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    Drug & Alcohol Rehab in Essex

    Do you live in Essex and have found yourself increasingly dependent on drugs or alcohol? Are you looking for a rehab programme catered to your needs? Are you ready to ask for help and seek support for your addiction?

    According to the Office for National Statistics, over half a million people in England are alcohol dependent. This is due to the availability of alcohol and the normalisation of binge drinking within our society.

    If you are struggling with drug or alcohol-related Problems in the Essex area give us a call today on 0800 326 5559. There are a wide variety of rehab clinics located in the area that can give you the best chance at taking back your life.

    We see clients attend rehab in Essex from all areas of the UK so if you are from a different area but would still like to attend, this can be made possible.

    At OK Rehab we can offer rehab in many towns in Essex such as Billericay, Basildon, Chelmsford, and Harlow.

    Should I attend rehab?

    Many signs point towards needing professional help like the kinds offered at a residential rehab. Take a look at the list below, do any of these things sound familiar to you?

    • Your loved ones have asked you to seek help
    • You have tried to quit in the past, but you weren’t successful
    • You can’t get through the day without using drugs or alcohol
    • You lie about where you are and how you spend your money
    • You have been in trouble with community services such as the police
    • Your relationships with people have broken down
    • Your addiction is at the forefront of your mind at all times

    Denial is a huge part of addiction but as soon as you are honest with yourself it can make seeking help a lot easier. The first step in recovery is admitting that you are struggling. In the UK thousands of people die each year due to problems with alcohol. We want you to get the help you need before it’s too late. If you are looking to make a change in your life, call us today.

    If any of the above factors on the list apply to you then we urge you to contact us immediately.

    What forms of treatment are on offer?

    There are many forms of treatment on offer for addiction and whilst this ensures you can receive the right support it can also feel very overwhelming.

    The two main forms of treatment usually offered to clients include:

    1. Detoxification
    2. Drug and alcohol rehabilitation

    These forms of treatment are most commonly combined so clients can make the most out of residential rehab and heal physically as well as psychologically.

    Detox is linked to the physical aspect of addiction and can help when an individual stops using drugs or alcohol. Detoxification is the process in which toxins from substance abuse leave your body. The process usually takes around one to two weeks and you will likely feel uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms. The worst symptoms usually occur within the first few days, after that they gradually reduce. Once your body has removed all toxins successfully you can begin to move onto the next stage of rehabilitation.

    You may be wondering why we don’t advocate for all patients to undergo at-home detoxes. This is usually not recommended due to the severe withdrawal symptoms that appear and the subsequent lack of medical supervision. Many people who attempt this form of detox often relapse and return to abusing substances because they don’t have the tools to overcome it. Checking yourself into a residential facility is the safest way to go through the detox process.

    Progression onto other therapies is the next step after detoxing and can ensure you safely begin to heal your mind as well as your body. Each patient receives a tailored treatment plan, so they have access to the best treatment and available facilities on their recovery journey.

    What therapies are included with treatment?

    As mentioned above, each client has a tailored programme so you may utilise some forms of therapy more than others. The main forms of therapy on offer are:

    • Cognitive behavioural therapy
    • Dialectical behavioural therapy
    • Group therapy
    • Family therapy

    However, we also believe in the importance of holistic therapy. Holistic therapy focuses on healing the mind and can be considered a spiritual practice. It has been proven to be a very beneficial form of therapy for those recovering from drug and alcohol addiction as it helps clients see that we are more than just our bodies.

    Holistic well-being also helps clients keep an open mind about treatment and encompasses the importance of treating your mind with kindness too. Many facilities specialise in holistic therapies so if this is something you are interested in, we can help to point you in the right direction of a holistic clinic in Essex.

    What are the benefits of attending rehab?

    There are many benefits to attending rehab, the main factor being the life-changing treatment staff can provide. Residential rehab allows you to recover under the supervision of trained medical professionals as well as being able to access the 24/7 care they provide.

    By choosing to reside in a facility away from home you can take advantage of therapy and the many forms on offer, whether traditional or holistic. This can significantly help in the understanding of your addiction and the steps you need to take in the future to prevent any further use.

    By working with trained staff and support workers you can create realistic goals and set your expectations for what you want to achieve from rehab. This can help you avoid relapses upon your return home.

    Attending residential rehab also means you are making the active decision to step away from negative environments that may have triggered your addiction. Being away from social groups that support your drug use can positively impact your recovery.

    We actively encourage localised treatment though if you are searching for rehab away from home, we can also make this happen for you. Localised treatment means you undergo treatment close to where you live, this means you can experience the convenience and comfort of this form of recovery.

    If you have a support network made up of friends and family, localised treatment can provide you with motivation to continue your programme and ease any anxiety that may arise as a result of moving from your local area. We know this isn’t a possibility for all prospective clients but if it is, we urge you to consider it.

    One of the main benefits of localised treatment is the convenience of resources post-rehab. Aftercare can feel a lot easier as you work with local support groups that may be within walking or driving distance instead of having to arrange travel through other means.

    At this moment you may feel that localised treatment will negatively impact your rehabilitation efforts. Try and remember that residential treatment can help you steer clear of any distractions and keep you motivated on your journey to recovery.

    Why should I choose private rehab?

    Many people choose to make use of private resources over public services because of the high demand for programmes offered by the NHS, for example. There is a large demand within the UK for addiction treatment which means many people are put in a difficult position of having to wait months for treatment which can be life-threatening. If addiction is left untreated it can increasingly worsen meaning you must seek urgent help.

    Almost all of the clinics we work with offer immediate admission with some even allowing you to enter on the same day in which you get your referral. This accessibility offered to all potential patients means that private healthcare is often the easier option for receiving addiction treatment.

    What types of rehab are on offer?

    At OK Rehab we are proud to offer rehab programmes for many different addictions. Whether you are struggling with drug and alcohol addictions or behavioural addictions, we urge you to contact our team as soon as you are ready to discuss treatment options.

    Here is a list of some of the programmes we offer to clients:

    • Alcohol rehab
    • Prescription drug rehab
    • Cocaine rehab
    • Cannabis rehab
    • Gambling rehab
    • Love and sex rehab

    If you would like to find out more about the services we offer call us on 0800 326 5559.

    How much does rehab cost?

    The price of rehab varies depending on the location of your selected service and the duration of your treatment programme. Other factors such as whether you choose a single or double occupancy room also influence the cost of your rehab.

    By calling our helpful team of advisors today we can talk you through your options for rehab and the costs involved.

    Rehab can range from around £2,000 to £10,000 depending on if you choose to stay in a residential facility for the full 28 days.

    At-home detoxing would significantly reduce the price of treatment but there are fewer benefits to this form of treatment as it fails to protect you from negative influences and temptations.

    If you are concerned about the cost of treatment our team can talk you through your options as you could be eligible for medical insurance plans or scheduled payment plans.

    What does a day in rehab look like?

    Each client who enters rehab undergoes different forms of treatment. Here is an example of a day in rehab.

    1. Morning

    You can expect to begin your day with a nutritious breakfast prepared by the staff at your clinic. Then you will be invited to attend a meeting where you will usually discuss your progress and aims for treatment. This can include a session of meditation or mindfulness.

    2. Afternoon

    Around midday, you can expect to eat lunch. This is then followed by therapy such as a group session or a one-to-one session with a therapist or counsellor. This can also include any forms of holistic therapy such as music and crafts or massage therapy. After this has concluded you will be able to enjoy some free time in your facility. This could include writing home to family or enjoying leisure activities at the gym and swimming pool.

    3. Night-time

    After a healthy dinner and any medication needed it will probably be time to wind down and prepare yourself for the next day of treatment. A scheduled sleep time can be vital in ensuring your body and mind are well-rested and healthy.

    How can I tell my boss I’m going to rehab?

    It can feel very scary thinking about telling your employer you are attending rehab. They may be unaware of your substance abuse and you may fear losing your job.

    Here are some helpful tips to open the conversation:

    • Be truthful and honest regarding your addiction
    • Prepare some answers to the questions they may want to ask
    • Understand your rights as an employee at their company
    • Don’t avoid speaking about it
    • However, you are not obliged to discuss things that you don’t want to

    Some people in employment decide to enter rehab by using their holidays for the year and it is important to remember that undergoing treatment is the most important thing. If you feel that your relationship with your boss will be strained by asking for support, then this is a reflection of their character, not yours.

    Call us today

    If you are actively seeking help and want to make a positive change in your life call OK Rehab today and we can help talk you through the next steps on 0800 326 5559.

    Through a short assessment, we can find out more about your addiction and subsequent needs for treatment, finding you the best rehab facility in Essex. Our helpline advisors are ready and waiting to take your call, make that first step into a brighter future today.


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