Because we have a free healthcare system, many private treatments are reserved for luxuries, like cosmetic procedures. Addiction treatment is life-saving and, like cancer treatment, should be free, but the NHS services are underfunded.
This means that most addiction treatment needs to be accessed privately, and so people often mistake it for luxury.
Many see the cost of rehab as a barrier, but it doesn’t have to be. If you’re based in Wickham, try discussing your circumstances with a specialist service like Rehab 4 Addiction.
We will help you to see that rehab can be a viable option for you.
If price is likely to prevent you from accessing addiction treatment privately, then we implore you to still seek support. Speak to your GP, and discuss local treatment options with them.
While you wait for your referral, your GP will support you any way they can, but actual treatment will most likely not begin for some time.
Until you begin treatment, it is likely that your addiction will continue, and keep doing you harm.
If you want to access treatment quickly, you will probably be best going private, and it is more affordable than you might think.
Once you’ve decided that it is time to begin recovery, many people don’t want to wait for months while they save up enough money to pay for rehab up-front.
For this reason, many centres offer payment plans, with low deposits, so that you can enter rehab as soon as you’re feeling committed to getting better.
If you are someone who is struggling to manage your drug or alcohol use, you need to ask yourself if you can afford not to seek help.
The price of drugs and alcohol can be extortionate, but addiction also has a cost to your health and social life.
Prolonged substance abuse can lead to a number of health conditions, including:
At their most extreme, many of these issues can be fatal. Even in their mildest forms, they can still cause regular disruptions to your daily life, making it difficult to maintain employment.
Addiction also impacts our mood and behaviour and can make people unpleasant to be around at times.
It has been known to break up families and end relationships and often results in homelessness as people’s support networks break down.
Rehab falls into two main groups: inpatient and outpatient. As an inpatient, you temporarily reside in a rehabilitation centre and commit to living daily life away from home.
As an outpatient, you continue to reside at home, potentially continuing to work as normal, but attend regular appointments at the centre.
There are many centres available around Wickham so that you could remain close to home even as an inpatient.
Both types have been found to be equally effective, provided that people are matched with the treatment that suits them best.
For example, if you are trying to quit drinking but live with someone who drinks regularly, inpatient treatment will remove you from that environment and thereby give you a greater chance of success.
As an outpatient, you would be attending treatment and returning home to that person each day, leaving you exposed to temptation.
Similarly, if you are someone who experiences extreme anxiety when you’re not in your usual environment, inpatient treatment might not be the best choice for you.
Accessing treatment as an outpatient would give you all of the care and support of inpatient treatment, without adding unnecessary stress.
The effectiveness of rehab hinges on the individual. Addiction is different for everyone, and so there is no one-size-fits-all treatment.
Rather than choosing a rehab on your own, and potentially not finding the right fit, we recommend speaking to one of our admissions teams.
Talk to them about your experiences with addiction and what you are hoping to gain from rehab, and they will find a centre that suits your needs.
Despite its proven effectiveness, many people are understandably sceptical about paying for rehab. A common concern is about whether centres are more focused on profits than on patients.
Some people worry that they won’t receive adequate aftercare so that they are more likely to relapse and be forced to pay for rehab again and again.
This simply isn’t the case. The purpose of rehab is to help people recover, not to make a profit.
Costs in residential rehab cover all of the essentials, including:
Some centres do offer additional luxuries for more money, but these are completely optional. Centres, therefore, do not profit from your addiction, and they will do everything in their power to ensure that you don’t need to start over again.
They achieve this through extensive aftercare programmes and ensuring that you leave treatment with all of the necessary tools.
When you do leave rehab, you are usually put in touch with local support groups, such as 12-step meetings, so that you can build up trusted contacts to reach out to if you are ever in crisis.
You might continue to work with the consultants from the centre, or you may be referred to another local service that specialises in aftercare.
A thorough handover will take place so that you are completely taken care of.
Giving up drugs and alcohol is a big decision, and entering rehab can be scary. Arm yourself with as much information as possible, and be willing to ask questions whenever you are unsure.
Any time you feel that you might want to get help for your addiction, or if you just need some advice, call us on 0800 140 4690 for free and confidential support.