For those dealing with addiction, it can be all too difficult to get that help that you need. To begin with, breaking out of addiction denial and accepting that you have a problem is hard enough, but then you may find yourself overwhelmed with different options in terms of treatments that are available.
Although there are many different treatments out there, with varying prices and schedules, there are none that are as effective and comprehensive as a spell in rehab can be. This is because a residential rehab facility will covers all aspects of the recovery process under one roof – from detox, to various therapies, to relapse prevention.
If you’re ready to acknowledge and accept your addiction, and to fully commit to recovery, you’re ready to go to rehab. Call Rehab 4 Addiction on 0800 140 4690 to speak to a friendly trained advisor, who will be happy to answer any questions you have before starting the referral process.
If you’re not quite ready to call us yet, read on as we address some of the most frequently-asked questions about rehab.
Looking through the different kinds of addiction help can be bewildering – not just because there is so much choice, but because there may be other considerations in you taking them up, such as financial cost and time.
For the sake of clarity, we at Rehab 4 Addiction refer our service users to private rehab facilities. There are a number of alternative free services, which are mostly accessible through your GP or walk-in centres.
This may include 12-step programmes such as Alcoholics Anonymous, or other group therapies of this nature. We understand that, to some people, these free options be the only ones available at the present.
Make no mistake – if these are the only treatments you can presently afford, you should definitely pursue them, and they would definitely be preferable to not having any treatment at all. They can certainly help, and could provide short-term recovery.
However, if you do have the means to enter private rehab facility, you should definitely do so. The care you will receive is much more comprehensive, and you chances of staying in long-term recovery will increase dramatically.
We understand that pricing will be a concern for most users. However, it is not possible to provide a price for your full course of treatment without first speaking to you personally. This is because everyone’s treatment plan is different, will take places at different facilities, and will take a varying amount of time.
Throughout the consultation process, we offer complete transparency in this regard – once we have determined the right course of action for you, we will be upfront about how much it costs, how long it will take, and what your finance options are.
If you are currently in a pattern of substance abuse, it is more than likely that one of the first things you will need to at rehab is to detox. Whatever rehab centre you are referred to, you will have the opportunity to go through a full detox, under the supervision of a medical professional.
This aspect is vital, since attempts to detox alone can be extremely dangerous, often fatal.
Medical staff will also be on hand to help you through any pain and discomfort that comes with the physiological side of detox. Although this side of things can be very unpleasant, it is perfectly normal, and necessary to endure for the sake of recovery.
With a host of professionals on hand, you’ll be in the best possible place to manage any discomfort.
Yes, this is a possibility. We offer placements at rehab facilities that deal with outpatients – the only question is whether it appropriate for your recovery plan. There are some people who find it convenient to stay at home and be seen as outpatients, however, it can come with problems.
For example, if you stay at home you are running the risk of being late for therapy appointments at the rehab clinic, or missing them altogether. This will hurt your chances of recovery if it happens.
Additionally, if you have problems at home, such as a toxic living situation or an abusive partner, being an outpatient may jeopardise your chances of recovery.
As well as its therapeutic benefits, a residential rehab can also provide respite from bad situations at home. In our experience, we find that most people prefer to be treated as inpatients.
This varies from one service user to another, and will depend on your treatment plan. For most people, it will be around 28 days. This leaves enough time for a gradual detox, various therapies, psychological education, and finally relapse prevention planning as you approach your last day at the rehab clinic.
All of these aspects combined will give you the best possible chance of staying in recovery once you have left the facility.
We understand that a month will feel like a long time to commit, but think of that time as a worthwhile investment in your own recovery, which is more important than anything. Less than a month in a rehab facility could ultimately equate to the rest of your life free from drugs and alcohol.
When you’re ready to take the first step to recovery, call us on 0800 140 4690 to speak with a friendly trained Rehab 4 Addiction advisor. They will conduct an initial assessment, in which they will ask a series of questions about your addiction – for example, when it started, how severe it is currently, and any aggravating factors.
Once we have this information, we will be best placed to make a decision on what kind of rehab would be right for you. From that point, we can refer you to a rehab clinic in the Tyneside and Jarrow area as soon as possible.