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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.

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.

What is addiction detox?

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.

What is inpatient addiction rehab?

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 are 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.

Undergoing a detox without rehab

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.

What are the advantages of inpatient addiction rehab?

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

What is outpatient addiction rehab?

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.

What are the advantages of outpatient addiction 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

What is the cost of going to rehab in the United Kingdom?

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 may I access addiction rehab near me?

When you have decided that going to rehab is the best possible solution for your addiction, get in touch with ADT Healthcare. You can contact us on 0800 088 66 86. 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.

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