Drug & Alcohol Rehab in Halifax
It can be difficult to discuss your addiction with those who don’t understand. You may feel embarrassed, ashamed or nervous to reach out for help, and you may fear being judged or ridiculed because of your situation.
Here at OK Rehab, we recognise just how challenging this period of time is for our clients, and how this fear can stop many individuals from reaching out at all. We don’t want anyone to miss out on crucial, life-saving treatment because of this negative stigma surrounding addiction, so we strive to always make our clients feel understood and comfortable when enquiring.
The majority of the OK Rehab team have dealt with some form of addiction themselves in the past, so we truly know better than most what it is you are experiencing at this time. Just by being here, you’ve taken the brave first step on the road to recovery, and we hope you continue this journey with us.
To begin your confidential, free-of-charge enquiry, call us today on 0800 326 5559, or fill in our online form to receive a callback.
Will I need to detox?
We understand that the prospect of a drug and alcohol detox can be daunting, but it is a necessary and important part on your journey to recovery.
You are likely to undergo a detox when you arrive at your chosen drug and alcohol rehab in Halifax. Each client will experience this detox differently, as it varies based on the substance or substances you have used, and also how long you have been using for.
The purpose of a drug and alcohol detox is to allow the body to remove the drugs in it. A detox fully flushes the toxins left behind from substances from the bloodstream, allowing you to begin your recovery with a ‘clean slate’.
During this time you are likely to experience a number of withdrawal symptoms, which can include nausea, muscle pain, fatigue, mood swings, dizziness and headaches. A doctor at your chosen rehab in Halifax will be on hand to prescribe you appropriate medication to ease these symptoms if necessary.
The length of time needed to get through these withdrawal symptoms can vary from client to client and is determined by many factors such as family history, the severity of the addiction, the method of abuse (smoking, injecting, snorting, etc.), the length of the addiction, and the type of substance you use.
This means this process can take days, weeks or even months in serious cases. However, it is important to note that your recovery is possible no matter how long it takes. Instead of focusing on the ‘finish line’ of the detox process, try to concentrate on the progress you will have made since day one in rehab. Attempting to rush through your treatment will only slow the process down, so take every day as it comes.
What other treatments can I expect?
After a successful detox, it will be time to embark on the rest of your journey to recovery with the guidance of your bespoke treatment plan.
For the duration of your rehab stay you will participate in multiple forms of therapy and counselling, and various other forms of treatments. Due to the treatment you receive being largely determined by assessments of you and your addiction that take place early on in the admissions process, we do not know at this time what it is exactly that you will partake in.
However, some of the most common treatments and methods of therapy to expect include:
1. Group therapy
This form of therapy involves a group of clients openly discussing their addictions and lives with each other, and trading stories about themselves and what brought them to rehab. Through group therapy clients can feel like part of a supportive and understanding network, and can feel much less alone.
2. Individual therapy
Usually paired with group therapy, individual is the simplest form of therapy where clients work one-on-one with a professional therapist. This is usually where the bulk of work will take place. Having both group and individual therapy gives clients the freedom to choose what they share in the group setting versus what they share in private.
3. Family therapy
This self-explanatory method of therapy brings families of the affected individual together. During this therapy, families can discuss how the addiction has impacted them and can figure out how best to help the family member dealing with the addiction.
4. Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
ACT is a form of psychotherapy that teaches clients not to disregard or avoid difficult feelings and emotions, but rather accept and work through them. It shows that it is possible to be present with life and with your emotions.
5. Motivation Enhancement Therapy (MET)
There are many people who, even though they wish to recover, struggle with actually doing the work required to do so. MET is a counselling approach that aims to remedy this, by offering strategies that help evoke internally motivated change. It teaches clients that they are able to change and have the necessary support to succeed.
6. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
CBT is a form of psychological treatment that focuses on changing patterns of thinking and behaviour. This is done by teaching clients to recognise how their thinking can create problems, and teaching problem-solving skills to overcome these situations when they arise.
7. Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT)
A specially adapted form of CBT for people who feel emotions very intensely, DBT aims to help clients to understand and acknowledge difficult feelings, learn the necessary skills to manage them, and recognise that accepting yourself and changing at the same time is possible – and positive.
8. Contingency management
Contingency management is a straightforward form of treatment that provides clients with incentives like prizes or money when set goals are reached or desired behaviour is exhibited.
If you wish to know more about the treatments that you are likely to encounter, or wish to begin an enquiry for yourself or a loved one, get in contact with us today via our helpline: 0800 326 5559.