Falling into addiction is nothing to be ashamed of, but if you’ve fallen into a pattern of substance abuse, it can be very difficult to get out. For one thing, there is the internal challenge of accepting that you have become addicted, and the prospect of reaching out for help despite potential feelings of shame or embarrassment.
Even when you get to that point, there are so many options for treatment out there, that it is difficult to know where to start.
If you are looking to recover from addiction and substance abuse, the best course of action is to enrol in rehab. It is the only place where you will be able to treat every aspect of your addiction all within the same building.
However, there are innumerable different rehab clinics in the United Kingdom, all of which have their own way of doing things. Making sense of these on your own is a big challenge, and can be overwhelming, especially when you are feeling vulnerable.
This is where Rehab 4 Addiction comes in. We are rehab and recovery experts, who have the ability to refer you to a facility that is right for you. We have links with centres all across the country, including here in the Kenilworth area in Warwickshire.
Crucially, we have an in-depth knowledge of each of these facilities, and what kind of treatment they emphasise. Once we have more of an understanding of you, and how addiction has affected your life, we will be able to refer you to the right place.
If you’re ready to acknowledge your addiction and commit to achieving recovery, we can make the process of getting into rehab as quick and easy as possible. If you’re ready to reach out, please call us on 0800 140 4690. Alternatively, keep reading for more information on the process.
A person is ready for rehab when they have accepted their addiction and are prepared to commit to taking the steps necessary to recover. This is the most fundamental thing of all – we can help with the practicalities of getting into rehab, but having the will and desire to get better is something that you need to do before that process begins.
Once you are in this frame of mind, you can call us on 0800 140 4690 to speak with a trained, friendly advisor from the Rehab 4 Addiction team. When you’re ready, they will begin a telephone assessment, the purpose of which is to find out more about you as a human being.
You will likely be asked questions about the severity of your addiction when it began, and the impact it has had on your life. We will also hope to find out a bit more about your personal circumstances, such as your home and work life, and discuss how they might fit in with a stay in rehab.
We do all this to make sure that we get you into the right facility – this personalised approach is a key part of rehab. We treat any information that you give us with confidence and will not pass any of your data on to a third party. We recognise that addiction and substance abuse is a sensitive subject, and we treat it with the confidentiality that it deserves.
Your time at rehab will include a number of different therapeutic activities, such as counselling, group therapies, CBT, and stress management courses. There will also be a lot of education around addiction and other mental illnesses, as well as the possibility of other activities such as yoga and mindfulness meditation.
This will all be laid out in a personalised treatment plan, which you will put together with a trained professional shortly after you arrive at rehab.
You should also expect to go through a detox procedure during the early days of rehab. This will be carefully managed by a team of medical professionals, who will likely reduce your consumption gradually over a number of days.
As you go into withdrawal, you should be prepared for the possibility of various physical and mental side effects, such as muscle pain, sweating, headaches, irritability, increased anxiety, and bouts of insomnia. The medical professionals on-site will be able to manage these symptoms in a way that is conducive to your recovery.
Please do not attempt to detox on your own before you get to rehab – this can be extremely dangerous. For a number of medical reasons, detox is something that should always be overseen and managed by professionals.
An especially important part of your treatment in rehab will be preparing you for your new life in recovery, which starts the day you leave rehab. During your final days at rehab, you and a professional will draw up a personalised plan for relapse prevention.
This could include setting out regular activities in which to take part, as well as activities to avoid. The plan will take into account your specific life circumstances, addiction triggers, and other factors, in order to give you the best possible chance of staying in recovery for the long term.
This may involve some big decisions, such as severing ties with a friend if they are still in addiction. Please bear in mind that, although some of these decisions may be challenging, they are all put forward with your best interests at heart. Nothing is more important than your ongoing recovery.
Whenever you’re ready to tackle your addiction, please call Rehab 4 Addiction on 0800 140 4690 to begin your free, no-obligation telephone consultation. Once we have more information about your circumstances, we will be able to refer you to an appropriate rehab facility as soon as possible.
Please note that we currently only offer referral to private facilities. Once we have determined an appropriate facility for your care, we provide full transparency as to how much it will cost, how long you will be there, and what your options are regarding finances and other practicalities.