Drug & Alcohol Rehab in County Antrim
Addiction is a scary and unpredictable illness. We understand that at this time you may be feeling intense emotions of embarrassment, shame, fear or nervousness, and we aim to remedy that.
We are OK Rehab, and we are confident that your recovery is possible, no matter your circumstances.
Through us, you can seek the help you deserve and need, and can self-admit yourself into suitable addiction treatment. With our support, you will be on track to a full recovery in no time, and that much closer to a normal life once again.
There are many ways to access treatment for an addiction, but the most recommended option is a drug and alcohol rehab in County Antrim.
There is no need to feel shame for admitting you may be dealing with an addiction, most of our team are individuals that have struggled with addiction in the past so we know better than anyone the stigma that is attached to it. However, don’t let these feelings overwhelm or stop you from reaching out for treatment.
Help is waiting just at the other end of the phone, and if you call 0800 326 5559 today, we guarantee we can give it to you.
Can I recover at home?
A question many individuals dealing with addiction ask is: Can I recover at home?
Though it is feasible for some, this is usually only an option for a few people with much less severe addictions. We do not recommend attempting an at-home recovery if you are not educated on all the possibilities and risks, or you are dealing with a serious addiction or using a high-class substance.
This is a safety concern for many reasons.
For one, many detoxes that are performed at home every year result in further damage to the body, an early relapse due to the detox not being executed correctly, or in some cases, even death. Without the proper medical knowledge and professional assistance, those who undergo a risky at-home detox are putting their lives on the line and getting very little in return.
Not all concerns over home recoveries are that dangerous, but all bring their own drawbacks that mean less chance of recovery for you.
Drugs and alcohol become easier to access when you remain at home, with alcohol now being delivered right to your front door if needs be. If you do not have anyone with you to stop you – which many people who are recovering at home do not – then it is extremely easy to give in to cravings and relapse.
Another reason at home recovery attempts are not recommended comes down to the risks of remaining in your home environment whilst trying to withdraw. Addictions can be caused by a number of things, from normal aspects of daily life like a stressful career to more personal factors such as abusive partners and broken families.
These causes usually reside at home and prompt your substance use in many ways. If your addiction began as a way to cope with one or several of these ‘triggers’ – which is the truth for the majority of addictions – then staying in a place full of them is undoubtedly going to hold you back from recovering.
For these and many other reasons, an at-home recovery cannot be recommended unless it is deemed viable for you personally. Don’t take it to heart if this option is not for you, as recovering from a drug and alcohol addiction is a tough process, and not many have the strength, willpower or necessary support to go it alone.
Why opt for professional treatment?
So why choose professional treatment instead of at-home options?
By choosing professional treatment in rehab as your recovery option, any concerns about home detoxes and early relapses are negated.
When at home it is easy to access drugs and alcohol, in rehab it becomes impossible to give in to cravings, leaving you to heal without any temptations.
There is no need to worry about the risks of an at-home detox or improper medication being taken, as in rehab you are surrounded by highly trained professionals that ensure every process and procedure is performed properly and with the utmost care. If things do ever take a turn for the worst, the team will be on hand with the correct medication and knowledge to help.
In a local drug and alcohol rehab in County Antrim, you can reap the benefits of being removed from your possibly toxic home environment and being away from any emotional triggers, but can still stay somewhere you are familiar with, making the move to and from rehab less scary.
You won’t need to worry about employing friends and family to look after you 24/7 like with an at-home recovery, as the team at your chosen rehab will be there to lend a helping hand at any time.
They will show you around where you will be staying, make sure you are comfortable and will orchestrate any and all treatments you participate in. They’ve seen and heard it all before too, so there is no need to feel embarrassed when asking questions or discussing your addiction openly.
With around the clock care, treatment all under one roof, and detachment from the outside world, rehab is the best option for those seeking to recover from a drug and alcohol addiction.
Rehab offers the highest chance of recovery than any other addiction treatment available, and could be an important stepping stone on your journey to recovery if you choose to self-admit with OK Rehab today.
Call us on 0800 326 5559 to learn more.
How much does rehab cost?
We understand that even with the many disadvantages of home detoxes and treatment options, many will still opt for them and take the risks due to the expected costs of professional care.
Here at OK Rehab, we do not want anyone to miss out on crucial, life-saving treatment for addiction, or opt instead for dangerous methods of treatment that could lead to a relapse, just because of a lower price tag.
If you get in contact with us today, we can discuss – In a judgement-free space – any and all concerns you have that may be stopping you from considering rehab as a viable option. We want treatment for anyone who needs it and will aim to take any fluctuating financial situations or personal budgets into account when recommending options for care.
How long will I be in rehab?
Early on in the enquiry and admissions process, we assess you and your addiction in detail. By doing this, we can narrow down what your specific personal needs are, and how we should meet them.
We use this information to decide what treatment is more likely to lead you towards recovery, and this, in turn, determines what your overall experience in rehab is like.
Because of this, and the fact that some clients exceed expectations and are released earlier and others need more time than anticipated, we do not know at this time exactly how long your rehab stay will be.
The average time for a rehab programme is 28 days. This is enough time for the majority of our clients to detox, experience withdrawal symptoms, attend therapy and counselling sessions, reap the benefits of multiple combined treatments, and fully prepare for life back home.
Of course, this is not the same for everyone, and some may need more time than others.
How long you spend in rehab is decided by many factors that are out of your control, so don’t panic if you require more time than expected. We recommend focusing on the journey rather than the ‘finish line’, and the progress you will have made along the way. This way of approaching rehab spurs you on to continue improving.
Having a positive mindset also helps shave time off your stay in rehab, as being open and willing to try out and participate in treatments is, in the long run, much more beneficial than having a sceptical attitude throughout.
A full and long-lasting recovery is possible no matter the circumstances or length of your stay.
What treatments should I expect?
Again, because of the assessments performed at the beginning of your admission into treatment, we do not know which exact treatments you will partake in at this time.
Other than the initial detox, many methods of treatments you will encounter will be in the form of therapy. Some of the main therapies that are available are: Family therapy, group therapy, art therapy, individual therapy, motivation enhancement therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavioural therapy (DBT).
There are also other forms of addiction treatment such as contingency management, which reinforces preferred behaviour through incentives such as money or prizes.
Whatever you participate in will be decided by many aspects of your character and your addiction, such as the severity, length, and the substance you use. This ensures that whatever treatment you receive is bespoke to you, and is created to give you the highest chance of recovering.
What happens after rehab in County Antrim?
Leaving rehab can sometimes feel as daunting as it did entering.
We understand that returning to your normal life back in the ‘real world’ can seem overwhelming, and fears of relapse may sneak into your subconscious. Rest assured that we are with you every step of the way, and that includes even after you leave rehab.
You will most likely receive a detailed aftercare plan, which will include everything you need to continue living a drug and alcohol-free life. It will also detail everything you will have learned throughout rehab and will be your guide for as long as you need it.
If you do require any further support, our helpline is always open, and sometimes weekly visits back to the rehab clinic will be scheduled if necessary.
To make life easier for you when you do return home, we suggest:
1. Examining your social group
Make sure you are surrounding yourself with the right people, and not those who will tempt you towards relapse. Your friends and family should be supporting you, and if they are not, it may be time to move on.
2. Changing scenery
As explained before, your home can be a hotbed for possible triggers and stresses that can lead you back into substance use. Identify whether where you are staying could be harmful to your recovery, and think about changing sceneries if the answer is yes.
3. Being on the lookout
Just because you have left rehab does not mean you are ‘cured’, and you will still need to be on the lookout for possible warning signs of a relapse. If you do feel yourself losing control, we’re always available to help.
4. Try new things
Try out a new sport, join a club, or get creative. New hobbies can have a huge positive impact on your overall mental health and can get you out of old, unhealthy routines and habits that you may have gotten used to before rehab.