Regardless of the substance that you’re addicted to, there will be a rehab facility out there that can help treat your addiction. Many rehab clients experience very positive effects and there are several things that clients can expect when they come out of rehab.

Some of these things include reduced substance abuse, improved employability, improved mental health, improved relationships, and reduced criminal activity.

Every client in rehab will respond to the treatments differently and rehab recoveries are a personal journey. This may mean that some people might have to stay in rehab for longer than others.

If you want to find out more about rehab and how the treatments may benefit you specifically, get in touch with us today on 01908 489 421.

Does Rehab Work?

Yes. Rehab works for people who are motivated toward their recovery – commitment and motivation are very important in the recovery process.

No rehab programme will work in the long term unless the addict is completely committed to recovering and maintaining their sobriety.

Experts say that an addict can never truly be helped unless they want to be helped, and this is so true.

A study published in 2012 by the NHS National Treatment Agency for Substance Misuse showed that rates in private clinics across the UK received success rates of between 60% – 80%.

This is among the best-performing facilities. Some clinics have poorer success rates. However, the rates in the better-performing facilities show that rehab does work for the majority of people in attendance.

In the lower-performing clinics, the lower rates were mostly due to people dropping out of their treatment or not completing a full treatment plan. This is why it is so important to stay committed to your recovery.

Attitude and commitment are two of the main factors in determining whether you will be able to successfully recover or not.

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Why Does Relapse Happen?

Similar to any other chronic illness, relapsing can happen. Many people want to complete detox and then leave that as the end of their recovery journey. However, this is simply not possible. Addiction requires a lifelong commitment to recovery and a willingness to confront what is actually causing the addiction in the first place.

When you attend regular therapies for addiction, you will likely see that your cravings will reduce.

Therapies in rehab can help you determine the root cause of your addiction and figure out new ways of thinking and new behaviours that can help you remain sober in the long term.


Preventing Addiction Relapse

Relapsing is quite common in addiction. However, this doesn’t mean that you have to revert back to your addicted lifestyle.

You can attend treatments more regularly and ensure that you take part in the treatments that are known to confront the root cause of your drug or alcohol addiction.

These treatments can help addicts learn the tools and skills needed to overcome any triggers that come up in the real world.

Below is a list of treatments that can help to prevent relapse and promote long-term sobriety:

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy – A talking therapy that focuses on helping addicts analyse their behaviours and adapt the way they respond to certain situations.
  • Rehab mindfulness exercises – Alternative therapies such as mindfulness and exercise are focused on calming the mind. These therapies are best used alongside traditional addiction recovery treatments.
  • Biofeedback – This is a type of experiential therapy that is focused on understanding the physical response to certain triggers and teaching your body how to respond to those triggers differently. This is very effective for opioid users who experience chronic pains.
  • Mutual support groups – These are not a type of therapy but they are often a key part of achieving long-term sobriety. This is because they provide a network of people who the addict can relate to and find a sense of community with.

Most rehab treatment centres offer cognitive behavioural therapy or some other types of talking therapies. However, they may not offer mindfulness training or holistic therapies. These treatments can help an addict overcome mental illnesses, trauma, or any other root causes of alcohol or drug addiction.

To ensure your loved ones have access to advanced, evidence-based treatment therapies, it’s important to look for luxury rehab programmes.

These facilities often provide much more comfortable environments, hire highly qualified treatment staff, and offer a wide range of different addiction treatment methods.

Many good rehabs will also offer an aftercare programme which aims to aid the process of relapse prevention. When an addict returns home to their normal life after their rehab treatment programme, it’s very common for relapses to occur during the first twelve months.

At Asana Lodge we offer free aftercare as part of our drug and alcohol rehab programmes for twelve months after the initial rehab treatment plan.

This helps to ensure that you avoid relapsing as much as possible and helps with keeping you committed and motivated toward recovery goals so you can return home and continue to remain sober in the long run.


Getting Help For Addiction In Rehab

Private rehab addiction treatment plans have been proven time and time again to be the most effective option when it comes to treating addictions. Many people are sceptical at first about the success rates of rehab.

However, when you look at the facts, it’s clear that rehab is very beneficial for people who are committed and motivated to overcome their addiction.

If you are at all interested in learning more about rehab treatments and how they may be a benefit to you, give us a call today on 01908 489 421.

Our team of friendly, helpful staff are on hand to answer any questions that you may have and provide you with the confidential advice that you need to get started with your recovery journey sooner rather than later.


John Gillen - Author - Last Updated: 17 July 2023

John has travelled extensively around the world, culminating in 19 years’ experience looking at different models. He is the European pioneer of Nad+ (Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide) treatment to Europe in 2010; and recently back from the USA bringing state of the art Virtual Reality Relapse Prevention and stress reduction therapy. his passion extends to other metabolic disturbances and neurodegenerative diseases.

The journey continues, in recent times john has travelled to Russia to study and research into a new therapy photobiomudulation or systemic laser therapy working with Nad+ scientists and the very best of the medical profession in the UK and the USA, together with Nadcell, Bionad Clinics own select Doctors, nurses, dieticians and therapists, Johns’ passion continues to endeavour to bring to the UK and Europe new developments with Nad+ therapy in preventive and restorative medicine and Wellness. In 2017 John Gillen was made a visiting Professor at the John Naisbitt university in Belgrade Serbia.