Alcoholism and drug addiction can have a massively detrimental effect on the life of an individual, and the lives of everyone around them.
It has the potential to cause enormous damage to a person’s relationships, career, finances, and physical and mental health.
To an outsider who is not educated on the topic, it may be baffling why a person would ‘choose’ to keep drinking or abusing drugs when the damage they are doing to their lives is so apparent.
However, as anyone who has faced addiction will know, getting clean is one of the hardest things in the world to do.
It may be the case that you have already tried to get clean by yourself and found it seemingly impossible to succeed. Perhaps you managed to abstain for a period of time, before sliding back into a cycle of substance abuse.
This is often the case with people who try to beat addiction by themselves.
This is because, if you are going it alone, you are not getting to the bottom of your addiction by addressing the underlying issues, with the help of professionals.
Rehab gives you the opportunity to do just that, in a safe and secure environment as possible. For a number of weeks, you will be able to leave the stresses of everyday life behind and be able to focus fully on your own recovery.
At a rehab facility, you can safely detox, go through a personalised programme of therapy, and come out the other side with a much deeper understanding of your addiction, and how to stay away from substance abuse in the future.
When you are ready to commit to the process of rehab, we at Rehab 4 Addiction can help you to find the rehab facility that is the right fit for you.
We have extensive knowledge of the various rehab clinics in and around the St Edmundsbury area, and when we have found out a bit more about you, we will be able to make a recommendation and refer you as soon as possible.
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Something that not everyone will know about rehab is that the process of treatment varies greatly from one person to the next. This is because everyone will have experienced addiction differently, will have a different psychological profile, and will have been impacted by their addiction in a variety of different ways.
This is why, when you get to rehab, one of the first things on the agenda will be to put together a personalised treatment plan for you.
This will lay out the specific treatments you will go through while being mindful of your personal challenges and recovery goals. Treatment is not the same for everyone.
The whole purpose of Rehab 4 Addiction is to get you into a rehab that is appropriate for your needs.
We do this through a telephone assessment, the aim of which is to get to know you better as a person and to understand better how addiction has affected your life until now.
Necessarily, this will involve asking you some questions which may be sensitive topics, such as how long you have been using, and the impact that substance abuse has had on your relationships.
We appreciate that this kind of thing may be difficult to talk about, and our friendly advisors will encourage you to take as much time as you need to talk through it.
The reason we ask these questions is so that we can make an informed decision as to which rehab would work best for you. We treat any information you give us with the utmost confidence, and we will not pass on your information to any third party without your expressed permission.
We are bound by all applicable data protection laws of the UK.
First on your agenda once you arrive will be detox – an essential step for anyone who is still using. Depending on the severity of your substance abuse, and how long it has been going on, the length of time involved in detox will vary.
It could be anything up to 10 days before the process is complete. During this time, the staff at the centre will be on hand to help you through any of the unpleasant symptoms of withdrawal which may crop up.
This could include excessive shaking and/or sweating, increased anxiety, delirium tremens, and others. It can be a challenging process, but these symptoms will pass in time, and you will then be clean and ready to begin therapy.
As mentioned above, your therapy plan will vary depending on your own needs and characteristics. However, it is almost certain that it will involve some kind of group therapy, as well as some kind of individual counselling.
Also on the agenda may be cognitive behavioural therapy, dialectal behavioural therapy, motivational therapy, art therapy, and others. Your plan will likely include some kind of supplemental activities as well, such as yoga and meditation practice.
It is fine if you are unfamiliar with any or all of the above – the staff at rehab will be able to talk you through each of these activities, and how they could aid you in your journey to recovery.
Although it a big step, going to rehab gives you the best possible chance of recovering for the long term.
The comprehensive level of treatment on offer will mean that you leave rehab with a better understanding of addiction, and how it affects you, specifically.
Rehab professionals are well aware that, although completing your course of therapy is a great achievement, your new life in sobriety begins once you leave the facility.
This is why, towards the end of your time at the rehab, you and a professional at the centre will put together a relapse prevention plan.
As with your initial treatment plan, this will be tailored to you and your specific needs. It may encourage you to keep attending a certain type of therapy – perhaps regular counselling or group sessions.
It may also suggest that you cut ties with old friends or acquaintances – for example, if they are still abusing drugs or alcohol. Some of these choices might be challenging to make and to stick to, but they will all be made with your best interests in mind.
Recovery doesn’t just happen – it requires your active participation, on an ongoing basis.
We at Rehab 4 Addiction have links with a number of different rehab facilities in St Edmundsbury and the surrounding areas.
Please note that we currently only offer referrals to private rehab facilities, all of which will incur a cost. The plus side of this is that you will be able to get the help that you need as soon as possible, without having to have your name on a waiting list.
When we have determined the appropriate rehab location for you, we will be able to advise on how much it will cost, how long you will need to be there, and any finance options that may be available to you.