When someone is addicted to a substance it is often very difficult to see the bigger picture of the effects of this behaviour.
Many people suffering from addiction are unaware of how severe or dangerous their behaviour may be, despite warning signs from those around them – either family, friends, or professionals.
Across the Sunderland area in 2020, there were 36 reported deaths from drug poisoning – a statistic that begins to show the severity of this type of issue in the Houghton Le Spring area and the neighbouring regions.
When someone decides to overcome addiction, it is often referred to as ‘breaking the cycle’ due to the nature of the effects.
There are many like-minded individuals in Houghton Le Spring, and help is never more than a phone call away at 0800 326 5559.
Contact us today to see how we can help you.
Drug and alcohol treatments available in Houghton Le Spring
Finding a reputable rehabilitation treatment programme specifically for your needs is incredibly difficult. Often, recommendations from local sources are confined by the faculties around them.
With OK Rehab, our expert referral system allows us to recommend from a wide range of options.
This is especially important due to how addiction is thought of in modern society. Generally, people think rehabilitation from addiction should be conducted away from home in an isolated establishment – but this is not always the case.
The decision of recovering at home or away comes down to personal choice in most cases. For some individuals, it is more suitable to move away from the local area to avoid triggers, pressures, and familiar situations or people related to their addiction.
To help you research and make the right decisions for yourself and your addiction, OK Rehab offers a 24/7 helpline in which you can enquire about issues relating to addiction as well as start your rehabilitation journey.
Why choose local and/or residential rehab in Houghton Le Spring
Localised rehabilitation is not for every case, as mentioned previously. However, it is important to think about the many different options available to you.
Some clients end up settling on a centre or treatment programme far beyond anything they ever thought about.
For example, if you value privacy and discretion, choosing a local rehab centre is probably not the best option – though all centres have a strict code on unwanted visitors etc. – though it could still be considered.
One benefit of staying local is that you will have easy contact with friends or family. Though most centres allow for visiting hours and calls, having friends and family close by is a reassuring thought for many and a necessity for others.
Another benefit includes the easiness of conversion from life in Houghton Le Spring to life in a dedicated rehabilitation centre. For those who savour the familiar or prefer something closer to home, this will be a great advantage.
If you would like to benefit from these advantages, please do not hesitate to give the OK Rehab team a call on 0800 326 5559.
Being prepared and ready to rehabilitate
Without proper preparation, at least in the right mindset, beginning and tackling different treatment programmes is next to impossible.
What makes the treatment programmes successful is the individual’s dedication to their recovery. What you put in is what you get out, meaning that every ounce of effort is effective in taking advantage of the multiple treatment programmes available.
Listed below are just a few tips on how best to approach entering rehabilitation:
- The individual should admit to having a problem with drug and/or alcohol abuse and understand that this is an addiction
- Talk to friends, family, colleagues, or people trusted by the individual about the problem and its effects
- Begin to research the different options available, allowing the individual to have a better understanding of the stages of rehabilitation as well as getting an idea of what life will be like in a centre/treatment programme
- Begin to contact different sources – most recommended are referral services such as OK Rehab to get advice on the best options as well as securing your place etc.
- Accept and understand that rehabilitation and recovery don’t happen overnight; it can be a long process and requires a high level of commitment
Working through these steps should give you a better idea of what to expect, and what rehabilitation may be like, and help you to accept and overcome your addiction.
If nothing else, this list will hopefully raise some questions which OK Rehab are more than happy to answer by calling us on 0800 326 5559 today.
OK Rehab and our dedicated referral system
To make the majority of this process easier, OK Rehab offers a specialist referral programme in which a member of our team will assess your needs and requirements before finding a suitable treatment programme – either in a centre or more locally.
Getting to know each individual is a core part of this process, and you will never be made to feel like another number on a spreadsheet or be made to feel ashamed of your situation.
Several factors will be assessed here, including physical and mental well-being as well as your addiction history, severity, and type.
OK Rehab aims to match client to programme – we will never ‘re-use’ a treatment programme schedule from another client, no matter how similar the cases may seem at the surface.
We understand that every individual is different and therefore their problems with addiction must be treated accordingly.
Treatment programmes and services available in Houghton Le Spring
Although not every rehabilitation centre offers the same treatment programmes or services, there are a few that are more commonly implemented and have the highest rates of success.
Some examples are listed below:
- One-to-one/individual counselling
- Art and music therapy
- Exercise therapy
- Yoga and meditation classes
- Family drug support
- Relapse risk prevention and aftercare
To learn more about any of these programmes, or about anything else you have read and would like more information about, please do not hesitate to contact a member of the OK Rehab team today on 0800 326 5559.
- Office of National Statistics; Number of deaths related to drug poisoning, persons by local authority, England and Wales, registered in each year between 1993 and 2020 ↑