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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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The sooner it becomes broad public knowledge that there are rehab programs which routinely get at least 70% off drugs permanently, the sooner we will no longer read about people like Amy Winehouse, Darrel Strawberry, Robert Downey, Jr.
2) Rabbi Mark Borovitz, who used to be an addict, leads a group session based on Rabbi Abraham Heschel's book ``The Sabbath'' at Beit T'Shuvah, a Jewish rehab center in L.
Art and his wile asked me about a lot of things while we sat in their kitchen that night, and it started me thinking about what happens after discharge from a rehab center.
No book covers all of rehab, but I found a resource that deals with a lot of the real rehab process that occurs after we leave the hospital.
Did you go on field trips during your rehab stay--and see things that may take special new skills to deal with?
How much information did you have when you were discharged from your rehab center?
This reference guide is in its third printing and still has not made it to most rehab centers as something to give everyone who is discharged into a "new" world--which you will join after the rehab process is ended.