Since 2012, we at Rehab 4 Addiction have been providing referrals to top-quality private rehab clinics, as well as providing expert advice on everything to do with addiction, substance abuse, and rehabilitation.
We have helped thousands of people get into rehab over the years, and we can provide the same service for you, through the means of a personal telephone assessment.
Once you have given us enough information to go on, we can suggest a clinic and make your referral there as straightforward as it can be.
Rehab is not ‘uniform’ in any way – each clinic has a different way of operating and will have a focus on different kinds of treatment. Without the help of experts, the private rehab market can be a confusing place.
We are here to help you make sense of your options, and find the clinic that you would get the most value from.
If you are ready to accept that you have developed a problem with drugs and/or alcohol, please give us a call on 0800 140 4690 and we can talk you through the referral process, and begin the assessment in your own time.
Drug and alcohol addiction can impact people differently, but one thing is for sure – there is no limit to how much damage addiction can inflict upon a person and their life.
For one thing, it can damage your finances immeasurably – a person can end up spending all of their income on their drug of choice, and could also face the possibility of losing their job and livelihood due to substance abuse.
It can wreak havoc on a person’s physical health, with many people succumbing to an overdose or doing some kind of permanent physical damage to their body.
Likewise, it can be devastating to a person’s mental health, which in turn jeopardises their closest relationships.
As experts in rehabilitation, we say all of this not to scare you, but to emphasise the severe danger of staying in addiction.
The sooner you can get into treatment and begin working on your addiction and all of its surrounding issues, the better.
This is one of the key functions of private rehab – being able to get into proper treatment as soon as possible, rather than languishing on a waiting list, as you may have to do if pursuing a rehab placement through the public sector.
Through our process, we can help you get the right care, in your area, with a very quick turnaround.
At rehab, one of the first things you will need to do is to go through detox – at the clinic, this can be done with proper supervision from medical professionals. The exact process of detox will differ depending on the drug from which you are withdrawing.
For example, if you are an alcoholic, your detox might involve reducing your alcohol intake slowly over a number of days. If you are a heroin user, this may involve replacing your heroin use with a temporary substitution opiate such as Subutex or Methadone.
If you are withdrawing from ecstasy or cannabis, there would likely be less risk of physical withdrawal symptoms, but due care would be paid to managing the psychological challenges of withdrawal.
Whatever your challenges are during withdrawal, you will have professional assistance to manage those difficulties.
From there, you will be able to move on to your therapy programme, which will be customised to you and your specific needs. This will be a carefully structured plan, which is likely to include several types of talking therapy.
For example, you might go through psychotherapy, as well as counselling and cognitive behavioural therapy. Likewise, group therapy sessions will probably be encouraged, giving you a chance to share with others and to learn from their experiences and perspectives.
There may also be other activities on your programme which aren’t directly therapeutic in the traditional sense of the word but can have a hugely beneficial effect on your recovery.
This might include things like yoga, gardening, tai chi, and other forms of exercise. Recovery is about the body just as much as the mind, so it’s important to have this kind of balanced approach to treatment.
From start to completion, rehab usually lasts for about 28 days.
Leaving rehab is a big step, and you should be proud of your accomplishments up to that point. However, your real journey is just beginning, as you take the first steps into a new life in sobriety and recovery.
This is a big journey to make, and you will not be alone as you navigate it.
As you come to the end of your treatment plan, an area of key focus will be preparing for the road ahead by putting together a detailed relapse prevention plan, with the assistance of one of the mental health professionals at the clinic.
Your plan will likely involve setting boundaries as to how you interact with others going forward. For example, if an old friend is still abusing drugs or drinking alcohol to excess, you would be encouraged to distance yourself from that person.
Decisions like this come not from a place of judgment or contempt, but from a need for self-preservation.
Although it may hurt to cut ties with a friend, it makes perfect sense for a person in recovery to minimises contact with people who are still in a pattern of substance abuse, for the sake of their own health and wellbeing.
Although getting into recovery is challenging, most people find that it is the best thing they ever did. More than any other type of treatment, residential rehab has the ability to make that lasting, positive change in your life.
We have a team of experts waiting to talk to you, and to help you with any questions you might have about rehab, including pricing, treatments, and arranging care for children or other dependents while you are away getting care.
Please call us on 0800 140 490 to talk to a Rehab 4 Addiction specialist today. We handle all calls with strict confidence, and you do not have to proceed with our referral unless you are ready to.
We understand that reaching out is a big step to take, but you are just one short phone call away from potentially life-saving treatment and care. We encourage you to make the investment in your own future.