Unfortunately, many people in Bromley and across Great Britain experience problems due to alcoholism and substance misuse.
These problems range from health issues to financial crises and family breakdown.
Many of these problems are entirely due to addiction.
The first step to seeking out addiction treatment is to overcome any feelings of denial you may have stored up towards your addiction.
Beginning rehab, especially for those that may be new to this concept, can be a daunting challenge.
Knowing which type of rehabilitation programme will be most effective and efficient in each individual case is difficult due to the tailored nature of these treatments.
In this case, its important to understand as much as possible about the different types of treatment available.
This refers to the process of having an external mediator (such as a counsellor or interventionist) assist in conversations between the individual suffering from addiction and those closest to them who may be affected.
Standard interventions have a success rate of around 30% when referring to encouraging the seeking of further rehabilitative care.
However, CRAFT (Community Reinforcement Approach to Family Training) interventions have increased this to 70%.
Where standard interventions may take a more confrontational and accusing tone, the idea of CRAFT interventions is to improve the relationship between the two parties and make life changes together, including the recommendation of further care.
In some cases, it may be unclear as to whether someone is addicted to a substance or not.
However, there are a number of tools and questionnaires that can be used to assess this.
Often, individuals who are suffering from addiction can become secretive in their behaviour, trying to hide their consumption or lifestyle choices from those who are closest to them.
The CAGE questionnaire is named for the different areas that are affected by addiction:
By asking an individual about these four different areas of assessment, trained professionals will be able to gauge a better understanding of the individual’s addiction, including the extent of their drug or alcohol addiction.
From this diagnosis, individuals will be able to gain a better understanding of their own individual needs and requirements when it comes to rehab, but also the specific treatments and programmes that they may need to take part in.
Just as the addiction treatment itself is specialised and tailored for every case, so is the overall cost of the treatment.
This will depend on numerous factors such as type of treatments, residential centres chosen, duration of rehabilitation, and the type of room selected.
The type of room selected generally has the most effect, as this can have a massive impact on the individual’s stay in rehab.
In general, a single-occupancy room is a more expensive option, as the individual will have their own accommodation and therefore space.
Multi-occupancy rooms are far less expensive, as the individual is sharing the living space with other patients of the centre.
On average, a 10-day stay will incur an average cost of around £3,000 for multi-occupancy rooms, whereas single-occupancy rooms can cost upwards of £4,000.
For the recommended stay of 28-days, multi-occupancy rooms cost around £6,000 and single-occupancy rooms can cost more than £10,000.
Please bear in mind that these are averages of residential rehab costs across the UK, and other factors such as insurance and financial support may affect the final overall cost.
As mentioned above, the costs of rehab may be able to be covered by the health insurance of the individual.
However, this can depend on several factors.
Insurance offered through your career may cover this type of care, though it is always important to check this with your employer or human resources department to ensure the limitations of what this type of insurance will cover.
Private health insurance will also depend on the type of plan chosen as to whether it will cover addiction rehabilitation.
If chosen specifically for the individual, then it is important to consider the future potentials and limitations of the plan chosen.
However, in some cases, it is possible to change a health insurance plan to accommodate changes in an individual’s lifestyle, though this may incur additional costs.
In all cases, it is vital to discuss and understand the full extent of the individual’s insurance plan for healthcare, as it is better to make preparations to accommodate addiction treatment rather than go ahead without the proper support.
In most cases, drug and alcohol rehab in Bromley is available through the NHS.
In general, the type of care is very similar to that which is offered through private services.
In general, there are three stages to rehab: Detox, rehabilitation, and aftercare – all of which are followed through the NHS.
However, the funding of this service is where there can be some delays.
As the NHS is a free healthcare service, it relies heavily on external funding, often by the government or governing bodies relating to various healthcare services.
When seeking help for addiction, especially when the case is more serious and may require residential rehabilitation, this will require a high level of funding.
In these cases, individuals may be asked to present their case to the funding sources, often through local councils rather than the NHS itself.
In most cases, funding the care is the lengthiest part of the process and can take many months to finally begin care or reach a stage where the process may begin to initiate.
As with the cost of rehab, drug and alcohol rehab in Bromley varies in duration from individual to individual.
Every individual requires a different level of intensity and care, but this also massively affects the duration of the individual’s stay in a residential rehab centre.
In general, the shortest duration of stay in a residential rehab centre is 7 days, though this only encapsulates the first stage of rehab – detoxification.
In some cases, often when the history of drug and alcohol use is shorter, individuals may be able to progress through detox in as little as 7 days, but in other cases it can be far longer, sometimes lasting upwards of 14 days.
Rehab 4 Addiction, however, suggests a recommended stay of 28 days in order to gain the full experience and benefits from a stay in residential addiction care.
However, with all elements of tailored rehabilitative care, the duration of treatment is one of the factors that can be altered in accordance with the individual’s reaction and engagement with the treatment.
As mentioned in the previous paragraphs, addiction treatment is available through the NHS or other council-funded service providers, though the logistics of this vary greatly.
In general, council-funded rehab treatment is the most convenient option when considering rehabilitation, as it is often local, free of charge, and accessible to everyone.
This also makes council-funded treatment a good option for those seeking help closer to home.
However, as it is the most convenient option, it is also the busiest.
This can result in lengthy waiting lists, sometimes resulting in months of waiting before receiving the help necessary.
When it comes to addiction, this can be incredibly demeaning to recovery, as seeking help as soon as possible is a vital factor when considering long-term recovery.
Through private services, individuals can access support immediately, sometimes being admitted to residential rehab on the same day if necessary and appropriate.
Once inside a residential centre, individuals will also have access to 24/7 care from expert addiction staff.
The drawback to residential care, however, can be the cost.
Though this is outlined in previous paragraphs, it is always necessary to consider the cost of rehab against the around-the-clock support provided and the high level of staff support available.
The two main types of treatment that individuals must consider at the beginning of their rehabilitation journey.
These are the two categories in which individuals can consider initiating their rehabilitation journey with.
These are described below:
With all addictions, most people will undergo a variety of withdrawal symptoms when beginning to abstain from drugs or alcohol.
With alcohol, however, this can be especially dangerous due to the physically addictive nature of the drug.
Some of the most typical symptoms of alcohol withdrawal are listed below:
During detoxification, the aim is to treat these withdrawal symptoms as they develop, as well as ensure the comfort and wellbeing of the individual.
In some cases, it may be vital to employ a pharmacological intervention with more severe reactions or withdrawals.
Specifically for alcohol withdrawals, medical specialists may prescribe Librium.
Librium reduces the negative withdrawal symptoms experienced when going ‘cold turkey’ with alcohol and is often prescribed over a period of 10 days.
This also reduces the risk of more serious medical issues such as alcoholic seizures.
After this treatment, individuals are recommended to continue with rehabilitation, often being referred to a 28-day stay at a residential centre if appropriate.
Aside from alcohol, there are many other drugs for which Rehab 4 Addiction provides support and advice.
Cocaine, for example, is one of the most popular recreational drugs in the UK.
As the second most common drug used in the UK, 2.6% of 16 to 59-year-olds reported using cocaine at least once throughout the year.
For this reason, behavioural changes are most often noticed by friends and family, often causing issues at home or at work.
This can go on to have serious lifestyle implications.
Unlike alcohol, cocaine is not physically addictive and will not risk death during severe withdrawal symptoms.
However, the effects are far more effective in the psychological areas of an individual’s life.
As mentioned above, extended cocaine usage may lead to the development of mental disorders such as anxiety, depression, and paranoia, meaning that any rehabilitation should have a strong focus on the mental effects of long-term cocaine abuse.
The addictive nature of the drug comes from the extreme, short-term, euphoric highs that individuals experience after consumption.
However, these short-term benefits come with a host of long-term negatives.
When used over a long period of time, heroin can cause serious health effects such as liver disease, heart issues, and seizures.
Links have also been shown to prove that heroin abuse can cause serious mental degradation and have an effect on everyday activity performance.
Like with cocaine, the importance of psychological treatments is also highlighted, though the journey to this point may be slightly different.
Detoxification from heroin, for example, is extremely complex.
Withdrawing from heroin can be incredibly risky, as it is a physically addictive drug.
For this reason, individuals go through a process called tapering where they slowly transition from heroin to a heroin-like substance such as methadone or buprenorphine.
As the most commonly used drug in the UK, cannabis can pose a serious risk to addiction recovery.
As a recreational drug, cannabis can have a range of effects on individuals.
Some of the most common are listed below:
As cannabis affects the central nervous system (CNS), it can have both positive and negative effects on individuals.
However, this (like the other drugs mentioned above) can also lead to many more psychological effects.
Therefore, a focus on rehab should be drawn towards mental health treatments as well as combatting the withdrawal effects from the initial detoxification period.
Although there is no specific detox procedure for cannabis withdrawal, there are a number of effects that can be combatted during this stage.
Overall, when dealing with rehabilitation for most different drug types and alcohol, it is important to follow the steps of detox, rehab, and aftercare in order to maintain and adhere to a long-term recovery plan.
There is no one set process of drug and alcohol rehab in Bromley, meaning that individuals are likely to experience a range of different treatments and therapies during their rehabilitation journey.
All treatments recommended through Rehab 4 Addiction’s referral service are focussed on the approach of co-occurring mental health issues and the treatment of both physical and mental effects of drug and alcohol abuse.
The list below outlines some of the most common types of therapies that individuals may expect to undergo during rehabilitation:
Dual diagnosis – though covered briefly previously – is an important part of rehabilitation.
Referring to the presence of underlying mental health issues, the dual diagnosis approach treats both the physical and mental effects of a drug or alcohol addiction.
This is the approach taken by treatments recommended by Rehab 4 Addiction as it is proven to be the most effective and efficient in the treatment of addiction.
Common underlying mental health disorders include:
Using addiction treatment programmes based on research, residential rehab centres aim to treat mental and physical effects simultaneously, without the treatment of one detracting from the other and maintaining a high level of care throughout.
During most rehabilitation journeys, individuals will engage in relapse prevention planning.
This is an essential part of rehabilitation, as it allows for individuals to prepare for life outside of their dedicated rehab centre or treatment provider.
These plans focus on all elements of relapse in order to reduce the risk of emotional, mental and physical triggers.
This gives individuals the best possible chance at creating the most effective plan and putting it into play if necessary.
There are several features that individuals must keep in mind when creating a plan:
Individuals are also recommended to make a physical copy of the plan, either to have somewhere convenient, at home or as a reminder on their phone.
This allows for easy access in the cases where it may be needed.
In all cases, individuals should ensure that their plan includes triggers, cravings, developed coping mechanisms, and any essential contact information for their addiction specialist or support groups that they may be involved in.
This information is essential for creating an effective plan that will be helpful in the event of relapse or for peace of mind of the individual.
With most residential rehab centres, and with other rehab providers, aftercare is included as part of the rehab service.
It involves continued contact with an addiction specialist or therapist, working as a supporting individual in the case of a relapse.
Additionally, these service providers will often give details of further rehabilitation such as support groups and local rehab support in Bromley.
For those for whom residential rehab is not suitable, there are a few alternative options, though these should be thoroughly discussed with addiction specialists before committing to fully.
A few examples are listed below:
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