Addiction Rehab UK
Going to rehab is perhaps the most powerful and effective way to end your addiction to drugs or alcohol for good. Going to rehab is a big decision and one that will require research and planning. Here, we answer many of the questions at the tip of your tongue regarding going to rehab.
Choosing and entering rehab for the first time is not an easy thing to do. One of the many issues that are going to play on your mind is how handling a relapse would work. As a matter of fact, this along with patient and family expectations, are going to be at the forefront of your mind. Measuring the effectiveness of your addiction rehab care is also going to be a major concern.
How We Can Help You
Yes, you will feel anxious. This is why the process of choosing the right facility and entering the clinic is so important. Should you choose public or private rehab? Public rehab care works for some. The problem is access and limited resources. Gaining access to private rehab is much faster. On top of that, you will also have a greater choice of treatment options available to you.
A rehab programme incorporates a detox programme. Rehab aims to fully rehabilitate your body and mind so you may return to your life without feeling the need to continue taking drugs and alcohol. A rehab programme will begin with an initial detox programme. Whilst your detox programme takes place, you will also begin to attend intensive therapy sessions. Detox and therapy together help you begin your recovery with the best possible chance of long-term success.
Before your rehab programme begins, you must be assessed by a psychiatrist. Psychiatric input is essential for the success of your rehab programme and indeed your long-term recovery. The vast majority of people going to rehab will attend a residential facility. At a residential facility, you will be entirely removed from your drug or alcohol using environment whilst you undergo addiction treatment.
Am I Eligible For Addiction Rehab?
If you think you have an addiction problem, maybe you should just say to yourself you need to ask for help. Attempting to self-assess is not really something you can do. You may not think you are addicted. However, friends and family may think you have a problem.
Let’s be honest, it is not easy to be objective no matter what kind of health problem we are facing. It is often just as hard to decide to go to the doctor with a serious back pain problem. How long do you leave it? Sadly, many people who face problems with addiction leave finding treatment for far too long. Just like with any other illness, the chances of success increase the earlier you seek treatment.
Public facilities such as NHS England often take longer to consider you eligible for treatment. This is not because they don’t care. It is a matter of resources. Addiction treatment programmes are not necessarily top of the NHS agenda.
What Are The Goals Of Rehab?
The goals of rehab vary depending on your type of your addiction and what level of addiction you suffer from. Most who enter rehab suffer from drug or alcohol addiction. However, many other forms of addiction are treated in rehab clinics.
For instance, once you enter a rehab clinic, you may meet others who suffer from anything from an addiction to shopping to self-harming. Addiction does indeed come in all shapes and sizes. The goals of your particular rehab programme are something you will agree with the practitioners at the clinic. It will be their job to help you to reach your goals.
It may be that not all of your goals can be reached in a clinical setting. Don’t worry. Private rehab clinics also run extensive outpatient programmes. Remember your addiction will be treated on a personal basis – not generalised.
What Are The Basics Principles of Addiction Recovery?
Addiction rehab treatments do vary but there are some basic principles. Many roads lead to recovery. All individuals at the clinic you have checked into will have their own challenges. This is why the team at the clinic will help you to find your own road to recovery. What do you feel will help you?
Sure, there are some things that may help. Number one principle is often to get away from your everyday environment for a little while. But there are also many other things that can help. This is a brief list of what the staff at the clinic will discuss with you:
- Emotional problems such as trauma
- Family problems
- Lifestyle issues are contributing to your addiction
- Physical problems – are you in because of a physical condition
- Your personal background and earlier life
These are five contributory factors which will help staff to find the right treatment options for you.
What Is The Rehab Admission Process?
Every clinic has its own personal admission process. Once again, this is something which will depend on you and your personal needs. For instance, not everybody wants their family to accompany them to the clinic. As a matter of fact, some patients don’t even want their friends and family to know they are entering rehab.
The process always starts with the initial enquiry. You may have been recommended a clinic by your GP. Alternatively, you can do your own research. you can also contact a service which specialises in assessing your needs.
Once you have selected a clinic and committed to treatment, you will pay a treatment deposit. This concerns many patients. Your financial options will be discussed with you so you don’t have anything to worry about when it comes to finances.
On admission day, you will be received at the clinic of your choice. It will not feel like entering a public facility. The approach is much “softer” and gentle. You will be screened, but at no time are you going to be made to feel you are on trial. This is often what many patients who have undergone public treatment complain about once they have finished their program.
In the next day, or even on the same day, you will be assessed by the team at the clinic. They will help you to formulate a recovery plan assessment.
What Happens In A Rehab Programme?
Once again, bear in mind that your programme will be tailored to suit your needs. However, the most common resources clinical staff will use include a range of therapies. They will include:
- Group therapy – this is where you will get a chance to talk to others. It is important to realise you are not the only one with this particular problem
- Individual chemical health – this is where you learn what effects drugs have on your body. If you suffer from an addiction to prescription drugs due to physical pain, it is often during this part of the programme, you learn to handle your pain in a different way
- Mental health therapy groups – our mental health matters. Learning to talk about the way you feel, is an essential part of recovery
- Wellness and fitness – getting involved in physical activity will help to speed up recovery
- Medical appointments – regular medical assessments to make sure you are on the road to recovery are a vital element
- Family programmes – sometimes your family will be asked to help you to recover. This is often called a family programme
- Nutritional health – most people who struggle with addiction have a poor diet. Learning to eat well will make you healthier and help you to feel better
- Educational workshops – education workshops will help you to make lifestyle changes. Also, they may teach you to think in a different way
What Are My Rehab Options?
There are generally two types of addiction rehab programmes for you to choose from. Take a look at the table below to see your options:
Inpatient addiction rehab takes place solely within the confines of a residential facility. You will reside within the facility 24 hours a day until you are discharged from the rehab clinic’s care at the conclusion of your programme.
The average amount of time people spend in an addiction rehab clinic is 28 days, although some will choose to remain within the rehab clinic for up to 60 or even 90 days. The amount of time you spend in an inpatient rehab facility depends upon the severity of addiction and the existence of dual diagnosis mental health problems.
Many residential rehab clinics in the United Kingdom also allow family therapy sessions. This allows your family to participate in your recovery. Your family is likely to have become adversely affected by your addiction, and so family therapy provides an important means for family healing to take place.
Residential rehab also offers you 24/7 medical attention. You will typically benefit from an en suite bedroom and food will be prepared for you by in-house chefs.
The quality of food on offer will help to treat malnutrition. Malnutrition is commonly experienced by those who suffer from substance misuse, and so offering quality food is a key component of your wider rehabilitation programme.
Inpatient addiction rehab’s main advantage is that you are removed from your using environment whilst you undergo treatment. This alone explains why inpatient rehab affords the best possible means of securing your long term recovery.
Inpatient rehab is also highly intensive. When you attend an inpatient rehab, you will literally attend therapy and counselling sessions throughout the day and into the evening. No other form of treatment offers this degree of intensity when it comes to the sheer volume of therapy and counselling sessions you are to be exposed to.
Other key benefits derived by attending an inpatient rehab clinic include:
- You are removed from the chaos of your ‘using environment’
- You enter a highly structured yet comfortable environment
- You do not have to prepare your own food. You are provided with highly nutritious food throughout the day
- You benefit from medical supervision throughout the day and night
- You benefit from intensive therapy and counselling sessions that treat the mental aspects of your addiction to drugs or alcohol
Outpatient rehab treatment is offered during the day. However, you do not reside within the rehab clinic once daily sessions have concluded. Instead, you return home where you are exposed to all the addiction triggers that contributed to the rise of your addiction in the first place.
For this reason, we only recommend you attend an outpatient rehab clinic if your addiction is deemed to be non-severe.
An outpatient rehab clinic offers many similar therapies on offer at an inpatient clinic. However, the main point of difference is the level of intensity in which these therapy sessions are offered.
When you attend an outpatient facility, you will typically only attend 2-3 therapy sessions a week. In contrast, when you attend an inpatient facility, you should expect to attend 3-4 therapy sessions each day.
This means you should expect to attend around 21 therapy sessions a week during an inpatient rehab programme. This level of intensity is a key reason why inpatient rehab is superior to outpatient rehab.
When you attend outpatient rehab, you will benefit from a range of therapies including CBT, psychotherapy, one-to-one counselling, group therapy sessions, and 12-step meetings. Outpatient treatment assists you by helping you establish measurable milestones to indicate progress.
When you achieve these milestones, the amount of time you attend outpatient therapy sessions begins to decrease. These modern therapy sessions coupled with milestone goals allows you to navigate yourself into recovery. This is the key advantage of outpatient rehab.
Some of the other key benefits offered by outpatient rehabs include:
- Outpatient rehab is highly flexible, and because you are not required to reside within the rehab clinic for the entire duration of your treatment, your everyday responsibilities are not unduly interrupted
- Outpatient rehab is highly affordable, particularly when compared to the cost of attending an inpatient rehab that could cost many thousands of pounds
Who Would Benefit From Rehab?
Sadly, many who would benefit from rehab do not realise they need help. This is why when you first think you have a problem, you should seek help.
Currently, addiction to prescription drugs is one the rise in the UK. But many who have a problem with addiction to prescription medication do not realise they do so. Instead, they carry on taking their medication until they suffer a major physical or mental health problem.
The over-riding principle is not to try to assess yourself for rehab. Seek advice and let professionals help you to recover from your addiction.
Factors We Assess When Determining Residential Rehab
One of the main factors which play a role when choosing between outpatient and residential treatment is if you can recover from addiction safely at home. Many of the most common addictive drugs, even prescription opioid use, have serious side effects when you try to “come off” them. You may need some physical help along the way.
If you suffer from alcohol addiction, it is hard to “stay away from the bottle” like so many heavy drinkers know. Removing the risk of access to alcohol or drugs is one of the main benefits of residential rehab.
The first factor which is assessed, is to find out what kind of addiction and what level of addiction, you are struggling with when you contact us. Not all rehab patients suffer from only one addiction. Sadly, a principle addiction can quickly lead to other addictions. It is not uncommon to encounter a variety of addictive behaviours in rehab patients.
Once your addiction has been assessed, the clinical staff will also go through other personal information. Your previous medical history will be taken into consideration along with age, mental health and personal circumstances.
The Importance Of Medical Detox
Medical detox is the most important part of any rehab problem. Trying to do this yourself at home can lead to serious physical problems.
The problems encountered can range from insomnia to heart problems. Less serious problems such as headaches and anxiety are common. At the end of the day, all problems, including mental ones, are easier to overcome in a clinical setting.
It’s also noteworthy to mention that undergoing a detox without a full rehabilitation programme is seldom sufficient to result in long-term recovery. This is because addiction is essentially a mental disorder. It follows that a mental problem requires a mental solution.
This mental solution usually comes in the form of therapy and counselling sessions that form the core of a comprehensive rehab programme. A detox alone without a rehabilitation process is merely a physical procedure, and thus a detox without intensive rehabilitation is strongly inadvisable for those seeking long-term abstinence and recovery.
Detox In Outpatient & Inpatient Rehab
All rehab programmes begin with a detox programme. Detox aims to treat the physical dimension of drug or alcohol addiction. Specifically, a detox programme helps you to remove toxins from your system whilst managing and treating withdrawal symptoms that arise during this process.
It’s essential for you to benefit from medical supervision during this process. This is because withdrawal symptoms are well-known for posing a significant risk to human health. Each year, thousands of people die due to drug and alcohol withdrawal symptoms. The majority of these deaths could have been avoided if proper medical supervision was in place whilst these people underwent a detox.
A medically assisted detox is particularly vital for drugs that are physically addictive. Examples of physically addictive drugs include opiates, alcohol and benzodiazepines. These drugs are physically addictive because physical withdrawal symptoms are experienced when the consumption of these drugs is abruptly brought to a halt.
Withdrawal symptoms that are physical in nature may be deadly to your health. For instance, if you are addicted to alcohol when alcohol consumption is abruptly stopped, you may suffer from a convulsion/seizure that could cause you to die. For this reason, it is important to receive medical treatment whilst you undergo a detox from a physically addictive drug.
How Does Partial Hospitalisation Treatment Work?
This can work in different ways. Sometimes, it is recognised that you may not spend all of your time in residential rehab. For instance, you can continue your daily life during the day.
Alternatively, once you have reached a certain point in your programme, you may be given more personal space. You could perhaps go to work during the day, shopping and then return at night.
Types of Therapy Available During Residential Rehab
All clinics have their own therapy programmes. But, that being said, there are some therapies which are more common and effective than others which we have listed below:
- Acceptance Commitment Therapy is a really good resource. Most who struggle with addiction find it hard to accept they do. This therapy can help you to accept you need help. It will also help you to identify what you can do to help yourself
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is a programme you are bound to hear about at the clinic. It is short for Cognitive Behaviour Therapy. This is a form of psychological treatment which can treat anything from serious mental illness to drug use problems
- Contingency Management will help you to make positive changes and make sure those changes stay in place
- Dialectical Behaviour Therapy is a popular choice of therapy when you need to change negative behaviours into more positive ones. The proper name is Dialectical Behaviour Therapy
- Interpersonal Therapy has enjoyed long-term success. This will help you to take a look at the relationships you have with others in your life. How they influence you to have a huge bearing on your life
- Medical assisted therapies can help you to control your addiction using drugs. Also great for when you are suffering from addiction to prescription drugs
- Motivational Interviewing is a unique concept used not only in addiction rehab. It is also used by athletes. The aim is to find out what motivates you
How Long Is Rehab & How Much Does It Cost?
Private rehab will last for as long as you need it. There is often an inpatient and outpatient to rehab. Unlike public rehab facilities, private rehab will not just “dismiss” you once you have finished a residential treatment programme.
When you enter a private rehab programme, you need to appreciate that this is all about you. What do you need and what kind of help will make you feel better? Often the programme will continue once you have achieved your residential rehab goals.
Although going to rehab isn’t free, ADT Healthcare is able to advise you on attending clinics that are well within your budget. A 28-day rehab typically begins at £4,500, although you may secure a shorter-term rehab for around £1995. Overseas rehab costs around £8,000 for a 28-day programme. For more information, contact ADT Healthcare today on 0800 088 66 86.
How To Choose The Best Private Rehab Clinic For You
You can contact various clinics or seek advice from your GP. Do bear in mind General Medical Practitioners are not a specialist when it comes to rehab. If you are not confident the advice you are getting is right, it is best to contact one of the specialist services. They can help you to find the right private rehab clinic for you.
The clinic of your choice will give you guidance on how to prepare for rehab. This guidance can include everything from how to speak to your employer to what to pack in your bag. It is a good idea to create a list to make sure you have everything you need. Once you’re in rehab, you want to be as comfortable as possible.
How Can I Access Therapy Near Me?
When you have decided that going to rehab is the best possible solution for your addiction, get in touch with ADT Healthcare. We will carry out a quick assessment over the telephone when you make contact.
We will then discuss the various treatment options that exist in your local area. We offer a variety of treatment options including inpatient and outpatient treatment options. You can contact us through this website to discover how we can help you begin your recovery today.
Living Life After Rehab
At ADT Healthcare, we ensure you are not alone once you leave our rehab facilities. Our aftercare programme means you will be part of an alumni team, and will have access to resources, events, groups and more support.
Living life after addiction rehab is something most former inpatients worry about after the programme has finished. The team at the private clinic will make sure you have as many coping mechanisms in place as possible. Depending on your choice of programme, you will access to a team who helped you through the residential part of your programme.
Throughout rehab, you will be provided with trigger-preventing strategies, relapse prevention, how to fix broken relationships and nourish new healthy ones. You will also learn how to curb cravings and how to react in stressful situations. Access to 12-step groups and group therapy will also be part of our aftercare programmes.