Drug & Alcohol Rehab in Newcastle
Do you live in Newcastle or the surrounding area and find yourself growing concerned with your drug or alcohol use? It can be difficult to admit that substance use has become problematic and potentially developed into an addiction. The first step is to admit it to yourself and then, reach out to those who can help you.
When you identify an addiction problem and are motivated to recover, finding suitable professional addiction treatment is essential.
It may be tempting to attempt to manage your own recovery, but despite the dangers that come along with this, unfortunately, due to the nature of addiction, independent recovery is incredibly rarely successful.
Here at OK Rehab, we offer an alcohol and drug addiction referral and advice service to all who need it. You can contact us for free on 0800 326 5559 for a confidential chat. Whether you are considering treatment close to home in Newcastle or further afield, we can help you to find the treatment you need and answer any questions that you may have about the rehab experience.
All of our addiction referral specialists are recovering from addiction problems themselves, so they truly understand and will not pass any judgement on you or your circumstances.
Below, we have provided some of the most requested information about attending rehab, however, if you don’t find the information that you need or have a specific question, feel free to get in touch.
Why accessing addiction treatment is time-critical
When you make the bold, but difficult decision to pursue your recovery, it’s important that you act quickly for two reasons. First of all, untreated addiction problems can increase very quickly, meaning that the control drugs and/or alcohol have over you will be stronger and tougher to break in the future.
It also gives the substances further chance to negatively impact your physical and mental health.
The second reason that addiction treatment is time-critical is that it minimises the chance that you will change your mind. The unfortunate problem with many people who seek rehab treatment, particularly through community-based treatments, such as NHS programmes, is the time it takes to gain admission into a programme.
As well as needing a referral from your GP, the waiting time for a place on an NHS addiction recovery programme in most areas is very long. This is a result of high demand for treatment and low availability due to underfunding of this area of medicine.
Whilst waiting for treatment to begin, the desire to recover can be reduced or even disappears. As your addiction intensifies, your body and mind will convince you that you don’t need help and you will be less likely to accept it. The other possibility is that you can be overwhelmed by the concept of rehab and by the time you access it, fear of the unknown prevents you from taking advantage of the service.
How can OK Rehab find the most appropriate addiction recovery treatment in Newcastle for me?
Here at OK Rehab, our fast track referral process means that you could potentially begin your rehab treatment as soon as 48 hours after your inquiry. Through a short assessment, we will determine the severity of your addiction as well as how it affects your mental health, and whether you have any pre-existing conditions to be considered.
We will also look at your preferences and budget availability, which will help us to best recommend one of our local Newcastle-based partner rehab facilities that has the right addiction treatment programme available for you.
We work with a wide range of reputable private drug and alcohol rehab clinics, both locally and around the UK. All of our partner addiction treatment centres are regulated by the CQC (Care Quality Commission) to provide the highest levels of care and safety throughout their recovery programmes.
Some facilities are in the Newcastle area, and this is usually helpful for those who want to be able to receive family visitors during their rehab stay.
We also offer the potential to refer you to a centre in the wider Tyne and Wear area, or even across the rest of the North East of England, including:
- South Shields
Some people find that being further away from social and environmental triggers can improve their recovery efforts. If privacy is a concern, however, you can take comfort in the fact that all treatment facilities are in modest locations where they go unnoticed by the public. They also operate under the strictest of confidence.
Will I have to go through full detox?
Most professional addiction treatment programmes will begin with a comprehensive detox. This is an essential part of the recovery process, which not only purifies the body and mind, but breaks the physical dependence your body has formed with drugs or alcohol. This will also help you focus on the part of your recovery that follows detox, which surrounds the psychological aspect of your addiction.
Whilst detox is not without its challenges, the safest and most comfortable way to approach this is with professional medical assistance on hand. The clinic staff will help you to experience a gradual and safe reduction in substances, which can be medicated, where possible, to minimise the occurrence of withdrawal symptoms.
Trying to achieve detox independently is not only potentially lethal but close to impossible to achieve in terms of long-term sobriety.
This will usually take around 3-10 days, depending on the severity of your addiction and what substance(s) you have been using. It’s recommended, however, that this takes place as part of a full 28-day residential rehab programme. The combined approach of detox and the psychological addiction recovery treatments that you will receive has been documented as the most successful form of rehab available.
Will I receive mental health support throughout my treatment?
If you attend a holistic addiction recovery programme through one of OK Rehab’s partner rehab facilities, you will receive a high standard of mental health support throughout your stay.
The psychological therapy sessions, combined with one to one sessions with an addiction counsellor, will seek to address the root cause of your addiction problem, as well as to identify any underlying mental health issues.
Pre-existing conditions will be accommodated and those discovered as comorbid will be referred on for additional help outside of the programme, where needed.
Other therapy sessions that you will have access to will vary depending on your personalised treatment plan, however, they are likely to include:
- Educational workshops
- Cognitive behavioural therapy
- Dialectical behaviour therapy
- Group therapy
- Family therapy
- Alternative therapy programmes such as art, music and yoga
You will learn how to form new, healthier habits and ignore your emotional, social and environmental triggers. A relapse prevention plan will be developed to help you maintain your recovery when you return home to your usual daily life and aftercare services will be arranged for you, including access to abstinence groups, such as Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous.
The benefits of choosing private residential rehab
Other than the fact that by attending private residential rehab, you can avoid the long delay for treatment that you would experience through utilising NHS rehab facilities, there are many benefits to choosing private residential rehab:
- You will have access to an easy admission route through the OK Rehab referral service
- You will have access to 24-hour support from highly trained medical professionals and addiction recovery specialists
- You will have access to a private, ensuite room with modern technology facilities
- The environment is designed for recovery so offers an immersive and calming environment
- Most of our partner facilities are in rural locations for privacy and closeness to nature
- All of your daily needs are catered for, leaving you time to focus entirely on your recovery
It also offers the absolute best possible opportunity to achieve sustained successful recovery from your addiction. If you are looking for help with your drug or alcohol addiction or if you are concerned about family or friends that you feel are exhibiting signs of addictive behaviour, get in touch with our team here at OK Rehab on 0800 326 5559.
We are here to answer all of your questions and concerns and help you begin the recovery that will change your life.