What is rehab?
Updated: Jan 12
Alcohol and drug rehabs are places where people who struggle with addiction can go to get help. Most privately-run rehabs – like Ocean Hills Detox and Rehabilitation – are run ‘inhouse’, which means you live at the facility for a period of time while you get better. A great benefit of residential care is that you can take time out of your life and completely focus on recovery from your addiction in a private, comfortable environment.
What do you do at rehab?
You will learn about the disease of addiction and the solution of recovery. The staff at rehabs – many of whom have lived experienced of addiction – include peer support workers, nurses, occupational therapists and other professional staff like doctors and mental health workers.
A day at rehab is completely focused on your recovery from the deadly disease of addiction.
A daily practice
A day at rehab is completely focused on your recovery from the deadly disease of addiction. From the time you get up in the morning to the last thing at night, your day is about healing your mind, body and soul. Daily activities include medical assessments, meditation, exercise, healthy eating, talking and listening to other addicts and many other therapies. You are supported by experienced professionals who are there to guide you into setting up a sustainable sober life.
Is it a spa or a holiday?
Though rehab facilities are places to heal and restore, most are not run like spas or retreats. Dealing with addiction is hard and requires a safe place with experienced professionals to support you every step of the way back to reclaiming your life.
Most rehabs in New Zealand, like Ocean Hills, are privately-run facilities that receive no government funding.
Does it cost?
Yes – coming to rehab does cost money. Most rehabs in New Zealand, like Ocean Hills, are privately-run facilities that receive no government funding. The value we provide is a private, safe place to get well and address the very serious disease of addiction, often with one-on-one care from experienced professionals. The support and guidance you will receive is world-class and most of all, comes straight from the heart.
What happens after rehab?
Recovery from addiction really starts when you leave rehab, which at Ocean Hills, usually involves a two-week stay. It’s important to implement and use the strategies you have learnt at rehab, and to stick close to a recovery community. Most rehabs will offer an aftercare programme to support you on your recovery journey.
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