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Drug & Alcohol Rehab in Devon

Rehab 4 Addiction offers a variety of drug and alcohol addiction treatment options in Devon and the wider South West of England region.

To discover how we can help, contact us today and we shall help you better understand the various treatment options in Devon.

At Rehab 4 Addiction, we offer a confidential helpline, and we specialise in ‘making sense’ of the often complex nature of seeking out professional drug and alcohol addiction treatment.

Rehab 4 Addiction offers a variety of drug and alcohol rehabs in South West England, including Dorset, Somerset, Devon, Cornwall, Gloucestershire, Wiltshire, and Bristol.

Busting misconceptions

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If you have read the newspapers, you will find no shortage of stories about ‘celebrity rehab’. One misconception is that private addiction treatment is the preserve of the rich and famous.

This could not be further from the truth. Whilst private treatment may require an investment of time and money, it is usually within the grasp of the majority of people seeking this sort of help.

Call our expert team today on: 0800 140 4690.

Who can benefit from a drug and alcohol rehab centre?

There is a common misconception that there is only a certain type of person who goes to a drug and alcohol rehab centre.

When you only ever hear about celebrities seeking help for a drug or alcohol dependency it is easy to believe that you do not qualify for the same kind of care and attention.

This is simply not true.

A drug and alcohol rehab centre are available to anyone who needs it. It doesn’t matter what your background, race, gender, religion or sexuality is.

It is an accepting and, most importantly, safe environment.

There are, however, a few requirements to make sure that you actually need the services of a drug and alcohol rehab centre.

These are in place to help the staff understand what your needs are so that they can provide the right kind of treatment.

The requirements can be reached by asking yourself the following questions to see if you are in need of the services of a drug and alcohol rehab centre in Devon.

Do you find yourself drinking excessively?

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If you find yourself drinking around 30 units a day you need to realise that this is considered excessive and should not be ignored.

That amount tends to be proof that you have developed a higher tolerance than most people.

High tolerance is not an excuse to drink excessively and is in fact a symptom of an alcohol dependency as your brain and body have gotten used to the constant intake of alcohol.

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Do you struggle with control when you have been drinking or using drugs?

Extreme emotional reactions from substance abuse such as acts of aggression or depressive episodes are very common in those living with a drug or alcohol dependency.

These emotional reactions can lead you to take unnecessary risks putting yourself in harm’s way.  It can prevent you from making sensible decisions and neglecting your personal care in favour of abusing your substance of choice.

A lack of control can also result in you harming your friends or family members either indirectly through your risk-taking behaviour. Or by directly taking your anger out on them.

No one wants to be responsible for harming themselves or their loved ones. In a drug and alcohol rehab centre, they can help you take control back and keep your loved ones and yourself safe.

Call our expert team today on: 0800 140 4690.

Have you found yourself unable to achieve long term recovery on your own?

The journey to long term recovery is a difficult one. It requires a lot of hard work and dedication to making any progress. Many people who want to cut down on their substance abuse find themselves unable to.

A drug and alcohol rehab centre offers you the resources to work towards long term recovery safely and efficiently. They understand how complex the recovery process is and they can help guide you through it.

It would have been nearly impossible to achieve long term recovery with no outside help. There is no shame in accepting it now that you realised you have struggled on your own.

How to get a place in a drug and alcohol rehab centre in Devon?

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Getting a place in a drug and alcohol rehab centre may seem complicated at first but in reality, it is a fairly simple process. The staff simply need to know a bit about you and your relationship with drugs or alcohol.

You will complete an initial assessment designed to look into your needs and to see if you meet the entry criteria for the drug and alcohol rehab centre.

This is known as the ASAM criteria, and they are designed to help identify how intense the treatment needs to be for each individual seeking help for a drug or alcohol dependency.  It helps to identify how severe your dependency may be.

There are six dimensions to the ASAM criteria that are important for you to understand so you can be aware of what is happening and how it will affect your time in a drug and alcohol rehab centre.

  • Dimension one: This involves looking into your history with substance abuse and any previous attempts you have made at achieving long term recovery. It also involves looking into any past experience you have had with withdrawal symptoms.
  • Dimension two: This is about your physical health and to see if you have any medical histories that may affect your time in a drug and alcohol rehab centre. It is also to check up on your current state of physical health and wellbeing.
  • Dimension three: This one is centred on your mental health. It is important for the medical professionals at the drug and alcohol rehab centre to understand any emotional or mental health issues you may have had in the past.
  • Dimension four: Having a willingness to put in the work and being ready to make a change shows those at the drug and alcohol rehab centre that you are serious about the recovery process and you are capable of achieving long term recovery.
  • Dimension five: It is important for the drug and alcohol rehab centre to be aware if you are returning after a relapse. They are not there to judge you but they need to know if you have struggled to achieve long term recovery already so they can adapt to your treatment.
  • Dimension six: Finally, they need to know about the environment they live in. If the people you associate with also struggle with substance abuse and if you have stable living arrangements.

In a drug and alcohol rehab centre staff are there to provide you with the care you need in order to overcome your drug or alcohol dependency.

In order to do that they need to understand how severe your dependency is.

This is done by seeing if you meet certain criteria for a drug or alcohol dependence.

The criteria are:

  • Impaired control: Abusing substances more than you originally planned to. Or you are wanting to reduce the number of drugs or alcohol you use but find yourself unable.
  • Social problems: You find yourself neglecting your friends and family in favour of abusing substances. Losing interest in hobbies or activities you once enjoyed, or even leaving important work or chores unfinished.
  • Risk: You may be putting yourself at risk more often and find yourself in dangerous situations as a result of your substance abuse.
  • Physical dependency: Finding yourself unable to function normally without some kind of substance in your system. Or you may find yourself experiencing withdrawal symptoms due to building a higher tolerance to your substance of choice.

By identifying the problem, a drug and alcohol rehab centre in Devon can help you begin to make a change and work towards long term recovery.

Call our expert team today on: 0800 140 4690.

Initial considerations before you go to rehab

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If you are worried about a friend or family member who is struggling with substance abuse then there are options available to support you. We understand you want to help your loved ones achieve long term recovery.

But you can’t just force them into a drug and alcohol rehab centre and hope for the best.

If it is not their decision and they are not ready to begin the process and put in the work then they won’t get anything out of their time in rehab.

Instead, you need to gently introduce them to the idea of starting the recovery process. There are services available to you to help with this.

The idea of an intervention is very common, but it is important that it is done right to ensure that no one is put off by the idea of seeking treatment from a drug and alcohol rehab centre in Devon.

For starters, the assistance of an intervention specialist is highly recommended. They will be able to introduce you to the CRAFT approach to intervention.

This is basically when you help your loved one avoid substance abuse by distracting them with nice gestures.

Many people abuse substances because they see them as an escape from their stress and difficulties. If you can make them feel better without substance abuse, you can help them avoid relapse.

Call our expert team today on: 0800 140 4690.

Should I attend a private or state-funded rehab?

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Another important step is that once the decision to find a drug and alcohol rehab has been made, you need to know if they want to attend a council-run one or a privately-run one.

They each have their pros.

A council-run drug and alcohol rehab centre:

  • It is accessible to all
  • Free of charge
  • It May be locally available

A privately run drug and alcohol rehab centre:

  • Easy to check into
  • Locally available
  • Top-quality and well-staffed
  • Able to offer personalised one to one treatment
  • Fast processing time

They also have their cons.

A council-run drug and alcohol rehab centre:

  • Long wait times
  • It can be difficult to access treatment
  • Underfunded mental health services
  • Staff stretched thin
  • It may not be a residential stay
  • It may not be local

A privately run drug and alcohol rehab centre:

  • Does cost money
  • It tends to be a month-long residential stay

The costs of rehab in Devon

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The cost of a privately run drug and alcohol rehab centre in Devon can easily put people off, but they use the money to provide you with top-quality care and staff members.

The prices depend on the exact treatment you opt-in for.

For example, should you decide on an at-home detox, you will be looking to pay around £1,500.

This is the cheapest option available and many people prefer it as it allows them to remain in the comfort of their own home.

However, if you are interested in a residential stay at a drug and alcohol rehab centre, then you can choose between a single or a multi occupier room.

The single will cost you £8,000 – £12,000 for a full 28 day stay at the centre.

The multi occupier will cost you £6,000 for the same period of time.

The rooms will still be clean and a safe space for you. The only real difference is that some people prefer to have room to themselves so they can just focus on their own recovery and not interact with other people.

It is important to see that you have options available to you even if, at first, you are worried you may not be able to afford a residential stay.

There are ways to still undergo private treatment.

Call our expert team today on:0800 140 4690.

Detox in Devon

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With different types of dependencies, you have to experience a different detox. However, there are some staples that will be the same no matter what kind you need.

First of all, no matter what, you will need medical supervision during the ten-day period that the detox occurs over. It is a process that can be very uncomfortable and even dangerous if it is experienced alone.

The structure of the detox also tends to stay the same.

It will involve going an extended period of time without any substance abuse so that your body is able to naturally rid itself of all toxins.

An alcohol dependency, for example, has a few different options available to you, such as an at-home detox.

If you believe you would be more comfortable in the security of your own home, there is an option to detox from alcohol there.

It is done over a ten-day period in order to minimise the risk of you experiencing the more dangerous withdrawal symptoms; the seizure.

You will still be monitored, but this time it will be over the phone, and you will be given lithium-based anti-withdrawal medications.

If you would prefer to work through your alcohol detox in a drug and alcohol rehab centre, then that is fine too. However, it is a similar process expect you will be monitored in person, not over the phone.

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Cocaine rehab in Devon

If you are struggling with a dependency on cocaine, then there are options available to you in the Devon area.

Cocaine is very powerful and very dangerous. It can easily cause you serious physical harm.

In addition, it offers a short rush of dopamine that fades very quickly, causing many to develop a habit of trying to keep the high going.

In order to overcome your dependency, you will need specialised treatment that is centred around dealing with your physical and mental dependencies. First, you will work through a detox over a ten-day period.

Following this, without the distraction of your cravings, you will work with a therapist to unpack the reason behind your cocaine use. Finally, you will be given tools so that you can avoid future relapses.

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Heroin rehab in Devon

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In the Devon area, you have heroin rehab centres available to you.

They are designed to give you a break away from your everyday stresses so that you can work on overcoming the physical and mental effects of heroin dependency.

You will begin with a detox which gives your body the chance to rid itself of the heroin in its system.

You will experience withdrawal symptoms during this time, but you will also be provided with medication to relieve these symptoms if needed.

Next, you will move on to therapy. Many people turn to heroin as a way to deal with mental health problems such as anxiety, depression and paranoia.

Therapy will teach you healthier coping mechanisms to deal with this without substance abuse.

Call our expert team today on: 0800 140 4690.

Cannabis rehab

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Cannabis is one of the most easily accessed drugs and is often used recreationally to deal with stress and anxiety.

Unfortunately, as it is so widely used, its dangers are often ignored until causal use has developed into a full-blown dependency.

In rehab, you will work through the detox so that you can overcome your cravings and work on your mental health without the distraction of said cravings.

Your therapy will consist of working with a fully trained therapist who specialises in drug dependencies to help you learn how to avoid future relapses once you have left the rehab centre.

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Different types of therapy are available

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As every person and their experiences are, each person will require specialised therapy to cater for their specific needs.

The first type of therapy is the one people will be most familiar with. Next, is individual therapy, where you and a therapist will work together to unpack your issues.

Many people prefer this to the other option of group therapy as it can feel more personal and catered towards your specific needs.

Group therapy does benefit from helping with the sense of isolation many who are working through the recovery process experience.

It allows you to see you are not alone during all this. There are other people from all walks of life struggling just the same.

Family therapy is similar to group therapy, and it allows you to work on your mental health with people you know and trust.

Some people find it easier to be open about their experiences when they have the support of people they know best.

However, some people find this more difficult due to the sensitive nature of therapy. It can be hard, to be honest about more minor flattering parts of yourself around people you may see every day.

Some people find Holistic therapies to be very helpful. It allows you to centre your mind and destress.

It involves relaxing, mindful activities such as art therapy, equine therapy, music therapy and adventure therapy.

Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is very helpful for those that use substance abuse as a way to escape negative thoughts.

It works to replace the negative thoughts and worldview with something happier and healthier. It is very helpful for treating mood disorders such as depression and anxiety.

It is all about teaching a positive attitude to help you take control of your mood.

No matter what therapy you end up using, it is an important part of the recovery process.

Mental health problems are the leading cause of substance abuse, with many people self-medicating an undiagnosed mental illness.

During your work to achieve long term recovery, you can also attempt to get a diagnosis for any mental illnesses that you may have been struggling with. This will help you gain access to more support specifically tailored towards your mental state.

And this can also tie in with part of your relapse prevention plan. Your mental health journey doesn’t start and end with rehab.

You will be expected to continue to attend regular therapy sessions even after you leave the rehab centre. These are so that your progress can be tracked and you can continue to make progress with improving your mental health.

As part of your aftercare services to avoid a relapse, you will also be referred to a support group in the Devon area. This again is to give you accountability while also providing you with a support network to help you avoid relapses.

A relapse prevention plan is something designed specifically for you to help you avoid triggers for your cravings and healthier replacements for your substance abuse in the form of coping mechanisms like breathing exercises.

Call our expert team today on: 0800 140 4690.

Relapse prevention

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Following your stay at a drug and rehab centre, it is important that you take steps to avoid a relapse when you are no longer receiving constant support.

There are certain steps you can take to help yourself avoid a relapse when you are out on your own.

First of all, one of the best ways you can avoid a relapse is by joining a local support group in Devon. These support groups are filled with other people in various stages of their journey to long term recovery.

They are all there with the same goal. To avoid giving in to their cravings and to support other people trying to do the same.

It is a judgment-free zone where you can be honest about how you are feeling without fear.

You can tell them if you are struggling and listen to the advice of others who really understand what you are going through and know how to help you.

They can give you accountability for your actions, so you have others to think about when you are tempted to abuse your substance of choice.

Another way support groups can help you avoid a relapse is through a sponsorship programme. Many support groups pair newer and old members together so that they can help each other out.

Your sponsor is someone you can call when you are struggling and you are tempted to give in to your cravings. They can help talk you down and give you a reminder of the tools you learnt at a drug and alcohol rehab centre.

Another option is calling an addiction helpline.

There are many companies that you can call for help to avoid a relapse when you are feeling down and you are unable to get help from anywhere else.

They will be able to talk you down so that you can make rational decisions not ruled by fear or anxiety.

There are ways to avoid relapse without the help of others. Before you leave the drug and alcohol rehab centre you will be given a personalised relapse prevention plan.

This relapse prevention plan is made with your specific history with drugs and alcohol in mind. It is designed to help you avoid the triggers for your cravings so that you can stay away from temptations.

It also has plans and tools contained so that when you do experience cravings you can replace the harmful actions with healthier coping mechanisms.

Alternatives to a drug and alcohol rehab centre

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Rehab isn’t for everyone. Some people prefer to have a less structured and intense recovery process while others are dealing with other parts of their lives that can’t be disrupted by a residential stay.

For example, you can always choose to detox at home. This process is similar to what you would experience in the drug and alcohol rehab centre except it is in your home and you are supervised remotely.

It is still perfectly safe and professional.

Another option is to join an alcoholics or narcotics anonymous group. They work similarly to a support group and would allow you to work to wean off your dependencies with the support of others who understand what you are going through.

Similarly, you have SMART recovery which is another support group that can help you deal with your drug or alcohol dependency.

It is designed to help teach you to make healthy life choices and offers support for you and your family during this difficult time.

The SMART recovery method is about putting you in control and enabling you to improve your quality of life.

It helps you set achievable goals that you can work towards and progress in your journey to long term recovery.

Finally, you always have the option of getting the treatment from a drug and alcohol rehab centre in Devon as outpatient treatment.

This means that you can receive the exact same treatment that is available in the drug and alcohol rehab centre but without having to stay at the facility.

It is the best of both worlds and can work around your schedule and lifestyle.

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Abstinence model of recovery

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When you attend a residential treatment centre in Devon, the initial aim of treatment is to help you detoxify in a safe and controlled environment.

The overall aim of treatment is to allow you to tackle your dependency and then live your life without drugs and alcohol. This aim is also known as the ‘abstinence model’ of recovery.

To achieve total abstinence, the treatment provider will offer an intensive programme of therapy and counselling sessions. These sessions will help you become free of drugs and alcohol.

Moreover, you will be given the tools and techniques to tackle life’s issues without feeling the need to ‘self-medicate’ with drugs and alcohol.

To achieve this aim, all the treatment providers we recommend in Devon employ a multi-disciplinary team of experts.

These experts include psychiatrists, psychiatric nurses, prescribing nurses, psychologists, neurobiology experts and addiction counsellors.

This allows the treatment centres to effectively nurture your ongoing recovery goals both whilst you attend the rehab centre and once you have returned home via the provision of ‘aftercare’.

The early stages of treatment

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When you initially enter a rehab facility in Devon, you will benefit from an extensive physical and psychiatric assessment.

This assessment will allow the psychiatric team to recommend a course of action in terms of your detoxification and rehabilitation programme that will follow.

Your initial detoxification programme will be managed by a clinical team, whilst your ‘rehabilitation’ programme will be managed by the treatment centre’s counselling team.

The counselling team typically consists of therapists and counsellors who employ modern techniques such as CBT, psychotherapy and holistic therapies.

Getting help today

To discover your various treatment options in Devon, contact Rehab 4 Addiction today and without delay. Your call will be answered by one of our knowledgeable advisors. Many of our advisors are themselves recovering addicts.

This means we know exactly what you are going through. Contact us today on 0800 140 4690 or reach us through this website. Rehab 4 Addiction officers a range of addiction treatments in Devon, including Plymouth, Exeter, Barnstable, Bideford, Torquay and Barnstaple.

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