rehab from drug/alcohol abuse

has anyone, or do you know anyone, who has undergone rehab from drug or alcohol abuse?

is it really effective? does it really help?

how do you convince someone to undergo rehab if he's not willing or if he thinks he doesn't need it, when he actually does?

where's a good institution for this?

please share any info, your insights, ideas, or maybe experiences...


  • CrusherCrusher Member ✭✭✭
    The person himself has to commit to forego alcohol and/or drugs!

    No rehab can claim being successful of "curing"someone. The person must deal with it himself!

    Try seeing the movie "28 Days" with Sandra Bullock as the alcoholic! She was terrific, specially so, because she is a very beautiful woman and her portrayal of an alcoholic makes her look ugly and disgusting, not in the superficial, physical way but in her attitude towards others. Alcoholics should relate to this movie and realize why non-alcoholics sort of dislike them.
  • puffgirlpuffgirl Member PExer
    ok... that's hard.... coz i'm not the one involved... i just want to help someone really close to me.. but the problem is, i don't think he wants to be helped...
  • CaRaMBaCaRaMBa Administrator PEx Moderator
    Hi puffgirl, that's tough. The first thing that you need for someone to go through successful rehabilitation is acceptance. The person should know that he has a problem, and should accept that he needs help.

    I honestly don't know how to convince someone so I'll just wait for the replies of the others.
  • puffgirlpuffgirl Member PExer
    yun na nga e... i think he should want to be helped too...
    mahirap yan in our case...

    anyway, at least can you tell me if you've experienced it
    or do you know of anyone who has? does it really help?
  • CaRaMBaCaRaMBa Administrator PEx Moderator
    How's your friend?
  • JannineJannine Member PExer
    some were helped and some were not. depende yan sa tao rin if he or she is determined to be helped. pag di niya matanggal sa system niya yung drugs and alcohol medyo mahirap yun. i've known a friend who's been in and out of rehabs. walang effect. make sure he stays at a drug and alcohol free environment and friends who are good influences.
  • CaRaMBaCaRaMBa Administrator PEx Moderator
    Hi puffgirl, I looked around. You might want to try to contact the ff:

    Roseville Park Center
    Wilson S. Tibayan, M.D. - Psychiatrist
    Gemma Tibayan-Vilela - Administrator
    Tel. No.: 442-6396 or 619-9919
    112 Balacbac Road, Sto. Tomas Proper, Baguio City
    email: [email protected]

    NA Philippines
    Narcotics Anonymous Philippines
    Help line - 0917 9477345
    E-mail - [email protected]
    General Information:
    Tata M. [email protected]
    Jigs R. [email protected]
    Rechi C. [email protected]
    Noela V. [email protected]
    Gerry C. [email protected]
  • puffgirlpuffgirl Member PExer
    hi Jannine... thanks for the advice :)
    yun pa rin kasi ang problem.. i don't think
    he's willing to seek help. i'm praying that
    someday he'll think about it..

    CaRaMBa :)
    he's doing fine right now.. so far i THINK he hasn't
    gotten himself into any trouble... thanks for
    your concern. and thanks too for the contacts.
    i'm sure these will be of good help.. :)

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