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Data collected from the Office of National Statistics tells us there are over half a million problem drinkers living in England.  The availability of alcohol and the relaxed laws relating to its sale has not helped the problem.

If you are living in Essex and are alcohol dependent, then know that help is at hand. Alcohol rehabs in Essex provide a variety of detox and therapy services. Clients come to Essex from all over the UK to receive drug and alcohol rehab services.

Clients sleep in comfy rooms just a few steps from the Essex rehab centre. They receive 24-hours a day medical care.

Rehab 4 Addiction offers drug and alcohol rehab across Essex, including Brentwood, ChelmsfordBasildonHarlow, Romford, ClactonColchester, Dagenham, and Braintree.

Why Should I Consider Going To Rehab?

There are over 7,000 alcohol-related deaths in the UK each year. Thus, seeking out help is potentially a matter of life and death for some.

It is easy to deny that you have a problem with substance use. Some struggle for years because they are unwilling to seek out help.

The first step in recovery is admitting that you have a problem.

If you are in the Essex area and think you may need to go to drug or alcohol rehab, we can help. Going to rehab is one way to treat addiction. There are some great treatment centres in Essex which can help you get clean.  We also provide treatment in primary care (home) settings.

Below are ten signs that it may be time to go to rehab. If some or all of these apply to you, then we are here to help:

  1. Your substance use has caused physical or mental health problems
  2. Your relationships have suffered
  3. You are unable to get through a day without using substances
  4. Your addiction takes priority over the things you used to enjoy
  5. You are skipping work or school to use substances
  6. Lying has become a way for you to support your drug use
  7. You have been in trouble with the police because of your drug use
  8. Social events no longer matter as much to you because of your addiction
  9. You have tried quitting alone, and it hasn’t worked
  10. Your loved ones have urged you to seek help

The above is adopted from the DSM Criteria for Substance Use Disorders.

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What Are My Treatment Options in Essex?

There are two broad types of treatment we typically recommend for substance use disorders in Essex. You can choose a programme for alcohol rehab or detox.  It is typical to combine both.

Detox is solely concerned with the physical withdrawal symptoms occurring when you stop drinking alcohol or using certain drugs. In contrast, rehab takes place after detox, and it is concerned with the mental aspects of addiction.

Detoxing refers to managed withdrawal. You may experience withdrawal symptoms. All of our drug and alcohol rehabs provide round-the-clock medical care. They will look after you through this process.

Once the detox is complete, you may progress with other therapies. Every patient at our rehabs in Essex gets a treatment plan for their personal needs.  This means treatment is tailored.

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Benefits of Going to Rehab

There are many benefits to going to rehab at one of our residential centres in Essex. We outline the main benefits below:

  • 24/7 access to medical care
  • Safe and supportive environment
  • Access to therapy
  • Focus on holistic health
  • Creating goals and plans to help prevent relapses
  • Being away from peer groups or environments that support drug use

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How much does rehab cost?

The price of drug and alcohol rehab varies depending upon the centres you select, the amount of time you stay at the rehab and whether you opt to sleep in a single or multiple occupancy room. Fortunately, there are a range of options.

If you opt for a 10-day detox with a single occupancy room, then prices range from £3,000-£6,000. Prices for a multi-occupancy room vary from £2,000-£4,000.

If you wish to stay at rehab for 28-days, then expect to pay around £8,000-£12,000 for a single occupancy room, or around £6,000 for a multi-occupancy room.

If you wish to undergo a home detox, then you may save money, but you will not be shielded from temptations. However, home detoxes do work for many people.

Expect to pay around £1,500 for a home detox. We may inform you of exact prices of rehabs in your local area. Please contact our helpline today for more information.

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The Admissions Process For Rehab

Treatment starts with an initial assessment. This will include a detailed medical check.

For the medical check, bring any medication you are currently taking. The doctors may prescribe medication to treat withdrawal symptoms. They will also answer any questions you have about the treatment process.

If you are not in a fit state to drive, the clinic will provide transport for you. Once you enter treatment in our drug rehabs, you will have access to medical care at all times.

During your stay, there will be meetings with therapists and doctors. They will help you set up a treatment plan with goals and objectives.

After detox is complete, you have the option of rehab. This includes support groups, counselling and therapy.

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The Rehab Process In Essex

Here are the main steps involved in the treatment process:

1. Intake

The first step is to contact our team. We assess you and explain your options. The main things they will ask about are:

  • Your medical history and history with drugs
  • What medication you are taking
  • Whether you have any mental health concerns

Our experts will then create a tailored plan for your needs.

2. Detox

Treatment at our rehab centres begins with a detox. Medical experts will look after you through any withdrawal symptoms. They will give you any medication you need to get through this stage.

3. Rehab

After the detox, rehab is there to treat the mental side of addiction. Rehab can include one-to-one and group therapy.

Some forms of therapy you benefit from at rehab include:

  • Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT): This 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.
  • Art therapy: 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
  • CBT: 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
  • DBT: 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: 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
  • Experiential therapy: 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
  • Family therapy: This allows for open communication between family members in a safe, controlled, and supportive environment
  • Group therapy: 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
  • Holistic therapy: 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
  • Nutrition therapy: 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

Rehab is said to help you to get clean, whilst rehab helps you stay clean too.

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What Does a Typical Day in Rehab Look Like?

1. Morning

You will start the day with a healthy breakfast. Then you will have a meeting to discuss your progress. This may include exercises such as meditation.

2. Noon and Evening

Around noon, you will eat lunch. Then you start treatment, such as one-to-one therapy and group therapy. There may be other therapies too, such as art therapy and 12-step meetings. After this, you will have some free time.

3. Night

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

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How long does rehab last?

Treatment can last anything from 7 and 28 days. A detox can take as little as 7 days. The most common programmes in our Essex centres last between 14 days and 28 days. The recommended duration of treatment is to be determined during your assessment.

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medically assisted detox

The Benefits of Medically Assisted Detox in Essex

Detoxing at home may be recommended in certain cases, and the benefits of detox in a primary care (home) setting are well documented. However, for some, undergoing a detox in residential (inpatient) settings may be recommended.

In our rehabs in Essex, you will receive top-quality medical care.

The detox period is a delicate stage for the body. It is trying to get rid of toxins. The withdrawal symptoms can be highly uncomforting.

Some of these symptoms include:

  • Acute alcohol withdrawal syndrome
  • Delirium tremens
  • Seizures
  • Anxiety
  • Muscle aches
  • Insomnia and fatigue
  • Problems with the stomach and digestion, such as diarrhoea, cramps, vomiting and nausea
  • Rapid heartbeat and high blood pressure
  • Damage to mental health
  • Relapses

The main advantage of a medically-assisted detox is the level of support you will receive.

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Telling Your Employer You’re Going to Rehab in Essex

It can be difficult to tell your employer you are checking in to rehab. Here are some useful tips:

  • Be honest
  • Prepare some answers to their questions before you bring up the subject. For example, how long will you be gone? Who will be taking over your workload?
  • Make sure you prepare things before you leave. Don’t leave projects unfinished
  • Know your rights as an employee
  • Getting treatment is the most important thing. If your relationship with your boss suffers, then so be it
  • Don’t avoid the conversation. It is ideal to address it as soon as possible
  • Remember: you are not obliged to tell them anything if you do not want to

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What Happens After Drug and Alcohol Treatment in Essex?

Alcohol rehab in Essex is the first step on the road to recovery. That’s why our programmes include 12 months of aftercare.

Good aftercare helps patients stay clean. We encourage those in recovery to go to Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous meetings in the Essex area.

Relapse is highest in the first few months after rehab. Between 50%-80% of people relapse during this time, depending upon the severity of the addiction. This compares to 65-95% for people who attempt to stop using drugs and alcohol without formal treatment.

To stay sober, you can do the following:

  • One-to-one therapy. This is one way to avoid relapse. It helps by targeting the mental side of addiction
  • Check-ups. These make sure that you stay on the right track
  • 12-steps programmes. These support groups can help you to feel connected
  • Alternative support groups. These are led by licenced professionals to help people improve their lives
  • Sober living half-houses. These can help you have somewhere when you first leave rehab
  • Having a sponsor. A sponsor is a great way to get support from someone who has been through the same things as you

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Getting in touch

To learn more about how treatment in Essex may benefit you, contact Rehab 4 Addiction today for immediate admission. You can contact us on 0800 140 4690 to speak to one of our experts. You can also contact us via this website. We work with a network of rehab clinics in Essex and across the United Kingdom.

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