As soon as you reach out to us for help, selecting the best treatment centre becomes our responsibility.
We offer a free initial consultation in which we discuss your wants and needs regarding treatment. You are free to state preferences regarding factors such as the location of the centre (in Harpenden or elsewhere in Hertfordshire) as well as the type of centre (residential or outpatient).
This call will also be a time for you to ask any questions you may have about treatment. We are here to listen to your story and tell you exactly how we can help you.
Why not take the first step today and call us on 0800 140 4690.
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Many drug and alcohol users in Harpenden elect to attend a residential rehab, where you are surrounded by medical personnel and fellow clients.
In residential rehab, you cannot escape the intense focus on sobriety. Everything you do in your month-long stay will encourage you to leave your life of addiction in the past, making it much easier to recover than it would be at home.
For many people, this form of treatment marks a fresh start in their lives. You enter rehab confused and misguided, and you leave equipped with all the tools necessary to stay sober.
It goes without saying that residential rehab does not cure you of drug or alcohol addiction, but it teaches you how to handle addiction beneficially.
When selecting a rehab centre in Harpenden, we carefully consider your preferences to guide us to the right decision. For instance, if you would prefer a centre with a strong focus on group therapy, we will keep that in mind as a requirement.
When you arrive at a residential rehab in Harpenden, you will begin a detox that lasts for a couple of days.
Perhaps you have been consuming substances for many years, giving them plenty of time to build up in your system and damage your organs.
Evidently, this can result in illness and even death, so it is essential to replenish your body through the process of detoxing.
Unfortunately, detoxing does not always go smoothly; it can lead to intense withdrawal symptoms such as nausea, headaches and fatigue, as well as affecting your mental health.
In residential rehab, this is nothing to worry about as there will be 24/7 medical supervision. Attempting this at home, however, can produce fatal results.
Many people fear the withdrawal symptoms that can arise from detox. However, it’s important to remember that these are all very short-term, whereas the effects of alcohol and drugs are long-lasting.
When your detox period is over, it’s time to adopt a more sustainable method.
Residential rehab use therapy as a means of encouraging long-term sobriety.
The best thing about therapy in these centres is that it is suited to you. If you see no improvement in one type of therapy, you can try out a different type that may work better for you.
It’s all about options, and these consist of: individual therapy, group therapy, psychoanalytic therapy, and countless other types.
The therapist that is assigned to you will help you unearth the root cause(s) of your addiction and teach you how to handle yourself differently in order to prevent relapse.
They may suggest helpful activities to engage in such as mindfulness, meditation and journaling, which can all have a positive impact on your mental health.
Unfortunately, there is a stigma attached to residential rehab; seeking treatment can be seen as weak.
Conversely, we believe that admitting you need help is unbelievably brave. Choosing to break the habit of substance abuse is a decision so powerful that it will change your life entirely.
So, why do you need to attend a residential rehab to do that?
These treatment centres provide a fresh start for you, with activities to keep you busy and professionals to show you how to take charge of your life.
Their tailored treatment will ensure you get the best possible care out of rehab (both physical and mental).
Residential rehab centres also provide a level of consistency that cannot be replicated at home. You get to live in a stable environment, working with the same addiction specialists, psychologists and psychotherapists on a daily basis.
Ultimately, despite common misconceptions, residential rehab is more than just therapy. It’s exercising, eating well, attending motivational talks, building a sense of community, and essentially learning how to lead a sober life.
Rehab 4 Addiction is an experienced referral service that places you with an excellent treatment centre local to Harpenden (or elsewhere if preferred).
We know how difficult it is to ask for help so we are available to contact at any time of day or night. Once you’ve contacted us, we work as quickly as possible to find the right rehab for you.
Furthermore, we value quality. We will not simply place you with the first centre on the list, but rather we strive to find somewhere that best suits your requirements.
Our staff are non-judgemental and understanding. We have helped countless numbers of addicts from all different backgrounds, so whatever your situation, we are fit to help you.
While factors such as genetics, mental health and grief can increase the likelihood of a person turning to substances, there is no ‘type’ of person who becomes dependent on drugs or alcohol.
Addiction is a disease that does not discriminate, so you will find people from all walks of life in rehab.
We have talked in great detail about residential rehab centres in which clients live for around a month. However, it is possible to commute to treatment centres called outpatient clinics.
This is suitable for those who do not have a residential rehab close to them and do not want to travel, or perhaps individuals who have important commitments at home.
Outpatient clinics are not intended for those who suffer from a severe long-term addiction to drugs or alcohol. For these individuals, residential rehab is recommended.
Recovery is a choice that no one else can make for you. However, if you’re struggling to see the purpose of recovery, remember that to not pursue recovery is to pursue addiction. If you choose to do this, your current issues will only worsen.
What’s more, the longer you neglect addiction issues, the harder they become to treat. We know that recovery isn’t easy, however it never fails to produce hopeful success stories. Ultimately, we are not here to shame you into recovery but to show you that there is a way out.
Once you have completed your time at rehab, you will be ready to live a sober lifestyle. However, we do not leave you to do this completely on your own.
We are aware that certain triggers will arise along the way, and our relapse prevention plan is there to help you manage these triggers. As part of this plan, we suggest different support groups that you can attend in Harpenden to keep you accountable, such as local AA meetings.
For a free assessment of your needs, contact us at 0800 140 4690.
We are available 24/7 to provide you with the help you deserve.