Drug & Alcohol Rehab in Brighton
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.
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.
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
Here at OK Rehab, our main purpose is simple – to get those who need help with 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.
How Realistic is Recovery?
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 to themselves, and especially to acknowledge to others.
However, this is the first, and most necessary step towards recovery.
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.
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.
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.
Rehab in Brighton: Step-by-Step
It may be that you are considering the idea of going to rehab for help with 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.
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 matters like this with a stranger.
The only reason we ask is so that we can be assured that we are able to pick out a rehab facility as accurately as possible.
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.
Once we have identified the right facility and talked you through the practicalities, we can get you into rehab within a matter of days. As we only refer to private facilities, there will 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.
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.
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 they crop up.
Relapse prevention and 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.
Hearing the stories of others, and having a sympathetic ear for your own, is a big help.
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.
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.