Whether you know a lot about rehab already or you have no idea on what it entails, deciding to take the leap and admit yourself to one is a scary and overwhelming decision.
Here at Rehab 4 Addiction, we understand that, and we work to make this time a little less daunting, and a little more simple.
You’re not alone on this journey, thousands of people in the UK have misused drink and drugs and have sought help through rehabilitation. Some of our own team were addicts themselves in the past, which only means they are more equipped than anyone to help you through this tough period.
Rehab 4 Addiction is a safe, judgement-free space, where you don’t have to feel embarrassed or shameful for suffering through drug or alcohol abuse.
To ease any anxiety and confusion you may be feeling at this time, below are some of our most asked questions.
Yes! Simply put – that’s our job.
Rehab 4 Addiction has a vast network of rehabilitation centres and outpatient clinics across the United Kingdom for you to choose from, whether that be in Witney, or further afield.
Our first objective is to get to know you and understand your circumstances, so that we can recommend and advise you on the right location of rehab for you, and the kind of treatments you will undergo there.
We do this with a short phone call assessment, which is free and helps us gather all the information required to tailor the treatment you receive to you and only you.
This service immensely eases the stresses of finding a rehab yourself, and because we understand that you are already going through a challenging time, we make sure that we not only find the most appropriate location and treatment, but that we do it quickly.
Many people have false preconceptions about what occurs in rehab. Countless TV shows and films depict them in a negative light, and this is why there continues to be a stigma around visiting one.
The truth is, rehabilitation centres – especially with Rehab 4 Addiction – are warm and welcoming environments. When you are admitted to one of our facilities, you will be greeted by our excellent team of medical staff and therapists and will be shown around your new home.
During this time, you may meet with a doctor who will perform a secondary examination of your mental and physical self, similar to the initial phone assessment. They will most likely prescribe you medication designed to ease withdrawal symptoms of a drug and alcohol detox.
For the duration of your stay, you may be undergoing a number of treatments, such as holistic therapies, addiction counselling, CBT or DBT. What you will receive as treatment will be personalised completely to you, and all depends on the data we gain from the first and second assessment.
Your progress will be monitored closely throughout our treatment, so we can alter any therapies or medication that you may not be responding well to.
Most importantly, you will be supported throughout the entirety of your stay, and we will strive to make the experience as stress-free and as comfortable as possible.
This is a difficult question to answer down to the obvious differences that can occur in each patients rehabilitation journey and recovery.
However, 28 days is the standard recommended time to set aside for a drug and alcohol rehab. This window provides enough time for you to withdraw fully from drink or drugs, to heal both physically and mentally, to prepare for a life outside of rehab, and to replace unhealthy habits with new coping techniques.
It is true that for some individuals rehab can take longer than the standard 28 days, and for some, it may be a shorter journey. Much like your treatment, it again depends on you.
Your response to treatments, your attitude and your progress throughout your stay will all give an idea of how long your rehabilitation will take. There is no shame if you may need longer than the suggested time.
It is important to note that your rehab journey will continue even after you have left our facility, and therefore we also recommend setting aside time after the 28-day period – whether it be a few weeks or months will again rely on the factors mentioned above – to maintain your improvement and not fall back into old habits.
Remember, the time and effort you commit yourself to now will benefit you for the rest of your life.
There is no denying that attempting to quit drugs and alcohol alone is an almost impossible feat. It requires great strength, willpower, determination and independence to be able to do so without some form of outside support.
Friends and family can certainly help you on your road to recovery, but without the proper knowledge and experience of assisting someone in your situation, they could, unfortunately, wind up making matters worse.
Another problem with quitting at home is that it may be the exact environment that led you to drugs or alcohol to begin with. The very friends and family that try to help could well be one of the causes of your addiction, with other possible factors including stress at work, relationship conflicts or traumatic experiences from your past.
It is possible that staying in your home environment when trying to quit drugs and alcohol will hinder your progress.
Professional treatment, specifically the residential rehab programmes we offer at Rehab 4 Addiction, ensure that you are detached from any possible triggers that may reside at home.
You receive constant care, support, treatment and therapy all under one roof, making it easier for your recovery to be more successful and much faster than it would be alone at home.
Call us today on 0800 140 4690, and take the first steps into your new life.