If you are looking to get into treatment for addiction, but don’t know where to begin, we can help. Here at Rehab 4 Addiction, we specialise in getting people who need addiction help into a private rehab clinic that suits their needs.
We do this by going through a consultation with you over the telephone, which you can begin by calling us on 0800 140 4690.
Once we have enough information about your circumstances, recovery needs, and other relevant personal factors, we can make an informed recommendation on a clinic that would be suitable.
One thing that we will be able to discuss during your consultation is whether you would prefer to attend a rehab close to you or to go a little further afield for your treatment. Both are viable options and have their own advantages and disadvantages.
We find that most of the people we deal with prefer to stay near to home during rehab, for which there are many valid reasons. They may be comforted by more familiar surroundings, or they may want to stay as close as possible to their support network.
On the other hand, some people going into treatment may have negative associations with their local area and want to receive treatment at a location that is neutral to them.
They may also want to put as much distance as possible between themselves and the toxic people in their life. It is really a matter of personal choice, but either way, we can discuss this during your initial phone call.
Another consideration is whether or not it would be possible for you to attend rehab as an outpatient, in other words staying in your home at night and then travelling to the clinic during the day. Some people find this more appealing, but outpatient care is only permitted in a minority of cases.
There are many reasons why attending as an outpatient might be problematic. Firstly, travelling to the clinic by day presents the possibility of complications, such as missing transport or otherwise being unable to get there.
Punctuality and attendance are very highly valued in rehab, so it would not be good for anyone if you were late to sessions.
Outpatient care would also not be recommended if your living situation at home is currently difficult – for example, if you have an abusive or toxic partner, or are having trouble with antisocial neighbours.
This extra stress could really affect your recovery chances negatively.
Outpatient care is only really suitable for people who live close to the clinic in question, and whose substance abuse problem is at the milder end of the spectrum.
This is not the case for most people who go to rehab, but we can discuss this during your consultation as well.
At Rehab 4 Addiction, we deal exclusively with private rehab clinics. That means that they will all incur a cost, but also means that you will be guaranteed the best possible standards of care.
On top of that, you will have the added advantage of not having to wait on a list for treatment.
If you were to seek a rehab placement through public services, you could be waiting for months. With private rehab clinics, you can go from your assessment to beginning treatment in a matter of just a few days.
This is incredibly valuable, as it prevents you from the possibility of doing more harm to yourself through substance abuse while you wait for a place at rehab. The less time you can spend in addiction, the better for you and for your loved ones.
Despite the advantages of private rehab, we understand that you may be concerned about the affordability of treatment, and how you would go about paying for it. This is one of the areas where we can provide detailed advice.
Once we have come to an agreement on a clinic that would suit you, we can tell you an estimated cost of treatment, as well as giving advice on how to make rehab more affordable, and discussing any potential finance options that you might have open to you.
It’s certainly true that the cost of private rehab is significant, but it is nothing compared to the cost, financial and otherwise, of spending a lifetime in substance addiction.
Detox is a key part of anyone’s addiction treatment and will be one of the first things you need to do once you arrive at the clinic. The process will vary, depending on what substances you have been using, how long you have been using for, and the severity of your substance abuse.
Rehab can be particularly challenging for those who have been drinking heavily for a long time, or who are withdrawing from heroin or other opiates. In this case, the physical withdrawal symptoms, which include vomiting and muscle pain, can be pretty severe.
This is why you will do your detox under the guidance of a professional medical team, who can help you through the pain barrier of detox, with the use of medication wherever appropriate.
This is how it should be done – it is always dangerous to even attempt to detox alone, so please do not do that. Wait until you arrive at the clinic for help.
Getting clean is great, but it is important to address the underlying issues involved with your addiction, to minimise the risk that you will relapse. You will have help with this too, with top mental health professionals on-site.
They will set you on a treatment course that will allow you to deal with any mental health issues you might be having, as well as educating you about how addiction works, and how best to manage it.
This will likely include individual therapies, such as counselling, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), and psychotherapy, as well as having an emphasis on group recovery. Your group therapy sessions will make you part of a small community where there is mutual trust and respect.
You can share your thoughts with the group, as well as learning from others who going through the same process as you.
Lastly, the mental health staff will also prepare you for reintegration into the wider world, through the implementation of a relapse prevention plan, which will be personalised to you.
We understand that it can be difficult to reach out for help, but we offer a completely non-judgmental environment in which to do so. Even if you just want some free information or advice, we can help.
We are a professional, friendly team that understand the challenges of substance addiction.
Whenever you’re ready to start your consultation, we can make a recommendation and get you the best treatment available. Call us for free on 0800 140 4690.