“Schick Shadel Hospital was my final hope. It has been since 1984 that I was treated, and I’ve not had a drink or a desire to drink since. It was truly like a miracle.”
Schick Shadel Hospital’s 10-day rehab is the most successful addiction recovery program in the country. By using aversion therapy, we have been able to help over 80,000 people overcome addiction throughout the past 80 years. An independent study by the University of Washington found that 69% of patients at Schick Shadel Hospital are still sober from their addictions one year after they get treatment.1
When we say “give us 10 days and we’ll give you back your life,” we mean it!
Don’t Think Rehab Can Help? Think Again.
For people who are struggling with drug or alcohol addiction, recovery can seem formidable, if not impossible. That’s part of the reason why so few people seek treatment. 1 in 8 Americans struggle with alcohol abuse2 and there are millions more that struggle with drug abuse. However, out of the people that are reported to have a dependency on alcohol or drugs, only about 11% of them seek help.3 Some people don’t admit that they have a problem because they fear the stigma surrounding addiction, but there are also other barriers that stand in the way of treatment.
Many people with drug or alcohol addictions don’t seek treatment because they don’t feel ready to quit or they don’t think that they need help.4 If you’re not sure whether you are ready to give up your substance use, consider the costs and benefits of your addiction. For example, compare the benefits of drinking vs not drinking and the costs of drinking vs not drinking.5 This can help you begin to address the issues causing your addiction.
Too many people ask themselves the wrong question. If you are wondering whether you are an alcoholic, you probably are. A better approach would be to ask yourself if your drinking or drug use is preventing you from having the life that you want.6 If your answer is yes, then our 10-day rehab might be right for you, even if you don’t want to admit it.
What Do You Stand to Gain from Our 10-Day Rehab Program?
First and foremost, our 10-day rehab program will break your addictive cycle. Addiction causes changes in the brain that are responsible for cravings and losing control over substance abuse despite adverse consequences.7 At Schick Shadel Hospital, we have mastered aversion therapy. This not only breaks your addiction cycle, but it also helps retrain your brain to eliminate cravings.
Becoming clean from your addiction will help you think clearly about your addiction, your triggers, your habits, and the influence that certain people have on your life. Having some time away from these things that used to contribute to your addiction will help you prepare to deal with them so that you don’t lose sight of the life that you
Our counselors will help you dig into the underlying issues that caused you to get addicted. Our sedation therapy interviews help patients break through their denial of problems and gain insight into their subconscious feelings about quitting using substances.
Addiction recovery involves setting new boundaries for yourself. In many addiction cases, the substance abuser doesn’t face the full consequences of their decisions as family members or close friends try to help.8 As a result, poor boundaries harm your most important relationships. For many patients, completing our 10-day rehab is a turning point where they overcome their addiction and begin to restore their relationships to a healthy status.
Why Schick Shadel Hospital?
Another barrier that prevents people from seeking treatment for their addiction is that they fear how it would affect their job. Many addiction treatment programs in the U.S. can last 90 days.9 Unfortunately, this length of treatment is not feasible because people either can’t get that amount of time off or can’t afford to go that long without getting a paycheck. Our 10-day rehab program is extremely effective and ideal for people who can’t simply put their life on pause for three months. If you enter the program on a Saturday, then you could complete our life-changing program and only miss work for six business days. Some patients have even brought their laptop to the hospital so they could work from their room!
We recognize that overcoming addiction can require some sacrifices. However, our 10-day rehab program is a much more feasible sacrifice than the traditional three-month long programs.
Schick Shadel Hospital provides the full suite of services and accommodations to help make your transition into an addiction-free life. Our safe medical detoxification program is supervised by physicians and monitored with 24/7 nursing care.10 After detox, our 10-day rehab program consists of individual counseling, group sessions, educative classes, and aversion therapy. Our addiction treatment includes a follow-session at both the 30 and 90-day mark after the 10-day program to help give patients the best chance possible for a life of sobriety.
If you or someone you know needs help with an alcohol or drug addiction, give us a call at 1 (800) 272-8464 or send us a message online. We are always ready to help and stand by our promise: give us 10 days and we’ll give you back your life!
1 Elkins, R., Richards, T., Nielsen, R., Repass, R., Stahlbrandt, H., & Hoffman, H. (2017). The Neurobiological Mechanism of Chemical Aversion (Emetic) Therapy for Alcohol Use Disorder: An fMRI Study. Frontiers In Behavioral Neuroscience, 11. doi:10.3389/fnbeh.2017.00182. https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fnbeh.2017.00182/full?utm_source=F-NTF&utm_medium=EMLX&utm_campaign=PRD_FEOPS_20170000_ARTICLE
2 Study Finds 1 In 8 Americans Struggles With Alcohol Abuse. (2017). The Seattle Medium. Retrieved 8 May 2019, from http://seattlemedium.com/study-finds-1-8-americans-struggles-alcohol-abuse/
3 Reed, C., & Reed, C. (2014). Report: Most Americans with drug or alcohol addictions don’t get treatment. PBS NewsHour. Retrieved 7 May 2019, from https://www.pbs.org/newshour/health/substance-use-mental-health-estimates
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7 Publishing, H. (2019). How addiction hijacks the brain – Harvard Health. Harvard Health. Retrieved 8 May 2019, from https://www.health.harvard.edu/newsletter_article/how-addiction-hijacks-the-brain
8 5 Life-Changing Benefits of Completing Drug Rehab – Information on Specific Drugs. (2019). Mentalhelp.net. Retrieved 8 May 2019, from https://www.mentalhelp.net/blogs/5-life-changing-benefits-of-completing-drug-rehab/
9 How long does drug addiction treatment usually last?. (2019). Drugabuse.gov. Retrieved 8 May 2019, from https://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/principles-drug-addiction-treatment-research-based-guide-third-edition/frequently-asked-questions/how-long-does-drug-addiction-treatment
10 Schick Shadel Hospital in Seattle, Washington Review. (2019). Addiction Resource. Retrieved 8 May 2019, from https://addictionresource.com/listings/schick-shadel-hospital-seattle-wa/