If you regularly use recreational drugs or alcohol and are concerned that your consumption levels are becoming a problem, it’s possible that you are developing addictive behaviours.
It can be difficult to identify the signs and symptoms of addiction in yourself and often, even when you already have a significant addiction problem, it can be tough to admit it.
The chances are, if you are considering whether or not your substance use is problematic, you’re not imagining things. This is the best time to seek professional addiction advice.
In the East Midlands region and across the UK, there is an increase in both alcohol and drug addiction. It is estimated that 19% of people drink over the recommended weekly amount of alcohol.
If you think that you could be affected by this disease, don’t think that you are alone.
It’s an all too common problem, but thankfully, this means that there are a number of addiction rehab centres and services in the local area.
Here at OK rehab, we can help you to figure out whether your usage constitutes addiction and if so, how you go about finding the right recovery programme for your unique needs.
Make sure that you receive the help you need to beat alcohol or drug addiction once and for all at a rehab in the East Midlands – call us today on 0800 326 5559
Why do I need rehab in the East Midlands?
Considering rehab treatment for addiction, particularly when you have only just decided that you may have a substance misuse issue, can be an intimidating step to take.
The long-term effects of drug and alcohol addiction, however, surely play a substantial role in your decision to seek help.
By acting early, you are reducing the potential for your consumption to leave lasting effects on your mind and body.
Continued drug and alcohol addiction can result in any of the following issues:
- Loss of jobs, career prospects and financial means
- Loss of assets such as homes, businesses or savings
- Loss of friendships and romantic relationships
- Destruction of relationships with close family members and relatives
- Increased potential to put yourself and others at risk
- Increased potential for criminal behaviours
- Long-term health issues
There are so many reasons to consider committing to your recovery now, aside from the above list of potential risks, addictions that are dealt with earlier can often be easier to overcome.
This is not to say that those with longer-lived addictions will not achieve recovery. Professional addiction treatment programmes offer the most potential to help anyone with addiction issues to achieve long-term recovery and a drug and alcohol-free future.
If you’re still not sure about whether or not you need rehab support in the East Midlands, give our team a call today on 0800 326 5559
How to help a loved one towards treatment
When you love someone who has an addiction, you can reach a point of helplessness; hoping and trying to get them to change to no avail.
The very nature of addiction means you quickly learn that you can’t control your loved one. The only person who can stop them using alcohol and drugs is themselves.
There are, however, things you can do to guide your loved one
Using the CRAFT intervention, you can help them towards being open-minded and receptive to the idea of entering a drug and alcohol rehab in the East Midlands.
CRAFT offers you strategies to use that improve relationship dynamics.
There is guidance on how to talk and to focus on your loved one’s healthy behaviours in order to draw out more of these.
It’s also an approach that supports you to feel empowered, teaching you techniques you can use even on tough days.
To make sure that your loved one gets the help they need from a rehab in the East Midlands, call us today on 0800 326 5559
Can I afford rehab in the East Midlands?
Many people immediately assume they won’t be able to afford to go to rehab. Actually, rehab can be the same as the cost of a holiday, so with some careful budgeting, there are usually clinics available that will be affordable for you.
The cost of one week at a drug and alcohol rehab in the East Midlands can come in anywhere between £1,000-£10,000.
The expensive end of the scale is where you’re more likely to find the rich and famous.
At the lower end of the scale you’ll still benefit from a wide variety of specialist treatments. There will also be a comfortable and welcoming environment so you feel at ease right away.
It can be a motivating exercise to calculate how much you spend on substances in a month and compare that to rehab treatment costs.
To further discuss the cost of a stay at a rehab centre in the East Midlands, call us today on 0800 326 5559
Can I pay for rehab in the East Midlands through health insurance?
The majority of private health insurance policies cover the cost of rehab treatment. Check your documents to confirm this.
If this is a policy you have taken out yourself, be aware that it will most likely increase the policy premium in the following year.
If your policy is provided by your employers, then it’s useful to note that you’ll most likely have to inform your place of work that you’re intending to go to rehab and making a claim on the insurance.
For help and advice about hwow to pay for addiction treatment in the East Midlands, talk to us on 0800 326 5559
Does the NHS cover the cost of a stay at rehab in the East Midlands?
There is some government funding available in the East Midlands which covers the cost of treatment at a private clinic. In order to be eligible, you need to be in regular contact with local drug and alcohol services.
It must be very clear that you’re doing everything you can to quit the substance.
When you can demonstrate this you’ll then have to apply to the local council for funding.
The application will include a section where you provide evidence of your current efforts to become sober.
The local council decides who, from a list of applicants, will receive the funding.
As you can imagine, competition is high and even when granted, it can take many months before a rehab space opens up.
To learn more about how to access alcohol and drug addiction treatment services in the East Midlands via the NHS, talk to our expert team on 0800 326 5559
Differences between NHS and private addiction treatment services
A private rehab in the East Midlands offers inpatient services where you stay overnight for a period of time.
You’ll have a treatment programme devised by specialist staff after you’ve been assessed.
The programme is immersive and will lead you to sobriety.
NHS services in the East Midlands are outpatient treatment services where anyone with an addiction can go to get support.
There are weekly group sessions you can attend and there might be some one-to-one addiction counselling available.
For more advice about choosing between NHS and private addiction treatment in the East Midlands, talk to us today on 0800 326 5559
How to weigh up residential treatment against outpatient rehab in the East Midlands
Residential rehabilitation (also known as inpatient rehab) will always be encouraged by our team at OK rehab, as it offers the most trusted and effective recovery potential for anyone struggling with addiction.
The treatment and support staff available at residential rehab treatment centres in East Midland are second to none.
The treatment programmes are structured consistently with other high-quality alcohol and drug addiction treatments across the UK and beyond.
The other main benefit to residential rehab treatment is its more personal consideration. Although every individual committed to their recovery is motivated to achieve their goal, unfortunately, the nature of addiction makes this more difficult than it should be.
Being immersed in an environment that is entirely structured to facilitate recovery can be key to staying enthused and succeeding in your sobriety. Residential facilities also offer the opportunity to escape from your daily life, where triggers can affect your focus.
Outpatient rehab treatments are available in the East Midlands area and they do offer some hope for those with very new addictions or milder substance misuse issues.
Unfortunately, the level of willpower required to maintain sobriety independently and manage your own appointment attendance can make this a tougher battle.
Residential rehab is a huge commitment and it can be disruptive to your life, especially if you have other responsibilities.
However, the benefits often far outweigh these negatives when you consider that you could regain control of your life and live a longer, healthier life without drugs and alcohol.
To further discuss the various benefits and drawbacks of inpatient and outpatient rehab in the East Midlands, call us today on 0800 326 5559
Alcohol detox and alcohol rehab in the East Midlands
It’s especially common for people to enter rehab for alcohol abuse. This is obviously the most common substance to cause addiction in the UK because it’s legal, easy to get hold of, and so socially accepted.
A drink problem can be masked for years under these circumstances.
Sadly, alcohol causes physical dependency meaning that when you enter withdrawal, the symptoms can be seriously dangerous to your body as it begins to shut down.
Alcohol withdrawal symptoms include:
- Delirium tremens
- Sickness and diarrhoea
During your alcohol detox, you’ll be given a course of prescription drugs such as Librium to make the detox period as smooth as possible. This will reduce symptoms and wean you off alcohol over a 7-10 period.
After detox, you’ll then start therapeutic treatments where you unravel the motivations of your alcohol use.
In cognitive behavioural therapy, you’ll be given techniques which help you to understand a trigger and how to face it with a positive approach which leads you to new healthy behaviours.
Beat alcohol addiction with the help of an alcohol rehab in the East Midlands by calling us today on 0800 326 5559
Cocaine rehab in the East Midlands
In the UK, people are increasingly using cocaine. It’s a substance that has become widely supplied and in some cities is easier to get hold of than alcohol (dealers dropping off the substance to users’ houses).
This is another addiction that can take a little while to become obvious, especially as it’s become used more often through social circles and in clubs and at festivals.
People can enter rehab both for cocaine addiction and crack cocaine addiction.
Many combine the drug with alcohol, which together has a reaction in the body creating a chemical called cocaethylene.
This is highly toxic and builds up increasing risks of illnesses and diseases.
Cocaine users often experience anxiety, paranoia, insomnia, depression, skin sores, eroded nose cartilage, and suicidal thoughts.
On entering a drug and alcohol rehab in the East Midlands, a tailored programme will offer a range of holistic and evidence-based therapies.
The resident will come to have self-compassion for their journey and become equipped to manage addictive habits.
Cocaine detox is not necessary, as cocaine is not a physically addictive substance.
Overcome your cocaine addiction at a drug rehab in the East Midlands – call us today on 0800 326 5559
Heroin rehab in the East Midlands
Heroin withdrawal symptoms include:
- Nausea, vomiting, and diarrhoea
- Pain in the body
This can be incredibly uncomfortable for the user and along with other factors can be one of the most common causes of relapse.
It will last 7-10 days and begins as soon as you enter the clinic.
After detoxing, you’ll being therapies that aid you to explore your thoughts and feelings. You’ll start doing activities that distract you from triggers and offer new ways of being in your body that are comfortable without feeling the need to return to the substance.
Overcome your heroin addiction at a drug rehab in the East Midlands – call us today on 0800 326 5559
Cannabis rehab in the East Midlands
Cannabis use is common in the UK. Although many say it’s not, it’s a substance that can cause an addiction.
This is because THC has psychoactive effects on the brain that the user can come to rely on.
This causes them to crave cannabis and return to it.
Users enter rehab and commonly experience the following withdrawal symptoms linked to cannabis use:
- Severe mood swings, including aggression
- Low mood and depression
- Anxiety, paranoia, and panic attacks
- Distortion in perception
- Psychotic symptoms
Smoking cannabis releases toxic fumes and this, of course, can also lead to disease of the lungs.
Treatments aim to support you to change how you approach each day.
There will be an emphasis on creating a substance-free life which introduces new valuable activities for you to participate in.
You’ll also develop new coping techniques for those moments that you usually find difficult to emotionally manage so that you develop healthy responses.
Just like cocaine, cannabis is not physically addictive so cannabis detox is not necessary.
Overcome your cannabis addiction at a drug rehab in the East Midlands – call us today on 0800 326 5559
Receiving therapy at a rehab in the East Midlands
Once your medical detox is complete (if it is needed), a range of therapy programmes will be used to address the root cause of your addiction problem, as well as any mental health conditions that contribute to or result from your addiction.
Again, these treatments will be tailored to your individual needs, but they are likely to include the following commonly used physiological rehab therapies:
- Cognitive behavioural therapy
- Dialectical behavioural therapy
- Addiction counselling
- Group therapy
- Individual therapy
- Motivational interviewing
- Motivational enhancement therapy
- Contingency management
- Family therapy
- Holistic therapies (art therapy, music therapy, equine therapy, etc.)
As well as addressing the reasons behind your drug and alcohol addiction, these therapies seek to challenge your outlook on substance use, recognise your emotions and environmental triggers and how to ignore them and instil relapse prevention strategies to be used once you return home after your rehab has finished.
To experience any and all of these excellent treatments at a rehab clinic in the East Midlands, give our team a call today on 0800 326 5559
What is a dual diagnosis?
When you first enter a drug and alcohol rehab in the East Midlands, you’ll have to go through an assessment with a psychiatrist. This will look at a variety of areas of your health and life, including mental health.
If it becomes apparent that you also have a mental health condition as well as an addiction, then you’ll be given a dual diagnosis.
This simply means that you have two conditions.
It’s not always clear which condition developed first. Addiction leads many to develop mental health problems because of how drugs and alcohol change brain chemistry.
Mental health conditions can mean people turn to substances to try and ease symptoms and this, when it happens often, can create problematic use.
Common mental health problems experienced alongside addiction include:
At rehab, staff will address both issues through treatments with addiction as the priority.
To learn how an alcohol and drug rehab in the East Midlands will work to support your mental health, call us today on 0800 326 5559
Other addiction services in the East Midlands
On leaving rehab, you might decide to contact other local addiction and recovery services for support
This can be helpful during times where you’re concerned about relapsing and also as a part of relapse prevention.
- Outpatient services which are available at government-funded drug and alcohol centres. You’ll be able to access weekly group sessions and drop-in clinics.
- Home alcohol or drug detox. If you relapse from alcohol or heroin but don’t need to return to rehab, a doctor can oversee your detox while you remain at home.
- 12 Step groups such as Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous so you have the opportunity for regular group support and social connection.
- For your family members who require emotional support as living with someone with an addiction is usually emotionally strenuous, Al-Anon and Nar-Anon offer support.
With our help, we can ensure that you overcome addiction in the safest and most effective way.
We also offer admission to various rehab centres in and throughout the East Midlands, including in Nottingham, Derby, Leicester, Lincoln, Northampton, Chesterfield, Kettering, Corby, Mansfield and many others.