Drug and alcohol addiction are huge problems all over the country and inflict massive harm on individuals, families, communities, and society.
Addiction often goes hand in hand with mental health problems, or other addictions or behavioural problems that the individual is suffering from.
It is a complex disease, with many aggravating factors, and it can often feel as though there is no escape. Despite this, there is always the chance of achieving a full recovery, and the best way of doing this is by going to rehab.
This is our area of expertise – arranging rehab placements for vulnerable people who need help with addiction and related behavioural problems.
We have connections with private rehab clinics all around the country and can help you to find the one that is the best fit for you and your recovery goals.
We have been doing this since we formed in 2012, and have helped thousands of people to get well in that time. You can start your journey into recovery by calling us for free on 0800 140 4690.
The main service that we are renowned for is providing straightforward, rapid referrals to top-quality private rehab clinics. More to the point, we make sure that the clinic we refer each person to is the right fit for them.
We do this through the means of a telephone assessment, during which we will ask a number of questions about your drug or alcohol use, your current lifestyle, and anything else that might be a consideration when arranging treatment.
When we have enough information, we will make a recommendation, and tell you exactly how much your treatment will cost at that clinic. If you are satisfied, we can get you into the treatment facility very quickly.
We know that the idea of going to rehab is a big step, and a big mental adjustment for anyone to make. That’s why we offer free, detailed advice on every part of the rehab process.
If you are a parent, we can advise you on making the necessary arrangements for childcare while you are away at rehab, or explaining to them what is happening in an age-appropriate way.
If you are concerned about the financial cost of rehab, we can advise as to what finance options might be available to you.
No matter how basic or detailed your question is, one of our trained advisors can provide the information for free. Just give us a call on 0800 140 4690.
Rehab treatment is so statistically successful because it provides a range of different treatments in a structured manner, and allows patients to get to the bottom of their issues in a safe environment, away from the chaos of the world outside.
Rehab treatment varies somewhat, depending on the individual and their needs. However, there are some things that will be a part of your treatment no matter what – we have listed these below.
As you probably already know, if you are still using, you will need to detox and withdraw when you arrive at rehab.
Depending upon the substance in question, withdrawal can be dangerous if unsupervised, which is why it’s so important to complete your detox under the watch of medical professionals.
This will be the case whichever clinic you go to – they will have dedicated detox facilities, with attentive medical staff who can make sure that you get clean safely. If you are an alcoholic, this may involve reducing your intake gradually over a number of days.
Depending on the drug in question, withdrawal symptoms can be mental, physical, or both. Either way, they will soon pass, and you will have medical help to deal with anything that comes up.
Talking therapies available at rehab will likely include cognitive behavioural therapy, group therapy sessions, and one-to-one sessions with a counsellor.
You will also be able to access educational classes on things like stress and anxiety management giving you the tools you need to get ahead of your addiction.
Your therapy plan will be tailored to you and designed to help you get to the bottom of your issues and to understand how they relate to your addiction.
There will be a healthy emphasis on the community around you, with the group sessions providing a great opportunity to learn from others and to share your problems with the group.
As stated above in the section about detox, any rehab clinic you enrol at will have medical staff on hand who specialise in recovery and addiction treatment.
Where appropriate, the staff will be able to prescribe patients a new medication in order to help them along the recovery path.
For example, they may recommend starting an SSRI, or changing to a new type of SSRI, if you are experiencing anxiety or depression.
All of these decisions regarding your medications are made very carefully, as they will want to ensure that your recovery is not at risk.
As you come to the end of your allotted time at the rehab, you will need to focus on how you plan to reintegrate into the outside world and to optimise your chances of staying in recovery long-term.
Part of this will involve putting together a relapse prevention plan, which will identify things or places that could potentially disrupt your recovery.
For example, you may be compelled to cut ties with old friends who are still using drugs or drinking heavily, for your own good.
You may also commit to taking part in some kind of regular group therapy, such as Alcoholics Anonymous or another support group. You will also have access to a year’s worth of aftercare through the clinic where you received treatment – we can explain this in more detail on the phone.
We hope that, after reading through the information above, you feel more knowledgeable about what to expect from rehab, and how we can help you get into treatment.
Call us on 0800 140 4690 to ask for anything else, or if you are ready, to move ahead with your referral assessment.
Rehab is not an easy thing to do, but it is certainly easier than the alternative of staying in addiction indefinitely. If you are willing to put the work in, it could be incredibly rewarding.
Within a month or so, you could be taking the first steps into a brighter, more fulfilling future in recovery.