Addiction is a terrible disease, but fortunately, there is treatment out there. If you are trying to get into recovery, the best course of action is to enrol at a rehab clinic.
Rehab 4 Addiction has now been in operation for nearly a decade and has helped countless people to get rehab placements during that time.
Through a straightforward telephone assessment, we make it as easy as possible for people to get addiction treatment through a high-quality private rehab that is the right fit for them.
We offer this service all across the UK, including here in Fakenham and the wider Norfolk area.
We can provide advice on every stage of the recovery journey, from getting a person to admit that they have a problem, right through to the provision of quality aftercare once they leave rehab.
The most valuable service we provide is our telephone assessment, after which we can make a considered recommendation as to which rehab clinic would be right for you.
Call us for free on 0800 140 4690 to ask any questions that you might have, and when you are ready, we can get into your personal assessment.
Once the assessment is complete, we can make a recommendation, and tell you exactly how much it will cost, as well as offering advice on the practical arrangements, such as financing and arranging temporary care for dependents.
Depending on your circumstances, there may be a possibility of attending rehab as an outpatient, which would keep costs down, as you would not have to pay for accommodation.
This is something that will be determined through the information you provide in your assessment. However, outpatient care is not often recommended, for various reasons.
If you have a stressful home situation, such as an abusive partner or problematic neighbours, you would probably not be a viable candidate for outpatient care.
There may be other, more simple reasons for not being able to attend as an outpatient, such as living too far away from the clinic, or not having the means to get there easily. This is why it is most common for people to attend rehab as an inpatient.
Below we have given a brief rundown on the various different parts of rehab treatment, in chronological order. This process will be slightly different for each patient, but it will give you an idea of what to expect once you arrive at the clinic.
The approach that is taken to your detox will vary depending on a number of factors, including the severity of your addiction, and how long you have been abusing that substance. It will also be a different experience depending on which drug you are detoxing from. For example, withdrawing from cannabis or ecstasy is very different from withdrawing from heroin or other opiates. Detoxing from some drugs will present more physical symptoms, whereas some may be more of an emotional or psychological challenge. In any case, your detox is likely to take about a week to complete, but could be up to 10 days if your addiction and drug use has been severe up to this point. Please note that you should absolutely not attempt to detox by yourself at home, as going through withdrawal can be very dangerous, even life-threatening, if not managed properly.
As stated above, it can be very difficult to withdraw from certain drugs, and your withdrawal symptoms will need to be managed. Rehab clinics are full of professional medical staff who will be able to do this in a way that does not interfere with your process of recovery. One of the things that they might do is prescribe a temporary medication, in order to provide a temporary alternative to the substance you are withdrawing from. This is something that you can discuss with the medical team when you arrive. They are highly knowledgeable and specialised in addiction treatment, so they will be able to make an informed decision as to what would be right for you.
This is where the value of getting treatment at rehab will really become apparent. Your main aim at rehab, aside from getting sober through detox, is to get to the bottom of your issues and understand addiction better, so that you don’t fall back into the destructive cycle of substance abuse. To do this, you will go through various types of talking therapy, which will likely include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), counselling, psychotherapy, and traditional counselling. You may also go through treatments such as hypnotherapy or DBT – this depends on the clinic you are referred to, and what they decide is your best course of action for treatment. You will also go through educational sessions on subjects like stress management and cravings. Whatever treatment is on the table, the goal is the same – to give you a better understanding of yourself, and of your addiction.
Although you will have your own room and space at rehab, you will be sharing the facility with a number of other people who are going through addiction treatment, and there will be a strong emphasis placed on involving yourself with that community. Group therapy sessions, often led by a counsellor or an experienced patient, can be a very valuable part of recovery. It provides the chance to offload your problems to people who are going through similar, as well as learning from the fresh perspectives provided by other people in your group. Although some people may find the group aspect of rehab difficult to adjust to, perhaps due to shyness or an introverted nature, it is a very important part of treatment and can be a very valuable and worthwhile experience overall.
Going through rehab is a great achievement, and you will have come so far, and learned so much, by the time you get into your final week at the clinic. This is the time when it becomes important to focus on the next chapter – staying in recovery once you leave the controlled environment of rehab. Putting together your relapse prevention plan is an essential part of the journey. This plan will be personal to you, and you will have professional help in drawing it up. It will likely involve identifying key areas of your life to apply positive focus to, such as ongoing therapy appointments, or volunteer work to help others. It may also involve making some tricky decisions about your social life, such as ending a friendship with someone if they are toxic or still in addiction. These decisions are made with your recovery and your best interests in mind.
Call Rehab 4 Addiction on 0800 140 4690 to begin your telephone assessment. If you are ready to accept our recommendation and commit to treatment, we can usually get you into the clinic within a couple of days.
This is in stark contrast to the amount of time you would likely need to spend on an NHS waiting list. Going through private rehab will not be cheap, but it is affordable, and it may just be the best investment that you ever make in yourself.