Rehab 4 Addiction offers a free helpline for people seeking treatment for drug or alcohol abuse in Northumberland. Unfortunately, the North East of England currently experiences the highest levels of substance misuse in England. Government cutbacks have seen front-line services disappear in recent years. However, when you contact Rehab 4 Addiction on 0800 140 4690, we may recommend a variety of treatment options existing in Northumberland and within the surrounding areas.
If you have suffered from an addiction for more than a year or two, you will likely understand the damage this has inflicted on your well-being. The pain inflicted by addiction is overbearing. Furthermore, because addiction is a progressive disorder, taking no action will only cause the problem to get worse, perhaps to the point where your very life is at risk.
Addiction also causes the collapse of family life and significant economic hardship. If you love your family, then addiction really doesn’t have a place in your life. Overcoming denial and admitting to yourself that professional addiction treatment is the only way forward is absolutely key to you finding a workable solution to your addiction.
When you contact Rehab 4 Addiction, you really do take the first step ‘down the rabbit hole’. We hold your hand and explain your various treatment options. We also carry out an initial assessment so we may correctly recommend certain treatment approaches over alternatives. Again, this service is entirely free and without any obligation. You really avoid the need to carry out your own research into different treatment facilities existing in Northumberland. This saves time, sanity and ensures your treatment begins without undue delay.
Essentially, you have a broad choice of treatment types in Northumberland. However, these treatments fall into two main categories. You may attend a treatment centre for a few hours a day and then return home at night. This treatment is also known as outpatient treatment. Outpatient treatment appears deceptively advantageous. After all, who wouldn’t want to return home at night following a tiring day of therapy sessions? However, outpatient treatment does not remove you from your using environment. This usually means the risk of relapse is great when you opt to undergo treatment on an outpatient basis.
The second category of treatment is known as inpatient, or residential treatment. Inpatient treatment restricts your freedom over the short term because you are not permitted to return home at all during the course of your treatment. Treatment programmes run anywhere between five days and three months, so you should expect to disrupt your normal living patterns when you agree to undertake inpatient treatment.
However, this disrupting effect is perhaps the most advantageous aspect of inpatient treatment. After all, your current living patterns are destructive and if you carry on this path, you may expect to lose everything. Attending an inpatient rehab programme allows you to let go of your current reality and build a much happier and sustainable future that does not involve substance misuse.
Both inpatient and outpatient treatment involve a detoxification programme. A detox on an outpatient basis is known as a ‘home detox’. At Rehab 4 Addiction, we took a decision to no longer recommend home detox programmes to our clients. Why? Because a home detox programme is a relatively risky venture. You will not benefit from 24/7 medical observation. This is particularly dangerous during the initial 72-hours into your detox programme when the risk of suffering from a seizure is particularly great.
A detox programme conducted on a residential basis is by far the superior option. Why? Because you will benefit from round the clock medical observation. This all but eliminates any risk of relapse during the detox phase of your recovery. You will also benefit from a wide range of anti-withdrawal medications that promise to eliminate the risk of suffering from a seizure or cardiac arrest.
The second essential element of any well-rounded treatment programme involves the systematic delivery of therapy and counselling sessions. This is true for both inpatient and outpatient treatment programmes. It is important for you to understand the emotional causes of your addiction. These emotional causes are often due to traumatic incidents that happened to you during early life. Confronting the causes of addiction is best supervised by a qualified therapist or counselling. This professional will help you defeat your emotional demons without causing further distress.
When you contact Rehab 4 Addiction, we will outline a number of inpatient and outpatient treatment options available to you in Northumberland. Currently, there exists a range of private clinics, charities and NHS treatment options you may take advantage of in Northumberland. You may contact us today on 0800 140 4690 for more information.