Drug & Alcohol Rehab in Southend
Right now, there are thousands of people all across the UK in recovery from a drug or alcohol addiction, and you could soon be one of them.
Since 2000, we have supported inclusive addiction treatment for anyone struggling with an addiction, and have strived to help every individual who needs it, no matter the circumstances.
Regardless of whether you are new to addiction, have been dealing with one for years or have tried multiple times to quit to no avail, your recovery is possible with OK Rehab.
With our help, you could be placed in a drug and alcohol rehab in Southend in no time and could be on the track to a substance-free life once more.
Call us today on 0800 326 5559 to begin an enquiry for yourself or a loved one.
We’ve been there before
We’ve been where you are right now – literally. The majority of the OK Rehab team have experienced addiction themselves in the past, and are now happily living in recovery.
Thanks to this experience, and also the knowledge gained from working with other clients over the years, we know what works when it comes to addiction treatment, and what does not.
We know how challenging it can be attempting to deal with an addiction, juggle the tasks of daily life, avoid temptations and also search for suitable treatment, and that is why we strive to make this process as easy as possible.
We also recognise just how daunting it can be to admit you may have a problem with drugs or alcohol in the first place. There is an unnecessary stigma attached to addiction and rehab, but we implore you to not dwell on the negative – mostly untrue – stereotypes you might see on screen and online and instead realise that addiction is nothing to be ashamed of.
Addiction is a psychological disorder, and just like any other mental health condition such as anxiety or depression, it can be extremely difficult to break out of. Don’t be embarrassed to reach out for help or ask any questions. Our helpline is open 24/7 and our team is on hand to answer any queries and discuss any concerns you may have, in a safe, judgement-free space.
The benefits of a local drug and alcohol rehab in Southend
Though sometimes clients will choose a rehab clinic further away from their home for personal reasons, we suggest attending a local drug and alcohol rehab in Southend.
This way, you receive all the benefits of rehabilitation, such as:
- Around the clock care and attention from a highly trained team of medical professionals and therapists
- All treatment taking place under the one roof
- Detachment from your home environment and the triggers that may reside there
- Procedures like drug and alcohol detoxes performed safely by professionals
- Treatment for the mental aspects of addiction as well as the physical factors
- Removal of all substances from the premises to ensure no temptations
- Adequate time to focus on yourself and your healing
But you also remain somewhere where you are familiar with and comfortable, making the initial move to and from rehab much smoother, as well as any further visits to the clinic after your stay.
Your drug and alcohol rehab journey
It is easy to be anxious about entering a drug and alcohol rehab in Southend, as not knowing what lies ahead of you is understandably nerve-wracking. We hope that by laying out briefly the processes of rehab, clients can enter knowing more about what to expect.
When you first arrive at your chosen rehab clinic, you will meet the team and will likely be shown around where it is you will be staying for the next few weeks. You will have ample chance to get to know the particular staff that will be looking after you more in-depth, and to maybe meet some other clients, too.
At this time, you will also meet with a doctor, who will perform a quick assessment of your mental and physical health. This helps us and the team at your rehab further determine what treatment options will be most beneficial to you.
No other treatments can begin without you first undergoing a drug and alcohol detox. Though a detox can be another anxiety-inducing aspect of rehab, it is one of the most important steps towards recovery and is necessary to flush the toxins left behind by substances from your bloodstream.
During this detox phase, your body will undoubtedly experience a number of withdrawal symptoms. These can include nausea, fatigue, mood swings, shaking, muscle pain, headaches and light-headedness, and are expected when experiencing a detox. Staff will be on hand to prescribe you any necessary medication you need to ease these symptoms until they subside.
After your body has been cleansed of drugs and alcohol, it will be time to move the focus from the physical aspects of addiction to the more psychological ones. At this time and for the remainder of your journey in rehab, you will attend multiple forms of therapy and counselling and will partake in other treatments too.
Treatments to expect
There are many methods of treatment that you may encounter during your time in rehab.
Whatever treatment you receive will be determined largely by the assessment we perform when you begin your enquiry, and the evaluation of your health that is performed by the doctor in rehab mentioned above. With this information – which remains 100% confidential – we can narrow down what will work best for you, and what will help you most on the road to recovery.
Because of this, we cannot at this time tell you exactly which treatments you will personally encounter in rehab, but some of the main forms of therapy to expect include: Family therapy, group therapy, individual therapy, art therapy, Motivation Enhancement Therapy (MET), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), and Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT).
This is not an exhaustive list, and there are also other methods of treatment that you may participate in such as contingency management, which incentivises desired behaviour with rewards like prizes and money.
You are likely to partake in a number of these therapies rather than just one type, as they tend to work best when combined. Through this therapy and counselling, you can hope to come to terms with your addiction as an illness, learn more about yourself and what led you to rehab, meet people in similar situations to you and create lifelong connections, identify what your triggers are and how to avoid them back home, discover new coping techniques to replace the old ones and overall prepare for a drug and alcohol-free life when you return home.
Staying sober after rehab
When you eventually leave the care of your chosen rehab, the onus will be on you to continue with your progress and remain sober.
You will always have help from us if you need it, and you will also receive an aftercare plan detailing what you have learnt in rehab, which will guide you through your new substance-free life.
To help yourself stay sober and continue your recovery journey we suggest examining your social group for anyone who could be detrimental to your success. Starting a new hobby, club or sport is also a great way to help, trying new things and getting active can have a huge positive impact on your overall mental health and offers an alternative to your old routine.
You will, at this point, know the signs and symptoms of addiction, and will be able to spot warning signs of relapse before they have a chance to take over. Be on the lookout, and make sure to prioritise your recovery above all else.
If you do require any further help, we are only ever a phone call away.