Do you live in Newham and struggle with drug or alcohol addiction?
Many people continue to struggle with addiction because they are scared to reach out for help
Others may resist the idea that help is needed due to denial.
If you need to attend drug and alcohol rehab in London, know that you are not alone and that help is available by simply contacting us today on 0800 140 4690.
The prospect of starting rehabilitative care can be daunting for most people.
Especially for those who may not have researched this area before, the decisions to be made can often seem life-changing.
Although this can be the case, there are some steps that can be taken before attempting to enter rehab.
For example, an intervention is a very traditional addiction treatment that has been implemented for a long period of time.
During an intervention, families and friends of an individual who is suffering from addiction share their experiences together, with the presence of an interventionist or counsellor to mediate the conversation.
The standard form of intervention – the one that is most traditional – is often reported as feeling confrontational as the individual suffering from addiction is often ‘blamed’ for the behaviours they are exhibiting or made to feel bad about their situation.
To combat this, the CRAFT method of intervention was developed.
Standing for the Community Reinforcement Approach to Family Training, this form of intervention is far more successful in encouraging individuals to seek further care.
By taking a more invitational approach, CRAFT helps individuals to develop their communications as well as understand the reasons behind their addiction, their triggers and their own coping mechanisms.
In addition to pre-rehab steps such as interventions, an individual may also find it useful to assess the extent of their addiction and understand its true nature.
Whether this is used for assessing oneself, or for someone else, the CAGE questionnaire is an easy way to analyse four main areas of addiction:
These are the areas in which someone who is addicted may show abnormalities.
For example, individuals struggling with addiction often report:
After completing this assessment, individuals will have a far better understanding of and faith in themselves, as well as some of the requirements they may have for their rehabilitative care.
Across the UK, there are thousands of options for rehabilitative care.
These facilities provide different services, and as such will all cost different amounts.
The biggest general contributing factor is the occupancy of the accommodation as well as the duration of time spent in the centre.
The duration of time is covered more thoroughly in the later paragraphs, but below is a brief overview of the average costs of drug and alcohol rehab in Newham:
These are averages at the time of writing and there are many other factors that should be considered such as insurance, location, the treatments needed and additional amenities requested during the individual’s stay.
In short, many insurance providers have plans which include rehabilitation options as part of the overall service.
In terms of employment, each company is different with the healthcare plans and insurance they offer.
For example, some companies provide full healthcare – including specialist services such as rehabilitation.
In these cases, the individual should meet with the company’s insurance manager (often through human resources or employee-based services) to ensure that the support received will be covered by their insurance plan.
In individual cases, where the individual has private healthcare insurance, they should ensure that rehabilitation is one of the services listed in their terms and conditions.
Again, it may be useful to talk to someone in charge of the plan in order to check the extent of the cover and if there are any areas that may not be covered.
The NHS, the UK’s free healthcare service, has one of the largest ranges of care available in the modern world.
Offering services in almost areas of healthcare, rehabilitative care is available through most NHS service providers.
However, this can come with some downfalls.
For example, the exact type of care required by an individual may not be available.
This is often when residential rehabilitation is not available.
As mentioned previously, the costs of residential rehab can be extreme, and the NHS is a public-funded service, meaning that individuals will often have to present their case of needs before an external funding body.
This is a lengthy process, also meaning that individuals may not get access to the care that they need when they need it – something that is essential when it comes to addiction and it can worsen over time if left untreated.
However, this is not to say that individuals will not be able to access any type of care.
This is often the first place people look for help, meaning that individuals are often matched with a therapist or specialist in order to help them seek further care.
As with the cost of rehab, there is no set duration to rehabilitation.
Every individual will progress through their specialised treatment programmes at different paces, and others may simply just be there for one stage of the process.
For example, the shortest recommended stay in rehabilitation is around 7-days, though this only covers the detoxification period for someone who may not have a long history of substance abuse.
This short period of time is not recommended for most people, as it is important to consider the full extent of what rehab can offer.
Rehab 4 Addiction almost always suggests the full recommended stay of 28-days in order to gain the most experience in rehabilitation and learn valuable methods and techniques for managing addiction in the future.
The recommended stay of 28-days is designed to give individuals the full experience of rehab, engaging in numerous addiction treatment programmes that are most relevant to their specific needs and requirements.
A few benefits and drawbacks to NHS treatments have been listed previously, but it is important to make further distinctions between the level of care received through both channels of care.
The main points are summarised below:
The two main types of rehabilitative care available in the modern world are categorised into inpatient and outpatient care.
These categories refer to the location, regularity and supervision during care.
Those who choose inpatient care, for example, can expect to enter a residential rehabilitation centre, specialised and adapted to create a safe, secure and supportive environment for the individual to recover privately.
Individuals may take part in the same treatments and activities as those in outpatient addiction treatment programmes, though this care is likely to be more regular, tailored, and specialised.
Alternatively, individuals may prefer to progress through outpatient treatment programmes
This generally refers to rehab treatment in the individual’s local area.
Often, the individuals will continue to stay and live at home, attending daily, weekly, or monthly sessions from a range of locally offered services.
This can include therapy and other activities commonly associated with residential care, but is often far less regular and will not take place in the same fashion as those conducted in a dedicated centre.
Both of these options have their benefits and drawbacks for each individual, so this decision should be considered carefully before progressing to take part in other therapies or being admitted into a residential centre.
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This means that withdrawing from this drug can carry some extreme risks.
For this reason, it is important to proceed with a detoxification plan in a supported and safe environment.
Detoxification is the first step of rehab for those who have the intention of fully committing to rehabilitation, and therefore progressing safely is of utmost importance.
When withdrawing, alcohol can have some serious withdrawal effects, often impacting the individual’s lifestyle and quality of life overall.
Some common effects are listed below:
This is commonly used with individuals who have a long history of alcohol abuse and helps combat the harmful physical effects that withdrawal may have.
In general, Librium is used over a 10-day period with the supervision of a medical expert.
From this, individuals are often referred to a further 3 weeks of treatment in which they will focus on the negative mental health effects that long-term alcohol abuse may have had.
Aside from alcohol, Rehab 4 Addiction offers referral services to individuals struggling with any type of drug or lifestyle addiction.
The most common are listed below:
Cocaine is not physically addictive like alcohol, meaning that withdrawal carries far fewer life-threatening risks, though it should be taken no less lightly.
The effects of cocaine are far more psychological than other drugs, meaning that a specific and tailored programme is essential for those with a longer history of consumption.
If the individual is unable to stop their usage alone or seek external help, this is where Rehab 4 Addiction is able to step in and suggest a number of different options for the individual’s next steps.
Another common drug in the UK is heroin.
Although it may not be found as commonly as cocaine, the addictive nature of the drug is unparalleled across the world.
When consumed, individuals experience extreme short-term highs that drive them to seek more and more of the drug to gain the same effects.
This also has an effect on how the drug is consumed, progressing from snorting and smoking to more dangerous methods such as injecting.
This comes with its own risks, as individuals also risk catching infectious diseases such as those contracted when sharing needles.
Additionally, individuals may be more likely to mix drugs, another extremely dangerous activity when concerning heroin.
Heroin is a class A drug, and the long-term effects include risks to the liver, heart, lungs and risk increased blood clotting.
When treating heroin, as it is a physically addictive drug, the most important step is detoxification.
This is essential in terms of preparing the individual for further treatments but should also be carefully monitored due to the risks involved when withdrawing from heroin.
The most common method of withdrawing safely from heroin is to undergo a process known as tapering.
This involves the slow transition from heroin to heroin-like substances such as methadone or buprenorphine.
Progressing through tapering in this way is the safest way in which to withdraw from heroin, as the body is primed and expectant of heroin, meaning that not consuming this drug can be extremely damaging to the individual’s health and livelihood.
Perhaps not as commonly thought of when considering drug addictions in the UK, cannabis still poses a serious risk to individuals who consume large amounts on a regular basis.
Cannabis affects the central nervous system (CNS) or the individual, leading to a range of effects such as the common ones listed below:
However, these effects are the most common and there are many more which are less commonly reported, but still experienced just as frequently.
Like cocaine, cannabis is not physically addictive, and the effects are far more psychological.
For this reason, it is again important to focus on the mental health aspects once the individual has progressed through detoxification.
Although there is no specific phenomenon as a cannabis detox, there are still steps that individuals can take to reduce their usage and begin to focus on the negative effects that cannabis may have had on the individual.
There will not be the same drug and alcohol rehab options in Newham as there are in other areas, as the services available across the UK differ in every region.
However, there are some common treatments and courses that most individuals can expect to come across in their rehabilitation journey.
Some of these are described below:
This list only describes a few of the most popular treatments available through addiction support providers.
There are thousands more that are employed around the UK, as well as specifically at drug and alcohol rehabs in Newham.
Addiction is often considered as a symptom or product of underlying mental health conditions that may affect brain chemistry, making them more likely to engage in addictive behaviours.
Common co-occurring mental health issues include:
In all of these examples, drug and alcohol abuse may be seen as a treatment in itself, or as part of a ritual or pattern of behaviour that an individual may engage in.
The dual diagnosis approach refers to the treatment of both the physical and mental health effects that addiction can have, using a number of different treatment options to combat these issues individually, and as part of the overall recovery process.
As mentioned previously, there are three main stages of rehabilitation: detoxification, rehabilitation and aftercare.
Once the individual has progressed through their addiction treatment programme, as well as during the process itself, they will be asked to develop a relapse prevention plan.
This does not take the same form of training through every support provider, but there are common features that are included across all types of release prevention training.
For example, individuals must consider that recovery is a gradual process, and no changes will happen overnight.
For this reason, there are no shortcuts and the individual must commit fully to their relapse prevention training in order to receive the full benefits.
As part of their plan, an individual should include their triggers, risk factors, cravings, coping mechanisms and any relevant contact information such as their addiction support specialist or addiction support group.
Residential rehabilitation is not suitable in every case.
Often, residential care requires living away from home for a long period of time – something which may not be viable financially, geographically or as a personal choice.
However, there are some alternatives that can be employed.
Some of these are also suitable for individuals to progress onto after they have received care through a dedicated centre or as standalone treatments.
A few of the most common are outlined below:
At Rehab 4 Addiction, we assist you in selecting the most appropriate treatment provider in Newham so that you may begin to live your life without drugs or alcohol, arresting your addiction before it ruins your life.
When you contact Rehab 4 Addiction, we carry out an important telephone assessment so that we can assess your addiction.
We then match treatment providers in Newham that we feel are suited to assisting you with your recovery.
For more information on drug and alcohol rehab in Newham, contact our 24/7 addiction support hotline on 0800 140 4690.