Rehab 4 Addiction

Drug & Alcohol Rehab in Budleigh Salterton

There is a great deal of choice when it comes to private rehab clinics, so much so that it can be overwhelming for most people.

Here at Rehab 4 Addiction, clear through the noise and get people into a treatment clinic that is right for them and will take care of their various needs.

We determine this through a telephone assessment, in which we ask you a series of questions about your addiction experience, your current circumstances, and any other factors that might be a consideration in your recovery.

Once we have got to know you a little better as a person, we can make a recommendation on a quality private rehab clinic in your area, and tell you everything you need to know about your treatment plan.

Call us free on 0800 140 4690 to start your own assessment, or read n to find out more about the general process of recovery through rehab.

How do I know if I have an addiction or not?

This is a difficult question to answer. You can answer this question yourself if you are honest with yourself about your level of alcohol or drug abuse. There are certain addiction indicators to look out for.

For example, if you find yourself spending all of your free time and/or money on drugs or alcohol, or if your substance abuse has had a noticeable effect on your work life, social life, or your personal relationships.

Another one might be that you cannot go for a whole day without using or thinking about how you will use it next. If any of these apply to you, it may be time to accept that you have developed an addiction.

This is very hard for some to accept, and people can often linger in denial for months or even years about their drug use, even if it is obvious to others around them that there is a problem.

We can provide advice on how to arrange an intervention for the person you love, and to communicate to them in a helpful, constructive way that you think that they need help.

It can be difficult for a person to hear how they have affected other people in this way, but sometimes it is just the shock that they need to accept what is happening and get themselves into treatment.

The dangers of putting off treatment

It may be that you have decided that you do need to go to rehab, but are putting it off until a more ‘convenient time, perhaps due to family or work commitments that you have to balance.

The truth is, there will never be a ‘perfect time to go to rehab – there will always be something that you would rather be doing, and something that will be an inconvenience.

However, rehab is essential if you want to get the best treatment possible for addiction.

While you are away getting treatment, it is entirely possible to make arrangements to take care of your usual commitments, even if this is taking care of your kids or an important project at work.

We can provide help and advice with this side of things too. Although we all have lots of responsibilities, your recovery and wellbeing need to be your top priority. Be good enough to yourself to make the commitment to rehab.

How long will rehab take?

This will be determined once you have been through the assessment and we have identified an appropriate rehab clinic in your area.

There can be some variance in the amount of time needed for treatment, but for most people, it is about 28 days.

This is the usual time from admission through to discharge, covering everything from detox to therapy to future planning.

The detox part of this usually takes about 10 days, but if your level of drug or alcohol abuse has been extreme, it may be that it takes longer than average. This could mean that you are at rehab for a few days longer.

Going through detox at a rehab

As mentioned above, detox usually takes about 10 days and will start more or less as soon as you get to the clinic and check-in.

You will be under the guidance of a specialist medical team, who will be able to explain the process in full and manage any discomfort that you experience from withdrawal.

This may include things like vomiting, shaking, headaches, and acute anxiety or depression. The team will be able to help you with these symptoms, whether physical or psychological.

You should never try to detox by yourself – this is very dangerous, particularly in the case of alcohol, benzodiazepine, or opiate addiction.

The withdrawal symptoms for these substances can be severe and can be fatal if not managed professionally.

Therapy at rehab

Obviously, getting clean through detox is a big part of the value that rehab provides. However, the main value comes from the specialist therapy treatments that you will experience at rehab.

Through a range of different therapies, you will be able to explore your underlying issues around addiction and figure out the triggers that drive you to use, as well as being taught the coping tools and techniques to combat them.

You will have a detailed plan drawn up for you, which will take into account your own particular needs and goals in terms of recovery.

Your plan will include things like counselling, cognitive behavioural therapy, and psychotherapy, as well as having a healthy emphasis on collective healing through group therapy.

These sessions give you a chance to hear the thoughts and perspectives of others in the same position as you, as well as allowing you to share your thoughts and challenges with people who will understand better than most.

A huge part of the problem with addiction can stem from loneliness and isolation, so it makes sense that the community aspect of rehab is considered very important to your recovery.

You will also be prepared for a successful transition back onto the outside world, with the aid of a relapse prevention plan.

This plan will take into account all of your individual difficulties, your triggers, etc, and layout a strategy on how to cope with these issues going forward.

You should be prepared for the idea that you might have to reassess your social life, in terms of staying away from people you used to know who are still abusing drugs or alcohol.

Decisions like this will not be easy to make, but they are a necessary part of your recovery.

You will also have access to one year’s worth of aftercare services from your rehab clinic, which could be an incredibly valuable tool in the first year of your new life.

Call us today

We have the ability to get you into a top-quality rehab clinic in Budleigh Salterton or the wider Devon area. To get started with your assessment, call us today on 0800 140 4690.

The call is totally free from UK landlines, and you will not need to commit to a rehab placement until you are fully ready to proceed with our recommendation.

Our staff are highly trained and experienced, and all calls are handled with strict confidence.

 

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