Drug & Alcohol Rehab in Telford
Are you looking for drug and alcohol rehab in Telford? Are you struggling to know where to turn? Are you afraid to tell people in your life out of fear of judgement?
To answer all of these:
- If you get in touch with OK Rehab, we can guide you towards a treatment plan perfectly suited for you. Beyond the information right here on this landing page, as an organisation, we also have information on drug and alcohol rehab across the country.
- No one at OK Rehab will judge you – if you call our helpline, we’ll be right there to listen whenever you’re ready. In fact, we’re made up of people who’ve also suffered from addiction, so we know exactly what you’re feeling. It can also be good to remember that even admitting that you need help and then reaching out for it is a big step.
You might think that you can deal with this alone, or even that you have no other choice but to deal with this alone. First of all, to be completely honest, addiction is complex to the point where getting better all on your own is entirely unrealistic. There isn’t really a cure for addiction, but with the right treatment, it is absolutely manageable.
In some circumstances, withdrawal symptoms could also make it unpleasant at best and dangerous at worst to attempt. More detail on that specifically, including a list of withdrawal symptoms is below. Here we also have a guide to the key signs and symptoms of addiction.
Do I need treatment?
If any of the following signs apply to you, then the simple answer to the question above is yes:
- If you can’t stop participating in addictive behaviour and/or consuming addictive substances, no matter how much it hurts you or those around you
- If your continued consumption of said substances or said participation in addictive behaviour is hurting you physically or mentally
- If people around you have started to notice a change in your behaviour
- If any of the following physical symptoms apply to you
As we said before, speaking from our experiences across many years, attempting to recover alone doesn’t stick. Early treatment is also the key for a lot of people. Even if you’re only starting to slip now, if you don’t get help, it could get worse. Ironically, by avoiding treatment, you could end up needing more intensive treatment in the long run.
And really, what’s the harm in reaching out, even if you don’t think you have a serious enough problem to require treatment? If you do choose to call our helpline, it might even feel good to chat about everything you’re going through and let out your feelings.
What kind of treatment can I get?
There are generally two categories that addiction falls into and then two further categories within that. The first decision to be made when looking over what kind of treatment you need is whether inpatient or outpatient treatment suits you more. Inpatient treatment is completed at a residential facility and is largely designed for those with moderate to severe dependency.
Outpatient treatment is more suited to those with less severe issues, as it’s completed at home.
Addiction gets into your brain and body, which is why it can be so hard to deal with. For this reason, the treatments across inpatient and outpatient categories can be divided as “physical” and “mental”.
On the physical side, we’ve already discussed detoxes. Some of the other most popular physical treatments for addiction are a bit less direct. Some examples of these are massages, reflexology and acupuncture, all added in to improve your mental health by lifting your mood.
In terms of mental health, therapy and counselling are usually staples of the process. There’s talking therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy, group therapy, art therapy and more generalised counselling, in addition to many others.
Another popular mental health treatment is motivational interviewing, where lasting change is made in a patients’ life via questions that encourage them to change in various ways.
The five principles of motivational interviewing are:
- Avoiding confrontation
- Expressing empathy through listening
- Adjusting to client resistance
- Supporting self-sufficiency and optimism
- Developing a discrepancy between a person’s goals/values and their current behaviour
Depending on where you go for treatment, different kinds of help may be offered to you. Like with the withdrawal symptoms (and everything else in this process) make sure you fully research (where you’re going in this case) so you know what’s ahead of you.
Detoxing and withdrawal symptoms
One kind of treatment which is very important, but which we haven’t mentioned yet, is detoxing. In this process, substances and/or alcohol will slowly be removed and replaced with specifically prescribed medication. This removal of whatever you’re addicted to is a highly significant first step towards recovery.
But you might also remember our warning from earlier. Depending on both what you’re addicted to and the severity of your addiction, withdrawal symptoms can vary by quite a bit. In accordance with this, this is an area where you should research your specific addiction.
But to generalise, some of the most common and well-known withdrawal symptoms are:
- Changes in mood
- Muscle pain
- A runny nose
- Heart attacks (heart problems can also eventually be a side effect of long term drug use)
- Insomnia/trouble sleeping
The medication you’re given during a detox should prevent the worst of these. But it’s very important that you’re aware of what they are before you start treatment, so you can have a full view of the process.
Private vs NHS treatment
A final major decision you need to make is whether you should get treatment privately or via the NHS. There are advantages and disadvantages to both, but hopefully, the information here should give you a good idea of what’s right for you.
If not, do remember that our helpline is always open for conversation and advice.
There are many useful services available on the NHS, but they might not be as specialised. You may also have a long wait to get help, as waiting lists can often pile up!
That could be fine if you have a less severe problem, but if you feel you need help immediately, it might be best to go private.
NHS treatment is also generally better suited to those going down an outpatient route. This is because non-private residential treatment facilities are rare. State-funded treatment tends to be a lot more localised and depends on the person getting the treatment organising things themselves to a greater extent.
If you think you’re in a position to handle doing that, then that’s fine, but some people in worse circumstances need an extra push to truly heal.
We’ve already talked about the concept of a personalised treatment plan – but that may leave you wondering what happens at the end of that plan? Especially because we’ve already talked about what a long hard road recovery is?
Aftercare is also a key part of the recovery process. Whether you go for residential or at-home treatment, you’ll also have the option for continued care even after your initial plan has ended.
Aftercare treatments are largely similar to other kinds, but the difference is that it’s all localised. For example, you may continue going to support groups or therapy. You might even carry on receiving the same physical treatments we mentioned earlier.
If reading all of this has made you recognise something in yourself, or even if you knew you needed help already, all you need to do is call 0800 326 5559.
We can offer you advice and support at any stage or severity of the addiction. If you’d like to, we can also talk on a more local level about drug and alcohol rehab in Telford specifically.