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Drug & Alcohol Rehab Centres, Counselling, & Support
East Sussex

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    Drug & Alcohol Rehab in East Sussex

    We want to treat everyone, no matter how long you’ve struggled with addiction or how severe it is on a scale from 1 to 10. You can only have been struggling for a few weeks, or years, and we’ll still see you as soon as possible.

    Never think that it is too late to seek help or too soon to be concerned about addiction.

    At Ok Rehab we want to ensure that all who come to us seeking help receives the best care possible.

    We have partnered with many different rehabilitation centres in East Sussex who are known for their high success rates and their ability to care for their patients. Through our referral service, we will help you down a journey of health.

    For this to happen, we’ll need to first put our possible patients through a series of assessments to select the best centre for you and to then figure out how best to treat you. The initial assessment will be done over the phone and then once we have chosen a centre for you, another, in-person assessment, will take place.

    We want to prevent any relapses from happening. For that to occur we need to make sure we create a bespoke treatment around some of the things that we’ll ask you in the assessment. This includes questions about your addiction, your mental health, and your budget.

    Some might choose to stick with the NHS purely for the reason of money, which can be a concerning factor for many seeking help.

    However, the NHS is a wonderful service that is well known across the UK, as such, the waiting list for things like addiction can be incredibly long. It can take weeks, sometimes months, to be seen.

    At Ok Rehab, we understand that addiction can be very time-sensitive.

    As soon as you are ready to seek help, it is important that you receive it almost immediately. This is because the addiction can get worse, or it can create severe health implications that can prevent you from being able to seek help for it. Either due to cost or time.

    For this reason, we encourage everyone to contact us for more information about budgets and seeking financial help to undergo treatment with our centres.

    1. Detoxification

    Detoxification can be a particularly uncomfortable stage for many who go through it. This is because your brain has trained your body to believe that the object of your desire, be it drugs or alcohol, is something that it needs to either give you a boost of serotonin or it’s something that you need to survive.

    For this reason, removing these toxins from your body will be uncomfortable, because your system has come to rely on it.

    And even after these toxins have been removed, you will need to adjust without them. We will help you to retrain your system and your brain so that it won’t need these substances in order to function.

    During this time, you might experience symptoms such as:

    • Sickness
    • Headaches
    • Heightened Anxiety
    • Stomach Aches
    • Muscle Aches
    • Dizziness
    • Heart Palpitation

    Although the idea of having to go through this may be daunting, you will have professional health care workers there to take care of you. On hand will be medication, such as Librium, to make this difficult time easier, and in some cases a replacement drug for those suffering with opiate addictions.

    Many who attempt to go through this process alone end up either being very unwell or with a much stronger addiction. If you aren’t cared for during this time by someone who understands how to handle this situation, you may end up giving in to what your brain desires, and not wanting to have to go through the withdrawal process again.

    Consequently, we encourage all who are considering going through the withdrawal alone to seek help immediately. It is crucial it is dealt with in a controlled environment with trained professionals on hand.

    2. Rehabilitation

    Rehabilitation is highly recommended for everyone suffering from addiction. This is because, whether you are an outpatient or an inpatient, it gives you the support you need to heal and to understand your mind your body, and what happens to it during addiction.

    The minimum amount of time you can spend in rehabilitation can be 28 days, however, for some people, that time can be extended to a few months, or somewhere in between. Healing is different for everyone.

    The amount of time that is recommended for you all depends on your initial assessment, and then on how you respond to your treatment. So we’ll base this on how severe your addiction is and on how you’re coping mentally.

    This is all optional, however, so you are free to leave whenever you want to, however, our treatment is only successful if you allow it to run its full course. Leaving when you think you might be fully recovered can be very damaging to your future recovery.

    Equally, if you’re keen to speed up the healing process you can end up putting a lot of pressure on yourself which won’t reflect well on your mental state and can be very harmful to your recovery and prevent future relapses.

    In order to really get the best you can out of rehabilitation, you need to not rush it. Focus on yourself, fully immerse yourself in this journey and understand that each person is different. We also have a team of specialists onsite who will monitor your recovery, they can let you know as you progress if they feel that perhaps you should stay on longer, or if they feel you are ready to move on to the final step.

    And even though you might not be watched quite as closely, they can monitor you as an outpatient as well and ensure that when it comes to being discharged, they feel that physically and mentally, you are prepared to take that step.

    3. Aftercare

    Aftercare is the final step that many of our patients will go through. It is much different to rehabilitation and detoxification as the centre won’t be as hands-on as it was during the beginning of your journey. Once the team has decided that you are ready, you will be discharged and encouraged to go back out into the world.

    This can be a very overwhelming time for you, especially if you had previously stayed with one of our centres as an inpatient where you were essentially protected from the world.

    As a result, we have organised this programme. We will also encourage you to tell someone that you’re close to when you’re being discharged so that you will have a support system waiting for you at home to help you re-enter the world.

    Our rehabilitation treatment is there to help you heal. Addiction can be brought on from many internal and external factors, and rehabilitation helps you to understand how it happened, and how to prevent it from happening again. You can explore yourself, your triggers, and understand your own personal needs moving forwards.

    Rehabilitation helps you to heal emotionally and physically through a series of treatments surrounding talking therapy, holistic therapy and physical therapy. Once you have completed this step, it doesn’t mean that the healing as stopped.

    It just means that we have given you the tools necessary to help prevent relapses and to continue your journey on your own.

    Aftercare is there to help you to re-assimilate back into the world. We will provide you with weekly group sessions and one-on-one meetings with a recovery team.

    Even though you have been discharged you will not be alone as you continue to heal, you will be with others who will support you and help you through this difficult time. We will also provide you with a number so that you are able to speak to someone whenever you may need to.

    Does this bring us to the ongoing conversation of outpatient or inpatient?

    Outpatient or Inpatient?

    As we’ve stated before, everyone’s situation is different. Some might prefer to be an out-patient due to work or their budget or for another reason entirely, and that is completely okay. Our outpatient programme is known to be successful among many of our patients, however, the probability of this success is based upon a series of different things.

    For example, do you have a stable home life? Are there people around you who will support your recovery during detoxification and rehabilitation? We will also need to know if your addiction is very severe.

    If you struggle with opiate addiction, such as heroin, then being outpatient is almost never recommended.

    We will also need to know if you’ll be able to attend therapy sessions. It is important that, even though you are an outpatient, you regularly appear at the rehabilitation centre for therapy, group meetings and holistic treatments.

    Without motivation or the right support, rehabilitation as an outpatient can be very difficult to do.

    As an inpatient, you will have around the clock care. You will be surrounded by people who understand what you have gone through and can relate to you, these people will become a support system for you, and will encourage and motivate you to keep going.

    Some people even leave rehab with more friends than they went in with. You will also be in a safe environment where all triggers and temptations are removed and healing is the only thing we want you to focus on. This is why inpatient success rates tend to be so high in comparison to outpatient rates.

    Contact us

    At Ok Rehab we work for you. We want to guarantee that everyone who comes to us leaves with a better quality of life and feels confident to continue down the road to health. If you are unsure if you, or a loved one, is struggling with addiction and might need help then you can always call us and we can figure out a way to help them. You can also contact us here.

    Addiction is an illness that cannot be helped and has caused many to have lost their lives. We want to do the best we can to help as many as we can, to give more people brighter and more hopeful futures.


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