll probably share a room with other alcohol and drug users. 
  • You'll also meet the rest of the addicts, which in a sense gives you support as you realize you're not alone in the fight against alcoholism. 

The components of a 10 day alcohol rehab programme include: 

  • Detox 
  • Counselling 
  • Medical assessment 
  • Aftercare 
  • Halfway houses 

2 week alcohol rehab 

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A 2 week alcohol rehab also requires you to consult a GP first. Your history of use and severity of addiction will help determine whether this treatment is suitable for you.  

The two week rehab is suitable for those with limited funds. If you're unable to leave your work for three months to enter residential treatment, then the two weeks addiction treatment works for you.  

The aim of the two weeks treatment is detox and stabilization. Alcohol addiction comes with dangerous withdrawal symptoms. 

The moment you stop drinking, you experience symptoms such as: 

  • Anxiety  
  • Depression  
  • Trouble sleeping  
  • Delirium tremens (DTs): A life-threatening symptom that can make you hallucinate or get seizures.  
  • Shakiness of hands  
  • Unstable changes in heart rate and blood pressure.  
  • Confusion, plus many other symptoms  
  • Appetite changes  
  • Restlessness  

Withdrawal symptoms can appear within hours after your last drink [5].  

Severe withdrawal symptoms are common in heavy drinkers or people who have had the drinking problem for a long period of time. Most withdrawal symptoms last roughly seven days [6].  

In 14 days, you get to overcome the withdrawal symptoms safely and comfortably.  

The two week rehab programmes typically includes the following stages: 

a) Evaluation: You start with a medically supervised detox to ensure your withdrawal symptoms are properly managed.  

b) Stabilization: As you experience the physical and psychological effects of withdrawal, you will need medical care. The goal of this phase is to ensure that you are medically stable during the withdrawal process.  

c) Ongoing support for continued treatment and recovery: If you go for an inpatient programme, you'll receive 24 hour support. Outpatient facilities also provide you with support but it's different as you don't remain in the centre overnight.  

Inpatient facilities provide you with a compassionate care that's personalized to meet your needs. Most facilities offer drug and alcohol addiction and co-occurring mental health issues [7].  

Some facilities offer the two week alcohol rehab treatment as a standalone service after detox [8].  

In those two weeks, your situation will be clinically reviewed by a team of expert clinicians and staff physicians.

They will conduct custom medical, psychiatric, biological, nutritional, and psychosocial assessments.

This is essential to understand the root cause of your addiction and helps create a custom treatment plan that's suitable for you.  

Typically, you'll receive services such as: 

  • Individual therapy  
  • Family therapy  
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy  
  • Medical assessment  
  • Clinical assessment  

Executive rehab facilities may offer other treatment options such as: 

  • Music therapy  
  • Relapse prevention  
  • Case management  
  • Mindfulness therapy  
  • Group Yoga sessions  
  • Expressive arts therapy  
  • Dialectical behaviour therapy  

3 week alcohol rehab 

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Those seeking treatment can go for a 3 week alcohol abuse treatment. Treatment entails basically the same items found in the two weeks programme.

The only difference is that you get to stay in a supportive care environment for three weeks.  

Alcohol addiction is a complex problem that affects your physical and mental health. The withdrawal symptoms are even deadly, and even after rehab, you have to overcome the risk of relapse.  

The decision to stay in rehab for three weeks is best decided by clinician following the initial assessment. It's up to the specialist to determine the necessary length of stay depending on your needs.  

As a general rule, the longer you stay in treatment, the better the outcome for long-term abstinence [9].  

The three week treatment option includes alcohol detox combined with counselling. Most treatment facilities offer family support for those with children [10].  

Family members get to participate in the treatment process and sometimes in the counselling sessions. Most facilities offer holistic services so that the clients health remains properly managed.  

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1 month alcohol rehab 

A 1 month alcohol rehab will require you to step down from your job. It will require you to allocate your day to day duties to others as this treatment programme entails going for inpatient care.  

Most drug and alcohol treatment facilities recommend the one-month programme because: 

  • Most private insurance covers include one month rehab treatments  
  • Its one month away from social pressures  
  • You get to engage in a comprehensive programme  
  • You continue to receive aftercare support 
  • Allows you to get away and focus on self-improvement 
  • You will receive essential skills that help you maintain sobriety after the programme.  

In one month, you participate in: 

  • A detox programme which is the first step of recovery for most people.  
  • Develop an Individualized treatment method. You work with a clinician to develop a care plan that suits your needs.  
  • Counselling. It's a major part of addiction recovery. You may attend different kinds, from family, group and individual counselling.  
  • Therapy, e.g. cognitive behavioural, dialectical behavioural therapy e.t.c 
  • Support groups. Several centres promote participation in support groups such as Alcoholics Anonymous.  
  • Aftercare plan. As you undergo treatment, you'll also work with your counsellor to develop an aftercare plan for when the treatment ends. Aftercare may include sober living arrangements, continued therapy, and a commitment to attend support groups.  

The type of programme you experience varies depending on the facility. That's why it's important for you to find a centre that suits your needs to boost your chances for long-term recovery.  

Each person undergoes a different care process. Some may have to undergo intensive rehab if they're suffering from health conditions due to drug or alcohol abuse. Such people may need more advanced care.  

The severity of a person's physical and psychological addiction generally influences the length of treatment.  

Alcohol rehab for women

Although men and women can both develop an addiction to alcohol, women are at greater risk of experiencing severe side effects of alcohol consumption than men. While women are physically and mentally vulnerable while drunk, they also develop chronic health issues like cancer due to drinking. [10]

In places like the United States, around 16 million women use illicit drugs, and pregnant women are at greater risk of harming their babies. These prevalent issues encouraged the development of effective gender-specific roadmaps in alcohol rehab for women

Christian alcohol rehabilitation centres

In general, alcohol rehab centres are not subject to or bound to religious rules. However, if you wish to stay connected with your faith during rehab, Christian alcohol rehabilitation centres may be the best option for you. 

Christian addiction treatment centres support their substance abuse treatment programmes with Christian values and teachings. For this kind of inpatient facility, connecting to a higher spiritual power is vital in recovery. 

By connecting with other Christians and attending regular church services, inpatients of a Christian faith-based rehab can get through the difficulty of addiction treatment with solid spiritual support.

In conclusion  

The 1-week, two-weeks, three-weeks and one month programme fall under short-term addiction treatment.

These programmes were designed for a specific group in mind. They cater for people with mild to moderate addictions who have never gone through drug treatment.  

These programmes are also suitable for people who've already started letting go of alcohol and need a great deal of support. Once you go for these treatments, you get a 24 hour care from professionals.  

You can either go for medicated or non-medicated detox as your first step towards managing the problem.

A care practitioner of the rehab facility or your GP will help determine which is the best process depending on your addiction.  

Some facilities not only deal with the substance abuse or alcohol but also with the mental health issues. This dual diagnosis increases the chances for maintaining sobriety in the long-term.

Others incorporate group counselling or family counselling which contributes to their holistic care package.  

You need to bear in mind that the longer the length of stay, the higher the costs. Some inpatient rehabs may cost about $6,000 for a 30 day programme [11]. 

The good news is that most health insurance companies offer a comprehensive cover that caters for most of the expenses. Rehab centres also accept other financing options.  

Whether you go for a long-term or a short-term programme, the success of each treatment depends on your level of commitment. Loved ones can have your back but eventually it's your attitude and commitment that will help you stay sober.  

Alcohol addiction is a health problem that can be managed using treatment.  

You don't have to prolong payment as you have a variety of treatment options depending on the time you're willing to allocate to get better.  

Once your 1 week, 2-week, or 3-week programme ends, the doors remain open. Most facilities provide free aftercare.

Others offer a 90 day relapse programme and other support services that you need in your journey towards recovery.  

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About the author

Peter Szczepanski

Pete has been on the GPhC register for 29 years. He holds a Clinical Diploma in Advanced Clinical Practice and he is a Clinical Lead in Alcohol and Substance Misuse for Abbeycare Gloucester and works as the Clinical Lead in Alcohol and Substance Use in Worcestershire. To read more about Pete visit his LinkedIn profile.