Alcohol Treatment Residential In Quebec
One of the things that really bothers addiction experts about the government-run alcohol rehabilitation programs is the brevity of the programs. They feel that if the program is truly going to be effective, it has to last longer than twenty-eight days, which is the standard length of time for Quebec’s government programs.
The experts do have a point. The counselors who are working in Quebec’s short term rehab programs are struggling to keep everything on schedule. They have been assigned with the task or educating every single addict who walks through the door, and they have to accomplish this in twenty-eight days. This does not give the counselor enough time to customize an alcohol rehab treatment that will suit the individual addict.
The longer-term programs mean that the counseling can be more leisurely, that the counselor and addict can really get to know one another and come up with a counseling plan that perfectly suits the addict’s personality. The other advantage is that the longer an addict is in a rehab program the more dried out they are going to be. Addicts who are admitted into a long term, private programs are introduced to all sorts of workshops and games, which are designed to teach them to face their fear and also help them develop some life skills that they are eventually going to need. A high number of addicts who go through a long-term program usually continue to stay sober after they have been released.
The reason that the government is hesitant to extend the length of the government-run programs is that some addicts cannot leave their families behind for more than a month at a time. Plus, every year there are lots of success stories about people who have gone through a short term program and being able to stay away from alcohol for years and years.