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Drug & Alcohol Rehab Wirral

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

    Drug & Alcohol Rehab in Wirral

    If you, like many others, are cautious about the many options for addiction treatment that are available, OK Rehab can help.

    We understand how confusing seeking help for an addiction can be, and how difficult it can be to actually receive that help. We can support you throughout this journey, and assist you in self-admitting yourself to suitable treatment.

    We believe your recovery is possible, and we don’t want you or anyone dealing with an addiction to go without crucial treatment because of the overwhelming process of reaching out.

    This is why we aim to make it simpler and easier for you to find treatment, whether that be at home, via weekly visits to a clinic, or with a residential programme in a drug and alcohol rehab in Wirral.

    You can go to rehab for a variety of different addictions, including alcohol; caffeine; cannabis; hallucinogens; inhalants; opioids; sedatives, hypnotics, and anxiolytics; stimulants; tobacco and even behavioural.

    To see how else we can support your recovery, give us a call today on 0800 326 5559, or fill in our online form to receive a callback.

    Why Opt for Professional Treatment?

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    There are many reasons why seeking professional help for an addiction is in your best interest.

    One of the main factors behind why rehab is always so highly recommended is that it negates the majority of safety and relapse concerns that come with at-home recovery attempts.

    When attempting to recover from a drug and alcohol addiction at home, there are many risks and obstacles that you are likely to encounter. A huge one you might face is being exposed to any triggers that may reside in your home environment.

    These triggers can appear in the form of almost anything such as emotions, events, or even people that contributed to the cause of your initial addiction, by you likely using and continuing to use drink or drugs as a way to cope with them.

    Dysfunctional families, abusive partners, traumatic past events and tragedies, and stressful jobs; all are examples of possible triggers.

    By trying to heal surrounded by things that are directly tempting you to relapse, recovery is much less likely. This is exacerbated even further when the psychological aspects of addiction are not treated like they would be in a professional setting.

    During rehab, you take part in several therapy and counselling sessions, and through these you learn to control your addiction by openly discussing your situation, learning more about yourself and what led you to rehab, identifying your triggers and figuring out how to avoid them, and discovering new coping methods to replace old ones.

    At home with no professional or medical assistance, these revelations are hard to come by, meaning even if you succeed in physically ridding yourself of drugs and alcohol, the mental aspects of addiction remain, leaving you with a much higher chance of relapse than if you were in rehab.

    Another obstacle faced without professional help is the ease at which you can access substances. With technology making it easier and easier each day to do anything from the comfort of your own home, alcohol and drugs can now effortlessly be delivered to your door within the hour.

    With this huge temptation that is all too easy to fulfil looming over you, an at-home recovery becomes decidedly more difficult. In a rehab setting, however, this is impossible as no substances are allowed on the grounds of the clinic, and you will have highly trained staff monitoring you at all times to ensure you are staying sober.

    There are many more reasons to opt for professional treatment over risky DIY detoxes and home treatments. Around-the-clock care, all treatment taking place under one roof, procedures carried out safely, and a network of support readily available to help you through this challenging time in your life; only through a drug and alcohol rehab in Wirral can a successful and long-lasting recovery be reached.

    Call us today on 0800 326 5559 to start your journey to recovery, and become one step closer to a substance-free life.

    What Can OK Rehab Offer?

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    We get just how tough it can be to reach out for help, and how it can be even harder to know what your options are when you do eventually reach out.

    OK Rehab can offer an easier way to sift through these options and find what will be most beneficial to you and your recovery. We recognise that your time is precious and that too much time between admission of addiction and admission into rehab can be dangerous.

    This is why we strive to not only find you the right treatment but also ensure that you are not stuck waiting for months.

    The majority of individuals at OK Rehab have actually experienced addiction themselves before, and are now in recovery. Because of this, we know better than most what it is you are going through right now and can understand the complex emotions such as shame or embarrassment that you may be feeling.

    There is no need to be ashamed of your predicament, and we can guarantee that any discussions with us remain 100% confidential, and are also 100% judgement-free.

    The earlier you get in contact with us, the better, and the easier it will be to help you towards a full recovery.

    What Treatments Will I Receive?

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    Every client is different, every addiction is different, and therefore the treatment each client receives is different too.

    Whatever treatment is most beneficial to you and your addiction will be determined early on in the enquiry and admissions process, through a simple assessment. This assessment will be quick and easy and may discuss aspects of your addiction such as the length of time you have used for, the substance you have been using, and the severity of your particular situation.

    With this information and a few other personal requirements, if you have any (such as a budget you may have or a specific location you would prefer to be placed in), we can narrow down what your best options for addiction treatment are.

    Because of this, we cannot at this early stage detail what exactly it is that you will participate in, but you will most likely encounter a number of the following treatments: Family therapy, group therapy, individual therapy, art therapy, motivation enhancement therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, addiction counselling, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), and Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT).

    There are other treatments available such as contingency management, which rewards the desired behaviour in clients with incentives like money and prizes.

    You are likely to not just encounter one of these methods of treatment, as they work best when combined with other forms.

    You may also undergo a drug and alcohol detox on arrival at your chosen rehab. This is a necessary step to ensure your body can start healing on a clean slate, and that your bloodstream is flushed from the harmful toxins left behind by various substances.

    There is a high chance that during the detox phase you will experience several withdrawal symptoms (dizziness, nausea, shaking, muscle pain, fatigue, mood swings, etc.), and you may be prescribed medication to ease these until they subside.

    During an alcohol detox, you will be given medications to help with these withdrawal symptoms. The main medication is Librium (Chlordiazepoxide), which reduces the more severe withdrawal symptoms,

    Other medications could be Acamprosate (Campral®), an antidepressant like nefazodone, desipramine, or imipramine, or the opioid antagonist Naltrexone.

    Please remember that you are not alone in your detox and recovery. Alcohol addiction is unfortunately common, with a study by Robin Room, Thomas Babor and Jürgen Rehm detailing that ‘4% of the global burden of disease is attributable to alcohol’, accounting for almost as much death and disability as tobacco and high blood pressure (hypertension) globally.

    Begin your recovery now for the best results for your health, as being an alcoholic is thought to drastically lower your age of death. For those who have been hospitalised, the average age of death for an alcoholic is 47–53 years in men and 50–58 years in women.

    Alcohol can have a whole host of effects like difficulty walking, blurred vision, slurred speech, slowed reaction times and impaired memory.

    Long-term alcohol addiction can also result in Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome, alcoholic neuropathy, alcohol withdrawal syndrome, alcoholic cerebellar degeneration, alcoholic myopathy and fetal alcohol syndrome.

    It is also reported that around 14% of alcoholics develop liver cirrhosis if they continue their drinking habits for over a period of 8 years. It is best that you stop drinking today so that you can have the best chance at a full recovery.

    As for your body’s recovery once you stop drinking alcohol, damaged organs may regain function partially or heal altogether, depending on your state and whether you’ve had a relapse.

    Call us today on 0800 326 5559 to start your journey to recovery, and become one step closer to a substance-free life.

    What Do I Do After Rehab?

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    Leaving rehab can sometimes be just as scary as entering, and heading back to the ‘real world’ can seem overwhelming as the thought of a possible relapse enters your mind.

    Rest assured that with OK Rehab you are not abandoned as soon as you leave rehab, and you can still benefit from our support if you need it. We will also provide you with an aftercare plan, detailing what you will have learned during your stay in rehab – this will be your guide for as long as you need it.

    You may also find a great source of help in one or more mutual support groups, including organisations such as Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), Narcotics Anonymous (NA), Cocaine Anonymous (CA) and SMART Recovery.

    If you do require any further help, or notice any warning signs of addiction cropping back up, our helpline is always open. Alternatively, appointments can be made for you back at your chosen clinic for check-ins, additional treatments, or just if you need a friendly face to talk to.

    Call us today on 0800 326 5559 to start your journey to recovery, and become one step closer to a substance-free life.


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