Before you get started with any addiction treatment, it’s probably important that you learn more about the process. Knowing what you’re getting into from the beginning is always a good idea and it might help with the fear of the unknown that a lot of people experience.
It’s also important that we know a bit more about you before we try to help you. If you get in touch with us, we can advise you on what to do next, creating a personalised treatment plan if you feel like that’s something you need.
We do this via a conversation with you, which is usually followed by some kind of formal assessment. Before you start with either inpatient or outpatient treatment (more on that decision later), you’ll also likely have to complete a second mental and physical assessment.
Drug and alcohol rehab in Sandown is a process that can’t be rushed.
We completely understand that you want to know how long it will last, but constantly thinking about getting to the end might mean you don’t make the most of the treatment you’re experiencing.
It’s also hard to say how long your treatment might last, as it will depend on how well you recover. More deep-rooted and complex addictions might need more time to be unpicked.
Therefore, if you’re going in with a more severe addiction issue, you should probably expect to need longer treatment.
It’s also the same if you have multiple addictions or multiple mental health issues at play.
Drug and alcohol rehab in Sandown, or anywhere else, generally occurs in 3 stages. These are detoxification, rehabilitation and aftercare.
In the first stage, we’ll try to break down your physical dependence on drugs and alcohol. With our professional guidance, your intake will slowly be reduced and replaced with medication.
Then you’ll likely go through various kinds of therapy and counselling.
These will help you to heal mentally and will often happen alongside physical treatments like massages, acupuncture and/or reflexology.
The final stage is aftercare. This may be hard to hear, but as addiction is a lifelong disorder, it’s very important that the work to avoid relapse continues after your initial treatment is over.
This may involve continued access to therapy and support groups, or other treatments if that’s what you need.
Each of these stages will prepare you for a sober life, by severing your connection to the substances you’re addicted to and teaching you both life and management skills.
Having talked about the benefits of detoxing, we should also note that it can be dangerous if attempted alone. Furthermore, it’s not likely to work long-term, as it won’t have professional support and methods behind it.
Withdrawal symptoms occur after long term drug and/or alcohol use. They’re the physical tie that prevents many people from recovering, which is why they’re nearly always dealt with first.
Some you may experience even during a professionally supported detox include:
Also, please be reassured that you’ll have a full team on hand to support you through any of these symptoms.
Not in every case. Once again, it really does depend on you and your personal circumstances and is something that will be decided in the initial stages after you reach out.
Many people will picture residential facilities when they think of “rehab”. But you might end up completing treatment at home, with regular visits to a centre.
Especially if your addiction is only in the early stages.
Residential rehab is generally recommended for those with moderate to severe dependencies – that might not be you. Residential rehab is also important for those who are currently in toxic home environments, who would benefit from being away from home.
On the other hand, some may thrive in a home environment where they feel comfortable and safe.
Even if your home environment isn’t an issue, getting out of your regular routine is also very helpful for a lot of people.
With all of our earlier talk about avoiding relapse and continual work, it might make you worry about your future.
But drug and alcohol rehab in Sandown does work well and should hopefully help you towards a better, drug and alcohol rehab future.
If things don’t go to plan post-treatment, Rehab 4 Addiction will always be there to help you, whenever you need us. It doesn’t matter how many times you’ve been through treatment before – you can access anything you need from us.
All you need to do is call or drop a message on our website.
Call us today on 0800 140 4690,