Drug & Alcohol Rehab in Solihull
Are you struggling to cope with an addiction? Are you based in Solihull and considering seeking addiction treatment for your addiction? We can help.
We are OK Rehab, a recovery-advocate service that strives to get suitable help and addiction treatment for all those that need it. With our support, you can find and self-admit yourself into a drug and alcohol rehab in Solihull in no time, and be one step closer to a substance-free life.
We understand at this time you may be confused by the many options for treatment out there, or nervous about attending a rehab due to the fear of the unknown. Many of our staff have been where you are now, and have experienced addictions themselves in the past. Because of this, we know better than anyone just how daunting seeking help for an addiction can be, but we also know that it doesn’t have to be this way.
Have a read through the various sections below, which cover all the bases of rehab and what you should expect from addiction treatment through residential rehab programmes. If you do not find what you’re looking for here, or need some more information on rehab, feel free to call us today on 0800 326 5559.
The process of rehab
Every year, thousands of individuals in need of crucial addiction treatment go without, or opt for more dangerous options like at home recoveries, in fear of admitting themselves into rehab.
Thanks to countless negative portrayals of rehab over the years through the media, many people have warped senses of what rehab entails, or believe that rehab is only for a select few.
By breaking down briefly the general process of a rehab programme, we hope more will come to understand that it is in their best interest to consider it as a viable treatment option.
When you first enter rehab, you will most likely be greeted by the team and welcomed into the facility. At this point you may be shown around the rehab, or introduced more in-depth to the specific members of staff who will be looking after you.
You may also at this time meet with a doctor, who will evaluate the state of your mental and physical health – this usually helps us and the team decide how best to approach your treatment, and what your particular needs are.
From this point, we will have a clearer understanding of what treatment will be most beneficial to you, and can begin creating your bespoke treatment plan.
If you have not already, you will undergo a drug and alcohol detox. Though this can be a scary step towards recovery, it is undoubtedly the most important one, and is necessary in order to flush to toxins left behind by substances from your system. This allows you to start your treatment on a ‘clean slate’.
If you do undergo a detox, you will most likely experience a number of withdrawal symptoms throughout this time, such as: nausea, shaking, muscle pain, headaches, fatigue and mood swings. Rest assured that these are completely normal and expected when experiencing withdrawal, and the team will be on hand to help you through this tough time, or to prescribe medication to help ease the symptoms.
After the physical side of your addiction has been tended to with a detox, you can begin to focus your energy on the psychological aspects of healing, with therapy and counselling.
We cannot at this time detail which exact therapies you will encounter, as this is decided by the assessments we perform earlier on in the process, but a few of the main forms to expect include: Group therapy, individual therapy, family therapy, art therapy, motivation enhancement therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT).
It is likely that you will take part in not just one type of therapy but multiple types combined, as this maximises each individual therapy’s effects.
You may also experience other forms of treatment such as contingency management, which rewards desired behaviour with incentives such as prizes or money.
Through therapy and other methods of treatment, you can hope to gain a clearer understanding of yourself and your addiction, identify your triggers and how to avoid them, learn how to cope with the sometimes heavy emotions that come with being sober, discover new coping techniques to replace old ones, and overall prepare for a life back home, free of drugs and alcohol.
Preparations to make for rehab
To make your recovery a little easier, and your move to and from rehab smoother, there are a few things we recommended you do before your stay.
Let the people in your life know where you will be going and why. This can be a daunting thing to do, but you may be surprised by the reactions of friends and family. If they are supportive of your recovery, they can even come and visit you in rehab, and take part in family therapy. Ensuring you have people in your life that care about you ready to welcome you back home when you leave rehab is essential, and can help you continue your improvement and recovery even after you leave our care.
Don’t forget to also let any bosses or employers know about your whereabouts. Having a job to return to after rehab can bring with it a feeling of purpose and can also provide a solid reason to be excited to return to the real world after your programme. If possible, find cover for your workload, or help your employer to do so.
Prepare yourself mentally for the hard work that lies ahead. Rehab is no vacation or easy, overnight fix, and requires a lot of time, effort and work from you in order to reach it’s full potential and provide you with results.
Tie up any loose ends such as setting up automatic payments for bills that will need to be paid whilst you are in rehab, or making sure you have adequate care for any pets in your home.
The cost of rehab
Unfortunately, many who need addiction treatment and could benefit greatly from rehab will never consider it as an option because of the expected costs of residential programmes.
We believe that everyone deserves the treatment they need, regardless of circumstances. If you have concerns over a fluctuating financial situation or unpredictable payments looming, call us on 0800 326 5559, and we will be happy to discuss how we can help you, no matter what.
The length of rehab
Though the average amount of time for a residential rehab programme to be completed is around 28 days, many clients may need more or less time than this.
Due to every client and every addiction being unique, each client requires a different amount of care, attention, and a separate personalised treatment plan. Because of this, some will inevitably need longer in rehab, and some will be able to leave before the expected 28 day period is reached.
There is no shame if you happen to be someone who needs to spend longer in rehab, as it is usually determined by factors that are out of your control. We suggest focusing not on the ‘finish line’, but rather the journey ahead of you, and the progress and improvement you are sure to make along the way.
For more information about anything discussed on this page, or to begin an enquiry for yourself or a loved one, call us today on 0800 326 5559.