Drug & Alcohol Rehab in Derbyshire
If you’re struggling with a drug addiction or alcohol addiction, or any form of substance abuse, and have decided that you need help, we understand that this can be a daunting concept for many, particularly if you haven’t experienced rehab before.
Attending a rehab clinic can be nerve-wracking for a number of reasons, from fear of the unknown to concerns about failure or even how you will cope once you’re sober, without using drugs and alcohol.
The good news is, here at OK Rehab, we have many years of experience in helping people with a wide range of addiction problems, including drug and alcohol addictions.
The fact that you’ve considered recovery treatment is incredibly positive and shows plenty of promise that with the right help, you have a very real chance of leaving your drug and/or alcohol addiction behind.
We are here to help you in whichever way we can, whether it’s to help determine whether or not you are suffering from addiction, recommendations of what type of treatment is right for you or a full referral to trusted rehab programmes, our friendly and non-judgemental team are ready for your call.
Over the years of providing a recovery treatment referral service, we have fielded a huge amount of questions from those anticipating rehab. This has allowed us to put together a substantial FAQ to help anyone who is considering the path of addiction recovery.
To find the answers to all your concerns about rehab, as well as information on how to find the most reputable drug and alcohol rehab facilities in the Derbyshire area, read on below.
If, by the time you reach the end of this article, you have any remaining reservations about whether addiction recovery treatment is right for you, get in touch with us at OK Rehab for our helpful guide.
How do I determine whether I have a current drug or alcohol addiction problem?
It can be difficult, particularly when you’re in the throes of a current addiction problem, to recognise that you have a problem and even when you do recognise it, admitting it to yourself and then to others is a big challenge.
It’s often much easier for others to see that you are struggling with addiction, however, this can be a difficult thing for friends and family to raise and is often met with a defensive response.
Admitting that you need to find and accept help with an addiction is a huge step, but something to be proud of. It shows strength and that same strength can be put to good work throughout your recovery.
The fact is, if you’re reading about how to determine whether or not you are struggling with addiction, then there is a strong likelihood that you are. Something about your recent behaviour has caused concern, even if you’re unsure exactly what that was.
In order to help you identify when your substance use has become an addiction or is showing signs that it could become one soon, answer the questions below honestly to yourself.
If you answer yes more than once or twice then the chances are, it’s time to find that help:
- Has your drug and/or alcohol consumption increased over time?
- Are you unable to go for a day without using drugs or alcohol?
- Do you continue to use drugs and/or alcohol, even though you already experienced or are aware of the potential negative side effects?
- Have you noticed your mental health has declined and had existing mental health issues worsened?
- Do you feel physical and/or mentally unwell when you don’t have access to substances?
- Do you make life decisions based around your drug or alcohol use, either to accommodate the usage or to source them?
- Have you noticed that your drug or alcohol use has negatively impacted your work, friendships or relationships?
- Have close friends and family raised concern about your substance use?
These are just some of the signs and symptoms of a drug and/or alcohol addiction, there are many more and these will vary depending on what you take, how regularly and in what quantities.
Addictions also worsen over time, so your symptoms may advance if you don’t seek help as soon as you begin to notice these.
How OK Rehab help you to find a reputable private rehab facility in Derbyshire
If the above has cemented your belief that you are struggling with a drug and/or alcohol addiction and you’re determined to find the right help to recover, OK Rehab are ready to help you achieve your goals.
Whether you would prefer to complete your rehab locally in Derbyshire, in the wider East Midlands area or even further afield, we can refer you to one of our renowned addiction treatment partner facilities with ease.
Our team are experienced in helping those with addiction problems and you will experience no judgment here. We understand that addiction is a disease and that your decision to seek help is a brave and challenging choice.
We have a substantial amount of partner rehab facilities in Derbyshire and the surrounding areas and without doubt, will be able to recommend a suitable programme and location for your individual needs.
Once you’re happy to go ahead, we will take you through a short assessment to ascertain the right type of addiction treatment for you. We will ask about your substance use and how it affects your life with a view to recommending outpatient or residential rehab services.
Residential rehabilitation potentially has a higher success rate for most people struggling with drug and alcohol addictions, however, we will ensure that the path you choose is suited to our addiction experience.
When you’ve selected the type of addiction treatment programmes and facility you would like to attend, we can begin your pre-admission, referring you directly to your chosen rehab centre without the need for an additional GP referral or lengthy wait. We can even organise your admission date for you at a mutually agreeable time.
Speak to the OK Rehab team today to begin your journey to recovery from drug and/or alcohol addiction and towards a brighter, sober future.
The importance of making a personal commitment to your recovery goal
Whilst professional addiction recovery treatment offers you the best possible opportunity to recover from a drug or alcohol addiction, you should realise the importance of your own determination and drive to reach your recovery goal is in the equation.
Rehab is a hugely helpful tool, but without your own efforts and motivation to leave your addiction behind, success is not possible.
One of the major benefits of addressing your addiction right away is that both the addiction itself and the effects that it causes are progressive.
The sooner you begin your recovery, the less intense your addiction will become and the less chance the substances have to leave lasting damage to your mental and physical health.
Committing to your recovery now can set you up for a better, longer, healthier and more enjoyable life. It may seem impossible to imagine a day without drugs or alcohol now, but through your rehab programme you will learn how to do that.
As well as helping you to reach sobriety, rehab is about teaching you how to live differently. Of course, it won’t be easy, but anything that takes effort usually has a big pay off and the payoff, in this case, is unquantifiable.
What sort of Treatments can I expect to undergo, at an addiction recovery centre?
During your admission to the drug and alcohol rehabilitation programme, doctors and trained addiction counsellors will meet with you in order to develop a personalised treatment plan. This targeted approach to addiction treatment has been proven to offer the best chance of recovery.
Everyone has a different experience of addiction and therefore it would be naive to expect one treatment to suit everyone. With a combination of physical and psychological treatments picked to address each aspect of your addiction, you will begin your recovery in the hands of an experienced and caring team.
The majority of clients with drug and alcohol addiction will need to attend detox in the early stages of their addiction recovery programme.
This is a critical part of the programme, which not only helps you to reduce your physical attachment to substances but also helps promote your desire to focus on the remainder of your recovery.
Detox is never going to be easy and whilst it may seem like an unwelcome process, the ability to undergo this under the careful monitoring of experienced medical professionals offers the safest and most comfortable alternative.
This way detox can be carried out at a gradual pace, minimising the potential withdrawal symptoms and reducing the chance of a medical emergency.
Once you have completed your detox you will be in the best state to continue your recovery. The toxins having left your system, you will realise that you can function without the need for substances and motivation to remain sober will begin. This is the optimum time to move on to your psychological treatments.
3. Psychological Therapy
Many people who struggle with addiction have experienced life events that have driven them towards this type of behaviour. For example:
- Childhood abuse
- Pre-existing mental health issues
- Traumatic events
- Loss of a loved one
There will be emotional and social triggers to address, as well as the underlying cause of your problem. This is an essential aspect of rehabilitation, as even though you have achieved sobriety, the desire to return to addictive behaviours will remain if the causes are not removed.
There are a variety of different types of psychological therapy sessions used throughout addiction treatment and your plan could consist of any or all of the below, amongst others:
- Support groups via SMART Recovery, Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous
- Family therapy
- Cognitive behavioural therapy
- Exposure therapy
- Dialectical therapy
- Group therapy
- Individual therapy
- Motivational interviewing
- Alternative therapy/holistic therapy, such as art therapy, equine therapy, REIKI and educational hobbies
The goal of this combination of treatments is to help you understand why your addictive behaviours exist, to receive proper professional help for any underlying psychological or mental health issues and to build up the resolve required to sustain your sobriety beyond the rehab programme.
What happens if I receive a dual diagnosis during my psychological therapy?
During therapy, it’s fairly common, due to the nature of addiction, for people to receive a dual diagnosis. If the reason you turned to addiction in the first place has not been properly addressed then it will still be an issue and even those without pre-existing mental health problems often develop them as a result of prolonged substance use.
It’s critical to the continued success of your rehab that this type of issue does not go untreated and therefore the addiction specialists will ensure that you are referred to a suitable local mental health service in the local Derbyshire area so that you have the opportunity to resolve any newly diagnosed problems.
Is residential rehab essential or can I opt for outpatient treatment?
There are outpatient treatments available to you in the Derbyshire and wider East Midlands area and we can understand how these options offer greater flexibility for many people, especially those with important life commitments, such as parenting.
Outpatient services do have the potential to help some people achieve addiction recovery, but it should be stressed that this is only generally achievable by those in the very early stages of an addiction problem.
Attending outpatient rehab requires a large degree of self-control and personal schedule management, which is not commonly fitting with those exhibiting addiction behaviours. You must be able to attend each session and much of the recovery burden will fall to you between your support sessions.
Residential rehab is recommended as the most effective option as it achieves the highest success rates. There are a number of reasons this works well, from the intensity of the daily sessions to the seclusion of being removed from your daily life and away from your ordinary triggers.
At one of our partner rehab centres, you can expect a comfortable recovery experience with a private room and all of your daily needs taken care of. You will be immersed in an environment that is relaxing and peaceful, which was designed specifically for the purpose of recovery.
The opportunity to build a support network and valuable friendships with those who have similar struggles is there, should you want it and many clients take a great deal of relief in this opportunity.
Reach out to OK Rehab for help today
If you’re looking for addiction support in the Derbyshire or East Midlands area, OK Rehab can refer you to our trusted private professional partner facilities in:
We’re ready to support you and help you return to a happy, sober life. Call us today for a confidential and informal chat. We would be delighted to help you on your journey to recovery. Simply call us on 0800 326 5559 for a free initial assessment and Candidate Screening Process. A helpline advisor will guide you through the process of getting help for yourself or a loved one.
You can find out more about treatment options in Derbyshire via the Derbyshire Recovery Partnership. Detox treatment may take place in residential settings, either through a residential clinic or via the Royal Derby Hospital/Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.