Drug & Alcohol Rehab in Accrington
Have you recently begun to wonder whether addiction treatment might be necessary? Do you feel as though you are beginning to, or already have lost control of your drug and/or alcohol use?
Addictions can be formed very easily, especially for those who have mental health issues or have experienced traumas throughout their lives.
Here at OK Rehab, we understand addiction. Our drug and alcohol addiction referral service is staffed by people who have personal experience with drug and alcohol addiction, so there is no judgement when you contact us.
If you’re concerned and don’t know where to turn for advice about your substance use, call us now on 0800 326 5559 for a confidential chat.
If you’re considering drug and alcohol addiction treatment, particularly if this is your first time, you probably have lots of concerns and questions about what rehab is all about. Here at OK Rehab, we give you the opportunity to ask us anything about the rehab process, from referral through to discharge and sobriety. We’ve been there and are well placed to answer any questions that you may have.
Becoming familiar with the range of addiction treatments available before you register for rehab is a great way to set your mind at rest.
If you live in Accrington, the good news is that you won’t need to travel far to attend top quality drug and alcohol addiction treatment programmes. We have partner rehab facilities based in and around the Accrington area and we can make recommendations about which type of addiction treatment is right for you and which centres offer these services.
What exactly is an addiction and how do they develop?
Addiction is a disease and is classified as a brain disorder. People can very easily become addicted to substances that offer some form of reward experience, such as a high, even when there are also negative consequences associated with their use. Both drugs and alcohol are highly addictive substances and when used habitually, it’s fairly common for an addiction to be formed.
Even though drugs and alcohol can be used moderately for recreational reasons by many people, when there are underlying driving forces behind their use, for example, to dull mental or physical pain, addiction is more easily formed.
Once your body and mind regularly receive the desired effects of drugs and alcohol, they form a dependence on that sensation.
As the dependence is formed, your body will start to need more and more of your chosen substance(s) in order to achieve the desired result. This is how addictions intensify over time, causing more and more damage to both your mind and body, as they progress.
How do I know that it’s time to consider rehabilitation?
A drug or alcohol addiction can be very difficult to recognise in yourself. In fact, the very nature of addiction causes the user to turn a blind eye to their condition, making it difficult to admit that you have a problem.
The truth is, if you’re considering addiction treatment, in all likelihood, your gut instinct is correct. You can always contact us on 0800 326 5559 to ask our advice about your need for addiction treatment and we’ll be happy to talk you through what to look for.
In the meantime, however, ask yourself if any of the following signs and symptoms apply to you. If they do, the chances are, it’s time to consider rehab:
- Have you noticed an increase in the regularity or quantity of your substance use?
- Have close friends or family members shown concern about your use of drugs or alcohol?
- Do you struggle to get through the day without using or thinking about using drugs or alcohol?
- Are you experiencing, yet ignoring negative side-effects of your substance use?
- Do you feel unwell when you don’t use drugs or alcohol?
If you do identify an addiction, it’s essential that you visit professional rehab in order to recover. For minor addiction problems, outpatient services might be possible, but when you are struggling with a moderate to severe addiction, residential rehab will be recommended. This type of treatment addresses both your physical and psychological substance dependencies.
How can OK Rehab help me to find the right addiction treatment for me in Accrington?
Here at OK Rehab, we can help with your referral and pre-admission to one of our trusted partner rehab facilities. We will take you through a short assessment that will allow us to determine the severity of your addiction and therefore which addiction treatment will be most beneficial to you.
Alongside any pre-existing mental health conditions and your budget, we can then recommend the most suitable treatment centre in Accrington or the surrounding area.
Whether you would prefer to recover close to home or further afield, we can refer you to one of the country’s top professional residential rehab programmes, where you can begin your path to sobriety. Speak to one of our helpful agents on 0800 326 5559 today.
Will I be able to afford to attend a rehab programme?
There is a bit of a stigma surrounding the cost of rehab treatment, with the common idea that this is only affordable to those with celebrity-level incomes. In reality, the cost of rehab can differ vastly, both between different facilities and depending on the length of your treatment programme.
It’s important to understand that, whilst financial investment will be required in order to attend private rehab, the results of achieving recovery cannot be quantified. We can help you to find a treatment centre that suits your budget, with many facilities offering the option to pay through an instalment plan, if necessary.
Another thing to consider is the balance of the price of rehabilitation versus a lifetime of drug and alcohol use. Alongside the cost of prolonged substance use, people with long-term addiction problems often struggle to maintain employment, leading to further financial issues. will incur a cost.
How does drug and alcohol rehab work?
Private residential rehab offers a comprehensive approach to addiction treatment which uses both psychological and physical therapies to address your addiction holistically. Your treatment programme will be tailored to your specific needs by doctors and experienced addiction specialists, giving you the greatest chance of successfully achieving recovery.
Initial treatment is ordinarily a detox programme, which is used to disassociate your body’s physical dependence on drugs and alcohol. Your substance use will be reduced gradually and safely, with constant monitoring by trained medical staff.
Once complete, you will be in a better position to continue your psychological therapy.
Through a range of different psychological therapy sessions, you will learn coping strategies, which can help you to ignore your triggers and develop a relapse prevention plan, which will ready you for your return to a more normal daily life.
Through one to one counselling, you will address the underlying cause of your addiction, allowing you to understand and change your thinking toward drug and alcohol use.
Your treatment plan will be unique but is likely to include cognitive behavioural therapy, group and family therapies, dialectical behaviour therapy and alternative therapy programmes such as art, music and yoga, amongst others.
How long will it take me to recover from a drug or alcohol addiction?
It’s important to understand that addiction recovery requires considerable personal effort, not only to achieve initial recovery through rehab but in order to maintain your sobriety in the long term. Once you are sober, it will be much easier to maintain your recovery, but as addiction is a lifelong condition, it will need to be maintained as such.
Your treatment programme will vary in length depending on your specific needs, however, a standard residential stay is around 28 days. How well you respond to the treatment and your personal motivation, as well as pre-existing conditions, can all influence the length of your stay.
When you complete your recovery, aftercare services will be available to you whenever you need extra guidance or motivation. You will also be encouraged to attend and introduced to abstinence-based groups, such as Alcoholics Anonymous.
Begin your journey to a healthier, sober you today, pick up the phone and speak to our friendly team at OK Rehab.