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In residential rehab, clients do not return home for the duration of their treatment programme. They live in the centre for the duration of treatment. This gives them the chance to tackle the underlying causes of their addiction without the temptations that exist in their ‘using environment’.
Entering rehabilitation takes commitment and determination. People suffering from an addiction to drugs or alcohol may feel they do not need rehab. They may even believe they are not really addicted.
This denial is often heart-breaking for friends and family. It is often clear from the outside that substance abuse is significantly harming you or your loved one. However, it may not be clear to them.
Fortunately, Rehab 4 Addiction offers intervention services in the Birmingham area. This is particularly useful if your loved one is truly in denial about his or her addiction.
If you opt for professional intervention, a therapist will come to your property. They will hold an ‘intervention meeting’ with you or your loved one. Contact our helpline to learn more about this specific service.
Once you or a loved-one have accepted that rehab treatment is necessary, then preparing for rehab treatment is often straightforward. All you need to bring to rehab is your everyday essentials, such as toiletries, clothing and other personal belongings. Many rehabs also allow you to bring along a laptop and mobile phone.
Before rehabilitation begins, clients complete a short assessment. Staff at the rehab will then write up a detox rehab plan. This is customised for each and every client.
Once clients complete a short assessment, the detox typically begins. During this stage, all drugs and/or alcohol are flushed from the client’s system, and withdrawal symptoms are treated.
It is common for withdrawal symptoms to arise during detox. Specialist medical staff can prescribe medications. This is typically a psychiatrist or prescribing nurse. These medications will help to keep symptoms at a safe and bearable level. Birmingham rehab centres are licensed to prescribe medications for this purpose.
Alcohol detox typically lasts for around 7-10 days. Other drugs, such as opiates, may require up to 20 days in order for the detox to conclude. Once drug or alcohol detox ends, clients attend therapy and counselling. Here, clients work together in a group or one-to-one with a therapist. Clients try to uncover the underlying mental causes of their substance abuse.
Rehabs in Birmingham make us of modern therapy techniques. These include cognitive behavioural therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy and more. These therapies arm clients with coping strategies in order to avoid relapse. Rehabs make sure that when clients leave the Birmingham rehab, they are equipped to avoid or cope with addiction ‘triggers’.
Find a more detailed description of what to expect during drug and alcohol rehab here.
One important aspect of effective treatment planning is that each plan should be tailored to the individual client’s problems and needs. Treatment plans should not be mass-produced, even if clients have similar problems.
Robert R. Perkinson
Drug and alcohol rehabs in Birmingham make use of evidence-based treatments. Below, we briefly outline some of the processes you will engage with during rehab to help you understand and better manage the underlying triggers of addiction:
Once rehabilitation is over, clients receive up to 12 months of aftercare. This comes as part of every treatment plan on offer at Birmingham rehabs.
Clients will have access to support and resources via the rehab and from local fellowship group. They will also be able to come back to rehab if there is a danger of relapse.
The price of drug and alcohol rehab in Birmingham varies depending upon the centres you select, the amount of time you stay at the rehab and whether you opt to sleep in a single or multiple occupancy room. Fortunately, there is a range of options. If you opt for a 10-day detox with a single occupancy room, then prices range from £3,000-£6,000. Prices for a multi-occupancy room vary from £2,000-£4,000.
If you wish to stay at rehab for 28-days, then expect to pay around £8,000-£12,000 for a single occupancy room, or around £6,000 for a multi-occupancy room. Click here for guidance on determining how long you should stay at rehab.
If you wish to undergo a home detox, then you may save money, but you will not be shielded from temptations. However, home detoxes do work for many people. Expect to pay around £1,500 for a home detox. We may inform you of the exact prices of rehab in your local area. Please contact our helpline today for more information.
Over the last decade, the budget allocated to publicly funded addiction treatment has slowly eroded. It’s important to note that ‘free’ rehab is a misnomer because all rehab placements must be funded either by local authorities or out-of-pocket by clients themselves.
The Health and Social Care Act 2012 transferred funding decisions away from the NHS and on to local authorities. This Act established the now-infamous health and wellbeing boards (HWBs). In order to gain funding for rehab, you will need to face a HWB ‘panel’ and convince these people as to the reasons why you should qualify for funding.
Because of these hurdles, the market for privately funded rehab has proliferated in recent years. If you would like to learn about these various options, please contact our helpline today.
If you wish to apply for state-funded treatment, your first port of call would be to contact an agency such as Change Grow Live (CGL). You will be expected to attend outpatient support groups, and an adult social worker will be able to submit your application for funding to your local HBW.
Statutory agencies such as CGL may also be worth contacting if you wish to pursue outpatient group-based sessions. This may give you some insight into issues faced by people who are also experiencing issues with various forms of substance use disorders.
It is true that addiction experienced by the elderly is different in nature to that experienced in younger individuals. For instance, the elderly are less likely to use illegal drugs such as cocaine and heroin. The elderly are much more likely to experience issues with alcohol and prescription drug use.
Also, the elderly are much more likely to hide their addiction and deny their issues when confronted. You may confuse their addiction symptoms with other age-related illnesses such as dementia or hearing loss. For these reasons, elderly substance misuse often goes unnoticed.
It is reassuring to know that drug and alcohol rehab in Birmingham cater to the needs of the elderly who are experiencing issues with addiction. Specialist facilities are on offer and may cater to the needs of elderly people who may be experiencing mobility and dietary issues. Specialist geriatric nurses and care professionals are also on hand.
We treat a variety of addictions in Birmingham. Contact Rehab 4 Addiction today for admissions to a Birmingham rehab centre. Call on 0800 140 4690 or complete the enquiry form. A member of staff will contact you shortly.
Drug and alcohol rehab centres in Birmingham accept private paying clients as well as statutory clients. Clients also pay for treatment through a policy of medical insurance. Our centres are able to negotiate on your behalf with your insurance company.