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    Drug & Alcohol Rehab in Ipswich

    If you live in Ipswich and are struggling with an alcohol or drug addiction problem, help is closer than you think. Acknowledging that you are struggling and need professional help and support to aid in your recovery is a huge step, but with our support and through our trusted referral services, you could be on the path to recovery before you know it.

    If you’re finding it difficult to imagine a life without drugs and/or alcohol, it can feel like recovery is an unrealistic option for you. The truth is, whether you’ve recently succumbed to addictive behaviours or you’ve struggled with addiction for many years, professional rehab offers you a significant opportunity for a successful recovery.

    Perhaps you have admitted to yourself that you need help, but are struggling to admit it to others. This often leads to a cycle of failed individual recovery attempts. Whilst the intention is positive, the truth is that most people are not able to overcome addiction alone.

    Beyond the risks involved with attempting to recover by yourself, the key traits of those in the throes of addiction do not meet the requirements of abstinence and restraint.

    Addiction is not a weakness, it’s an established disease that affects both your physical and mental capabilities to perform in the way that you did before your addiction.

    Whether that’s the mental capacity to say no on a continuous basis or the physical ability to endure the withdrawal symptoms by yourself until all traces of drugs or alcohol have left your system, it’s unlikely that sobriety is achievable without professional support.

    Here at OK Rehab, we are committed to assisting those with drug and alcohol addiction problems to source an effective rehabilitation programme. We are experienced referral specialists working in the Ipswich area and across the UK in an attempt to make addiction recovery treatment available to as many people as possible.

    Our service is free and entirely confidential, so get in touch today and begin your quest for a newly sober and happier existence. We’re here to answer any questions or concerns that you may have about all aspects of our referral service, as well as rehab itself.

    How can OK Rehab help me to access rehab services immediately?

    A common problem for those with addiction who are looking to recover is quick and efficient access to appropriate treatment. There are addiction recovery programmes available through the NHS, however, unfortunately, the high demand for this type of service, coupled with severe underfunding in the area means that waiting lists are extremely long.

    The trouble with long waiting lists is that, sadly, some people don’t get help in time. There’s also the potential to lose your desire to recover. The longer you have to consider rehab and the more intense your addiction becomes, there is a chance you will decide not to go through with the treatment when it does finally become available.

    Here at OK Rehab, we can refer you to one of our partner rehab facilities, all of whom offer leading private addiction recovery treatment programmes. After a short assessment to ascertain the level of your addiction and determine which type of treatment is most suitable for you, we can immediately refer you via pre-admission to one of our local partner facilities.

    Those who begin rehab as soon as possible after making the decision are the most likely to succeed in achieving long-term recovery.

    Our team at OK Rehab are ready to help you choose a drug and alcohol addiction recovery service in the Ipswich area today. Whether you would like to stay close to home in Ipswich or would prefer to attend a facility in the wider Suffolk area, such as:

    • Bury St Edmunds
    • Lowestoft
    • Haverhill
    • Newmarket

    We can arrange a mutually agreeable admission date as soon as you’re committed to your recovery goals. All of our partner centres operate under strict guidelines set by the Care Quality Commission and regardless of your budget, you will have access to high-quality care from professionally trained medical staff.

    What sort of addiction treatments are commonly used in Ipswich-based rehab facilities?

    During your admission to your chosen drug and alcohol rehab programme, a personalised treatment plan will be developed on your behalf with input from your own experience with addiction, your medical history and following a proven structured approach to combined addiction treatment.

    This will seek to address both the physical and psychological dependencies that you have formed with substances, as well as the underlying cause of your addiction.

    Your treatment plan will be explained to you in detail and is likely to commence with detox. A full detox is an essential part of any addiction treatment programme as it aids focus on your continued sobriety, as well as breaking down the physical dependence that your body has developed on drugs and/or alcohol.

    Detox is a challenging process that can be risky, however, this will be the safest and most comfortable experience of detox that you could expect, given the professional care and monitoring throughout. This minimises the chance of an emergency and will allow your withdrawal symptoms to be reduced and controlled as far as possible.

    Mental Health Support

    Once detox is complete, you will begin a tandem of psychological intervention treatments.

    These will vary based on your individual treatment plan, however, are likely to include the following types of therapy:

    • Cognitive behavioural therapy
    • Family therapy
    • Group therapy
    • Exposure therapy
    • Motivational therapy
    • Dialectic behavioural therapy
    • Educational therapy classes such as reiki and art programmes

    This holistic approach to recovery aims to address the underlying cause of your addiction, whether there are pre-existing mental health conditions or a traumatic life event that has not been adequately dealt with, taking care of your overall mental health will be a significant priority throughout your recovery.

    Some clients may receive a dual diagnosis throughout the course of their psychological treatment, as even where no pre-existing mental health issues existed, the prolonged use of certain substances can create significant mental health struggles, with depression and anxiety being fairly common comorbidities.

    Where this is the case, you will be referred for the appropriate psychological care, which will continue outside of your rehabilitation.

    How long will I need to attend rehab?

    In the same way that everyone will have a different experience of addiction, rehab will be different for everyone. There are many factors that can affect how long you will need to spend in treatment and as addiction treatment is frequently monitored and adjusted to suit your changing needs, the goalposts for your discharge are moveable.

    A typical rehab programme will last for around 28 days, however, this will depend on what you are being treated for, how severe your addiction is and your own personal commitment to recover. It’s wise to keep a degree of flexibility and not be disappointed if your recovery takes a little longer than expected.

    The important thing is that you’re making positive changes to your life and can achieve a long-term recovery with full commitment to your goals.

    The other thing to be aware of is that when we talk about addiction recovery, we are not talking about an addiction cure. It’s incredibly important to understand the difference between recovery and cure. Unfortunately, there is no known cure for addiction, although, once recovery is achieved, it’s perfectly possible to maintain it indefinitely, with continued motivation.

    Whilst the desire to concede to your addictive behaviours in the future will be dramatically reduced in recovery, it is likely to exist forever and your recovery is a lifelong effort, although one that is very much worth maintaining.

    Why does the abstinence method work best?

    This really follows on from the last answer. Because an addiction never really goes away, the ability to use drugs and alcohol at an accepted and safe level is near to impossible for anyone who has a history of addiction.

    Having an occasional drink or using drugs ‘just this once’ has the potential to cause a relapse and undo all of the hard work that you’ve committed to recovering.

    The abstinence method is a proven addiction treatment that has been used by top rehab facilities for many years. It was founded alongside the 12 step programme developed by Alcoholics Anonymous and continues to be used successfully around the world today

    Can you help me to source help for my friend/relative/partner who is struggling with addiction?

    Here at OK Rehab, we have many calls from concerned friends and relatives of those struggling with addiction. We are happy to advise you and provide all the support we can, however, it’s important that you realise that nobody can be forced into attending rehab.

    We can help you understand the best way to approach your loved ones about their addiction and even organise an intervention alongside you and your family or support network.

    If the person you are concerned about agrees to attend, you can take part in family therapy, which can be invaluable in aiding their recovery success. They must agree to rehab, however, as personal commitment to recover is essential to the success of rehab.

    If you wish to know more about our services or would like to start an enquiry for yourself or a loved one, call us today on 0800 326 5559, or fill in our online form to receive a callback.


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