Much like you wouldn’t allow an infection to go untreated, you must not ignore an addiction or hope that it will go away on its own.
Getting professional treatment for a drug or alcohol addiction will, unquestionably, make recovery much easier and more attainable than if you were to go it alone.
Addiction is as much an issue in Eton as it is anywhere in the UK, which is why Rehab 4 Addiction work with specialist drug and alcohol rehab centres in this area to provide addiction treatment on your doorstep.
In the UK, we are blessed to have a world-renowned healthcare system, and many of us have never had to turn to private treatment. However, between the COVID-19 pandemic and a continued lack of funding, waiting times for NHS referrals are at an all-time high.
While there are free outpatient treatments available for those battling addiction, it can take months to get access to them.
During this time, your GP will do what they can to support you, but, because they aren’t addiction specialists, the advice they can give tends to be limited.
They will most likely not be equipped to help you through detox, and most GP’s are not trained counsellors. For these treatments, you will need to go elsewhere, and that is where they wait begins.
We’ve all agreed to do something in the spur of the moment but changed our minds once given time to think about it.
Many people will agree with their GP that they will seek addiction treatment but, as the days turn into weeks, they are likely to change their minds before the referral comes through.
Then, once they get the phone call or letter to say that they’ve finally got an appointment, they’re no longer interested.
Even worse, they will most likely have continued to abuse drugs or alcohol in the meantime, and this can impair their judgement.
The main benefit of private rehab is that it removes the need for referrals altogether, and people are often able to secure a place in rehab straight away.
This means that the time between them deciding to give up drugs or alcohol, and starting treatment, is very short.
They can begin the detox much faster, and will ultimately cut down their time with addiction, thereby improving their health in the long run.
Private rehab does incur costs, but these can be managed. When you have a consultation with someone from the admissions team at Rehab 4 Addiction, be honest with them if the price is a concern.
They can not only refer you to less expensive facilities but also work out if a payment plan will be possible. In most cases, people are able to find simple ways to fund private addiction treatment without hurting their finances.
There are many excellent private rehab centres around Eton and across Berkshire, so you don’t need to go far to get the treatment you need.
Nowadays, you don’t need to sacrifice on budget or treatment in order to get into a local centre, as you might have had to in past years.
Drug and alcohol rehab is more accessible now than it has ever been, even with the added pressures introduced during the COVID-19 pandemic.
While online therapies are now available, residential rehab centres have continued to take in those who need hands-on support with their addictions.
Rehabilitation centres take a holistic approach to recovery, meaning that they treat the whole person, not just the illness.
While the main concerns we have around drug and alcohol abuse surround their harmful effects on the human body, addiction can completely change lives.
It can ruin our self-image, break apart families, damage relationships, and lead to unemployment and homelessness. This means that it is not enough to simply remove the addiction: repairs must be made.
Each person who is referred to rehab by Rehab 4 Addiction receives a tailored treatment plan, which is designed to suit your personal circumstances and target your individual issues.
Whether you are cutting off addiction in its early days, or have been struggling for years, your plan will be entirely unique to you in order to give you the best possible chance for recovery.
When you first call our admissions team, you will be provided with some advice and an overview of what your treatment might look like.
Your plan will be thoroughly discussed with you and finalised by an expert consultant once you have decided to enter rehab.
In most cases, a treatment plan will include:
A personalised treatment plan is your best weapon against addiction.
Having a plan that takes all of your needs into consideration makes it much more likely that you will succeed with it, and reduces the risk of relapse.
Counselling and therapy can be accessed as an outpatient via the NHS, but when it comes to addiction, they need to be paired with detox in order to make a difference.
It is important that detox begins as soon as possible so that your body can start to recover from the substance abuse.
However, if you simply remove the substance, but not the triggers that lead to the abuse, you are likely to fall back into old habits.
For this reason, treatments which pair detox and therapy together are always the most effective, and the easiest way to access these quickly is by entering private rehab.
It means you can begin the detox as soon as possible, and be sure that your therapists and consultants are available to help you through it.
The information we give here is only a general overview, but our admissions team are on-hand 24/7 to give specialist advice to those who need it.
Call us on 0800 140 4690 at any time for a free and confidential assessment, and you could be matched to a drug and alcohol rehab centre in Eton immediately.