Drug & Alcohol Rehab in Buckinghamshire
Are you located in Buckinghamshire and are seeking help for a drug or alcohol addiction? Are you looking for support in finding local treatment? Perhaps you’ve tried NHS options with little help? Get in touch with OK Rehab and let us find you a suitable rehab facility within Buckinghamshire.
Buckinghamshire may not be the first place that comes immediately to mind when you think of drug or alcohol addiction. But, like everywhere else in the UK, addiction is a problem that affects many people. Fortunately, there are lots of excellent quality private facilities located in the area and whilst it may seem daunting to select a facility, OK Rehab can help you every step of the way and ease your worries and stress.
We can provide you with excellent rehab and detox options in your area. Our advisors are on hand to answer your calls, no matter the situation, get in touch today. We promise to remain confidential at all times and offer you friendly but professional advice.
Do I need to go to rehab?
If you believe that you are addicted to drugs or alcohol, you must seek medical help. Sometimes it can be hard spotting the signs of addiction within yourself as you may feel that your case isn’t as severe as someone else’s.
However, read the below list of symptoms to see if any sound familiar. You may be on the path to addiction, so it is vital to seek treatment before your problem worsens.
1. Mental symptoms
- Taking substances to control your emotions. Do you take drugs when you feel very sad or happy?
- The inability to stop. Have you tried to stop consuming drugs or alcohol but to no avail?
- An increased dosage. Has your dosage increased since you first started taking the substance?
- Mental illness. Do you believe that your chosen substance and subsequent addiction has caused mental illness?
- Obsessive thoughts. Are you consumed by the thought of your next high?
2. Social symptoms
- Relationships breaking down. Do you believe that your relationships have suffered due to your addiction?
- Employment issues. Have you lost your job or found yourself in trouble at work because of your substance abuse issues?
- Financial issues. Do you struggle with money and use whatever you do have on drugs or alcohol?
- Lying. Do you lie to those you are closest to, so they don’t suspect you are struggling?
- Avoidance. Do you avoid social situations and cancel plans repeatedly?
- Flu-like symptoms. Have you attempted to withdraw at home?
- Internal damage. Does your body sometimes hurt? You may have injured organs due to substance abuse.
- Changes in physical appearance. Are you struggling to eat, sleep, and shower?
If you have answered yes to two or more of the above and can recognise these things in yourself or someone you know, it’s time to reach out. At OK Rehab our team of friendly advisors can help you seek immediate help.
How can I access help?
We want to make your transition into rehab is as stress-free as possible. By calling us today we can find local clinics suited to your needs without you needing to do anything. All we ask is that you call us for a brief conversation so we can find out a bit more about you.
After this, we can take your details, with your consent, and pass them onto rehab providers. When a clinic has accepted you as a patient you can begin to prepare for admission. Upon admission, you will be assessed so the medical staff can see how severe your addiction is and what specific help you will need.
The next stage is detoxification. If your addiction is severe this can be painful as your body experiences withdrawal symptoms. We don’t want you to suffer and staff can prescribe medication at any time if it is needed. After patients have completed detox, they can begin to make use of the therapy and counselling that is on offer.
We offer a wide range of therapies from cognitive behavioural therapy to more holistic approaches that can help our clients deal with stress. Once the 28 days are completed, we help you draw up an aftercare plan which includes things like relapse prevention to ensure your safety and wellbeing when you leave our care.
This helps to strengthen the hard work you’ve already done and allows you to continue into recovery at a successful pace. This usually lasts for about 12 months from when treatment is completed.
Is rehab for me?
In its simplest forms rehab is a course of treatment, usually for drug and alcohol dependence, that takes place in a residential facility.
Many people all over the UK seek help from rehab clinics. We are proud to offer traditional and non-traditional treatment methods such as inpatient and outpatient care as well as providing care for behavioural addictions too.
At OK Rehab we avoid a ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach to treatment and understand the importance of treating you individually. This allows us to ensure you achieve the best possible outcome with your recovery.
When recovering from an addiction we believe it is important to follow structure and routine. By choosing to enter one of our residential rehab facilities we can offer a calm and structured environment that helps allow you to realign your body and mind. Our staff can help you form coping mechanisms that are helpful both in and out of treatment. The skills you gain during treatment can help you tremendously once you finish your selected programme.
You may be thinking of attempting to recover alone; however, we advise against this. Choosing to recover on your own can result in relapses and mental health deterioration. If you are serious and committed to wanting to see a change in your life, we ask you to call us today om 0800 326 5559 so we can talk together about potential treatment options.
Will I be in rehab for 28 days or longer?
Though we usually advise clients to choose a treatment programme of 28 days to allow maximum recovery, we understand this may not always be possible.
When considering your rehab stay, we take into consideration many factors, such as:
- Your psychological wellbeing and mental health
- The severity of your addiction
- Any side effects you may have experienced
- Your readiness to choose recovery
- The rehab facility you have selected in Buckinghamshire
- The selection of either inpatient or outpatient treatment
Based on this we can then attempt to provide you with a more accurate timeframe for how long your treatment will be. Though 28 days is usually advised, your length of treatment could differ from this as we take into consideration the above factors. Rehab is a very personal experience where treatment differs for each person.
Will the treatment work?
Though there is no known ‘cure’ for addiction, residential rehab has been proven to be very beneficial for many people and has set them on a path of recovery for life.
Studies conducted have shown that once an individual has completed treatment, they are less likely to reduce criminal activity whilst increasing social, psychological, and occupational functioning.
Addiction treatment simply works by disrupting the need to engage in addicting behaviour or use addictive substances. By taking yourself out of the situation which feeds your addiction you can begin to break habits and learn new skills. For treatment to be as effective as possible it must be managed and monitored for the duration of your life.
We understand relapses may happen; they are often a part of recovery. If a relapse does occur, you mustn’t see it as a failure. As there is not a ‘cure’ for addiction it means that treatment must constantly be evaluated. Relapse is not the end; it simply means that treatment must be redesigned to reflect your needs.
Relapses don’t just happen with addiction they are found in many chronic illnesses such as diabetes. It just means that treatment must be adjusted accordingly so that you can continue on your journey of recovery. If you do relapse, we encourage you to tell your programme supervisor immediately, if they are unaware this can be dangerous for your physical and mental health.
How can I encourage a loved one to attend rehab?
People suffering from addiction are often the last to realise the severity of their problem. Denial is used by those struggling so they can continue engaging in addictive behaviour. If denial is continuously used it can cause life-threatening consequences destroying your mental and physical health as well as your relationships with those around you.
It can feel extremely hard to encourage someone you love to consider residential rehab. They may not realise the consequences their addiction has had on you and others in their life.
Although it is difficult, the most effective way to get someone you love into treatment is to stage an intervention. An intervention is when a professional interventionist travels to your home to conduct an assessment. We encourage you to do this as soon as possible before the addiction is allowed to progress further. By staging an intervention with the help of a professional you can help the affected individual become convinced that attending rehab is in their best interest.
Addiction can be fatal; you must encourage your loved one to seek help as soon as possible.
What treatments are available?
We offer detox and rehab treatments at our Buckinghamshire clinics. When patients choose to enter a detox programme it is important to consider that this is only treating the body and not the mind. Therefore, it is necessary to provide counselling and therapy for all of our clients so you can begin to heal your mind too.
Therapy is a very valuable tool that can help you break down the root of your addiction and prevent further substance abuse in the future. With the help of a trained professional, you can begin to improve your communication skills and learn new ways to manage your needs and emotions. This can help you build back up your life with routine and boundaries set in place. There are many different forms of therapy such as psychodynamic therapy and cognitive behavioural therapy, as well as dialectical behavioural therapy and holistic forms too.
How soon can I access treatment?
If you are in the depths of addiction and looking for immediate help, we can provide this through our referral services. Many of the clinics within Buckinghamshire can even admit you on the same day if you meet the criteria. Calling us on 0800 326 5559 today means you can begin your pre-admission process becoming one step closer to starting treatment. By speaking to one of our friendly advisors we can refer you to clinics in the Buckinghamshire area that best suit your needs.
Buckinghamshire is accessible through all of its neighbouring counties such as Hertfordshire, Oxfordshire, and Northamptonshire. You can easily access it by car through the M1, M25, and M40 which will bring you directly into the county.
If you are not from the Buckinghamshire area but would still like to enter rehab within the county, we can discuss this further upon your phone call. Many people choose to enter rehab away from home so they can begin a new chapter in their life free from distraction and negative reminders. There are still benefits to remaining close to home which include enjoying visitations from friends and family who can help motivate you to successfully finish treatment.
At OK Rehab we know choosing to seek treatment can be a huge decision. It’s also never easy to choose the most suitable treatment programme. You may feel overwhelmed by competing clinics with their offers and discounts. Let us assist you in your search for treatment. Get in touch with us today and we can help you step into a happier future free from the clutches of drug and alcohol addiction.