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(rē′hăb′) Informal
Rehabilitation, especially a program of treatment for an injury or an addiction.

re′hab′ber n.

rehabilitation (rehab)

Etymology: L, re + habitalas, aptitude
the restoration of an individual or a part to normal or near normal function after a disabling disease, injury, addiction, or incarceration. rehabilitate, v.

Patient discussion about rehab

Q. how long should rehab be? if someone has been alcoholic for only a few months, how long should rehab take?

A. i'm not an expert but i had the chance to work with drug addicted. from what i know it really depends on the patient. You can be an addict for 12 years or 12 months- you need to go threw phases in order to go on. some time you move a phase very quickly and sometimes you get stuck in one phase…

Q. What is the second phase of alcohol rehab? I guess the first one is well known... admitting you are addicted, but then what?

A. anybody??? advises about the second phase of rehab??

Q. Can I have her committed to rehab? Hello. I really need some help. My girl friend is 44, I’m 56 yrs old. She's stubborn and will not seek the help she needs. It's driving me crazy and I am unable to help her. Alcoholism is terrible. We are paying the mortgage on a beautiful home together, and I just can't leave her. I've got my own psychological problems that I am dealing with--anxiety, temper and depression. Can I have her committed to rehab?

A. I need to correct my response since this is about a girl friend, not a legal spouse, unless she is a common law wife, since you may be, depending on your state. You may have to be a legal guardian or next of kin. It depends on the laws in your state.

If the person has become a hazard to themselves or to others, especially children, there may be legal recourse with a judge no matter what your relationship.

Others are pointing out that unless a person is wanting help, there is a low success rate for recovery. Someone forced to go to rehab, may go right back to the old ways within the same hour they get out of rehab. Some people end in rehab multiple times this way.

Its not a pretty picture of life. Its not something you can read much about anywhere. But its real. Ask a rehab tech and they could probably tell you stories that will "fold your ears back".

You may have a county mental health agency with a rehab center, instead of the state hospital. Check your phone bo

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David said six batches of users had already graduated since the rehab program started in October last year.
When you do start pulmonary rehab, it will be particularly important to share your heart health history with the specialists working with you during your pulmonary therapy.
It's OK to make mistakes, but you do need to remember what you've learned and the benefits you've received by going through cardiac rehab," Crawford says.
Unfortunately, the benefits of cardiac rehab are underappreciated by both patients and their doctors, according to the American Heart Association.
Rehab protocol now includes a routine of exercises, hobbies and interesting outdoor activities.
Cardiac rehab is prescribed for patients recovering from angioplasty, bypass surgery, heart attack and also for patients with a wide range of conditions, including congestive heart failure and angina.
Most nurses enter the field because they want to give comfort and healing support to others There is no better place to make a difference in people's lives than in a Rehab unit where life changing conditions are dealt with daily Many times adjustments must be made in the patient's former life-style, whether it is short-term or life-long Education, physical and emotional support, practicing new ways of accomplishing those activities we do every day without even thinking, allow a patient and family to return to as normal a life as possible We focus on what the patient CAN do .
The group assigned to the aerobic interval cardiac rehab program reported exercising more regularly and at considerably higher intensity than did the standard rehab group during the 30 months after their structured program ended.
He added: "People at rehab were stealing my hats and pens and notebooks and asking for autographs.
25 million for the gut rehab of 6 condos in a three-story building in Bedford Stuyvesant.
To work in the field of cardiac rehab, we learned how to use graded exercise (stress) tests to develop exercise prescriptions with individualized minimum and maximum target heart rates (target zones).