Drug & Alcohol Rehab in North East England
If you’re based in the North East of England and struggling with a drug and/or alcohol addiction, now is the time to consider your recovery options. Did you know that there is a range of rehab treatment facilities in the NorthEast Region?
This means that you won’t have to travel too far from home to receive high quality and trusted addiction treatment which offers you the absolute best chance of achieving a sustainable recovery.
Here at OK Rehab, we can help you to find the treatment and your local rehab facility, as well as providing support and guidance throughout the admissions process.
Whether you’re unsure whether your substance use has become an addiction or are concerned that you won’t know which treatment will work for you, our experienced advisers can help you establish and understand your exact requirements and find the help you need.
If you have additional mental or physical health issues in addition to your addiction, don’t worry, with this knowledge we can find a programme that supports your additional needs.
All of our partner facilities in the NorthEast region offer a highly qualified staff of doctors, psychiatrists and addiction support workers. Together they will be best placed to help you address and overcome your drug and alcohol addiction problems.
Have a look at our commonly asked questions below to help you to make the right decision and take steps to recover for good. Speak to our friendly team with any additional questions and/or when you’re ready to begin the referral process.
How OK Rehab can help you find the right addiction treatment in North East England
Our experienced addiction treatment referral specialists can help you in a number of ways, with our main goal being, helping you towards your recovery. It doesn’t matter if you are unsure whether or not your substance use constitutes an addiction, we’re here to offer our judgment-free advice to help you decide whether or not you need help.
It’s also important to realise that it’s never too late. Often people will dismiss addiction recovery treatment as an option because they feel that they are ‘too far gone’ or ‘beyond help’.
The truth is, no matter how long you have been struggling with your drug and/or alcohol addiction, there’s still a good chance that you can make a recovery. Rehab offers you the most credible opportunity to do so.
Once we’ve talked through your addiction with you and established that treatment would be the right path, it’s time to determine the type of treatments you will need.
Here at OK Rehab, all of our partner rehab facilities offer personalised treatment programmes that are tailored to your particular needs. In order to establish the type of programme best for you, we’ll ask you to complete a short assessment with us.
During the assessment, which is completely confidential, we will ask you about:
- The type and quantity of drugs and/or alcohol that you use
- How long you have struggled with your drug and/or alcohol addiction
- Your lifestyle, where you live and who with
- Whether you have any existing mental health conditions, either as a result of your addiction or as a pre-existing issue
- How committed and determined you are to recover
- What your budget is for your treatment
With this information in mind, we’ll be able to recommend the most suitable programmes for you and the local North East rehab facility that would be best for you.
With your agreement, we can then refer you to your chosen treatment centre, speeding up the admission and helping you to begin your recovery without the need for a GP referral or long waiting list.
Why is it important to find addiction treatment right away?
Beginning your addiction recovery immediately is important for a number of reasons. First of all, the earlier on in your addiction that you begin treatment, the easier recovery will be. Addiction grows stronger over time, so the best opportunity to make a faster, easier recovery is before the addiction has taken too strong of a hold.
The next thing to consider is how your addiction will affect you and your loved ones over time. Leaving an addiction untreated gives it the opportunity to cause the damage to both your mental and physical health that can be expected from longer-term usage of drugs and alcohol.
Significant addiction problems can also affect other areas of your life, such as relationships, work and finances. It’s important to address your addiction before it has the opportunity to cause any damage or any further damage in these areas.
Lastly, and perhaps most importantly, acting now means that you won’t have the opportunity to change your mind about your recovery. When you’re in the throes of any addiction problem, it can be difficult to admit that you have a problem, let alone that you need help. Delaying treatment could mean that the desire to recover leaves you.
The fact that you’re reading this advice means that you’re in the right frame of mind to recover now. You’re considering a better future for yourself and therefore it’s important to take note of that feeling and ensure you source the help that you need today.
Speak to our referrals team today and take the first steps towards a healthy and sober you. We can help you bypass the need for a GP referral and the inconvenience of a long waiting list, which is also known to discourage recovery.
Those on waiting lists for a long period of time often lose their nerve or their addiction develops to a point where they are no longer able to decide to help themselves. This is your chance to avoid all that and begin your recovery as soon as possible.
The benefits of a tailored addiction treatment programme
As mentioned briefly above, addiction treatment through one of our partner private residential rehab facilities will always provide you with a personalised treatment programme.
This offers you a degree of care that you won’t receive outside of private treatment. It also offers the optimal chance for recovery, as it addresses each facet of your addiction and how you have personally been affected by it. No two addiction experiences are alike and therefore, treatments should match.
Of course, this personalised programme will be consistently reviewed throughout your attendance to ensure that it’s helping you to achieve your recovery goals and adjusted accordingly, if necessary.
Our partner facilities use a trusted structured holistic approach to addiction treatment as a basis for designing your programme. They will then add in the relevant treatments relevant to your addiction experience.
Using a mixture of common and targeted treatments, they will ensure that your physical and psychological addiction factors are addressed, as well as tackling the root cause of your addiction.
Your programme will be established during your admission to rehab and the specialist staff and counsellors will talk through every aspect of the programme to ensure you understand the purpose of each treatment and are committed to maintaining your efforts throughout the programme.
Why should I consider private residential rehab?
Drug and alcohol addictions are prevalent throughout the North East of England and therefore, unfortunately, there are not adequate publicly available addiction treatment programmes to support the problem.
Considering residential rehab means that you won’t need to be subjected to waiting lists or treatment that is sub-par due to underfunding.
Of course, with private rehab, you will need to invest your money as well as your time, but when weighed against the benefits of a long and healthy future, the cost of treatment cannot really be quantified. If you are unable to afford the treatments, then most facilities will also be ready to consider payment plans.
Private residential treatment facilities offer a level of comfort and experience that you will not find in other forms of addiction treatment. They are designed with recovery in mind, so offer a calm and relaxing environment away from your daily triggers.
You also have the opportunity to make friends with people who are struggling with similar issues, which can be an invaluable part of your recovery process.
What sort of addiction treatments make up a private residential treatment programme?
Most people will attend drug and alcohol detox as the first treatment, once they have been welcomed and settled into the rehab facility. This is the most daunting treatment prospect for many, however, attending detox in a medically supported professional rehab clinic environment is the safest possible way to undertake detoxification.
Depending on your drug and/or alcohol usage, you are likely to experience a variety of withdrawal symptoms throughout your detox. These will vary in type and severity based on what substances you have used, for how long and at what quantity.
You will have the opportunity to access medical support throughout, however, which can minimise your withdrawal symptoms. Medical staff are also on hand in case of emergency as some withdrawal symptoms can be life-threatening, which is why it is never advisable to attempt independent detox.
The purpose of detox is to remove the toxins from your body and disrupt the physical connection that you have formed with your chosen substances.
Once this dependence has been reduced, you will be in a much better physical and mental state to address the psychological aspects of your addiction, such as why you began using substances in the first place and why certain triggers influence your choices.
Your psychological treatments will be varied and consist of a number of different forms of therapy sessions. These are likely to include some or all of the below:
- Cognitive behavioural therapy
- Group therapy
- Exposure therapy
- Motivational therapy
- Nutritional therapy
- One to one counselling
- Family therapy
- Alternative therapy programmes such as art and music
In addition to breaking down your existing addiction habits, you will be encouraged to begin new healthy habits which you can continue in your post-rehab life. You will learn all about addiction and how to ignore triggers and stop your cravings in the future.
How long will my treatment take?
Rehab is an individual experience and how long the treatment programme that’s recommended to you will be and how long it will take you to recover will vary depending on a number of factors.
The standard rehab treatment programme is 28 days, however, they can be shorter or even up to 90 days or more, based on how severe your addiction is, how long you’ve struggled with it, how committed you are to recover and the existence of any comorbidities, such as mental or physical health problems, or both.
What will happen Post-rehab?
Here at OK Rehab, we know how intimidating the thought of continuing your recovery alone post-rehab can be. Once the beneficial environment of a rehab facility and the support offered twenty-four hours per day has gone, will you manage to stay sober?
The good news is, you will never be left to fend for yourself once your rehab programme has ended. A range of aftercare treatment is available for up to twelve months after your treatment ends and even after that, attendance at addiction recovery external support groups will be encouraged.
During your treatment you will be instilled with the confidence and strategies that you need to maintain sobriety in the outside world. You may feel that this is out of reach, but the level of vulnerability to your triggers and surroundings is dramatically reduced once you have been through the rehab programme.
When you return home, a support network will be arranged for you, whether that’s utilising supportive members of your own family or through the numerous support groups available in the North East.
You will return home ready to face your addiction head-on, to avoid any future relapses and to enjoy a life free from drugs and alcohol. And if you do slip, because addiction is a disease and people are only human after all, then the necessary support will be provided immediately.
Speak to our team at OK Rehab today and start the journey towards your long-term addiction recovery. We would be delighted to help you on your journey to recovery. Simply call us on 0800 326 5559 for a free initial assessment. A helpline advisor will guide you through the process of getting help for yourself or a loved one.