It’s very uncommon for addiction to exist alone. Usually, there are many factors at play that can make addiction worse and make life more of a challenge to face.
It’s commonly recognised in the field of addiction that where a substance misuse issue is, there is very likely to be a mental health issue.
It’s also common that there will be other issues whether these are personal, for example, coexisting behavioural addictions (such as gambling), or external.
Many people will also be struggling with issues in connection to their relationships with family and friends, their job, as well as how they see their future.
Contemplating accessing rehabilitation services is a huge step, especially where denial might have been a problem for a long time.
When this moment comes, speaking with someone who has beneficial information and advice can have a really positive impact on your next moves.
The Rehab 4 Addiction team provides people in Leek as well as the rest of the UK with guidance and support around entering rehab and beginning a life of recovery.
To start with, it will really depend on your needs. What works for one person won’t for another. When a person accesses services, the Rehab 4 Addiction professionals will find out more about your addiction and how this is impacting your life.
They will discuss with you what your daily responsibilities are and how much availability you have to attend rehab services.
Where time is available and especially where deep input is necessary, people will probably be advised towards a residential stay. This can last anywhere from a few days up to a month.
The substance addicted to, the level of the addiction and personal circumstances around it will influence this.
A residential stay benefits all who attend. The recovery rates are extremely high, so even for those who merely want a break from the substance, they receive that.
It’s important to bear in mind that really the point of rehabilitation is to build a solid foundation for recovery into the future.
The benefits of rehab are truly felt when a person has achieved abstinence for a period of time. The reason for this is the positive impact that sobriety has on both the physical and psychological self.
With the removal of toxic substances and the increase in healthy approaches to living, content and valuable life can be achieved.
When the other option is to keep using the substances and to face a future of ill-health, it’s important, to be honest with yourself about what you want from life.
Perhaps a residential stay isn’t necessary or, on the other hand, desired. The alternative option is accessing outpatient services.
This means you can remain living at home and enter the clinic to receive treatments as and when outlined with one of the rehab team members.
Often, outpatient services include the overall treatments that are spread across the inpatient service. These include detoxes, psychotherapies, alternative therapies, group sessions, and work with outside agencies to support you in areas such as education and employment.
Like the inpatient service, you’ll only be advised to access the treatments that suit your needs, but what’s different is the level of input. Outpatient services usually only mean accessing treatment 1 to 3 times a week.
This might include a counselling session, a 12 Step group, or a mindfulness session. This will be decided after a psychiatric assessment and a discussion with you.
The length of your rehabilitation programme will depend on what’s advised following the pre-assessment that Rehab 4 Addiction carries out.
Again, this is a very personal aspect of your treatment needs. For instance, if a person is addicted to a substance where a physical dependency has developed, their detox period is going to last a longer time than someone who has a psychological addiction.
This is because the substance needs to be tapered off in a managed way and overseen by a team of medical staff. The person’s safety and comfort are prioritised at all times.
Some residents will require many weeks of psychological therapies in order to provide a strong basis for mental health recovery. This will impact the length of the stay.
A resident at a Leek rehab clinic can be expected to stay from anywhere between seven days to twenty-eight days as a general rule.
There are different approaches to rehab due to the various treatments and services on offer. Each individual will require different input.
Some people might only access one session a week, whereas another person might require a ten-day detox and a month of daily input. This is why the cost of rehab differs for each person who is admitted.
It’s useful when thinking about the budget you have available for treatment, to consider the long-term benefits to your health. Also, the money spent on alcohol and drugs over the course of the year is usually much more than the cost of a stay at rehab.
To find out more about what your options are and what you can afford, contact the Rehab 4 Addiction team who can talk to you about this in more detail.
Most definitely. The addiction specialists in the clinics in the Leek area have an excellent working knowledge of how mental health and addiction regularly go hand-in-hand. With this in mind, they treat both conditions at the same time.
There are many different options in the Leek area. This along with not necessarily knowing what will suit your treatment needs can make deciding where to go difficult.
To make this decision easier, contact the Rehab 4 Addiction team. We can guide you on your options in Leek and handle your referral.
Call us now on 0800 140 4690 to find out more.