Alcohol Rehab Treatment
In many social circles, alcohol is one of the widely accepted substances. However, it is classified as a depressant that can lead to a lot of healthy and mental complications.
Alcohol use is known to cause unsteady movement, poor risk assessment, slurred speech, and disturbed perceptions. These are some of the factors that combine and make alcohol fall under the class of the widely abused substances.
These cases have led to alcohol addiction, dependency, and even alcoholism, which are all conditions that make the user experience an uncontrollable urge to consume alcohol.
As someone who is dependent or abusing alcohol, you relinquish control over your drinking habits and you experience a psychological and physical dependence on alcohol, which has been commonly known to take over your life.
Fortunately, at ADT Healthcare we specialise in pointing you in the right direction towards reliable and specialist alcohol rehab centers that you can visit and benefit from to overcome this condition.
If you are concerned about your own alcohol consumption or that of someone you love, call us today on 0800 088 66 86 for a free assessment and advice on your drinking habits.
How Does Private Alcohol Rehab Treatment Work?
If you suffer from alcoholism, by far the safest and most effective form of treatment is known as an alcohol rehab. During an alcohol rehab program, you will benefit from constant medical attention.
This is important because undergoing an ‘alcohol detox’ is potentially deadly due to the onset of ‘withdrawal symptoms’. These withdrawal symptoms are safely managed when you attend a regulated rehab clinic because you will be given medications specifically designed to do so.
ADT Healthcare is a free helpline that helps you locate a suitable rehab clinic in your local area. Our partner rehab clinics consist of private enterprises as well as NHS and council-funded facilities.
Although we may be able to assist you in seeking out publically funded rehab, the vast majority of callers seeking out our help will self-fund their treatment through a private rehab clinic. In recent years, public funding for rehab has largely dried up due to aggressive Government budget cuts.
Even if you are successful in applying to a publically-funded rehab clinic, you must generally wait many months or even years until funding is granted. In contrast, you can typically gain entry into a private rehab clinic within 24 or even 12 hours after making the first contact with the clinic’s admission team.
The cost of attending a private alcohol rehab clinic is surprisingly affordable. For a typically 7-day alcohol detox program, you should expect to pay no more than £1500-2000. Furthermore, many rehab clinics we work with also accept payment via a medical insurance policy.
All private alcohol rehab clinics we recommend within the United Kingdom are regulated by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). ADT Healthcare reviews individual clinics’ bi-annual CQC report to ensure we only recommend rehab clinics that meet the highest possible quality standards.
Many of the clinics we recommend also have in place ISO accreditations. We also insist clinics are transparent about past client success rates.
Whilst many people will not satisfy funding criteria, it may nevertheless be worth submitting an application to your local authority just in case such funding is forthcoming. If you wish to do so, ADT Healthcare will assist you in making this application.
We will tell you where to apply for this funding and we will also help you in answering specific application questions. This free advice we offer will greatly increase your odds of getting funding.
To access funding for alcohol rehab, your first port of call will be to contact your local GP. You will then need to lodge application paperwork with your local council who administers funding for local publically funded rehab clinics.
Treatment Options For Alcoholism
Below is a list of alcohol rehabilitation treatments and therapies that are available for you today. Upon your pre-assessment phone call, we will discuss your lifestyle and background and will tailor your treatment program to what will benefit you the most.
The programs, which have been scientifically trialed and proven to help aid in alcohol addiction recovery, include:
CBT helps teach an addict to recognize situation that will tempt them to drink and avoid these situations. It also helps addicts cope with behaviours that lead to alcohol use.
Key Stages To Alcohol Rehabilitation
The journey to recovery, sobriety, and back to the healthy life you deserve is long, but with the correct support and treatment, it is fully attainable and possible for you to achieve.
Alcohol rehabilitation centers offer confidential treatment. You don’t have to worry about your condition being exposed to strangers. These centers also provide a comfortable environment free from things that trigger the urge to drink.
Treatment duration will also vary depending on your needs and level of addiction. You will undergo a mental health assessment and medication examination as well as go through the different stages of alcohol rehab.
The key stages of alcohol rehabilitation we will support you or a loved one with include:
This is a crucial stage in the alcoholism recovery process that helps cope with withdrawal symptoms. Detoxification entails eliminating alcohol from your entire body and requires professional assistance. We recommend completing this step at one of our specialized alcohol rehab facilities.
All rehab clinics in residential settings will begin with a structured and clinically monitored alcohol detoxification. During this period, the control and reduction of alcohol withdrawal symptoms are paramount. You will be given medication that’s proven to reduce withdrawal symptoms to a safe level.
An alcohol detox program will require around seven-to-ten days to complete. The exact duration of an alcohol detox program will depend on the severity of your alcoholism and other personal characteristics such as your height, weight, age and general state of physical and mental health.
Throughout the rehabilitation process, you will go through different therapies as well as treatments to help reduce alcohol cravings and returning to old habits. Rehab mainly consists of either inpatient or outpatient treatment, depending on your individual needs.
When you attend a private or publically funded rehab clinic, the goal of treatment will be to abstain from drinking alcohol for the rest of your life. If you suffer from alcoholism and you successfully attain your recovery goals, the vast majority of experts agree that it is simply too risky to return to ‘social drinking’.
When you attend a rehab clinic, you will be given the toolkit to assist you to attain your long term abstinence goal.
Another important component of rehab is therapy. Therapy consists of one-to-one therapy and group sessions. During therapy, techniques such as CBT and psychotherapy will be employed by counsellors and therapists.
These therapies help to address the mental triggers that enable the development of alcoholism, and these therapies can then be applied when easing back into everyday life once you have completed the rehabilitation program: aftercare.
Under this stage, you will begin to slowly fit into day to day activities. This stage is fruitful if you join support groups and learn from others in a recovery center. Aftercare is vital and at ADT Healthcare we are committed to helping and supporting you long after you leave our facilities or programs.
When To Seek Help For Alcohol Misuse
If yourself or a loved one is experiencing any of the signs listed above, it is time to seek the necessary help that you deserve.
To ease your own mind, here is a condensed list of symptoms to look out for which will indicate whether your use of alcohol is affecting your life for the worst. If you are familiar with one or more of the following symptoms, it is essential that you call us today to receive advice and support:
- Frequent and uncontrolled alcohol consumption
- Poor performance at work and learning institutions
- Neglecting responsibilities
- Unruly acts of violence
- The continuous shift in moods
- Lack of interest in favourite hobbies
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Call us now on 0800 088 66 86 for a free assessment. Our services are tailored entirely to your individual situation on needs. Learn more about the services we offer and start your new life today.
Behavioural Symptoms of Alcohol Misuse
Alcoholism and alcohol dependency is not centered on the volume of alcohol one consumes: rather it is based on a person’s constant need for the substance. A dependency leaves someone feeling like they need a substance, much in the way that others need food or water to function properly during their daily lives.
There are many different tell-tale signs that might suggest someone has a problem with alcohol but the constant longing for a drink is often the first and most important.
Below, we have listed common warning signs which may indicate whether a person may be reliant on, abusing, or addicted to alcohol:
- Drinking more or for a longer period than originally intended
- Failed attempts at cutting back or abstaining
- Regularly being hungover, vomiting, or drinking despite health signs
- The desire for alcohol overrides everything else
- School, work or familial problems as a result of alcohol consumption
- Ignoring pleas from friends or family to cut back
- Having no motivation to continue with activities or commitments that were once important
- Exposing yourself to situations (while drinking, drunk, or hungover)that increases risk of injury or death
- Continued consumption of alcohol despite it knowingly causing anxiety, depression or blackouts
- Increased tolerance to alcohol (needing more to get drunk)
- Withdrawal symptoms once the ‘alcohol buzz’ has diminished – insomnia, ‘the shakes’, restlessness, dizziness, increased sweating/ heart rate
Emotional Signs of Alcohol Misuse
Alcohol addiction and abuse is a destructive condition that affects people from all walks of life. The effects are often physically obvious, but it is important to remember that alcohol consumption can affect everyone mentally and emotionally.
There are symptoms that you should be wary of when going through such a troubling emotional path. These include:
- Anxiety: If you have been suffering from an anxiety disorder, alcohol use can worsen your condition. In fact, excessive use of alcohol is known to cause anxiety, a condition likely to affect your everyday undertakings.
- Depression: Many people use alcohol as a way to calm their emotions or nervous system. However, excessive use of alcohol can result in depression or worsen this condition.
- Bad temper: Fatigue, headache, and nausea are common symptoms of excessive drinking. You will also wake up feeling down or irritable. Factors that may make it hard for you to drink can make you become ill-tempered.
- Social withdrawal: If you abuse alcohol, there is a likelihood of drinking in isolation and end up losing interest in things that bring people together. Such behaviours will also affect those around you and even ruin relationships.
Recognizing that you have a dependency before it completely controls your life is the best thing that you can do for both your physical and mental wellbeing.
If you are worried that you or anyone that you are close to is suffering from alcohol addiction or dependency, do not hesitate in seeking help by calling us today on 0800 088 66 86.
Risks Of Untreated Alcohol Abuse
Excessive alcohol use can lead to many health complications, especially if the condition is not treated. Some of the health complications you are likely to suffer from include:
- Heart disease and high blood pressure
- Stomach inflammation and ulcers
- Digestive tract and breast cancer
- Bone loss
- Liver diseases such as alcoholic cirrhosis and hepatitis
- Cognitive problems
- Suppressed immune system
The Benefits of Residential Treatment
Many people applying for publically funded rehab will be left disappointed. If your application for funding is rejected, you must then consider other forms of funding. Over 90% of people seeking the services of an alcohol rehab clinic must fund their treatment themselves.
Treatment for alcoholism at a residential facility however has been proven to be the best and most successful option in terms of recovery. The network of support, alongside the medical expertise and specialized emotional therapies offered during inpatient programs, accumulate into the best package to assist you in your recovery.
Below, we outline some of the advantages of choosing to pay for rehab privately:
- You gain access to a greater number of rehab clinics to select from within your local area
- You may attend a rehab clinic that offers catering and ensuite bedrooms
- The admissions process is substantially speeded up – by paying for treatment privately, you may literally expect a ‘same day’ service in terms of getting into a rehab clinic
- You will generally gain superior treatment options, including holistic therapies and a variety of cognitive and behavioural treatments not available at publically funded rehab clinics
- A higher degree of confidentiality – there is no requirement for GP involvement, so the fact you attended a rehab clinic will not appear on your medical records
- A better ratio of staff to clients
- Flexible family visiting times and the ability to use your mobile phone, tablet or laptop whilst you stay within a private rehab clinic
- All treatment will take place in one single location. When you attend a publically-funded treatment provider, you will typically receive treatment many different locations which may be inconvenient to many
- Environmental intervention and keeps patients away from temptations to abuse alcohol
- A community-based treatment option that reduces relapses and increases the rehab success rate
- Opportunity to get and enjoy both dual diagnosis and medical needs
- A mode of treatment that advocates for change and promotes consistency
- Patients learn how to handle stressful situations embracing better approaches and the hope of succeeding in their endeavors
A good residential rehabilitation center successfully offers a wide variety of services. These services include; detoxification, medication-assisted treatment, group therapy, individual therapy, and 12-step work.
Opening yourself up to help and treatment for alcohol use can lead you to a happier and healthier future by deterring you from a life of negativity, stress, health risks, and also crime.
Research has found that admitting offenders with a history of alcohol and drug use to treatment centres as opposed to prison is economical and more beneficial to society. Drug treatment is not as costly as incarcerating such an individual. It is also a humanitarian choice and helps cut expensive crime rates.
Alcohol abuse and addiction is a serious condition and at ADT Healthcare we are committed to assisting you on every step of your journey. This is why we offer an exclusive aftercare support program for up to one year after your rehabilitation period.
When you are discharged from a rehab clinic, you will continue to attend therapy sessions on an outpatient basis. Many of these aftercare sessions take place on a weekend. This means aftercare sessions will not conflict with your working week.
During aftercare sessions, you will receive many of the same therapies you undertook during residential treatment. However, the vast majority of aftercare sessions take place in a group rather than one-to-one settings.
These alcohol rehab aftercare services will help you avoid setbacks. You can also be part of the local community and join support groups like Alcoholics Anonymous that will help you stay sober. Attending regular meetings will leave you motivated to stay healthy and sober.
Calling a free and confidential helpline such as ADT Healthcare can help you to better understand the effects of alcohol dependency and offers professional advice on finding local rehabs and counselling.
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Call us now on 0800 088 66 86 for a free assessment and start your recovery today. We offer confidential and immediate support, followed by expert advice suited to your individual requirements.