Drug and alcohol abuse cause a huge amount of problems all over the country, for individuals in addiction, as well as the families and communities around them.
Even in an affluent area like Chelsea, addiction has a huge impact on the lives of many. It is a disease that can get progressively worse and can ruin a person’s physical and mental health, disrupt their family life, destroy their career, or even take their life.
Unfortunately, addiction does not go away by itself – it is something that needs to be acknowledged, confronted, and treated. If you are serious about getting into long-term recovery, the best course of action is to get a course of treatment at rehab. This is where the team at OK Rehab can help.
Although this is not widely known, all rehab clinics are slightly different and will have an emphasis on different types of treatment for their patients. At OK Rehab, we have an expert level of knowledge of the innumerable private rehab clinics around the UK, having been in operation for more than 20 years. We can use this knowledge to help you pick out the most suitable rehab within your area and budget, and then we can make your referral to that clinic as straightforward as possible.
To begin your consultation, call us on 0800 326 5559. Once our team have a better understanding of what you are looking for, we will be able to make a recommendation, and if you’re happy to proceed, get you into treatment with a very quick turnaround.
What we do at OK Rehab
We have been in operation since the year 2000, arranging rehab treatment for people who need help. We refer to private rehab clinics around the whole of the UK, all of which have high standards of care and accommodation.
We make the process as easy as it can be – all you need to do is take part in our brief consultation, where we aim to find out enough about your needs and circumstances to decide on a clinic. Once we have that information, we make a recommendation, and if you’re happy to go ahead with it, we can get you into the clinic within just a few days.
We are also a great resource of information for anyone who wants to find out more about rehab or addiction in general. Whether you are calling for yourself, or for someone you love, we can provide detailed information and expert advice, for free.
Call us on 0800 326 5559 for more information. If now isn’t a good time to talk, we can arrange a callback for whenever you’d like. All calls are treated with strict confidentiality, and we comply with all data protection laws of the United Kingdom.
We know that addiction is a sensitive subject, so please know that your information is safe with us.
Looking out for the signs of addiction
A great many adults in the UK drink or use illicit drugs regularly, and most can do so without developing an addiction. However, for some people, what might start as a fun indulgence can very easily turn into a crippling addiction.
Figuring out when an addiction has developed is not always easy, but there are certain signs that you should look out for.
- You often spend most of your available time high or drunk
- You cannot go a whole day without using drugs or alcohol or thinking about it
- Your drug or alcohol use has affected your friendships and/or your family life
- You use drugs or alcohol as a way to get away from your problems
- You have stolen money, or committed some other crime, to use
- You have lost jobs or career opportunities due to your drinking or drug use
If any of the statements above apply to you, it is time to reach out for help. We know that this is a big step and that the prospect of going through treatment can be daunting. However, you can guarantee that spending the rest of your life in addiction will be a lot more difficult in the long run.
The sooner you can get help, the better – that’s what we’re here for.
This is one of the first things you will need to do at rehab – getting clean through a proper medical detox.
This will be handled by a small team of medical professionals, who will attend to you while you are going through this stage of treatment. They will be able to monitor how you’re progressing, as well as help you manage any pain, anxiety, and discomfort that you might experience as you go through withdrawal.
This is why you should never try to detox by yourself, or go cold ‘turkey’ – it is very dangerous, and can even result in death. Leave detox until you arrive at the clinic, where it can be managed properly.
There are usually several mental and psychological issues that go along with substance addiction. It could be a chronic mental health condition that has gone untreated, unprocessed trauma, or a great deal of other potential issues. At rehab, you will be under the care of top mental healthcare workers, including psychiatrists, counsellors, and others. They will be able to help you make sense of your issues, and understand how.
Through cognitive behavioural therapy, you will be able to retrain your mind and how it responds to cravings and other negative stimuli. You will be able to share your problems with a professional, which can be a huge relief for many. The mental health care staff will also be able to prescribe appropriate medications if necessary, such as switching to a new SSRI as part of your treatment plan. This is something you can discuss with the team.
Holistic therapies at rehab
You may have some anxieties about going through therapy at rehab, as the programme can sound intensive if you haven’t experienced that kind of thing before. However, there is much more to rehab treatment than detox and therapy.
Throughout your treatment, there is a healthy emphasis placed on enjoyable activities that encourage mindfulness and are beneficial to your well-being. This could include things like yoga, tai chi, pilates, gardening, and other forms of gentle exercise. As your body heals, you may find these activities very helpful for your state of mind. You may even find you develop a passion for one of the activities that could turn into a new hobby!
We are quite often asked whether it is possible to attend rehab as an outpatient.
There are many valid reasons why someone might want to do this, but it is not recommended for most people. Outpatient care is only suitable for those whose level of substance abuse is towards the mild end of the spectrum, who live close to the clinic in question, and who don’t have any problems at home that might disrupt their recovery. This is not the case for the vast majority of service users.
Nevertheless, this is something we can discuss during your consultation. After all, everyone is different, and what is suitable for one person’s recovery may not be so for the next.
Get in touch today
OK, Rehab has a 20-year track record of helping people into recovery through the tried-and-tested means of residential rehab.
If you would like us to provide the same service for you, please call us on0800 326 5559 to start the conversation. Our telephone team is highly trained and sympathetic, and they will be happy to proceed at whatever pace you are comfortable with.
Even if you just want some free advice or information, we are happy to oblige – we just want to help. Addiction is a horrible affliction, but there is always hope, and getting into long-term recovery is always possible.
Call OK Rehab today and put the misery of substance addiction behind you.