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    Drug and alcohol rehab in Maidstone

    OK Rehab is an expert referral service for addiction recovery. Our purpose is to get people who are in addiction into an appropriate rehab centre so that they can break the cycle of addiction and begin treatment as soon as possible.

    Treatment may include residential rehab, outpatient treatment (via private counselling) and home detoxification. No matter where your treatment takes place, we ensure withdrawal symptoms are fully treated. These treatments are suitable for alcohol addiction and drug addiction.

    We also answer questions and provide guidance with every step of the way, from the first phone call you make to providing an aftercare service for the 12 months after you leave rehab (when a residential programme is completed).

    We have extensive knowledge of the countless treatment programmes, including private rehab facilities around the UK, so wherever you are, you can get the highest quality of treatment at a facility near you. To get started, please call us on 0800 326 5559 and we can begin your telephone assessment with one of our trained staff.

    During this conversation, we will ask you a number of questions about how addiction has affected your life, in order to get a better idea of who you are as a person.

    Once we have this information, we are able to make a decision on which inpatient rehab would be right for you. From there, we can provide exact information on how much your treatment will cost, how long you will need to be there, and any other considerations around your stay at rehab.

    For example, we can provide advice on arranging care for your children or other dependents, getting your finances in order, etc. When you are ready, we can get you into rehab quickly, where you can begin treatment. Treatment typically begins with medical detox.

    What happens during a drug and alcohol rehab in Maidstone?

    Rehab is largely about arming you with the necessary coping skills to reduce the risk of relapse once you return home. Rehab begins with a detox, and you may be given medication to help treat withdrawal symptoms. A detox may require up to 10 days in a residential rehab to fully recover.

    Once your detox is complete, you will then undergo therapies to help uncover and treat the emotional underlying causes of addiction. We discuss this ask of rehab in greater detail below.

    How therapy at rehab can help

    A big part of getting better at rehab will be going through therapy. The aim of this therapy is to get to the bottom of any underlying issues you may have and to deal with them.

    It is likely that you have unresolved issues that either led you to addiction in the first place or are making your addiction worse now. Once you have identified the problems, along with any triggers, it makes addiction much easier to face and to deal with.

    Common types of therapy include cognitive behavioural therapy, family therapy, dialectical behavioural therapy, and holistic therapies.

    Is therapy necessary?

    Therapy plays an important part in the drug and alcohol addiction process. Addiction is largely a symptom of underlying mental health issues. Drug and alcohol rehabs in Maidstone seek to utilise therapy to help uncover and then treat these underlying emotional causes of addiction.

    The type of therapy you undergo will depend upon the issues you are facing. These issues are identified during the initial assessment process, and then this information is conveyed into your individualised treatment plan. The initial assessment is carried out by a certified psychiatrist.

    What kind of therapy will I go through?

    Everyone experiences addiction differently, and every person suffering from addiction will have their own story as to how they got there, along with different triggers and exacerbating factors. This is why, when going through rehab, everyone’s treatment plan is slightly different.

    Your treatment schedule will take into account the individual characteristics of your addiction and your personal needs and sensitivities.

    It is almost certain that your schedule will include some form of counselling one-on-one (individual therapy), as well as regular group therapy sessions.

    The individual sessions give you a chance to get to the root causes of your addiction problems, while group sessions will give you a chance to connect with, and learn from, others who are in the same position. This is a hugely valuable part of the overall rehab experience.

    Other therapies on the agenda might include art therapymotivational therapystress management lessons, and other classes that are designed to provide you with the necessary psychological tools to face your addiction effectively.

    There may also be other activities suggested that have a more holistic approach – for example, yoga, meditation, reiki, gardening, and other forms of gentle exercise. There is a focus on healing both body and mind, which makes sense because addiction is a mental, physical, and spiritual affliction.

    Towards the end of your stay, you will also need to put together a relapse prevention plan, which you will be able to get help with from one of the professionals on site. This plan will identify actions that you need to take in order to maximise your chances of staying in recovery once you have left rehab.

    This might involve making some challenging decisions. For example, you might need to cut ties with an old friend if they are still using drugs because it could damage your recovery chances.

    Although things like this can be tough, there are necessary sacrifices that need to be made in order to stay in recovery. Your ongoing health and wellbeing are more important than anything else.

    Drug and Alcohol Detox in Maidstone

    Although, as mentioned above, everyone’s therapy schedule will differ slightly, there is one thing that is for sure – if you are still using, you will need to go through detox. At a drug and alcohol rehab in Maidstone, you can do this safely, under the watch and guidance of medical professionals.

    If your problem is with alcohol, it is highly probable that your detox will take place over a number of days, with your consumption reducing gradually over that time. This is the safest way to do it.

    For most people, this will take roughly a week, although it can be anything up to 10 days, depending on the severity of your addiction and how much you have been drinking.

    Do not, under any circumstances, try to detox by yourself. Going ‘cold turkey’ is highly dangerous. It can result in seizures, and possibly even death. Don’t feel like you have to get clean before you arrive at rehab – your detox should be handled by the professionals at rehab.

    They will be able to help you through any of the unpleasant symptoms of withdrawal, in a safe manner. This is something you should be prepared for – it can be quite a nasty experience. You may experience symptoms such as chills, headaches, muscle pain and discomfort.

    You may also feel an increased sense of restlessness or anxiety. These symptoms can be very unpleasant, but they will pass, and you can move on to therapy once they do.

    All residential rehabs include a generous 12-months’ worth of aftercare. We also encourage you to engage in 12-step treatment via Alcoholics Anonymous, Cocaine Anonymous, and Narcotics Anonymous.

    Disclosing your addiction in confidence

    It may be that, up to this point, you have kept your addiction to yourself. Perhaps this is because of shame, or that you don’t want to admit to others that you have a problem.

    This is very common, and you should not feel in any way bad about it. As part of our service, we can talk you through this and help you come to terms with it, before focusing on your recovery.

    Our calls are handled in complete confidence with the utmost discretion – we know that addiction can be a very sensitive subject, and we want to assure you that your information is safe with us.

    Call us today

    If you are ready to accept that you have a problem, we are here to assist you in getting the help that you need. Once we have identified the right treatment centre for you, we can get you a placement there as soon as possible.

    Call us on 0800 326 5559 to speak to one of our highly-trained advisors, who can begin your initial assessment whenever you are ready. You don’t have to suffer in silence – recovery from addiction is always possible if you commit to doing the work of recovery.


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