Drug & Alcohol Rehab in Southampton
Addiction to drugs or alcohol is a horrible thing for anyone to live with. If you are a resident of the Southampton area and looking to break free from that cycle of self-destruction, you have come to the right place.
We at OK Rehab can help you to find a rehab placement within Southampton or the surrounding areas, and through intensive treatment over a number of weeks, you will be able to get your life back on track.
Call us on 0800 326 5559 to begin your telephone consultation, or read on to find out more.
What is rehab?
Rehab, short for rehabilitation, is a shorthand term used for the process of treating addiction – in this case, specifically addiction to psychoactive substances such as alcohol, cocaine, heroin, and cannabis. Usually, this takes place in a residential facility, over the course of about four weeks.
During this time, service users can detox, get sober, go through various types of therapy, and plan for staying in sobriety and recovery once they leave the rehab centre.
There are hundreds of rehab centres around the UK, all of which differ slightly in terms of their approach to treatment. That’s where OK Rehab comes in – we are an expert agency with an extensive understanding of these different facilities, and we can make a decision on which rehab facility would be the right for you. We can only do this once we have found out more about you through your telephone assessment.
We have links with a lot of different facilities in Southampton and the surrounding areas, and we can make referral as easy as possible. Staying close to Southampton will mean that you won’t have to stray too far from your support network while you recover.
It may even be possible to attend rehab as an outpatient if you are close enough. However, this will only be offered in a minority of cases, usually for those whose alcohol or drug dependence is not too severe.
You may also have the chance to involve your loved ones in some of your therapy sessions – again, this will depend on whether it is deemed suitable for your treatment plan. It will only happen of you consent to it.
Withdrawal and detox
Going through detox is something that you should mentally prepare yourself for before arriving at rehab; it is something that is an unavoidable part of everyone’s recovery journey. At your rehab facility, you will be able to go through detox under medical supervision from a small team of medical professionals.
They will be able to plan out your detox properly, and help you through any of the unpleasant sensations that go along with withdrawal.
These withdrawal symptoms differ for everyone, depending on a number of factors, including how severe your drug or alcohol use has been.
Physically, your withdrawal symptoms might include things like chronic headaches, twitches, nausea, cramps, and other muscle aches and pains. On the mental side of things, withdrawal might cause you to feel increasingly anxious or irritated, have trouble sleeping, or experience general low mood.
These sensations have the potential to be very unpleasant, but they will soon pass.
Alcohol detox usually involves reducing alcohol intake steadily over a week or so, sometimes over a period of up to 10 days
Please do not attempt to go through any kind of detox before arriving at rehab. You may think that you would be helping the staff, or ‘getting ahead; of the process – this is not the case. All you would be doing by detoxing alone is putting yourself in danger of seizures or even death. To reiterate – do NOT attempt to detox or go cold turkey by yourself.
Wait to be treated by the detox experts at rehab.
How addiction can damage people
There is no end to the amount of damage that addiction can inflict on a person’s life. For a start, it can cause incredible strain on interpersonal and romantic relationships.
Even if someone truly loves another person, it is hard to stick around when that person is indulging in the self-destructive behaviours that addiction can cause.
Addiction can have a devastating effect on physical health – for a start, there is always a chance that you could overdose on dugs or alcohol.
Even if you don’t, long-term substance abuse can cause chronic health concerns, such as heart or liver disease. It can also take an immense toll on a person’s mental wellbeing, with addicts being much more prone to depression, anxiety, and other chronic mental illnesses.
Being addicted to a substance can also destroy a person’s career or livelihood, and swallow up all of their disposable income. It is a horrible disease, and anyone who has experienced the abject misery of addiction would likely not wish it on their worst enemy.
Still, there is always hope – you just need to accept that you have a problem, and commit to taking the steps necessary to achieve recovery. This is not easy to do, but the professionals that you will meet at rehab can guide you every step of the way.
Your telephone assessment
We can get you a placement in rehab as soon as possible, but first, we need to conduct a brief assessment to find out a bit more about you as a person and discuss the impact that substance abuse and addiction have had on your life.
If you call us on 0800 326 5559, we can begin the telephone assessment whenever you are ready to proceed.
We will ask some questions about the severity of your addiction, your relationship with addiction, and your other current circumstances, such as living arrangements and personal relationships.
Some of these questions may come off as personal or intrusive, but please know that we only ask them in order to identify the best possible course of action for you. We want to get you into the right rehab centre, to give you the best chance of recovering.
To achieve this, we cross-reference the information you give us with our knowledge of the various facilities within your area.
We treat any information that you tell us with the strictest of confidence and abide by all applicable data protection laws of the UK. Your information is safe with us – we just want to get you the right help.
The benefits of rehab
With a stay at rehab, you can access a whole range of treatments, for every part of the recovery process. You will also be able to do this all during the same period of time, with all of your treatments complementing each other and leaving space for free time and relaxation.
You will also have access to a host of different professionals, who can help you through any struggles or challenges that you may be experiencing. There is nowhere else that you would be able to experience this, other than rehab
. This is why rehab is so effective in treating addiction – the convenience of getting extensive professional treatment, in a safe, controlled, and private environment.
Please note that we only refer to private rehabs at the moment – in other words, there will be a financial cost for your treatment. By the same token, attending private rehab means that you will be able to get into treatment quickly and easily, without having to waste time on a waiting list.
Getting treatment as quickly as possible is a big factor in how likely you are to fully recover from your addiction. Therefore, if you can afford to go to private rehab, then you absolutely should.
We offer full transparency on the cost of treatment, and we can provide advice on how to accommodate the cost of rehab into your personal finances.
Treatment at rehab in Southampton
You may be wondering about the specifics of the therapies and other treatments that you will receive at rehab. As mentioned above, the first step involved once you arrive is go through your detox process.
Once this is complete, you will be able to move on to your therapy schedule, which will be planned out towards the start of your stay.
This will include one-to-one therapies as well as group therapies, the aim of which is to examine the psychological issue that might be underpinning your addiction.
Your therapy plan may also include cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), dialectal behavioural therapy (DBT), motivational therapy, art therapy, reiki, yoga, meditation, and mindfulness practice.
The idea is that all these different therapies and activities combine to have a massively uplifting effect on your mental and physical wellbeing.
Another important part of rehab is planning for your ongoing sobriety and recovery once you leave – after all, this is where your recovery journey really begins. Again, this will be planned out with help of a professional.
They will help you to use everything you have learned at rehab, in order to maximise your chances of staying in recovery and avoiding the harmful habits of your life before rehab.
Contact OK Rehab today
If you are ready to tackle your drug or alcohol addiction, please give us a call as soon as possible on 0800 326 5559. We have a team of well-trained, knowledgeable, and friendly staff who can talk you through any questions or issues that you may have.
We can provide advice on the personal specifics involved in making the switch to rehab – for example, arranging care for your kids or other dependents while you are away receiving treatment. Rehab will be tough, but you will have people to help you during every stage of your journey.
The end result, if you commit fully to the healing process, will be a healthy new life free from the despair of drug or alcohol addiction.