Drug & Alcohol Rehab in Shrewsbury
At OK Rehab, we understand that finding a rehab centre can be difficult.
After all, it is an important decision that will impact your recovery in one form or the other. Because of this, there are lots of different details you have to consider before checking yourself in.
Every rehab facility is different and some will cater for different needs. At this point in your journey, you may not even be completely sure what your exact needs are.
First of all, take a deep breath.
Just considering getting treatment for your drug or alcohol dependency is a step in the right direction. The most important thing to remember is that once the decision to get help is made you must act quickly or risk changing your mind.
This is why we have streamlined the process of finding a rehab centre for you. Simply call 0800 326 5559 and we can begin your free assessment of needs.
This is just a conversation between you and one of our dedicated members so that we can best get to know you. We want to know what exactly you want to get out of your stay at a rehab centre. What you feel like you need to best work towards recovery and what you are worried about.
We will then take this information and use it to make a referral for a rehab centre within the Shrewsbury area. This centre should meet all of your needs and will give you the best possible chance to work towards recovery.
Do I need rehab?
You may still be on the fence about is you actually need to go to rehab or not.
Uncertainty is perfectly normal and is very common amongst those suffering from a drug or alcohol dependency.
It is a big decision and while we know that simply considering checking yourself into a rehab centre is cause enough to actually need to attend. You may still need some extra confirmation that this is the right choice for you.
If you experience any of these symptoms when you stop using drugs or alcohol then you may be experiencing the side effects caused by prolonged substance abuse known as withdrawals.
Symptoms can include: Insomnia, paranoia, musical pain, excessive sweating, vomiting and shivering. These symptoms can be very painful to experience and are how your body tells you that you have developed a dependency for the substance you have been taking.
Over time it will take more and more drugs or alcohol to keep these symptoms away which is incredibly dangerous for your health.
If you experience these symptoms for your own safety you should book into a rehab centre as soon as possible.
What happens in a rehab centre?
While every rehab centre is unique and some will offer specialised facilities to best treat different issues, they all will remain at their core a place of healing.
The purpose of a rehab centre is to do two main things. The first being is weaning you off drugs and alcohol so that you can avoid cravings.
The second one is that it works with you to understand what causes your substance abuse and how to avoid returning to drugs or alcohol once you have left the centre.
These are done through various treatments offered within the rehab centre and are only aimed at improving both your physical and mental health.
The first treatment you can expect upon entering a rehab centre is a detox. A detox is a process of removing all drugs and alcohol from your system in a safe and controlled environment.
Within a rehab centre, the withdrawal symptoms can be monitored by trained medical professionals, who can administer certain medications to ease the symptoms should they prove too much for your body to handle.
While detox is famously the worst part of the recovery process, we can assure you that when done with the correct medical supervision it is perfectly safe.
In the security of a rehab centre, you will be monitored 24 hours a day during your detox and will be kept as safe and as comfortable as possible.
Following your detox, you will be moved into therapy. Therapy is a necessary step towards long term recovery, as drug or alcohol dependency tends to be a symptom of a deeper mental health problem.
In order to deal with your substance abuse, you need to understand what caused it in the first place and get help to avoid returning to your unhealthy coping mechanism.
Drug or alcohol dependency can be caused by a multitude of triggers, the most common being untreated mental health disorders such as depression and anxiety. It can also be caused by past trauma such as assault or abuse. Substance abuse is very common in survivors of traumatic events as it acts as a way to ignore their pain.
This is only a temporary solution. Numb isn’t improvement it is just ignoring the problem as it gets worse. In most cases, you will join group therapy, where you will be given the chance to interact with others staying at the rehab centre at the time.
Together you will talk about your traumas and problems with a trained therapist who will monitor all the sessions.
You will be able to see that you are not alone in your struggles. That people from all walks of life suffer from substance abuse just like you do and are all working towards the same goal of long term recovery as you.
In some cases, private therapy sessions may be recommended. This is simply because some peoples mental health needs one to one care, that cant be provided within group therapy.
They are simply two different methods designed with the same goal of improving your mental health and helping you understand your triggers from cravings. A key part of anyone’s stay at a rehab centre is the creation of a relapse prevention plan.
This plan is designed to help you best avoid relapse and contains things such as a diet plan to begin reversing the negative physical effects of prolonged substance abuse. It also contains tools and plans to help you avoid triggers for your cravings.
One of the best pieces the plan will include is it will offer aftercare services.
These can range from follow up therapy sessions to the location of support groups within the Shrewsbury area.
They both give you someone to monitor your progress and give you accountability for your actions and decisions.
What to do now?
Well if you have made it this far then you must be ready to take the next step.
To begin your journey towards long term recovery all you have to do now is call 0800 326 5559 and our dedicated staff will take care of the rest.
We will find you the perfect rehab centre so now all you need to focus on is your recovery. You can do this, we believe in you.