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Getting Help From Drug & Alcohol Rehab In Essex

Alcohol rehabs in Essex maintain a stellar reputation for the quality of detoxification and therapy on offer. Patients travel to alcohol rehab in Essex from all corners of the globe to take advantage of World-class rehab services on offer here. Our Essex rehab centres offer stunning facilities.

Patients receive en-suite accommodation in plush surroundings. Accommodation is typically built into the centre or patients may be required to sleep in ‘sober living accommodation’ just a few short steps from the rehab centre. Patients receive 24 hours a day medical observation in safe and secure surrounds away from temptations existing outside the rehab centre.

Rehab 4 Addiction offers drug and alcohol rehab clinics throughout Essex, including:

Why Should I Consider Going To Rehab In Essex?

There are many reasons why you should consider going to rehab in Essex. Most importantly, you should really consider going to rehab in Essex if you are not able to control the number of drugs or alcohol you consume.

The vast majority of people living with a drug or alcohol addiction in Essex will initially deny that they need help. Many will struggle for many years because they are not willing to seek out help. At Rehab 4 Addiction, we work to assist you or your loved one in accepting the fact that this help is required in the first instance.

Going to rehab in Essex is perhaps the most effective way of combating drug and alcohol addiction. Rehabs in Essex are geared towards helping clients rid themselves of drug and alcohol addiction. When you attend rehab in Essex, you will gain the skillset need to help you live your life without feeling the need to resort to drug and alcohol abuse in order to manage life’s problems.

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Thinking of your rehab options? Contact our admissions team today on 0800 140 4690 for confidential and immediate advice. Your journey to sobriety starts today.

Signs I Need to Go to Rehab

Below are ten signs that it is time to go to rehab because your entire life has been overwhelmed by your substance use, and you are unable to stop on your own. If some or all of these apply to you, then it is time to find a treatment centre in Essex so that you can reclaim your life:

  1. Physical or mental health problems caused by drug use
  2. Interpersonal relationships have all been affected negatively
  3. You are unable to get through a day without the substance
  4. Your addiction takes precedence over all other priorities
  5. Work or school attendance and productivity have suffered
  6. You lie routinely to support your drug use
  7. There have been legal issues caused by substance use
  8. You routinely miss essential events due to your addiction
  9. You have tried quitting alone, and it has not worked
  10. Your loved ones have urged you to seek help

What Are My Treatment Options?

There are two types of treatments. You can choose a programme for alcohol rehab or detox. For the initial detox period, you will be experiencing the worst symptoms, and you will get treated by some of the best medical professionals with 24/7 access to assistance.

Once the detoxification is complete, then you can move forward with other therapies to help you cope with being sober. There will be an individual relapse prevention plan set up before you leave no matter which programme you choose. Drug & alcohol rehab Essex centres are ready to help.

Below we have outlined the main points about each of your rehab options:

In a medical facility or rehab centre there will be 24/7 assistance and multiple forms of therapy available. This form of treatment is most likely to lead to long-term success.

If you choose to go through detox at home, then there will still be daily medical appointments, therapy, and support sessions as well. This form of rehab is not as safe or as likely to succeed in the long-term.

When attending an inpatient location for the 5-10 days, it takes to complete detox, after which you will be discharged for outpatient care.

Detox at a facility and then therapeutic, medical, and group support for some time afterward while you are either inpatient or outpatient. This is one of the more successful forms of treatment.

When to Get Treatment in Essex

If you recognized some of those signs from the list above, then it will come as no surprise that continuous use of drugs will only increase dysfunction in all areas of your life. If you have children, then there is a likelihood that they have already been affected.

Approximately 70% of all child abuse and neglect cases involve parents with drug addiction issues. (1) If you notice your relationships, finances, and workplace are all suffering and being given lower priority than your need for drugs, then it is past time for treatment.

Benefits of Going to Rehab In Essex

There are many benefits to going to rehab, but the main ones are listed below.

  • 24/7 access to medical professionals
  • Structured treatment
  • Safe, supportive, and understanding environment
  • Access to several different types of therapies
  • Focus on holistic health
  • Creating goals and plans to help prevent relapse
  • Being away from peer groups or environments that support drug use

The Admissions Process For Rehab in Essex

Before being admitted for rehabilitation treatment in Essex, you will need to go through a screening process. This will include a detailed medical history and exam. The doctors will also prescribe medications to assist with detoxification, and they will answer any questions that you might have. If you are unable to drive, then there is sober transport that can be provided.

You will need to bring in any medications that you are currently taking at the time of the medical screening. You will then have 24/7 access to trained medical professionals who can assist you in any way necessary during the initial detox period. During your stay, there will be meetings with therapists and doctors who will help you set up a treatment plan that includes your desired goals and outcomes.

After detox is complete and the medications are out of your system, then it will be time for more intense mental health interventions like support groups, individual therapy, and other programmes.

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The Rehab Process In Essex

Below we have included the steps that take place through each section of the treatment process:

1. Intake

Phoning our referrals team today is the first step to your recovery journey. One of our advisors will go through your options with you after taking some details to complete a confidential assessment. The main things we will ask are:

  • Admissions assessment including medical history and current medical exam
  • Subscription of any necessary medications
  • Taking into account any concurrent mental health disorders

Once the assessment has been processed, our experts will devise a treatment plan tailored to your specific needs which we will then go through with you.

2. Detox

Treatment at our Essex rehab centre begins with detoxification. During detoxification, patients must forgo all toxins whilst drugs and/or alcohol are slowly drained from their system. Uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms are monitored by our friendly medical team until ‘stabilisation’ is achieved. The main points are:

  • Medical supervision during detox
  • Medications to assist with the worst symptoms

3. Rehab

Once patients stabilise during detoxification rehab now attempts to treat the psychological aspects of addiction. Patients receive psychotherapy either one-on-one with a therapist or through group sessions with other patients. Patients’ family members are invited to the centre to participate in a form of psychotherapy known as ‘family therapy’. Other therapies include:

  • This can include inpatient, outpatient, or a combination of the two
  • Rehab therapy for drug use
  • Individual therapy to help cope and to help deal with underlying issues that led to the drug use
  • Other forms of therapy
  • Making goals and plans for how to stay sober once rehab is complete

4. Recovery

A full recovery would not be complete without aftercare, which happens once you leave our facility. Patients get the chance to engage in a number of ‘alternative therapies’ such as art therapy, relaxation therapy, and Reiki.

Patients are under the watchful eye of our medical team throughout. This includes doctors, psychiatric nurses, therapists, counsellors and our consultant psychiatrist. We promise to offer you:

  • Continual use of support resources
  • Group meetings
  • Facility programmes
  • Social support
  • Individual therapy

What Does a Typical Day in Rehab Look Like?

1. Morning

Generally, this will include a nutritional breakfast along with medications., followed by a meeting to assess where you are mentally and physically. Sometimes this includes meditative exercise.

2. Noon and Evening

A nutritional lunch. After this will be the most intense daily treatments, including individual therapy, group therapy, and sometimes family therapy. [3] There may also be additional therapies, such as art therapy. There may also be 12-step meetings followed by free time.

3. Night

After a healthy dinner and any necessary medications, it will be lights out. Sleep is vital for your body to return to health.

What Is The Duration Of Rehab?

There are many different programme lengths ranging from detox, which can be two weeks to full term rehabilitation, which can take up to six months. However, the most common drug & alcohol rehab Essex programmes are those that last 28 days and six weeks. The more time spent in a facility, the more likely you are to remain sober.

Does Rehab In Essex Cost Much?

NHS will pay for medical, counselling, and withdrawal medication for free, but they will not cover most inpatient facilities. The average for a private rehab centre for 28 days is £4,000 though this might fluctuate depending on what area you are in and what programme you choose.

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The Benefits of Medically Assisted Detox

Another important reason why you should attend a rehab centre in Essex concerns withdrawal symptoms. When you undergo a detox programme, you will benefit from a medically assisted detox regime.

When you choose to undergo a detox programme from home, it is likely that you will relapse in order to avoid the onset of withdrawal symptoms. In contrast, when you undergo a detox from the safety of a residential rehab clinic in Essex, you will be given medications that help you combat withdrawal symptoms in a safe and controlled manner.

This is a very intense period where your body is ridding itself of toxins, and the brain chemicals are out of balance due to becoming adapted to being on drugs. Without medical assistance, there is the possibility of increased pain, discomfort, and even death in some cases. A rehab facility will be able to assist with all areas of detox, including physical and mental distress and any unusual or life-threatening reactions.

There are three main reasons why detoxing away from medical care can be dangerous. Symptoms can range between standard anxiety and flu-like symptoms to very severe and potentially life-threatening. They include the following:

  1. Acute alcohol withdrawal syndrome
  2. Delirium tremens
  3. Seizures
  4. Restlessness and anxiety
  5. Muscle aches
  6. Insomnia and fatigue
  7. Gastrointestinal issues like diarrhoea, abdominal cramps, vomiting and nausea
  8. Rapid heartbeat and high blood pressure
  9. Emotional support is provided 24/7 at a medical facility while being alone can lead to further issues if you happen to have additional mental health disorders.
  10. Relapse is far more common when people go through detox on their own when compared to those that use a rehab centre to get help through the detox period.

Can Family & Friends Visit Me During Inpatient Treatment?

Family support is incredibly helpful if you are going through rehab, so though there might be certain visiting hours at the centre it is a good thing to come and show support. Family therapy is also a positive tool on the road to recovery.

What Types of Therapy Can I Access During Rehab?

There are many types of therapy used for rehabilitation. Their availability can depend on what programme you choose to enter or what resources are available, but the following can be found at most rehab facilities:

Acceptance and commitment therapy involves finding the root cause behind the need for substance abuse to deal with fear or pain and then finding healthy ways to address it.

One reason people become addicts is that they use drugs to escape overwhelming emotions because they are not able to express their feelings. Art therapy is a way for people to express themselves in a safe and nurturing environment.

Cognitive behavioural therapy uses talking to reframe the way that you think so that you can stop negative thought patterns while removing negative cognitive distortions.

Dialectical behaviour therapy involves having your feelings validated by a therapist while also learning ways to be mindful, tolerant, and find a way towards acceptance.

Counselling includes a trained counsellor advising on how to change thought patterns and lifestyle choices positively. It involves talking through your problems with one person, and coming to a resolution or revelation about your behaviours.

This is a way of play-acting through very troubling or traumatic incidents so that the emotions attached to them can be dissected and overcome.

This allows for open communication between family members in a safe, controlled, and supportive environment.

This is usually a smaller group led by a licensed mental health practitioner where people dealing with similar issues can come together and share their feelings, struggles, and successes.

Mind, body, and spirit are all addressed in this type of therapy. These therapies are highly tailored to the individual to meet their physical, mental, and spiritual needs.

Music therapy is used to relieve anxiety and allow a safe space for self-expression. Much like art therapy, this is a good way for people with trouble emoting to show how they are feeling through creating and listening to music.

This therapy covers the unconscious motivations behind certain feelings and actions. It is much more clinical than counselling.

Many times, long-term drug users are physically weak due to a lack of proper nutrition, organ damage, and other issues. This therapy helps you get your body back to a healthy state to help improve mental fitness.

Telling Your Work You’re Going to Rehab in Essex

Below are the key things to remember before speaking with your employer or supervisor about the fact that you are going to be taking some time off to attend rehab.

  • Communicate honestly and make sure you have answers to any of their questions before you bring up the subject (e.g., how long you will be gone, who will be taking over your workload, etc.)
  • Make sure you have prepared everything so that none of your projects is left hanging while you are gone and also know your rights as an employee
  • If you believe that your employer may mark you negatively for seeking treatment, then that is preferable to not getting the help you need
  • Avoiding the conversation due to fear of the consequences will only lead to more anxiety and increased negative feelings. It is best to address it as soon as you are prepared
  • Remember that you are not legally obligated to tell them anything if you do not feel comfortable doing so for whatever reason

Can I Leave Rehab Early?

There is a much higher chance of relapse if you leave rehab early, which will put all your progress back to square one. It can also be unhealthy to go if you are mid-detox. As previously mentioned, detoxing comes with some severe symptoms that may not be safe to experience away from medical assistance.

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What Happens After Rehab?

Alcohol rehab in Essex is merely the first step on to the path of long-term recovery. For this reason, we offer our patients 18 months of aftercare free of charge following the successful completion of rehab. Patients are free to return to our centre throughout this period.

We believe our low relapse rates following rehab is testimony to the quality of aftercare patients receive. We encourage patients to participate in local Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous groups in the Essex area

Aftercare can be the difference between remaining sober and relapsing. You must follow up with therapies, support groups, and any other helpful resources available. Relapse is highest within the first few months after rehab, with an average of 50% of people relapsing during this time. To stay sober, you can do the following.

  • Individual therapy is a crucial part of recovery. If you do not go through individual therapy sessions to deal with original pain that caused the drug addiction, then relapse is more likely.
  • Check-ups will take place to ensure that there are no unexpected side effects and that you are doing well.
  • 12-steps programmes are a specific type of support group is helpful so that you can find a place of support, understanding, encouragement, and accountability.
  • Alternative support groups are those led by licensed professionals to self-help support groups for and by people trying to improve their lives.
  • Use a sober living half-house temporarily until you feel more stable in your sobriety
  • Have a sponsor and maintain a reliable support system made up of close friends or family

Tips To Help A Loved One Into Rehab In Essex

Below is a list of intervention techniques that we recommend you use if you are attempting to divert a loved one who is struggling with addiction towards professional help:

  • Be empathetic instead of angry
  • Be supportive instead of blaming them
  • Create boundaries and stick to them so that you do not become an enabler
  • Encourage them to be responsible while recognizing they have a legitimate issue
  • Get help from their friends, loved ones, and using both local and online resources
  • A professional intervention with someone who has experience with these can be beneficial

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Ready to get help? Contact Rehab 4 Addiction today for immediate admissions to an Essex alcohol rehab centre on 0800 140 4690. Alternatively, you may contact us via our online contact form here.

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