Drug & Alcohol Rehab in Reading
Here at OK Rehab, we know better than most what it is you may be experiencing right now. Most of our team have dealt with addictions themselves in the past, and are now living in recovery.
We are proof that recovery is possible no matter your circumstances, and now we work to make that recovery a reality for our clients. With our help, you could be receiving vital treatment for your addiction in a local drug and alcohol rehab in Reading, and could soon be on your way to a normal life.
You are never alone in this fight. We will support and guide you throughout the entirety of your recovery journey, even after you leave the confines of your chosen rehab.
Give us a call today on 0800 326 5559 to see how we can help you, or a loved one, live a substance-free life once more.
The OK Rehab philosophy
We believe that you deserve the best treatment possible for your addiction, no matter what.
Regardless of sticky financial situations and personal budgets, particular substances or any other personal factors, we do not discriminate. We offer our services to anyone and everyone who is in need of them.
We understand that addiction impacts not just the body, but also heavily affects the brain too. This is why we strive to find all clients adequate care that works to treat all aspects of addiction, giving them a higher chance of a successful and long-term recovery.
Through a drug and alcohol detox for the physical side of addiction and multiple forms of therapy for the psychological factors, clients can hope to reach their goals of a substance-free life much more efficiently.
We offer a safe space for you to discuss with us your own addiction or that of loved ones that may also be impacting you. We are not here to judge and will strive to make you feel comfortable and unashamed of your situation at every turn. There is no shame in speaking out and seeking help, in fact, here at OK Rehab, we know that doing so is actually incredibly brave.
Get in contact with us today via the helpline, our email, or our online form. All enquiries are dealt with quickly and in complete confidence.
Treatments for a drug and alcohol addiction
Over the course of your rehab stay you are sure to encounter many different forms of addiction treatment. As mentioned above, these treatments are specially crafted not only to help heal physical aspects of addiction but also to get right to the root of the illness – the brain.
Physically, you will most likely undergo a drug and alcohol detox. Though this is usually the scariest step on the recovery journey for many clients, it is undoubtedly the most important and is necessary to flush your bloodstream of toxins that have been left behind by substances.
During this detox phase, you are likely to also experience several withdrawal symptoms, which can include nausea, headaches, muscle pain, fatigue and mood swings. These effects of withdrawal can vary from mild to much worse, depending on the severity of your reliance on substances, and also which substances you have used.
Rest assured that the team in your chosen drug and alcohol rehab in Reading will be on hand to support you through this challenging time, and a doctor can prescribe you appropriate medication to ease the symptoms if necessary.
The majority of treatment you receive will be in the form of therapy and counselling. There are multiple types of therapy that you may encounter, each working to heal a separate aspect of your addiction. Because of this, you will likely not just participate in one method of therapy, but several, as together they form a complete treatment for all mental aspects of addiction.
Some of the main forms of therapy that you can expect include:
1. Family Therapy
Almost self-explanatory, family therapy brings together families of the individual dealing with the drug or alcohol addiction. In this therapy, the family can discuss ways in which the addiction has also impacted them personally, and can offer and debate ways that they can help the recovering family member.
2. Group therapy
During group therapy, clients can meet a room full of like-minded individuals, that take turns to share similar stories of struggling to cope with an addiction. Clients are encouraged to speak up and share their own stories too, and be open about their addiction. In doing so, all clients involved can feel less alone, and more like part of a supportive network of people who understand what they have experienced. Group therapy can provide valuable friends that clients can continue recovery with after rehab.
3. Individual therapy
The most expected type of therapy, and the one usually portrayed on screen and online, is individual therapy. This is simple therapy in a one-on-one setting with a professional and is usually paired closely with group therapy to offer clients an opportunity to speak to a group, but to also speak in private if they wish.
4. Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
ACT is a form of psychotherapy that uses mindfulness and acceptance strategies to coach clients into being more present with life. ACT teaches that instead of ignoring or eliminating difficult feelings, clients should instead learn to become aware of the feeling or emotion as it occurs and work through it until they accept it.
5. Motivation Enhancement Therapy (MET)
MET is a counselling approach that works to guide clients through accepting the help that they need. It can be hard for many individuals to actively seek help, even when they desperately want to. MET seeks to rapidly improve a persons motivation to change and do better.
This is not an exhaustive list of therapies, and you may encounter other forms of treatment such as contingency management, which rewards desired behaviour with incentives like prizes and money.
If you wish to know more about the possible treatments to expect in a drug and alcohol rehab in reading, or to begin your enquiry, call us on 0800 326 5559.