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    Drug & Alcohol Rehab in Peterborough

    We understand just how challenging it can be to juggle dealing with addiction with the many other stresses and pressures that come with day-to-day life. When searching for suitable addiction treatment is thrown into this mix, it can be easy to give up, return to substance use, or fail whilst attempting to take on too much.

    If this sounds like you, and you have been struggling to cope with addiction but have no idea where to start looking for treatment, we can help.

    We are OK Rehab, a recovery-advocate service that believes every client’s recovery is possible, no matter the circumstances or obstacles they may be facing.

    With our help and guidance, you could self-refer yourself into a drug and alcohol rehab in Peterborough, and be on track towards a substance-free life.

    To find out more about what we can offer you or a loved one struggling with an addiction, call us today on 0800 326 5559.

    In 2020, there were 21 people who died due to alcohol use in Peterborough.[1] In relation to drugs in that same year, 18 people died.[2]

    These figures are a haunting reminder of how tragic addiction can become. The most effective way of beginning recovery is through entering an alcohol rehab in Peterborough.

    There you get all the professional support required to build a life of sobriety.

    To begin your recovery journey today, call our 24-Hour Helpline: 0800 326 5559

    How to support someone before rehab

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    When a loved one has an addiction it’s really difficult to understand what to do. Even where other family members have addictions, knowing how to handle the situation is different for each person.

    There are two types of intervention that are helpful. Both have the goal of supporting your family member into a drug and alcohol rehab in Peterborough. The first type is the CRAFT intervention.

    This uses a more subtle and long-lasting approach.

    You’ll follow guidance in how to identify where your loved one is in willingness to change (i.e. this could be not ready at all or contemplative) and how to communicate with them in an appropriate way.

    The goal is to develop positive relationships where the focus is on healthy behaviours.

    The second intervention is where you’re supported by a professional to talk to your loved one about going to rehab quickly. This is usually what happens when the addiction is severe and there are many related problems.

    How much for a stay at an alcohol rehab in Peterborough?

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    To go to rehab in Peterborough the cost can vary. Some clinics offer luxury options, others are more friendly on the purse. As well as overall cost, things like whether you share a room will make a difference.

    Some rehab clinics charge around £495 a day whereas others charge only £1000 for the entire week.

    To find out what your options are in Peterborough and its environs, contact the OK Rehab team.

    Does health insurance cover residential treatment?

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    It’s very possible that if you have private health insurance then you might be able to pay for your treatment at a private clinic using that.

    What you need to know is that doing so will increase the overall cost of the insurance in the future.

    Another thing to note is that if your insurance is provided through your employers, then it’s very likely that there’s a caveat in the paperwork that means you have to inform your manager of the addiction and the fact you’re claiming to be treated for it through the company health insurance.

    To begin your recovery journey today, call our 24-Hour Helpline: 0800 326 5559

    NHS funding for private treatment

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    Some people are able to go to rehab through NHS funding. Those who are eligible are from low-income backgrounds and are able to evidence how much they’re trying to quit using substances.

    This is demonstrated through regular contact with local NHS drug and alcohol services. In fact, it’s that service who will support you to apply for the funding.

    Once an application to submitted to the local council for rehab funding, you then have to wait to see if the council with grant the money. It’s difficult in the sense that so many people apply for the funding.

    Even if you’re trying really hard, the funding might not be granted. Some people apply a few times to get funding.

    The duration of your stay

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    You might of heard of some people going to an alcohol rehab in Peterborough and staying for a week. This will have been for a detox from a substance that’s caused a physical dependency such as alcohol or heroin.

    Although the detox is critical for physical survival in many cases, it’s really beneficial to stay for longer than the detox period. This allows time to refocus energies and learning on the psychological and holistic therapies provided at rehab.

    These are the spaces where you develop the tool kit to manage the addiction and remain sober long-term.

    The optimum time to stay at rehab is around 28 days. Some people with complex needs will stay an additional week or two.

    Private and NHS treatment options

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    There are two main types of treatment services; those that are offered through private clinics and those through the NHS.

    Private rehab clinics treat addictions that are moderate and severe. Everyone who enters clinic goes with the goal of becoming sober and will leave sober.

    The approach is immersive and a lot of emotional and mental work goes in to change. You get an individualised approach from staff that is geared towards your specific needs.

    NHS clinics are available to anyone in the Peterborough community who are in active addiction. They offer a weekly timetable of group sessions you can go to as well as some limited counselling support.

    Inpatient and outpatient clinics; what that means

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    The main difference between inpatient and outpatient clinics are that for the first you stay in the clinic for treatment and the latter you stay at home, but enter clinic for an appointment.

    Private rehab clinics in Peterborough and the surrounding area offer an inpatient service. You become a resident of the house and stay for a period of time.

    These are great if you want to become sober and learn how to remain abstinent.

    The NHS clinics in Peterborough offer an outpatient service. These are quite useful where a more casual approach is sought.

    To begin your recovery journey today, call our 24-Hour Helpline: 0800 326 5559

    Alcohol detox and rehab in Peterborough

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    If you have an alcohol addiction or dependency then withdrawal symptoms are some of the hardest you can face in terms of all the substances. In fact, at their worst, withdrawal can be fatal. This is why treatment at a private alcohol rehab in Peterborough is essential.

    Symptoms of withdrawal include:

    • Shaking and sweating
    • Nausea, vomiting, and diarrhoea
    • Confusion and hallucinations
    • Tremors
    • Anxiety and low mood
    • Seizures

    Your stay at rehab will begin with a detox that includes a Librium prescription. This makes sure you’re physically safe as you wean off alcohol. It takes around seven to ten days to detox and become sober.

    After this, you’ll begin the therapies and activities to help you remain sober in life outside of rehab. This is where the emotional work begins.

    For many, dialectical behavioural therapy (DBT) is offered. This supports people to manage their emotions effectively in response to triggers. This is absolutely critical in helping you to manage cravings effectively.

    Rehab for cocaine in Peterborough

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    If you have a cocaine addiction you certainly aren’t alone. Many people from all walks of life are developing addictions to this highly compulsive substance.

    Due to how it’s glamorised, people are sucked in. It’s taken by professionals, tradesmen, and students as well as others.

    Not only are the financial effects staggering due to the high cost of cocaine, but the physical and psychological effects are profound too.

    Prolonged use also means people are becoming more experimental with crack, which is known to be even more addictive.

    The effects of cocaine use include:

    • Anxiety
    • Depression
    • Skin sores
    • Nose cartilage collapse
    • More colds and flu
    • Increased risk of cancer and heart disease
    • Insomnia
    • Weight loss and malnutrition

    Rehab clinics support you with regular counselling. These provide the space to explore openly and honestly the things that have led you to use the substance, what maintains the use, and how you plan to navigate recovery.

    You’ll also take part in relaxed activities such as music and/or art therapy, both of which offer alternative ways to express yourself. Ear acupuncture is also provided as it’s known to help curb cravings.

    Rehab for heroin in Peterborough

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    When you become addicted to heroin, it’s often linked to emotional pain. Some people might not be aware of this.

    However, it makes sense being that heroin is an opioid like morphine; morphine is one of the analgesics; drugs that alleviate pain.

    The withdrawal symptoms of heroin include:

    • Shaking and sweating
    • Nausea and diarrhoea
    • Severe pain in the body and bones
    • Cold and flu like symptoms
    • Anxiety and feelings of doom
    • Restlessness

    A detox is essential, it helps you to wean off heroin in smooth and comfortable way through a Subutex prescription. A doctor at the clinic will prescribe and monitor this. The detox lasts up to ten days after which you’ll be substance-free.

    Following this, you’ll begin therapies. For emotional pain, it’s likely you’ll have dialectical behavioural therapy to help you learn how to process emotions.

    You’ll also receive cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) which is where you learn how to change your thoughts and responses to triggers and cravings.

    Rehab for cannabis in Peterborough

    A cannabis addiction can be really difficult to stop because of how people use it socially. As well as this, people come to rely on it to face each day.

    It’s often used when people want to feel relaxed or to help them sleep. Like other substances, it’s psychoactive. This is due to the THC chemical in it. Over the last ten to twenty years, THC strains of cannabis have become much stronger.

    Where people are predisposed to mental health conditions, cannabis increases the likelihood of developing psychosis and schizophrenia.

    As well as this cannabis use can lead to:

    • Anxiety
    • Paranoia
    • Social isolation
    • Low motivation
    • Lung problems
    • Impaired sleep
    • Fluctuating weight

    At a rehab in Peterborough you’ll have a timetable of activities that will support you to develop deep self-awareness. One of the first treatments you’ll have is motivational interviewing.

    This supports you to understand what exactly your relationship is with cannabis and how you can stay focused on recovery.

    Group sessions and individual therapies will also help you to learn how to build a life of meaning and value by opting for healthy activities in the future.

    To begin your recovery journey today, call our 24-Hour Helpline: 0800 326 5559

    What you need to know about a dual diagnosis

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    A dual diagnosis is nothing to worry about regarding whether this will stop you from being treated at a private alcohol rehab in Peterborough. Actually, a vast majority of people who have addictions have a dual diagnosis. It’s where you have an addiction as well as mental health condition.

    This happens a lot because, for instance, if a person struggles to sleep they might use alcohol as a sleep aid. When this happens a lot, an addiction can form.

    On the flip side of that, if a person drinks regularly it can lower their mood because of the effects on hormones and brain chemicals and so depression might develop.

    The two conditions often go hand in hand. At a private clinic, staff understand this and support residents around it. There are therapies that support you to heal and recover in both areas.

    Other support organisations in Peterborough

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    As well as going to an alcohol rehab in Peterborough, you can go to other organisations for a more casual approach to support.

    These are useful after rehab if you want to make social connections or before rehab if you’re unable to enter for a month or two:

    • NHS drug and alcohol services. There you’ll get a keyworker who will offer some one-to-one support. There are regular groups you can attend as well as drop-in clinics and needle exchanges.
    • 12 Step groups such as Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous. These offer spaces of social connection to others. The premise is to admit you have an addiction and accept that you have been powerless to control it. From there you begin to reflect on your life and try to find a space of healing through building community with others.
    • Home detox is available to some people who relapse and who are assessed as being able to manage a prescription at home but under regular contact with a doctor. This might be useful if you’ve recently come out of rehab and relapsed.
    • Al-Anon and Nar-Anon groups are for family members who require some help and guidance on how to manage their emotional reactions to your addiction. It’s also helpful in giving them skills around setting boundaries and managing self-care.
    • SMART recovery groups are available to people who prefer a practical support to recovery. If you want to know how to set steps around managing emotions, finances, or cravings each day, this is the place for you.

    What is an addiction – and what causes it?

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    Addiction is defined by an individual engaging in a certain behaviour in order to reap the ‘benefits’ of performing such behaviour, despite the adverse consequences.

    Though when addiction is mentioned the mind usually wanders to drugs, alcohol and cigarettes, a person can be addicted to just about anything. Shopping, collecting, exercising, sex, and gambling; all can become extremely addictive and can lead to dangerous situations.

    The biggest distinction between these addictions, however, is the physical and mental harm and lasting damage they can inflict.

    Of course, people can take part in all of the listed behaviours without ever being addicted. People gamble recreationally every day and can have healthy relationships with even substances like drugs and alcohol when they are used in moderation.

    An addiction occurs when an individual goes beyond this and begins to constantly engage in the behaviour in order to experience the ‘high’ it offers. For drug and alcohol addictions this high is very well known; the release of chemicals into the brain from the substances lead to us feeling more relaxed and stress-free.

    For addictions like shopping and collecting, the high is the purchase of a new item, for gambling, it is the feeling of winning, and so on. The chase of this high can result in addiction as the more the individual experiences it, the more it usually takes for the same effect to be reached again.

    An addiction can become even more troubling when the person is using and attempting to reach this high as a method of coping with difficult emotions, events, or even people.

    To begin your recovery journey today, call our 24-Hour Helpline: 0800 326 5559

    How a drug and alcohol rehab in Peterborough can help

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    By considering attending a drug and alcohol rehab in Peterborough you have taken the first brave step towards recovery.

    Understandably at this time, you may be confused and nervous about what lies ahead of you in rehab, and wondering how it can help you reach your goal of a substance-free life. Rest assured that rehab is the best option for those looking to recover from a drug or alcohol addiction, and boasts the highest success rates for clients.

    At the beginning of your time in rehab, you will meet the team and be shown around the facility. You will most likely also meet with a doctor, who will perform a quick assessment of your mental and physical health.

    This information allows us and the team at your chosen rehab to create a bespoke treatment plan which you will follow throughout your stay.

    This bespoke treatment ensures that you are receiving the best possible care that is most suited to your needs, rather than an ineffective blanket treatment that may not work for you as it does for other clients.

    Around this time, you are also likely to undergo a drug and alcohol detox. This can be a daunting step on the road to recovery but is an important and necessary one.

    During this detox, your body will have a chance to completely flush the toxins of drugs and alcohol out, leaving you with a ‘clean slate’ to start healing.

    You may experience a number of withdrawal symptoms at this time, such as nausea, headaches, fatigue, mood swings, and muscle pain. The team at your rehab will be on hand at all times to help you throughout this difficult period, and a doctor can prescribe you appropriate medication to ease the symptoms if necessary.

    From then on, you will begin to participate in multiple forms of therapy and counselling in rehab. Some forms of therapy and other treatments that you may encounter include: Family therapy, group therapy, individual therapy, art therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Motivation Enhancement Therapy (MET), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), addiction counselling, and contingency management.

    Through these many methods of treatment, you can begin to heal the wounds left behind from your addiction, and also those that may have had a hand in causing it.

    You can learn more about yourself and others through group therapy, identify your personal triggers and how to avoid them, discover new coping techniques to replace old ones, and overall prepare for a life back in the real world.

    To begin your recovery journey today, call our 24-Hour Helpline: 0800 326 5559

    Staying sober after rehabilitation

    The work does not end when you eventually leave rehab. Though you will have undoubtedly come a long way since your admittance, the responsibility to continue with your improvement will now be on you.

    We will provide you with a detailed aftercare plan, and will offer all the support you may need during this transition back to your normal life.

    However, it is important to remain vigilant and on the lookout for any warning signs of a relapse, and to also ensure that your surroundings and social group are beneficial to your recovery, and not potentially dangerous.

    If you do need us after your time in rehab, we are always available through our helpline. Alternatively, additional appointments can be made for you at your chosen clinic if they are needed.

    References

    [1] https://www.peterboroughtoday.co.uk/health/almost-two-dozen-alcohol-deaths-in-peterborough-during-pandemic-3519191

    [2] https://www.peterboroughtoday.co.uk/news/crime/rise-in-drug-related-deaths-in-peterborough-3346459

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