Addiction and substance abuse is a huge social problem across the entirety of the country, but particularly here in Northeast England.
Towns like Newcastle, Sunderland, and South Shields all have incredibly high rates of alcohol-related hospitalisation, and it’s a problem in every age bracket.
There are many factors involved in this, such as a binge-drinking culture and various socioeconomic difficulties in the region.
Whatever the causes are, it is not surprising that there are rehab centres dotted all over the Northeast. That’s where we come in – if you want to get into recovery through rehab, we can help you to secure a place in a private rehab facility within the Northumberland area.
We offer our expertise and in-depth knowledge of the facilities in the area, in order to get you the exact help that you need.
Going to rehab is the best thing for anyone suffering from addiction. We can help you to acquire the help that you need, and make the process as smooth and painless as possible.
If you are ready to talk, please call us on 0800 140 4690 to speak with a friendly Rehab 4 Addiction advisor.
Alternatively, keep reading for more information about how rehab works, and what we can do to help you get there.
Staying at a residential rehab facility gives you the chance to access treatment and care for every step of your recovery journey, from detox through to aftercare and future planning.
You will have round-the-clock care, and a dedicated team of professionals to help you through the mental, physical, and emotional challenges of rehab.
There is simply no other way that you can get this level of dedicated, intensive care to aid you in recovery. This is why rehab is so effective compared to other methods of treating addiction.
We only refer to private rehab facilities, which means that treatment will always incur a cost. We will be able to go into detail about the cost and timeframe once we have determined the right facility for you.
By the same token, attending private rehab will mean that you will not have to stay on a waiting list for an indeterminate length of time, as you would if you sought a referral through the NHS.
If you have the ability to attend private rehab, you should do so, as time is a huge factor in recovery – the sooner you can get help, the better.
Detox is a necessary part of any recovery journey and will need to be one of the first things that you do, once you have settled into your new surroundings.
If you are an alcoholic, it is likely that your detox will involve reducing your alcohol consumption gradually, perhaps over a week or so. This is because it is dangerous to suddenly abstain from alcohol consumption – it can cause seizures, and in some cases, even death.
At rehab, you will have a team of medical professionals to guide you through the detox process safely and effectively.
The medical staff will also be able to help you through any of the unpleasant side effects of withdrawal that may crop up as your consumption decreases.
On the physical side of things, this can include muscle pain, headaches, and nausea. It can also be challenging in a psychological sense, with many people experiencing increased anxiety, sleeplessness, and increased irritability.
Although these sensations can be a very unpleasant experience, they will pass, and you will have help to manage the symptoms.
Aside from getting sober, the main aim of rehab is to address the underlying issues, and address them so that you do not slip back into destructive patterns of behaviour.
Towards the beginning of your stay, you will put together a tailored treatment plan, which will feature a number of different therapies and holistic exercises.
This could include but is not limited to: cognitive behavioural therapy, dialectal behavioural therapy, individual counselling, group therapy, art therapy, motivational therapy, mindfulness meditation, yoga, and others.
The ultimate goal of this therapy schedule is to give you a better understanding of yourself, and of how your addiction manifests itself.
The more knowledge we have about the disease of the addiction, the better chance we have of staying in recovery and sobriety. It may be the case that you have little-to-no experience or knowledge of some or all of the therapy exercises – this is fine.
The staff at the centre will be happy to talk you through each exercise and to explain the benefit of each type of therapy. All they will ask is that you approach the sessions with a positive attitude and commit to changing your life for the better through therapy.
Recovery does not end once your stay at rehab does – in fact, it is only the beginning. This why, in your final days at the facility, you will put together a detailed relapse prevention plan, tailored to you, with the help of one of the professionals at the facility.
This will take into account the specifics of your addiction and your personal life. You will be encouraged to put everything you have learned at rehab into practice going forward, in order to maximise your chances of staying in recovery.
Once you call us on 0800 140 4690, we conduct an initial telephone assessment, the goal of which is to find out more about you as an individual, the specifics of your addiction, and your current circumstances.
This will likely involve us asking some personal questions – for example, about the severity of your substance abuse – and we understand that you may be hesitant to discuss matters like this with a stranger.
However, please be assured that we will treat you with empathy and understanding and that everything you tell us will remain strictly confidential.
The reason we do this is so that we can identify the right rehab facility to refer you to. Rehab is not uniform, and all of the facilities in the area will do things slightly differently.
We use our in-depth knowledge of the different centres, and the recovery process in general, to find the best fit for you and to maximise your chances of recovery.