If you are concerned about the possibility of yourself or a loved one suffering from an addiction and are considering a drug and alcohol rehab in London, we can help.
At Rehab 4 Addiction, we specialise in placing individuals like yourself in rehabilitation centres across the UK and have so far helped thousands of people reach a full recovery from drugs and alcohol.
To start your recovery journey, pick up the phone and call 0800 140 4690, and we will be glad to get you the help you need.
No – but we highly recommend you do.
It is the option we will always suggest for people suffering from a drug or alcohol addiction, due to all the benefits that accompany it.
The advantages to a residential rehab include but are not limited to Constant care and attention, a highly trained team of medical professionals and therapists available to you at any time, a course of treatment that has been specifically designed for you, detachment from the possible triggers of your home environment, and an understanding, judgement-free space in which to heal from your addiction. Not to mention – all these benefits are accessible under one roof.
Of course, being an outpatient is an option, and one that many patients do take. An outpatient treatment would include some form of detox performed at home, with frequent visits to the clinic for any additional treatments or check-ins.
However, studies have shown that patients have a higher chance of a full recovery and one that is more likely to last longer when given treatment at a residential rehab rather than at home.
Because being an outpatient requires a lot more work and effort from you as the patient, and demands a strong will and a lot of determination, if you do not possess these qualities a relapse is more likely to occur.
We don’t want that to happen, and we’re sure that you don’t either. That is why we will always recommend residential rehab, in order to give you the best possible chance at a successful and long-term recovery.
Despite this, if you truly believe you have the power to succeed with your treatment in a home setting, please let us know when you enquire, and we will factor this into your recovery plan.
Any treatment you receive will be bespoke to you, meaning patients very rarely end up getting the exact same treatment as each other.
We decide this treatment with the help of two assessments, one over the phone and the other performed by a doctor when you first enter rehab.
These assessments are quick and easy, and exist so that we can gather the necessary data about you to gauge what your specific needs are. We may need information such as your age, weight, the severity and length of your addiction, and the substances you have used. We also will examine the state of your mental and physical health.
This all allows us to create a treatment plan for you that suits you, meaning you don’t receive an ineffective one-size-fits-all treatment, but rather one designed for you alone.
Because of this process, we are at this early stage unable to tell you what treatment you will receive for certain, but we can outline the most common forms of treatments we offer.
Detoxification is usually the very first stage of your rehab experience and is necessary to flush any remaining toxins left by drugs or alcohol from your bloodstream. It is a challenging process and causes your body to adjust as it attempts to function without the substance it has become familiar with.
This is why you may then be prescribed certain medications. There are many prescription medicines that we use to ease the effects of withdrawal symptoms. Depending on the substance you are detoxing from and how severe your addiction is, a doctor will prescribe you the appropriate medication for your situation.
After this phase, you may participate in several holistic therapies and counselling sessions. These forms of treatment allow you to explore your addiction, discover the causes of it, come to terms with it as an illness, and learn new coping techniques to counteract old habits.
Throughout the important detox phase of your treatment, you will undoubtedly experience nasty side effects and withdrawal symptoms as you continue to be without drugs and alcohol.
This can be a worrying and nerve-wracking time, but rest assured this is a normal response to detoxification and is expected.
Our team will be on hand every step of the way to closely monitor your response to any medication you are prescribed during this time and are trained to intervene if any problems do occur.
The types of symptoms you may experience during detox include:
When it comes to the rest of your treatment – such as any therapies you participate in – if you do not respond well to them, we will always try our best to tailor them as we go along, and make any necessary changes.
We understand that even after our assessments, you will still know yourself better than anyone. Therefore, if for example, you are feeling uncomfortable in group therapy, we can switch you to one-to-one sessions to see if that works better for you.
To discuss how we can make recovery easier for you, call us today on 0800 140 4690.