Drug & Alcohol Rehab in Bromwich
If you’ve lived with addiction for any length of time it’s likely that you’re beginning to see the repercussions that a substance has had on your mind and body. A substance will affect your mood in the short term and deteriorate mental health in the long term.
Alcohol and drugs will affect your movements and speech immediately, but after years, your vital organs are under strain and can end up very damaged.
The body and mind, however, are miraculous in their ability to heal. When a person is able to quit a toxic substance, fill their body with a healthy diet and take on an active lifestyle, the repair can quite literally save their life.
If you’re considering quitting alcohol or drugs, it will bring you positive ripple effects throughout your future. From your mental health to physical health, to your personal relationships, to your future goals you’ll find a healing path of recovery.
The decision to change your life is a huge one. With the support of OK Rehab, this process is made much more simple for you to think about and go through.
Are there options for me in West Bromwich?
There are many options in West Bromwich. Understanding what’s available and what will be the most suitable for you can be difficult to get your head around.
At a time when a person already has so much on their mind, deciding which treatment option is best can seem overwhelming. Not only that, but people can find it hard to be objective about their situations and what might be most appropriate.
OK Rehab specialise in providing people expert referrals to local services in West Bromwich as well as throughout the UK. This means that we can assess your needs and match you to the most suitable.
We usually encourage people to stay relatively local to where they live. There are various reasons this supports a person’s recovery including:
- The familiarity of staying in your local area can be comforting.
- Family therapies are much easier to navigate.
- Breaking negative habits where they usually occur can help to create new positive patterns for the future.
What services are available in West Bromwich?
There are various services. No matter who you are, what your background is, or what your needs are, there are treatment options that will suit you.
In West Bromwich, there are both outpatient and inpatient rehabilitation programmes. Both types are effective depending on the level of need and support required.
Outpatient services take place in the local community. There is usually a timetable of groups that people can attend and key workers who can sometimes offer one-to-one support.
These services are useful for those who need to stay at home and who can incorporate sessions into their daily schedules. People with mild addictions tend to find outpatient services really helpful in supporting their commitment to reduce or abstain from drink and drugs.
Inpatient services mean a residential stay at a private rehabilitation clinic. These provide an intensive approach to treatment providing each person with a tailored plan.
A private rehab offers both physical and psychological treatments in order to give each person the most solid foundation for their recovery. There are doctors, nurses, therapists, and highly experienced addiction workers available to support each person from every aspect.
What can you expect at rehab?
A rehab centre is designed to make the initial phase of rehabilitation as comfortable as possible. At a point in life where people can feel incredibly uncomfortable, a rehab centre provides a welcoming and safe environment.
Every individual entering rehab undergoes a detox. This is to ensure that all substances have been removed from the body. This has to happen before psychological treatment can take place.
A detox for those with physical dependencies will be overseen and monitored by a doctor in order to keep each patient safe and as comfortable as possible.
Withdrawal can be a very uncomfortable and even painful process for people to face. During a stay at rehab, it’s the priority of the staff to make this as smooth as possible. Medication can be prescribed where appropriate. Detox usually lasts around a week.
After the detox period, it’s time for psychological treatment to begin. Therapists and counsellors begin to lead patients through treatments for the mind, this means looking at the thoughts and causes that lead to addictive behaviours. It goes on to lead people into developing strategies to use when faced with triggers and cravings.
The therapeutic techniques that people learn at rehab can last a lifetime. They’re able to return control to a person’s life so the person can take hold of their future in a healthy way.
Peer groups that include 12 Step work are very common in rehabilitation programmes. This provides mentoring support between patients as well as emotional support from people who understand the addictive experience from a similar vantage point. This can be a very useful space for people, especially in making new connections.
When old ties to old friendships are being cut in order to support a healthier lifestyle, people can often feel lonely or isolated. Making new friends and developing new interests and hobbies make all the difference in helping to prevent relapse into the future.
Aftercare plans are created during a stay at rehab. These are created with each person and the staff in order to develop strategies and activities for people to utilise once they’ve returned home after rehab. These usually include maintaining sessions with the rehab or local services. This is a really useful tool in relapse prevention.
How do you know it’s time to go to rehab?
Admitting the need for treatment can make many people feel uncomfortable. This is often because when a person admits they have a problem, this also means that they’re admitting that something needs to change in order to make their life better.
Change for a person living with an addiction means changing many lifestyle choices. It means doing the opposite from what they have done for a very long time. For any person, switching from one particular behaviour to its opposite can be hard.
For instance, if you told a runner they could no longer run every day and they had to sit in front of the television instead, they would find this incredibly hard.
Like running, drugs and alcohol affect brain chemistry and hormones in the body. The difference is that unlike running, the effects of drugs and alcohol have extremely damaging consequences on mental and physical health.
Whether a person uses a small or large amount of drink or drugs, if their use is regular this could signify misuse or addiction. This has an effect on health. Even small amounts of alcohol if drank regularly increase the risks of illnesses and diseases in the long term.
If you’re unsure of whether you have a problem you can talk to somebody you trust like a family member, friend or a professional, or alternatively contact the OK Rehab team who will be able to assess you.
The fact is, as the saying goes, “There’s no time like the present.’ Going to rehab sooner makes it easier to face. The longer you put it off, the more symptoms and difficulties have to face and heal.
Contact OK Rehab today to discuss your alcohol and drug use and to find out what your treatment options are in West Bromwich. We would be delighted to help you on your journey to recovery. Simply call us on 0800 326 5559 for a free initial assessment. A lovely helpline advisor will guide you through the process of getting help for yourself or a loved one.