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    Drug & Alcohol Rehab in Brighton

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    Whether or not we like to admit it, alcohol and drugs are a huge part of life in modern Britain, particularly where nightlife is concerned.

    For example, here in Brighton, we are seen as one of the premier nightlife destinations of the UK, with punters coming from all over the world to sample the atmosphere.

    Type of family with parental drug and alcohol issues Brighton and Hove England
    Parent living with children 13% 18%
    Other child contact – living with children 2% 6%
    Parent not living with children 23% 30%
    Not a parent and not in contact with children 62% 46%

    On the surface, this culture of drinking and casual drug use may seem vibrant and somewhat alluring, but as many people know, there is a much darker side to alcohol and drug use, with hundreds of thousands of people across the country falling into addiction.

    If you find that your drug and/or alcohol use has caused noticeable damage to your personal relationships, your love life, your career, or your physical or mental health, it is likely that you have developed an addiction.

    If this is the case, then the best possible thing you can do is to go to rehab.

    At rehab, you will have access to the highest levels of professional care, for every part of the recovery process.

    There is no other way of getting all of that treatment at the same time, in the same location. This is one of the reasons why the success rate of rehab is so high compared to other treatments.

    At OK Rehab, we have the ability to refer you to a rehab centre that will work for you and to get you in there as soon as possible. We only refer to private rehab facilities, which means that there will be a financial cost involved in your treatment.

    By the same token, attending rehab privately means that you will not have to be on any kind of waiting list, and will be able to start your treatment swiftly.

    You can call us on 0800 326 5559 if you are ready to speak to one of our advisors and start the referral process for drug and alcohol rehab in Brighton.

    We know this is a big step to take, so perhaps you would like to read the information below before calling, in order to give you a better understanding of what we do.

    OK Rehab – How We Can Help

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    Here at OK Rehab, our main purpose is simple – to get those who need help with drug and alcohol addiction into an appropriate rehab facility, as soon as possible.

    We are experts in rehab and recovery, with a detailed knowledge of the various different rehab facilities within the Brighton area.

    This means that we are able to pick out a facility that is absolutely the right fit for you and your needs around recovery.

    We will also be able to provide free advice on rehab and give informed answers to any questions or concerns that you may have, such as how you might afford rehab, or who will take care of your dependents while you are away receiving treatment.

    You can call us on 0800 326 5559 if you are ready to speak to one of our advisors and start the referral process for drug and alcohol rehab in Brighton.

    How Realistic is Recovery from Drug and Alcohol Addiction in Brighton?

    That all depends on you. Recovery from substance abuse is absolutely possible, but it requires a sincere, earnest commitment on your part.

    In the beginning, this might require a fair bit of humility. Most importantly, you will need to accept the fact that you have a substance addiction, and that your life has become unmanageable because of it.

    This can be quite difficult for some to accept themselves, and especially to acknowledge to others.

    However, this is the first, and most necessary step towards recovery from drug and alcohol addiction.

    You should be aware going in that recovery will not be easy – far from it.

    You will be forced to examine your own behaviour and actions, as well as being challenged by others. You may need to delve into some underlying issues that you have been avoiding, and that may be at the heart of your addiction.

    Rehab provides all of the support and security necessary to give you the best chances of success.

    What Happens at Drug and Alcohol Rehab in Brighton?

    At rehab, you will be guided through this process by a series of trained professionals.

    Once you leave rehab, you will need to continue to fight your addiction in a proactive manner, rather than just assuming that you are ‘cured’.

    In terms of addiction, a ‘cure’ does not exist, but this does not mean that you cannot remain in recovery for the rest of your life.

    Drug and Alcohol Rehab in Brighton – is it Worth it?

    Although the process of rehab and recovery will be challenging and perhaps draining, the reward is a life free from the abject misery of substance abuse. It is a price worth paying.

    You can call us on 0800 326 5559 if you are ready to speak to one of our advisors and start the referral process for drug and alcohol rehab in Brighton.

    Drug and Alcohol Rehab in Brighton: Step-by-Step

    Two people hugging after drug and addiction rehab in Brighton

    It may be that you are considering the idea of going to rehab for help with drug and alcohol addiction, but you still have very little knowledge about what the process actually involves.

    Below, we have laid out an approximate timeline of the process, from the moment you call us up to the day you walk out of rehab and into your new life.

    Hopefully, after reading the information below, you will have a much clearer idea of what is involved. If you still have more questions, please call us on 0800 326 5559 to speak with a trained advisor, who will be happy to help.

    1. Assessment

    The first step of the process is to call us whenever you are ready. From there, we will be able to start your personal assessment, in which we will ask a series of questions about how addiction has affected you up until this point.

    The purpose of this is to get a clearer picture of you as a human being, and your current life circumstances. This will mean that we are able to make an informed decision on which rehab facility to refer you to.

    Some of the questions we ask you may be perceived as being quite personal, and we do understand that you may be hesitant to discuss drug and alcohol addiction with a stranger.

    We will not pass on your information to any third party without your express consent, and we are bound by all applicable data regulations of the United Kingdom. We treat your call with the strictest of confidence.

    2. Admission

    Once we have identified the right facility and talked you through the practicalities, we can get you into a drug or alcohol rehab within a matter of days.

    As we only refer to private facilities, there will be no need to wait on a waiting list, meaning that you can get the treatment that you need as soon as possible.

    This is an important factor in the success of recovery treatment – the sooner you can get help, the better.

    When you arrive, you will be welcomed and shown around by a member of staff and have a chance to settle into the facility, before moving on to the first stage of rehab – ridding your body of any remaining toxins and getting into sobriety.

    3. Detox

    Detox at drug and alcohol rehab in Brighton

    Detox is a key step of rehab, as you might expect. At rehab, you will have the ability to undergo detox in a proper manner, with full medical supervision every step of the way. The medical professionals at the centre are there to help you through the challenges of withdrawal.

    These can be mental, physical or both. Physical symptoms of withdrawal may include profuse shaking and/or sweating, muscle pain, chronic headaches, and general nausea.

    On the psychological side of withdrawal, you may experience irritability, anxiety, sleeplessness, low energy, or any combination of the above.

    The nurses will be able to help you through these symptoms without damaging your chances of recovery.

    Although the process of detox is very challenging for many, it is absolutely necessary for anyone who is still using it. Please note that you do not have to detox or reduce your substance intake before arriving at rehab – in fact, we very strongly advise against doing so.

    Many people who try to detox by themselves end up suffering seizures or even death – it is extremely dangerous, and you should not attempt to do it.

    Detox is a delicate process that you should leave to the professionals. If you have an alcohol addiction, it is likely that you will be urged to reduce your alcohol intake gradually over time.

    The whole process can take up to 10 days.

    4. Therapy

    Two people in therapy at rehab

    Going through detox successfully means that you will have a clear, focused mind, and will be able to engage in the most valuable part of your stay at rehab – your therapy sessions. Your therapy plan will be set out ahead of time, in the form of a personalised treatment plan.

    This will differ slightly for each service user, depending on a number of factors, including the severity of your addiction, and your other personal characteristics and needs.

    Your plan will undoubtedly include some kind of regular group therapy, as well as individual counselling. It is also likely to include some combination of dialectal behavioural therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy, motivational therapy, art therapy, and others.

    The goal of therapy at rehab is to give you a better understanding of your condition of addiction and to deal with the psychological or emotional issues lying underneath it.

    You will also be trained and educated on things like stress management, in order to give you the tools that you need to fight cravings or other challenging episodes that crop up.

    Other organisations that offer free drug and alcohol support in Brighton

    Below is a list of other organisations that offer free support for drug and alcohol addiction in and around Brighton:

    1. Oasis Project

    Address: 11 Richmond Pl, Brighton BN2 9NA

    Telephone: 01273 604246

    Website: https://www.oasisproject.org.uk/

    2. C G L | Brighton and Hove Recovery Service

    Address: Richmond House, Richmond Rd, Brighton BN2 3FT

    Telephone: 01273 731900

    Website: https://www.changegrowlive.org/brighton-hove-recovery-service/info

    3. St Thomas Fund Residential Rehabilitation Service

    Address: 58 Cromwell Rd, Hove BN3 3ES

    Telephone: 01273 823762

    Website: https://www.changegrowlive.org/st-thomas-fund-east-sussex/info

    You can also call a helpline, such as Mind UKYoungMindsRethink Mental IllnessSamaritans and PapyrusSMART Recovery or find an Alcoholics Anonymous in Brighton, Narcotics Anonymous or Cocaine Anonymous that’s near to you.

    The NHS are also there to provide you with guidance.

    Relapse prevention after rehab

    A woman jogging as part of rehab aftercare

    As you approach the end of your stay at rehab, you will find that you have come a very long way. After going through detox, becoming sober, and going through extensive therapy, you may feel like a completely different person than you did when you arrived.

    As great as it is to acknowledge your healthy progress, it is important to stay focused on your ongoing recovery – particularly as pertains to staying in recovery once you leave rehab.

    Fighting addiction is a lifelong challenge, and staying in recovery and sobriety will require proactive participation from you.

    This is the thinking behind one of the most important activities that you will do at rehab – putting together your relapse prevention plan.

    With the aid of a rehab professional, you will put together a concrete plan for maximising your chances of staying sober once you leave the controlled environment of rehab and go back into the wider world.

    This may include staying away from a particular social circle if they are still using, for example. It will also likely include recommendations for attending some kind of ongoing group therapy, such as Alcoholics Anonymous.

    It need not necessarily be a 12-step programme, but group therapy is likely to be beneficial in the ongoing challenge of staying in recovery.

    What is aftercare after drug and alcohol rehab in Brighton?

    Hearing the stories of others, and having a sympathetic ear for your own, is a big help.

    You can call us on 0800 326 5559 if you are ready to speak to one of our advisors and start the referral process for drug and alcohol rehab in Brighton.

    Get addiction help in Brighton

    As we said above, the only thing you need to do before calling is to accept and acknowledge that you have developed an addiction and to commit to changing your life for the better.

    If you are ready to do that, please give us a call today on 0800 326 5559. Our team of friendly advisors are waiting to speak to you and will be happy to help you with anything you need to know about treatment.

    All drug and alcohol rehabs have to be registered and audited by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

    Going to rehab is a big step, but if you are suffering from addiction, it is the most positive thing you could ever do. Invest in a healthy, sober future that will benefit you and your loved ones.

    OK Rehab offers rehab support across the UK, including across Bournemouth, Southampton, Sussex, Kent, Worthing, Eastbourne, Crawley, Croydon, Hastings, London, Barnet, Beckenham, Bexley, Bromley, Camden, Croydon, Ealing, Enfield, Hackney, Hammersmith, Haringey and Harlow.

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