Rehab 4 Addiction

Drug & Alcohol Rehab in Lincolnshire

Do you or a close relative suffer from an addiction to drugs or alcohol? If so, this could be the most important message you will ever hear.

Why? Because Rehab 4 Addiction offers professional drug and alcohol addiction treatment in Lincolnshire that’s proven to work.

This is because we insist on providing our clients with the most up-to-date and advanced addiction treatments available on the market today.

This includes holistic and evidence-based treatments such as cognitive behavioural therapy, psychotherapy and relapse prevention planning.

All of these treatments are carried out at a residential rehabilitation centre in Lincolnshire.

This ensures the risk of relapse is eliminated during these crucial initial stages of your recovery from drug and alcohol addiction.

Rehab 4 Addiction offers drug and alcohol rehab in the East Midlands, including Nottinghamshire, Northamptonshire, Leicestershire, Derbyshire, Rutland and Lincolnshire.

Call our expert team today on: 0800 140 4690.

Is your loved one in denial?

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The reality is, many people suffering from an addiction to drugs and alcohol will tend to underestimate the severity of their problems.

This is natural, as people tend to ignore their problems because they believe that change will be a painful process.

Therefore, addicts often carry on using drugs or drinking alcohol simply because they cannot face up to the task that would result in their recovery.

This can result in serious health issues and complications later in life; the longer an addiction is left, the worse the effects can get.

For example, without professional care or intervention, individuals may be subject to long-term damage to the heart, brain, and liver, as well as other vital organs in the body.

Additionally, individuals suffering from addiction are likely to also encounter mental health issues – either developing from the addiction or worsening as a result of addiction.

In either case, when left untreated, mental health issues can quickly become a serious concern. This situation is not improved if the individual makes no attempt to change their behaviours.

To solve this problem, Rehab 4 Addiction offers an intervention service in Lincolnshire.

This means our advisors work with your loved ones to work out a solution to their problems involving drug and alcohol addiction.

When calling our services to begin rehabilitative care, a member of the Rehab 4 Addiction team will conduct an initial telephone consultation to gauge an understanding of your specific requirements.

This short consultation will include factors such as current relationship with drugs and alcohol as well as current living situation and budget.

Rehab 4 Addiction will never make a suggestion that is not suitable or appropriate for your current situation.

The solution is invariably for your loved one to attend an inpatient or outpatient treatment centre.

Being admitted to rehabilitation

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As mentioned above, this process will generally be initiated through a telephone consultation when calling a member of the Rehab 4 Addiction team.

This consultation can be viewed as a form of screening, though it is important to remember that this is not an official or formal diagnosis of addiction.

A formal diagnosis is available at later stages of the process, such as upon admittance to a dedicated rehab centre.

Generally, the telephone assessment will follow the structure of the ASAM (American Society of Addiction Medicine) Criteria.

Also known as a patient placement criterion, this method of gauging an individual’s current relationship with drugs and alcohol covers 6 important dimensions.

These are listed as follows:

  • The individual’s past and current situation/relationship with substances
  • The individual’s medical history and current health
  • The individual’s history and experience with mental health issues
  • The individual’s readiness and motivation to recover
  • The individual’s risk of relapse
  • The individual’s current living situation (including people, places, and triggers)

Though this may seem like a lot of information and may result in a long initial conversation, please bear in mind that all of this information is necessary in order to give individuals the best suggestions possible when being referred.

Being prepared to talk about these factors and providing an honest and detailed account of addiction history is vital for an individual to get access to the help they need as soon as possible.

It is difficult to talk about addiction, especially if it is your own issue or the issues that you have watched another struggle with.

Rest assured that Rehab 4 Addiction has decades of experience in helping those most in need.

Call Rehab 4 Addiction today to start the admittance process and start your rehabilitation journey.

Call our expert team today on: 0800 140 4690.

Other types of addiction and suitable care

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Rehabilitation is not just for addiction to alcohol. Though this may be one of the more common addictions, Rehab 4 Addiction also provides rehabilitation for many other substances.

Further addictions that Rehab 4 Addiction provides support for:

  • Cocaine addictionscocaine is a stimulant and can powerfully affect the individual’s emotions and mood
  • Heroin addictionsheroin is another class A drug and is a derivative of morphine. Short-term yet incredibly strong highs make this drug extremely addictive
  • Cannabis addictionscannabis (or marijuana) affects the central nervous system and can cause the individual to feel chilled or relaxed as well as temporarily alter perception

Although these are not all the addictions that Rehab 4 Addiction have helped and are equipped to help, they are the most common.

Key features across rehabilitation for these addictions include assisted detoxification, a choice of inpatient or outpatient care, recommended and appropriate addiction treatment programmes, and aftercare once the individual has left rehabilitation.

What constitutes an addiction?

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The first stage of rehabilitation is to determine whether or not the individual has an addiction, or if it is a case of mildly misusing substances.

There are many methods in which to do this, but below are listed the two most official criteria for identifying substance abuse:

  • ASAM (American Society of Addiction Medicine) Criteria – this consists of six dimensions to analyse the types and intensity of addiction treatment programmes. As this is what Rehab 4 Addiction’s initial telephone consultation is based on, it covers many of the same factors (see previously mentioned)
  • DSM-5 criteria for substance abuse – perhaps the more well known, this criterion includes factors across 4 categories: impaired control, social problems, risky use, and physical dependence. Within this, the severity is also analysed, with the highest severity being defined as a substance abuse addiction (see next paragraph for more information)

As mentioned before, there are many other methods for identifying an addiction.

Friends and family of someone afflicted are likely to notice far more quickly than doctors or professionals in who the individual may only interact on an irregular and infrequent basis.

These are the professional measures and are appropriate when someone is unsure of their substance consumption and whether it constitutes an addiction.

The DSM-5 and substance use disorder

The DSM-5, or Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, is used by professionals to officially diagnose mental health issues.

It is the most widely accepted method for diagnosing clients and works by listing specific behaviours, defining a number of them that must be displayed regularly before an individual is formally diagnosed, and providing descriptions and symptoms of the different disorders recorded.

For drug and alcohol addiction, or substance use disorder, the criteria fall into 4 categories:

  • Impaired controlthe individual consumes more of the substance than they may intend and struggle to cut down due to behavioural conditioning.
  • Social problemsthe individual begins to ignore responsibilities, including those at work, relating to finances, and in regard to personal relationships. The individual also ceases to take part in activities they previously engaged in and struggles to complete activities/tasks at home/school/work.
  • Risky usethe individual continues to consume the substance in risky situations or settings despite negative issues that may arise due to this behaviour.
  • Physical dependencethe individual has a higher tolerance and requires more of the substance than when they first started consuming to experience the same effect(s). The individual also undergoes withdrawal symptoms if they attempt to stop usage.

Within the DSM-5, there are also different levels of severity of the disorder that can be defined.

Based on the individual behaviours listed above, showing a different number of these behaviours determines the severity of the disorder.

Displaying 2-3 symptoms is categorised as a mild disorder, 4-5 is a moderate disorder, and showing 6 or more symptoms categorised as a severe substance use disorder (SUD). A SUD is also known as an addiction.

Based on the severity of the addiction, the intensity of care given during rehabilitation will be adjusted and monitored throughout the process.

Call our expert team today on: 0800 140 4690.

What are interventions and do they really work?

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Alternatively, families and friends of the individual may decide to hold an intervention.

This refers to the process of an external professional, an interventionist, meeting with the individual and their family and guiding the conversation around emotions, lifestyle changes, and solutions associated with addiction.

Standard interventions, when implemented correctly, are relatively effective in encouraging individuals to seek further care, often resulting in rates of around 30% of individuals attending some form of care after the intervention.

More recently, the CRAFT (Community Reinforcement Approach to Family Training) method of intervention has been introduced.

This type of intervention has a higher focus on emotions and communications between the individual and those that their addiction has affected.

For example, a CRAFT intervention could include discussions on breaking behavioural addiction patterns, providing social support for attending care and rehabilitation, and also creating action plans to deal with cases in which violence or threat to family and friends may be involved.

CRAFT interventions boast a higher rate of success at around 70% of individuals going on to enter rehabilitation or get access to rehabilitative care.

What are the options for rehabilitation in Lincolnshire?

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Regardless of whether the individual begins inpatient rehabilitative care in a dedicated centre or through outpatient care within Lincolnshire, there are some addiction treatment programmes that are common across different rehabilitation service providers.

For example, most treatment providers will prescribe full detoxification before the progression of other rehabilitation services.

Detoxification is the process in which harmful substances and toxins are removed from the body after the result of substance abuse.

This is experienced differently in every example of addiction, and no two cases are the same.

Some individuals experience very mild withdrawal symptoms such as headaches and nausea, but others suffer far more serious symptoms in the form of full-body tremors, severe anxiety and/or paranoia, and high blood pressure.

Attempting to undertake detoxification alone is never recommended and entering specific rehabilitative care will often provide the individuals with around-the-clock support throughout detox, as well as the rest of the individual’s treatment programme.

If undergoing detox in this fashion is not appropriate, home detoxes are also available. Again, this is not the most recommended option, but it is necessary in some cases.

This can constitute different levels of care, from medication sent through the post to full-time supervision and daily monitoring of health.

This can include pharmacological treatments in addition to more typical therapies or group activities that may be initially considered when thinking about rehabilitation.

Pharmacological interventions may include sending the individual daily doses of Librium (a drug developed to help individuals combat withdrawal symptoms from alcohol addiction).

This specific drug helps to reduce anxiety in patients, as well as making them feel more relaxed when going through rehabilitation.

Home detoxes are not suitable for every individual and may result in serious health complications such as those mentioned earlier when referring to an addiction left untreated.

If a home detox is the best option for an individual, Rehab 4 Addiction will always recommend having support available.

Whether this is the simple social support of having someone besides the individual, or for more serious interventions such as accessing emergency medical care, having support through the process of a home detox should never be waved aside.

After successful completion of detoxification, either at home or in a dedicated centre, the individual is then able to move on to later treatments.

Call our expert team today on: 0800 140 4690.

The different addiction treatments available in Lincolnshire

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Detoxification allows the induvial to prepare physically and mentally for the following potential addiction treatments:

This list is not extensive but outlines some of the key and more typical treatments that individuals attending rehabilitation are likely to encounter.

One of the most important factors to keep in mind when thinking about rehabilitative care is the inclusion of the dual diagnosis approach.

This focuses on underlying mental and psychiatric issues that may have developed or worsened as a result of addiction.

Commonly experienced mental health problems include depression, anxiety, paranoia, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia.

By treating these mental health issues associated with addiction, the individual will be far more likely to successfully complete a rehabilitation programme.

As well as overcome these co-occurring disorders as a part of self-development and long-term recovery.

Treating both the mental and physical effects of addiction is essential for an efficient and successful recovery during an individual’s time in rehabilitative care.

The benefits of residential treatment

Generally, we recommend you or your loved one attend an inpatient rehabilitation facility in Lincolnshire.

Why? Because an inpatient environment means you or your loved one receive 24/7 medical treatment through the detoxification phase of recovery.

Impatient treatment also means you or your loved one are removed from the ‘using environment’ whilst therapy is given.

Although this can be an expensive option, there are several factors that must be taken into consideration when analysing the different costs of a residential rehabilitation centre.

For example, those who opt to stay in single-occupancy rooms for a longer duration are likely to incur a higher cost.

A single occupancy room for a 28-day stay can cost £8,000 or more, but a multiple occupancy room for a shorter stay (around 10 days) can cost £3,000 and above.

The individual’s requirements for rehabilitation will also affect the cost.

Those who require a longer stay due to serious health risks or a long history of addiction will be likely to pay more for their stay in a rehab centre.

When comparing private residential rehabilitation to council-funded programmes and treatments, there is a stark difference in cost.

However, the benefits of staying in a centre should be fully considered before any further decisions are made.

Council-funded rehabilitation or rehabilitation accessed through national services such as the NHS often come with long waiting lists to get the help you need.

As mentioned previously, addiction is a time-sensitive issue and any delay in care could result in serious health issues or risks.

Residential rehab provides a modern and comfortable environment in which an individual can recover from addiction with professional staff and support for any issue available 24/7.

Rehab 4 Addiction provides budgeting and financial advice to those who enquire.

Call our expert team today on: 0800 140 4690.

Rehab centres and treatments in Lincolnshire

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During your time at a Lincolnshire rehabilitation centre, you will receive all the care and support needed to reach your recovery goals.

Our partner rehabilitation clinics in Lincolnshire provide detoxification assistance, therapy, relapse prevention techniques and an extended aftercare programme.

Rehab 4 Addiction generally suggests a stay duration of around 28 days to fully take advantage of the therapies and resources available, but this is flexible depending on independent differences and individual needs.

For example, some individuals may only stay for an initial 7-day detox treatment.

As part of this stay and associated treatments, individuals will also take part in relapse prevention planning.

This is an incredibly important process of rehabilitation and involves the creation of a strategy to reduce the risk of relapse after leaving rehabilitation.

There are several core factors when creating a relapse prevention plan, such as understanding that recovery is not an overnight process.

An individual’s main tools for reducing the risk of relapse are the alteration of cognitive patterns and harmony of mind and body relaxation, meaning that any changes that will be made gradually and any progress will be tracked over a longer period of time.

Additionally, most centres also offer aftercare services for all individuals who have worked through treatment sessions as part of their services.

You receive weekly aftercare sessions for up to a 12-month period once you’ve left our residential centre in Lincolnshire.

Alternatives to residential rehabilitation

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In line with the most up-to-date and current research, Rehab 4 Addiction consistently highlights the benefits of residential rehab but understands that this may not always be the most suitable option in every example.

Although residential rehab has the highest rate of success when it comes to addiction treatment and recovery, rehabilitating in a dedicated centre may not be the most appropriate option.

This could be depending on the individual’s current and past relationship with drugs and alcohol.

In these cases, there are some alternative options that can be considered.

These are listed as follows:

  • Outpatient treatments – these can include many of the same treatments experienced in a residential rehab centre but are completed on a much more part-time basis and in a far less structured schedule outside of a specified centre.
  • Alcoholics Anonymous/Narcotics Anonymous – these are a type of outpatient care, but can be offered to anyone, even those in the aftercare stage of rehabilitation.
  • SMART Recovery – standing for Self-Management and Recovery Training, this alternative implements a combination of CBT and motivational tools to help the individual focus on themselves and their addiction fully.
  • Home detox – as previously described, this alternative may be more suitable for people who do not want to attend a centre or even a specialised detox clinic.

These alternatives should be considered as they are; alternatives.

In most cases, as already specified, residential rehab is the most effective method of rehabilitation and recovery.

Rehab 4 Addiction will recommend this option in most cases, but please be aware that all individual needs, requirements, and specifications will be considered when making suggestions for your specific rehabilitation programme.

Call our expert team today on: 0800 140 4690.

Finding out more

To discover how Rehab 4 Addiction is able to assist you or your loved one in overcoming an addiction to drugs or alcohol, contact our admissions team today on 0800 140 4690.

You may also contact us via email using our online contact form. Click here to submit your enquiry today.

Rehab 4 Addiction officers a range of addiction treatments in Lincolnshire, including Boston, Skegness, Scunthorpe, Lincoln, Grimsby, and Grantham.

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