Unfortunately, drug & alcohol addictions constitute a huge problem in the UK. When you consider the number of people who are in active addiction, along with their friends and family members around them, it adds up to millions of people across the UK.
There is no limit to the amount of damage that addiction can do to individuals and communities. If you are in active addiction, it is your responsibility to reach out for help.
That’s what OK Rehab is here for. Since the turn of the century, we have been helping people to get into quality drug & alcohol rehab that is right for them.
The referral process is very simple – we find out a little more about our client’s needs via a telephone consultation, and when we have enough information to go on, we can make a recommendation for a clinic. We have an unrivalled knowledge of the private rehab industry, and how the different clinics operate.
We are also happy to provide any amount of information about rehab, however detailed or specific your questions may be.
Call us on 0800 326 5559 to speak to one of our agents, who can talk you through the process and begin your consultation whenever you are ready.
Reaching out for help with addiction
Getting into recovery is not easy, but is achievable for anyone, as long as they stick to their treatment plan. One of the difficulties is that, before this treatment can begin, it is necessary for the person to admit and acknowledge that they have a problem.
For some people, this can take a long time, even years. If you are concerned about the drug or alcohol use of someone you know, you may be wondering how you can get through to them.
The most effective way of doing this is through a planned intervention, in which the person is told by a few close loved ones how their addiction has affected everyone. If you are thinking about doing this, we can provide free detailed advice on how to make that happen and to make it as constructive as it can be.
Sometimes, these kinds of interventions are the only way to get through to the person in addiction.
Why rehab works so well
When it comes to treating drug and alcohol addiction, rehab is time and again demonstrated to be the most successful treatment. It offers people a level of thorough, coordinated care that cannot be found through any other channel.
All of the necessary treatments can be taken care of within the same secure facility, among a small community of people who are going through the same process. At the private clinics that we refer to, you are guaranteed a high standard of accommodation, amenities, and catering.
Your needs are taken care of so that you can concentrate on what you came here to do – getting well.
Detox at rehab: what to expect
Detox is the first part of your treatment, and is a necessary step for anyone who is still using drugs or alcohol when they arrive at the rehab clinic. Your detox will be overseen and managed by a team of medical staff who specialise in this type of treatment.
It’s always possible that your detox could involve some very unpleasant withdrawal symptoms, both physical and psychological. However severe or mild these symptoms are, they can be carefully managed by the team around you, who will be able to monitor you every step of the way.
You should never attempt to detox by yourself – it is highly dangerous.
Therapy and mental health care
Addiction is most often linked with some kind of mental illness, whether it be situational or chronic issues. At rehab, you will be under the care of top mental healthcare professionals, who are there to help you explore whatever issues you might be experiencing.
In the initial phase, they can help you adjust to your new surroundings as you start your detox, a time that can be acutely stressful. From there on out, they can put together a treatment plan for you, which will probably involve several different forms of individual therapy, as well as group sessions.
At the end of your course of treatment, you will have a new understanding of addiction, and crucially, of yourself. You will also be provided with the right psychological tools and techniques to combat cravings in the future.
Relapse prevention: planning effectively
While it is undeniably a great achievement to get through rehab, it is important to remember that it is just the first part of your journey into recovery. Staying sober for the long term will require ongoing hard work, and the more prepared you are, the better.
This is why it is important to put together your relapse prevention plan, with the help of the mental health team on-site. The plan will outline proactive measures you can take, such as attending regular group therapy meetings or counselling sessions.
It will also encourage you to assess your social circle – for example, you might have to stop seeing a person who is still abusing drugs or alcohol, for the sake of your own sobriety. These kinds of decisions will not be easy, but ultimately, your recovery and well-being come first.
Call OK Rehab for free today
Getting through a course of rehab can be a challenging experience, but it may turn out to be the most worthwhile thing that you ever do. Just think of how much more fulfilling life would be if you weren’t in active addiction.
Think of all the time and money you would save over the course of a lifetime, and how much better your relationships with your loved ones could be. When you consider the benefits of recovery, the investment of time and money required for rehab seems small by comparison.
Call us in confidence on 0800 326 5559, and we can get your consultation underway whenever you are ready. There is no obligation to take up a placement, and all calls are free from UK landlines.
However long you have been stuck in addiction, and however much damage it has caused, it is never too late to get help and turn your life around.