If you or someone you care about is struggling with addiction, . The fact that you want to get help is a hugely positive step, but we understand that getting the right help can be a bewildering, daunting process, with many unsure where to even start.
That’s where our expert advisors at Rehab 4 Addiction come in. We are a specialised referral service for the treatment of drug and alcohol addictions and have the ability to refer you to a rehab facility within the Wallsend area and across the Newcastle area.
The most important thing is that you’re ready to acknowledge your addict and committed to getting help for it. If this is the case, you’re ready to reach out.
You can get in touch today by calling us confidentially on 0800 140 4690 and speaking to one of our trained advisors. Once we have conducted a telephone assessment and come to understand your needs better, we can refer you to a place where you can get real, lasting help.
The first step is to call us on the number provided above, where our one compassionate staff members will conduct an assessment to gain a better understanding of your addiction.
We recognise that everyone’s addiction is different, with a number of different factors at play. We will ask some questions about the severity of your addiction, how it has affected your wellbeing and your current life circumstances.
Throughout this process, it’s important that you are fully honest with us, as it will increase the chance of us finding the right help for you.
You may not have been aware that, while most rehab facilities are residential, some centres offer care arrangements for outpatients. This means that you can stay at home overnight and travel to the centre by day. Each of these options comes with advantages and drawbacks.
Generally speaking, residential facilities are more useful for those with moderate-to-severe addiction symptoms. On the other hand, outpatient facilities can often be of more use to those with mild addiction problems, whose lives are still somewhat functional. Neither of these statements is absolute.
This is one of the things that we will work out during your telephone consultation – whether an inpatient or outpatient experience would be most beneficial for you. We can provide both of these within the Wallsend area.
There are a lot of misconceptions about what actually happens on a day-to-day basis in rehab.
Below, we have outlined the entire process, from reaching out to one of our advisors, to your last days in rehab and preparing for your new life free from drug or alcohol abuse.
The first thing to do is to call Rehab 4 Addiction on 0800 140 4690, where we will conduct a telephone assessment, as mentioned above. The purpose of this is to make an informed decision as to what kind of facility would be best for you.
Once we have referred you to an appropriate facility and you arrive on-site, you will be greeted by a care professional, who will put together a detailed treatment schedule that is tailored to your needs. This could involve anything from group therapy to holistic exercises designed to boost your mental and physical wellbeing.
It is important that you treat this plan with respect, and commit to the healing process from the outset. Having a positive attitude towards treatment will increase your chances of success massively.
The next step of treatment will be a full medical detox, in order to cleanse your body of all remaining illicit substances and other toxins. This will be conducted under the supervision of a medical professional, which is vital – attempts to detox alone, or go ‘cold turkey’, are very dangerous, and can often be fatal.
As your substance consumption decreases, you will experience physiological symptoms from the withdrawal. Although this will be painful, it will pass, and you are in the best possible place to manage that discomfort.
Addiction is both a physical and psychological problem, and throughout your stay at rehab you will have access to a number of mental health professionals. They will offer counselling, coping techniques, and a better understanding of the psychological side of your addiction issues.
The ultimate goal is to get to the root of your substance abuse problems, and to deal with those issues as effectively as possible. As with detox, this will be a painful process, but it is necessary and worthwhile.
Towards the end of your time at rehab, you will sit down with a professional and draw out a relapse prevention plan. You will identify triggers, and areas of your old life that are dangerous and that you need to stay away from. This serves to give you the best chance of avoiding relapse once you re-enter the outside world.
Completing rehab is a wonderful achievement, but it is only the first step to a new life. As you leave rehab, you will be offered a number of different aftercare services, depending on your own needs and challenges.
This could include individual counselling, CBT, or any other kind of ongoing therapy. You may also be encouraged to attend group therapy sessions, perhaps a 12-step programme such as Alcoholics Anonymous or Narcotics Anonymous.
These therapies are likely to have an accumulative beneficial effect, and give you the best possible chance of staying in recovery.
We hope we have given you a clearer idea of what recovery looks like, and how we can help you to achieve it. If you’re ready to take the first step to recovery, our trained professionals at Rehab 4 Addiction are ready to help you.
Call us today on 0800 140 4690, and take the first steps into your new life.