Many men cannot begin the recovery process without being detoxified from alcohol. Detoxification/withdraw from alcohol can be a dangerous process. In fact, most often the recovery process begins in a detox a medical facility. The problem however lies in the ability for most men to remain sober. Statistics tell us that most men and women do not remain sober on their first detox. Sometimes it is only after numerous failures, (should they survive), that longer-term treatment is considered at an extended care residential alcohol rehab center. We are confident – out of the alcohol rehabs in New Hampshire – that we are one of the most effective choices.
What Happens at a Men’s Alcohol Rehab?
If the men’s alcohol rehab is working effectively - structure happens. Responsibility happens. Accountability happens. It would be safe to say that nearly all alcoholics at the beginning of their recovery journey would benefit from a structured, long-term alcohol rehab or extended care residential treatment program. Slightly less than 9% of those leaving a detox (for the first time) will remain sober for a year. Some of those leaving treatment will improve their chances by becoming involved in outpatient therapy, and 12 step program (Alcoholics Anonymous) or their religious leaning/their church. It could be said that each of these three alternatives above provide structure and support. Few will argue that all alcoholics share the traits of self-abuse, disregard for others, lying to cover up his or her behavior, neglecting family and friends and/or cheating on his job, his employment; IE; …a day’s wages for a day’s work. The alcoholic in the throes of his alcoholism will rarely perform well at work. So structure, responsibility, accountability, integrity and self-respect/respect for others are some of the traits that we first need to cultivate. Who could argue that in order to cultivate these traits we need to be around others? None of these traits can manifest alone.
Why the Riverbank House Men’s Alcohol Rehab?
The Riverbank House Man’s Alcohol Rehab calls itself a “whole” house, differentiating it from the halfway house experience. This terminology defines a perspective, a balance of working with the damage, accompanying guilt and/or shame – and contrasting that with rediscovering and nurturing of the higher human values that live within us all. When we were born, as babies, we were not broken. The Riverbank House Alcohol Rehab Community utilizes the 12 step program of Alcoholics Anonymous. This program is broadened by other spiritual principles such as “the 12 principles of Buddhism”, daily meditations, self-discovery activities, and yoga. The “Solo No More” program is a part of the alcohol rehab that emphasizes the importance of community. Obviously team activities emphasize the importance of receiving support from others. This is not unlike support we receive from the AA community. But the “Solo No More” focus seeks to instill the other half of the equation. That your giving to others, your participation with others – is of great import to them. This program is one way we begin to experience that we can and do make a difference. The programming at the Riverbank House men’s alcohol rehab utilizes four phases of progress. When we first enter the Riverbank House Alcohol Rehab – the first 30 days are focused and highly structured. In phase 2 we reveal or reestablish our educational and or career aspirations. We create a vision for ourselves. This work and envisioning process is supported by and individual Recovery Coach. Phase 3 and phase 4 continue the work of principled behavior set in the previous phases and move the resident into self-monitoring, self-care and self-disclosing (IE; learning to be open and available) behaviors. In reality Riverbank House is more economicallyreasonable than other men’s alcohol rehabs in New Hampshire–explore our House and see if Riverbank’s extended care men’s alcohol rehab (residential) is the right choice for you.