Since you’ve arrived at the Rehab 4 Addiction website, it’s likely that you or a loved one are suffering from addiction problems, and that there is some kind of acceptance that professional help is required.
Acknowledging the problem of addiction is the first step to recovery, but nonetheless, approaching the recovery process can often feel overwhelming.
Aside from perceived stigma around mental health and addiction, one of the biggest obstacles to people getting the help that they need is misconceptions and misinformation about what rehab and other recovery services can offer.
On top of this, it is likely that, as someone who is suffering from addiction, there are associated mental health problems, which could be distorting your perception of reality just as much as the substances are.
Although recovery is worthwhile, it can be a painful process to go through. It forces those of us with addiction to acknowledge that there is a problem, and then face the underlying causes, however painful they may be to examine. There is also the daunting prospect of entering a rehab facility for the first time.
This fear of the unknown can manifest in a number of different ways, including pushing away loved ones who are trying their best to help. This is a common theme for anyone struggling with addiction or any other kind of mental illness. Although this is painful for those affected, it’s important to try not to take this personally.
Below are a number of questions that we are asked on a regular basis, in the hope that it will help you to understand the rehab process better. If you have any further questions, call us on 0800 140 4690 to speak confidentially with a Rehab 4 Addiction advisor.
We at Rehab 4 Addiction are a specialist referral service for recovery from drug and alcohol addictions. Upon making contact with you, one of our trained advisors will find out more about your addiction and the problems surrounding it.
We will discuss your personal needs, how your addiction has affected you, and assess your goals and attitudes towards recovery.
Based on this information, we will refer you to a facility that is appropriate for you. We understand that there is an overwhelming amount of choice when it comes to treatment options, so we do our best to pick out the right path for your recovery.
Upon arriving at rehab, you will be involved in putting together a recovery plan based on your needs and aspirations. It is at this point that it will become clear what specific treatments will be involved. All we ask to begin with is that you acknowledge your addiction, and commit to change.
Rehab combines a number of different treatment options, recovery tools and resources, in order to provide a recovery plan that is tailored to you. Since every service user will have different addictions with different triggers, it is appropriate that you have a plan that is moulded specifically to your needs.
Addiction is a psychological issue as much as it is a physical affliction. A rehab programme will aim to explore the mental issues that lie beneath the surface of your addiction, that may have driven you to addiction in the first place. Professionals will help you to identify these issues along with their specific triggers, and how best to implement a relapse prevention plan.
Rehab is a process that, although challenging, can be genuinely restorative and change your life for the better. What is crucial is that you are ready to acknowledge your addiction, and approach the rehab process with an open mind and a commitment to change.
As mentioned above, recovery plans vary from person to person, depending on a number of factors. Depending on the severity of your addiction, and the extent to which your life has been affected by these issues, you should be prepared to spend up to 28 days in the rehab facility.
This is generally considered an optimal timeframe to progress in your treatment, and to establish new behavioural and psychological patterns.
The timeframe is one of the issues that you will discuss with a trained advisor prior to entering rehab, along with practicalities like family commitments and your financial situation.
As your treatment plan is individually tailored to you, so too the cost of your treatment will vary. Throughout our referral services at Rehab 4 Addiction, we offer complete transparency in terms of cost and all other factors that may concern you.
Although a lengthy rehab spell can be costly, the financial cost pales into insignificance when compared to a lifetime’s worth of money squandered on drugs, alcohol, and other vices. Think of it as a sound investment in yourself, laying the foundation for your new, healthier life.
The therapies in your personalised treatment schedule may involve activities such as group therapy, one-to-one counselling, cognitive behavioural therapy, and anything and everything in between. Certain therapies will be more effective for different service users, but we ask that in the beginning of the rehab process you approach each new therapy with an open mind.
It is widely accepted among recovery experts that a cure for addiction does not exist. However, this does not mean that we cannot recover from addiction, and live a healthy, fulfilling life free from drugs and alcohol.
The reason we don’t recognise recovery as a ‘cure’ is that using this word would imply that there comes a point where you don’t need to worry about managing your recovery anymore. This kind of wishful thinking is completely inaccurate, as well as being potentially disastrous.
Recovery is a lifelong process. While it won’t always be as intense as our first days in rehab, it is important to acknowledge and be aware of our addiction as we move forward in life. This is why a crucial part of rehabilitation is putting together a relapse prevention plan, in which we bring awareness to our triggers, and set out a plan to avoid harmful behaviours that could see us backslide into addiction again.