Drug and Alcohol Rehab in Southend-on-Sea
Across the United Kingdom, alcohol and drug addiction are rife. Some believe addiction has decreased over the last decade because there has been a fall in the number of people using drugs and alcohol on a casual basis. Whilst there has been a reduction in ‘social’ drug and alcohol users, there has been a corresponding increasing in the number of people who’ve developed an addiction to these substances. The good news is that, if you live in or around Southend-on-Sea, you can access effective addiction treatment by contacting ADT Healthcare today on 0800 088 66 86.
Unfortunately, addiction affects all walks of life. Addiction does not discriminate on grounds of age, sex, race, economic status or education level. Some people erroneously believe that addiction only affects those on the lower social and economic ladder. This is far from the truth. In fact, studies reveal you are more likely to abuse alcohol if you are well educated and if you are a higher earner. Unfortunately, many people who are middle or upper class may be more likely to experience denial about their addiction. This is particularly dangerous given that addiction is a progressive disorder. Put simply, if you ignore your addiction, you will only ensure your situation will get worse and worse as time goes by.
Getting over denial
One way to get over denial is to examine the impact your addiction is having on your life. If your addiction is damaging your professional life, your social life and your health, chances are that you are suffering from an addiction. Another sign that you could be suffering from an addiction is that you consciously wish to give up alcohol or drugs but you just don’t seem to be able to do so. Perhaps this is due to unconscious cravings for alcohol or drugs. If this is the case, you are more than likely suffering from the disease of addiction.
When you contact ADT Healthcare, we carry out a thorough assessment over the telephone. We apply a formula to help us determine the existence and extent of your addiction. The information you supply in this assessment forms the bedrock that helps us to match your needs to individual treatment centres in Southend-on-Sea and the wider Essex area.
ADT Healthcare also offers a free intervention service. This is when we assist in convincing your loved one that professional addiction treatment is indeed the way forward. Intervention is usually a measure of last resort. Intervention is also a free service, although many of the treatments we recommend will be fee paying. We believe with our assistance, you or your loved one will soon be placed into a treatment centre in Southend-on-Sea that’s best suited to meeting your needs.
About addiction treatment in Southend-on-Sea
Addiction treatment in Southend-on-Sea is easily accessible thanks to state-of-the-art facilities in the area. The most effective form of addiction treatment in the area is known as residential rehabilitation. This form of treatment is also known as ‘inpatient’ treatment. ADT Healthcare is on hand to help you select the most suitable rehab facility in Southend-on-Sea that matches your particular needs.
Once we’ve made these recommendations, we then carry out the pre-admission assessment on your behalf. We then ensure you access treatment in Southend-on-Sea quickly and without delay. When you book rehab through ADT Healthcare, you do not need to obtain a GP’s referral. This means the fact that you attended a private rehab centre is not represented on your official medical records that may be accessed by your employer or future employer at a later date, for instance for insurance purposes.
Detox and therapy
During your rehab programme, you will begin by being assessed by a psychiatrist or prescribing doctor. This professional will conduct a full physical and psychiatric assessment. This assessment allows the doctor to formulate an effective detox programme which reflects the severity of withdrawal symptoms you are likely to face. You will be given a range of medications to help to reduce these withdrawal symptoms. This means you avoid suffering from a seizure, cardiac arrest or hallucinations during your detox programme.
The detox programme typically takes around 10-14 days to complete. Whilst you detox, you will not be incapacitated. Your mind will be relatively clear and you will begin to build up your energy quickly. This means you will begin to attend therapy sessions concurrently whilst you detox. Therapy sessions are intensive, and run throughout the day. You will begin therapy sessions at around 10am and complete therapy late in the afternoon. You will repeat this cycle each day whilst you reside in the rehab centre.
Therapy sessions eliminate the psychological trauma that fuels addiction. This trauma reduction means you will no longer suffer from acute levels of anxiety and depression. Therapy thus eliminates the key psychological ‘triggers’ of drug and alcohol addiction. Alongside therapy sessions, you will also attend workshops. You will also benefit from complementary therapies such as reiki, art therapy, music therapy and reflexology. Finally, you will also be given the opportunity to learn about the 12-step cycle. This cycle is utilised by popular support groups such as Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous. These groups will typically feature in your relapse prevention plan that’s formulated towards the conclusion of your rehab programme.
Contact ADT Healthcare today
To locate rehab clinics in Southend-on-Sea, contact ADT Healthcare today on 0800 088 66 86. We assess your suitability and eligibility for a range of treatments in Southend-on-Sea. This includes inpatient, outpatient and home-detox programmes. The type of treatment we recommend will reflect the nature and severity of your addiction.
If you choose to undergo residential rehab treatment, you will typically stay in a rehab centre between 2 to 6 weeks. The telephone assessment we offer for free will help us to advise a suitable duration for your rehab programme. When you contact ADT Healthcare, a qualified and highly knowledgeable counsellor will apply the assessment and then explain your various treatment options in detail. The information you share with ADT Healthcare is held in the strictest of confidence.