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    Drug & Alcohol Rehab in Gloucestershire

    If you are looking to attend drug or alcohol rehab in Gloucestershire, then you might at times feel like no one understands what you are going through.

    However, you aren’t alone. In fact, thousands of people across the UK and millions of people across the globe also suffer from one form of addiction.

    For example, in England and Wales alone, approximately 9.4% of all adults aged between 16 and 59 admitted to taking at least one form of the drug over the past 12 months. When we look at 16 to 24-year-olds, this percentage only increases to 20.3%.

    More so, approximately of all adults in the UK questioned had admitted to taking at least one form of the drug throughout their lifetime. [1]

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    Children, Teenagers and Addiction in Gloucestershire

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    According to the Gloucestershire Online Pupil Survey, when questioning a set of year ten pupils, a total of 29.8% stated that they drink alcohol on a frequent basis, stating that they drink alcohol either ‘very often’ or ‘most days’.

    Of these students, a shocking 11.7% admitted that they not only consume alcohol now but have been doing so since the age of just 12 years old.

    Obviously, no one under the age of 18 years old is legally allowed to buy or consume alcohol in the UK. So, when asked where they got their alcohol from, the following answers were given:

    • 35.7% of pupils stated that they get their alcohol from home
    • 24.6% of pupils stated that they get someone else to buy it for them
    • 20.3% of pupils stated that their older friends buy it for them

    Not only are pupils in Gloucestershire admitting to drinking, but 31.4% of these pupils admitted to getting drunk on a frequent basis. [1]

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    The Economy & Addiction in Gloucestershire

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    It is estimated that 70% of those who suffer from an addiction to alcohol are actually in full-time employment.

    That is why it is also estimated that approximately 17 million working days are lost each year in the UK due to alcohol-related issues causing and forcing people to take time off of work.

    This causes economic consequences throughout the country. In fact, it’s estimated that this costs the UK economy a total of £6.4 billion. This is mainly due to unemployment, sick days, early retirement, health issues and deaths caused by alcohol abuse.

    Alcohol and drug addiction can affect anyone. It is estimated within the UK, managers and highly paid professionals are actually more likely to suffer from addiction than any other socio-demographic group. [2]

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    Drug & Alcohol Related Hospital Admissions in Gloucestershire

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    When it comes to hospital admissions within Gloucestershire, a total of 43.3% of all admissions were drug-related between 2018 and 2019.

    This percentage has been lower than the national average for the past nine years. However, this percentage in Gloucestershire has been slowly increasing for the past few years.

    Throughout Gloucestershire, drug-related hospital admissions consisted mainly of those aged between 20 and 29 years old. [1]

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    Mental Health & Addiction in Gloucestershire

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    Most people are well aware that there is a close link between addiction and mental health issues.

    In fact, there is a strong link between mental health issues and a lot of other things.

    For example, if you suffer from a mental health issue such as depression, anxiety, or schizophrenia, then you are a lot more likely to end up being overweight, a smoker, addicted to drugs or alcohol and graduate school with very few good grades. [3,4,5]

    For those individuals who suffer from a mental health issue as well as an addiction issue, you are suffering from a dual diagnosis.

    When it comes to mental health issues in Gloucestershire, a study was taken in 2020, which estimated that a total of 70,000 people within Gloucestershire between the ages of 18 and 64 suffered from a mental health disorder. [6]

    Out of these people, an estimated 12,300 people had an antisocial personality disorder, 8,900 had a borderline personality disorder, and 2,600 had a psychotic disorder. [6]

    Due to the close link between mental health issues and addiction, it is highly important that mental health is taken seriously.

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    Addiction & death in Gloucestershire

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    Unfortunately, the number of people dying due to a drug or alcohol-related issue has been rising consistently for the last 30 years.

    Throughout 2018, an estimated 4,359 people died due to a drug overdose in just England and Wales, which was a 17% increase from 2017. [1]

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    The impact addiction has on families in Gloucestershire

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    Unfortunately, when a family member or loved one abuses drugs or alcohol, it can have a serious and damaging effect on those around them.

    There is no doubt that when a parent abuses drugs, it has an impact on their child’s emotional wellbeing, routine, emotional development and future prospects. Unfortunately, one in every 25 adults grew up with someone who abused either drugs or alcohol. [1]

    Unfortunately, 18% of all children in care in South Gloucestershire were surrounded by drug abuse. Still, this is much less than the national average, which sits at 38%. [4,5]

    As you can see, millions of people struggle with an addiction to either drugs or alcohol across the world. If you are looking to attend drug or alcohol rehab in Gloucestershire, then remember that this is very common and is not something you should be embarrassed about.

    There are many different options for drug and alcohol rehab in Gloucestershire. In order to find out more, speak to a member of the OK Rehab team today.

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    Are you addicted to drugs and alcohol?

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    Unfortunately, addiction to drugs and alcohol isn’t something that can be easily noticed. This is because you don’t become addicted overnight. Instead, you gradually become addicted through long-term heavy drinking or drug abuse.

    People may not realise that they are suffering from addiction until the signs are firmly in their system. If you’re not sure if you’re addicted, check some of the common signs below:

    • Mood swings
    • Increased temper
    • Paranoia
    • Tiredness
    • Difficulty sleeping, i.e. insomnia
    • Agitation or irritability
    • Memory loss and blackouts
    • Low self-esteem
    • You have lost interest in something that would have normally excited you, i.e. hobbies, activities, or events
    • You don’t care about personal hygiene or your physical appearance

    You should also ask yourself these questions:

    • Are you unable to relax until you have had the first drink or drug of the day?
    • Have you tried to stop consuming alcohol or drugs but suffered from withdrawal symptoms?
    • Are you hiding your substance intake from your friends and family?
    • Have you withdrawn from socialising and responsibility?
    • Is your professional life suffering due to your substance intake?
    • Do you feel like these substances control you?

    If you have answered “yes” to any of these questions, then you are suffering from an addiction to drugs or alcohol. While it can be difficult to admit that you have an addiction, it’s important to remember that there is a light at the end of that long, dark tunnel.

    Going to drug and alcohol rehab in Gloucestershire can help you end your addiction, and it will provide you with the tools you need to live a life free from drugs and alcohol.

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    What is an intervention?

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    If you know someone who desperately needs to attend drug or alcohol rehab in Gloucestershire, but is failing to see why or that they need help in the first place, then you plan to hold a professional intervention.

    A professional intervention is when a loved one (family member or friend, for example) of someone suffering holds a meeting so that they can explain how worried they are about their addiction and put forward some treatment options.

    By explaining and voicing your concern in this way, you are able to remain calm and on topic and are much more likely to get a positive response. By seeing the effort, you have gone to. Hopefully, the individual will take your concerns seriously.

    When planning your intervention, make sure that you pick the right location. It needs to be held in a quiet, private space where you won’t be interrupted. Luckily, if you live in Gloucestershire, then there are a whole host of places like this.

    For example, you can hold an intervention at a local park, such as Robinswood Hill Country Park. Alternatively, you could ask to hire out your local community centre for a quiet and undisturbed intervention.

    Make sure that you also only invite people who the individual trusts, such as long-term friends or close family members who have a vested interest in their future, health and wellbeing.

    For example, try not to invite anyone who has a turbulent relationship with the individual.

    However, when it comes to holding an intervention, the reality is that for a lot of people, it’s really hard to know what to say or how to say it.

    In this case, you could always ask an intervention specialist to talk with you about what to say and how to say it. They will even attend the intervention with you if you request to make sure that the intervention and conversation stay as productive as possible.

    If you live in Gloucestershire, then there is a wide selection of intervention specialists in the area to choose from. If you think you require the help of an intervention specialist in the Gloucestershire area, then speak to your local GP about how to reach out.

    Alternatively, you could use the advice and tools suggested throughout CRAFT.

    CRAFT is an abbreviation for Community Reinforcement and Family Training. Essentially, CRAFT is a tool book which helps to guide family and friends on how to help their loved ones and motivate them to want to recover. [7]

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    How much does attending drug and alcohol rehab in Gloucestershire cost?

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    With the cost of living increasing rapidly, it is very important these days to fully understand the true cost of attending rehab.

    Attending rehab in Gloucestershire can be very expensive, which is why it is important to understand exactly what you would be paying for if you were to attend drug or alcohol rehab in Gloucestershire.

    Firstly, throughout Gloucestershire and the UK, people are allowed to choose from either inpatient or outpatient treatment.

    The first and most common form of rehab treatment in the UK and Gloucestershire is outpatient treatment.

    Outpatient treatment is very different to inpatient treatment. Outpatient treatment allows its patients to get the treatment they need and then allows them to go back home each day to be with their family and friends.

    However, a lot of people in Gloucestershire will attend inpatient treatment. Although this is mainly for those with a more severe addiction, it involves moving into a rehab centre for a specific amount of time.

    You will receive all of your treatment within the facility and will not return back home until you have completed your treatment.

    The decision on whether to attend inpatient or outpatient treatment means that you will end up paying a different amount of money.

    Attending outpatient treatment is slightly cheaper. However, it is usually only suitable for those with mild to moderate addiction.

    Unfortunately, people can end up on a very long waiting list when it comes to outpatient treatment across Gloucestershire and the whole of the UK.

    When it comes to inpatient treatment, the wait can be even longer. For example, some people report waiting lists of weeks or even months.

    There are also other major factors that influence the cost of attending rehab in Gloucestershire and the UK. One of the biggest is whether you opt for private or NHS-funded rehab.

    Unfortunately, the NHS cannot afford to pay for everyone to attend NHS-funded rehab. However, the NHS does help a lot of people attend rehab through funding who live in Gloucestershire.

    However, if you do not qualify for NHS-funded rehab, then the unfortunate reality is that private rehab is very expensive.

    Private rehab in Gloucester is expensive. For example, a 28-day stay in rehab could cost up to £14,000.

    However, this is for an expensive rehab clinic. There are some cheaper options in Gloucestershire, which could make your 28-day stay a lot cheaper, coming in at £4,000.

    Some additional factors that influence the cost of rehab in Gloucestershire include:

    • What type of treatment options and therapy types do they offer
    • Where the rehab facility is based
    • How ‘top of the range’ and luxurious the rehab centre is
    • How long do you stay in the rehab facility for

    It is very understandable that for a lot of people, these costs can be out of reach.

    Whilst the costs are huge, it is important to remember that attending rehab is the best way to ensure that you recover safely. There are a whole host of benefits to attending rehab, including top-of-the-range treatment, a safe detox and professional therapy.

    Some of the benefits of attending private rehab in Gloucestershire include:

    • Thought-out and strategic aftercare and relapse prevention plan for when you leave rehab
    • An initial physical detox when you arrive at rehab,if required
    • Top-of-the-range therapy and treatment techniques
    • Three meals a day
    • Full insurance whilst at the rehab centre
    • Around-the-clock care and support from doctors and medical professionals

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    Is drug and alcohol rehab in Gloucestershire covered by health insurance?

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    Lots of people across Gloucestershire and the UK might not realise that their health insurance policy might cover the cost of all or part of their rehab treatment.

    Unlike in America, not everyone in the UK has health insurance, as most health problems are treated by the NHS. However, if you do have health insurance in the UK, then you might qualify.

    However, your health insurance policy might only cover aspects of your treatment and not the whole treatment programme. You should always check this first before you admit yourself into rehab.

    Whether your health insurance policy will cover your rehab treatment will depend on a few different factors. For example, these factors include who the policy is with, where the rehab centre is, what drug or substance you are addicted to and how mild, moderate or severe your addiction is.

    At OK Rehab, we will also advise that individuals looking to attend drug or alcohol rehab in Hampshire should always check with their health insurance provider, if they have it, to see if they cover treatment for drug or alcohol addiction.

    If you live in Gloucestershire or indeed the rest of the UK, then there are a number of health insurance providers you could opt to choose from when it comes to drug or alcohol rehab treatment.

    These health insurance providers include BUPA, Cigna, AXA, Aviva and JSIS.

    Luckily, if you are insured by a health insurance provider, then this might mean that you will skip the waiting queue. You will often be seen within just a few days, as opposed to waiting a few weeks as you would with NHS-funded rehab.

    If you attend drug or alcohol rehab in Hampshire through a health insurance provider, then make sure that your rehab facility is aware on your arrival that you are insured.

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    Is drug and alcohol rehab in Gloucestershire covered by the NHS?

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    Luckily, for those living in the UK, the cost of any health procedures or check-ups is covered by the NHS. Thankfully, this also means that you might be able to qualify for drug or alcohol rehab treatment through the NHS, too.

    In order to qualify for NHS-funded rehab treatment, you will need to speak to your local GP in Gloucestershire to see if you tick the boxes to qualify.

    For those who would struggle to pay for rehab any other way, this can be a fantastic and often life-saving option.

    Nevertheless, despite what many people across the UK think, the NHS does not own any rehab centres of their own. Due to a lack of funding, they cannot afford to run their own rehab centres for NHS patients.

    Instead, the NHS has resorted to booking out and paying for beds in private rehab centres so that they can afford to place people in rehab who cannot afford to pay to go private.

    Although this can often mean a long waiting list, everyone in the UK is extremely lucky to gain access to this kind of treatment completely free of charge and on the NHS.

    If you live in the Gloucestershire area, it is a good idea to ask your doctor if they think you would qualify for NHS-funded rehab.

    Once you do, your doctor will advise you on what kind of treatment you need and where you are able to access it.

    They might also prescribe you some medication if necessary whilst you wait for your treatment or to help you manage the symptoms and side effects of abusing drugs or alcohol.

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    What is the average length of time people spend in drug or alcohol rehab in Gloucestershire?

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    Lots of people who suffer from an addiction to either drugs or alcohol are nervous about attending rehab because they do not know how long they will have to stay. This, in turn, creates a lot of anxiety.

    Not everyone is required to stay in rehab for a set amount of time. In fact, how long each person needs to stay in rehab depends on a lot of different things.

    These factors include how long they have been addicted to drugs or alcohol, how severe the addiction is and what form of drug or substance they are addicted to.

    Some people might only need to stay in rehab for ten days. This is generally the case for people who suffer from a mild, less serious addiction and for those who do not need to undergo a physical detox.

    Lots of people end up staying in a rehab facility for a lot longer. In fact, most sufferers end up staying in rehab for 28 days. However, this is so that they can undergo both detox and therapy.

    If you’ve been addicted to drugs or alcohol for a lot longer and suffer from a mental health issue (a dual diagnosis), then you might need to stay in rehab for a couple of months.

    For example, some individuals are required to stay in rehab for a total of 80 days before they are able to leave.

    Doctors and medical health professionals will decide how long you need to stay in rehab based on your specific case, addiction history and treatment needs.

    However, despite how your addiction or case might look on paper, a doctor will never ask you to stay for longer than you need to. Additionally, they won’t ask you to leave until they believe you are ready.

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    Weighing up the pros and cons of NHS vs private addiction treatment

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    If you are considering attending drug or alcohol rehab in Gloucestershire, then you need to carefully consider whether you should attend private or NHS-funded treatment.

    There is no hiding the fact that attending private rehab is expensive. Due to this, people need to fully understand the differences between the level of care and attention you would get at a private rehab clinic as opposed to an NHS-funded one.

    Throughout the UK and Gloucestershire, a lot of people believe that there are solely NHS-funded rehab centres. However, this is simply not the case. Instead, there are NHS-funded beds and spaces available within private rehab centres.

    Ironically, this means that a lot of people who attend NHS-funded rehab are being seen by the same doctors and therapists who treat private, paying patients.

    This begs the question, what are the main differences and pros and cons of attending private vs NHS-funded rehab?

    Pros of Attending Private Rehab

    • There are no waiting lists; you will often be seen within just a few days
    • You will receive top-of-the-range treatment from doctors and medical professionals
    • You will also receive a personalised treatment plan catered just for you, which assesses your addiction and your needs
    • You will also receive personalised relapse prevention, which will help you to stay sober and on track after you leave rehab and return back home
    • You will be looked after around the clock
    • You will be offered a physical detox when you arrive at rehab

    Cons of Attending Private Rehab

    • The enormous cost means that not everyone can afford to attend private rehab if they need it
    • Family and friends might overwhelm the individual by suggesting different rehab centres, as there are so many to pick from

    Pros of Attending NHS Funded Rehab

    • It’s completely free
    • It is confidential, just as private rehab is too
    • The doctors and therapists who treat you will be exactly the same doctors and therapists who treat privately paying patients.

    Cons of NHS Funded Rehab

    • As you sit on the long waiting list, your addiction, health, mental health, and symptoms might get worse.
    • There are a lot of criteria that you will need to tick before you qualify.
    • You might be looked upon by other privately paying patients
    • Doctors and therapists might have less one-to-one therapy time for you, as their time might be taken up by privately paying patients

    If you want to attend drug or alcohol rehab in Gloucestershire, then you should think carefully about whether you want to pay for private rehab or not.

    When it comes to private rehab, you do pay higher attention to detail and care, as well as a significantly shorter waiting list.

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    What is the difference between inpatient and outpatient drug and alcohol rehab in Gloucestershire?

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    Anyone who wants to attend drug or alcohol rehab in Gloucestershire needs to choose between inpatient or outpatient treatment.

    When it comes to the difference between the two, the main thing to consider is whether or not you would be able to return home each day after attending treatment or whether you would be better off staying at the rehab centre for a number of weeks.

    At OK Rehab, we would suggest that if you are addicted to a more harmful drug, such as heroin or cocaine, and if your addiction is classified as severe, then you should be considering inpatient rehab.

    A major benefit to attending inpatient rehab treatment is that doctors and therapists will be assessing you constantly. This is very beneficial for those undergoing a physical detox.

    However, if you are suffering from a less severe addiction and are still able to maintain a job and healthy relationships at home, then OK Rehab would suggest that you should consider attending outpatient rehab.

    Outpatient rehab is more appropriate and helpful for those who are able to hold down a job whilst suffering from their addiction.

    You will be able to maintain your job whilst also successfully keeping up with other commitments such as looking after family members or children.

    However, those who want to attend outpatient treatment should be prepared to undergo this treatment for months.

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    What is an Alcohol Detox?

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    If you are struggling with an addiction to alcohol in Gloucestershire, then you should be aware that you will need to attend an alcohol detox upon arrival at the rehab facility.

    Unfortunately, due to the media, such as film and tv, most people are well aware of just how hard dealing with withdrawal symptoms can be.

    Physical detox is when people actively stop abusing the addictive substance. This is when the body overcomes the need to consume the drug.

    It is crucial that this physical detox is carried out first before any other form of treatment for a psychological addiction is attempted.

    These symptoms aren’t nice to deal with. Even more so, if someone is already suffering from an illness, this can put added pressure and risk on their recovery.

    This is why it can be dangerous to detox from an addictive substance alone.

    At OK Rehab, we know it is important that individuals undergo their detox in a rehab centre so that they can supervise them and make sure that their withdrawal symptoms do not get out of hand.

    Although everyone’s withdrawal symptoms can be unique and individual to their addiction, most people start experiencing these symptoms within just a few hours of withdrawing.

    These could last a day or up to a week for some people. For some, they might only experience the odd withdrawal symptom, and others might experience a lot all at once.

    However, someone with a more severe addiction to a highly dangerous and addictive drug, such as heroin or cocaine, might experience more severe, unpleasant and challenging withdrawal symptoms.

    Below are some very commonly experienced withdrawal symptoms.

    • Experiencing the ‘shakes’ or ‘chills.’
    • Sweating more than normal
    • Experiencing diarrhoea when you go to the toilet
    • Experiencing headaches and migraines on a frequent basis
    • Feeling nauseous and wanting to be sick frequently
    • Struggling to sleep at night time
    • Having nightmares when you do sleep
    • Constantly having a cold or the flu due to a weakened immune system

    As discussed above, it is important to remember that not everyone will experience all of the above withdrawal symptoms.

    It is important to note that people can experience these withdrawal symptoms for just a few days, and others could end up experiencing them for days.

    This depends on what drug or substance you have been addicted to, how long you’ve been abusing that substance and whether you abuse just one drug or a number of different drugs or substances.

    If you need to undergo a physical detox, then understand that you will be asked to undergo this detox very early on in the process, within the first few days at rehab.

    From this moment on, you will be assessed throughout the process by healthcare professionals.

    You should bear in mind that you might also be prescribed medication by doctors to help you get through the detox process.

    For example, lots of people have been prescribed medication during the detox process. Librium is a commonly prescribed medication which helps people deal with their anxiety.

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    What does rehab for cocaine in Gloucestershire involve?

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    If you are addicted to cocaine in Gloucestershire, then you will need to attend rehab in order to recover.

    Cocaine is a highly addictive drug which changes the way the brain functions and works. However, although cocaine is mentally addictive, it is not physically addictive.

    Luckily, this means that individuals will not need to undergo a physical detox upon arrival at rehab.

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    What does rehab for heroin in Gloucestershire involve?

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    If you’re suffering from an addiction to heroin and live in Gloucestershire, then you will also need to attend rehab in order to recover.

    Heroin is highly addictive and can cause some serious health concerns and complications.

    Heroin affects not only the brain but the body too. This means that your body will crave the drug just as much as your brain will. Unfortunately, this means that you will need to undergo a physical detox when you first arrive at the rehab centre.

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    What does rehab for cannabis in Gloucestershire involve?

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    Anyone who suffers from an addiction to cannabis knows that cannabis makes individuals unproductive, unmotivated and selfish.

    People who are addicted to cannabis in Gloucestershire will need to admit themselves into a rehab centre before their addiction gets any worse.

    It is very easy to get addicted to cannabis. However, it does not create a physical addiction. This means that people will not need to undergo a physical detox when they first arrive at a rehab centre.

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    Popular therapy techniques on offer in Gloucestershire

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    If you live in Gloucestershire or indeed anywhere else in the UK, and are wondering what type of therapy you will have access to in rehab, then continue reading.

    Luckily, there are many different forms and types of rehab therapy on offer in the Gloucestershire area. Some of these rehab therapies include the following.

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    Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

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    Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), also referred to as CBT, is a fantastic technique used throughout most addiction centres.

    It helps people by delving into their thoughts, feelings and actions. It helps people to understand how these might all be interlinked and connected.

    CBT is available in most rehab centres across the UK and Gloucestershire.

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    Brief Interventions

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    Those in the early stages of the admissions process might be exposed to a brief intervention.

    A brief intervention is when an individual is asked a series of questions very early in the admissions process to assess what kind of treatment they need or if they need therapy and rehab at all.

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    Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT)

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    Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) is similar to CBT. However, therapists will use DBT when an individual suffers from uncontrollable and very intense emotions.

    DBT is used to help people acknowledge, accept, process and then overcome these strong emotions.

    DBT helps you to then find a balance between accepting these emotions and overcoming them so that you step away from any triggering or emotional behaviour.

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    Holistic Therapy

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    If you are suffering from an addiction to drugs or alcohol in Gloucestershire and need to attend rehab, then you should consider undergoing holistic therapy.

    Holistic therapy is the treatment of an individual’s body, mind, spirit and emotions. This could include acupuncture, massage therapy, homoeopathy and other activities such as exercise.

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    Motivational Interviewing (MI)

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    Motivational interviewing is a communication style that is goal orientated and is used as an evidenced-based approach to behavioural change. It aims to help sufferers find their own reasons, motivations and hopes to recover and get back to living a better life.

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    One-to-One Therapy

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    Most rehab centres across the UK and Gloucestershire offer one-to-one therapy. In fact, one-to-one sessions often prove to be one of the most productive forms of therapy.

    They are designed to create a safe, confidential and supportive space for individuals to open up about their addiction, any triggers and emotions.

    During one-to-one therapy, you will receive lots of other forms of therapy, such as CBT, DBT and motivational interviewing.

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    Group Therapy

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    For many people who live in the UK, including Gloucestershire, one-to-one therapy is simply not for them. If this is the case, then you should consider group therapy.

    Group therapy is a great way for people who all share the same problem to come together to find solutions.

    During group therapy, individuals are able to share stories, their experiences, and any advice or tips and tricks on how to recover and stay sober.

    Luckily, there are lots of self-help groups throughout Gloucestershire. In order to gain access to these self-help groups, simply talk to your local doctor or speak to a member of OK Rehab for help and advice.

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    Family Therapy

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    Family therapy is a form of psychotherapy that aims to help people improve their communication style and skills whilst helping them resolve any issues or conflicts.

    During this time, family members will be able to voice their concerns, ask questions and air any issues that might be causing them distress or unhappiness.

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    12-Step Facilitation Therapy

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    Whilst at rehab, it might be suggested that you should attend a self-help group when you leave.

    During your treatment, you will be given a chance to practice self-help groups. This is known as the 12-step facilitation therapy, which is an engagement strategy that helps encourage people to attend self-help groups after they leave rehab.

    These self-help groups include groups such as Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) or Narcotics Anonymous (NA).

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    Co-dependency Treatment

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    If you suffer from an addiction to either drugs or alcohol, then you will most likely also suffer from co-dependency.

    Co-dependency is a term used to describe when an individual is attached to either someone or something. For those suffering from an addiction, this means either drugs, alcohol or a person.

    Being dependent on another thing, particularly another person or a substance, makes individuals feel particularly anxious or depressed or decreases their self-worth.

    Co-dependency treatment is issued at rehab and is often used in a one-to-one session with your therapist.

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    What is a dual diagnosis, and what is a co-occurring disorder?

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    A surprising number of people within rehab centres also suffer from mental health issues. If this is the case, then you are said to be suffering from a dual diagnosis.

    Anyone who suffers from a mental health issue will be treated for both at rehab. Below is a list of some very common mental health issues:

    Suffering from a mental health issue alongside your addiction is very common.

    However, it does add a certain level of complexity when it comes to your recovery and means that you might need to stay in rehab a bit longer in order to resolve your addiction and mental health issues.

    Some people struggle to understand if their addiction led to their mental health issues or vice versa, adding another level of complexity to their addiction and recovery.

    If you are suspected of having an undiagnosed mental health condition upon arrival to rehab, then you will be assessed by a mental health professional before receiving any treatment.

    However, anyone who has a dual diagnosis will not be able to receive treatment for their mental health issue until they have completed a physical detox first.

    Whilst not everyone will have to complete a physical detox as this depends on the type of substance you are addicted to, it does mean that you will have to wait a bit longer before you can receive therapy and treatment for your mental health issue.

    Once you have completed this detox programme, you will then be able to receive your treatment for your mental health issue.

    Although suffering from a dual diagnosis is difficult, recovery is very much achievable.

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    How attending rehab in Gloucestershire helps with relapse prevention

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    If you have ever attended rehab in Gloucestershire, then you will know just how much time and effort goes into recovery. That is why it is so important that after you leave rehab, you keep up the hard work.

    In order to help you keep up this hard work, you should create a relapse prevention plan whilst at rehab. Simply put, it is a vital tool that will help and aid you throughout your long-term recovery.

    Relapse prevention helps individuals to acknowledge the signs of relapse early on. Although everyone’s relapse warning signs are different and unique, they generally involve depression, anxiety and low self-esteem and self-worth.

    These tips and tricks will help you to manoeuvre triggers and any negative or helpful behaviour back in the outside world.

    Formulating a useful relapse prevention plan could be the difference between long-term recovery and a potential future relapse.

    You will spend a lot of your time at rehab putting all of these tips and tricks into a feasible and physical relapse prevention plan that you can take back home with you.

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    Aftercare and long-term support services for drug & alcohol rehab in Gloucestershire

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    Lots of people who leave rehab will also need to attend a number of aftercare support services after leaving rehab.

    A few of these aftercare services include:

    Self Help Groups such as the AA or NA

    If you are interested in attending self-help groups, then most cities and towns within the UK, including Gloucestershire, provide self-help groups such as Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA).

    Al-Anon Family Group Meetings

    For those who suffer from issues at home, including any triggering behaviour, then you could consider attending family group meetings.

    SMART Meetings

    If you want to experiment with different forms of group therapy, then you should consider attending a SMART meeting.

    SMART attendees attend these group meetings on a weekly basis and last around one to two hours each session.

    Home Detox

    If you struggle with a mild addiction to either drugs or alcohol in Gloucestershire, then you should always consider undergoing a home detox. This is when you detox and recover at home, with daily phone calls from professionals and medication delivered to you via the post.

    Outpatient treatment for those in the Gloucestershire area

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    Whilst inpatient treatment proves to be very successful for a number of people, others might be more suitable for outpatient treatment in Gloucestershire.

    Throughout outpatient treatment, you will receive daily or weekly rehab treatment before returning back home to resume daily life.

    This is a fantastic option for people who have been able to maintain a job despite being addicted or if they have children or other people depending on them on a daily or weekly basis.

    In order to receive outpatient treatment in Gloucestershire, contact your local doctor today. Alternatively, contact OK Rehab and speak to a member of our friendly team today.

    Please call our 24-Hour Helpline: 0800 326 5559

    Contact OK Rehab to find a drug and alcohol rehab in Gloucestershire

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    People struggling with addiction to drugs and alcohol are often hesitant to admit that they have an addiction and therefore don’t reach out for help. However, it’s important that you don’t let your addiction further damage your health and life.

    When you contact OK Rehab, you’ll talk to our friendly and respectful team, who will want to help you get back in control of your life by connecting you to a drug and alcohol rehab in Gloucestershire.

    We’ll talk with you to understand a bit more about you and your addiction. Once we’ve established the right treatment for you and your recovery, we’ll discuss budgets and costs, and we’ll arrange a date to enter rehab that suits you.

    We’ll also advise you on how to prepare for rehab so that, when you arrive at drug and alcohol rehab in Gloucestershire, you will be able to focus entirely on your recovery.

    To find a treatment that will be tailored to your needs, contact OK Rehab today. Call us on 0800 326 5559. You can also fill out our enquiry form on our Contact page.

    Please call our 24-Hour Helpline: 0800 326 5559

    References

    [1] https://beta.southglos.gov.uk/wp-content/uploads/South-Gloucestershire-Drugs-Needs-Assessment-2020.pdf

    [2] https://e-voice.org.uk/fvcshomelessforum/assets/documents/gloucestershire-alcohol-harm-r-2

    [3] South Gloucestershire Health and Wellbeing Board. Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy 2017-21 [Internet]. 2017. Available from: https://edocs.southglos.gov.uk/healthandwellbeingstrategy

    [4] Department for Education. Characteristics of children in need: 2018 to 2019 [Internet]. 2020 [cited 2020 May 1]. Available from: https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/characteristics-of-children-in-need-2018-to-2019

    [5] Sidebotham P, Brandon M, Bailey S, Beldersonn P, Dodsworth J, Garstang J, et al. Pathways to harm, pathways to protection: a triennial analysis of serious case reviews 2011 to 2014

    [6] https://inform.gloucestershire.gov.uk/media/2099845/mh-2020_final.pdf

    [7] https://bmcpublichealth.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12889-019-6632-5

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