Drug and Alcohol Rehab in Liverpool
In Liverpool, literally, tens of thousands of people suffer unnecessarily from drug and alcohol addiction. Society has imposed a cruel and heartless stigma upon addiction, and this means those who experience addiction often struggle to admit that they need professional help.
A lot of people in Liverpool believe that if they do not seek out help, their addiction to drugs or alcohol will eventually go away on its own. This belief is unfounded. Why? Because addiction is a progressive disorder. This means that if you do not act, your addiction will not go away on its own. Instead, your addiction will get progressively worse. In the end, your addiction will inflict an untold amount of damage to your physical and mental wellbeing.
If you are committed to getting help, you will soon learn that Liverpool and the wider North-West region is well served by addiction rehab providers. Unfortunately, the number of rehab providers available to you may result in you becoming overwhelmed. The risk of becoming overwhelmed is that you may decide to merely choose to take no action at all. Taking no action will only serve to aggravate your addiction even further since addiction is a progressive disorder.
How may ADT Healthcare help?
When you contact ADT Healthcare, we assist by outlining the benefits of different addiction treatment in Liverpool. Your choices are restricted to either inpatient or outpatient treatment. Inpatient treatment is better known as residential rehab. Outpatient treatment is a broad term that describes a myriad of counsellors, therapies and treatment day centres.
Outpatient treatment is suitable if your addiction is not considered advanced. If you suffer from a chronic addiction to a physically addictive substance such as alcohol, your needs will be better served by a residential rehab clinic in Liverpool.
ADT Healthcare maintains a working relationship with most of Liverpool’s rehab treatment providers. We offer a free telephone assessment to determine which treatments in Liverpool are most suited to your needs. We carry out this assessment when you contact us on 0800 138 0722.
Because ADT Healthcare is a free helpline, you do not have to pay for this service. Many of the treatment options we recommend are statutory services. This means your local council and NHS Trust may pay for your treatment. We may also recommend private rehab clinics in Liverpool. These clinics offer 24/7 care. This is vital for those of you who are likely to require a medically supervised detox.
What is a medically assisted detox?
Before you begin a medically assisted detox programme, you will be assessed by a psychiatrist. The psychiatrist will prescribe you with medication to help treat withdrawal symptoms you will experience during your detox programme.
A medically assisted detox requires 24/7 care. Your medication will be stored in the rehab’s clinical room, and the clinical team will be responsible for dispensing your medication to you each day. This level of care is not available when you undertake a home detox.
Because some withdrawal symptoms are potentially lethal, undergoing a home detox is not advisable. In fact, rehab clinics will advise you to keep drinking alcohol or taking drugs until you are admitted into their care. Doing so ensures you will not begin to suffer from deadly withdrawal symptoms before your detox programme begins.
Whilst a medically supervised detox is an essential service offered by drug and alcohol rehabs in Liverpool, this is not the sole service offered by these clinics. Rehab clinics also offer intensive therapy and counselling services. These services include one-to-one therapy, individual therapy, educational workshops and 12-step fellowship meetings.
What are 12 step meetings and aftercare sessions?
During rehab, you will be introduced to the 12-step framework. This framework forms the basis of local AA and NA meetings taking place in and around Liverpool. These meetings are usually accompanied with aftercare meetings offered at the residential rehab you attended for your detox and rehabilitation programme. Aftercare and NA/AA meetings help to promote long-term recovery and relapse prevention.
All residential rehabs we recommend do not charge extra for aftercare. This commitment to aftercare is a signal that rehab clinics are serious about maintaining your recovery for at least 12-months following the date when you are discharged from their care.
How can I find out more?
To speak to an advisor at ADT Healthcare, contact us today on 0800 138 0722. At ADT Healthcare, we advise on addiction rehabilitation clinics across the Liverpool and Merseyside region. We will be able to offer treatment options that are local to you. ADT Healthcare offers addiction treatment in Liverpool City Centre, Haydock, Huyton, Crosby, and Prescott.