Drug & Alcohol Rehab in Manchester
Are you currently struggling with substance abuse in the Manchester area? Are you concerned about someone who is? Addiction is a cycle of misery that is not easily broken, but with the right help and a carefully planned course of treatment, anyone can achieve recovery. The best place to do this, and to give yourself the best chance of achieving sobriety for the long term, is at a dedicated rehab facility.
Rehab is so effective because it provides all aspects of addiction treatment in the same facility, from detox to an intensive therapy programme, to prepare for a life in recovery after you leave. OK Rehab is a specialist referral service that specialises in getting people referred to a rehab facility that is right for them, within a convenient distance of home.
We facilitate this all across the UK, including here in Manchester and Greater Manchester. We find that most people prefer to stay close to home while completing rehab, for a number of reasons, including convenience, familiarity, and proximity to their support network.
The first step of any recovery journey is to accept that you have a problem and to commit to changing your life for the better. Once you’re ready to do that, we can make it as straightforward as possible to get you into rehab near you. Call us on 0800 326 5559 to speak confidentially with one of our trained advisors, and we’ll make the process of getting addiction help in Manchester as straightforward as possible.
Finding rehab in Manchester
There are many rehab facilities in the Manchester area, all of which have a slightly different approach, and a different emphasis on various treatments. This is where OK Rehab comes in – we have an in-depth knowledge of all these centres, and what they’re all about. Once we have found out a bit more about you, and the characteristics of your addiction, we will be able to make an informed decision.
This is why, when you call us on 0800 326 5559, we will conduct an initial assessment with you, in order to identify the specifics of your addiction and your circumstances. This might include questions around when your addiction began, how it has affected your life, and how your personal life is currently. We will also gauge how committed you are to going through rehab, as this essential to your chances of achieving recovery.
We understand that you might be hesitant to reach out and to give personal information like this to someone on the other end of the phone who you don’t know. However, it is necessary that we ask these questions, in order for you to get the help that you need.
Please be assured that any information you give us will be treated with strict confidence and that we are bound by all applicable data protection laws of the United Kingdom. We do not pass on your information to any other third party.
Budgeting for rehab in Manchester
Another aspect that will need to be discussed during your consultation is your budget, as we currently only refer to private rehab clinics. In some cases, rehab referral is available through the NHS, but it is likely that you will need to wait for some time to get a place. If you are in a financial position to attend a private rehab, we would recommend that you do so – the sooner you get into rehab, the better your chances of recovery.
We understand that the financial side of rehab may be a concern, especially since addiction and substance abuse can often take a toll on personal finances. This is why, once we have determined an appropriate rehab for you, we will provide full transparency as to how long your stay will be, how much it will cost, and any finance options you might have available to you.
Although rehab is a considerable investment of both money and time, we encourage you to consider it as an investment in your future self. Think of all the money you would save if you never spent another penny on drugs or alcohol. Think of the massive improvement in your quality of life that would come with a new life free from substance abuse!
What can I expect from rehab in Manchester?
The idea of rehab is that it combines every part of the recovery journey under one roof. Although you might be able to receive some therapies away from rehab, there is nowhere else where you would get all of them at the same place and time. This is one of the reasons that the recovery success rate of rehab is so high.
Below, we have listed a step-by-step guide as to what your stay at rehab could look like.
1. Planning your treatment
When you arrive at rehab, one of the first things you will do is put together a personalised treatment plan, which is suited specifically to your needs. This is something that is not widely known about rehab – it is tailored to the individual and their needs. Everyone’s addiction is different, from the substance they abuse, to the amount they consume, to how it has affected their lives. Therefore, it makes sense that rehab should take these differences into account.
Your treatment plan will likely include a number of different therapies, including things like group therapy, solo counselling, cognitive behavioural therapy, motivational therapy, and others. It may also include more holistic activities such as yoga, mindfulness meditation, art therapy, and even things like gardening. The idea is that all of these activities combine to have a beneficial and restorative effect on you, and maximise your chances of recovery.
Once you have put this plan together, it is likely that one of the first things you will need to do is go through detox. If you currently in a pattern of alcohol abuse, it is likely that detox will involve reducing your alcohol consumption gradually over a number of days, rather than stopping altogether straight away. There are a number of different reasons for this, as your medical professional will explain to you.
You should be prepared for the fact that, as your consumption decreases, it is likely that you will experience some of the unpleasant physical sensations associated with alcohol withdrawal. This could include symptoms like muscle pains, headaches, and nausea, as well as psychological symptoms such as mood swings, irritability, and in some cases even hallucinations.
Although these symptoms are very unpleasant, they will soon pass, and your detox will be managed by a team of medical professionals, who will help you to manage any withdrawal pains in a manner that does not endanger your recovery. Staying on the subject of detox, please note that you should absolutely not attempt to detox or go ‘cold turkey’ before you arrive at rehab – this is extremely dangerous, and can often be fatal.
3. Therapy sessions
From detox, you will move on to engaging in your therapy sessions, which will present challenges of its own. You will be forced to examine the psychological and behavioural issues that surround your addiction, perhaps to face up to past trauma, in order to heal and recover. Although these experiences will be challenging, they are highly preferable to a lifetime spent in addiction, and the reward of your new life in recovery will far outweigh the hardship.
Some of the therapies on offer, such as motivational therapy or art therapy, may not be familiar to most service users. The staff at the centre understand that most of these activities will be new to you, and will be happy to talk you through each one and answer any questions you might have. All they will ask is that you approach each session with an open attitude, and accept the idea that these activities are designed to help you recover.
4. Relapse prevention planning
As you get towards the end of your stay at rehab, you will put together a personalised rehab prevention plan, with the help of one of the professionals on site. This plan will utilise everything that you have learned over the previous weeks, in order to give you the best chance of staying in recovery once you leave. It will take into account your triggers, and any bad habits you need to avoid, or toxic situations that you need to stay away from.
It is likely that this plan could involve making some challenging life decisions, such as cutting ties with an old group of friends, if some of them are still in addiction. In some cases, you might be encouraged to consider a change of profession. Although these decisions will be hard to make, be mindful of the fact that the plan was drawn up with your recovery in mind, which at the end of the day, is more important than anything.
It is also likely that you will be encouraged to attend some kind of ongoing group therapy. This might include getting involved in Alcoholics Anonymous or Narcotics Anonymous, both of which are modelled around the 12-step philosophy. If this is not appropriate for you, there are other groups available that do not follow the 12-step model – these options will be made clearer to you as you put your prevention plan together.
How long will rehab last?
As mentioned above, this will all depend on your circumstances and the severity of your addiction and substance abuse. The typical length of a stay in rehab is between 14 to 28 days and is usually on the higher side of that range.
This period of time gives service users enough time to detox, go through their therapy schedule, receive education and better knowledge of their addiction, and put together a relapse prevention plan for when they leave the facility. All of these will be done with the help of on-site professionals.
The exact amount of time you will need to spend at rehab is something that we can discuss once we have determined the right rehab for you. We understand that you may have other practical considerations, such as work commitments, family or other dependents. This is something that we can discuss during your telephone assessment.
Can I attend rehab as an outpatient?
This is a question we are asked quite a lot, as some people are dubious about the idea of being away from home for a long time. As with other aspects of rehab, this is something that depends entirely on your personal circumstances. Attending rehab as an outpatient (i.e., staying at home and travelling to rehab during the day) is in some cases possible, but will only be recommended if your circumstances are appropriate for it.
For example, if you are currently suffering from difficult circumstances at home, such as antisocial neighbours, or a toxic/abusive partner, it is highly unlikely that you would be able to attend rehab as an outpatient. This is because these circumstances in your home life would be likely to jeopardise your recovery.
Attending rehab as an outpatient also increases the risk of being late or missing sessions. This is potentially an issue, as though the rehab process there is a heavy emphasis on structure and punctuality.
Call OK Rehab today
We hope that, after reading this page, you have a much clearer idea of what rehab is all about, and what to expect from your stay. Although addiction is a complex issue, OK Rehab is here to make the process of getting into rehab as straightforward as possible.
If you are ready to commit to recovery, please call OK Rehab today on 0800 326 5559 to begin the initial telephone assessment. We understand that entering rehab is a big step, and can seem very daunting when you’re in a vulnerable place.
It’s perfectly normal to have reservations about rehab, but we can help you through any concerns that you might have. Recovery will not be easy, but it is always possible, and 100% worthwhile. Call us today and take the first steps into your new life without drugs or alcohol.