Drug & Alcohol Rehab in Hampshire
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 of 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 is, 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:
- Gastrointestinal problems
- Anxiety and depression
- Vivid dreams or nightmares
- Rapid heart rate
- Problems with sleeping
- Muscle aches or cramps
- Inability to concentrate
For this reason, we encourage that you 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.
What Can Ok Rehab Do for You?
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 specialists with us to provide you with around the clock care. This extends through the night and throughout weekends. This is especially necessary during the withdrawal process 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 that you receive is often completely different from others around you.
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 we know how horrible it can be for an individual to experience. In the UK, one in three people are struggling with an addiction, in order to decrease this number and help those in need, we want to encourage an open discord with everyone that seeks 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.
Signs I Should Seek Help and the Main Addictions We Treat
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 for an addiction, we’ve compiled a small list for you here:
- Changes in social groups. Mainly changes into more ‘unhealthy’ social groups
- Higher tolerance for substances and or alcohol
- Difficulty cutting down
- Extreme mood changes
- Sleeping a lot more or less than usual
- 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:
- Alcoholism (the most prevalent within the UK)
- Benzodiazepine addiction
- Cannabis addiction
- Cocaine addiction
- Heroin addiction
- Sex and Love
We also cater to those with a dual addiction, which means that you have an addiction whilst also suffering with 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.
What Are the Different Types of Programmes We Have?
We understand that full rehab can be a bit expensive and that receiving treatment whilst working can also be overwhelming, and some might not be able to get time off, so in order to accommodate all of this, we have come up with several different types of programmes. The first is, of course, our inpatient access. This is the one most recommended.
This is because we have 24 hours, around the clock medical care that can be provided to every single one of our patients. Not only this, but the inpatient programme can also provide you with a sense of security due to the routine that we ensure all of our patients adhere to.
This is very important for those recovering from addiction. It also encourages you to simply focus purely on yourself and your treatment, there are no external distractions that can prevent you from recovery.
The second is the outpatient programme, this is for those who maybe can’t afford to stay in one of our rooms or are unable to take time off from work/ other responsibilities. You will come in for treatment for a few hours a day, attend support groups and attend one-to-one therapy.
The final programme is the detox programme. It’s recommended that you do this in accompany with rehab during our inpatient programme, however, many who have already attended rehab before prefer to attend the detox programme only. For this, you can either stay at one of our facilities for 7-10 days, or you can attend whilst stay at home, although we do highly recommend that you stay with us for this period.
So… Why Our Inpatient Programmes?
One of the most important factors that help with healing after struggling with addiction, is structure and routine. Addiction often tends to eat into most of our lives, things that we know is important, such as social life, work life etc… we no longer care for. Addiction often works to compel the mind into believing that the only thing it needs to continue, is the thing we are addicted to.
For this reason, within our inpatient programme, we encourage balance and routine as much as possible. This is incredibly important for recovery because it helps us to prioritize healing, encourages healthier habits and reduces the unpredictability that addiction often gives us. It makes life much less stressful all in all. Which is what we want your healing experience to feel like.
Within one of our facilities in association with Ok Rehab, we encourage you to get up and go to bed at the same time every day. We also give you set plans for the day, so you don’t have to worry too much, just focus on you and your recovery.
A day at rehab often looks like this: Group therapy among people who understand and relate to you, then one on one therapy sessions followed by holistic treatment completely tailored to you and what you enjoy. Finally, you’ll have your free time to do whatever you want. That can be reading or having a loved one visit.
We also urge you to partake of daily exercise, we prepare nutritious and balanced meals and provide all of our patients with access to all of our leisure facilities. This includes things like sports and exercise classes. We also welcome our patients to attend educational classes centred around addiction and recovery so that as you heal, you can learn about how and why it happens as well as how to prevent relapses from happening.
Types of One-on-One Therapy We Can Provide You With
Not many people are aware of the many different types of therapy and the different scenarios in 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 your recovery.
- ACT: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
- CBT: Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
- DBT: Dialectical Behavioural Therapy
- Experiential Therapy
- Family therapy
- Group therapy
- Fitness therapy
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.