If you are struggling to cope with a drug or alcohol addiction, seeking help might be the last thing on your mind.
Searching for suitable addiction treatment can be confusing, long-winded, and way too stressful for someone who already has plenty to focus on. This is where we step in.
We are Rehab 4 Addiction, an advisory and referral service that supports those battling substance or behavioural addictions in finding the help they need.
We work hard to match the needs of clients to that of their perfect treatment methods and facilities so that everyone in our care receives the best possible treatment that is most suited to them and their recovery journey.
To learn more about what we can do for you, call us today on 0800 140 4690.
Choosing to attend a local drug and alcohol rehab in Meltham will provide you with a few more benefits than choosing one further afield.
Opting for a local rehab close to your home will make the move to and from rehabilitation much smoother.
Entering rehab is a big change and a huge upheaval of your life, so making the journey into and out of rehab shorter will mean not only more time for you to adapt to your new home, but also just an easier transition in general.
Staying local also means you remain somewhere where you are familiar with – making it easier to become more comfortable with your new surroundings – but still, somewhere that is detached from the many possible triggers of your home environment.
This gives you the space you need to heal and recover from your drug or alcohol addiction.
You will also have the chance to invite loved ones to visit you in rehab once you are ready to do so, who can then join in on family therapy sessions. This will be easier for you and your loved ones if your chosen rehab is local.
The steps of a drug and alcohol rehab in Meltham
There are many steps of drug and alcohol rehab that you will experience once you have been admitted.
You will first be shown around the facility and will have the chance to meet with the team, see your new living space, and unpack.
At this time you will also meet with a doctor, who will perform a quick evaluation of your mental and physical health. This information will be used by us to determine the details of your personalised treatment plan.
If you have not already, you will at this point undergo a full drug and alcohol detox.
Though detox is usually the most feared part of rehab amongst those battling addiction, we assure you it is a safe, necessary and highly important procedure.
The length of time your detox takes, and also how the detox transpires in general, is largely decided by a number of factors, such as your family history, the length of time you have been using for, the substance or multiple substances you have used, your method of use (smoking, injecting, snorting, etc.), and the overall severity of your addiction.
This phase can be scary, but it is one of the first steps towards your goal of recovery.
During your detox you may experience several side effects, otherwise known as symptoms of withdrawal. These can include nausea, headaches, muscle pain, dizziness, fatigue and mood swings.
Rest assured that all of these symptoms are completely normal, common and expected when undergoing a drug and alcohol detox, and the team at your chosen rehab will be on hand to help and support you throughout this phase.
If necessary, a doctor at your rehab facility can prescribe you medication to ease any symptoms you experience.
After you have completed a drug and alcohol detox your body will be clear of substances and it will be time to begin the rest of your treatment.
This next step will be focused primarily on therapy and counselling, some of the main forms of which being: Family therapy, group therapy, art therapy, individual therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Motivation Enhancement Therapy (MET), and addiction counselling.
Through these multiple methods of therapy, you can hope to gain a clearer understanding of what brought you to rehab, by identifying your personal triggers and root causes of your addiction.
You will also learn how to avoid these triggers in the future, and discover new coping techniques that will slowly replace your old, unhealthy ones. Overall, you will spend your time learning, healing, and preparing for the new life that is waiting for you back home.
When your rehabilitation journey draws to a conclusion, you will be ready to leave rehab and continue the improvement you made out in the real world.
You will receive a detailed aftercare plan, which will act as your guide for recovery and will include what you have learnt in rehab and also tips to staying away from substances. If they are needed, additional appointments can be made for you at your chosen rehab facility, whether they be for simple check-ins or for further treatment.
We understand just how difficult and nerve-wracking it can be to reach out, but we assure you that it is in your best interest to ask for help now instead of waiting it out and risking your health – and life – in the process.
We recommend getting in contact with our professional and friendly admissions team as soon as you notice signs of an addiction, or relapse, in your life.
If you are concerned about a loved one’s use of substances and they do not wish to seek treatment for themselves, you can get in touch with us on their behalf.
To contact us, you can call us on our free, 24/7 helpline, 0800 140 4690.
Alternatively, you can fill out our online form with your information and some details about your enquiry, and we will get back to you as soon as can.