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    Drug & Alcohol Rehab in Guildford

    When someone is addicted to drugs or alcohol, they might feel like they are the only person in the world going through the same struggle as them.

    Although you might not be exposed to drug or alcohol rehab on a daily basis, the reality is that a lot of people attend drug and alcohol rehab in Guildford.

    However, the reality is that millions of people worldwide are struggling with addiction to alcohol and other substances.

    By understanding the statistics around addiction to drugs and alcohol, you will be better placed to understand, treat and tackle your addiction directly.

    When it comes to Guildford and Surrey as a county, it has a significantly high average waiting time for people trying to access treatment for their addiction.

    This could be due to several issues, such as a significantly high number of sufferers, a lack of funding or a lack of available treatment centres.

    Nevertheless, Surrey as a county also has a significantly high number of people successfully completing treatment.

    When it comes to funding and the cost of attending drug or alcohol rehab in Guildford, every £1 spent is said to return £1.93 of benefit after two years of treatment and is said to save £2.50 when it comes to the cost to society. [1]

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    Drink Coach Alcohol Test in Surrey

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    Within Surrey, the Drink Coach Alcohol Test is used as an online tool to help individuals within Guildford and Surrey to assess their alcohol use. [3]

    From this online tool, specialists are able to see that of those who visited the site, 43% of these individuals took it upon themselves to complete the online alcohol screening test.

    Of these assessments, 85% of those individuals got positive results. This means that they were drinking above the suggested amount of units per week.

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    Gender, Sexuality & Addiction in Surrey

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    When it comes to gender, sexuality and addiction across Surrey, approximately 33% of bisexual men admitted to having taken an illegal drug over the past 12 months. This is compared to 11.1% of heterosexual men.

    In fact, it is estimated that gay or bisexual women were, in fact, four times more likely to have abused illegal drugs than heterosexual women. This results in 22.9% of gay or bisexual women admitting use compared to 5.1% of heterosexual women.

    When it comes to drug-specific addiction, the most commonly used drug amongst bisexual and gay individuals is cannabis (with 17.5% of people admitting to having abused cannabis compared to 3.8% of heterosexual individuals).

    In terms of alcohol addiction in Surrey, it is said that lesbian, gay or bisexual individuals are more likely to abuse alcohol than heterosexual individuals.

    In FACT, 34% of gay males and 29% of lesbian females admitted abusing alcohol excessively at least once or twice a week. This is reportedly twice as high compared to heterosexual individuals. [1]

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    Black and Minority Ethnic (BAME)

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    The CSEW has produced standardised data when it comes to looking into addiction throughout the BAME community. These findings were standardised when it came to age, sexuality and gender so that ethnicity remained the variable.

    Their findings highlighted that from their studies, individuals from the BAME community were the most likely to have experimented with drugs, as a total of 17.1% had admitted to experimenting with drugs.

    Additionally, those from mixed ethnic backgrounds are more likely to have taken a Class A drug.

    However, cannabis was reported to be the most commonly abused drug throughout this demographic, with 13.8% of individuals admitting to abusing cannabis compared to 7% of individuals from a white background.

    Delving deeper into this research, it is suggested that individuals with Asian, British Asian and Chinese ethnicity are the least likely to abuse alcohol or drugs. [1]

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    Dual Diagnosis in Surrey

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    When it comes to a dual diagnosis in Surrey, it is estimated that within Surrey, approximately 20% of all individuals in treatment for a drug or alcohol addiction are also suffering from a mental health issue and are receiving treatment for a dual diagnosis. [1]

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    Teenage Drinking in Surrey

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    When it comes to teenage drinking, it is very clear that drinking at a young age leads to an alcohol addiction later in life. For example, if you start drinking at age 13, then you are more at risk of abusing alcohol as an adult.

    Additionally, it is said that if you start to drink at age 14, then you are more likely to develop health risks later in life, as well as take part in risky and unhealthy negative behaviours.

    This could include abusing drugs, engaging in underage sex, abusing other people and acting out violently.

    For example, young people in Guildford are a lot more likely to take illegal drugs or smoke if they drink alcohol.

    In terms of risky and negative behaviour, those who take drugs between the ages of 11 to 15 are also a lot more likely to get expelled or excluded from school during these ages.

    This can have an effect on what type of friendships they form at school, who they spend the majority of their time with, what grades they get and what type of job they might get in the future.

    When it comes to obtaining alcohol, most teenagers in Surrey and Guildford obtain the alcohol from their parents (49%) and their friends (38%) and take the alcohol from their homes (25%). [3]

    So, if you are considering attending drug or alcohol rehab in Guildford or know a teenager who is, then know that you are not alone.

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    Addiction and Families in Surrey

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    In terms of addiction and the family unit in Surrey and Guildford, a lot of research has been done in order to understand how the family unit might affect, contribute or promote addiction to either drugs or alcohol.

    It is suggested that 53% of individuals suffering from a substance abuse disorder are parents. [4]

    For example, it is well researched that those who suffer from addiction might experience triggers within their own homes, such as a family member or relationship.

    When starting a family whilst abusing drugs, it is well researched that alcohol and drug abuse leads to significant harm and medical implications to both foetal and child progression.

    Abusing drugs and/or alcohol whilst pregnant or looking after children can lead to a host of behavioural, physical and cognitive issues later in their childhood and life.

    Additionally, research suggests that when a parent abuses alcohol, then they are at risk of struggling to care for their child/children.

    This includes being less responsible and consistent with your child when consistency and routine are what they need most. [5]

    If you are suffering from addiction in Guildford and are considering attending drug or alcohol rehab in Guildford, then look at these statistics and know that you are not alone.

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    Pre-rehab steps: Intervention

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    If you know someone who needs to attend drug or alcohol rehab in Guildford, then it can be an incredibly hard and challenging time.

    Watching someone suffer from addiction makes day-to-day life and your relationship with the individuals increasingly stressed. It is even more stressful when the individual you care about is unable to see or admit that they need help.

    If you’re struggling to cope and get through to the suffering individual, you should seriously consider holding a professional intervention.

    This is when you sit down with the sufferer to express your worries about their addiction. You also discuss your opinion when it comes to treatment options and what you think they need to do in order to recover.

    If you live in Guildford and your friend or family member is spiralling out of control, their addiction worsening, or their attitude getting worse, then it is time to step in and hold an intervention.

    By doing so, you will be giving yourself the opportunity and space to openly discuss your concerns and worries for them.

    You should always hold your intervention in a private environment, where it is quiet, and you know that there will not be many people around.

    Luckily, there are lots of locations in the Guildford area for intervention. This could be a local park, a local coffee shop or a community centre.

    You should always try to approach the intervention in a calm and monitored way so that you are in the best frame of mind to keep calm and keep the conversation on track.

    By doing so, you will have far better results than you would if you went into the intervention and conversation angry, frustrated or emotional.

    Make sure that you invite the right kind of people to the intervention. For example, try to only invite people the individual has known for a while, likes and can trust going forward.

    If you think you could benefit from guidance on how to hold an intervention in Guildford, then you could always invite an intervention specialist to the intervention itself or ask them for your guidance on what to say in the lead-up to the intervention.

    They will not only be able to guide you on what to say, but they will always be able to advise you on how to say it.

    If you live in the Guildford area, then there are lots of intervention specialists on hand to help and advise you on how to hold a successful intervention. You can get help finding a local and professional intervention specialist by asking your GP.

    Alternatively, you can speak to a member of the team at OK Rehab to ask for our help and advice on where to find an intervention specialist.

    The CRAFT Method of Intervention

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    If you live in Guildford and would like some further guidance, then it is worth looking into CRAFT. [6]

    When it comes to preparing yourself to hold an intervention, you should consider researching CRAFT. CRAFT is a fantastic tool for friends or family members of those suffering, standing for Community Reinforcement and Family Training.

    CRAFT trains family and friends on how to better deal with their loved one’s addiction, helping them with coping and communication techniques. [4]

    If you think a friend, family member or loved one needs to attend drug or alcohol rehab in Guildford, then speak to an intervention specialist to see if they can help you to hold a calm, monitored and successful intervention.

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    How do I know I’m addicted?

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    Lots of mental health professionals and addiction specialists throughout Guilford and the UK use a tool called the CAGE questionnaire to determine whether or not someone is addicted to alcohol or not. [5]

    If you are looking to attend drug or alcohol rehab in Guildford, then expect to be asked these questions in the initial stages of your admission to rehab.

    However, anyone can complete the CAGE questionnaire to determine whether or not they or someone close to them is addicted to alcohol.

    The CAGE questionnaire consists of a total of four questions. These questions are all centred around the individual’s drinking habits as well as the emotions they feel surrounding their drinking. These four questions are:

    1. Have you ever felt that you need to start cutting down your drinking?
    2. Have you ever felt annoyed when someone else commented or criticised how much you drink?
    3. Have you ever experienced the feeling of guilt due to how much alcohol you consume?
    4. Have you ever started taking a morning eye-opener to function in the mornings?

    The CAGE questionnaire will be asked at the start of the admissions process by healthcare professionals, mainly to screen you to assess whether or not you are suitable for rehab and, if so, what kind of treatments you will benefit from receiving most within the Guildford area. [5]

    So, if you think that you need to attend alcohol rehab in Guildford, then expect to be asked these four questions early on in the admissions process.

    It is highly important, to be honest during this stage of the process so that the right kind of help and treatment can be arranged for you.

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    What is the cost of attending drug or alcohol rehab in Guildford?

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    If you are considering attending drug or alcohol rehab in Guilford, then you might already be well aware of just how costly rehab can be.

    However, when it comes to attending rehab in Guilford or across the UK in general, there are options when it comes to the cost. To understand this, individuals should understand that there are two different types of rehab in the UK.

    The two main types of rehab in Guildford and the rest of the UK are private and NHS-funded rehab. On top of this, there is also the option to attend inpatient and outpatient rehab.

    Outpatient rehab is when an individual is able to attend rehab on a daily or weekly basis and then return home the same day in order to maintain their daily life and responsibilities.

    Whilst this is the best course of action for some, it requires a high level of motivation and engagement from the sufferer and therefore is usually only suited to individuals with a mild addiction.

    Outpatient treatment can also be expensive, and you might have to endure a long waiting list before receiving any treatment.

    For those who need a bit more support in Guildford or the rest of the UK, inpatient rehab might be a better fit. That is when an individual stays at a rehab centre for a specified amount of time, such as ten days, a month or three months.

    Whilst inpatient treatment is more expensive than outpatient treatment, and it can often mean a lesser time on a waiting list.

    It is important to remember that these costs are only applicable to those looking to attend private rehab in Guildford or the rest of the UK. Those who cannot afford it should consider NHS-funded rehab , which is completely free for individuals who qualify.

    When it comes to looking at the cost of private rehab, as discussed above, the cost differs depending on whether you opt for inpatient or outpatient treatment.

    Whilst these costs also differ due to a number of other factors, the estimated cost for private inpatient rehab in Guildford is approximately £495 per day.

    As most individuals are required to stay for approximately 28 days, this equals an estimated £14,000 per stay. Nevertheless, some shorter stays can cost as little as £1,000 per week.

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    The cost of rehab will depend on certain factors.

    As discussed above, the cost of attending private rehab within Guildford and the rest of the UK can depend on a number of factors which influences just how expensive it can be. For example, some of these factors include:

    • Where you live in the country
    • What type of treatment do they offer
    • How large and premium the rehab centre is
    • How long do you opt to stay in rehab for

    There is no hiding the fact that these costs are expensive. For those living in Guildford, the option to attend and pay for private rehab might not be realistic.

    If these costs are simply too high, then you should speak to your local GP in Guildford about attending rehab through the NHS.

    Although the cost of attending private rehab is undoubtedly high, you will receive a whole host of benefits by attending. Just some of these benefits include:

    • Receiving one-to-one therapy from psychologists
    • Receiving help in a group setting from other people who suffer from addiction
    • Being fully insured during your treatment
    • Having all your rent and food paid for you whilst at the rehab centre
    • Receiving medication if needed
    • Receiving a medical detox and one-to-one, 24/7 care
    • Receiving a full aftercare plan to make sure that you do not relapse after you leave the rehab centre

    If you think you need help for your drug or alcohol addiction and then you need to attend rehab in Guildford, then you need to be upfront about whether or not you can afford private rehab or not.

    If you don’t think that you can afford private rehab, you should speak to your local GP in Guildford or someone at OK Rehab for advice and support on what kind of funding and financial support might be available to you.

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    Is drug and alcohol rehab covered by health insurance?

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    If you are living in Guildford and are worried about how you might be able to afford rehab, then you might want to do some research into health insurance.

    Lots of people in the UK have a health insurance policy. If you do, then it is well worth researching what your current health insurance policy covers.

    For example, a lot of health insurance policies throughout the UK do cover some form of medical treatment for alcohol or substance abuse.

    However, it is important to understand that not all health insurance policies will cover the cost of attending a rehab centre in Guildford. This is often policy specific and will depend on how severe your addiction is and what type of treatment you need in order to recover.

    Unfortunately, if your health insurance policy does not cover treatment for substance use disorders, then you will either have to fund your rehab yourself or attend rehab through the NHS.

    You should always check to see if your health insurance policy covers treatment for addiction before you opt-in to attend private rehab within Guildford.

    Luckily, there are a lot of health insurance providers available to people throughout Guildford and the rest of the country. For example, some of the UK-based health providers include:

    • BUPA
    • JSIS
    • AXA
    • Cigna
    • Aviva

    It is reported that those who attend rehab , which is funded by their health providers, experience waiting lists. In contrast, those who choose private rehab are admitted much quicker than those who attend rehab through the NHS.

    Once admitted into a rehab centre within Guildford, make sure that you make the rehab centre aware of how you are paying so that the rehab centre is well aware that your health provider is funding your treatment.

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    Is drug and alcohol rehab in Guildford on the NHS?

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    For lots of people in the UK and Guildford, the cost of private rehab means that attending rehab through the NHS is often their only option.

    Luckily, if you live in Guildford or anywhere else within the UK, then you might qualify for rehab that is funded by the NHS. This means that you will receive treatment at no cost to you whatsoever.

    If you think this is the best option for you, then simply talk to your local GP in Guildford about what options are available to you.

    Nevertheless, despite popular belief, the NHS does not own complete rehab centres that are fully funded by the NHS.

    Due to a lack of funding, there are only simply NHS-funded rehab ‘spaces’ available within private rehab centres for those who need to opt for NHS-funded rehab.

    In the UK, we are so lucky that we have the NHS available to us, as this makes services such as rehab available and accessible to all.

    However, it is important to remember that there are differences between attending private and NHS-funded rehab. For example, by opting for NHS-funded rehab, you will most likely have to wait longer before you are eligible to attend rehab and get treated.

    By attending NHS-funded rehab, there is also the risk that you might receive less one-to-one time with a doctor or health professional whilst at rehab.

    Whilst these differences are important to remember and think about, whether you attend private or NHS-funded rehab, you will be placing yourself in the best place possible to recover.

    You will gain access to 24/7, around-the-clock care and support from professionals, as well as tried and tested therapy techniques as well as the opportunity to undergo medical detox in a safe environment.

    If you are considering attending drug or alcohol rehab in Guildford but don’t know how to fund the cost, you should consider speaking to your local NHS GP about gaining access to NHS-funded rehab.

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    NHS vs Private Addiction Treatment

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    For those suffering from an addiction to drugs or alcohol in Guildford, it is important to weigh up the pros and cons of both before making a decision.

    As private rehab is so expensive, it is important to understand what the benefits of paying for private rehab are instead of simply going through the NHS.

    Throughout the UK and Guildford, there seems to be a common misunderstanding that within the UK, there are rehab centres owned and run by the NHS.

    However, this is incorrect. Instead, there are only NHS-funded beds and spaces made available within private rehab centres.

    As this then means that individuals who opt for NHS-funded rehab end up staying in the same rehab centre as those paying for private rehab, it is important to try to understand the differences in what individuals get and what they pay for.

    Pros of Attending Private Rehab in Guildford

    • No waiting lists – by opting to go private for your rehab, you will often be seen within days instead of having to wait months.
    • You will be given the chance to undergo a physical detox if necessary.
    • You will be looked after by doctors and professionals around the clock.
    • Towards the end of your rehab, you will be given a chance to create a personalised recovery plan to help you stay sober going forward.
    • You will also receive a personalised treatment plan full of top-of-the-range treatment options that are all suited to your specific needs and addiction.

    Cons of Attending Private Rehab in Guildford

    • Unfortunately, the cost makes it inaccessible for many people across Guildford and the UK.
    • You might end up getting overwhelmed with the sheer amount of options available to you.

    Pros of Attending Council Funded Rehab in Guildford

    • It’s completely free.
    • You will receive the same amount of confidentiality as you would if you attended private rehab.

    Cons of Council Funded Rehab in Guildford

    • You might have to wait a significant amount of time before being seen by a doctor or being admitted into a rehab centre, which can often take weeks, if not months.
    • Not everyone qualifies for it.
    • You might be placed in a rehab centre that is far away from your family or friends.
    • There is a high chance you will receive less one-to-one time with a therapist than if you attended private rehab.

    If you think you need to attend drug or alcohol rehab in Guildford, then you should familiarise yourself with the pros and cons of private and NHS-funded rehab.

    It is worth discussing the pros and cons with your local doctor, therapist or with someone at OK Rehab so we can help guide and support you on what the best option might be for you in the Guildford area.

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    Inpatient or Outpatient Drug and Alcohol Rehab in Guildford

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    Throughout Guildford and the rest of the UK, there are two main types of rehab. These two types are referred to as outpatient treatment and inpatient treatment.

    If you are considering attending drug or alcohol rehab in Guildford or throughout the rest of the UK, then you need to understand the key differences between both.

    When it comes to outpatient rehab in Guildford, the main difference is that patients are able to receive daily or weekly treatment before then returning back home the same day.

    This way, patients are able to receive treatment whilst also being able to keep their job, pay their rent or look after their children.

    This is a great option for anyone who wants to or can maintain their daily life whilst also gaining access to help and treatment.

    However, this option is usually only available to people who are able to motivate themselves to recover, avoid triggers at home and are trusted to stay on track day to day.

    For many people across Guildford and the rest of the UK, inpatient treatment might be better suited to you.

    Inpatient treatment is when an individual moves into a rehab centre for a specified period of time. They will eat, sleep, relax and receive treatment there for a number of weeks.

    Inpatient treatment is better suited to those with a more severe addiction, who might need more one-to-one help, support and treatment.

    Whether you want to attend inpatient or outpatient drug or alcohol rehab in Guildford, speak to your local GP or a member of the team at OK Rehab to assess which option you are better suited to.

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    Alcohol Detox & Alcohol Rehab in Guildford

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    For those individuals who suffer from an addiction to alcohol in Guildford, then you will, unfortunately, have to undergo a medical detox when you enter a rehab centre.

    If you have ever suffered from an addiction, then you will likely be aware of just how hard the detox process can be.

    For those who are possibly in the early stages of their addiction and might not know what a detox is, a detox is when someone who’s addicted actively stops taking the substance in the hope that their body will no longer crave that substance anymore.

    It is important to remember that if you are addicted to certain substances, such as alcohol, then you will be required to complete a detox very early on in your rehab programme (often within the first few days).

    It is also important to understand that any individual who is addicted to alcohol will have to undergo detox before they can receive any other treatment, such as therapy.

    Physical detox is very challenging. Unfortunately, the withdrawal symptoms often cause real struggle during this early stage in the process and can also cause health and medical complications.

    Detox can be highly unpleasant, often making people feel anxious and scared. This can be extremely hard for individuals who are already feeling anxious and scared whilst undergoing other medical complications and health issues due to their addiction.

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    Alcohol Withdrawal Symptoms

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    Some of these withdrawal symptoms are very common, and some are less common. They can also begin as quickly as six hours into the detox process.

    Whilst someone might experience more mild withdrawal symptoms, others might experience more severe and serious withdrawal symptoms. This is why it is highly important that all medical detoxes are undergone in a medical environment, such as a rehab centre.

    Some of these withdrawal symptoms include:

    • Having trouble on the toilet or excessive diarrhoea
    • Feeling that you’ve got a cold or the flu
    • Sweating a lot or experiencing the ‘chills.’
    • Experiencing tremors or the shakes
    • Frequently experiencing headaches
    • Gagging and being sick
    • Feeling paranoid, depressed, or anxious
    • Struggling to sleep, and when you do sleep, you experience nightmares

    As discussed above, for some people, these symptoms might only be mild and will be over quickly. However, for others with possibly a more severe addiction, their withdrawal symptoms will be more severe.

    The severity of your withdrawal symptoms very much depends on what substance you are addicted to, how long you have been addicted and whether you suffer from an addiction to just one substance or a combination and mix of different substances.

    As highlighted above, individuals need to be prepared that the detox stage of the process will be one of the first things they will be expected to do whilst at rehab.

    As these withdrawal symptoms can be highly unpleasant and can cause some medical and health concerns, it is highly important that you undergo your detox in a safe, calm and medical environment.

    By undergoing your detox in a safe environment like a rehab centre, you will be given around-the-clock care from doctors and professionals to make sure that you are on track.

    You will be assessed daily and will be prescribed any medication necessary. Librium is commonly prescribed within rehab centres during the detox process in order to help with the symptom of anxiety.

    This is only ever prescribed within the detox process, which lasts for approximately the first ten days of your stint in rehab.

    If you are suffering from an addiction to alcohol, then it’s time to seek help. Speak to a member of our team at OK Rehab today to discuss undergoing detox and attending alcohol rehab in Guildford.

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    Rehab for Cocaine in Guildford

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    If you are addicted to cocaine and want to attend rehab for drug addiction in Guildford, then you should understand that although cocaine is highly addictive mentally, it is not addictive physically.

    Cocaine is a drug that mainly affects and alters the brain, meaning that although your body might not necessarily be craving the drug, your brain will.

    Therefore, if you are addicted to cocaine, upon entering rehab, you will not need to undergo a physical detox.

    Upon admission to rehab in Guildford, you will start therapy sessions in order to help you overcome this mental addiction in the hope that you will overcome your triggers and mental cravings.

    If you’re suffering from an addiction to cocaine and live in Guildford, speak to a member of the OK Rehab team to talk through what rehab would look like for you, your addiction and your needs.

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    Rehab for Heroin in Guildford

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    Similar to cocaine, heroin is another highly addictive drug. However, unlike cocaine, heroin is both physically and mentally addictive.

    This means that on top of mental addiction, your body is also now hooked and addicted to the drug. Unfortunately, this does make the rehab process more complex.

    Above all else, this means that you will need to undergo a physical detox before then receiving any therapy or help for your mental addiction, triggers, and cravings.

    Recovering from an addiction to heroin can be very challenging for these reasons. However, it is all the more rewarding.

    So, if you are suffering from an addiction to heroin and live in the Guildford area, talk to a member of the OK Rehab team today to discuss your treatment options.

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    Rehab for Cannabis in Guildford

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    For those individuals who are suffering from an addiction to cannabis, it is important to know that you are not alone, as an increasing number of people are growing addicted to cannabis.

    Addiction to cannabis can make its users lazy, paranoid and increasingly unmotivated.

    Similarly to cocaine, cannabis is not physically addictive. This means that although your addiction to cannabis is real and all-consuming, your body is not physically craving the substance.

    If you want to attend rehab for an addiction to cannabis in Guildford, then prepare yourself for a lot of in-person, one-to-one therapy, as well as other techniques such as group therapy or holistic therapy.

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    Types of Therapies on Offer in Guildford Rehab Centres

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    Luckily, throughout Guildford and the UK, there are lots of different types of therapies on offer. Some of these forms of therapies have been around for decades, and some others are relatively new.

    There are many different centres for drug and alcohol rehab in Guildford, and each will offer a range of different therapy techniques and tools. A number of these techniques include but are not limited to:

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    Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

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    Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (also commonly referred to as CBT throughout rehab centres) has been a tried and tested technique for many years. It is commonly used throughout rehab centres to help people overcome their mental addiction, triggers and cravings.

    CBT is available within most rehab centres throughout Guildford and the rest of the UK.

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    Brief Interventions

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    A brief intervention is when an individual is assessed and asked a series of questions very early on in the process (often during the admissions stage) in order to assess what type of treatment they might need or if they will be capable of recovering at home.

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    Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT)

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    Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) is similar to CBT in many different ways. However, DBT is usually used when an individual suffers from more intense emotions.

    DBT is great at helping people acknowledge these intense and strong emotions and helps them to overcome them.

    DBT aims to help individuals find a balance between acknowledging their emotions or triggers and finding a way to accept and overcome them.

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    Holistic Therapy

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    Holistic Therapy is when individuals are given the opportunity to experiment with a number of different forms of therapy techniques and activities.

    For example, these techniques and activities could include things like exercise, artwork, music or writing.

    Holistic therapy is another therapy technique that is growing in popularity and is now also commonly available throughout Guildford and the rest of the UK.

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    Motivational Interviewing

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    Motivational Interviewing is a very common technique used throughout rehab centres to help people find their own reasons and motivations for their desire to recover.

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    Individual Therapy

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    Throughout every rehab centre across the UK and Guildford, you will be given the chance to attend individual therapy with a specialist.

    During this very private, intimate therapy session, you will receive therapy such as CBT, motivational interviewing and DBT.

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    Group Therapy

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    If you live in Guildford and one-to-one therapy is not for you, then you could always consider group therapy. Group therapy is when an individual attends a therapy class in a group setting with other individuals who are also suffering from an addiction.

    This gives individuals the chance to openly discuss their addiction, triggers or mental health issues with other people in the hope that they can come to conclusions and motivate themselves to recover.

    There are lots of different self-help groups within Guildford. If you are interested in attending group therapy, then you should speak to a member of the OK Rehab team or discuss this option with your local GP.

    Please call our 24-Hour Helpline: 0800 326 5559

    Family Therapy

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    If you are suffering from triggers at home and within the family, then you might want to consider attending family therapy in Guildford.

    Family therapy is when an individual brings their family into a therapy session with them in order to address any issues at home that are negatively affecting their addiction, behaviour or triggers.

    If you live in Guildford and suffer from triggers and negative behaviour at home, then family therapy would benefit you.

    Please call our 24-Hour Helpline: 0800 326 5559

    12-Step Facilitation Therapy

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    During rehab, you will also be given the opportunity to receive 12-step facilitation therapy. This is a form of therapy that prepares individuals to attend self-help groups after they leave rehab, which includes self-help groups such as Alcoholics Anonymous or Narcotics Anonymous.

    Please call our 24-Hour Helpline: 0800 326 5559

    Co-dependency Treatment

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    Unfortunately, lots of people in rehab who suffer from an addiction to either drugs or alcohol also suffer from co-dependency.

    Co-dependency is when an individual suffers from feeling too attached and dependent on either another person or a substance. In essence, they become addicted.

    This addiction and co-dependency ultimately leave the individual with a lack of self-esteem and poor self-worth and image. Unfortunately, this only makes the individual more dependent on people or substances.

    If you think that you are suffering from co-dependency, then you should speak to a member of the team at OK Rehab about attending treatment for your addiction at a centre for drug or alcohol rehab in Guildford.

    Please call our 24-Hour Helpline: 0800 326 5559

    The Importance of a Dual Diagnosis for Co-occurring Disorders at Rehab

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    If you suffer from a mental health issue alongside your addiction, then you are said to be suffering from a dual diagnosis.

    Luckily, all rehab centres offer treatment for a dual diagnosis. It is very common for those suffering from an addiction to also suffer from mental health issues such as paranoia, depression, schizophrenia or anxiety.

    Unfortunately, this does make your recovery slightly more complex, but achievable nonetheless.

    For many people, part of the struggle can be due to trying to establish what came first. For example, some people believe that their mental health issues developed first, and some believe that their addiction simply led to their mental health issues.

    Everyone who enters a rehab centre in Guildford and throughout the rest of the UK will be assessed for any mental health issues, and if necessary, a dual diagnosis will be made.

    If this is the case, then you might still need to undergo a medical, physical detox first before receiving any treatment for your mental health issue, which can make dealing with the detox process very difficult.

    Once this detox is complete, individuals with a dual diagnosis will be treated with the therapy techniques listed above, including CBT. This will help individuals acknowledge, understand and overcome their triggers.

    It’s important to remember that if you are suffering from a mental health issue alongside an addiction, although your recovery might be a bit more complex, it is achievable nonetheless.

    If you’re suffering from a mental health issue alongside an addiction to drugs or alcohol in the Guildford area, then speak to your local GP. Alternatively, you can speak to a member of the team at OK Rehab.

    Please call our 24-Hour Helpline: 0800 326 5559

    How attending rehab helps with Relapse Prevention

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    If you attend rehab throughout any part of Guildford, Surrey or indeed the rest of the UK, then you will be asked to prepare a relapse prevention plan whilst still at rehab.

    A rehab prevention plan is a fantastic way to put strategies and techniques in place for you to use to prevent relapse in the future once you leave the rehab centre.

    A relapse prevention plan is highly important when it comes to your long-term recovery plan. People work incredibly hard when they attend rehab and dedicate a lot of time and money to their recovery.

    It would be extremely upsetting to see all of that hard work go to waste when they leave the rehab facility.

    A successful relapse prevention plan contains tips, advice, strategies and tools on how to deal with any triggers, cravings or issues at home that might prevent you from staying sober.

    During your time at the rehab, you will spend a lot of time talking to psychotherapists and psychologists about what tools and techniques might work for you and how this could be included in your relapse prevention plan.

    As there are different stages to a relapse, it is really important to understand and acknowledge what the early signs of relapse might look like for you, as ultimately, everyone’s is different.

    For example, a lot of people feel extremely low self-esteem, depression, anxiety or anger before they relapse.

    You will also spend time exploring this with a therapist whilst in rehab in order to better prepare you to identify these feelings and tackle them before they turn into a craving.

    If you’re suffering from an addiction to drugs or alcohol and live in the Guildford area, then speak to a member of the team at OK Rehab today to discuss the treatment options available to you.

    Please call our 24-Hour Helpline: 0800 326 5559

    Post-Rehab Aftercare and Support Services

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    After you leave a rehab centre, you will be able to access a series of aftercare and support services that are there to help and serve individuals who have just left rehab.

    Luckily, throughout Guildford, there is a wide range of aftercare and support services to choose from. This includes but is not limited to:

    Please call our 24-Hour Helpline: 0800 326 5559

    Alcoholics Anonymous or Narcotics Anonymous

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    Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA) have been around for decades and aim to help people along their recovery journey even after they’ve left rehab.

    There are AA and NA groups in most towns and cities throughout the UK, including Guildford. They consist of weekly group meetings, which all focus on the 12-steps to recovery.

    Please call our 24-Hour Helpline: 0800 326 5559

    Al-Anon Family Group Meetings

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    There is also the option to attend family therapy and group meetings, even after you’ve left rehab. Al-Anon helps individuals and their families who might struggle with triggering behaviour patterns.

    They also consist of weekly meetings and are also based throughout most major towns and cities throughout the UK, including Guildford.

    Please call our 24-Hour Helpline: 0800 326 5559

    SMART Meetings

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    For those individuals who are better suited to group therapy over one-to-one therapy, then you could consider attending SMART meetings.

    Individuals who attend SMART meetings also meet on a weekly basis, with each session lasting approximately one to two hours each time. There is a wide range of self-help meetings and groups throughout the UK, including Surrey and Guildford.

    Please call our 24-Hour Helpline: 0800 326 5559

    Home Detox

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    If you think you are capable of doing so, then you could consider undergoing a home detox.

    It is important to remember that a home detox is still under the care of a professional doctor or rehab centre and by no means is done alone or without medical advice.

    During a home detox, you will be spoken to on the phone by a doctor or psychologist and will also be sent medication throughout the post to your home address.

    The option to undergo a home detox is available throughout most parts of the UK, including Guildford.

    Please call our 24-Hour Helpline: 0800 326 5559

    Outpatient Treatment Via a Local Drug & Alcohol Team in Guildford

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    If you are suffering from a more severe addiction and still need some help and guidance to recover but do not want to attend residential rehab, then you could consider outpatient treatment.

    This is a particularly popular option for people in the UK, including Guildford.

    Outpatient treatment is when individuals visit a rehab centre on a daily or weekly basis to receive their treatment before then going back home to continue with their daily life.

    This option is mainly for individuals who are able to motivate themselves to stay sober and on track. It is also the best option for people with a moderate addiction who might have other responsibilities such as education, children or a job.

    If you need to attend rehab to overcome an addiction but are worried about attending residential rehab, then speak to your local GP in Guildford or a member of the OK Rehab team today to talk about the other options that are available to you.

    Please call our 24-Hour Helpline: 0800 326 5559

    Make a change today

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    You can access a variety of treatments by reaching out to OK Rehab as soon as possible. If your readiness to commit to rehab is unwavering, then you will be able to succeed in treatment. Call our admissions team today on 0800 326 5559.

    We advise you to reach out before your addiction worsens, and with the right support, you can begin your new life. OK Rehab ensures secure and effective treatment for all clients and will always stand by your side throughout this journey.

    We can also offer help for clients in Guildford’s surrounding areas, including Farnham, Dorking, Godalming, Woking, Haselmere and Leatherhead.

    Please call our 24-Hour Helpline: 0800 326 5559

    References

    [1] https://www.surreyi.gov.uk/jsna/substance-misuse/

    [2] Health and Social Care Information Centre. (2014). The Smoking, drinking and drug use among young people in England in 2013

    [3] https://www.healthysurrey.org.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0010/198838/Surrey-Substance-Misuse-Strategy-Alcohol-2019-Refresh_FINAL.pdf

    [4] Surrey County Council, Public Health (2019) Halo System

    [5] Velleman, R. (2002) The Children of problem drinking parents: An Executive summary, Executive Summary Series; Centre for Research on Drug and Health Behaviour, Executive Summary 70, 1 -5.

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

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