Drug & Alcohol Rehab in London
Addiction is a painful and exhausting experience for anyone. It is not something anyone actually chooses, it’s something that enters your life and can completely take over. Especially in a city like London where it has been labelled as one of the most stressful cities in the UK. Most people who live and work here suffer from high levels of anxiety.
For some, this stress causes them to turn to harmful ways of self-medicating these symptoms of mental health issues.
Addiction can be costly, not just in terms of expenses, but in terms of your life, your relationships, your freedom. It won’t go away on its own and only gets worse if you ignore it. If you don’t seek help as soon as you notice a problem, your addiction could worsen. You could face the worst effects of it, and feel the bite of horrible withdrawal symptoms.
If this is something you fear you might be experiencing, then you should seek to receive help as soon as possible. There is never a wrong time to seek help. It doesn’t matter if you’ve only been suffering for a few weeks, or if your addiction is something much more fierce and you’ve been battling it for years. OK Rehab is always here to help you get through it. It’s also important that you’re ready for our help as well.
Recovery is something that doesn’t just happen to you, you have to want it, and you have to be willing to fight for it. Although addiction can appear at any time and can sink its claws into anyone, recovery can only come to those who seek it out and truly want it. Your mindset is the most important thing to any sort of healing process.
If you aren’t prepared to heal, then seeking help is most likely a waste of your time and your money. This is because if you’re seeking help without the intention of full recovery and complete freedom from addiction, it’s unlikely you’ll stick to the regime we have provided for you, and relapses are more sure to happen.
London Rehab Funding
London is known to be an expensive city to live in, as such, funding for certain things is necessary. Rehabilitation is seen as a necessary expense as it is a medical illness that requires professional help. Not everyone can afford the inpatient programme, which ranges from £2,000 to £12,000 total, due to this, there are a number of organisations that can help you with funding to afford this.
One of the most popular organisations is the Clinical Commissioning Groups. The waiting list to receive help from them, however, is similar to the waiting list to receive help from the NHS.
This is why we recommend that you seek funding for rehabilitation only if you’re looking for in-depth help. Whilst the NHS is a wonderful organisation that has helped millions of people in the UK, their rehabilitation services may leave little to be desired for some patients
The NHS has a large number of patients to provide help for, due to this, in order to help everyone and ensure everyone receives some sort of treatment, many of their programmes may seem to act as an umbrella treatment. For some who have struggled extensively in their lifetime and need a bespoke programme curated just for them, private rehabilitation is the best route to go.
If this sounds like you, then you should look into receiving funding for your stay at one of our facilities. Of course whilst you’re waiting for funding, you’ll have to prove that you’re main aim is to recover. This is so that the organisation recognises that you’re serious and committed to healing.
After you have applied, a key worker will be assigned to you. They will help you go through the numerous modules that the organisation will give to you as you wait for your application to be viewed. However, if your keyworker deems that you need urgent care and that your symptoms are far too bad to wait, they can re-apply for your funding on your behalf and your application should be viewed quicker.
Inpatient/Outpatient and the Process
If funding isn’t a problem for you and you want to seek help urgently, then you can get in contact with us whenever you are ready, and we will begin the process with you. The first step is an assessment. We will need to ask you questions about yourself in order to create a programme especially for you and your situation. These questions will be about your age, gender, budget, and then the severity of your addiction.
At Ok Rehab, we are professionals, and we want nothing more than good health for all of our patients who come to us. Addiction is nothing to mock, judge or laughs at, and so as we conduct our assessment, you will be assured that everything you say will be taken seriously.
It will be a free space for you to speak about your experiences as open and honestly as you would like without any worries at all. We want to help you, that is our first priority. In order to prevent relapses, we will put you through a number of different treatments. This will include Detox, psychological therapy, holistic therapy, support groups, wellbeing sessions and nutritional workshops.
If funding is a problem, you’re concerned about getting time off of work, or your addiction isn’t as severe as others, we will suggest you participate in our outpatient programme. You will attend rehab during the day, but in the evenings you will go home.
During your time there you will attend support groups, group therapy sessions, have one on one counselling and also participate in workshops. One of the workshops included is teaching you about addiction, how it affects the brain and the ways we can move forwards from it.
This is an effective course that helps to prevent relapses. Your sessions will be scattered over several weeks or months, again, this will all depend on your assessment, and how long we feel remaining an outpatient would benefit you.
For someone whose symptoms of addiction are far more prominent and has a deep impact on their daily life, we would highly recommend our inpatient programme. Whilst our outpatient programme is effective and has been known to help many who seek recovery, our inpatient programme offers the most success.
You can stay within the facility for up to 12 weeks working on the healing process, participating in daily activities, and focusing on yourself. You will stay with us in either one of our shared rooms, or you can have an ensuite bedroom where you will be able to maintain complete privacy.
For the duration of your time there you will be completely free from all temptation. Anything that is deemed a trigger, or that might cause a stressful environment, will be gone. You will also be able to benefit from our modern therapy techniques.
At Ok Rehab we understand that the rate of deaths from addiction continues to rise, and so to combat that, we ensure that we partner with centres that focus on figuring out ways to get better every day and use different techniques to ensure that relapses don’t occur.
Some examples of modern therapy methods that you might explore would be CBT, DBT and possibly fitness therapy. These methods help us to figure out your triggers and find ways to battle them.
Addiction is something that is incredibly alienating and isolating. However, within our inpatient programme, you never feel alone or misunderstood. There will be many people staying within one of our centres going through the same as you who will understand you.
The sense of support and the strength it can give you whilst you are healing is invaluable, and can really affect your recovery process. As well as the support you will receive from within the centre, you will also be allowed to have visitors who are supporting you from outside of the centre as well.
You will also have access to a range of professionals who are there for you and your health. This will include psychiatrists, doctors, counsellors, support workers and many more. This is a time to get to know yourself, to reconcile with your past, and to rewrite your future.
Shortly after you have completed either our inpatient or outpatient programme, we will then put you into Aftercare. Aftercare is very similar to our outpatient programme. You will come back to the rehabilitation often to be apart of support groups, sometimes workshops and you will still receive constant support.
We will also give you access to a number of our helpline’s that you can call whenever you want. Aftercare can last anywhere between 6 to 12 months.
No matter which programme you participate in, success is only possible if you completely embrace it. Anything half done is not done at all, and that remains the same for recovery. We can bring you to the top centres, we can help to create the best programmes for you, and we can ensure you receive the greatest care we can offer you. However, none of that matters if you don’t throw your whole self into healing.
What is London Rehabilitation Like?
London itself isn’t known to be the most calming city in the world. In fact newspapers, magazines and books often depict it as one of the most exciting city’s.
Because of that, the centre’s we work with are placed just outside of London. It is located in a rural area, completely away from urban life. When you look out of the window you will be met with lush green grass, skies where you can actually see the stars and peaceful quiet instead of loud cars and shouting.
Our centres are also equipped with a number of different facilities for you to use during your leisure time such as:
- A gym with many different instruments for you to use.
- A swimming pool
- A conservatory, perfect for the warmer months of the year. Many patients like to spend their time in here socialising or reading.
- Living room
- Picnic area
- Horse riding stables
- Steam room
- Grand piano for the musically gifted
- Fishing lake.
And to further pronounce the fact that you really won’t have to think about anything other than yourself, we have a dedicated kitchen staff on hand. They work to provide you with delicious meals in the morning, afternoon, and evening.
When you’re accepted into rehabilitation as an inpatient, there will be some rules you might need to be aware of before you attend. For example, there will be a list of things you can’t bring from home. This isn’t a punishment, but rather a precaution to ensure your safety and the safety of our other patients as well. You can of course bring some personal items that will make you feel more at home, however.
As well as clothing you’ll feel comfortable in, nightwear and toiletries, some patients like to also bring with them:
- Books (these may need to be approved before you bring them.)
- Letter stationery
- Knitting projects
And much more. We’ll also recommend that you bring a form of ID too.
Seeking Help for Young Adults and Teens
Unfortunately, addiction can affect anyone, and that especially includes vulnerable young children. If you have a child, or you are concerned for a child, that you may believe is struggling with an addiction, we are eager to help get them the care that they need. Our partner rehabilitation centre caters to young teenagers under the age of 18, and only teenagers. We don’t allow any adults into this programme, so it’s a safe place for all young adults to receive treatment.
Addiction targets children that are in a stressful home environment, have become vulnerable to bad influences or have dropped out of school. It is especially important that we help these youths get back on the right track and help them get rid of the addiction before it gets worse.
Rehabilitation works to help them, not only recover from addiction but help them re-enter the world too. It encourages them to work through their emotions, to understand what they’re feeling and why. It can also help to reunite families under family therapy sessions.
What to Do If You Are Seeking Help for Someone Else?
Before you attempt to talk to the person you are concerned about, ensure that you understand addiction. You need to know that addiction is not a choice, it never is, it is something that can easily take over your life, and is very painful for the person suffering through it.
Dependency on something that can drain you financially, physically, and emotionally is a very traumatic and toxic experience. Make sure that you understand this. When you do go to talk to them, make sure that you are sympathetic and understanding.
You need to hear them out, allow them a safe space to talk without judgement. If the situation seems particularly sensitive, then we recommend you hire a professional interventionist who can coach you through it as well as be there to deescalate a situation.
If you are concerned about a loved one, and you fear that they might be suffering from addiction, we have compiled a shortlist of some signs that show they might need help.
- Large or small pupils
- Sudden weight loss or gain
- Bloodshot eyes
- Unusual body odours
- Unkempt appearance
- Slurred speech
If these signs strike a chord with you, then get in contact with us today, and we can help you and your loved one seek the help they need.
If you are actively seeking help and want to make a positive change in your life call OK Rehab today and we can help talk you through the next steps on 0800 326 5559.