Drug & Alcohol Rehab in Yorkshire
At Ok Rehab, we work with a number of different centres located around Yorkshire. Many of them specialise in different aspects of addiction, tailoring to only certain types of addictions or only helping those with severe or not so severe habits. Each centre has a wide variety of programmes that suit many different types of people.
At Ok Rehab, the ‘one size fits all’ doesn’t work for us. We know that everyone is different, and due to this, they need to be treated differently. We want to ensure that everyone who comes to us is taken care of, our number one priority is preventing relapses. So a tailor-made programme created for you to ensure a healthier future is the route we will always take.
We also understand the importance of timing. Whilst we will always accept anyone, no matter how long they have been suffering be it a few weeks or a few years, we know that it’s important to give out help as soon as we can.
Addiction can be very damaging, and so it’s important to act fast so that the scars it can leave on our bodies and our lives are caught quickly and aren’t too deep.
Finding the Right Treatment
In order to place you, we will first conduct a pre-assessment. This will be either a phone call, video call, or a doctor might visit you within your home of residence and we’ll go over a few questions with you. We’ll want to know your age, gender, location, budget first.
This is so that we can get a rough of idea of some centres that might already be good for you. Some people prefer to be placed within a facility where the majority of the patients are the same age and gender as them, so we’ll need to know that too before we move forwards.
We’ll next ask you about your addiction. You might find these questions hard to answer, but the person you will be talking to will be a professional, they will ask you these questions with absolutely no judgment at all. An example of some questions we might ask you is:
- What are you addicted to?
- When did it start?
- How long have you struggled?
- Do you know why it started?
- How often do you drink/ partake of the substance?
We understand how easy it is for addiction to sneak into your life and how stressful life can be. That’s why we want to have as open and honest a conversation as possible about your addiction and the plans we can create moving forwards to help you.
Within the UK, the number of alcohol and drug-related deaths has continued to rise. These worrying statistics are one of the many reasons that we are doing our best to ensure everyone who requires help receives it in the best way possible. The facilities we will refer you to will be some of the best in the city. This is the same even if you feel your budget is particularly small. We want to save lives and futures and to do that, we need to ensure that we get you aid as soon as possible, and ensure it’s the best for you.
After the pre-assessment is conducted and we have spoken to some of the facilities that we work with, we will come back to you. At this point, we will either have one centre we feel is the most suited to you, or we’ll provide you with a range of options and help you pick. Once you’re placed in a programme, the rehabilitation centre will address a key worker to you.
Their job is to aid your recovery, be there to answer any of your questions and provide you with support when necessary.
It can be overwhelming at times, especially with so many different professionals around there to help you, so having one assigned to you, who understands you, will help with the healing process. In some circumstances, after this all happens, you may be asked to provide a urine or saliva sample. This only happens if absolutely necessary and only if the facility needs to verify information provided in the pre-assessment.
How Will You Be Cared For?
There are many different programmes we can provide you with, some are inpatient, meaning that you will be staying within the facility and receive around the clock care whilst you heal, but others are outpatient. This means that you’ll be coming in every now and then to receive treatment whilst living at home.
Of course, we highly recommend that you participate in the inpatient programme. This is because it has been found to be the most successful in preventing relapses and in treating addictions. You’re given a routine that provides stability and brings with it a sense of comfort, which is a nice change from the stress and hectic lifestyle of addiction. It takes away all distractions so that all you need to focus on is you.
The centre will provide you with daily meals and they will organise your day for you with set treatments you will do each day. You will also be staying in a space built with healing in mind. This means it’ll be comfortable, clean, spacious, and free of stressful reminders. During the detox part of your rehabilitation, this is especially important.
At Ok Rehab, we understand that withdrawal is very difficult and can be the hardest part of recovery. However, we ensure that the centres we work with handle this time with the utmost care and sensitivity, regardless of whether you are an outpatient or an inpatient.
As an inpatient, you have the option to stay for 7-10 days during the detox process where you will be cared for. This is especially recommended, as you can receive support, care, and medication to help you cope with the symptoms of withdrawal. You will also be somewhere where you can be monitored and where all temptations and distractions are eliminated.
If you choose to be an outpatient, however, many choose to do a home detox. You will be assessed at home, and then continue your treatment at home as well. Depending on the centre we will assign you to, a doctor will either check on you regularly by coming to your house, or they will call you often to ensure you’re coping okay during this difficult time.
Medication will also be dropped off at your door, this can either be Librium which is used to offset the symptoms of withdrawal, or it can be a substitute drug. In cases where the addiction is a severe dependency, substitute drugs are often necessary to help get through these phases. For example, Methadone will be used for someone who is severely addicted to heroin.
Although a home detox is most used for those unable to afford inpatient treatment, it is not recommended to do this in certain cases. If the addiction is chronic or your home environment is not deemed to be a healthy space for your recovery, for example, you lack familial support, it is best to consider inpatient detoxification.
Why You Should Continue to Be Treated After Detox
Whether you’re choosing to detox from home, or within one of our centres, we highly recommend continuing on with some sort of treatment afterwards to help with the mental aspect of addiction. It’s simple to assume that you just need to remove the toxins from your body, join a support group and that will be it, but without some sort of support for your mental health, it’s easy to relapse.
Addictions are classified as mental illness. Substances, alcohol, and other things we can become addicted to, work to alter the brain. Anyone in the world is at risk of becoming addicted to anything. Be it sex, drugs, or alcohol. This is because these things stimulate a part of the brain called the reward circuitry.
It teaches you to continue doing these activities so that the brain can release dopamine, a chemical that makes you feel good. Anyone, especially people suffering from anxiety, depression, and trauma, can become addicted due to this.
This is why it’s important to attend talking therapy. Here, you are open to talk about your experiences with addiction and how it has affected you. Addiction can be very stressful, emotionally draining and traumatising. In order to move forwards from a scarring experience, you need to address it and deal with the emotions involved in order to heal.
Not only that, but talking therapy can also help you to understand yourself, and how the way you think influences your actions. This is a great way to rework the effects addiction made on your brain so that you create new, healthier habits.
As an inpatient, if you choose to remain for rehabilitation, therapy will already be provided for you. You will explore many different methods of therapy used for working through trauma and talking through your experiences such as CBT and DBT.
As well as this, you will participate in holistic therapy, fitness therapy and be surrounded by others who understand what you have gone through and who will be able to help you move forwards as well.
If you are an outpatient who had previously participated in a home detox, you may not be able to have these experiences, however, you should come in for therapy sessions at least once a week. Therapy is vital to preventing relapse. As well as doing this, we recommend that you appear at drop-in centres and meet others who understand the stress of addiction, and who you can talk to freely.
Having a support system that recognizes what you have gone through and what you are going through is also something that can really help your recovery.
After you have conducted treatment with one of our facilities, we will put you into our aftercare programme, regardless of whether you were an outpatient or an inpatient. With this system, we will choose the best group therapy sessions that we can find for you within Yorkshire and promote these to you. We will also give you a number that you can call whenever you need extra support.
Contact Us for More Information
Whether you are reading this for a friend, or you’re considering attending rehab, we are only an email or a call away. We will happily answer any other questions that you may have and be there to help support you on your new journey to health.
If you are actively seeking help and want to make a positive change in your life call OK Rehab today and we can help talk you through the next steps on 0800 326 5559.