For the majority of people, the prospect of rehab can be potentially daunting, even overwhelming. You may not know what is involved, how long it will take, or any number of other concerns. This is perfectly understandable – in fact, it would be unusual if these questions didn’t come up.
Sadly, these reservations and worries often mean that some will delay their recovery process, or don’t start it at all. Thankfully, it needn’t be this way.
Rest assured, Rehab 4 Addiction is here to guide you through any questions or concerns you may have and to prepare you for the experience by giving you as much subject knowledge as possible.
Below we have outlined what the drug and alcohol rehab process involves, how to prepare for it, and how you can access these services. We hope that after reading, you will have more clarity about the process, and feel more prepared to take the first steps into your new life.
Before entering rehab, it’s important to get into the best possible frame of mind, and to be as prepared as possible for what is to come. Below we have outlined some steps that you can take in order to give yourself the best chance of having a positive and genuinely rehabilitative experience.
These things are easier said than done, but if you have managed to tick off the checklist above, you will be in a position to approach rehab with a greater chance of success.
For those of us still in addiction, it is important to remember and understand why exactly you are hoping to recover, and how it could improve the rest of your life.
Once you are in a space where you are ready to enter the rehab process, reach out to one of our friendly Rehab 4 Addiction advisors on 0800 140 4690.
Once you’re ready to reach out, finding a drug and alcohol rehab in the Bamber Bridge area is a straightforward process. Rehab 4 Addiction are specialists in referral to rehab services, who understand the need for an individualistic approach to recovery.
Every person who is struggling with addiction has a different story, with different triggers, and different underlying issues that lead to their addiction. With that in mind, the first part of the admission process is that we ask (with utmost confidentiality) a series of questions relating to your consumption habits, mental health, withdrawal symptoms, and how addiction has affected you specifically.
While this may be an uncomfortable experience in the short term, the purpose of this is to assess what path of treatment is right for you, and what particular therapies might aid your recovery best.
Once this evaluation has been completed, we will provide specific recommendations based on your circumstances and recovery requirements. You will then be referred to the most suitable drug and alcohol rehab in the Bamber Bridge or across Lancashire, should you consent to the process.
As outlined above, each rehab process is different and depends upon the needs of the individual. This means that upon your arrival in a rehab facility, a professional will help you to draw up a recovery plan, which will go into detail on the content, timescale, and structure of your treatment.
The first step of treatment for those with substance abuse issues is detox – the process of ridding the body of the substance which we have become dependent upon. It is very important to note that detox needs to be carried out with professional guidance and proper medical supervision.
This is especially true with alcohol addiction, where unsupervised detox can often be fatal. Medically supervised detox is available through our referral services and is an essential step to recovery.
Once detox has been completed, there are many options for therapies in rehab facilities. They range from group therapy to one-on-one counselling, to mindfulness meditation and physical activities such as yoga.
You may be experienced in some, all, or none of these therapies – either way, it’s important to approach each type of therapy with an open mind, and an acceptance of the possibility that it may help you.
Although the delivery of therapies will differ with each person, the end goal is the same – to recover from our addiction and to put the proper support in place so that the chances of relapse are minimised.
For most entering rehab, the goal is long-term recovery. With that in mind, aftercare is hugely important. Fighting the disease of addiction is a lifelong battle, but one that can be faced and won.
Although it may not be intense as the beginning stages of rehab, we at Rehab 4 Addiction are well aware that ongoing recovery support is every bit as important.
That’s why we provide our service users with services such as 12-step group therapy sessions and other forms of ongoing professional support. As with the rehab process, we will guide you as to which course of ongoing therapy is right for you.
Take the first step today – reach out confidentially to one of our Rehab 4 Addiction advisors on 0800 140 4690.