If you are a resident of Brotton and you are concerned that you or someone you love may have fallen into addiction, we are here to help.
We provide private rehab placements across the country, using our industry-leading expertise to find a clinic that is a great fit for you.
There is a lot of variety in rehab clinics, with some preferring certain treatment approaches over others. We help you to make sense of that by conducting a telephone assessment and then cross-referencing the information you give us with our database of clinics.
From there, we can reach out to the clinic on your behalf, and make all necessary arrangements for your referral. Call us on 0800 140 4690 if you are ready to begin your assessment, or would like to find out some more information first.
Addiction is a complex condition, and it can be difficult to identify in others as well as in ourselves. It is not always easy to tell when casual drug use has developed into dependence, but there are a few signs to look out for.
Firstly, if you are spending the majority of your money on your substance of choice, that can be an indication that your usage of that substance is now beyond your control.
Likewise, if your drug or alcohol use has affected your work life, your love life, or your personal relationships, it is likely that you have developed an addiction.
This can happen to anyone, from any walk of life, and so there is no need to be ashamed of this. However, it is important that you acknowledge it and seek professional assistance as soon as possible. We can help you with that.
There are many misconceptions and misunderstandings about what rehab involves, which can be attributed to the portrayal of rehab in TV and other media.
Below we have set out a straightforward guide to the different aspects of treatment at rehab, and what you can expect from each.
As you would expect, your first port of call at rehab will be ridding your body of any remaining intoxicants by withdrawing safely from use. This is a very different process depending on which substance or substances you have been abusing.
However, you will still need to take care of your psychological health during this time.
On the other end of the spectrum, withdrawing from opiates or heavy drinking can be extremely physically demanding. It may produce symptoms like vomiting, shaking, sweating, and severe muscle cramps.
Whatever your symptoms are, they are temporary, and they will be managed by a team of medical professionals who specialise in this type of care.
Rehab has a host of medical professionals on-site, meaning that they can prescribe new medications where appropriate.
It may be that you want to start taking an SSRI, or change to a new one, for the benefit of your mental health during rehab.
After all, going through rehab takes a lot of adjustment, which can be psychologically challenging for some people.
The staff will also have the means to dispense medication for dealing with the various withdrawal symptoms involved with detox.
For those withdrawing from opiates, they may suggest moving onto a temporary substitution, such as Subutex or Methadone. These are all options that be discussed at length, and confidence, at rehab.
You will have a scheduled course of therapy that will consider your needs. This programme will vary depending on the centre to which you are referred, but some things will be constant.
For example, it is almost certain that your plan will include some form of one-on-one counselling, as well as regular group sessions.
Cognitive behavioural therapy is also a very popular form of therapy at rehab, and there may be psychiatrists or psychotherapists involved in your care.
The aim of your therapy schedule is to fully explore your underlying issues and to examine how they affect you in terms of addiction.
It is important to identify the root causes of harmful behaviours so that we can minimise the chances of them happening again.
Although mental health care is a big part of rehab, the recovery process isn’t just about intense therapy and introspection. Addiction is an all-encompassing disease, and so it is important to let the body and spirit heal, as well as the mind.
A very helpful tool in recovery is mindfulness, which is likely to be factored into your rehab schedule. Activities on offer may include things like gardening, yoga, tai chi, and meditation, as well as alternative forms of healing such as music therapy or art therapy.
Although you may not be familiar with some of these activities, you may find that they are very beneficial to your overall wellbeing, if you approach the sessions with an open mind.
It is important, as you approach the end of your treatment, to prepare for what is to come next.
Just as entering rehab was a big adjustment, it will also be challenging to go back into the world after spending four weeks in the controlled environment of rehab.
This is why you will need to put together a clear relapse prevention plan, which will set out ways in which you can minimise your risk of relapse.
This may include re-evaluating your social circle, as well as being proactive and attending group therapy meetings going forward.
You will put this plan together with the help of a professional, who will be able to help you figure out the details. Any rehab centre you are referred to through us will also provide a year of aftercare for you, included in the treatment cost.
If you are ready to take the crucial step of acknowledging your addiction, we can help you get into the right place for your treatment. Call us on 0800 140 4690 to get started.
Once we have made a recommendation on the right rehab clinic for you, we can provide complete transparency in terms of cost, and answer any other queries that you might have about the overall process.
All calls to Rehab 4 Addiction are confidential and free, and you are not under any obligation to take up our recommendation until you are happy to confirm and proceed.