In only three months, Basildon saw 2,282.8 in every 100,000 people admitted to hospital due to alcohol.
That same year, there were 1,135 drug offences.
It’s clear that Basildon has a problem with addiction.
The best way to overcome this is through supporting people to access treatment.
If you’re really hoping to support your loved one towards entering a drug and alcohol rehab in Basildon, there are things you can do.
Despite how difficult it can be when someone in the family has an addiction, there are approaches you can adopt to support them.
Many families struggle when addiction enters the fold.
This can result in codependency developing in some cases, along with stress, resentment, anger and very difficult relationships.
You have a couple of options in terms of interventions.
Firstly, the more traditional type of intervention includes being supported by a local professional who understands addiction.
With them, you’ll approach your loved one and raise concerns.
Secondly there is the CRAFT intervention, which is a whole family approach.
This supports each individual emotionally and encourages the addicted person to adopt more positive behaviours, including entering treatment.
The majority of people who use drugs and alcohol in an unhealthy way will spend a lot of time in denial of this.
For the addicted person, this denial phase can actually take years to come through.
There are a few questions you can ask yourself if you’re wondering whether you have an addiction.
If you answer yes to any of these questions, it suggests that you require support to reduce you intake, if not quit entirely.
Contact us today if you’d like more information on this.
Perhaps you’re wondering if you can afford to go to rehab.
If you have enough funds, staying as a resident at a rehab clinic is an excellent choice.
This means that you get a bedroom, nutritious food, any necessary medications to support you through a detox, and of course a huge range of therapies and activities to build you a robust foundation of recovery.
A single week at a residential rehab can cost upwards of £1,000.
This is usually the starting point, and someone with a larger budget can spend around £10,000 for a week at a luxury establishment.
If you have private health insurance, it’s very likely that the policy will cover the cost of a stay at a clinic.
There are, however, a couple of things you need to take into consideration if you take this route.
Firstly, check your documents to confirm that your insurance will cover the costs of treatment.
Be advised, though, that claiming through this will almost certainly increase your premiums going forward.
Secondly, if your health insurance is through your place of employment then you’ll have to expect to inform your employers of your addiction and effort to seek support through this policy.
A private drug and alcohol rehab in Basildon can sometimes be accessed through government or NHS funding.
It must be recognised that this funding is extremely limited.
Due to ongoing government cuts in the addiction field in recent years, the availability of funded spaces is in short supply.
If you’re interested in applying for this funding, you need to be able to do the following:
At this point, your application will join many others and the council will decide who will receive the funding.
The waiting list for this is a long one.
It’s likely you might have heard that people stay at rehab for a week or a month.
The most advisable amount of time is around a month, usually 28 days.
This offers you the optimum amount of time to fully immerse yourself in your detox and recovery program.
There will be some people who might stay longer than this.
For instance, in the case where a severe mental health condition is also present and more time is required to work through this too.
A one week stay might occur for people who enter rehab to receive a detox only.
This might happen where people have entered rehab and completed a 28-day stay already, but then they might have relapsed and require another detox.
If you’re entering a drug and alcohol rehab in Basildon as a resident for inpatient services then, yes, this means that you’ll be staying overnight for a period of time.
Inpatient services are where you stay at the clinic 24/7, perhaps briefly leaving with a member of staff to participate in a particular activity such as outdoor therapy.
Government-funded services are almost always outpatient services.
In these cases, you remain living at home while accessing a clinical centre for treatments such as counselling or group therapy.
Ultimately, if you’re at a point in your addiction journey where your health is in grave danger, or you want to quit substances, then a private clinic offers the most comprehensive option.
You get a tailored programme, 24/7 hour guidance and care, a combination of detox treatments, therapies and holistic activities, all from specialist and experienced staff.
This is all in a safe substance-free environment where every other person has a similar aim to you.
Government-funded services are good, but they are stretched.
You will have some contact with a drug or alcohol worker and will be given a timetable of groups which you can attend as you so wish.
This is because alcohol causes such severe physical withdrawal symptoms, including:
On entering rehab, you’ll undergo an alcohol assessment, which will clarify the severity of your addiction and which treatments are most appropriate.
Following this, there will be a selection of therapies to support your psychological healing.
You’ll come to develop self-awareness and learn what triggers you.
Therapists and workers will also support you to develop skills to manage and overcome cravings.
If you have an issue with cannabis, you can enter a drug and alcohol rehab in Basildon to receive support.
There will focus on understanding what in life has brought you to this point.
Cannabis addiction tends to develop because people want to numb feelings, feel bored, or quite simply need to sleep.
Often use starts socially and because people want to feel good, but addiction can occur for thousands.
Many people thereafter develop issues with paranoia, anxiety, and psychotic symptoms.
At rehab, programmes support people to identify what thoughts are leading to addictive behaviours.
There is also a lot of work on how lifestyle choices make using cannabis easier.
You’ll also begin to plan for a future that doesn’t include cannabis.
At rehab, you learn what it is that drives you to use cocaine at a neurological level, as well as at personal and social levels.
It’s important to know what influences your use, in order to give you the chance to overpower these factors.
With the guidance of specialists, you’ll learn techniques to conquer cravings.
You’ll also begin to understand what it is you want from life and how to connect better to others as well as yourself.
Heroin addiction is a seriously challenging problem, perhaps one of the most difficult to conquer because ,as with alcoholism, it is an addiction of two parts.
A person will sweat, shake, become nauseous and vomit, and are likely to experience deep pain in the body and bones.
Psychological addiction determines how the substance seems to take over the person’s ability to control their own mind.
At private clinics, residents have access to all the best treatments available in the UK to treat addiction.
As well as psychological therapies which tackle the way the mind works, there are many effective alternative therapies.
A dual diagnosis might be given to you if you enter a drug and alcohol rehab in Basildon to be treated for addiction and it’s discovered that you also have a mental health condition.
This happens quite a lot, as the two conditions often come hand-in-hand.
This is nothing to be ashamed of, infact staff will be able to help by addressing both conditions.
Many people with these conditions turn to substances to try and manage symptoms, known as self-medicating, and this can obviously lead to addiction.
People with addictions take substances that severely upset the chemical balances of the brain, as well as hormonal balances that affect perception, mood, and emotions.
Addiction can therefore also cause mental health conditions.
This is in order to reduce the risk relapses.
You’ll develop this with a worker at the clinic by discussing the different things that trigger your substance use.
You’ll begin to understand how to stop in the moment you crave and to take control of your thoughts.
Your plan will reveal what to do next in order to remain substance-free.
It might include a list of steps such as, 1) call a friend, 2) go to the gym, 3) call outpatient services.
Many private clinics offer ongoing outpatient services for up to a year which might include fortnightly counselling sessions or group sessions.
There are a few options you have upon returning home if you feel you want ongoing support.
We are here to help you build a brighter, healthier and happier future free from the substances that negatively impact your emotional and physical health.
Please contact us at any point if you have any questions about what rehab care entails.
If you have started to experience serious problems with your career, family, or day-to-day well-being as a result of consuming drugs or alcohol, talk to us today.
To find out more about what to expect from drug and alcohol rehab in Basildon, contact us on 0800 140 4690.
We’re here for you.