Drug & Alcohol Rehab in Wakefield
Reaching out to look for drug and alcohol rehab in Wakefield, or anywhere else, can be incredibly tough. This is especially true when you’re not sure what you’re looking for.
If you feel that you have any level of problem with drugs, alcohol, or any kind of addictive behaviour such as gambling, don’t hesitate to call OK Rehab on 0800 326 5559.
We can give you advice on what to do and where to go next, as well as emotional support. We can even give you guidance if you’re not the person suffering from the addiction.
In fact, as well as our helpline, we also offer an intervention programme.
A brighter future
When you’re stuck in the toxic cycle of addiction, you may feel like you’ll never escape. But there is a way out. Addiction is deep and complicated – it often has roots in trauma and mental health issues, in addition to the physical toll it takes on the sufferer.
But, with the help of people who are experienced at dealing with these kinds of problems and with the right kind of treatment, it is manageable.
That being said, early treatment can really help to make the recovery process easier. It’s like a lot of other disorders in that way: the quicker you can get to it, the less it will have spread in a majority of cases.
If you’ve been using, drinking excessively or have been suffering from any other kind of addiction for a long time, it may also be harder to break down the patterns of behaviour driving it. That’s where cognitive behavioural therapy comes in, which leads nicely into our next subject…
Kinds of treatment/stages of the recovery process
If and when you choose to contact us, if you would like us to, we can create a personalised treatment plan based on our initial conversation with you.
This will be based on a few factors, especially:
- What you’re addicted to – those of you who are just learning about this subject may see addiction recovery as a blanket thing. But it can also vary a lot from substance to substance, or if it’s a case of alcoholism, or if it’s any other kind of addiction. All kinds of addiction will of course cause different kinds of behaviour and may have vastly different physical effects. Some addictive substances and behaviours are also more addictive than others, meaning they may be harder to deal with. We should also note that the point about physical effects applies to withdrawal symptoms, which occur when your body becomes dependent on addictive substances when you’ve been using them heavily for a long time. They can be very different in terms of severity from substance to substance. If you’d like to learn more about this last subject specifically, we have more information in the below segment entitled “withdrawal symptoms”.
- How long you’ve been suffering from addiction for – this goes along with our previous point about early prevention. As we said there, the longer your addiction lasts, the harder it will be to manage with treatment. But that doesn’t mean there’s no hope for people who’ve been affected by addiction for a longer period of time. It might just mean that you’ll need a bigger level of help, as we’re going to discuss below.
- How severe your addiction seems to be overall – residential or “inpatient treatment” is generally aimed at those with a moderate to severe dependency. Those with a less severe problem may not require the same level of intensity. Like with every other part of recovery, you don’t have to follow the same path as everyone else. It all just depends on you and what you need.
- Whether you’ve tried to get help before – what’s worked and what hasn’t worked is also something important to consider. In addition, you might not need to learn as much about the process if you’ve already been through it all before.
- Your home environment/the level of support you have – people who are struggling in dealing with their addiction in their current environment may benefit from getting away to a residential rehab centre. It can also be important to know what kind of emotional support you’re already receiving, so we know what you might need from us.
As we’ve already touched on the relationship between addiction and mental health, you might have already guessed that therapy and counselling are very important parts of fighting addiction. And you’d be completely right!
These of course take many forms, but the ones most commonly used to treat addiction are talking therapy, group therapy, art therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy and motivational interviewing.
Alongside group therapy, support groups like Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics anonymous can have a similar effect, helping you to heal alongside people who know exactly what you’re going through.
Finally, one of the most significant steps in recovery is the detox that nearly all treatment plans start off with. If you’re going to sever all ties with whatever you’re addicted to, it’s most important to physically get rid of it first.
In detox, your intake of such substances will slowly be reduced, and in cases of dependency, will be replaced with specifically prescribed medication.
To follow up on our earlier point about withdrawal symptoms, as promised, let’s look at some of the most common ones. For the sake of not going on forever, we’re generalising a bit here and not dividing based on the severity of dependency or what you’re addicted to.
But overall, withdrawal symptoms can include:
These symptoms can also make detoxing alone dangerous in some cases, or at least very unpleasant in others, which is why always recommend you don’t attempt it alone.
What treatment is available in Wakefield?
If you’re looking for addiction recovery in Wakefield, you’re in luck! There are several organisations in the local area specialising in exactly that kind of problem, including the five-star rated Wakefield and District Alcohol Team, as well as Turning Point and Inspiring Recovery.
If you’ve already looked into the multitude of options and are unsure of which one to choose, that’s also something we can help to advise you on.
Again, it could depend on several factors, which would be best to discuss in person, or at least over the phone. But here and now we can say that you shouldn’t just pick the first place you come across. The right rehab or organisation could be the key to your recovery. Make sure you look over every place you’re considering in as much detail as you can find.
Research, phone them up to ask questions if you have to, read reviews, try to find out what kind of treatments they offer and what they specialise in. To use a specific example, if you’ve been advised to follow a particular path of treatment and the place you’re looking into doesn’t offer it, they might not be for you.
From a standpoint of preparing yourself for residential rehab, it could also ease any anxiety in the long run if you have a better idea of where you’re going. In the same way, you should still try to familiarise yourself with the process if you’re about to go through at-home rehab.
The process of recovery doesn’t end after you’ve been through an initial treatment plan. It can’t, as addiction is a lifelong battle. Many organisations which organise rehab also offer aftercare programmes.
These are generally more localised than residential treatment, consisting of continued access to therapy, support groups and any other treatments you might have previously found helpful.
Like treatment plans in general, they’re highly personalised, as everyone will have different needs at both the beginning and end of said plans.
Even outside of planned aftercare, if you ever feel like you need more advice and/or support, we’ll always be there.