Addiction is a complex disease. Of the hundreds of thousands of people across the UK who struggle with addiction, all of them will suffer from it differently.
They will be addicted to different substances, have different triggers and life experiences, and will have had different areas of their life affected by it.
Given that everyone experiences addiction differently, it makes complete sense that each rehab centre is slightly different, and every patient’s treatment plan is personalised to their needs.
Nevertheless, it can be hard for most people to make sense of the various different treatment options that are available on the private market. This is where we at Rehab 4 Addiction can help.
You can take advantage of our expertise in rehab and recovery services to ensure that you end up in the right place, and get the treatment that you need. We have the ability to refer people directly to a rehab that will suit them.
We base this on a personal telephone assessment, which will take into account your life circumstances, recovery goals, family life, etc. Based on that information, we can make an informed decision on where would be best for you.
Call Rehab 4 Addiction on 0800 140 4690 to speak in confidence with one of our highly-trained rehab and recovery advisors. We can proceed with the assessment at your preferred pace, and make a suggestion while on the phone to you.
We will provide all the information you need, and if you are ready to accept and proceed, we can get you into the clinic very quickly.
As explained above, rehab is a personalised process. However, there are some things that will be applicable no matter where you end up. One of those is that you will have to go through detox and get all of the illicit substances out of your system.
At rehab, you will be able to do so in the safest manner possible, with a team of professionals who can supervise and carefully manage your detox.
They will be able to help you through any unpleasant withdrawal symptoms and decrease your substance intake in a safe and measured way.
For example, let’s say a person has a problem with alcohol, and are drinking to excess every day. Over the course of about a week at rehab, that person would be guided to reduce their intake gradually, eventually coming to a complete stop.
This is how detox is handled – gradually, and safely. You do not need to try to detox before you get there – in fact, this can be very dangerous, sometimes even fatal. Allow the professionals at rehab to take care of you instead.
After detox, you can begin your personal treatment programme, and start putting in the work required to recover.
The schedule will vary from person to person but is likely to include group sessions, individual therapies, and educational classes on things like stress management and other key aspects of addiction.
If you stick to the full course of treatment, you will emerge from rehab sober, in a much more positive frame of mind, and with a much fuller understanding of the disease that is substance addiction.
A hugely important part of the process in rehab is to turn your focus to what is yet to come – your new life in sobriety, outside of rehab.
Just as it was a big adjustment going from your life in addiction into rehab, it will probably be a little daunting going back into the wider world once your treatment is concluded.
This is why the staff at the centre will help you put together a personal relapse prevention plan before you leave, which will take your own personal needs and goals into account.
Putting together a plan like this is common practice at rehab, and can be very helpful in terms of staying in recovery. Broadly speaking, the idea is to identify areas of life that are potentially harmful to your recovery and be aware of how to avoid them as much as possible.
For example, you might be encouraged to cut ties with a friend who is still using or drinking. Likewise, it will suggest other positive, proactive actions that you can take in order to maximise your chances of staying sober.
This might include going to ongoing therapy sessions, whether that is group or individual.
The rehab experts at Rehab 4 Addiction are waiting at the other end of the phone to help you.
When you are ready to face your addiction, please call us on 0800 140 4690, and we can get your initial assessment underway whenever you feel ready.