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    Drug & Alcohol Rehab in Eastbourne

    It can be really difficult knowing where to turn when you make the choice to access treatment for addiction. Sometimes it can feel overwhelming when you ask someone you know and they have too many suggestions or not enough. However, when you ask someone close, it’s unlikely that they’ll be an expert on addiction or treatment.

    If you’re looking for top-quality treatment in the Eastbourne area, then OK Rehab can point you in the right direction. Our team of staff have years of experience matching people to treatment centres throughout the UK.

    Our referrals are comprehensive and cover all areas. This means that you don’t have to keep repeating yourself to explain your circumstances when contacting various centres. OK Rehab can take care of the entire referral for you. All we need is to hold a free and non-obligatory pre-assessment with you to understand your needs and goals.

    Once we have all the information needed, we can explain what your treatment options are in Eastbourne. You’ll have the opportunity to ask any questions you might have. With your permission, we’ll then guide you through your referral to local services.

    What happens when you go to rehab?

    After a referral by one of our team, you’ll be matched to a rehabilitation programme in the Eastbourne area. An admission date will be identified and this will be the first day of your road to healing.

    This is a time that can feel very overwhelming for people. This is why getting the right support is so important. If at any point you have concerns leading up to this date, you can contact OK Rehab for guidance.

    You will have been given a place in either outpatient or inpatient services.

    If you’re placed in outpatient services you’ll remain living where you are now and will go into a centre as and when scheduled with the local workers. This type of programme is excellent for those who have a mild addiction.

    For those who require inpatient services, a residential stay at a rehab clinic will take place. This provides a total package of intensive care and therapeutic support. This is especially useful for people who have severe addictions and dependencies. A stay at a clinic lasts anywhere up to 28 days.

    1. The detox period

    When people enter rehab for a length of time, the staff team support them through a detox period. This happens for every person. It takes place from the moment a person steps through the doors.

    Detox is important as residents need to be cleared of all toxins and substances before psychological rehabilitation work can begin.

    The withdrawal process can be unsettling, uncomfortable, and indeed, painful for some. This is especially the case when people have physical dependence. Withdrawal symptoms are one of the biggest reasons people find it hard to quit heroin and alcohol. Symptoms can include the following:

    • Shaking and sweating.
    • Nausea and diarrhoea.
    • Hallucinations.
    • Pain and cramps.

    At rehab, there are doctors and clinical nurses to make this part of the stay as smooth and comfortable as possible. This often means prescribing medications such as Librium and Subutex. The detox period lasts up to ten days.

    At the end of this period, residents then begin to focus on psychological and alternative therapies.

    2. Therapeutic support

    After the person has detoxed and the substances are cleared from the body, they’re ready to begin psychological treatments.

    This is where people are led by highly skilled therapists and alternative practitioners to face the mental aspect of addiction.

    Therapies such as Cognitive Behavioural and Dialectical Behavioural provide the basis for people to start looking at their thoughts and emotions. These therapies reveal how a thought becomes a feeling and can provoke a behaviour. New coping techniques are revealed for people to begin implementing.

    There are also talking therapies and art and music therapies. All of this work unpicks the underlying causes of a person’s addiction and helps the person to understand what is keeping the addiction going in the present.

    It’s the goal of the staff team to provide a safe space to talk about your problems. They also want to give you tools to help you resist cravings and difficult feelings in the future. The work will come down to you to use the tools you’re shown in order to face the difficult moments.

    3. Group work

    Your stay at rehab will include sessions with peers, those who are in a similar situation to you. This might be facilitated through 12 Step work or via other means. Many people find this work really effective in learning from and sharing with others who totally understand what addiction is like to live with.

    What happens when you leave rehab?

    Towards the end of your stay, you and the team will work on building an aftercare plan for you to follow. This will include sessions at the rehab going forward. This, along with maintaining contact with positive people you have met, will be a protective factor against relapse.

    You’ll have discussed lifestyle changes you can implement too. There will also be an action plan of various things for you to try and/or investigate in the future. Some of these might be supported by a worker at the rehab, or with workers from an outside organisation. It really depends on what your goals and aspirations are.

    Reintegrating into normal life after a stay a rehab can be a bit of a culture shock. It’s imperative you stay focused on the aftercare plan. You’ll need to practise and maintain the strategies you learned to get through challenging moments.

    Can you really quit drugs and alcohol?

    Yes, it is possible. There’s no denying that it will be hard, but it is possible. OK Rehab has supported many people towards and in a life of sobriety.

    With solid lifestyle changes and creating new life purposes, you can begin a healing recovery where your life is much more fulfilling. You’ll make new connections, friendships, and can become comfortable in your own skin again.

    How does OK Rehab match you to a rehab programme?

    Our team of advisors have extensive knowledge of the best treatments available in the UK. They know what questions to ask in order to gather the appropriate information to match you to a programme in Eastbourne.

    There are various factors of your personality and life that will influence how they suit you to services. It’s important for the OK Rehab member of staff who speaks with you to understand the severity of your substance problem. This will help them decide what physical and psychological treatments are required.

    Other areas are important to understand too. If you have responsibilities that mean you need to remain living at home, this is taken into account. There is also the financial aspect to consider.

    For those people who have money to invest into treatment, a private rehab clinic can provide a total level of care and the highest level of input from highly trained and experienced staff.

    To find out more about your options, contact our team today. We know the importance of finding you a programme that will work for you. We also want to make this step of your recovery as easy as possible. One of our compassionate advisors will be ready to emotionally support you over the telephone and then discuss treatments.

    We would be delighted to help you on your journey to recovery. Simply call us on 0800 326 5559 for a free initial assessment. A lovely helpline advisor will guide you through the process of getting help for yourself or a loved one.


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