Alcohol and drug addiction are huge issues in this country and cause immense social problems nationwide. Addiction has the potential to damage individuals, families, and communities at large.
It’s a particular problem here in the northeast, with some grim statistics around drug and alcohol use in our area compared to the nation as a whole. If your level of alcohol or drug use has caused detriment to your social life, career prospects, or personal and romantic relationships, it is likely that you have developed an addiction.
If this is the case, your best course of action would be to attend a residential rehab facility.
There are loads of rehab facilities in Northumberland and the surrounding areas, That’s where we at Rehab 4 Addiction can help – by utilising our expert knowledge of these various centres in order to find a facility that is the best fit for you.
This is something that is not widely understood – each rehab is slightly different, and will have a different focus in terms of the therapies and other services they offer. We can help you get into the place that is right for you.
It starts with a fairly brief telephone consultation, once you call us. We will ask you a series of questions about your level of substance abuse, and how it has affected your life, in specific terms.
We understand that you may be hesitant to answer personal questions such as this, however, it is necessary in order to get you the help that you need. If you are ready to acknowledge your addiction and start the referral process, feel free to call us now.
Alternatively, read on further to find out a bit more about what we do, and what you can expect from rehab.
There is nothing more effective at treating addiction than enrolling at rehab for a proper length of time.
At rehab, you will be able to detox, get into recovery, go through various therapies, gain a better understanding of addiction, and prepare for reintegration into society.
This is why rehab is the ideal treatment – there is simply no other way to access all of these treatments under the same roof, at the same time.
Here at Rehab 4 Addiction, we currently only refer to private rehab facilities, which means that you will not have to be stuck on a waiting list for weeks or months – you will be able to get treatment straight away.
Although the cost might be a concern – and this is something we can discuss fully during your phone consultation – paying for private rehab means that you can get help straight away, which is a big factor in the success rates of those trying to get into recovery.
This will depend on a number of different factors, including the severity of your addiction and how long you have been using it. Most service users tend to stay at rehab for 28 days, although it can be longer or shorter-term than this.
This is something that we can discuss in full during your phone call. Once we have determined the right facility for you, we will be able to tell you exactly how much it will cost, and the length of stay required.
As we said above, each rehab facility differs slightly. However, there are some factors of rehab that are constant, wherever you go. For example, if you are still using, it is certain that you will need to go through detox once you arrive, in order to get sober and to rid the last of the toxins from your system.
At rehab, detox is handled by a team of medical professionals, who will supervise your detox every step of the way to make sure you are doing it safely.
If you are in alcohol addiction, this will likely involve reducing your intake gradually over a period of time – it can be dangerous to stop right away.
This is something that bears repeating – do not, under any circumstances, attempt to detox by yourself (or go ‘cold turkey’) before you get to rehab. This can lead to seizures, and in some cases even death.
You should be prepared for the fact that going through detox will be challenging, both mentally and physically.
You may experience some unpleasant side effects, such as general nausea, profuse sweating, muscle pains, etc.
The medical staff at your facility will be able to help you through this discomfort, in an appropriate way that does not jeopardise your recovery. This physical discomfort can be very unpleasant, but it will soon pass.
Once you have been through the process of detoxification, you will be able to get started on the most valuable part of the rehab process – your therapy sessions.
Your aim here is to get to the bottom of your addiction – examining the underlying issues that may have led you to substance abuse in the first place, and that may be exacerbating your condition now.
This will involve going through a number of different types of therapy, which will be outlined in a personalised treatment plan at the beginning of your stay.
As you might expect, this plan is likely to include individual counselling and group therapy sessions, as well as some cognitive behavioural therapy.
It may also involve some therapies that you perhaps haven’t heard of, such as art therapy and motivational therapy.
There may also be some more holistic activities planned, such as yoga and mindfulness meditation sessions.
These will be beneficial to your recovery as a whole. Towards the end of your stay, your attention will turn towards preparing for your new life in recovery.
As part of your treatment at rehab, you will have access to 12 months’ worth of aftercare treatment, which will give you the opportunity to check in with your team at the facility, and to keep on top of your recovery.
Before you leave, you will sit down with a professional and put together some kind of relapse prevention plan.
This plan will vary for each individual, as it takes into account the particular characteristics of your own addiction, and how it manifests in your life.
Your plan may involve recommendations such as staying away from a particular social group – for example, if they are still abusing drugs or alcohol.
It may also involve you attending some kind of group sessions going forward, such as Alcoholics Anonymous, or an equivalent alternative if you’re not comfortable with the 12-step ideology.
The goal is to maximise your chances of staying sober and in recovery. Fighting addiction is a lifelong battle, but with the right education, coping techniques, and proactive approach, it is a battle that you can win.
We hope that reading the information above has given you a better understanding of what is involved in rehab, and ho9w we can help you get there.
Please know that beating addiction is always possible if you embrace the recovery process.