Addiction is a terrible affliction that has the potential to ruin lives. If you are looking to get help with addiction, the best possible thing you can do is to go to rehab.
Rehab combines a range of different treatments for all the different aspects of substance addiction. You will be able to safely detox, get the help that you need, and then prepare for staying in sobriety once you leave the centre.
Here at Rehab 4 Addiction, we provide rehab referral for people all around the UK, including here in the Forest Heath area. When you are ready to reach out, you can call us on 0800 140 4690 to begin your consultation process.
Once we have a bit more information about you, we will be able to recommend an appropriate rehab in the local area, and talk you through how much it will cost, how long you will be there, and any other practicalities around your stay. If you are happy to proceed, we can then refer you to the centre as soon as possible.
You can start the process by calling Rehab 4 Addiction on 0800 140 4690. One of our friendly trained telephone advisors will be able to talk you through the process of referral, as well as answering any other questions or concerns that you might have.
When you are ready to proceed, we can begin your initial consultation, the aim of which is to find out more details about your addiction and current set of circumstances.
You should be aware ahead of time that this will involve asking you some quite personal questions, such as when your substance abuse problem came about, and the ways in which it has impacted your life. The reason we do this is so that we can be sure that we identify the right place for you to recover.
Everyone’s addiction is different, and every rehab has a slightly different way of carrying out recovery treatment. We use our in-depth knowledge of the rehab facilities on our books to pick out the right rehab for you.
At present, we only offer referrals to private rehab facilities. While treatment will incur a cost, one of the main advantages of pursuing private rehab is that you will not be subject to the lengthy waiting lists that you would be if you were to attempt to go through the NHS.
Although there are some valuable treatments available for free on the NHS, such as group therapy referrals, if you want to get into residential rehab, it is likely to take some time.
When it comes to treating addiction, time is of the essence, and the sooner you can end your cycle of substance abuse, the better. For these reasons, if you have the means to go to private rehab, then you definitely should.
Nevertheless, we understand that the financial side of treatment could be a concern – especially given the negative effect that addiction can have on a person’s finances.
This is why, once we have made a decision on where to refer you, we offer full transparency around how much it will cost, as well as how long you will stay there.
Our telephone advisors will be happy to discuss practicalities, such as finance options that you might have open to you, and arranging care for dependents while you get treatment.
Addiction treatment at rehab is a long process, taking place over some weeks – usually about 28 days. This is because there is a lot to get through, and different treatments for each different part of recovery.
Your treatment plan will be decided early on, having taken your individual circumstances and needs into account. It will vary slightly for every service user, but is likely to include some or all of the following:
Group sessions, led by a professional member of staff, will give you the opportunity to connect with others who are going through addiction as well. You will be able to learn from their perspectives, as well as unburdening your own struggles to an extent with which you feel comfortable. This kind of collective healing can go a long way towards recovery.
The main aim of rehab is to explore what the underlying issues surrounding your addiction are so that you are at less risk of falling back into a destructive pattern in future.
Through extensive therapy with a qualified professional, you will be able to explore any underlying psychological issues that you might have, such as trauma from your past, and be able to process them in a safe environment.
Substance abuse can often be used as an escape from stressful situations, whether that is to do with work, family, your relationship, or other factors.
Stress management will teach you how to manage the acute sensation of stress in a healthy way, to minimise the chances that you might turn to substance abuse again. This mindful approach also ties into relapse prevention, which is a big part of the overall rehab treatment plan. We go into more detail about that below.
Other sessions in your treatment plan may include cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), dialectal behavioural therapy (DBT), motivational therapy, art, therapy, and others.
There may be other activities that aren’t technically therapeutic but will be generally beneficial to your recovery and your overall wellbeing. This could include things like yoga, meditation, mindfulness, tai chi, gardening, and other things of that nature.
Included in the price of your treatment is a year of aftercare, where you will be able to have contact with the professionals at rehab, who can help you through the challenges of your first year in recovery.
Part of this will be setting out a relapse prevention plan before you leave. This will take account of your needs as an individual, and the specific characteristics of your addiction, and will aim to give you the best possible chance of staying sober for good.
Part of this may involve attending regular meetups with other people in recovery, where you can discuss your issues in a safe, sympathetic environment.
Your plan may encourage you to take other steps such as restricting contact with an old friend if they have the potential to damage your recovery – for example if they are still abusing drugs or alcohol. Some of these decisions may be challenging to make, but they are always worthwhile, as your recovery is the most important thing of all.
We hope you now feel better informed as to what rehab involves, and how Rehab 4 Addiction can help you get into treatment. If you are ready to proceed, please give us a call on 0800 140 4690, where you can speak to a trained Rehab 4 Addiction advisor.
Entering recovery will not be easy, but it is the best thing you will ever do. Call us today and we can help you take the first step into a new life.