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    Drug & Alcohol Rehab in Hampshire

    If you think you are addicted to alcohol and live in the Hampshire area, you might consider attending rehab.

    Luckily, there are lots of options when it comes to attending alcohol rehab in Hampshire.

    When it comes to understanding addiction, looking at the statistics can help greatly.

    For those struggling with an addiction, it can become a very lonely and isolating time. That is why it is important to see the bigger picture and understand that people are suffering from drug and alcohol addictions worldwide.

    If you’re considering attending alcohol rehab in Hampshire, you might be surprised to learn that a total of 275,869 adults contacted a drug and alcohol rehab centre between 2020 and 2021 in the UK.

    Of those seeking help for their alcohol and drug problem, 28% of these were in treatment for alcohol addiction. [1]

    If you’re suffering from a dual diagnosis (that is, you are suffering from addiction alongside a co-occurring mental health issue), then you are not alone.

    In fact, 63% of all those adults admitted into a rehab centre for a drug or alcohol addiction also said that they were struggling with a mental health issue. [1]

    Like most other services, treatment for alcohol and drug rehab in Hampshire was affected during the Coronavirus pandemic.

    This is mainly because most centres had to restrict face-to-face and one-to-one contact, which therefore affected the type of treatments that were on offer.

    Of those in treatment for drug and alcohol addiction in the UK, two-thirds were men, and only one-third were women.

    When it comes to age, the stereotype often remains that it is mostly younger people who abuse drugs and alcohol. However, 56% of those in treatment in the UK for a drug or alcohol addiction between 2020 and 2021 were over the age of 40.

    When it comes to drug-specific addiction, of those attending rehab in the UK between 2020 and 2021, 60% struggled with an addiction to alcohol, whilst 21% admitted to struggling with an addiction to cannabis.

    A total of 29% of people struggled with an addiction to opiates, and 20% with an addiction to cocaine. [1]

    There is no doubt that attending rehab for a drug or alcohol addiction increases your chances of recovery significantly.

    When it comes to waiting times, between the years 20152016, 97% of individuals starting treatment waited just three weeks or less to receive treatment. [2]

    When it comes to looking at drug and alcohol rehab in Hampshire specifically, the Hampshire drug and alcohol partnership has created the Hampshire Substance Misuse Strategy.

    The main objective and vision for the partnership and strategy are to actively prevent and reduce the negative effects and harm caused by drug and alcohol abuse and to actively improve the opportunity available to those who are recovering from an addiction. [3]

    The paper also found that within Hampshire, children who experience struggles or trauma during their childhood are much more likely to also abuse substances when they are older.

    For example, children who experience struggles or trauma are twice more likely to abuse alcohol and a shocking eleven times more likely to abuse more serious and harmful drugs such as cocaine or heroin.

    When it comes to alcohol addiction and alcohol rehab in Hampshire specifically, 49% of children (aged 1115 years old) admitted to consuming alcohol. This is higher than the national average by 11%.

    It is also noted that there are an estimated 9,980 people living in Hampshire with a dependency on alcohol, and these people are not in treatment. [3]

    As you can see, the drug and alcohol issue in the UK is serious. If you are struggling with an addiction to alcohol or drugs in the Hampshire area, then it is important to understand and remember that you are not alone.

    If you are struggling in the Hampshire area, then get the help that you deserve today before you become another statistic.

    Addiction and its harmful effects

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    Addictions are complex diseases that require professional help.

    Some people may assume that they can recover themselves without the aid of a medical health care assistant; however, attempting to recover on your own can lead to disastrous consequences.

    One of the ways people attempt to heal from addiction is to completely stop taking the substance, but that can be very dangerous. This is what causes withdrawal.

    Withdrawal happens once the body no longer has access to substances and/or alcohol. Two days after the last time you participated in the substance or drink, your body will begin to experience withdrawal symptoms.

    They are highly unpleasant and require around-the-clock care from a trained professional to help with the symptoms.

    If you’re dealing with this on your own, it’s even harder to resist giving in to the object your brain has made you believe will make you ‘better’.

    After that, you may find that you become more reliant on your addiction even more so in order to prevent those horrible symptoms from arising again.

    At a rehabilitation facility, of course, you will have to go through withdrawal; the difference, however, is that you will receive around-the-clock care and medical attention.

    We will often prescribe you something to help you cope with these symptoms of withdrawal:

    • Headaches
    • Gastrointestinal problems
    • Anxiety and depression
    • Sweating
    • Shaking
    • Vivid dreams or nightmares
    • Rapid heart rate
    • Cravings
    • Problems with sleeping
    • Muscle aches or cramps
    • Inability to concentrate

    For this reason, we encourage you to contact us to help locate you within a facility that will ensure that these symptoms are as painless as possible and that you are cared for whilst you are dealing with them.

    Pre-rehab steps: how to hold an intervention for a drug or alcohol addiction in Hampshire

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    For the friends or family members refusing to attend rehab for a drug or alcohol addiction in the Hampshire area, then those around them should consider holding a professional intervention.

    A professional intervention is essentially a planned meeting with your loved one where you openly discuss your concern, their addiction and what you think they need to do next in order to recover.

    If you believe that someone’s addiction is escalating and getting out of control, and they are unable to listen to your concerns, then professional intervention is the next step to take.

    By holding a professional intervention, you will be able to express your thoughts and opinions in a calm, monitored and strategic way.

    By expressing your worries and concerns in this way, the individual is much more likely to listen, take your concerns seriously and act accordingly.

    It is highly important that you hold an intervention in a calm, private and soothing environment so that the individual does not feel under attack.

    In Hampshire, there are lots of calm, quiet places available to hold an intervention, such as a local coffee shop or community centre.

    It is also important that you only invite individuals who know the sufferer well, who have a vested interest in their recovery and who the individual trusts.

    Make sure that you all turn off your phones and place yourself in an environment where you won’t be interrupted.

    If you are unsure of what to say, where to hold the intervention or who to invite, then you could always consult an intervention specialist who will be able to advise you on the best practice.

    They will help educate and train you on how to hold an intervention so that you can get the very best results.

    If you ask them to, an intervention specialist might even be able to come with you to the intervention so that they can see the conversation and atmosphere on track, calm and production.

    Luckily, there are lots of intervention specialists across Hampshire and the rest of the UK. In order to seek their help, simply talk to your local GP about how you can access their help and services.

    When it comes to preparing yourself to hold an intervention, you should consider researching CRAFT.

    CRAFT stands for Community Reinforcement and Family Training and contains a lot of advice and help for those who want to try to motivate their loved ones or family members to admit that they have an addiction and opt for treatment. [4]

    If you are looking for help and advice when it comes to a loved one’s addiction or rehab options for alcohol rehab in Hampshire, then you should take a look at Hampshire’s City Council’s Support for Alcohol and Drug Problems, available here.

    How do I know I’m addicted to alcohol?

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    When it comes to detecting an addiction, the CAGE questionnaire is a fantastic, easy and simple place to start. Most rehab centres across Hampshire and the rest of the UK use this questionnaire.

    The questionnaire consists of four simple questions, which are:

    1. Have you ever felt the need to cut down on your drinking?
    2. Have you ever felt annoyed by someone else criticising your drinking?
    3. Have you ever felt guilty about the amount of alcohol you consume?
    4. Have you ever taken a morning eye-opener?

    It is important to understand that the CAGE questionnaire is mainly used during the screening process, not necessarily as a diagnostic tool. [5]

    If you decide to attend alcohol rehab in Hampshire, then you will most likely be asked these four CAGE questions during the initial stage of the admissions process in order to determine if you’re addicted and, if so, how severely you are addicted to alcohol.

    Signs I should seek help and the main addictions we treat

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    It can be hard to face the truth sometimes and even harder to ask for help. But addictions can be dangerous and should be dealt with promptly and with professional help.

    If you are a loved one are unsure of what the main and most clear signs are of addiction, we’ve compiled a small list for you here:

    1. Lying
    2. Secretiveness
    3. Stealing
    4. Changes in social groups. Mainly changes into more ‘unhealthy’ social groups.
    5. Higher tolerance for substances and or alcohol
    6. Difficulty cutting down
    7. Extreme mood changes
    8. Sleeping a lot more or less than usual
    9. Weight loss or gain

    These are the main signs that you or someone you care for should seek help immediately. Addiction is something you should never take lightly or brush off. It can leave incredibly harmful scars on your body and your life.

    If not treated quickly, addiction associated with drugs and alcohol may make you incredibly ill and can lead to death. At Ok Rehab, this is something we strive to prevent as much as possible.

    This is why we treat such a large range of addictions; we welcome all who need help, treatment, and professional care. Currently, the main addictions we cater to are:

    We also cater to those with a dual addiction, which means that you have an addiction whilst also suffering from a mental health issue.

    These can be common as addiction, and mental health is deeply intertwined. It is not uncommon for people with illnesses such as depression and anxiety to attempt to self-medicate with substances such as cannabis and or alcohol.

    If you feel as though this might be something you might also be struggling with, we urge you to contact us as soon as possible so that we can give you the help that you need.

    How much does drug and alcohol rehab cost in Hampshire?

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    When it comes to attending rehab for alcohol addiction in Hampshire or elsewhere in the UK, it’s important to understand that there are two main types of rehab.

    Firstly, people are able to attend outpatient rehab in Hampshire. This is where people are able to remain in their daily life and duties whilst attending daily or weekly appointments for treatment.

    Likewise, lots of individuals attend inpatient rehab, which is when an individual temporarily lives in a rehab centre for a few weeks or even months.

    Whilst outpatient rehab is very effective. It might not be productive for all. The cost of attending outpatient rehab can differ a lot, and individuals have to put up with waiting lists of up to months.

    However, people end up waiting a lot less time for inpatient rehab across Hampshire and the rest of the UK. Nevertheless, this is often a lot more expensive.

    Additionally, the cost of rehab across the UK and Hampshire obviously also depends on whether or not you decide to go private or not. For those who qualify for it, the NHS will fund the money for an individual’s rehab in Hampshire.

    Nevertheless, private rehab can be expensive. Inpatient rehab costs approximately £495 per day spent in rehab. Most people are required to stay in rehab for approximately 28 days, which adds up to a total of  £14,000.

    However, some rehab centres can be less expensive, averaging out at approximately £1,000 a week.

    The cost of a rehab centre in Hampshire for an addiction to drugs or alcohol can differ a lot. Usually, the longer you stay, the more expensive it gets. However, the price also depends on some other factors, including:

    • The type of treatment options they offer
    • How luxurious the building and centre is
    • Where the rehab centre is, the cost of rehab might be more expensive in certain parts of the country.

    For lots of people across both the rest of the UK and Hampshire, these prices can seem daunting. However, for some people, there is simply no other option.

    Additionally, those attending inpatient rehab will receive help from a lot of tried and tested techniques and tools, which include:

    • Tried and tested therapy and medication
    • Your rent and food whilst staying in rehab
    • The insurance whilst within the facility
    • 24/7 care and attention from fully trained medical professionals
    • An initial medical detox to rid your body of the addictive substance
    • A thorough aftercare plan that will help maintain your sobriety after leaving the rehab centre

    If you are considering attending alcohol rehab in Hampshire, make sure that you talk to your doctor or someone at OK Rehab so that you can discuss the options available to you when it comes to the financial cost of attending rehab.

    Is drug and alcohol rehab covered by health insurance?

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    If you’re struggling with a drug or alcohol addiction in Hampshire, then you might be wondering if your time in rehab will be covered by your health insurance.

    Luckily, most health insurance policies do tend to cover rehab for substance abuse, as well as a medical treatment for your mental health.

    However, your health insurance policy might not cover everything. This will depend on a number of factors, including the specific policy, the rehab centre you choose and how severe your addiction is.

    If your particular insurance policy does not cover your entire rehab programme, then you will be required to pay for the rest yourself.

    It is a great idea to check with your insurance provider before attending a rehab centre to check to see what they will cover.

    In Hampshire and across the rest of the UK, you could choose from a whole host of insurance providers, such as Boopa, Cigna, JSIS, AXA and Aviva.

    If you choose to go through your insurance provider, then you will likely be admitted quickly, sometimes as quickly as two days.

    It is important to make sure that your chosen rehab provider is aware of your health insurance provider and that they are aware that your payment will be paid through them.

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

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    If you live in the UK, then you might be able to qualify for NHS-funded rehab. By attending rehab through the NHS, you will be able to receive free treatment for your addiction.

    You can do so by telling your local GP in Hampshire about your addiction and your treatment needs. This is a great option for those who cannot afford to pay for private rehab, considering the costs involved.

    However, it is important to understand that there is no such thing as a purely NHS-funded rehab centre. By attending NHS-funded rehab, you will simply be placed in a private rehab centre on an NHS-funded bed or space.

    The great thing about NHS funding is that it is available to all, whether you live in Scotland, England, Wales or Northern Ireland. If you live in Hampshire, then all you need to do is simply talk to your GP or doctor about your addiction needs.

    By doing so, your doctor will want to help you find the very best rehab centre for you and in your local area.

    They will also prescribe you some medication to help you stay off of the addictive substances in the meantime. Some of these medications will help you manage your addiction, and some will help you to manage your withdrawal symptoms.

    Whilst at rehab in Hampshire and across the rest of the UK, trained professionals will then be able to assess you and your needs and further prescribe any medication that you will require.

    It is important to remember that whether you decide to attend private or NHS-funded rehab, you will require professional and around-the-clock care from doctors and psychologists.

    If you are considering attending rehab for drug and alcohol rehab in Hampshire, then make sure you talk to your local GP about all the options available to you.

    How long does rehab last?

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    Many individuals looking to attend rehab in Hampshire might be anxious about how long they will need to stay in rehab .

    However, this is often hard to say as it depends on a number of factors. For example, it depends on how severe your addiction is, how long you have been addicted to the substance and what type of substance you are addicted to.

    For example, someone suffering from a mild addiction will most likely only need to stay a total of seven-to-ten days in a residential rehab centre.

    However, most people will need longer than this in order to recover. Therefore, most people stay in rehab for a total of 28 days in order to receive sufficient treatment in order to recover.

    In severe cases, individuals might need to stay longer in order to recover fully. For example, some people with a severe and troubling addiction might need to stay even longer than 28 days.

    Some people end up staying as much as 80 days in rehab, receiving a mixture of medical and psychological treatment.

    It is important to remember that each case is different, and someone attending rehab for mild alcohol addiction in Hampshire might spend less time in rehab than someone with a severe, long-term addiction to heroin.

    However, no one will be released from rehab by a professional unless that professional believes that the individual is truly ready and strong enough to return home, despite the severity of their addiction when they were first admitted to rehab.

    NHS vs Private Addiction Treatment

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    Those who are considering attending drug or alcohol rehab in Hampshire should weigh up the pros and cons of private VS NHS-funded rehab treatment.

    The decision to admit yourself into private rehab shouldn’t be taken lightly, considering the significant cost of private rehab.

    Throughout Hampshire and the UK, there is the common misconception that there are purely NHS-funded rehab centres. However, this is simply not the case.

    Instead, there are only NHS-funded beds within rehab centres, which individuals would not have to pay for.

    Considering this would mean that those who are attending NHS-funded rehab are attending rehab in the very same centre as those paying thousands of pounds for the privilege, it is very important to understand the difference between private and NHS-funded rehab.

    These pros and cons are explained below and should not be overlooked when it comes to making the decision surrounding private and NHS-funded rehab in Hampshire.

    Pros of attending Private Rehab

    • You get to skip the queue – meaning that you will receive treatment relatively quickly instead of having to wait weeks or even months.
    • You will receive top-of-the-range treatment from doctors and professionals with lots of experience in treating people with an addiction.
    • You will receive a specialised, personalised treatment plan and schedule
    • You will receive a relapse prevention plan which will help ensure that you don’t relapse upon leaving the rehab centre
    • You will undergo a medical detox upon arrival at rehab
    • You will receive around-the-clock care and advice from doctors and professionals

    Cons of attending Private Rehab

    • Not everyone can afford it, as it can be very expensive
    • As there are so many different private rehab centres across the UK, some people become overwhelmed with the options

    Pros of attending Council-Funded Rehab

    • You will not have to pay a penny
    • It is just as confidential as attending private rehab

    Cons of council-funded rehab

    • You might end up waiting weeks or even months before you are admitted into an NHS-funded rehab centre.
    • You might not qualify for NHS-funded rehab.
    • You might have to go elsewhere for your mental health treatment
    • You might get less one-to-one time with a professional

    Those considering attending drug or alcohol rehab in Hampshire should weigh up these points very carefully. There is no doubt that you get what you pay for, and when it comes to private rehab, what you pay for is a shorter waiting list.

    Inpatient or Outpatient Treatment in Hampshire

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    When it comes to attending rehab in the UK, the type of rehab centre you attend will fall into two different categories – outpatient or inpatient.

    The main difference when it comes to these two types of rehab is that with outpatient rehab, individuals are able to return home every day. Whereas with inpatient rehab , individuals temporarily live in accommodation at the rehab centre.

    As inpatient rehab involves 24/7 care and attention, it is a lot more intense than outpatient rehab and might be more suitable for people with severe addiction.

    However, outpatient rehab is more suited to those with a moderate or mild addiction, who might have external commitments such as children, a job or other tasks throughout the day.

    Additionally, outpatient rehab tends to last a lot longer than inpatient rehab, sometimes lasting up to three-or-six months, whereas inpatient rehab at most lasts three months.

    It is important that anyone with a substance use disorder and their friends and families understand these key differences between outpatient and inpatient rehab across the UK and Hampshire before they make a decision.

    Alcohol Detox & Rehab in Hampshire

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    If you are suffering from an addiction to alcohol in the Hampshire area, then you will likely attend an alcohol detox upon admission to rehab.

    For those suffering from an addiction, there will most likely be a lot of anxiety surrounding the idea of a detox.

    Detox is when someone who is addicted to a substance purposely withdraws and stops taking the drug in an attempt to rid their body of the addictive substance.

    By doing so, the idea is that your body will no longer crave the substance or chemicals and therefore need to consume the drug or substance.

    This detox will need to take place before the individual undergoes any form of psychological treatment or therapy.

    Nevertheless, there is no hiding the fact that detox is unpleasant and tiring for the individual suffering. This makes a difficult and trying time even more complex.

    Additionally, for those suffering from medical needs, a detox can bring with it even more health concerns and complications.

    There is no doubting the fact that detoxing from any addictive substance can be dangerous. That is why it is so important to undergo your detox in a controlled environment surrounded by doctors and specialists.

    Whilst everyone’s detox is different; there are a number of well-known withdrawal symptoms that are commonly experienced as quickly as six hours into the detox and withdrawal from the addictive substance.

    Whilst some of these withdrawal symptoms might only seem mild, when they are experienced by someone already experiencing health concerns, they can cause some serious health concerns.

    For example, some people experience the following symptoms:

    • Excessive diarrhoea
    • Excessive sweating
    • Feeling cold, otherwise known as the ‘chills.’
    • Experiencing the ‘shakes.’
    • Frequent and debilitating headaches and migraines
    • Constantly feeling sick and wanting to throw up
    • Feelings of paranoia, depression and anxiety
    • Insomnia (struggling to fall asleep at night time)
    • Experiencing frequent nightmares
    • Flu-like symptoms

    For some people, these symptoms will only remain mild and might only come about a few days into the detox and last just a few days. However, for other people, these symptoms show themselves after only a few hours into the detox and last many days.

    This will very much depend on how long you have been addicted to the substance, what type of substance you have been addicted to and whether you are addicted to just one substance or a number of substances.

    Once you have been admitted to a drug or alcohol rehab in Hampshire, the detox will be one of the very first things you will do.

    Once at rehab, whether you attend private or funded rehab in Hampshire, you will receive around-the-clock care when it comes to your detox.

    You might also be prescribed medication if necessary by your doctors. For example, Librium is often prescribed throughout the withdrawal process in order to help individuals overcome any anxiety felt during their detox. This is often prescribed early on during your withdrawal.

    Rehab for Cocaine in Hampshire

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    If you want to attend rehab for cocaine addiction in Hampshire, then be aware that cocaine is a highly addictive drug and will take a lot of work and commitment to recover.

    Cocaine is so addictive that it actually changes the way the brain functions. However, although cocaine is mentally highly addictive, it is not physically addictive.

    This means that although your brain is craving the addictive substance, your body is not. You will, therefore, not need to undergo a physical detox.

    Instead, your time spent in rehab will be focused on recovering mentally through therapy and counselling.

    Rehab for Heroin in Hampshire

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    If you are addicted to heroin in the Hampshire area, then it is also important to know and understand what attending rehab would consist of.

    For example, just like cocaine, heroin is highly addictive. However, unlike cocaine, heroin is physically addictive, meaning that your body will crave the drug just as much as your mind would.

    Unfortunately, this means that anyone attending rehab for an addiction to heroin will have to undergo a physical withdrawal and detox before they can receive any other form of treatment, including therapy and counselling.

    Rehab for Cannabis in Hampshire

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    If you are suffering from an addiction to cannabis in Hampshire, then you are not alone. Cannabis is one of the most highly abused drugs in the country and can be highly addictive.

    However, cannabis is only mentally addictive and does not require the need for a detox as it is not physically addictive.

    Therefore, if you are considering attending rehab for an addiction to cannabis in the Hampshire area, then you will need to undergo physical therapy such as one-to-one and group therapy.

    Types of  therapy we can provide you with

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    Not many people are aware of the many different types of therapy and the different scenarios for which they are important to be used for.

    Not all, but many people who often do end up struggling with an addiction have fallen prey to these habits due to a traumatic past.

    This is why it’s important to us to have many health professionals who are able to provide all of our patients with one of the many methods of therapy that can encourage the healing process and recovery.

    At Ok Rehab, we want to ensure a safe and healthy recovery without the worry of future relapses, so we’ll do our best to educate you on addiction whilst aiding the healing process as best we can.

    Contact us today so we can book you in for a pre-assessment and help you work towards a brighter future.

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

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

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    Those suffering from a mental health issue in Hampshire or across the UK whilst suffering from an addiction will be eligible to receive therapy, help and support for what is known as a co-occurring disorder. This is also commonly referred to as a dual diagnosis.

    The reality is that lots of people who suffer from a substance use disorder (SUD) also suffer from mental health issues, such as depression, anxiety, and paranoia.

    Unfortunately, suffering from a mental health issue alongside an addiction makes recovery both even more complex and difficult.

    For example, anyone suffering from a mental health issue will struggle to maintain a normal life. However, if you combine this with an addiction, then things are made even more challenging.

    Additionally, it can often become harder to establish which came first. Some people believe that their addiction came before their mental health issues. However, some others believe that their mental health issues simply led to their addiction.

    Upon admission to rehab, sufferers will be assessed for any mental health issues or dual diagnosis.

    If a dual diagnosis is found, then they will be treated immediately with a physical detox if necessary. They will then receive treatment for their mental health issues alongside therapy to overcome their mental addiction.

    Treatments such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy will be used throughout most treatment plans for most mental health issues. This is in order to establish any triggers or behavioural issues that might be adding to your mental health issue and addiction.

    If you think that you are suffering from a mental health issue alongside an addiction in Hampshire or anywhere in the UK, then it is important to tell your GP or mental health professional as soon as possible.

    How attending rehab can help when it comes to Relapse Prevention

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    A major part of any rehab programme across Hampshire or the rest of the UK is about preventing you from relapsing in the future after you leave the rehab centre.

    During rehab, some of your time will be spent formulating a relapse prevention plan which will consist of a number of tools, tips and techniques to help you remain sober after you leave rehab.

    Individuals work extremely hard whilst in rehab in order to rid their bodies of the addictive substance.

    Therefore it is extremely important that after you leave, you keep up the hard work and remain sober. After all, you would have invested an awful lot of time and money in your rehabilitation.

    A good relapse prevention plan will be in place to stop people from getting into any bad habits or negative thinking patterns that might contribute to a craving.

    There are lots of different stages to a relapse, and it’s important that you are able to identify them from the very start. In order to do so, look out for the early warning signs of a relapse.

    These are often feelings of depression, anxiety, low self-esteem and feeling particularly emotional, angry or lonely.

    By having a relapse prevention plan in place, you will be able to identify these triggers and warning signs and put a stop to them before they develop into a craving.

    If you are considering attending drug or alcohol rehab in Hampshire, then make sure that you spend some time thinking about what a relapse prevention plan for you would look like so that you are best prepared to discuss this with professionals whilst at rehab.

    Aftercare and Support Services once rehab has been completed

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    Once you have left rehab, it is important to maintain your recovery with aftercare and support services. Throughout Hampshire and the rest of the UK, there is a wide selection of options to choose from, including the following aftercare and support services.

    Al-Anon Family Group Meetings

    Family group meetings are a fantastic way for individuals to openly discuss their addiction with family members. It is particularly effective if you suffer from triggers at home, as you may be able to overcome these during family therapy.

    There are many Al-Anon family group meetings across Hampshire and the rest of the UK.

    SMART Meetings

    If one-to-one therapy is not for you, then you could always consider SMART meetings.

    SMART meetings are a form of group therapy that are available throughout Hampshire and the rest of the UK in most towns and cities.

    They consist of weekly group meetings, which usually last around an hour and a half per session.

    You are given the opportunity to talk through your recovery and past addiction with those who have been through something similar whilst sharing stories, recovery tips and advice.

    Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) or Narcotics Anonymous (NA)

    Similarly to SMART meetings, Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous are fantastic ways to receive group therapy.

    They are also available throughout Hampshire and the rest of the UK and also consist of weekly sessions with like-minded people.

    The main difference between SMART meetings, the AA and Narcotics Anonymous is that they consist of 12 steps, which is a programme of steps which help people overcome slowly and efficiently.

    Home Detox

    If attending a group meeting is not for you, then you could always consider a home detox. Home detox is for individuals with a mild addiction who are motivated enough to recover at home with the help of doctors over the phone and medication through the post.

    The option to complete a home detox is currently available across the UK, including Hampshire.

    Outpatient Treatment via a Local Drug & Alcohol Team in Hampshire

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    For those with a more severe addiction, home detox is not suitable. In this case, outpatient treatment via a local drug and alcohol team in Hampshire might be more suited to you.

    This will involve daily or weekly trips to a recovery centre to receive treatment from doctors and professionals whilst returning home to your daily life and responsibilities.

    This is a great option for people who can maintain a job and have children whilst recovering from their addiction.

    However, it is important to note that this option will only be offered to individuals who are capable of motivating and maintaining their recovery plan whilst living life surrounded by their old triggers and environment.

    If you are struggling with an addiction to drugs or alcohol in Hampshire, then it is time to get help.

    There are many different drug and alcohol rehab centres across Hampshire and the rest of the UK, full of medical professionals who will work tirelessly to get you the help you deserve.

    What can Ok Rehab do for you?

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    At Ok Rehab, we can offer you one of our many facilities in association with us in Hampshire to help you heal. We offer a modern recovery programme with varied treatments and modern facilities.

    The area itself is built with your mental health in mind, and so our treatment centres are all located within serene, calming places where you can go to ensure a peaceful visit.

    Our main priority is your health, so we have the best health care workers and specialists with us to provide you with around-the-clock care. This extends through the night and throughout weekends.

    This is especially necessary during withdrawal, where most patients will require medical care.

    We also ensure that each programme you enter into is designed especially for you with your treatment in mind. Every addiction is completely different, and we understand that, so the care you receive is often completely different from others.

    In order to understand the best facility for you in Hampshire, and the type of treatment you should undergo, we’ll conduct a pre-assessment.

    During this, we’ll ask you questions about your addiction and about some of your symptoms. This will allow you the time to talk as openly as you’d like about how it has affected your life.

    At Ok Rehab, we don’t judge. We understand the stresses of addiction and know how horrible it can be for an individual to experience.

    In the UK, one in three people are struggling with addiction; to decrease this number and help those in need, we want to encourage an open discord with everyone seeking help.

    After your time within one of our facilities, we will offer you Aftercare. This continues your treatment with us whilst also putting you out into the outside world.

    During this time, you will be subjected to group therapy. We have a number of different group therapies for the different addictions we treat, continuing the personalised experience.

    References

    [1] https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/substance-misuse-treatment-for-adults-statistics-2020-to-2021/adult-substance-misuse-treatment-statistics-2020-to-2021-report

    [2]https://ukhsa.blog.gov.uk/2016/11/03/what-weve-learned-from-our-annual-drug-and-alcohol-treatment-statistics/

    [3] https://documents.hants.gov.uk/public-health/HampshireSubstanceMisuseStrategy.pdf

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

    [5] https://skylark.ucl.ac.uk/NSHD/lib/exe/fetch.php?media=mrepo:cage.pdf

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