Drug and Alcohol Rehab in South East England
If you live in the South East of England and are concerned that your drug and alcohol usage might be turning into an addiction, it’s a good time to consider addiction recovery. The good news is, you don’t need to travel miles away and massively disrupt your life to attend rehab, there is a range of rehab facilities local to you.
Here at OK Rehab, we offer a range of services to those struggling with drug and alcohol addiction problems. From helping you to determine whether you have a problem and the severity of that addiction, through to full referral and pre-admission processes to one of our trusted partner rehab facilities.
It can be difficult to self-diagnose an addiction and it’s also often difficult to admit and come to terms with the fact that you do need help, even when you suspect it. The team at OK Rehab are experienced addiction referral specialists and can help you identify the signs of addiction in yourself or even in a friend or close family member.
Perhaps you are concerned loved ones or perhaps loved ones have voiced their concerns to you about your own drug and alcohol usage. Either way, the concern should not be ignored when it comes to addiction. Addiction is a serious chronic disease, which requires adequate treatment as any other disease would.
We understand that it can be really tough to acknowledge a drug and/or alcohol addiction problem, but we are here to support you in taking this significant step. The concept of receiving addiction treatment is intimidating and most people who are considering this option have a lot of questions and reservations about taking the first step towards their recovery. The truth is. accepting the fact that you have an addiction problem and need professional help is the biggest step, so once you’ve committed to this idea, recovery is achievable.
Below we’ve addressed some of the more common concerns people have about entering rehab. If you have any more questions or are ready to commit to your recovery, speak to the team now to access rehab facilities in South East England.
How do I distinguish between regular substance use and addiction?
For many thousands of year, humans have used a wide variety of substances to modify their feelings, behaviours and abilities, as well as to experience new sensations and ideas. There are many effects supplied by drugs, alcohol and other substances that people welcome, and to some degree, this can be enjoyed responsibly.
Establishing where substance use crosses over from being beneficial recreational use to detrimental to our bodies and minds can be very difficult, particularly for those who are already under the control of active addiction. The very nature of addiction leads to drug and alcohol users to ignore the signs that their usage has become problematic.
There are some key indicators that your drug and alcohol use have become an addiction that is difficult to ignore. For example, when you are unable to experience enjoyment without using substances and your usage becomes consistent, the chances are you’ve become physically and/or mentally dependent on them.
When your use increases continually over time and you need to use higher quantities of drugs and/or alcohol to experience the same effect, it’s another sure-fire sign that you are heading towards a problem.
Addictive substance use, as well as being potentially life-threatening, causes side-effect that impacts you both physically and mentally. These effects are often noticeable to others as well as the person struggling with the addiction and generally tend to worsen over time. If you’re still wondering whether you are suffering from addiction, ask yourself the questions below:
- Have you experienced changes in mood generally or when you are unable to access drugs and alcohol?
- Have your friends and family raised concerns about your drug use?
- Are you struggling to maintain your home and work life?
- Do you feel ill often, particularly when you are unable to access drugs and alcohol?
- Do you make poor decision more often than in the past, for example, with money and relationships?
- Do you obsess about drugs or alcohol and when you can next use them?
There are many more signs to look out for, depending on which substances you use, but speak to us here at OK Rehab for more advice in this area, particularly if you’ve answered yes to any of the above.
How to find a suitable rehabilitation programme in South East England
At OK Rehab we have partner rehab facilities all over the UK, as well as throughout the South East of England. When you’ve made that commitment to recover from your addiction, we can help you to access the right drug and alcohol addiction treatment programme for you.
Let us know what your recovery goals are and we will carry out an assessment to help establish what type of treatment will help you to achieve them. All of our advice and services are completely free and confidential and we will only use the information gained to help you access the help that you need.
We will ask questions about your usage, the type of substance, what quantities you use and how frequently. We will also ask you about side effects and the overall impact that your addictive behaviours have had on your life.
When we’ve discussed the suitable treatment options that are available to you in the South East of England and you’ve selected a rehab facility, we can begin the pre-admission process for you. This route saves you the hassle of seeking a GP referral and ending up on a long waiting list for NHS rehab, which is not easy to obtain.
We can provide a fast track into one of our renowned partner drug and alcohol addiction treatment centres, arranging a mutually convenient start date for your treatment in no time.
What are your personal recovery goals?
When we go through the initial assessment with you here at OK Rehab, we will ask you about your recovery goals. If you haven’t already considered this, now’s the time to set them. Having recognisable goals can help you to commit to their achievement, so it’s important that you’ve given this plenty of consideration.
Most people will have the goal of long-term recovery from their addiction in mind. For those who don’t want to commit to long-term and sustainable recovery, a dedicated rehab centre might not be the right option. Our specialist rehabilitation partners offer structured and holistic addiction treatment programmes that are tailored to each client’s individual needs.
They offer the best opportunity of achieving long-term sobriety, however, in order to get the most benefit from this type of programme, you must be fully committed to its aims.
Those who have milder addiction issues can potentially benefit from using outpatient rehab options, however, as these are largely self-reliant programmes, this will only work for those individuals who are able to manage their attendance and maintain enthusiasm between sessions.
If your goals are long term recovery, then our private partner rehab facilities in the South East of England are the best chance you have of achieving those goals.
Why do residential recovery programmes offer greater success than outpatient rehab?
There are a number of reasons that private residential rehab programmes offer greater access than outpatient rehab services. First of all, outpatient rehab facilities tend to follow a standard format, there is less concentration on your personal addiction, why you have it and how it affects you than on a residential treatment plan. Residential clinics offer comprehensive treatment plans which target the exact aspects of your life that need to be addressed in order that you recover.
Residential treatment programmes are for a designated duration, usually 28 days, but this can be shorter or longer, depending on your specific need. The entire focus during this period is your recovery and the environment is designed to remove you from your daily triggers and provide a calm and relaxed experience. The programme is intensive and managed by professionals, so there is less ownness on you to manage your own timetable.
With outpatient treatment, as well as remaining in a location that is rife with your social and environmental addiction triggers, you need to maintain your own treatment schedule. This is a difficult task for those struggling with an addiction, as sessions are easy to delay or reschedule.
Throughout your residential treatment programme, you will have access to professional medical support around the clock. This will help you to stay on track with your goals, but also offers benefit through the detox aspect of your treatment, which can be dangerous when attempted alone.
Our network of private residential treatment clinics uses the leading addiction recovery treatments within the industry. The comprehensive and holistic approach contains a range of different physical and psychological treatments which, when used in tandem, have proved to be the best possible recovery option for those struggling with substantial and chronic drug and/or alcohol addictions.
What sort of addiction treatments are used in rehab programmes in South East England?
There are a variety of different rehab centres available locally, however, there is a continuity of care and agreed comprehensive, targeted approach to addiction treatment used across the board. All facilities offer a staff of highly experienced rehab treatment specialists, medical professionals and counsellors. This provides the safest and most reliable option for drug and/or alcohol addiction treatment in the UK at this time.
Although your personal treatment programme will be adapted to your recovery needs, the types of treatments included will be taken from a trusted list of physical and psychological therapy sessions. There is a strong likelihood that this will begin with a detox unless you are already clean when you enter the treatment programme.
Detox is a challenging and often dangerous process that should not be attempted independently. A professional rehab centre will have its own detox clinic which has experienced staff to help to manage your withdrawal symptoms and reduce them if possible. The removal of toxins from your previous substance use will result in a reduction of your physical dependence on drugs and/or alcohol, which then leaves you in a better position to focus on your psychological recovery.
Psychological addiction treatment will help you to address the root cause of your problem, as well as identify any mental health problems that contributed to or have resulted from your addiction. You will also be referred for further mental health support if a dual diagnosis identifies a mental health condition that will require continued treatment outside of rehab.
Another goal of the comprehensive psychological treatment programmes is to help you regain control of the triggers of your addictive behaviours and develop healthy behaviours and coping mechanisms to prevent relapse once your rehab programme comes to an end. This is tackled through a wide range of therapy sessions, which can include:
- Cognitive behavioural therapy
- One to one counselling
- Group therapy
- Family therapy
- Complimentary therapies such as arts and music programmes
- Dialectical behavioural therapy
All of your other lifestyle needs will also be taken care of, meals prepared and there will be the opportunity to receive visits from your close family at designated appointments.
What will happen to me after I leave the rehab programme?
To recover from and maintain recovery from an alcohol and/or drug addiction is perfectly possible for those with a commitment to succeed, however, it is also a lifelong responsibility. Addiction is a chronic condition, which means that there are no cures or part-time solutions. In order to maintain your health in the long term, you will need to be willing to take your goals with you when you leave rehab and stay committed to them.
It might seem impossible now, but once you’ve attended this type of intense rehab programme, you will be far more capable of controlling your own behaviours. Those who are committed throughout their rehab programme achieve high levels of success and often go on to maintain lifelong sobriety.
Although you have left rehab, you will not be on your own in your continued recovery journey, as a range of aftercare services will have been made accessible to you. Many clients find substantial continued motivation from attending long-term group therapy, such as the 12 step programme. You will be well equipped with a relapse prevention plan and a list of contact details to seek further help and support, should you begin to feel vulnerable to your addiction again in the future.
So to begin your journey to a new and sober life, speak to our friendly team here at OK rehab. We are happy to answer any questions about the rehab available in the South East of England and talk through the options available to you.