As many of you will already know, the first step to recovery is admitting you need help. Addiction is incredibly isolating; it thrives off shame and secrecy. As a result, many drug and alcohol addicts tend to hide their addiction from those around them.
The truth is, confessing your addiction is a catalyst to receiving the help you need.
Telling friends and family will help you to feel loved and supported while telling us at Rehab 4 Addiction will make getting help a reality. Our staff are trained to listen empathetically and provide insightful advice.
All you have to do is contact us at 0800 140 4690 for a non-judgemental conversation about your struggles with drug or alcohol dependency.
When you contact us by phone or email, we will have a discussion about your medical history, addiction story, and personal preferences for treatment in Gloucestershire.
After this discussion, you can expect immediate action. We will research rehab centres and outpatient clinics to find the best one for you.
The type of centre we select will vary depending on your preferences; it could be local to Yate or somewhere else in the UK.
Every step of the way, we will carefully consider your needs and check that you are happy with the proposed situation.
If you opt for residential rehab, you will live with other patients and work together daily to beat your respective addictions.
No longer will you feel isolated; residential rehab provides a strong community based on the shared life experiences of the clients. You will spend around one month living in this structured environment.
Upon arrival at residential rehab, you will be assessed on a physical, medical and psychological level. This helps the centre to create a bespoke treatment plan for your stay.
Every patient will go through detox for a couple of days after entering rehab. This experience is different for everyone, so we cannot predict exactly how you will feel.
However, it is best to prepare for some withdrawal symptoms such as headaches, nausea, and anxiety. If these symptoms are severe, medical staff will be there to monitor your health and ensure detoxing doesn’t become dangerous.
The next step for every client is therapy. This involves CBT, group sessions, individual sessions, and countless other forms.
All types of therapy are beneficial for recovery, but certain types will be more useful to you than others, which you will learn from experimenting with the different options on offer.
Overall, therapy helps you to understand your addiction and teaches you how to cope with it on a daily basis.
Unfortunately, residential rehab is not a cure for addiction, but it helps to prevent relapse by restoring your physical and mental health, as well as providing you with essential coping mechanisms to employ in your life outside of rehab.
The success of residential rehab is reflected in its popularity among those who suffer from a moderate to severe addiction to drugs or alcohol.
It removes you from your current situation and all the triggers that come with that, which increases your chances of staying sober.
What’s more, it can feel like a retreat as you are able to leave your responsibilities at home and focus entirely on recovery, which takes a lot of work.
Residential rehab is popular for its personal approach; your treatment depends on your individual circumstances, rather than being a vague one-size-fits-all approach.
Additionally, your physical and mental health is taken care of in residential rehab. Staff are available 24/7 to monitor your wellbeing and keep you in optimum health.
Finally, you will have access to excellent facilities in residential rehab, including exercise, healthy eating, and workshops.
If residential rehab does not appeal to you, Rehab 4 Addiction offers many alternatives in Yate.
For example, we can refer you to local outpatient clinics that offer similar services without a month-long stay.
Residential rehab centres are havens for addiction experts including psychologists, psychotherapists, addiction specialists, and doctors. Each of these roles brings something different to the rehab experience, but they are all equally valuable.
Coming out of rehab can be intimidating. How are you expected to uphold sobriety without professionals helping you along the way?
Though you may not know it, the whole month of rehab has been preparing you for independent sober living; daily therapy sessions will teach you how to manage any emotion that arises on your journey.
Yet, we cannot expect you to manage everything alone. That’s why we work with you to produce a Relapse Prevention Plan before you exit rehab, detailing how we can help you cope with triggers.
We also strongly recommend that you attend regular support groups, such as AA meetings, so that you do not have to face your addiction alone.