Drug & Alcohol Rehab in Hampshire
Are you living in Hampshire and serious about putting an end to your addiction? Do you want to stop consuming the substance that’s ruining your life, but you just need that extra push to do so? You’ve come to the right place. One of the best places to receive this expert-level of help is our alcohol and drug treatment centres.
Here you will have the opportunity to pick up the skills you need in order to build a new and better life going forward. Our rehab in Hampshire services are among the best in the country – get the help you need today.
Do I Need To Go To Rehab In Hampshire?
When facing the reality of entering drug & alcohol rehab in Hampshire, many people falter and ask if their problem is really that severe. It can be hard to remain objective and admit that you, or someone you love, really do need help. Of course, only you, and perhaps a few close friends and family, can really say how severe the situation has become, but if you are at all unsure there are a few red flags you can look out for. If you notice any of these signs, it’s time to enter rehab:
- Your tolerance for a substance has dramatically increased
- You consume drugs or alcohol on a daily, or near-daily, basis
- Previous attempts to cease or reduce consumption have failed
- You experience withdrawal symptoms when you do cease usage (these can include sweating, aches, pains, and stomach problems)
- Your desire to drink or take drugs has started to affect your day to day responsibilities
If you notice these red flags (or any combination of them), it is time to consider drug & alcohol rehab.
What Are The Goals Of Rehab In Hampshire?
- Goal 1: Omit substance abuse and addiction from daily life in order to live a happy, sober existence
- Goal 2: To focus entirely on a holistic rehabilitation, medication therapy, and a recovery plan
- Goal 3: Prevent relapse during and after treatment with a specifically-tailored aftercare plan
What to Expect From Our Rehab Centres?
For first time inpatients, entering a rehabilitation programme can be incredibly daunting, largely because it is an unknown process. The first thing that you need to understand about drug & alcohol rehabilitation programmes is that there are no locks on the doors; you are free to leave whenever you wish.
Even if you have been court-ordered to attend, you can walk out of the door – of course, you would have to face the consequences. There are no locks because there would be no point in forcing unwilling participation; you have to want to get better in order to get results from rehab.
What is the Rehab Process?
Whether you choose inpatient or outpatient detox (which we will discuss below) there are generally four main stages when it comes to rehab. Each programme must follow these steps as it is the only way to a lasting and effective recovery. These steps include:
Below we have described each stage in greater detail. If you have any questions about any of these stages, do not hesitate to call our admissions team who will be happy to discuss your concerns. The stages include the following:
The assessment usually occurs before you are formally accepted into a rehabilitation programme. This is partly to ensure that you are ready and willing to participate, but also to ensure that the programme you are entering has the resources and facilities to properly help you.
If you have special medical needs, for example, they may need to refer you elsewhere or order in specific equipment, etc.
Detox is the process of allowing your body to clear all traces of a substance from your system in order to achieve sobriety. For those who do not struggle with addiction, this is a short process.
For example, if you stop drinking for two or three days your body will have purged itself and begun healing any damage done. For those fighting addiction. however, it can be more complex as there are often withdrawal symptoms to contend with.
The therapy stage includes a range of treatments and classes to help you build the skills and coping mechanisms you will need. These treatments are all psychotherapy-based and range from CBT to experiential therapy.
Sessions are conducted on a one-to-one basis primarily, with our licenced counsellors and therapists. Group therapy becomes an option after medical detox has been accomplished. This provides a sense of community, support and empathy which is bespoke to a rehab setting.
When you leave rehab you will have access to a range of aftercare services including ongoing group therapy and 12-step meetings to ensure that you stay on the right path.
Each of our patients are entitled to 12 months free aftercare once they leave our facility - meaning you are never alone in your journey.
What Will I Learn From Rehab In Hampshire?
Some of the most important things that people in Hampshire are likely to learn during their stay in rehab would include:
- Stress-coping strategies that eliminate the need for drugs or alcohol
- Relapse prevention and avoiding common pitfalls
- Skills to build a more meaningful and satisfying life away from addiction
- Social interaction to re-build broken relationships, and know when to say no to certain people
- Self-confidence, self-worth and self-awareness
- Certain life-skills such as finance, cooking, and childcare if our facility offers this option.
Inpatient vs. Outpatient Detox
When it comes to inpatient our outpatient detox, there are a variety of reasons – both positive and negative – that need to influence your decision. Outpatient treatment is generally the less popular option, as it increases overall treatment time, has a higher chance of relapse, and can be seen as a ‘half-enthused’ attempt to break free from addiction. Inpatient treatment is generally considered more effective, however, there are some downsides to this exclusive treatment.
To help you better understand the pros and cons of each, we have supplied the comparison table below:
- 24/7 medical care
- Medication that can be prescribed immediately
- Medically-assisted detox
- Access to a variety of therapies
- Nutritional care
- Peer support
- Full use of facilities including gym, spa and leisure areas
- Luxury accommodation
- An individual treatment plan
- Aftercare for life
- Required to live away from home
- Required to take time off work
- A highly structured environment some find intense
- A safe and familiar environment at home
- More affordable
- Less intense with weekly therapy
- Ability to carry on with childcare, work, other commitments
- Risk of life-threatening withdrawal symptoms
- Lack of emergency medical care
- Higher risk of relapse
- Left to your own devices for support and meal planning
- Fewer services on-hand
- Much more limited care
- Requires more dedication and willpower
Tips to Convincing Someone to go to Rehab
Are you struggling with trying to convince someone to go to rehab? You may benefit from the help of an interventionist. Although the decision is the individuals to make alone, there are some things you can try to help coax them into realising rehab is their only option.
These useful tips include:
- Speak to them in a safe, neutral setting where they can neither hide nor run away, but where they won’t get intimidated by small space or many people
- Practice what you are going to say beforehand to ensure you say the right things. Letting your emotions run free when you confront them will only lead to conflict and upset
- Let them speak back to you. Listen with compassion, even if you are not in agreement with what they have to say
- Ensure the subject is sober when you approach them. This is to give them the best chance at understanding what it is you’re trying to get across. It also reduces the risk of sporadic or violent behaviour
- Have a list of multiple treatment options available before approaching them. This is so you can bring something to the table immediately if they do agree to comply with treatment
Types of Therapy for Addiction
There are a variety of therapies you can access during our inpatient and outpatient treatment programmes. These include:
CBT is a method of therapy which uses the dialogue between the patient and their therapist to challenge and change negative thought processes, beliefs and behaviours in a way that improves emotional regulation. By developing healthy coping strategies and productive responses to stressors, CBT helps people fighting addiction to avoid relapse in times of stress.
DBT is a form of cognitive behavioural therapy which combines the traditional concepts of CBT with techniques like mindfulness, acceptance, and distress tolerance. DBT helps patients to accept their feelings as valid, but challenge the destructive behaviours which arise as a result of them.
3. ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy)
ACT is a form of counselling which encourages us to open up to unpleasant feelings and memories in order to accept them and their place in our lives. By doing so, it aims to build sensible and sane reactions to these memories and the feelings they invoke.
Counselling covers a range of activities, but at the most fundamental level, it means the provision of support and advice from a trained, healthcare professional. Unlike psychiatrists and psychologists, a counsellor will give their own opinions as to how you should tackle certain challenges.
5. Experiential Therapy
By using tools and activities like role-playing, music, guided imagery, and creative expression to recreate emotionally charged moments and experiences, experiential therapy allows patients to relive traumatic and upsetting experiences in a safe environment. By processing these feelings, patients can begin to accept them and minimise the pain they cause.
6. Family Therapy
Addiction is hard to deal with, and it affects your loved ones too. Family therapy enables those closest to you to work with you in order to identify challenges that you have to face together, By striving to understand each other’s needs and desires they can strive to provide you with a safe environment while communicating their boundaries and needs, too.
7. Group Therapy
The support of peers, in this case, others fighting addiction, is incredibly helpful. When you have a sober, supportive peer group which can empathise with and understand your experiences relapse is less likely, Furthermore, as group therapy tends to include people at various stages of recovery which means that you can get advice on how to deal with certain milestones and challenges.
8. Fitness Therapy
Fitness therapy is a supplementary therapy which helps people who have engaged in severe substance abuse to improve their physical health and self-esteem while providing a healthy outlet for frustration and stress.
Individual psychotherapy is key to understanding why your addiction took root in the first place, and unwind any trauma that may prevent you from living a sober life in the future.
What to Expect From Family Therapy During Rehab?
Family therapy is incredibly useful for those fighting addiction as well as their families. Addiction can cause, and be fuelled by, family trauma; learning to communicate more effectively and understand each other is key for your continued sobriety, but also allow them to help you build an environment which is conducive to maintaining that sobriety.
Due to the inclusive and thorough nature of private treatment, family therapy encompasses the whole family circle. It means that the individual is not only treated for their addiction, but the whole family benefits from psychiatric intervention and support. This means that investing in a private rehab facility accommodates more than one person, meaning the cost of treatment can be seen as more worthwhile.
Why Choose Medically Assisted Detox?
Medically assisted detox is safer and generally more effective than trying to go it alone. Medically assisted detoxes tend to come with a rehab programme which means that they have a number of associated benefits, including:
- 24/7 support
- Medications prescribed when needed
- Doctors and nurses on hand to alleviate discomfort
- A higher chance of long-term sobriety
- Symptom management
- Treatment for co-occurring disorders
- Emergency intervention if required
How Much Does Treatment Cost?
The cost of rehab can vary depending on the length of time you spend in rehab, but it does cover your tailored detox problem, all treatments and activities, accommodation, and food and drinks. Generally speaking, private programmes start at £5,500 for the first month with a reduced, weekly cost thereafter. NHS rehab programmes will, of course, incur no cost but you may have to wait longer for a bed.
How Long Should Someone Spend In Rehab?
The minimum requirement for most programmes is 28 days, but it can take up to 90 days for those who have struggled with addiction for a long time, especially if you have relapsed in the past. There is no quick fix; rehab continues long after you leave a residential centre, that’s why we offer aftercare options.
What Happens After Rehab In Hampshire?
The most important thing to do after rehab is to stick to your aftercare programme; keep up with your group therapy and 12-step meetings. Other than that, you should try to live a healthy life; exercise, eat well and socialize in a way that supports your new sober lifestyle.
It is important that the individual understands that rehab is not the end of the journey but just the beginning. If the individual leaves this facility but fails to do further work they are likely to either relapse or fall into new self-destructive behaviours.
The work of recovery is never-ending, and it does not matter how long the person has been sober, they will still have more work to do. The aim of recovery is progress and not perfection, but this progress has to be continuous.
It is vital that when people leave rehab, they have some type of aftercare program. One of the best options for this will be the 12 Step programmes. There are many of these to choose from in close proximity to Hampshire.