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Drug & Alcohol Rehab Torquay

Find help and support for addiction via drug and alcohol rehab Torquay

    Drug & Alcohol Rehab in Torquay

    Populated with both tourists and local residents, Torquay is often associated with its seaside and palm trees. Sadly, like many parts of the UK, it is not immune to the clutches of drug and alcohol addiction.

    If you are looking for professional support to overcome your addiction you have come to the right place. OK Rehab can help offer guidance during this challenging time as well as a helping hand in sourcing the most suitable rehab clinic.

    Selecting the most convenient option doesn’t always mean you will see success. You must be willing to commit to treatment and with our help, we can source the most suitable rehab meaning it is worth accessing the services we provide.

    We hope that by reading our webpage today you can find yourself in a much more comfortable position to reach out for professional help and access the care that you deserve.

    Get alcohol and drug rehab in Torquay for a variety of addictions including binge drinking, alcohol addiction, benzodiazepine addiction, Buprenorphine addiction, cannabis use disorder, crack cocaine addiction, ketamine addiction, opioid use disorder, heroin addiction (for which you need to through heroin withdrawal), cocaine dependence or cocaine addiction, any physical dependence or codependency, substance use disorder, and behavioural addictions such as gambling addiction and eating disorders.

    What are the differences between free treatment and private treatment?

    Both services have benefits and can see you into sobriety, though this depends on your situation and the severity of your addiction.

    If your addiction is mild, services like that provided by the NHS can be highly beneficial in helping you combat a physical dependence on drugs or alcohol and can motivate recovery.

    However, if your addiction is severe these services very rarely offer the support needed therefore a private rehab clinic is usually recommended.

    Private rehab can help you combat the physical and psychological aspects of addiction with around the clock care and support from highly trained medical staff. Many people fear private rehab due to misconceptions that it is out of their price range.

    This doesn’t have to be the case and our staff can talk you through your options for treatment.

    At a private rehab, you will also receive treatment for any other effects of heroin, such as hepatitis, if you have a heroin addiction.

    Statutory-Funded Addiction Treatment in Torquay:

    Here are a few places to reach out to during your journey to recovery.

    1. Turning Point
    Address: 15 Newton Rd, Torquay TQ2 5DB

    Telephone: 01803897440


    2. Walnut Lodge

    Address: Walnut Rd, Torquay TQ2 6HP

    Telephone: 01803604334


    3. Drug & Alcohol Service

    Address: 8 Morgan Ave, Torquay TQ2 5RS

    Telephone: 01803291129

    In addition to this you can reach out to helplines for further support, including Mind UKYoungMindsRethink Mental IllnessSamaritans, Papyrus, and SMART Recovery.

    For more help, find an Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous or Cocaine Anonymous near you. These groups follow the 12 steps which include giving yourself over to a higher power. The NHS are also there to help you.

    Other organisations that can offer you help for free include NHS Foundation Trust, Turning Point, We Are With You, National Association for Children of Alcoholics, Change Grow Live, Al-Anon and Alateen.

    Rehabs and organisations are advised by the American Society of Addiction Medicine and the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence so you are in safe hands with person-centered care. The rehabs we advise on are covered by the Care Quality Commision (CQC).

    You may also be offered sober living houses as part of your aftercare after you leave rehab in order to help you maintain your sobriety and help with relapse prevention.

    What are the stages of rehab?

    1. Admission assessment

    Once you arrive at your chosen clinic you will receive a physical and psychiatric assessment to determine your current health status and wellbeing. This can help staff create a tailored plan of treatment during your time at rehab.

    It can also aid medical staff in prescribing any medication that is needed during the detox programme you may have to undergo.

    During the first 24-72 hours of your admittance to rehab, you will be closely monitored by compassionate and caring staff who can help during the difficulties of detox.

    2. Detox

    The second stage of rehab consists of almost all clients undergoing a detox programme. This helps to eliminate toxic substances from the body.

    This programme usually begins during the first week of rehab and can allow you to heal your body in a safe environment. Staff are on hand to observe at all times and can treat withdrawal symptoms with medication if it is needed.

    Housekeeping such as laundry and food services are taken care of during your stay at rehab, allowing you to focus on your recovery journey.

    3. Rehabilitation through therapy

    After you have completed a detox you can begin to treat the mental aspect of your addiction. Through both modern and traditional forms of therapy, you can work with licensed counsellors and therapists to heal your mind.

    You will receive a complete psychiatric assessment from a psychiatrist when you enter rehab to determine if you need psychiatric treatment.

    Exploring the root of your addiction can be challenging but can help you break down complicated thoughts and feelings related to your substance issues. Sessions can take place both in lone and group settings which can help you learn from those around you.

    Most clinics make use of CBT and 12-step programmes which can be extremely beneficial to your mental health.

    Types of therapy available at a private rehab include Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, acupuncture, art therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy, dialectical behaviour therapy, drama therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, group psychotherapy, motivational therapy, Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy, brief intervention, contingency management, coping mechanisms work therapy, equine therapy, family therapy, group therapy, individual therapy, mindfulness, motivational interviewing, music therapy, and talking therapies.

    Do I really need to detox from alcohol?

    A detox isn’t always necessary for all clients but if you are struggling with a severe addiction it will always be advised and further progression in treatment will not be possible until this is completed.

    To understand whether or not you need to undergo an alcohol detox it is essential to take a closer look at your consumption habits. Below we have compiled a list of questions that can help you examine if you need to cut down or stop drinking completely.

    • Do you drink daily?
    • How many units do you consume per week?
    • Have you displayed any symptoms of alcohol addiction?
    • Has your work life become disrupted due to your excessive drinking?
    • Do you feel that your relationships are suffering due to your alcohol use?
    • Have you been in trouble with local law enforcement because of your consumption?
    • Have you tried to stop drinking and failed?
    • Have you experienced withdrawal symptoms in the past that have stopped you from seeking professional help?
    • Is your mind constantly thinking of alcohol or when you can next consume it?

    Unfortunately, within our society abusing alcohol is sometimes normalised. This makes it harder to determine what is harmless fun compared to abuse bordering on addiction. If you are worried for yourself or a loved one, please contact OK Rehab.

    We can signpost you to community help as well as private rehab facilities that specialise in overcoming alcohol addiction.

    Stages of alcohol detox

    Alcohol dependence can be confirmed fast and efficiently using the Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test, DSM-5 or CAGE questionnaire.

    Dependent drinkers will have built up a strong tolerance to alcohol, and experience unpleasant withdrawal symptoms (alcohol withdrawal symptoms) or alcohol withdrawal syndrome when they stop drinking, so these symptoms need to be managed carefully.

    To ensure that the risk of seizures is curtailed our medical team prescribe patients with Chlordiazepoxide, brand name Librium, as they undergo detox as this has been proven to offer more protection against the risk of seizures.

    A medically-assisted detox (alcohol detox) is needed in order to try to prevent the effects of alcohol, including encephalopathy (Wernicke encephalopathy) and delirium tremens.

    What happens after rehab?

    At OK Rehab we believe in the importance of aftercare. Because of this we only work closely with local treatment providers in Torquay who incorporate aftercare into their programmes. Aftercare is always tailored to your needs meaning you can leave rehab with a personalised programme to help you succeed during your first year in recovery.

    The first twelve months post-rehab are crucial in making sure you maintain all efforts to remain sober. Implementing what you have learnt at rehab is very important and you can keep this up by visiting your chosen clinic for weekly sessions.

    We also recommend you visit local groups such as Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous within the Torquay area so that you can begin to form a support network made up of people in recovery. This can help you stay sober and remain motivated.

    Rehab isn’t a quick fix and cannot provide a cure for addiction. To see a real change in your life you must be committed to treatment no matter how long it takes. Recovery is a lifelong journey and requires daily commitment.

    Get in touch

    To learn more about the support on offer in Torquay and how treatment can benefit you, contact OK Rehab today for immediate support. You can telephone us on 0800 326 5559 to speak to one of our trained helpline advisers.

    We believe that everyone has the chance to turn their life around, no matter how complicated their current circumstances may be. Since 2000 we have been patching lives back together and offering treatment that promotes positive lifestyle changes.

    Addiction treatment shouldn’t just be about accessing professional help, instead, it should consist of long-lasting changes accompanied by a shift in what you believe you are capable of achieving.

    If you are ready to seek change, we can help facilitate treatment immediately. If you are worried about a loved one or friend, we can also assist via intervention programmes. For this, we still recommend reaching out to our team who can offer support and guidance.

    Don’t go through any of this alone. Get in touch with a team who can help, get in touch with OK Rehab.

    We offer services across Devon, in places such as Barnstaple, Bideford, Bigbury-on-Sea, Bradworthy, Braunton, Brixham, Combe Martin, Crediton, Croyde, Dartmouth, Dawlish, Exeter, Exmouth, Holsworthy, Lynmouth, Marldon, Newton Abbot, Paignton, Plymouth, Stoke, Torquay, Totnes, West Down, Westleigh, Woolacombe and more.


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