Drug & Alcohol Rehab in Norwich
The devastating impact that addiction has on individuals, and society at large, cannot be overstated. It can irreparably damage friendships and relationships, damage a person’s physical and mental health, and lead to any number of other destructive behaviours through intoxication.
Addiction is a destructive cycle – one that will likely only continue to get worse unless it is properly treated, in a professional manner.
The most effective treatment for addiction, by far, is rehab. A stay at a residential rehab facility provides the chance for people to receive in-depth, intensive therapeutic treatment for addiction, and leave the clinic newly sober and focused, with a much better understanding of their condition.
It means that patients can have around-the-clock access to the best possible standard of professional care. From detox to relapse prevention training and aftercare, everything happens within the same facility.
Most rehab service users will stay at their rehab clinic for a total period of about 28 days. This gives enough time to go through detox, therapy, and addiction education, get clean, and plan for their new life outside of rehab.
Here at OK Rehab, we can help you to secure a place at rehab, and we ensure that we pick out the right clinic for your needs.
Call us on 0800 326 5559 to start your consultation, and ask any other questions that you may have about the OK Rehab referral process. If you are not ready to speak with us just yet, read on for more information.
What is OK Rehab?
We are a drug and alcohol rehab referral service based in the UK. Our purpose is to get those who are struggling with addiction into rehab as quickly and seamlessly as possible, whilst ensuring that the clinic they are being referred to is right for them.
Everyone going through rehab has different needs, experiences, and triggers – therefore, everyone has a slightly different treatment plan put in place when they go to rehab. Despite some of the misconceptions portrayed about rehab in the media, the recovery process is not ‘one size fits all’.
We use our extensive knowledge of the different rehab centres around the country to make sure we pick out the right place for you. We do this by conducting a telephone assessment with you, the purpose of which is to find out more about you as an individual.
To be more specific, we will ask questions about how addiction has impacted you and those around you. To begin this conversation, please call us on 0800 326 5559 whenever you are ready to begin.
How do I know if I am ready for rehab?
This all depends on you, and your mental state. In order to be ready for rehab, you first need to acknowledge that you have a substance addiction and that your life has become unmanageable because of it. More than anything else, you have to want to recover – not just for the sake of others, but for yourself.
Recovery will be a lot of hard work, and you will need to be motivated enough to make that hard work pay off, in the form of a new life.
Aside from being mentally prepared, there will be other considerations in preparing for rehab. For example, you might have to think about who will take care of your children, or other dependents, while you are away for a number of weeks at your rehab clinic.
We can help with this – during your phone call, we can provide advice on any concerns of this nature. We know that it is not the easiest thing to put your regular life on hold for a month. However, there is always a solution to these practical challenges, and your recovery – and overall health – must take priority over everything else.
What treatments can I expect at rehab?
Once you arrive at the facility, detox is the first step of treatment. This will be managed by medical professionals, who will plan out your detox carefully and help you through any withdrawal symptoms that occur.
This might include things like increased anxiety, nausea, cramps, shaking, headaches, and sweating. These side effects can be unnerving and unpleasant, but they will soon pass. You should not attempt to detox before arriving – this is very dangerous. In fact, attempting to go ‘cold turkey’ can often result in seizures or even death.
Do not take that risk – leave detox to the rehab professionals.
Once you arrive at the facility, detox is the first step of treatment. This will be managed by medical professionals, who will plan out your detox carefully and help you through any withdrawal symptoms that occur. This might include things like increased anxiety, nausea, cramps, shaking, headaches, and sweating.
These side effects can be unnerving and unpleasant, but they will soon pass. You should not attempt to detox before arriving – this is very dangerous. In fact, attempting to go ‘cold turkey’ can often result in seizures or even death. Do not take that risk – leave detox to the rehab professionals.
You will then put together a structured therapy plan, which could involve a combination of counselling, group therapy sessions, CBT, DBT, motivational therapy, art therapy, or any combination of the above.
It will likely also include complementary activities that involve light exercise, such as yoga, meditation, tai chi and gardening. It makes sense to have a varied approach to treatment like this, given that addiction is an affliction that is physical, psychological, and physical.
The final phase of treatment at rehab is to prepare effectively for what happens once you leave. This involves putting together some kind of relapse prevention plan, with the help of a professional at the clinic.
This plan will identify actions that you can take to minimise your chances of backsliding into addiction or other bad habits. You will probably be encouraged to attend some kind of ongoing therapy, whether that is individual counselling, group therapy meetings, or both.
Take action today
We at OK Rehab have a team of trained, compassionate staff who want to help you get into treatment as soon as possible. If you are prepared to acknowledge and face your substance addiction, please call us on 0800 326 5559 to get your telephone assessment underway.
The assessment does not take long to go through, and when the assessment is complete, we can identify the right clinic and get you in there as soon as possible. No matter how low you are feeling at the moment, please know that a full recovery from substance abuse and addiction is always possible if you are willing to commit to the process and put the work in.