Rehab 4 Addiction

Fortunately, there exists many inpatient and outpatient drug and alcohol rehab options in Ipswich. However, this vast number of options may leave you confused.

Rehab 4 Addiction is a free signposting and referral service. We exist to ensure you select a drug and alcohol rehab in Ipswich or within the surrounding areas that are ideally suited to your needs and your budget.

If you have used drugs and alcohol for many years, then it’s likely you could be addicted. Addiction isn’t a condition any sane person can bear for more than a year or two, and if you’re reading this website, it’s likely you’ve hit rock bottom.

Hitting rock bottom isn’t always a bad experience because it ultimately provides the impetus for your recovery.

If you do not seek out professional addiction treatment, it’s highly unlikely that you will get better unaided. In fact, around 50,000 deaths are linked to addiction in Britain each year. This grim statistic really does illustrate the serious nature of drug and alcohol addiction and the urgency in which treatment is needed.

Many people use drugs and alcohol initially to mask deep emotional problems. However, both drugs and alcohol are highly addictive, and many of these people unwittingly become addictive to drugs and alcohol in their efforts to ‘self-medicate’ their mental health issues.

In time, drugs and alcohol use only serve to aggravate underlying emotional problems. It is thus not surprising to learn that many people who are addicted to drugs and alcohol are much more likely to commit suicide.

Why abstinence is absolutely key to your recovery

The vast majority of people who are addicted to drugs and alcohol will never be able to return to moderate drinking or social drug use. To do so would threaten their recovery and almost certainly cause a relapse, no matter how much willpower the individual may have built up.

For this reason, most rehab clinics promote abstinence-based programmes. The classical abstinence programme is known as the 12-step programme. This programme began life in 1939 when it was conceived by the founders of Alcoholics Anonymous.

Fast-forwarding into the 21st century, the 12-step programme has retained its popularity amongst drug and alcohol rehabs because this programme is still highly effective in helping people avoid relapse. However, there also exist many other types of treatments, and most drug and alcohol rehab centres in Ipswich will offer a hybrid approach where many treatment techniques are mixed together for maximum effectiveness.

The 12- step programme is summarised below:

  • You must admit that you are not able to control your addiction
  • You must recognise a higher power that’s able to give you the strength needed to eliminate your addiction
  • You must examine how addiction has affected others in your life, and you must then reach out for their forgiveness
  • You must learn to live your life according to a new set of bearings and behavioural codes
  • You must now devote some of your time to helping others who also suffer from addiction

Traditionally, the 12-steps assumed that followers believed in God. However, to reflect the fact that many people do not believe in God, the 12-steps have adapted.

For instance, many 12-step groups now merely require that you believe in a ‘higher power’ that’s external to yourself. This higher power could be defined as God, but it could also be defined as your family, your spouse, your passion, your children or your sponsor.

How long will I need to wait until I can begin my rehab programme?

If you opt to undergo treatment via a private clinic, you will be able to begin your treatment within 24-hours. Treatment costs begin at £1,999 for a 7-day programme. A 28-day rehab typically costs around £5,000-£10,0000 depending on the clinic you select.

All clinics must abide by standards set by the Care Quality Commission, so the sole benefit of attending a pricier rehab typically relates to the quality of facilities, and not the quality of treatment.

My loved one needs help but he or she is unable to overcome denial

At Rehab 4 Addiction, we appreciate the fact that many people visiting this website will be family members of those affected by drug and alcohol addiction. If you fall into this category, you will likely benefit from contacting our advisors on 0800 140 4690.

We are happy to offer you advice in helping your loved one come to terms with his or her addiction. We also offer an intervention service where an addiction expert will travel to your home in order to conduct an intervention session in the presence of your loved one, although this is not a free service.

If you are concerned about your loved one’s addiction, get in touch with Rehab 4 Addiction on 0800 140 4690 before it is too late.

Will I need to undergo a detox?

If you are addicted to alcohol, opiates and other physically addictive drugs, you will undoubtedly notice the occurrence of withdrawal symptoms when you stop taking drugs and alcohol. If you stop taking substances for more than a day or two, you will begin to suffer from acute withdrawal symptoms.

These withdrawal symptoms are potentially lethal, and so we do recommend that you undergo a detox from the safety of a drug and alcohol rehab in Ipswich.

Before you begin this detox programme, you will be fully assessed by a doctor, and suitable medication will be given to you that’s proven to reduce a range of potentially lethal withdrawal symptoms.

Will going to rehab allow me to establish behaviours that promote my recovery?

Achieving the above is the main goal of all drug and alcohol rehabs in Ipswich that we recommend. Undergoing a physical detox will not detox your mind and spirit.

To ensure the mental causes of addiction do not spoil your recovery, you will take part in an extensive therapy process. Rehab clinics offer a wide variety of therapies. These therapies include group and individual therapy sessions.

You will also benefit from family therapy and educational workshops. Family therapy sessions are key because addiction invariably affects your loving relationships in many negative ways.

Family therapy allows you to repair these relationships, thereby strengthening your support network once you are in recovery. This support network is particularly helpful if your recovery is ever threatened in the future by stressful experience such as the loss of a loved one.

How Rehab 4 Addiction can help

Rehab 4 Addiction is a free advisory and signposting service for people seeking out drug and alcohol rehab in Ipswich. If you are ready to live your life without drugs and alcohol, contact us today on 0800 140 4690.

Choosing to locate addiction treatment is often fraught with confusion and difficulty. Instead, rely on our free service to ensure you select the perfect rehab for your needs in Ipswich.

Relying on our service means you will avoid many hours of research. You will also discover rehab clinics that are not easily located by conducting your own online research.

Rehab 4 Addiction officers a range of addiction treatments in Suffolk, including Ipswich, Bury St Edmonds, Lowestoft, Haverhill and Newmarket.

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