Do you or a loved one suffer from a dependency on drugs or alcohol? Are you reluctant to seek help for your addiction because you are worried about the consequences this could have for mental and physical wellbeing?
If so, please read this message carefully and slowly because what I am about to say could be the most important words you will read this year.
Here’s what it’s all about: Each year Rehab 4 Addiction assists hundreds, if not thousands of addicts in Luton to establish a healthy and substance-free lifestyle. Many of these people came to us feeling hopeless and beyond ‘repair’.
However, this feeling was quickly transformed into positivity and hope. This is because suitable addiction treatment is hugely effective.
Rehab 4 Addiction is owned and operated by people who have successfully defeated drug and alcohol addiction in their own personal lives in the not-so-distant past. This means we understand exactly what you are going through when you consider seeking out help for your addiction.
To help you tackle your issues, we have set up a helpline dedicated to assisting you through the process of selecting addiction treatment in Luton.
At Rehab 4 Addiction, we prescribe to an abstinence-based approach to addiction treatment. We advocate a mixture of 12-step and ‘non-step’ treatment approaches.
When you sign up to one of our partner rehabilitation units in Luton, you must initially complete a detox programme. Detox aims to treat withdrawal symptoms associated with suddenly stopping alcohol or drug consumption.
The timeline for alcohol detox is 7-10 days. You will be given medication to treat withdrawal symptoms during this time. The rehab clinic will also offer lots of support, and also provide you with nutritious meals to help build up your strength.
Following a brief but important period of detoxification, you will then engage in a range of therapeutic sessions. These sessions help you discover the elements that help facilitate your long-term recovery. Therapies include evidence-based treatments and building up a personalised recovery plan.
Therapy is carried out in group and individual sessions. Here, you learn to manage ‘triggers’ and cravings for drug and alcohol without committing the physical act of relapse.
Tackling the mental causes of addiction is key. These mental causes could be anxiety, depression, or post-traumatic stress disorder. Dual diagnosis is an important component of addiction, and the psychiatrist will be able to assist you in determining the specifics of your dual diagnosis.
Following residential treatment, you then go on to receive treatment on an outpatient basis. This is provided through weekly after-care sessions. These sessions are held by the rehabilitation unit you attended, typically at no additional cost to you.
We also encourage you to attend Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA) groups in Luton. You will be paired with a ‘sponsor’ through these organisations. A sponsor will help you navigate the initial period in your recovery.
Why not check out our guide to rehab aftercare?
Once the initial detox is complete after 7-10s days, you could conceivably return to your home. However, this is not generally recommendable, given you would not have spent enough time undergoing counseling and therapy sessions.
If you do choose to return home after the 7-10 day period has lapsed, then you would be advised to arrange outpatient treatment.
If you opt to undergo a full residential rehab programme, then expect to remain in the rehab for an additional 21 days following the completion of your rehab programme. This means your entire rehab programme will have lasted 28 days if you also factor in the amount of time it takes to undergo a detox.
Please read this handy list of rehab FAQs.
It is not uncommon for the reality of addiction to be met with flat-out denial. If your loved one is expressing denial about his or her addiction, then we recommend you reach out to an addiction interventionist. We are able to recommend such a service in your area if you reach out to our helpline.
To discover how Rehab 4 Addiction is able to help you defeat your addiction and reclaim the rest of your life, call our admissions team today on 0800 140 4690 or alternatively send a message through our contact form.
With over a decade under our belt helping people in Luton transform their lives and defeat their addiction, we are 100% confident we can also help you too.