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Getting Help In Wiltshire

At Rehab 4 Addiction, we are dedicated to finding you the best services for detox and rehab in Wiltshire.

If you suffer from a drug or alcohol addiction and you live in Wiltshire, you may struggle to locate a suitable rehabilitation centre that suits your needs. You may have visited your GP or attended your local NA or AA meeting, but your drinking or drug use hasn’t really improved.

If this is the case, you likely require a detoxification followed by a rehabilitation programme conducted within a residential setting. Why? Because residential treatment in Wiltshire means you are removed from your ‘using environment’ whilst you receive your detox. This means the risk of relapse is removed.

If you have not attended a rehabilitation centre in the past, you will likely have many questions relating to the process. These questions will largely centre on what you must do to gain access to a rehabilitation centre, what happens once you arrive and lastly, what happens when you leave.

We shall answer all of these questions, but firstly we would like to tell you about Keith.

Case Study: Keith From Salisbury

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Keith is a 48-year-old IT manager from Wiltshire. Keith has had a ‘hard life’ compared to most people’s experiences, despite his otherwise stellar career successes. Keith’s father abandoned his family when he was three years old and he was later abused by his stepfather.

When Keith was 18, he moved away to go to University. Keith was married by the time he was 24, but he sadly lost his wife to cancer when he was 39. Keith has two children and he’s since remarried.

Keith suffers from severe anxiety and mild depression due to the trauma he’s experienced in his past. Keith takes anti-depressants but he also ‘self-medicates’ with alcohol and what he says are ‘social drugs.’

However, Keith got to the point where he needs to drink alcohol all the time. This includes when Keith is at his place of work. Keith’s supervising manager eventually smelt the alcohol on him. Keith was subsequently suspended from his duties as an IT manager.

Fortunately, Keith’s employer knew how to deal with this situation. His supervisor, Gary, contacted Rehab 4 Addiction. Our admissions team located a suitable rehabilitation centre for Keith in Wiltshire and Keith attended the rehabilitation centre for a 28-day period. During this time, Keith received modern psychotherapeutic sessions that taught him how to cope with his anxiety in ways that do not involve substance misuse.

Keith has now completed his programme and he’s back at work. He’s now been sober for around eight months and he now feels his life has been ‘put back together.’ He attributes his success to the help he received from a rehab in Wiltshire.

What Happens When You Attend Our Rehab Centres In Wiltshire?

When you attend our Wiltshire rehabilitation centre, you will receive a full psychiatric assessment. This is followed by your induction. You will be given time to adjust to life at the rehabilitation centre before you are expected to engage in therapy sessions.

Once you begin therapy, you will be assigned to a therapist who will track your progress during the course of 28-days. You will also take part in a number of holistic therapies and 12-step meetings. These are the formal steps as to what happens when you sign up for one of our rehab centres in Wiltshire.

But what really happens when you get here? You are ultimately looked after by a highly-trained and experienced team of staff, who understand the ins and outs of addiction and recovery. You will receive a top level of medical care and psychological support from our doctors and counsellors.

Most of all, you will be part of a community that is all about recovery, and finding a better meaning to life than substance abuse. You will be surrounded by peers who understand what you’re going through, and who can nurture your recovery from their own support and perspective.

What is the Admissions Process for Rehab In Wiltshire?

The admission process for rehab in Wiltshire is straightforward and involves a comprehensive check-up and ends with the creation of a treatment plan.

The first step is to call in to get some free advice on services offered. The admissions agents are available 24/7 and can give informed advice and coordinate a time to come in for an initial screening.

1. Pre-Admission Interview

This step can be done over the phone or in person. There are a lot of people in the Wiltshire area who require rehab services, so there may not be a slot open immediately or, if there is, payment is usually required before the full process begins.

To determine which programme will fit best for you, there will be a pre-admission interview during which you will explain the depth and history of your addiction and any mental and physical health issues you have faced.

2. Admissions and Treatment Plan

Once the questionnaire is complete, you will be given a list of options for facilities that will be able to accommodate your specific treatment needs. Then a particular time will be set up for you to come in for an admissions screening, which will include a medical check-up and psychological assessment.

Then a treatment plan will be drawn up, which will consist of aftercare recommendations once you complete your rehab Wiltshire programme.

What Is The Rehab Wiltshire Process?

After the initial intake, there will be a period during which you will experience detox and the first stages of withdrawal. These are mitigated with the help of prescribed medication and therapeutic support.

After detox, there will be an increase in therapy sessions, including both group and one-on-one. There will also be an inclusion of a 12-step programme which you will continue after leaving the rehabilitation centre. There is a myriad of treatment options available, including multiple forms of cognitive and behavioural therapy.

The length of time you will be staying in rehab will depend on you, your symptoms, and any past relapses. Once you and your doctors feel confident in your ability to maintain sobriety on your own, you will begin the outpatient treatment, which includes maintaining therapy, support groups, and regular medical check-ups.

Inpatient VS Outpatient Treatment: Understanding the Difference

There are very different outcome statistics for inpatient and outpatient treatment. Over fifty percent of the individuals who choose outpatient treatment end up relapsing. Those who choose inpatient and remain for the recommended length of time are much more likely to maintain long-term sobriety.

There is an option for continuing inpatient through the shorter detox period and then moving to outpatient care. This can work for people who have a solid support structure at home though it is still not as successful as full-term inpatient care. Below is a detailed description of the pros and cons of each option:

  • You will have 24/7 access to qualified and supportive care
  • You will not be alone. Others will be there who are experiencing the same thing, and you can share your experiences and successes
  • Days are structured, so there are no distractions, temptations, or detrimental environments
  • Therapy treatments will help you gain the skills needed to remain sober
  • You will be able to work with your family in a shared therapy setting so that you can overcome any barriers created by the addiction
  • You can start making real-life changes immediately and alter your social and home environment to make it easier to maintain sobriety
  • You will be able to attend to things like work and childcare while still attending therapy and support groups in the evenings and on weekends 
  • Outpatient is usually covered under insurance, so it is considered cheaper. However, cheaper does not always mean better

How Family Visits Help During Rehab In Wiltshire

A large part of the therapy provided is intended to help you prepare for a sober life on your own. If you have an encouraging family, then including them in your recovery will go a long way towards creating a good support system for yourself.

There is family system therapy that can be used to help you work through any resentments that may have been created because of the addiction. Doing this will help you with creating a closer relationship with your loved ones and will assist in drawing you further away from the mindset you were in during addiction.

Family visits add a chance to interact with someone outside the structured life of the rehab Wiltshire programme. They are a source of inspiration and strength.

You will be able to share your successes with them and gain motivation. Research has shown that having family involved in the recovery process increases the likelihood of continued sobriety.

What Happens During a Medically Assisted Drug or Alcohol Detox?

You will be assessed upon admission so that a treatment plan can be drawn up. Included in that will be any medication that you will be prescribed.

You will also have access to around the clock care at your rehab Wiltshire facility. One reason why being an inpatient can be so helpful for long-term recovery is due to the severity of the withdrawal effects.

They can be hard to deal with alone outside of a controlled environment and without the aid of medication. This is when a lot of people relapse because they want the symptoms to stop.

After your withdrawal begins, you can expect to experience the following:

  • Flu-like symptoms like nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, runny nose, being too hot or too cold, headaches, shaking, sweating, and exhaustion
  • Increased heart rate and blood pressure
  • Muscle pain
  • Nightmares, trouble falling asleep, irritability, and paranoia
  • Anxiety
  • Mood swings
  • Cravings for the addictive substance

Rare, but severe cases may also include the following symptoms that will need to be treated medically until withdrawal is complete:

  • Delirium
  • Seizures
  • Hallucinations

What Types of Therapy Can I Access During Rehab In Wiltshire?

There are many forms of cognitive and behavioural therapies available, including those listed below:

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (REBT)
  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)
  • Motivational Interviewing (MI)
  • Trauma-Focused Therapies
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

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What Happens After Rehab?

When your rehabilitation programme concludes, a robust and far-reaching aftercare programme is put in place. The aim of this programme is to ensure you do not relapse when you return home following discharge. Aftercare is free and so you will not be expected to pay an additional fee in order to access the weekly aftercare sessions we provide.

Once you leave the rehab facility, your recovery still requires some work and determination. Some withdrawal effects from the substances you were addicted to can continue for a while. This is likely if you were addicted for an extended period or experienced previous relapses.

Following an aftercare treatment plan is essential. You will be continuing the therapy that you began during treatment. This can be at the same facility or with a different therapist closer to where you live.

If you do not have a safe place to live or feel that returning to your home will lead to relapse, there are sober living houses that will help you stay accountable until you feel able to continue on your own. This is an especially useful option for anyone who has been addicted several times or over a long period as it can be harder to break long-term habits.

In addition to one-on-one therapy, you will also want to attend community support groups and 12-step programmes in your area. You continue family involved treatment as well, which is highly recommended in cases where interpersonal relationships suffered significantly before rehab.

There are other options as well, such as art therapy and similar creative opportunities that can help you learn to express emotions in a healthy and productive way. Ultimately, aftercare is about finding a prolonged treatment plan that works for you in the outside world. We’ll be here with you every step of the way.

Taking Things Further

If you would like to enquire about our drug and alcohol rehab services in Wiltshire, contact our admissions team today on 0800 140 4690 or contact us through the website. We shall run you through a quick assessment and discuss your best rehab options.

Following this, we shall arrange for a suitable admission date. Should you wish to view our Wiltshire rehab centre before you commit to the treatment, we shall arrange for a suitable date and time for you to do so.

Calling our admissions team is the first simple step towards the sober life you deserve. Choose health today – call us now and receive free and confidential advice on your rehab options.
Choose sobriety today by calling 0800 140 4690.

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