Getting access to addiction treatment programmes is not a walk in the park.
As each individual case of addiction is different, so is the process of finding help and the manner in which it is delivered or administered.
Within St Annes and the surrounding regions, there are a multitude of different rehabilitation treatments and programmes available. However, this can be difficult to navigate at times and finding what is most suitable may not always be clear.
With years of experience, OK Rehab works to match clients to the programme.
Considering the factors that are assessed in an initial consultation, we take away the hassle of researching the most suitable centres or programmes and summarise the options which best fit your needs.
Of course, the individual is at the heart of every decision, and you will never be forced by OK Rehab into something that you are not 100% confident or sure about.
Understanding addiction and the different treatments available is incredibly difficult, but we are here to make this process as easy as possible.
In a rehabilitation treatment centre
As mentioned before, every case of addiction is different and therefore specialised rehabilitation centres must accommodate a wide range of treatments.
However, there are some common factors or features that most individuals will experience at least once or twice during their stay in a centre.
Below is a list of some of these core treatments:
- Private/one-to-one counselling – this is probably the most typical treatment across rehab centres in the UK (as well as in most centres around the world). The use of this treatment allows the individual to get to the origins of their addiction. By truly understanding addiction in this way, the individual has a much better attitude towards their addiction as well as equipping themselves with the tools to manage addiction beyond the specialised centre. Though this can be emotional for the individual, this is an essential part of rehabilitation.
- Detoxification – for most individuals entering a rehab centre, it is necessary to undergo detoxification. This is the process of allowing any harmful chemical build-up to be removed from the body and leave the individual ready to continue with rehabilitation. This process is fully supervised, and centres often have a dedicated detox clinic in which to monitor you throughout the process of withdrawal.
- Group/talking therapy – slightly more informal than one-to-one counselling, this method of rehabilitative treatment is especially effective. Unlike individual counselling, these sessions are often run solely by the residents of the centre. Not only does this add to the informality, but it also makes patients feel at more ease with sharing experiences. Sharing and listening to these experiences is often reported as being one of the most helpful stages of rehabilitation, and most clients walk away from sessions feeling a sense of community and togetherness.
- Alternative classes – although not suitable for every case, the modern world is introducing more and more effective addiction treatments. For example, some of the most recent revelations come from areas of inspiration such as art, music, exercise, and meditation. These are often highly effective, as they combine elements of both treatment and recreational activity. Due to their more recent implications, these treatments are not available in every centre as a result of fewer facilities or staffing.
Long-term options for drug rehabilitation
The removal of these factors supports recovery throughout a stay in a specially selected centre and allows for a much more focused progression through a variety of programmes or treatments.
Rehabilitation centres are said to ‘lay the foundations for long-term recovery and support abstaining from a substance long after leaving a rehabilitation centre’.
Generally, those leaving rehabilitation are more at risk of relapse within the first year. Support from OK Rehab is available 24/7, but rehabilitation centres will often offer their own additional aftercare programmes in which you will have a continuous support network behind you as you return to life in St Annes.
The main advantage to undertaking a stay at a residential rehab centre is the control that each individual has over their treatments and programmes.
The process of finding suitable and helpful treatment programmes is flexible and likely to change throughout the duration of a stay in a centre, meaning that you have full control over the different elements of rehabilitation. Support is always on hand within these centres.
Also, as mentioned previously, establishing connections throughout your stay at a centre will form the core of a social network. This will allow fellow residents to stay in contact and continue to support one another even after leaving the centre itself.
The risk of relapse after rehab
As mentioned in the paragraph above, the risk of relapse is highest within the first 12 months of leaving a rehabilitation centre.
This is due to the nature of leaving a centre and returning to a relatively ‘normal’ life in St Annes. This can be quite a shock to many people, but the skills and tools learned about throughout rehabilitation will help you greatly during this stage.
OK Rehab provides support and advice to those in all stages of addiction, whether you are thinking of joining a group therapy session or if you’re wanting to enter rehab for a second or third time.
It’s time to seek help
OK Rehab offers counselling advice, and our referral service is one of the best in the UK.
Working closely with a number of private residential rehab centres, OK Rehab strives to find the most suitable and appropriate centre for anyone who needs it.
We also offer addiction advice to anyone who calls us at 0800 326 5559.
This can be a simple question or a more complex situation – either way, we are happy to help.
Give us a call to see how we can start helping you as soon as today.