Here at Rehab 4 Addiction, we make it as easy as possible for people to get into rehab, through a straightforward referral process.
All you need to do is call us freephone on 0800 140 4690, where we can talk you through a brief assessment, in order to build a clearer picture of who you are as a human being, and how your life has been affected by addiction.
Since being founded in 2012, we have helped thousands of people get into treatment this way, and start their new lives away from the despair of substance abuse.
We also provide expert advice on everything to do with recovery and rehab, free of charge. Call us on the number provided above, or read on for more information.
If you have decided you want to go to rehab, but are not sure which clinic would be right for you or how to go about getting treatment, look no further.
We are experts in rehab and everything that goes with it, and we have the ability to refer you directly to a clinic that would be right for you.
We determine this by going through an informal assessment with you over the telephone, in which we aim to find out as much as we can about how you have been impacted by addiction, as well as your current life circumstances.
We weigh up other factors such as age, location, and religious considerations, and make a recommendation for care at a clinic near you.
We can also provide a great deal of information about rehab in general, or any specific clinic that you would like to know more about, as well as advising on taking care of practicalities such as children or other dependents.
We provide a clear figure in terms of the cost of your treatment and can offer advice as to how you might make the cost of rehab more affordable, via any finance options that might be available to you.
If you are ready to proceed with the rehab placement, we can get you in treatment very rapidly.
The reason rehab is so successful as an addiction treatment is that it combines a great number of different treatments into one course.
This involves detox, therapies, educational workshops, and planning for reintegration into society near the end of your stay. We have provided some information on each aspect of therapy below.
Going through detox at rehab will usually take about a week, although it may take longer if your level of substance abuse has been severe. You may have to deal with various withdrawal symptoms, which will vary significantly depending on the type of drug from which you are withdrawing.
For example, withdrawing from opiates or alcohol may produce challenging physical symptoms, such as vomiting, muscle pains, and spasms.
Withdrawing from cannabis or cocaine is less likely to produce severe physical symptoms, but it will present its own challenges. Either way, the medical team at rehab will be able to help you through this temporary pain barrier, as they monitor your detox carefully.
A huge part of the value of rehab is being guided through a series of talking therapies, and ultimately being able to get to the bottom of any mental health issues that you have. Mental health issues often go hand-in-hand with substance abuse and addiction, and it is entirely possible that your issues will have gone undiagnosed until now.
The mental health professionals at the clinic can provide a dual diagnosis where needed, and also will be able to help you adjust to life in rehab, which can be acutely stressful in the early stages. Once you are settled in and have been through detox, you will have a personalised therapy plan put in place for you. This will be slightly different for each person at rehab, due to the complex nature of addiction and recovery.
Addiction and recovery are issues of health that have both mental and physical attributes. The rehab clinics we refer to are all staffed by highly qualified medical professionals, who will have the ability to dispense new medications where appropriate.
This may be to do with managing the discomfort of your detox phase or could be a new long-term strategy, such as starting a patient on a new SSRI medication to manage anxiety and/or depression. Any decision that is made on your treatment will have your ongoing recovery as its ultimate priority. These issues can be discussed with any of the medical staff in private consultations.
Despite what you might think, rehab is not just about intense sessions of talking therapy – there are a number of other enjoyable activities which are designed to help you heal in body and mind. This might include light physical exercise activities, such as yoga, tai chi, or gardening.
It may also include some other more leftfield therapies, such as reiki or music therapy. To most people, at least a few of these will be entirely new, which is absolutely fine. As long as you approach each session with an open mind, you will be able to get some kind of value out of any of these sessions.
However far you have come during rehab, it is absolutely vital that you are properly prepared for your eventual reintegration into the outside world. This is where your relapse prevention plan comes into play. Again, this is personalised to you, taking your triggers and other factors into account. The idea is that you identify areas of danger to stay away from, as well as proactive steps that you can take to boost your own recovery.
For example, you might want to stay away from places where a lot of people are drinking or using drugs, and you may also be advised to go to regular therapy meetings on a long-term basis. You will have a great deal of help with putting this together, as it is an extremely important part of the process.
You can take advantage of our industry-leading expertise today by calling us on 0800 140 4690 for free advice and consultation.
The road to recovery is long and challenging, but it is always better than the alternative of staying in the miserable cycle of addiction. Allow us to help you on your way to a better life.