Drug & Alcohol Rehab in Leicestershire
We know from experience of our own, and experience dealing with clients across the country, that addiction can hold a large amount of power over you.
It is difficult to overcome this power alone, but sometimes even more challenging to seek professional help to do so. What exacerbates this, even more, is having to navigate through the field of options for addiction treatment, whilst also dealing with withdrawal symptoms and attempting to fight the urges of constant temptation.
Here at OK Rehab, we aim to make the process of reaching out for help and receiving crucial addiction treatment as simple and smooth as possible.
Self-admitting yourself into treatment has never been easier, and with our support, you could be on your way to a full recovery in a drug and alcohol rehab in Leicestershire in no time.
Call us today on 0800 326 5559 to make a free of charge enquiry. We can also offer a plethora of support, information and advice for loved ones of those struggling to cope with an addiction, and promise a judgement-free space in which to discuss your situation.
Determining whether Rehab is for you
Coming to terms with your situation, deciding on seeking medical help and searching through the options available is a fragile time for anyone dealing with an addiction.
There are plenty of options out there for those with a drug or alcohol addiction, but so many options can become confusing and with everyone vying for your attention, it is easy to choose the simplest or cheapest option out of bewilderment.
At OK Rehab, we want to make sure you are receiving the best care possible, that is not only suited to your needs, but that is also the most likely to lead you towards a full recovery.
When you first contact us, we will evaluate you with an initial assessment of you and your addiction. This is to help us decide and narrow down what the most appropriate options are for your needs, taking the pressure off you to figure this out for yourself.
We do this because we know that there are many individuals out there that believe they either do not need professional help, or that medical intervention is only necessary when addiction is out of control.
This is not true, and professional treatment can be for anybody experiencing addiction, no matter the circumstances. Most of the time, we will recommend rehab – specifically residential rehab programmes – in your local area.
There are many negative preconceptions and harmful stereotypes surrounding rehab routinely portrayed through TV shows and films, so we recognise that this recommendation can sometimes seem daunting.
The belief that rehab is only for the most serious of cases is a fallacy, and rehab can in fact be beneficial to any individual struggling with an addiction.
Of course, we can take you through all the possible options over the phone, but if you are still unsure as to whether rehab could be right for you, ask yourself the following questions:
- Has my physical appearance changed drastically? Have I lost weight or stopped caring about personal hygiene?
- Has my sleeping pattern been affected by my use of the substance?
- Do I experience muscle pain, dizziness, nausea, headaches or shakes when I have withdrawn from the substance for a short period of time?
- Is my tolerance for the substance increasing each time I use it, resulting in me having to up the dose each time?
- Am I more easily agitated, on-edge or angrier than usual? Has my use of the substance resulted in heightened emotional symptoms of existing mental health issues, such as depression or anxiety?
- Am I becoming more withdrawn in my social, work and personal life? Am I avoiding certain responsibilities?
- Am I hiding my substance use from loved ones? Have any loved ones expressed concern over my use of the substance? Have I denied I need help or lashed out at loved ones when they try to help?
- Do I have a hidden stash of the substance somewhere? Is my substance use seeping into my work life?
The questions listed above contain just some of the physical, mental and social symptoms of addiction. If you answered yes to a number of them, or even just one or two, we suggest calling us today on 0800 326 5559, as rehab could most definitely be beneficial to you.
What to do before Rehab
If you are someone who has definitively decided on attending drug and alcohol rehab in Leicestershire for addiction treatment, there are some things you can do before your stay to make it easier.
1. Let people know
There is a possibility of you being in rehab for an average of 28 days. Because of this, it is crucial to let friends, family, and employers/employees know where you will be going, and why.
We understand this may be scary, and you may even be feeling embarrassed or shameful about your predicament, but this step is necessary to ensure that your life still awaits you when you do eventually leave rehab.
Letting your boss know where you are heading, when you will be leaving and for how long you will be gone is important to allow them to arrange cover for you if you have not already done this yourself. Knowing you have a job to get back to after your stay in rehab can, to some clients, be very reassuring.
Talking about rehab with your loved ones will allow them to understand why you have to go, and if you are lucky to have supportive friends and family, they can even help you prepare.
2. Take care of loose ends
Just as you are letting loved ones and employers where you are heading, you should also ensure they can sufficiently look after your home, pets, etc. when you are gone.
Make sure you have automatic payments set up for any bills that will have to be paid whilst you are out, and that any other responsibilities you have can be taken over by a trusted friend.
3. Mentally prepare
During your stay in rehab, you will participate in a number of different types of therapy and holistic treatments. In order to get the most out of these treatments, you must be open to them.
It sounds clichéd, but having a positive mindset when entering rehab can be extremely helpful, whereas going into the treatment being sceptical or not willing to fully participate can slow down a potential recovery.
Addiction is not an overnight illness, and rehab is therefore not an overnight cure. Prepare yourself to stay in a new place for a while and to partake in therapy and counselling – the more open and optimistic you are, the more likely you are to make the most of rehab.
4. Take the essentials
Though it may be tempting to pack up everything that reminds you of home, we recommend only bringing to rehab what you will definitely need.
Rehab is time to focus on yourself and healing from your addiction, so you won’t benefit from bringing along distractions or any unnecessary belongings. Make sure you’re also packing with your specific rehab’s set of allowed and banned items in mind.
Treatments to expect during Rehab
Every client’s experience in rehab and with treatment will differ greatly due to factors such as the severity of addiction, the length of time the addiction has been present, the substance or substances used, the characteristics of the client and a host of other personal aspects.
For this reason, we cannot at this early stage in the process detail exactly what your treatment will be. This is decided by the initial assessments we perform at the beginning of the enquiry and admissions process.
There are many forms of treatment and methods of therapy that you may experience throughout your stay at rehab, including: Contingency management, acceptance and commitment therapy, family therapy, art therapy, group therapy, individual therapy, motivation enhancement therapy, and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), and Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT).
If you wish to know more about these methods of treatment, visit our treatments page for a more in-depth explanation of each. Alternatively, give us a call today and we can discuss which treatments you are likely to encounter.
What to do after Rehab
When you eventually leave our care at your chosen drug and alcohol rehab in Leicestershire, our team will still be available to help you if you need assistance with anything.
We offer all our clients aftercare plans, but also ensure that you are only leaving rehab when we know that you are fully prepared for life back home.
Just like there are things you can do before your time in rehab to make it easier, there are also a few things you can do afterwards to ensure that any improvement you will have made in rehab continues.
1. Attend further appointments
Always make sure you are attending any appointments at the rehab clinic that are made for you. These are to catch up with you and see how you are coping being back home, and are great ways for you to see the progress you are making, receive additional treatment, or ask for any advice you may need.
2. Change social groups
If your usual group of friends (or even family) is comprised of individuals who frequently abuse substances, it may be time to detach yourself from this harmful environment and seek a new network of supportive friends.
Don’t risk your own improvement by continuing to host friends that are pressuring or tempting you to revert back to your old and unhealthy habits, and instead invest your time in looking after yourself and finding people who care about your wellbeing.
3. Find new hobbies
Prioritise your mental health and dive into things that inspire and uplift you, by finding new, healthier ways to have fun. New hobbies can have a hugely positive effect on your life as a whole, especially creative interests or hobbies that help others like volunteering, so get stuck in!
4. Move away
Whilst this will not apply to every client, the home environment is usually a hotbed for possible triggers for addiction. Identify whether your home could potentially contribute to a relapse, and consider moving home or staying at friends until you feel you are fully ready to return.
5. Always be alert
Be on the lookout for any signs of a relapse. Have friends and family remain close to you if possible and employ them to keep you away from possible triggers. If you do feel yourself being tempted into old habits, our helpline is always available to call.
Call us on: 0800 326 5559
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