Drug & Alcohol Rehab in Staffordshire
If you are based in the Staffordshire area and are looking to get help to beat a drug or alcohol addiction, you have come to the right place. OK Rehab is a specialist referral service, where we use our knowledge and expertise to get you into a rehab facility that is the right fit for you.
This is something that you should understand about rehab – it is always a highly personalised process, and treatment plans will vary quite a lot from one individual to another.
This is because everyone’s addiction is different – it manifests itself in different ways, has different triggers, and will have different underlying issues at the root of it. The aim of any spell in rehab is to identify what this root cause is, and to deal with those issues in a safe, secure environment.
The advantage of doing this is rehab, as opposed to having piecemeal therapies as an outpatient, is that you will have access to treatment for each different aspect of your addiction, all within the same facility. You will be able to detox, get the extensive therapy that you need, and receive an education on addiction as a whole.
You will also become equipped with the psychological tools and techniques needed to optimise your chances of staying in recovery once you leave.
It starts with a phone call to OK Rehab on 0800 326 5559. From there, one of our friendly trained advisors will talk you through the referral process, and when you are ready, will begin the initial telephone assessment. This will involve asking you some questions about your addiction, such as the severity of use, when your addiction began to take hold, and how it has impacted your life, specifically.
The purpose of this exercise is to get to know you better as a human being and to use that information to make the right decision on which centre to refer you to. We understand that making this phone call is a big step. If you are not quite ready to reach out yet, read on as we explain a little more about the referral process, and how a stay in rehab can benefit you.
How addiction affects lives
Addiction can be extremely damaging on a number of different levels. It can wreak havoc on your physical and mental health and has the potential to damage interpersonal relationships, sometimes beyond repair. It can also have a massively detrimental effect on a person’s finances, their job prospects, and their family life.
There are so many people around the country that know this all too well, but most of them will put off getting help until they are at crisis point.
If your life has become unmanageable due to substance abuse, it is time to accept that you have developed an addiction and that you need to seek help for it. We understand that it may be difficult to know where to start when seeking help, as there are so many options out there.
Although some of these options may be appealing due to being free or convenient, there is no better place to get comprehensive addiction treatment than at a residential rehab facility.
How Rehab can help
Quite simply, rehab gives people who are suffering a chance to address all aspects of their addiction in the same place, in one go. At rehab, you will have access to a standard of care that simply does not exist anywhere else. You will be able to detox under the supervision of qualified medical staff, and receive therapy sessions from mental health professionals with highly specialised knowledge in the mental side of addiction and recovery.
You will have a golden opportunity to get to the root causes of your addiction, rather than just abstaining for a short period of time. In rehab, the aim is not just to achieve sobriety – it is to set you up for lifelong recovery, by giving you an education on your addiction, and the tools to cope with it healthily once you leave.
This is done in a way that takes your own characteristics and personal needs into account when putting together your treatment plan. Recovery is not one-size-fits-all.
Rehab close to home
Here at OK Rehab, we have established links with rehab facilities all over the United Kingdom, including here in Staffordshire. This means that we have the means to refer you to a facility that is reasonably close to home. We find that most of our service users prefer to do things this way, rather than going further afield.
There are a number of different reasons for this – for one thing, you will not have to stray too far from your support network, and will be in somewhat familiar surroundings. During your therapies, there may also be the chance to involve your loved ones in some of your sessions.
This can go a long way towards healing any potential divisions that have been caused by addiction. This is something that would only be recommended if the staff at your rehab deem it to be right for your recovery plan, and even then, it will only happen if you consent to their involvement.
In some cases, service users staying close to home might even be able to attend rehab as an outpatient, staying at home during the evenings and nights, travelling to rehab by day.
This will only be recommended in a small minority of cases, as most people in severe addiction will be better suited to attending rehab as a residential inpatient. This is something that can be discussed in more detail during your initial consultation, whenever you’re ready to call us on 0800 326 5559.
What to expect from rehab in Staffordshire
Your stay at rehab will likely begin with a detox. As you will probably know, the goal of detox is to rid your body of the remaining toxins and illicit substances that are lingering, in order to get you sober and ready to face the challenges of rehab.
If you are suffering from alcoholism, this process will likely involve reducing the amount that you drink over a number of days, rather than stopping straight away. As you progress with your detox, it is likely that you could experience some of the unpleasant side effects of withdrawal.
This may include physical symptoms like headaches, nausea, and shaking, as well as psychological difficulties such as increased anxiety, restlessness, and insomnia. The medical staff at your rehab facility will be able to guide you through these difficulties, in a way that does not harm your chances of recovery.
Once your rehab is complete, you will be able to advance into the most helpful part of rehab – your therapy sessions. You will begin by putting a treatment plan together with the help of an on-site professional, and then you will begin that programme of treatment as soon as possible.
Your schedule is likely to include cognitive behavioural therapy, individual counselling, and group sessions. It could also feature more leftfield therapeutic approaches such as art therapy or motivational therapy. You may also be encouraged to take part in some more holistic activities, such as yoga, meditation, and gardening.
You may find some of these exercises more beneficial than others, or enjoy some more than others. This is perfectly normal. The idea is that all these different therapies will combine to have a genuinely beneficial and restorative effect on your overall wellbeing.
It is also fine if you don’t know what to expect from a particular type of therapy – the staff in charge will be happy to talk you through each of them. All they will ask is that you approach each session with an open mind, and stick with your commitment to changing your life for the better.
As you come to the end of your therapy schedule, and your rehab stays, it will be time to put together a relapse prevention plan for after you leave the facility. This will be done with the help of a qualified therapist, who will be able to help you identify areas of your old life to stay away from, as well as proactive activities that you can partake in to maximise your chances of recovery.
You may be encouraged to attending ongoing therapy, whether individual or group-based, and advised on situations to avoid, if they might jeopardise your ongoing recovery. As you step out into the world again, you will be encouraged to use all of the knowledge and behavioural tools you have learned during your stay at rehab.
Addiction help in Staffordshire
When you are ready to take the first actions towards recovery, you can call OK Rehab on 0800 326 5559 to speak with a trained, friendly advisor. In your own time, they will be able to start the initial telephone assessment and get you into rehab in Staffordshire as soon as possible. Once you arrive, you can focus solely on your recovery.
Despite how bleak things may seem in addiction, recovery is always possible for those who are willing to commit to change. You have the ability to improve your life immeasurably, as well as the lives of those around you. Take the initiative and call us today.