Our day to day lives are changing. Technologies that once seemed impossible are becoming necessities at home and at work. Is there a need for addiction rehabs to advance in the same way?
Waking up in the morning, the first thing most people tend to do is reach for their phone. After all its been a long night of no contact with the outside world. Emails have come in thick and fast throughout the night, maybe a text message or two and the need to check Facebook is prominent. Perhaps even checking the news headlines, I bet you can’t remember the last time your bought a physical news paper!
We then get into work and the first thing we do is switch on the computer/laptop. Check those emails again and maybe discreetly flick through Instagram and other social media.
The thought of being away from these technologies is scary, a little bit like the thought of going into a drug or alcohol rehab.
Residential rehab has long been the best proven way to ‘get clean’ from substance misuse. Staying clean in a residential rehab or detox center is very easy but what do you do once you leave and your daily routine is back on track?
Our routines with technologies are so structured, is our substance abuse fitting in just a bit too nicely along side them?
The most successful treatment plans in residential rehabs are 28 days. That’s 28 days in the confined safe bubble of those four walls, along side your piers who have been on the same journey as you. Unfortunately, 3 in 4 people who leave rehab cannot cope once the normal stresses of every day life are re-introduced and suffer relapses.
Advances in modern technology mean that there is now treatment available to get you clean in your real life. Do you have children dependent on you, a busy demanding job or are you just not able to ‘disappear’ for 28 days’?
Taking 28 days away from your life could just be impossible, but carrying on with your life in active addiction is likely to be impossible to.
Residential rehabs are wonderful places, some even like spa retreats. The treatment offered all over the country is exceptional and there are many options available. However, 24-hour care and support does come at a cost and this is something that may not be achievable for everyone. The patient is also fully committed to the program, with very little contact with family and friends outside and visiting restrictions. Not imprisoned however and able to leave at any time chosen, but this is likely to end your treatment process. Drug and alcohol treatment centers really take you away from the real world and going back home can be scary and challenging.
Now, I am not in any way suggesting that residential rehab is a bad idea. It does work, and a quarter of people ‘get it’ the first time and stay alcohol and substance free for good but real statistics show that a vast majority of people simply cannot cope once they are back at home.
So what if we could combine everything you are used to daily, your modern technologies, your own home and being able to carry on with work like normal. Creating no need for you to take any time out and showing you how to ‘get clean’ in your own environment…
Is that even possible?
Recovered addict Nicholas Conn who went through rehab and relapsed himself came up with the innovative and creative idea of The Online Rehab in 2013. After two years of creating the dream The Online Rehab went live in 2015 with incredible success rates.
Currently sitting at 87% success, The Online Rehab gives you a treatment just like you would get in a residential rehab. The only difference is that you are at home. The program is carried out every day for 28 days and there is no safety net of 24-hour care. Therefore, if someone would like to ‘use’ they can. Patients on The Online Rehab get clean because they are choosing too. They are enjoying the support in their own environment, being able to still go to work and not having to worry about child care and knowing that every evening they can log into their group and offload any of their stresses from that day.
Lives are stressful and The Online Rehabs fully accredited councillors and counselling phycologists are excellent at providing coping mechanisms. Doing rehab whilst still doing everything else you are used to is challenging but the proof is in the statistics and incredibly patients are becoming drug and alcohol free from their first day on the program.
The chance of relapse is drastically reduced by becoming clean in your own environment. There is no shock to the system when coming home after 28 days and not really knowing where to turn now or how to cope with your cravings.
Proof is, this really works!
If you would like any Online help or support please contact The Online Rehab by visiting, www.theonlinerehab.com