Drug & Alcohol Rehab in Wiltshire
Coming to terms with an addiction is never easy. Here at OK Rehab, we understand better than anyone what you are experiencing right now, and the complex emotions of shame, embarrassment, or guilt that you may be feeling.
There is nothing to be ashamed of – admitting you are dealing with addiction and reaching out for help is an incredibly brave act, and we are happy that you have made this important step towards recovery.
You may now be wondering what the next step is, what treatments are available to you? Where can you receive treatment?
That’s where we come in. We can help you self-admit yourself into suitable addiction treatment, and get you firmly on the road to recovery as soon as possible. With our help, you can be placed in an excellent drug and alcohol rehab in Wiltshire and can receive bespoke treatment for your addiction.
Call us today to see how we can help you or a loved one seek the help they and treatment they need, on 0800 326 5559.
Why choose OK Rehab?
We are a dedicated team of individuals who are committed to seeing you recover from a drug or alcohol addiction. We know better than most what it takes to deal with an addiction, as the majority of our team have experienced it themselves in the past, and are now in recovery.
We use our knowledge and experience from helping other clients, but also from struggling with addiction ourselves, to help you get through this challenging time in your life.
We are able to offer you the chance of a full recovery in state of the art rehab clinics across the UK, and take care of you every step of the way, from assessments at the beginning of the admissions process to determine which treatments will suit you best, all the way to a detailed aftercare plan when you leave.
Here at OK Rehab, we also recognise the stresses and pressures of day-to-day life that can interfere with you seeking addiction treatment. When you get in contact with us, we make sure to cover all bases and ensure you receive the best possible treatment regardless of any obstacles you may be concerned about.
We can discuss personal budgets and unpredictable financial situations, or any work worries that are on your mind.
Overall, we know that your recovery is possible – we’ve been in your shoes before – and we want to help you get there by any means necessary.
Can I recover at home?
Whilst there are a lucky few who will be able to recover fully from a drug or alcohol addiction from home, this is not a viable or advised option for everyone.
Attempting to recover from home, especially when you are alone, is risky and dangerous, and can sometimes even lead to death if detoxes are carried out improperly or medication is taken without the knowledge of a medical professional.
Whether or not an at-home recovery would work for you relies on many different aspects of you and your addiction, such as: The substance or multiple substances you have used, the length of time you have been using them for, the severity of your addiction and certain personality traits (whether you are independent, self-motivating, strong-willed or not).
Some of these factors are of course out of your control when searching through your treatment options, so don’t be disheartened if an at-home recovery is not recommended to you – it is rare that this is ever recommended.
If you did decide to attempt to withdraw from drugs or alcohol alone at home, you may face a fair few obstacles on your way to recovery.
First of all, if you remain in your home environment when trying to abstain, you may find that temptations are all around you. In most cases, the root causes and triggers of addiction lie within the home, and can be anything from abusive relationships and dysfunctional families, to traumatic events or peer pressure from friends.
If you are not detached from these things when attempting to stay away from substances, you are more likely to give in to temptation when exposed to the triggers once more.
Secondly, once you are exposed to these triggers and find yourself reaching for drink or drugs to cope with or forget about them, it is much easier to access substances if you are at home.
With today’s technology, you can get alcohol delivered right to your door without having to lift more than your index finger, which can be highly dangerous for those trying to recover and avoid drinking.
Because of these and a multitude of other reasons, at-home treatment options are rarely advised to our clients. Not only do they offer a much lower chance of a successful and long-lasting recovery, but they can sometimes even be fatal.
What other options for treatment do I have?
So this leaves the question: What other options are available to you?
The other two main options for addiction treatment are outpatient and residential.
The outpatient treatment combines aspects of both at-home and residential treatments, with a detox performed at home but other treatments taking place at the clinic during daily or weekly visits.
Whilst this option does allow for more personal independence and is less of a time commitment, it still has many of the drawbacks that an at-home recovery does. This options is usually only recommended for those that are dealing with less severe addictions, those that don’t require much medical intervention or those that are deemed able to look after themselves outside of rehab.
Residential rehab is the option that boasts the highest chance for a full recovery, and one that is more likely to be long-lasting.
On a residential programme in a drug and alcohol rehab, you are fully detached from possible triggers within your home environment, meaning you can recover in peace away from events, people or emotions that may have caused your addiction in the first place. Though leaving your home and moving somewhere new for a month or even longer may sound scary to some, if you choose a local rehab centre in Wiltshire you can still achieve this whilst remaining somewhere you are familiar with.
Another benefit to residential rehab is the constant care and attention you receive throughout your stay. An excellent team of highly trained medical staff and therapists will be on hand to welcome you, show you around your new home, and be there for you every step of the way.
They have seen it all before and are there to help, not judge. They will monitor your progress during your stay and will be there at all times for anything you may need, which is something you do not have access to with other treatment options.
One of the worries of an at-home recovery is the ease at which you can access further drugs or alcohol. In rehab, this is impossible as you are completely removed from your usual life and home, and will not have the chance to give in to temptations.
All your treatment takes place under one roof, and this treatment not only attacks the physical symptoms of addiction but the psychological ones too.
Treating the mind and the body
One of the main drawbacks to at-home recoveries is the absence of treatment for your mind. Though you may succeed in detoxing yourself from drugs or alcohol and your body may be rid of the substance physically, the triggers and emotions that led you to drink or drugs initially will still remain, meaning you are much more likely to reach for them once more even after detox.
At rehab, this is remedied with a combination of physical and psychological treatments. You will undergo a full drug and alcohol detox for your body and experience withdrawal symptoms, but will also take part in several therapies and holistic treatments that aim to heal the mental aspects of addiction too.
This is the fundamental process that makes rehab so beneficial; the body and mind are treated separately so that they can heal and work together once more.
Treatments to expect
Due to the bespoke nature of each client’s treatment plan, we do not know at this time exactly what your time in rehab will look like.
What treatments you undergo and participate in will be decided by a number of assessments that we perform early on in the admissions process, which help determine what your specific needs are and how we should meet them.
However, some treatments you may encounter, include:
1. Family therapy
Addiction doesn’t always just affect the individual experiencing it, it can also deeply affect their loved ones, especially close family.
Family therapy is a method of treatment that brings families together in a safe space so that they can discuss not only how the addiction has impacted them personally, but how they can work together to help the recovering individual.
This therapy is a great way to let your loved ones know they are not alone, and that they have a system of supportive relatives on hand to help.
2. Group therapy
This therapy is one that brings together people from all different backgrounds that share one common goal; recovery.
Group therapy consists of a group of people who are experiencing similar situations being open about their addiction and what has led them to rehab. By sharing these details about themselves and hearing them from others, clients can feel like part of a network or collective, and they can better understand their own addiction by understanding others.
3. Individual therapy
Usually coupled with group therapy, individual therapy is ‘what it says on the tin’; therapy in a one-on-one setting.
This therapy can help clients become more aware of the root causes of their addiction, help them come to terms with the illness, develop new coping strategies, and learn how to avoid triggers in the future, all with the help and guidance of a professional.
This is by no means an exhaustive list of therapies available during rehab, merely the most common. There are many other forms of treatment such as acceptance and commitment therapy, CBT, DBT, art therapy, contingency management, and motivation enhancement therapy that all can be used in conjunction with each other to further recovery.
To know more about any of these treatments, or to enquire about which methods you are likely to encounter, contact us today.
You can call us on 0800 326 5559, or fill in our online form to receive a call back at a later date.