Commons Questions About Alcohol Rehab

Individuals are often unsure about what to expect when receiving alcohol rehab treatment at a residential facility. This is why we have created the below list of frequently asked questions with answers carefully put together by our team of clinical experts in the hope of addressing any prior concerns or misconceptions about rehab.

Continue reading to find out more about alcohol rehab or alternatively get in touch with our admissions team.

Q1: Is My Alcohol Addiction Bad Enough?

A: The myth that a chronic addiction must be present, to access rehab, has complicated the situation for many addicts. When in fact, any form of alcohol use disorder can be treated through rehab.

Alcohol rehab is an adaptable service that fits individual needs and circumstances. Treatments and therapies can be changed to consider personal relationships with alcohol. Everything from the timeline of rehab to the amount of support that is offered will be recommended to alleviate your alcohol problems.

For an addiction assessment, contact our team at Asana Lodge on 01908 489 421. We offer bespoke inpatient rehab programmes.

Q2: Why Does Alcohol Rehab Have A Stigma?

A: Preparing for alcohol rehab is very important in order to make sure that you can commit to and focus on what’s ahead. You should use this time to set aside your finances and your availability for rehab. You should also prepare by familiarising yourself with the rehab process and the type of expectations that will be asked of you.

Everything from your personal responsibilities to your workplace tasks should be tied up. Guidance will also be provided on what to pack for rehab, and what to expect through your admission into alcohol rehab.

Q3: Should I Travel For Alcohol Rehab?

A: Alcohol rehab centres are available across the UK. If you select outpatient rehab, you may be restricted when it comes to your location. Yet if you select inpatient rehab, you will have the chance to travel for rehab.

Checking into an alcohol rehab facility on the other side of the country can offer many benefits. The most prevalent is the chance to recover in a new and private environment, away from your everyday norms.

A new setting can help to motivate a change in outlook, routine, and commitment. Travelling for rehab is therefore an option if you are set away from Asana Lodge. Alternatively, if you are local to Towcester, you can still experience an escape from alcohol and its effects.

Q4: Why Does Alcohol Rehab Have A Stigma?

A: Addiction is a highly stigmatised condition. People who suffer from alcoholism are heavily stereotyped and categorised. There are also negative associations around rehab, pre-judging those who enter and require support.

Overlooking the stigma of addiction will be one of the biggest obstacles for some people. Yet by doing so, the benefits of recovery can be best experienced. Receiving treatment in a setting where you are surrounded by like-minded individuals such as in-patient rehab is a great way to beat the stigma and focus more on becoming a better version of yourself.

Q5: How Much Does Alcohol Rehab Treatment Cost?

A: The cost of alcohol rehab will depend on your chosen provider, programme, and the type of treatment that you commit to. There are also a number of options whilst funding rehab.

Your personal circumstances will be considered here at Asana Lodge, as we believe in offering affordable yet effective rehab programmes.

A wide variety of services, resources and facilities will be inclusive of private rehab. Free aftercare is offered, whilst experiencing full use of our treatment centre.

For a personal quote, we encourage you to reach out to our admissions team.

Q6: What Is A Typical Day In Alcohol Rehab Like?

A: Most rehab programmes will begin with alcohol detox. Withdrawing and getting clean from alcohol will be essential before starting addiction treatment. Once withdrawal symptoms have been bypassed, a typical day in alcohol rehab will focus on therapy and supportive activities.

Each day in rehab will differ depending on needs and responses. Schedules will also vary between our clients, as some will require additional support for health issues.

A typical day will focus on motivating positive and healthy intentions, will promote therapy sessions, in individual, group and family formats, and will also include some holistic sessions.

The type of treatment and therapy that is recommended for you will depend on your wellbeing and addiction type. The type of addiction treatment that we offer includes:

Q7: What Happens After Alcohol Rehab?

A: One of the most common questions about alcohol rehab surrounds post-rehab life. Change to physical habits and psychological outlooks are indefinitely expected. Sobriety is also an achievable goal.

To help with the transition between alcohol rehab and everyday life, aftercare support is available. Aftercare services are in place to help solidify change, to guide recovering addicts through sobriety and also support further goals.

To stop drinking can result in many lifestyle changes, which must be accepted and sustainably followed. The likes of relapse prevention planning, support groups and 12-step recovery plans will be offered for free through aftercare.

Q8: How Do I Stay Sober After Alcohol Rehab?

A: Staying sober after alcohol rehab will involve maintenance. Rehab will provide you with the knowledge and tools to reach and lead a sober life. Life after rehab will require focus and commitment, to maintain such a lifestyle.

Healthy choices, strong coping skills, relapse prevention plans, clean environments, supportive relationships, and self-awareness will help to increase the value and likelihood of sobriety.

Q9: Will My Social Life Change After Alcohol Rehab?

A: There’s a strong chance that your social life will change after rehab. Right now, your social life may be fuelling your drinking problem. From the people you associate with to the environments that you visit, social influences may be triggering alcohol abuse.

Due to this, you should expect to make some changes, be more mindful and opt for activities/associates/settings which support addiction recovery.

Although it will take some time to adjust to, you’ll have a community of like-minded people to help you along the way.

Q10: What Happens If I Relapse?

A: Relapsing is common, especially through early recovery. To relapse means that greater levels of alcohol intervention are required. For example, you may need to be more mindful of your triggers, or you may require more support through aftercare.

In the event of a relapse, you will have a plan in place, prepared with an exit strategy. You’ll also have a dedicated team to hand, to help you suppress your cravings and/or consumption.

Reverting a relapse is possible, by acknowledging the fault and by completing further addiction treatment. Leading a fulfilled life, even after relapse is possible.

Get In Touch

At Asana Lodge, we’re here to help you through every step of the rehabilitation process. Reach out with your questions about alcohol rehab, or for support throughout your admissions process. Having concerns is normal whilst approaching rehab. We’re here to help you benefit from the next steps of alcohol withdrawal, rehabilitation, and long-term addiction recovery.


John Gillen - Author - Last Updated: 16 February 2022

John has travelled extensively around the world, culminating in 19 years’ experience looking at different models. He is the European pioneer of Nad+ (Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide) treatment to Europe in 2010; and recently back from the USA bringing state of the art Virtual Reality Relapse Prevention and stress reduction therapy. his passion extends to other metabolic disturbances and neurodegenerative diseases.

The journey continues, in recent times john has travelled to Russia to study and research into a new therapy photobiomudulation or systemic laser therapy working with Nad+ scientists and the very best of the medical profession in the UK and the USA, together with Nadcell, Bionad Clinics own select Doctors, nurses, dieticians and therapists, Johns’ passion continues to endeavour to bring to the UK and Europe new developments with Nad+ therapy in preventive and restorative medicine and Wellness. In 2017 John Gillen was made a visiting Professor at the John Naisbitt university in Belgrade Serbia.