When you think of rehab you probably think of a place where people with serious drug problems go to recover. Drug rehabilitation programmes are definitely the ones that seem to gain the most press – particularly when it comes to celebrities – but did you know that there are many types of rehabilitation services that can help you recover from a range of conditions including Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), anxiety and chronic depression?
Residential rehabilitation (rehab for short) involves an intense programme of recovery in a supervised setting. There are many stories of actors and singers who check themselves into rehab to get treatment for serious drug and alcohol dependency but you don’t have to be addicted to substances to benefit from a rehabilitation centre. These days there are rehab programmes for a range of conditions including mental illness.
What are the steps of rehab?
Traditionally, rehabilitation involves four distinct stages: intake, detoxification, therapy and aftercare.
Intake – allows the centre to check you in as a patient and gather information needed to assess your condition. This includes a medical examination and often blood tests to get a picture of your overall health. You can expect to be asked a lot of questions during intake and the result will be that the rehabilitation centre will come up with a treatment plan to best suit your needs.
Detoxification (detox for short) – if you have been drinking or using for a long period of time, you will most likely need to go through a detox process. As an important first step before treatment, detox involves your body being weened off whatever substance it is dependent on. This is usually done under medical supervision and can be a physically painful process as the body adjusts itself.
Therapy – to ensure you don’t fall back into old habits, therapy is a vital step in most rehabilitation programmes and usually takes place once you’ve made it through the phase of physical withdrawals. Therapy involves understanding the thought patterns and repetitive behaviours that led to your addiction and then adopting new practices. Rehabilitation centres will offer a range of therapies to suit every patient from individual and group counselling, to CBT, to 12 Step Programmes.
Aftercare – the final step of rehab is just as important as the first step and it’s about maintaining a healthy and happy state of being once your primary programme is complete. This includes scheduled ‘check-ins’ with your rehabilitation centre, attending group meetings for support and encouragement, hotlines that you can call when you are feeling like you need help, as well as one-on-one counselling sessions on a regular basis in the months following
your completion of rehab.
Rehab for mental health problems
Even though the majority of rehabilitation programmes are designed for addicts there are more and more rehab centres offering treatment for people suffering from debilitating mental health conditions such as depression, anxiety and trauma. If you’re someone who has experienced any of these conditions you will understand how they have the potential to impact every area of your life. Rather than getting the odd counselling session and then suffering on your own, why not consider booking yourself into a rehab centre and getting proper treatment and support so that you can move forward with the right tools?
Rehab is the most effective way of treating a condition that affects all aspects of your life. It offers a holistic and supported approach to recovery. There are several mental health conditions that can be treated in a rehabilitation centre:
Depression – can lead to diminished confidence and motivation which can have serious impacts on a person’s work-life and relationships. When things get really bad, those with chronic depression can stop eating well, put on weight and resort to prescription and illegal drugs to numb their pain. Depression retreat programmes look at the causes and triggers of the illness and address these issues through counselling, therapy and sometimes medical intervention.
Anxiety – can create huge challenges for sufferers when it comes to completing simple everyday tasks like performing work duties, getting to sleep at night, eating a healthy diet and interacting socially with others. The condition often becomes worse when a person is alone which is one of the reasons why getting treatment in a supportive and nurturing environment, with 24-hour care, can be the best way forward for sufferers.
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) – is a type of anxiety disorder that results in recurring nightmares, flashbacks and panic attacks relating to a particularly traumatic event. The trauma could be a serious road accident, a violent or sexual assault or a distressing pregnancy or birth. Insomnia is one of the most common side effects of this condition. PTSD sufferers also are more prone to develop a drug addiction. Rehab not only helps sufferers create new thought patterns relating to the traumatic incident, but also assist with getting their life back on track when it comes to establishing healthy eating and sleeping routines.
Choosing a mental health rehab that’s right for you
A number of quality mental health retreats in Bali specialise in providing treatment programmes for people suffering from addiction, PTSD, anxiety and depression. There are various types of rehabilitation programmes to help you gain control of your life again. The island’s tranquil setting is the ideal place to re-focus your mind, clear negative thought patterns and get your mental and physical health back to the best that it can be.
Rehabs in Bali employ a team of highly skills and compassionate professionals who are experienced in providing support to those who suffer from addiction and mental health issues – and offering tailored treatment programmes so that you will leave feeling empowered and refreshed when you return to your life back home. Rehabilitation programmes in Bali are much more affordable than those offered at private facilities in countries like Australia or the UK.
Visit https://balirehabguide.com.au/ for a free private consultation to discuss mental health rehab programmes in Bali.