When it comes to drug and alcohol rehab in Hillingdon, there are a huge variety of options available.
It can be a lot to wade through – but luckily OK Rehab is here to help!
Right here, we have everything you could want to know about the rehab process, from inpatient vs outpatient treatment to the specific therapies that are available through most plans, to aftercare options.
Get the help you need from a drug and alcohol rehab in Hillingdon by calling us today on 0800 326 5559
How OK Rehab can help you
As we just said, if addiction is currently wreaking havoc on your life, we’re here to help.
First of all, our helpline is open to offering advice on any addiction-related issues.
You could be calling about your own issues, or on behalf of someone else – whatever your issue is, you’re welcome to call us.
If you do choose to get in touch with us, we can also offer you an assessment and a treatment plan.
Rehab isn’t just one singular step, it all happens in several stages, designed specifically to benefit your circumstances the most.
There are several questions we’re likely to ask during an assessment, all designed to give us a picture of your personal story.
Some prominent examples are:
- “What are you addicted to?
- “Have you tried to get help before?”
- “How long have you been suffering from addiction for?”
- “Does anyone else know about your addiction?”
From there, if you’d like us to, we can create a personalised treatment plan with all stages covered.
Finally, we also offer help if you’re struggling to get through to a loved one with addiction.
We have a highly effective intervention programme, as we recognise that addiction can hurt those around the addiction sufferer too.
If a stay at a drug and alcohol rehab in Hillingdon sounds like the right choice for you or a loved one, let our team help by giving us a call on 0800 326 5559
Inpatient vs Outpatient
When you start your rehab journey, one of the most important decisions will be the kind of treatment you have overall.
The two primary options are inpatient (ie in a residential centre), or outpatient (ie. At home).
As you’ll see below when we go into more detail on types of treatment, the main difference between the two isn’t really in the kinds of treatment you’ll receive.
Instead, it’s the environment that’s the biggest difference.
Owing to its constant nature, residential rehab is generally more intensive than at-home treatment. You’ll mostly have access to the same kinds of therapy, the same support groups, and the same detox procedures.
However, with inpatient treatment it will all be in the context of continuous treatment that you’re literally living amongst at all times.
As a result, it’s most commonly recommended to people with moderate to severe dependencies.
Those with less severe issues (and with an increased capacity to resist temptation, in addition to organising more of their treatment themselves), might do better at home.
This brings us to another major factor in these conversations: the home environment. Both the place you’re living in and the people surrounding you could currently be huge drivers in your addiction.
If you’re in a space where you won’t be supported on your journey, getting out of those circumstances could also be very important.
This is the main reason that, in the aforementioned assessment, we often ask if anyone else knows about your addiction.
The level of access you have to addictive substances is obviously significant too.
To make sue that you end up at the right drug and alcohol rehab in Hillingdon for your unique needs, calling our team on 0800 326 5559
We’ve talked a lot about variety here, and it is of course true that rehab can look different depending on your personal circumstances, as we’ve just discussed.
Despite this, most treatments follow the same general structure, often starting with a detox.
Those of you who’ve been dealing with addiction for a while will very likely be aware of dependence as an issue.
This is where your body becomes accustomed to the substance you’re addicted to, resulting in withdrawal symptoms when you try to stop using.
To avoid the worst of these symptoms, which can even become lethal with certain substances, when you start treatment your intake will slowly be reduced or replaced with substitute drugs.
You will likely also be supported with prescribed medication.
The detox stage usually lasts around one week and is designed to get all addictive substances safely out of your system.
After this is completed, your treatment could move in several directions.
Addiction is a mental issue as much as a physical one. As a result, therapy and addiction counselling are also staples of the rehab process.
This can of course take many forms, from art and music therapy to simple talking therapy (probably the archetype you would picture if someone mentioned therapy to you) which can take many forms – CBT, DBT, acceptance and commitment therapy, motivational interviewing and motivational enhancement to name just a few.
Another big form of mental health support usually featured in rehab is support groups.
Two of the most famous addiction examples of this are Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous.
Addiction can feel very isolating and can make those suffering from it feel like they’re alone.
These meetings will introduce you to a whole network of people with the same experiences.
You’ll also get the chance to share your personal experiences and hear about the experiences of others
Finally, physical therapies other than detoxes can also be very important.
You might not think of them as rehab essentials, but treatments like acupuncture and massages can play a huge role in lifting your mood and helping you feel more relaxed.
Experience all the benefits of a drug and alcohol rehab in Hillingdon by giving our team a call on 0800 326 5559
Addiction can’t really be cured.
Rehab aims to get you to a place where you can manage it and continue living the happy, healthy life you had before.
For example, therapy and support groups will help you with your mental health issues, while detoxing will hopefully break the physical cycle of addiction.
Addiction is a lifelong journey – in line with this, most people who go through rehab will also have an aftercare plan.
This will mostly mean accessing the same support groups and going through the same therapies you completed in outpatient or inpatient rehab.
We will also be able to offer you support the whole way through, no matter what stage you’re at.
Beat addiction once and for all at a drug and alcohol rehab in Hillingdon – talk to our expert team today on 0800 326 5559
Get help in Hillingdon today
Don’t be afraid to contact us, we are here to help.
Call our team of experts today on 0800 326 5559 who will be happy to answer any questions or concerns you might have about attending drug and alcohol rehab in Hillingdon.
If you’re ready to overcome the disease of addiction and take back control of your life, we are here for you.