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If you suffer from drug addiction of any variety then a solution to your illness probably seems like a million miles away. However, with the correct drug rehab programme, your recovery goal is certainly achievable.
Drug addiction has afflicted humanity for hundreds of years. In 2019, almost 4,393 deaths in England and Wales were attributed to drug misuse, a 58% increase from a decade earlier. Over the past decade, there has been a 12% increase in hospital admissions for drug-related issues.
Due to a wide range of impacts drug abuse can have on an individual, their family, and society at large, the National Treatment Agency estimated the total cost of drug misuse in 2014 to the NHS stood at £500m. But there is hope, both for those fighting substance abuse and for society. Treatment is available to help overcome drug abuse.
The first step to change must come from within. No amount of therapy will work if you are not 110% committed to getting better. For this reason, we ask for your complete commitment to recovery before we accept your application for residential rehabilitation.
Whilst the road to lasting recovery may be populated with bumps and setbacks, with the correct rehabilitation programme you will be well on your way to lasting recovery.
Drug addiction is recognised as an illness by medical professionals throughout the globe. Whilst drug use may start off as a social activity it is capable of quickly snowballing out of control so the user no longer has any control over his or her drug use.
Drug use becomes a compulsion and chemicals in the user’s brain are altered so when a withdrawal is attempted, a number of unpleasant symptoms arise. This, in turn, ensures the user returns to consuming the drug in order to ease the symptoms associated with withdrawal. The cycle of drug addiction has begun.
Drug rehab refers to a specialised drug rehabilitation facility that caters for the treatment of addictions. Treatment within a drug rehab may include a medicated detox if there is physical dependence. This should be an important factor in your consideration.
A psychological programme will then address the behavioural and habitual patterns of drug addiction. This will be delivered through group therapy, one to one counselling thought and feeling groups, anxiety and anger management classes, educational workshops, diary-keeping, reflection groups, and fellowship meetings.
We treat every kind of substance addiction in our drug rehabilitation clinics. Each treatment programme is tailored to individual needs, no matter the type or severity of the addiction.
Other types of addiction such as heroin and prescription drug addiction can lead to severe and uncontrollable behaviours and lifestyle choices that again can be challenging to overcome alone. The psychological and medical care within clinics offers a safe and supportive environment for these addictions to be treated.
Treatment comes in a variety of ways, and the main thing to remember is that each option is different for each sufferer. Some may aspire to maintain their work-life balance while seeking help for their addiction, while others may benefit from intensive and full private treatment.
Below we discuss your various options in greater detail:
With inpatient treatment comes benefits you cannot receive as an outpatient:
Drug rehabilitation treatment can be accessed by anyone who suffers from drug addiction. For some individuals, they may recognise when their drug use has become uncontrollable and understand that they need help.
For others, it may take a nudge in the right direction for them to recognise and become agreeable to help. Rehab 4 Addiction has a wealth of experience with situations such as this and can help you to support your loved one in making the right decisions.
There are a number of warning signs that suggest someone would benefit from drug rehab. Their drug use may be affecting their social life and relationships in a negative manner.
They may be irritable, secretive, and dishonest to those around them. Their drug use may begin to have a negative impact on their work. Financial problems may arise due to the excessive usage of substances.
Normal lifestyle patterns and behaviour are affected and the person will begin to ‘miss out’ on things in order to satisfy their addiction. Sometimes the health and psychological well-being of someone may begin to concern themselves or those around them.
In severe and well-established cases of drug addiction, the person may begin to take part in criminal activities to fund their addiction. This includes stealing from family members.
If you are concerned that you or a loved one may need addiction treatment then call us today. Our advisors work on a daily basis with people affected by drug addiction and we understand the difficulties and challenges facing those who are taking the first steps toward treatment.
Drug rehab is designed to make quitting drugs easier for people suffering from addiction. The entire rehabilitation process can take five to eight weeks, up to several months to a year as determined by case acuity.
Below we outline the general three-stage process for all our drug rehab options:
People who have abused a substance over an extended period of time will benefit greatly from inpatient therapy. This is why it is a good option for people who need more support in quitting or who do not completely trust themselves at home.
Inpatient treatment is also very effective for managing withdrawal symptoms during detox. Without professional care and attention, withdrawal symptoms from certain drugs such as alcohol and benzodiazepines could be fatal. Those who are addicted to such substances should without a doubt attend a residential facility.
Anyone who is committed to a full recovery should look into inpatient therapy. Our patients’ success rates demonstrate that those who attend private drug rehab are more likely to make a full recovery, with less risk of relapsing.
Inpatient drug rehab is also great for people who rely on support and help from others. In a group setting such as private rehab, you will be surrounded not only by empathic medical staff and counsellors but also by your peers. Attending private drug rehab will ground you among a solid bunch of advocates who want you to succeed in your recovery.
When looking for an inpatient centre for drug rehab, you should consider a few elements:
Heavy drug users will experience withdrawal symptoms. Their brains become so used to the chemicals that, as a result, the nerve endings and certain regions of the brain become impaired as the brain develops a dependency on the drug to maintain chemical balance.
Detox forces the brain to produce as normal, even in this state. Although this sounds beneficial, the brain starts operating at full strength even though the nerve endings and brain regions are still in recovery. This leads to the withdrawal symptoms which most substance abusers encounter.
Every user will experience withdrawal differently according to their drug usage. Heavy users will have worse complications than lighter users. Some will have physical symptoms like uncontrollable sweating and weakness; others will show mental and emotional symptoms like depression and mental confusion.
Yes, medication is prescribed to people who have very uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms. These medications will be administered according to your individual needs by a licenced medical professional.
We are highly skilled and cautious when it comes to prescribing more drugs to patients who enter our facilities for addiction purposes. Your dosage will be regularly monitored and we will continue to discuss your treatments with you to ensure your overall health and safety.
Some medications we offer include:
Parts of the brain responsible for happiness are deeply affected by substance abuse. When the patient stops taking the drug, he may initially feel sad. Antidepressants relieve feelings of depression and sadness.
Clonidine lowers blood pressure which slows and relaxes the heart. As such, clonidine alleviates tremors, muscle tensions, and hyperactivity/anxiety.
Naltrexone reduces the urge to drink. It can also block the effect of opioid medication.
Acamprosate helps to restore chemical balance in an alcohol-dependent brain.
Disulfiram inhibits an enzyme responsible for metabolising alcohol. When someone drinks after taking disulfiram, he will have very annoying symptoms.
The length of the programme can vary depending on the severity of the dependence, the situation, and the substance being taken.
Typically, a minimum of a 6-week programme is recommended, although the longer the better. In cases where this is not feasible, a minimum detox period of 14 days can be arranged if suitable.
For the best outcome of success, a detox programme should be accessed as part of a full treatment plan that also offers psychological and therapeutic support. This is supported by the National Treatment Outcome Research Study (NTORS) in 1996 that showed those who completed a minimum of 28 days in a treatment centre were four times more likely to maintain abstinence than some others.
After detox, the most important part of your journey is talking through your issues, addressing the root of your addiction, and understanding your own behaviours and patterns. This can all be done through a range of therapies we offer at all our drug rehab clinics.
The following treatment options in drug rehab are effective in dealing with substance abuse.
The cost of private treatment programs can vary depending on the duration, clinic and the amount of aftercare accessed.
Rehab 4 Addiction recognises that there is a deficit in the provision of affordable private rehabilitation drug addiction treatment in the UK. In order to find out the treatment that represents the best chance of success for all concerned, call one of our experienced advisors.
Our advice is completely free and confidential. We can offer guidance towards the best treatment options based on your individual circumstances, budget, and needs. Our advisors are ethically bound to give you advice according to the latest evidence of what works, and not according to a profit motive.
Detox and rehab are only the beginning of managing addiction. Post-treatment is when the true work begins for the patient. Because addiction stays with them forever, they must learn to cope with the difficulties of life without resorting to substance use.
A key to prevent relapse is forming relationships with drug-free individuals. Living in a sober community is an option to experience life without drugs in a supportive neighbourhood. Another option is to attend regular meetings or a 12-step programme to continue socialising and building a sober network.
For patients who need more attention, they can have individual therapy and check-ups at a nearby rehab centre. By keeping in touch with doctors, patients can be held officially accountable by a professional.
You will also be connected with a Narcotics Anonymous meeting in your local area.
Rehab 4 Addiction provides immediate access to rehab, drug treatment programs, and detoxification at a wide range of specialist treatment centres around the UK and abroad. We work with selected groups of clinics in the UK that are regulated by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and offer comprehensive rehabilitation drug addiction treatment.
We understand that there may be concerns regarding treatment, particularly in terms of cost, location, and success. That is why we are here. Our aim is to provide you with confidential and reliable advice regarding all areas of addiction.
The next step in your life is down to you. Choose Rehab 4 Addiction and let us help you on your road to recovery.