People develop addictions for many reasons. Sadly, not many understand the workings of substance abuse. What this means is that people who are living with addictions are often judged unfairly. As if the battle of addiction wasn’t hard enough, there are societal views that deeply ingrain negative feelings into the person about themselves.
When a person feels shame, guilt, or embarrassment about their addiction, it can hinder their ability to access treatment. This is a tragedy because addiction is an illness and like any other illness deserves to be treated by professionals.
There are many different treatment options for people seeking to recover in a non-judgemental environment. OK Rehab works with specialist clinics throughout the UK that are committed to supporting people with addictions to achieve sobriety.
There are options for you in the Whitefield area. When you call OK Rehab on 0800 326 5559, we can discuss these with you.
OK Rehab exists to provide friendly, professional, and compassionate support for you the moment when you take the step towards finding rehabilitation treatments. We also offer advice on what you can do to support yourself in the meantime leading up to your rehab admission date.
What is the ultimate goal of recovery and entering rehab services?
Entering a rehab programme means you become a patient. You’re thereafter provided with a team of professionals who will support you to get the most that you can out of treatments to heal your addiction.
Ultimately, the best goal you could hope for is abstinence and a life of purpose. A life where you can build new positive connections and start new interesting activities. Recovery is a space for change and growth.
What you need to keep in mind when choosing your ideal rehab programme
There are different types of rehabilitation services and within these, different approaches to treatments, as well as a variety of treatments themselves. It sounds confusing. Our team of advisors can explain this to you.
Having many options is brilliant in the sense that when you’re admitted to the right programme for you, you’ll get what you require and need. However, ending up on the wrong programme can mean the service provided isn’t as conducive to your recovery as necessary.
So, what are the things you need to consider when deciding on the type of rehab programme you want to sign up for?
Here are some factors that are critical for you to think about:
1. Your safety
Safety means many things to each person. In terms of a top-quality rehabilitation clinic, safety is a priority.
Safety is of paramount concern to the therapists who work with you. They’ll focus on ensuring your emotional safety when you share thoughts and emotions that make you feel uncomfortable. They’ll also show you techniques that will help you to manage your emotional safety in the future.
The rehab clinic itself is safe. Nobody can just walk in. There is a buzzer and people have to identify themselves before they’re permitted entry.
2. Your willingness to do what it takes to heal
You might be willing and this is incredibly important, but you also have to do what it takes. This is relevant because there will be times when you don’t feel willing to stay focused and when challenges come and you want to give up trying. These are the moments where it is critical to do whatever it takes to keep focused on recovery.
At rehab you’re supported by a team of professionals, and also peers who are going through similar experiences, to understand what you do in those moments.
To heal you need to be focused, determined, ready to make lifestyle changes, and to be prepared to never quit quitting.
3. How much you can invest financially
If you have money to invest in recovery, it will open up more options. You will be able to access more treatments for longer and the people who offer them will be experts in their field.
The money you invest in your wellness offers the chance for you to become the best version of yourself. It improves your prospects. Some people might not feel worthy of spending money on themselves to heal. However, what better thing in life is there than trying to make your experience in your body within this world more bearable, and indeed, with recovery, more content?
You are important.
4. The type of services you access
There are both inpatient and outpatient options when people access private rehab clinics. This means you either remain living at home and enter rehab for planned sessions, or you stay for some time at the clinic as a resident.
Each option has benefits and many people will access both at different times on their recovery journeys. As a guidance point, though, those who have severe addictions usually require inpatient services first. Outpatient services are useful for those who have mild substance use issues or who require a bit of input upon leaving residential care.
5. Whether you feel able to attend a local rehab or not
Some people opt to enter rehab in the Whitefield area. This has many benefits. It makes it easier to get to and while there it’s simple to set up family and couples’ therapy sessions. On leaving rehab, it’s also much easier to navigate aftercare sessions where you can enter the rehab as an outpatient should that be recommended.
There are, however, many benefits to attending rehab in another county. It offers you distance and space away from the place that you have come to associate with taking drugs and alcohol. This can provide a useful mental headspace to feel as though you can focus more on the beginning of your recovery.
What should you do if you want to enter rehab in Whitefield?
To get all the advice and information you need on rehabilitation services in the Whitefield area, call OK Rehab. Our number is 0800 326 5559.
When you call, you’ll be put through to one of our call handlers who will be pleased to help you take the next step.