Drug & Alcohol Rehab in West Sussex
Going to rehab might be a scary thought to many first patients. You may have seen movies and tv shows that show a side to drug and alcohol rehab that can seem daunting to people seeking help, but at Ok Rehab we ensure that all of our patients receive the best care possible.
We want you to recover in an environment that feels safe and secure, and we want to ensure that we give you the right tools so that you can continue to heal from addiction even after you’ve left one of our centres.
The first step to providing you with this care will be to register your interest by getting in contact with us. After that, we’ll call you over the phone and ask you a series of questions. We’ll need to know about you, your addiction, your budget, and how your symptoms have impacted your mental health.
After you’ve told us all of this, we’ll call up a rehab that we feel will best suit you and your needs. We’ll then help this rehab to create a programme that is completely bespoke to what we feel you’ll require to help with the recovery process. For this reason, we can’t tell you what your programme will be like.
Every patient that will be within rehab will be following a programme that may be completely different to every other person there with them. This is because we understand how different life can be for everyone, addiction can happen to anyone at all, and as such, treatments must be different for everyone too. Every treatment is completely bespoke to fit you, your experiences, your mental health, and your addiction.
However, we can say that for every programme there are three main steps we will always follow for the recovery programme. The first step is detoxification, the next is rehabilitation then it’s quickly followed by aftercare.
We’ll be providing you with constant one-on-one therapy and group therapy sessions which will help you work through the trauma of addiction. It’ll encourage you to learn more about yourself, about why the addiction started and how to prevent relapses.
What is Rehab Like?
All of the centres we partner with are clean, comfortable places for all of our patients to stay in. The premise of it all is for us to take care of you so that you don’t have to worry about anything other than yourself, and your mental health.
We also have a number of professional health care workers who are constantly there to take care of you and act as support for you. This will be especially important during the first step, detoxification.
This process will not be easy and will be one of the hardest things you will have to do at rehabilitation. However, it is much safer to do it with us, and you will find it to be much easier to cope with when you do this process at one of our centres.
The whole premise of detoxification is to remove the toxins from your body, from drugs and/or alcohol, so that you can move forward with a clean slate. It’s like washing away the past and moving forwards with a much healthier future.
During this time you might experience unpleasant symptoms such as:
- Stomach Aches
- Muscle Aches
- Heart Palpitations
These are all withdrawal symptoms and are all very uncomfortable and even painful to have to go through. Especially on your own. However, the staff in these centres have been trained especially with this in mind and will be there to help ease any of the pain or discomfort you may experience.
They will have certain drugs, such as Librium, to help ease these pains, and if you are addicted to certain opiates, such as heroin, we will provide you with something to replace that with.
This is because we know just how hard it is to sever ties with opiates, and the effects it leaves on the body when you try to can be incredibly horrible for someone to go through. For this reason, they will provide you with either acamprosate or naltrexone.
Whilst you’re here in one of our centres, we encourage you not to rush the process, or to try and put a time limit to your healing. We want your healing to last a lifetime, long after you’ve completed treatment within our care.
This means that your stay will depend on your mental health and the severity of your addiction. Programmes can last anywhere between 28 days to 12 weeks, this includes both outpatient and inpatient programmes. We want you to just focus on yourself, to take one day at a time and ensure you feel good within your healing process.
Putting pressure on yourself to ‘get better’ doesn’t help you in the way that you think you might.
Mental health and the mental effects of addiction can be extremely complicated, and if not treated properly by genuine professionals, can be incredibly detrimental.
Inpatient or Outpatient?
This is a conversation that many have had and tried to wrap their heads around. Both are very beneficial to many different types of people, and whilst we can always recommend one, it mostly depends on your budget and which one you can most afford.
We always recommend that our patients become inpatients as the success rate is much higher than an outpatient programme, however, the difference in success rate isn’t too noticeable.
It all depends on the circumstance. For example, if you’re working and you’re unable to take time off of work, you have a family at home, a pet or you just prefer to commute, then an outpatient programme will be good for you.
Especially if your symptoms aren’t too severe. However, this also all depends on the support system you have at home.
Do you live in an encouraging area where the people you’re surrounded by want you to get better and are willing to support and help you to do this? Are all triggers taken away from you, especially during your detoxification?
If the answer to these is no, we would highly recommend that you either stay somewhere where healing is something that comes above all else, or you become an inpatient. Within the centres we work with, healing is all that matters.
Mentally, spiritually, and physically. We don’t want you to have to worry about anything other than yourself, your healing. Addiction is something that can take a toll on you and your body, it’s exhausting, chaotic and can lead us down a very tumultuous lifestyle.
Within a rehabilitation centre, you’re given a routine, you’re fed daily, and you’re cared for constantly. We want to instil a sense of safety and comfort that addiction can often strip us of.
If you would like to become an inpatient but you aren’t sure your budget will cover it, we have many different ways of making it easier for you to afford. For example, you can stay in a shared bedroom, or you can stay for the detoxification, a little bit after this time as well, and then remain with this centre as an outpatient.
This is something we can discuss with you in your pre-assessment.
As an outpatient, the treatment you receive will still be relatively the same as an inpatient. You will be able to come to the centre during the day to attend one-on-one therapy and get involved in group sessions.
Your treatment can involve holistic therapy as well if this is something we believe will benefit you. Whilst you’re visiting your centre they will give you the support, care, and encouragement you will need to continue to be aware of your triggers and to stay away from temptations.
Some might even decide that rehabilitation isn’t something that they might need and instead go through with just the detoxification.
However, this is never recommended unless someone fears that they might be on the brink of addiction, or they have been through rehabilitation before and would prefer to do this and continue with group therapy. Rehabilitation is incredibly important because it gives you the tools to cope with addiction and the horrible symptoms it can leave on you and your mental health.
What Are the Final Steps?
After you have gone through detoxification and rehabilitation, the last and final step is aftercare. Addiction, no matter how long you have suffered with it, is something that can leave a long-lasting effect on your body.
It is exhausting and overwhelming, and once you leave rehabilitation it can be something that can creep back up on you again, especially as the triggers that you might have been protected from will be presented to you once more. As such, we have provided you with the tools to help you continue to heal and to prevent relapses long after you have left.
We recommend that you cut ties with places, people or things that might make you want to re-enter a world before rehabilitation. We will also provide you with safe places for you to talk freely and receive support to make this easier.
These will be weekly group sessions, and one to one meetings with a recovery team. And when times seem particularly hard and you just need someone to talk to on the phone, you’ll either be provided with a ‘mentor’ someone who understands what you have been through and will act as a guide and special support for you, or a helpline number.
In most cases, you will be provided with both, and you can call on either one during your time of need. The helpline number will be open 24 hours 7 days a week. So feel free to call at any point in time.
Receive the Help and Support You Need
Addiction is scary and dangerous. The effects it can leave on us can lead to tragedy, either due to physical damages or mental harm. At Ok Rehab, we want to ensure that all of our patients who seek help from us leave feeling better within themselves and their lives.
We help everyone from all walks of life, no matter how severe their addiction may be, or how long they have suffered. It is never too late to ask for help, so send us an email or call us up today.
If you wish to know more about our services or would like to start an enquiry for yourself or a loved one, call us today on 0800 326 5559, or fill in our online form to receive a callback.