Dependency on substances such as alcohol is on the rise. GOV UK’s Statistics on Alcohol, 2020 report states that there were 358,000 admissions into hospital in 2018/19 for alcohol alone. That is 6% higher than 2017/18 and an increase of 19% since 2008/09. With such exponential growth, addressing the issue is imperative for a future without dependency.
Substance abuse takes over lives, not only for the one addicted but also the loved ones surrounding them. Taking that first stride in recognising your addiction is perhaps one of the hardest steps.
However, once you identify that you need the help, we at Rehab 4 Addiction will be here to support you in your journey to becoming free of substance addiction.
If you would like to learn more about alcohol rehab treatments in Batley, then please call 0800 140 4690.
The Power of Detox
Alcohol detox is the first stage of any treatment involving alcoholism. Before you start your treatment, a medical professional will assess you to see how severe the alcohol addiction is. The next phase is the actual process of detoxing.
A detox is a time committed to getting rid of all the toxins in your body. This period of abstinence in your system is needed to create a solid foundation for further treatments and therapy.
However, it’s important to note that detoxes need to be done with medical professionals present. Detoxes without their assistant can be dangerous with intense side effects.
Withdrawal symptoms include:
Our trained professionals use medication such as benzodiazepine and anticonvulsants among others to help you through the detox and reduce those symptoms.
To start your initial assessment with us, complete this enquiry form.
What does Alcohol Rehab Look Like in Batley
After the detox, our medical professionals will start helping you through psychotherapy and counselling. Alcohol rehab is there to help solidify the foundations that were built during the detox stages.
Our staff will help analyse your relationship to substances and ultimately change your outlook on alcohol, pushing you to lead a life independent of alcohol.
Along with this curated one on one meetings, we provide group therapy sessions at Batley too. Through these group counselling sessions, a sense of community is built.
Residence can find common grounds and create strong support systems that will help especially when they have finished their course of treatments.
Forms of Therapy We Use at Batley
There are a wide variety of therapy sessions that we have to offer at Batley. These work in different ways to help combat potential feelings of relapsing. In your initial assessment, a medical professional will find the best combination of treatments that will be most effective.
There is a range of treatments we use ad Rehab 4 Addiction. These include:
- Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT): This form of therapy can be done both within a one on one or group settings. DBT looks specifically at regulating emotions through connectedness to the outer world. Some of the skills you learn include mindfulness and interpersonal skills. A major concept of DBT is acceptance and change. Through small steps, you will be able to create change, and through change, acceptance will come. However, DBT is also realistic in its outcome. Although complete sobriety is its goal, this form of therapy is aware that not everyone can completely reach that goal. By being open and honest about relapses, you will be able to get back onto the road to sobriety again and most importantly prevent future relapses
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT): Similar to DBT, cognitive behavioural therapy is also a treatment that is carried through talking. With addiction comes a complicated thought process. CBT helps understand and untangle why unhealthy and destructive choices are being made. This can then lead the way to new and healthy coping mechanisms which will have a lasting effect. The thought process is very important in CBT. By identifying harmful thought patterns that are a causal factor of your alcohol addiction, you will be able to change them into positive ways of thinking. Your behaviour and outlook towards alcohol should slowly change too as you gain control of your thoughts. CBT carries on even after the sessions are over. Armed with the tools provided by a therapist, you will be able to identify future negative thought patterns and change them to be more optimistic
- Motivational Interviewing (MI): The central idea of MI is motivation. One of the major reasons that many people do not start their road to recovery is because of motivation. This therapy tries to change that. MI is a short-term therapy form, usually only a few sessions or ‘interviews’ as they are called. These interviews push to conquer those feelings of self-doubt and self-loathing that comes with seeking sobriety. By taking a patient-centred approach, these interviews can help you find the motivation through setting your own goals
- Psychotherapy: This is a long-term form of therapy that emphasises different aspects of someone’s psyche. Facilitated by a psychiatrist, the session will prompt patients to reflect on their inner self. This can be through using prompts such as discussing everyday events or major issues that have happened. By using the tool of introspection, patients are able to employ a sense of happiness and satisfaction with the self. This, in turn, will equip patients to face the hurdles that come with getting clean. Psychotherapy could be looked at like a mental and emotional form of a physical detox
- Contingency Management (CM): This is more of a reward-based system. Unlike talking forms of therapy, CM uses physical rewards as a form of positive reinforcement. This works well for people who struggle to find motivation. CM has been used to encourage patients to stay on their rehab treatment course. Just as rewards are given for positive behaviour, prizes can be taken away too, for example when a drugs test is failed
If you or a loved one wants to learn more about how we treat alcohol addiction at Batley or across Yorkshire, contact us now. With a team of knowledgeable staff, you will be a in safe hands. Contact us today at 0800 140 4690.