Rehab Centers and Their Effectiveness

Rehab Centers

The rehabilitation of the addictive behavior is not a new thing. It had started way back in the early 1800s as an early temperance movement in the United States of America. The main aim of this movement was to promote abstinence from the substance.

The early rehab centers in America were known as ‘Sober Houses’ where people lived in groups away keeping themselves away from the addictive substances. The first Sober Houses appeared in New York and Boston areas.

Slowly the rehabilitation work shifted from the hands of the goodwill societies to the medical institutions, and people were treated in hospitals, sanitariums and psychiatric wards.

The rehabilitation program settings for the treatment may resemble a clinical facility in a high security prison or a luxury resort or anything that comes between There are various regimes of treatment which are classified based on the duration of the treatment. The rehabilitation treatment is usually carried out as inpatient treatment, outpatient treatment and partial hospitalization. The inpatient treatment is also known as residential treatment where the addicts are monitored and cared for all the 24 hours a day and seven days a week. In other works they are under constant observation. The duration of the inpatient treatment maybe for less than a month or may even be a long term one. In the outpatient treatment, the patient will visit the facility and attend support group meetings, get the medications and receive counseling. The patient can carry out his normal life, go to work and sleep in his own bed.

Partial hospitalization method is a combination of both the methods where the patient stays in the facility and undergoes treatment during the day and is allowed to go home at night. Even the prisons are incorporating the rehab facilities in order to reform the inmates and it has proven to be very effective.