Searching for suitable addiction treatment can be confusing. There is an overwhelming amount of options, treatments, and clinics to make anyone feel dizzy, which is why we are here.
We are Rehab 4 Addiction, an advisory and referral service that aims to simplify the processes of finding and getting placed into rehab.
We work with rehabilitation centres and outpatient clinics throughout the country to ensure that we find our clients the best possible treatment facility for them, as quick as we can.
We do this by putting our clients through two simple assessments. These assessments evaluate aspects of your addiction, such as the length of time you have used for, the substances you have used, the method of your abuse, and the overall severity of your addiction, and also your general physical and mental health.
By doing this, we gain valuable information which allows us to narrow down the most beneficial options for you and your particular situation.
We are then able to create bespoke treatment plans for you to follow in the drug and alcohol rehab we recommend.
This way, you only undergo treatment that is right for you, rather than a generalised treatment plan that may not be as effective.
With Rehab 4 Addiction you are given the highest possible chances of reaching a full and long-term recovery, so start your journey today by calling us on 0800 140 4690, or fill in the online form to receive a callback.
As you have searched for possible addiction treatment options, you are sure to have encountered the two main methods of treatment for those battling drug or alcohol addictions: Residential and outpatient.
What are the differences between these two treatments? And which one should you opt for?
The main difference between the two is where you would reside whilst undergoing treatment.
Residential rehab is self-explanatory, with you residing on-site at the rehab and having all your treatment also take place there, whereas outpatient treatment involves some treatments at the clinic but mostly a residence at your home, where an at-home detox may also take place.
Each option brings with it both advantages and disadvantages, but we will almost always recommend residential rehab treatment.
This is because residential rehab simply offers more benefits than it does drawbacks, and boasts higher rates of successful recovery among an array of clients.
Whilst outpatient treatment does also offer many benefits, such as clients usually being more comfortable in the comfort of their own home, freedom to still see friends and family whenever you wish, and the independence to be in control of a portion of your own treatment, it can also present you with a fair few obstacles during a recovery attempt.
When recovering at home, even with regular trips to the outpatient clinic, you need to have strong willpower to succeed and resist cravings, motivation to keep going through the tough parts of withdrawal, and a supportive network of people that can help you through your recovery.
Even then, if a client did possess all this they would still need to be experiencing a less severe addiction, or have used lower-class substances, in order to be deemed fit to opt for outpatient treatment.
Attempting to recover through outpatient treatment also means you will at some point have easier access to further drugs or alcohol.
Though you will be tested for substances when you attend check-ins at your outpatient clinic, it becomes decidedly harder to ignore substance cravings when you are able to reach them so easily when you are at home.
Detoxes also pose another threat to recovery when done at home. If done improperly or without the correct medical knowledge, a detox can become highly dangerous – or in severe cases, even fatal.
In a residential rehab programme, these downfalls are nullified. Clients have no access to drugs and alcohol on the premises, they have a supportive network to fall back on in the form of the rehab staff members and others receiving treatment, and detoxes are performed safely by medical professionals.
Not to mention residential rehab also means all treatment takes place under one roof, the progress of clients is constantly monitored so that improvement is visible and treatment plans can be updated if necessary, clients can heal in a safe environment detached from the possible triggers of their home, and they have ample time and chance to prepare fully for a drug-and-alcohol-free life back home.
If you do choose a residential rehab programme as your addiction treatment option, the next decision is which rehab to follow this programme in.
Usually, we will advise on attending a rehab local to you. For you, this may be a drug and alcohol rehab in Stansted Mountfitchet.
This is for many reasons, one of the main being that attending rehab is already a huge upheaval of your life, and a big and sometimes nerve-wracking step to take on the road to recovery.
Staying local will help make this change a little easier and quicker, meaning they move to rehab and the move back home afterwards will be much smoother, and one less thing for you to worry about.
Choosing a local rehab also makes it easier for any friends and family members to visit you.
Family members can even come and take part in family therapy sessions if you both agree to do so, which can greatly aid your recovery.
Remaining somewhere that you are familiar and comfortable with can also help with your recovery, whilst being a residential patient still means that you are detached from the possible triggers of your home environment.
When you do eventually leave the care of your chosen rehab, it will also be all the easier to return for additional appointments and check-ins if you have chosen a local drug and alcohol rehab in Stansted Mountfitchet.
For help finding a drug and alcohol rehab local to you, get in touch via our free helpline, 0800 140 4690.