Drug and Alcohol Rehab in East Midlands
If you regularly use recreational drugs and/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 substance misuse and drug and/or alcohol addiction. If you think that you could be affected by this disease, please don’t feel like you are alone. It’s an all too common problem, but thankfully, this means that there are a number of addiction recovery rehab facilities 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 you.
Considering rehab treatment for addiction, particularly when you have only just decided that you may have a substance misuse issue, can be, understandably, 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.
Where to find the help and support you need
Once you’ve made the bold choice to take advantage of our free help and advice and begin your recovery journey sooner, rather than later, we will be waiting for your call. Don’t forget, delaying your treatment can lead to advanced addiction symptoms, which will be more difficult to recover from in the long run.
It also gives you the opportunity to reconsider your positive choice and not seek the help that you need. If you live in the East Midlands, our team at OK Rehab can help you throughout your journey to recovery, from accepting that you may have a problem, through to enrollment on your chosen rehab treatment programme.
All of our partner rehab facilities offer the UK’s leading structured rehab treatment programmes, and once you’ve decided on the centre that’s right for you, they will design a personalised treatment programme that specifically caters to your needs. You can choose to attend rehab facilities close to home, further afield or outside of the East Midlands entirely. Wherever you feel most comfortable and have the best opportunity to focus your energy on recovery, we will be able to help.
We will take you through a confidential initial assessment to help us to determine how severe your addiction is and whether you are suffering with side effects of drug and/or alcohol usage. We will ask you about what you take, the quality and regularity of your usage and how it has affected your life so far. We want to get to know you as an individual, to ensure that the treatment programme we suggest gives you the best possible chance to recover.
Our empathic staff are experienced in helping those with addictions and can help you to prepare for what’s to come. As well as providing a full referral and pre-admission services, we can answer any questions and concerns that you may have about the rehabilitation process itself.
Within this article, we have tried to highlight the major points of concern that we receive from clients looking to recover from addiction problems. If there are any more specific queries that you have, however, or there’s something we’ve missed out, feel free to reach out to us today. Give yourself the best opportunity to recover, like many thousands of others struggling with addiction in the East Midlands region and across the UK, by speaking to OK Rehab today.
Do you wonder whether or not your substance use has become an addiction?
As we’ve already mentioned, one of the major issues with addiction is being able to spot the problem in yourself. If you’re unsure about whether or not it’s time for you to seek help regarding your drug and alcohol usage, it may help if you’re able to reflect on some of the more common symptoms found in addiction, to see if you recognise them in yourself.
The below list of common drug and alcohol addiction indicators is not exhaustive, but may help you to understand whether or not you are experiencing an addiction problem and how severe that issue is. This can be crucial in helping to find the motivation that you need to commit to addiction treatment.
Common indicators of addictive behaviour include:
- Do you experience cravings when drugs and/or alcohol are not available to you?
- Do you feel unwell, either physically or mentally, when you reduce your consumption or do not take any drugs and/or alcohol?
- Have you tried and failed to reduce the amount of drugs and/or alcohol that you consume?
- Do you frequently associate with others who use large amounts of drugs and/or alcohol?
- Have your friends and family shown concern about your consumption of drugs and/or alcohol?
- Do you react defensively when people talk to you about your use of drugs or alcohol?
- Have you lost control of any aspects of your life, for example, work or finances?
- Are you fully aware of the risks and consequences associated with long-term drug and alcohol usage, but choose to ignore them and continue your behaviours?
- Have you begun to notice side effects, such as a deterioration in your physical or mental health, for example, frequent illness or anxiety and depression?
If you’ve found yourself answering yes to more than one of the above signs and symptoms, it’s highly likely that you are experiencing an addiction. In this instance, it’s really important that you strongly consider contacting us for immediate advice and support. Remember, the sooner an addiction is treated, the easier and quicker you will be able to recover and get on with your life.
What to expect at an East Midlands drug and alcohol rehabilitation treatment facility
When you begin your rehab programme, you will be shown your individually tailored
treatment programme and a professional addiction counsellor will explain to you what the benefits of each treatment area. One of the major benefits of attending our partner rehab facilities in the East Midlands area is their structured and proven approach to addiction treatment, which will contain aspects of physical and psychological therapy, in order to address every aspect of your addiction.
You will be assigned a member of staff to go to with any issues and concerns throughout your stay. It’s common to enter the rehab centre’s private detox clinic before you advance to other rehab treatments. This ensures that your system is free from the toxins left by drug and alcohol consumption, preparing you to be more receptive to the remainder of your rehab programme. Whilst detox is not always easy to experience, the safest and most comfortable place to be during detox is at a professional clinic.
Detoxing without medical support can actually be quite risky and should not be attempted alone. This can result in dangerous withdrawal symptoms and the potential to relapse is significantly increased. Having trained and experienced addiction therapists and medical staff on hand throughout your detox means that you can be monitored safely, allowing withdrawal symptoms to be minimised where possible. There is also the availability of immediate urgent medical care, should it be needed.
Once your medical detox is complete, 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 our individual needs, but they are likely to include the following commonly used physiological rehab therapies:
- Cognitive behavioural therapy
- One to one counselling
- Group therapy
- Family therapy
- Alternative therapies such as arts and music programs
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.
How to weigh up residential treatment against outpatient rehab
Residential rehabilitation 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 addiction treatments across the UK and beyond.
The other main benefit to residential rehabilitation treatment above outpatient services is more of personal consideration. As much as any 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 far outweigh these minor negatives when you consider that you could regain control of your life and live a longer, healthier life without drugs and alcohol.
How to cope post-rehab
Before you begin any addiction recovery journey, it’s important to understand that there is no quick-fix solution to addiction. Addiction is a disease and like many diseases, it needs to be treated and managed accordingly throughout your life.
By choosing a residential drug and alcohol rehab facility in the East Midlands you’re giving yourself the best possible start to your recovery journey. Many clients achieve sobriety through their rehab programme and this puts you on the road to long-term sobriety. In order to maintain your recovery in the long term, however, you will need to continue your efforts beyond the initial rehab period.
Whilst this sounds challenging at first, once you see how much easier it is to manage your addiction post-recover, your confidence will be improved. You can also feel reassured by the fact that ongoing aftercare support is available following on from each rehab programme. Before you leave, you will be provided with access to post-rehab support groups, as well as further motivation and encouragement in your recovery efforts, whenever you feel the need.
Relapse prevention will have been a key part of your residential rehab programme and there will be plenty of further support of this type available from the various support groups, however, a relapse is possible and should not be seen as a failure. While the goal is to achieve long-term sobriety first time, many people with long term addictions need additional support and any relapses will be supported by an immediate continuation of your addiction treatment.
With the support of our helpful team at OK Rehab, your journey to sobriety could be right ahead of you. Speak to us today to see how we can help you recover.