Drug & Alcohol Rehab in South West England
Do you live in the south West of England and find yourself beginning to struggle with the effects of a drug or alcohol addiction problem?
Perhaps you have realised that your usage has recently become problematic or even have known that you’ve had an addiction problem for a long time, but have been unable to face it.
Here at OK Rehab, we have experienced addiction referral advisers and we understand how difficult it can be to take the first steps towards recovery.
Inability to admit that you have a problem to yourself, let alone others are innate in drug and alcohol addiction, so even the fact that you’re here and reading this information is a very positive sign.
If this is the first time that you have considered addiction recovery then congratulations on braving that initial step. The good news is, you don’t need to travel miles from home to find a renowned addiction recovery treatment programme.
In fact, there is a range of facilities in the South West of England, it’s just a case of finding out which one suits your needs.
Do I need to find help?
Besides the fear of the unknown and fear of failure, one of the biggest stumbling blocks for people who decide against addiction treatment is not knowing when their drug or alcohol use becomes an addiction. Even when those around us mention our substance use in a negative way, it can be easy to shrug off the issue and play it down.
Key signs that your drug and/or alcohol usage has turned into an addiction that is often visible to others, even if it can be difficult to admit to yourself.
Some of those that are harder to ignore is the inability to enjoy yourself without substances or needing larger quantities of your chosen substance in order to create any of the desired effects.
The truth is, if you’re considering addiction recovery treatment, then the chances are, you are right in your assumption that you do need help.
If you’ve come to this page to find out whether your usage has turned into an addiction, however, asking yourself the below questions can help you to establish a clearer understanding of whether or not you have a problem that requires professional help:
- Have you encountered mood swings, with negative moods being particularly prominent when you are unable to use drugs and/or alcohol?
- Have close friends or family members made comments about the level of your drug or alcohol usage?
- Are you finding it increasingly difficult to function as normal in your home and/or work life?
- Do you often feel physically ill, more so than before you used drugs or alcohol and especially when you cannot access drugs and/or alcohol?
- Has your ability to make important decisions in life, such as those concerning money or relationships, declined?
- Are you always thinking about drugs and/or alcohol, when you can next use them and how you will source/afford them?
If you answered these questions honestly and the answer was yes to one or more of them, then it’s time to seriously consider rehabilitation. Get in touch with us today and we will be able to help guide you from here.
How OK Rehab can help you find the rehab that you need?
Here at OK Rehab, we have a long history of helping those struggling with drug and/or alcohol problems, whether it’s a new addiction or you have experienced addiction for many years.
We can help you to understand whether you need help, why you need help and what type of help will put you on the road to recovery.
In the South West of England, we have a range of partner private addiction treatment centres, all of whom offer an ideal environment for addiction recovery, leading addiction treatments and a team of highly trained specialist staff.
Once we’ve spoken to you about your addiction problems, we can help you to determine which facility is right for you and begin the admissions process on your behalf.
The first step will be to establish which type of addiction treatment is best suited to help you. We will take you through a short assessment to help us to make recommendations for you.
This will be entirely confidential and will be dealt with without judgment. We will ask questions about your drug and/or alcohol usage and how it affects your daily life. How much and how often you use substances as well as whether you have any pre-existing conditions and your budget.
Once the assessment is complete we will recommend the treatment programme that you need and give you a choice of facilities that offer that programme. You can choose to attend close to home or further afield, depending on what makes you feel more comfortable.
Once you have chosen and committed to a programme and facility, we can begin the pre-admission process for you. This will avoid waiting lists or the need to obtain a GP referral and you can begin your recovery sooner, rather than later.
Speak to the team at OK Rehab today and we will be happy to help you to start your recovery journey. We are happy to go through any concerns that you may have prior to your assessment, however, we have also answered some of the most frequently raised concerns from those anticipating addiction recovery treatment, below.
Why should I consider attending professional addiction treatment in South West England?
In the south West of England, we have a wide number of trusted partner rehab facilities, all of which can offer you a substantial level of care and a significant chance of recovery.
Many people find it beneficial to attend addiction recovery close to home as this prevents too much disruption to their lives and can allow for close family members to visit more easily, should that be a relevant factor.
This may also allow for an easier transition into aftercare services offered by the rehab facility you choose locally.
Although private rehab facilities are usually in clandestine locations, some people will feel uncomfortable going to rehab too close to home. There is unfortunately still a stigma attached to addiction treatment, although addiction is widely recognised as a disease.
This means that some people who are struggling with addiction would rather travel further afield, where they are less likely to be discovered. We understand this too and are happy to recommend one of our partner rehab facilities in any area of the United Kingdom if that’s what you would prefer.
Wherever you decide is the right location for you, the important thing to note is that professional addiction recovery treatment offers you the best possible chance of recovery.
Whichever partner treatment centre you choose, you will have access to leading treatments, specialist facilities and highly trained medical and addiction support staff. This combination has proven success rates throughout the country and worldwide.
The benefits of residential rehab over outpatient treatment
Those with milder drug and alcohol addiction problems may be recommended outpatient treatment by our referral advisers here at OK Rehab, however, this type of treatment is only suitable for a small minority of those with addiction problems.
Unfortunately, addiction is a disease that takes hold and worsens very quickly in most people, so the treatment that is largely based on self-reliance is not often effective to treat drug and/or alcohol addiction.
Residential rehabilitation treatment is the most effective and trusted form of drug and alcohol treatment used in the UK and there are a number of reasons why you will benefit from this type of treatment.
First of all, private residential rehab treatment programmes offered by our partner facilities are targeted. This means that they tailor an individual treatment plan to each client.
Addiction affects everyone differently, so it’s important that this is taken into account when designing your treatment plan, in order that the treatments you are offered give you the best chance of recovery.
The next benefit of residential treatment is based on the environment itself. As well as being designed specifically for the rehabilitation of those struggling with addiction problems, the important part of residential programmes is that they remove you from the environment where your addiction has developed.
This means that the lifestyle factors and social triggers that usually influence your substance use are no longer there. This leaves time and space to treat the physical and mental attributes of your addiction in a more focused way.
Outside of the geographical benefits of attending residential rehab, there is the opportunity to socialise with others who are going through similar struggles. Some people find this hugely beneficial and develop strong friendships and support networks through residential treatment programmes.
You will also have the ability to experience alone time, either in your private room or out in the gardens, for reflection and calm. All of your daily needs, such as food and schedule are planned out and prepared for you, allowing you to focus solely on your recovery.
What type of addiction treatment options can I expect?
All of our partner rehab facilities in the South West of England offer a structured treatment programme with various commonly used addiction treatments. These treatments will be uniform throughout the country, however, your own personal programme will be made from the aspects of the common treatments which are recommended to you through your tailored plan.
All rehab programmes seek to address both the physical and psychological dependencies you have built up throughout your addiction. It is common to experience the physical treatment initially, as the breakdown of your physical dependence on drugs and/or alcohol will allow you to focus more intently on the psychological factors, which includes addressing the reason your addiction has established in the first place.
Full detoxification will be the first stage of this process. This is the part of addiction recovery treatment that causes the most common concern, as it is known to be challenging. Whilst detox is by no means easy, the safest and most effective way to attempt detox is whilst attending residential addiction recovery.
Detox can cause some dangerous withdrawal effects, depending on the type and amount of substances used. These withdrawal effects, however, can be safely managed by trained medical professionals who are able to both reduce the symptoms for you and monitor for any dangers.
Attempting to carry out detox alone is not recommended, it can be dangerous and is often unsuccessful, leading to a cycle of re-abuse and recovery that will intensify your addiction over time.
Once you have completed a complete detox, you will be better prepared for the psychological treatments involved in your recovery programme. You will have access to experienced addiction treatment counsellors, both in a private capacity and as a part of larger sessions.
Your individual programme will vary, but you can expect to experience any or all of the following treatments as a part of your psychological treatment:
- One to One counselling
- Group therapy
- Family Therapy
- Cognitive behavioural therapy
- Dialectic behavioural therapy
- Alternative therapy and educational classes (music, dance, art etc)
The aim of these therapy sessions will be to tackle your addiction triggers, change how you think about drugs and alcohol and form healthy behaviour to replace your addictive ones. You will also learn how to avoid future relapses and where to go, should you need help post-rehab.
How long will it take me to recover?
Before you commit to addiction recovery, it’s very important to understand exactly what it is that you are committing to. Rehab offers you the best chance to recover, but it also includes desire and motivation on your part in order to succeed.
Achieving recovery is a real accomplishment and something to be incredibly proud of, however, it’s important to note that recovery has to be maintained.
Once you have completed rehab, it will be so much easier to keep your addiction in check, you will have the physical and mental strength to control your addictive thoughts and behaviours.
That being said, your recovery is a lifetime commitment and unless you are sure about your recovery goals, this will be difficult to achieve. Those who are motivated to maintain their sobriety experience considerable success after attending residential rehab.
With regards to the rehab programme, the length will vary depending on your individual needs and how committed you are to your recovery. 28 days is a typical duration, however, it can be up to 90 days for those with more substantial addiction problems.
Once you’ve completed your programme, a range of aftercare services will be made available to you to help you maintain your long-term sobriety.
Speak to our team at OK Rehab today and you will soon be on that worthwhile journey to addiction recovery. We are here to support you from the initial decision, right through to your admission. We would be delighted to help you on your journey to recovery. Simply call us on 0800 326 5559 for a free initial assessment. A helpline advisor will guide you through the process of getting help for yourself or a loved one.