Rehabilitation hospitals are institutions that assist in treating those addicted to narcotic substances such as drugs and alcohol.
In these facilities, patients are medically treated as well as educated through counselling and therapy about their addiction and how they can avoid using the narcotic substance in the future.
There are lots of different types of rehabilitation hospitals available to choose from, however the best and most widely used one today is known as 12 step facilitation Minnesota model rehab which is highly effective in helping patients to achieve long term sobriety.
The first phase of rehab may involve a supervised medical detoxification, which is aimed at minimising the effects of withdrawal symptoms that may be suffered before becoming involved in the other facets of the treatment program.
The National Treatment Outcome Research Study (NTORS) in 1996 proved that inpatient treatment were more effective in providing recovery that outpatient rehab.
For more information about NTORS, follow this link: http://www.dh.gov.uk/en/Publicationsandstatistics/Publications/PublicationsPolicyAndGuidance/DH_4084908
Rehabilitation hospitals will have to modify their treatment with every new patient as everyone’s addiction symptoms will differ and those that have the highest recovery rates are often the ones that actively participate and support their patients.