Drug & Alcohol Rehab in Leyland
From the perspective of those suffering from it, drug addiction is often seen as something to be ashamed of. But what those people often don’t realise is that they’re far from alone in their experiences. We would know. At OK Rehab, most of us have been there.
It’s a disorder, which is nothing to be ashamed of. And you’re incredibly brave for even taking a far enough step to do the online research that probably led you here. But it is hard to handle, especially if you’re dealing with it alone. That’s what we’re here for: to give you all the advice and support that you need.
We have lots of information on services across the country, for anyone who needs it. Even if you just need to let out everything you’ve been feeling, we’ll always be there to listen.
And right here, we have a brief guide to the recovery process, to give you a better idea of what your future could bring. If you contact us, we can also talk to you specifically about drug and alcohol rehab in Leyland.
Underlying causes of addiction
A majority of addictions have several underlying causes. These of course can vary widely from case to case, from person to person.
A lot of addiction starts off with some kind of stress. For example, many people find that difficult home environment can drive it.
For sufferers in such situations, residential rehab could be the best option. Getting away from it all in an isolated environment can be very beneficial for a lot of people.
It may seem like a hard thing to do, but you may need to take a look around at who you’re surrounding yourself with: will they be supportive and encourage your recovery long term? Do they need help themselves? Are you in an environment where frequent alcoholism and/or drug use are normalised?
Long term recovery may require permanent social changes, depending on the situation. On the other hand, if you have friends and family who are willing to support you, don’t drive them away. Having a good network around you could be vital.
On a similar note to the one about home environment, fractured family relationships can often drive people to drugs and/or alcohol.
Or other addictive behaviours, of course. During your treatment, with the therapy and counselling which is so often a staple part of the process, you can dive into all of these past traumas, finally, confront them and then deal with them once and for all.
That may seem like a daunting concept, but when you compare it to bottling up everything you’re feeling right now, it could be the best way of moving forward.
When you contact any organisation that directly handles residential rehab, if you ask them for full information on their processes, they’ll likely be able to give it to you. If you’re going for residential rehab and have decided on a place, doing your own research on all of the places you’re considering going to could also be a good idea.
As a sidenote, private rehabs also often don’t have waiting lists. If that turns out to be what suits you, you’re likely to get treatment right away.
Although treatment may vary, later on, most recovery journeys start off with some form of assessment, to establish your personal circumstances. We have our own assessment, but if you go to a specific organisation they’re likely to want to assess you too.
Once your personal situation and circumstances have become clearer, you’ll then hopefully be able to move forward with the treatment that suits you best. The kinds of questions you’re likely to be asked in such an assessment are listed below, along with the reasons that they’re included.
Depending on the severity of your addiction, most stays in residential rehab last for up to 28 days. Similar to the kind of treatment you receive, during a conversation between us and then the organisation you choose, the length of your stay should become clear.
Some common treatments during rehab are various kinds of therapy and counselling (one being more specialised and the other being more generalised), support groups, massages, reflexology, motivational interviewing and workshops on subjects such as health, nutrition and addiction.
A personalised treatment plan designed to suit your needs
In an assessment with us, there are a few key questions we nearly always ask and which are also common in other organisations’ assessments. These are:
- What are you addicted to? – This is one of the most basic and important questions, especially as withdrawal symptoms and even kinds of treatment can vary a lot based on what you’re addicted to
- How long have you been suffering from addiction? – This often helps us to establish the severity of the addiction and the treatment needed as a result
- Does anyone else know about your addiction? – This gives us more context on your overall situation and can give us an indication of the support you already have
- Is this the first time you’ve tried to get help? – Any help or treatment you’ve accessed before will also be a major factor in the kind of treatment you go through this time.
From these questions and our general conversation with you, we’ll then be able to establish the kind of treatment you need and can direct you towards where to get it. Generally, we like to create a personalised treatment plan to suit each individual we help.
How to deal with the addiction of a loved one or an employee addiction
We’re going to talk about two quite different scenarios now: how to deal with addiction from the perspective of a friend or family member and how to deal with it if it’s an employee. We offer an intervention programme for anyone you know who you might be concerned about, but obviously both the situations we mentioned above need to be dealt with differently.
First of all, if you’re concerned that a loved one may be suffering from an addiction, the best thing you can do is directly talk to them about it and encourage them to get help.
A work situation may need to be handled with more care. The last thing you want to do is cross professional boundaries or try to confront a situation that’s not actually there. This is especially true considering that you might not know the person you’re concerned about, as well as a friend or family member, would.
At the same time, offering any support you can is likely to be the best course of action. And if you’re at least 95% sure that they do have a problem, talking to them about it in a more subtle way could help them realise that they need to reach out for treatment.
Another good idea could be researching how to make your workspace more addiction-friendly, especially if they take time off work to recover.
What happens next?
Something else in the process that you might not be aware of is the aftercare treatment often available. A majority of organisations and providers of rehab treatment also offer programmes of aftercare, where you’ll continue to receive whatever at-home treatment you need.
This serves two purposes: to help you adjust to your new, alcohol/drug-free life after treatment and to ensure your continued recovery.
By now, with all this information, you might have a better idea of where you’d like to go next. Even if you don’t, that’s ok. As we said before, if you talk to our helpline, we can help you to make the right decisions to heal.
If you’d like more information on drug and alcohol Rehab in Leyland, call 0800 326 5559.