Drug & Alcohol Rehab in Manchester
Do you or your loved one suffer from drug or alcohol addiction? Are you unsure where to turn? Fortunately, ADT Healthcare offers alcohol detox and rehab in Manchester that are clinically proven to defeat your addiction and ensure your wellbeing is restored to its pre-addiction level. If you are curious to learn more, we encourage you to continue reading.
Why Addiction Arises?
At ADT Healthcare, we help you understand addiction and how you can heal from it. Addiction is essentially experienced by people who are sensitive to discord. They may have difficulty putting up with discord and negative vibrations in their life. With addiction and when you are sensitive to discord, you do not realise that you can control your own thoughts and associated emotions.
You may try to control your thoughts and emotions through trial and error, but you eventually discover substances that creates alignment for you. In other words, the substance helps you soothe emotions and thoughts that cause discord in your life.
Addiction: Unhealthy Relief From Life Problems
Whether addiction causes the release from anxiety and depression or helps you move towards calmness, addiction is always really about relief. This relief is stimulated by addictive activities or substances.
Thus, your motives for being addicted to certain substances begin with good intentions since every person in this life desires alignment and to experience this sensation we call relief. The fact that addiction causes many problems for the sufferer does not discount the fact that addiction is capable of providing relief.
The truth is, we all wish to feel good and to experience calm and relief. The problem with addiction is that it becomes an escape. An addiction soon becomes the only way you believe you are able to achieve alignment and relief in life.
Addiction even tricks your body into thinking this is the case. Whatever type of addiction we treat, our patients are all addicted to the sensation of relief. It doesn’t matter if you are ‘using’ cocaine, porn, exercise, or alcohol. It’s the same addiction no matter what the stimuli that are involved i.e. an addiction to the sensation of relief.
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Do I Need To Go To Rehab?
Admitting that you are struggling with drugs or alcohol is the first important step in recognising that you need help, however for some people rehab might seem like an option that they never thought they would need.
This can make it difficult to understand whether rehab is the right option for you, however, there are self-assessments that you can do to help you to determine whether you need to go to rehab. Consider the following points and whether they apply to you:
- Your health is suffering due to the use of drugs or alcohol
- Personal relationships are suffering such as arguments with family or divorce
- You feel as though you cannot get through the day without using the substance
- Your addiction to drugs or alcohol has become your main priority with other important aspects of your life fading into insignificance
- Your employment or schooling has been negatively affected
- You have lied about your intake of drugs or alcohol
- You have gotten into trouble with the law as a result of your addiction
- There have been times where you have not been able to commit to your responsibilities or have missed out on important events
- You have tried to quit but have not been successful
- Your loved ones are expressing concern that you need help to fight your addiction
If any of these points sound familiar to you, rehab could be a viable option in helping you to break both your physical and psychological dependence on your preferred substance.
Why turn to ADT Healthcare?
At ADT Healthcare, our role as counsellors and therapists in Manchester is to help you create a world around you that leads to natural satisfaction and relief from every day tensions without resorting to drug or alcohol abuse. This new reality will make it easier for you to choose more effective behaviours.
In psychology terminology, this is known as changing and expanding your ‘quality world’ or ‘picture album’. By expanding your quality world, you discover new activities that provide you with relief and happiness from life’s stresses and pains. This gives you the power to defeat your addiction once and for all.
When you attend our residential rehabilitation clinic in Manchester, our therapists work diligently to ensure you rediscover new pleasure centres that do not involve drug or alcohol use. We assist you in uncovering negative beliefs that fuel your addiction and slow down your recovery. Successfully finishing a recovery programme means you will be able to control your emotions without resorting to drug or alcohol use.
What To Expect During Rehab In Manchester?
When checking into a drug and alcohol rehab centre in Manchester. you may feel overwhelmed and anxious but knowing what to expect can help to ease these feelings.
Each member of the staff at the rehab facility will treat you with understanding and respect as you go through your treatment. The first part of your journey will be a detox that will enable your body to rid itself of all traces of the substance, effectively breaking your physical dependence. During this time, you will be medically monitored continually to ensure you remain healthy.
If you decide to opt for rehab therapy, you will benefit from a wide range of therapies that are designed to help you break your psychological dependence as well as helping you to understand and manage your addiction in the future.
Inpatient Rehab: The Advantages
There are a variety of benefits to taking part in an inpatient rehab program, one of the most notable being that you will always have access to medical care and support. This can make going through withdrawal much more bearable through the use of medications as well as making this much safer.
You will also be in a safe and comfortable environment that will allow you to focus solely on your recovery. When trying to recover from addiction at home, you will be confronted with many distractions such as family commitments and work. When these are taken away you are more easily able to concentrate on getting better.
Whilst staying in a residential rehab centre you will not have the temptation of using again since there will be no drugs or alcohol available to you. For this reason, patients who stay in an inpatient facility have a much greater chance of success.
What’s more, patients staying at a rehab centre are offered structure and routine which can be extremely useful in rebuilding your life and regaining control over your day to day activities.
What Are My Rehab Options?
Addiction is a complex illness and so it is not surprising that the treatment options also have a degree of complexity. When opting to take part in rehab, you have a variety of options that will vary depending on the severity of your addiction as well as your personal circumstances.
Inpatient programs require you to remain at the facility for the duration of your treatment and are highly beneficial in recovering and staying 'clean.'
Most inpatient treatments are offering by private clinics with the NHS only offering short 7-10 day programs. When taking part in this type of program, you will go through four phases - assessment, detox, rehab therapy, and aftercare.
Outpatient programs are usually offered through the NHS and will allow you to remain at home whilst you recover. Your doctor will likely see you every day at the start of your treatment and will provide you with any necessary medication to help you through detox.
In addition to this, you will be able to find community groups and support as well as accessing one to one counselling and therapy.
Detox is a way of breaking the physical addiction to drugs or alcohol and many drug and alcohol rehab centres in Manchester will be happy to help you through this process.
However, whilst detox can be taken as a standalone treatment, it is important to remember that it will not cure your psychological dependence on the substance which means that patients who only go through a detox may be more likely to relapse.
Rehab therapy offers a variety of therapies that are aimed at helping you to understand how and why you developed an addiction and can also help you to learn coping strategies for the future.
What Is The Rehab Process?
When you attend rehab, there is a particular process, made up of four phases that you will go through to take you from addiction to recovery. The first phase is an assessment where you will meet with your care team who will make a physical and psychological examination of you to determine the right treatment plan.
During this time, you will be asked questions relating to your addiction including any family history of addiction, this will allow your care team a greater understanding of the problems you are facing. Your doctor will prescribe any medication that they think will be necessary during your treatment, especially those which will help you through detox.
The second phase of rehab involved going through a period of detox which is a process that allows your body to get rid of any toxins left behind by the drugs or alcohol and will reset your tolerance levels, therefore breaking your physical addiction to the substance.
After, detox, you will enter phase three which is rehab therapy where you will be offered a variety of therapies that aim to tackle any emotional or psychological dependency on the substance. This will help you to gain a better understanding of how your addiction developed and will, therefore, allow you to develop techniques to manage your emotions and prevent further drug or alcohol use in the future.
Finally, you will be released from the centre and able to go home but you will be offered ongoing aftercare services as a way of ensuring your continued recovery. This may be made up from community support groups, one on one counselling and medical check-ups amongst other things.
What Type Of Therapy Can I Access In Rehab?
Throughout your rehab therapy, you will offer a variety of treatments, each of which works to tackle your addiction in a different way. Let’s look at some of the treatments you can expect to access when taking advantage of a drug and alcohol rehab in Manchester.
- ACT or acceptance and commitment therapy is a form of therapy that aims to get patients to be more open to their negative feelings and accept them, therefore being able to develop appropriate reactions to them
- Art therapy is offered as a way of allowing patients to express themselves through art, which can be extremely therapeutic
- Cognitive behavioural therapy or CBT is a common form of therapy which is designed to allow patients to explore their negative thought patterns and challenge them as a way of changing their behaviour when confronted with these thoughts
- Dialectical behaviour therapy or DBT is a form of CBT but takes a different approach, being more mindful it includes distress tolerance and certain techniques derived from Buddhist practices
- Counselling is a talking therapy where patients are able to freely discuss their emotions and feelings in a safe environment with a trained practitioner who is able to offer useful advice
- Family therapy involves the loved ones of the addicted person and allows all parties to gain a deeper understanding of how they each feel, working towards tackling the addiction as a united front
- Group therapy is a useful tool in which you will explore your problems and feelings with a group of people who are experiencing something similar enabling you to share ideas and offer mutual support
Can My Family Visit Me During Rehab?
You may feel isolated when entering rehab despite having a lot of people around you, there is nothing more comforting than being in the bosom of your family. For this reason, many drug and alcohol rehab facilities in Manchester offer visitation for family. However, there are certain rules which are encouraged were visiting is concerned.
Family are encouraged to visit as frequently as is possible but are asked not to bring up the patient’s past, as this can be detrimental to their recovery. However, it is important that visiting family members provide encouragement and praise for how far the patient has come and it is encouraged for family to form relationships with the staff too.
Whilst many facilities offer family visits this is usually discouraged whilst the patient is in the earlier stages of rehab since this may be a distraction from their recovery. Once the patient has reached a certain point and is believed to be ready for family interactions, these will be allowed and in time external outings may be allowed with pre-approved persons.
Understanding Alcohol Withdrawal Symptoms
Many people who struggle with addiction are fearful of detox because of withdrawal symptoms and whilst these can be painful and disturbing, understanding them may help to alleviate some of the fear of facing them. Most importantly, it is vital to keep in mind that these withdrawal symptoms can often be managed through the use of medications prescribed by your doctor, making them more bearable.
When you stop taking a substance, you will go through withdrawal since your body has gotten used to its presence, and the chemical balance of the brain shifts as a result of this as well as altering the way your nerves work. Without the substance, your body needs to return to normal and this is what causes the physical symptoms associated with withdrawal. In addition to this, patients may also experience psychological withdrawal as they will have also become emotionally dependant on the substance.
Depending on the severity of your addiction, your symptoms may range from relatively mild to very severe, some of the most common symptoms are as follows:
- Gastrointestinal problems
- Trouble sleeping
- Anxiety and depression
How Long Does Rehab In Manchester Last?
The most common length of rehab in Manchester is a standard six-week program but this can be altered depending on your personal circumstances and the severity of your addiction. It is never recommended to spend less than 2 weeks on a residential rehab program and this is only ever offered in rare circumstances.
It is thought that patients who take part in at least 28 days of rehab are much more likely to be successful and relapse rates are drastically reduced.
What Does Rehab Cost?
With the NHS only offering limited rehab options, most people will be required to attend a private clinic and of course, this will cost. The average amount that it costs to attend a four-week rehab program in the UK is around £4000, but there are great variations on this depending on the particular centre and what is included in their standard fee.
Your health is worth it and the below may help to understand what is covered by the fees:
- Meals and food preparation
- Building maintenance
- Staffing costs – doctors, therapists, nurses
- Government regulation costs
- Insurance costs
Post-Rehab Care in Manchester?
Addiction is not a disease that is considered to ever be ‘cured’ it is managed and maintained over time and for this reason, it is important that after rehab, you are still able to access additional support.
There are a variety of ongoing treatments that will be offered once your stay in rehab is complete and these can help you to continue your healthy new lifestyle.
- Therapy and counselling will continue as a way to allow you to talk through any distressing emotions with your therapist as well as uncovering ways in which you may be able to deal with these and not use substances
- Medical consultations are vital in making sure that you remain healthy in both a physical and emotional sense. Not only this, but these check-ups will ensure that you are held accountable for your behaviour
- 12 step programs run all over the country and were made popular by Alcoholics Anonymous but are widely used to treat various addictions. These programs are of the belief that the addicted person will admit that they are powerless and need to rely on higher powers to succeed. Whilst this may appear to be highly spiritual, there are options to tailor a specific approach to the program depending on the personal beliefs of the patient
- Support groups will give you the chance to meet with other people who have been through something similar to you and often cater to particular groups of people. For example, you might join an LGBTQ+ group for people recovering from addiction or perhaps one created for people of the same faith as you
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