Drug and alcohol treatment centers are located in every state, and in most cities. These treatment centers specialize in the treatment of substance abuse, like alcohol and other drugs. This type of treatment center may offer inpatient care, where the patient is admitted and stays at the rehab center, and outpatient care, which is where the person in treatment visits the treatment center on a regular basis, which may be daily or weekly, depending on the individual and their stage of recovery.
The cost of treatment centers will vary widely, from as low as a few thousand dollars per month, to thousands of dollars per day or week. Some treatment centers cater to the wealthy or other target segments of the population, like teens, women, men, gays, lesbians, singles, and others. The cost will also reflect the amenities that are available at the center to a certain degree.
The accommodations at a treatment center that caters to stars like Lindsey Lohan and Nicole Richie will be much more luxurious and pampering than a treatment center for alcoholism that accepts most insurances and treats the general public. The treatments that are available will also differ according to the individual treatment center, but almost all alcoholism treatment centers have the same basic components to treatment, they just might be implemented in an alternative manner.
The first step of treatment at any treatment center will be detoxification. This process eliminates all of the alcohol and toxins from the body so that treatment and recovery can start. Medical care is normally needed for this step, because an alcoholic who stops drinking will suffer psychological and physical withdrawal symptoms.
Depending on the history of use by the individual in treatment, these symptoms can become severe and may require medical care to prevent serious injury. It may be necessary to prescribe a drug like Valium to protect the health of the patient being treated until the withdrawal stops or becomes manageable.
Alcoholism treatment centers usually have exercise equipment and routines that they employ to help the person in treatment work out and exercise. This will help to eliminate alcohol residue and toxins in the body faster, plus the person who is receiving treatment will feel better and not suffer from as many physical and psychological effects as severe during the withdrawal period. These centers also usually have saunas and swimming pools, and some may even have a jacuzzi or hot tubs as well.