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rehab-what-happensIf you suffer from a drug addiction of any variety then a solution to your illness probably seems like a million miles away. However, with the correct rehabilitation programme, your recovery goal is certainly achievable.

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.

The first step to change must come from within. No amount of therapy will work if the addict is not 110% committed to his or her recovery. For this reason, we ask for your complete commitment to recovery before we accept your application for residential rehabilitation.

What is drug addiction?

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 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.

Our drug rehabilitation programme

When you enter our centre you will take part in an initial detoxification. Depending on the type of drug you are addicted too detoxification can last for up to twelve days. During this period your body will rid itself of harmful drugs. You will be subject to 24-hour a day medical observation and a number of prescription drugs such as Naltrexone and Buprenorphine will be offered to ease the pain caused by withdrawal symptoms. However, we believe rehabilitation means far more than simply detox. For this reason, once detoxification concludes you will begin your programme of psychological and emotional therapy where old negative beliefs are replaced with positive coping strategies. This will mean you are less likely to relapse when you leave our centre.

What is drug rehab?

Drug rehab refers to a specialised drug rehabilitation facility that caters for the treatment of addictions. Treatment within a drugs rehab may include a medicated detox if there is a physical dependence. This should be an important factor in your consideration. A psychological programme will then address the behavioural and habitual patterns of a 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 and reflection groups and fellowship meetings.

Drug rehab clinics may also offer holistic therapies such as acupuncture, art therapy, reflexology, equine therapy, yoga and many more to help with withdrawal symptoms and cravings.

All forms of drug addiction can be catered for in drug rehabilitation clinics. For substance abuse such as cocaine and cannabis, the psychological addiction can be difficult to address unsupported. 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.

When should someone seek drug rehab help?

Drug rehabilitation treatment can be accessed by anyone who suffers from a 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 on 0800 140 4690. 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.

Where to go to rehab for drug addiction

1.  Residential treatment

Residential clinics can provide the most immediate access to drug treatment. Residential drug rehab addiction treatment aims to break the habit and behaviours around an addiction. A fully medicated and supported detox will also be given where required.

When considering drug rehab, it is important to choose a clinic that is most likely to offer suitable treatment and cater to the needs of the individual. Residential drug rehab can vary in terms of accommodation, treatment programme, activities and approach. It is vital to choose the most appropriate treatment centre for you or your loved one.

2.  Overseas

It is also possible to access private residential drug rehab overseas. This option can be particularly appealing to those individuals who have already accessed drug rehab in the UK with limited success. By travelling overseas to access treatment, the person is completely removed from their problematic surroundings. Overseas treatment can also represent better value for money in some cases.

3.  NHS treatment

The NHS can offer residential drug rehab treatment. Normally outpatient services or short detox programmes in the community or in a specialised ward will be offered instead of full rehabilitation. In some cases funding for drugs rehab will be available; however, long waiting lists can make this form of treatment difficult to access on the NHS.

For those in that position, it can be easy to lose motivation and become frustrated with the situation. We know the challenges faced when trying to access NHS drugs rehab. We can offer advice on alternative treatment options as well as offer support and encouragement during this time.

How long could treatment on a drug rehab program take?

The length of the program 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.

How much does a private drug rehab program cost?

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 all 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.

Where to find Drug Rehab Centers in the UK

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.

Call us today on 0800 140 4690 to speak with one of our advisors who have in-depth knowledge of the full range of treatment services and rehab drug clinics.

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 at is to provide you with confidential and reliable advice regarding all areas of addiction.

Contact Rehab 4 Addiction

If you are ready to enter residential treatment for your drug addiction then give Rehab 4 Addiction a call today. Drug addiction treatment could save your life and the cost of the treatment is usually minuscule in comparison to the cost associated with the continuation of addiction. Call today on 0800 140 4690 or complete the enquiry form.