For those suffering with addiction, 2020 has been an unfortunate year. Exacerbated by the Covid pandemic, NHS services have been stretched to their limit- meaning that many in need of help cannot access it.
Moreover, feelings of isolation have been increased by lockdown, leading many to develop a substance dependence in order to cope.
At Rehab 4 Addiction, our team recognizes that receiving expert care in these times is more important than ever. As such, we’ve devoted our years of experience in addiction recovery to create personalised referrals.
We work with 120 rehabilitation centres in the UK, offering a range of outstanding care programmes. If you’re located in Redcar and wish to commence your recovery, we’ll help you to find a private clinic to suit your preferences and unique circumstances.
Due to a largely negative depiction in the media, rehab care has a set of stigmas attached to it. Unfortunately, these misconceptions are so widespread that they can stop people from seeking help when they need it most.
Over the years, films and TV shows have portrayed one of two dichotomies. The first is that rehab is only for the rich and famous- accessible to celebrities only due to extortionate fees.
We’re here to reassure you that this couldn’t be further from the truth. Here at Rehab 4 Addiction, we’ve selected treatment providers to suit each budget. Vetted by the Care Quality Commission, each centre guarantees expert treatment at an affordable price,
The second depiction often creates a picture of rehab as a facility, rather than a helpful clinic. While some films portray rehab centres as inaccessible to most, others wrongly portray them as prison-esque.
Unlike the barren, clinical rehab centres of fiction, our treatment providers offer more of a hotel experience. Rooms are comfortable, modern, and designed to create a relaxing ambience. Alongside all the modern comforts you could expect, individual rooms are bright and airy to form the ideal environment for ethical recovery.
After a member of our team matches you with a rehab centre, you’ll begin your stay in as little as 48 hours. While each treatment programme is personal to the individual – the basic structure usually remains the same across the board.
Depending on the substance you’re struggling with, a short term residence in rehab lasts for around 28 days. For alcohol addictions, a shorter stay of around 21 days is often recommended.
For those using opiates, longer residences of 30 days are sometimes required. However, there is always room for manoeuvre, as we cater to your unique situation and needs.
At the beginning of your stay, you’ll undergo a fully supervised detox that can last between 7-10 days, depending on the substance being reduced in the body. Away from potential triggers and exposures, detoxing in a rehab centre is highly effective.
With the assistance of medication if necessary, toxins will slowly be reduced in the body. With the aid of low dose opiates such as Subutex, withdrawal symptoms can be managed, and a team of medical professionals will be on hand to support you.
Succeeding the detox phase, each treatment plan will contain different branches of talking therapy, depending on an individual’s history, and unique situation. Options will often include the following:
In this individual therapy, you’ll spend one to one time with a trained addiction psychiatrist. During sessions, you’ll work to recognize the negative thought patterns associated with addiction.
Through a combination of problem-solving and discussing motives, the aim is to gradually replace negative pathways with positive ones.
Taking a lead from methods used in CBT, this type of therapy instead focuses on your emotions. For those who feel emotions intensely, or are recovering from past trauma- DBT can be effective in learning to manage these feelings and create positive change.
Holistic methods in addiction recovery focus on the entire person, and on improving each aspect of an individual’s life. From the reignition of past hobbies to yoga, meditation, and art therapy- there are plenty of options. Many individuals find that they complete these sessions with greater confidence in their ability to achieve a healthy life post-rehab.
Research has shown that despite the importance of individual therapy, forming a support network with others, is crucial to long term recovery. With groups between 6-10, therapy sessions in rehab aim to create a motivational dialogue with those going through similar struggles. With the help of a psychiatrist or counsellor, those attending are encouraged to talk openly about their own struggles, fears, and successes too.
While the work you’ll do in rehab is crucial in achieving long term sobriety, re-assimilating back into the home has its own challenges. Often, a return to the home can mean encountering triggers, with the threat of relapse increasing.
Here at Rehab 4 Addiction, we’ve worked alongside our treatment providers to create a 12-month aftercare programme. At no additional cost, both yourself and those dear to you will receive regular check-ins and access to group therapy.
In the Redcar area, there is a range of anonymous groups to choose from- creating a community network of those recovering from substance abuse disorder.
Similar groups are available for loved ones too and are tailored towards managing addiction from an outside perspective. By creating a support network and consistent timetable, relapses become less likely, and lifelong sobriety will seem within reach.
If you’re based in the Redcar area, and seek support for yourself or a loved one suffering from addiction- our team is only a phone call away.
Call us on 0800 140 4690.