If you are struggling with drug and alcohol abuse issues, it may be time to look into booking into a detox clinic and securing professional drug and alcohol treatment.
A stay in the secure environment of a rehabilitation centre in Dronfield may be exactly what you need to help kick your destructive habit and move forward to a healthier, happier drink and drug-free life.
Why choose a private drug and alcohol rehab?
Put simply, private rehab in Dronfield and other locations provides facilities and services that simply cannot be matched. NHS drug and alcohol services overwhelmingly offer community-based or outpatient programmes.
These can be very valuable in some instances but residential treatments in a dedicated rehabilitation centre have been statistically proven to be the most effective option, especially for serious addictions.
This is because a residential treatment places you in a secure environment where you can focus your entire efforts on getting well. This will take you away from all the usual triggers – the people, places and situations – that are associated with your drinking or drug use and could easily see you relapse.
You will have round the clock support and appropriate medical care if and when it is needed. There will also be an organised structure, which is very important for many people struggling with addiction issues. It also means you can fit a more extensive addiction treatment programme into the same time space.
On an outpatient programme, you would have to manage your own time and appointments, turning up for sessions that may be held in different locations. This can be difficult if you struggle with organisation or lead a chaotic lifestyle due to alcohol and drugs. You will also be around all those triggers and temptations, making it doubly difficult to quit and maintain a long-term recovery.
You do need to pay for private rehab in Dronfield and other locations of course, but this may be far more affordable than you might expect, with different options and payment plans available. You might also view it as an investment – as failing to address an addiction problem can be far more costly in the long run.
What to expect from rehab in Dronfield
If you have read this far, it’s likely that you might be wondering exactly what a stay in rehab might entail. The truth is there is no one-size-fits-all treatment programme because every person going through these issues is different, and so are their problems and requirements.
We never forget that everyone who comes through our doors is an individual, who deserves understanding and our very best efforts to help them. This means a thorough assessment by a team of experienced admissions specialists, who can answer the many questions you are bound to have while gathering the information needed to put together a personalised, tailored treatment plan.
For most clients, a major part of any treatment programme will be drug or alcohol detox. Some people do enter rehab without having taken a drug or had a drink in some time, but this is the exception rather than the rule.
Detoxification is the process of getting rid of the toxic substances – the drugs and alcohol in other words – that are already in your system. This process is always unpleasant and can be accompanied by severe physical and psychological withdrawal symptoms.
Dealing with these on your own (aka ‘going cold turkey’) can be even more difficult and even dangerous without the medical supervision and round the clock care provided in a detox clinic.
Getting clean is only part of the story however. You also need to be able to stay that way moving forward, and that can be every bit as challenging in the long run.
Additional treatments such as cognitive behavioural therapy, psychotherapy, group therapy and counselling are designed to help you explore the root causes behind your substance abuse and addiction issues. CBT can be particularly valuable as it a treatment developed with the aim of changing behaviour by first changing the way you think.
Other treatments can also help you in your journey to a new life and long-term recovery. Learning about nutrition can help you maintain a healthy lifestyle for example, and getting the right nutritional input during your stay can help you to recover physically from the tolls of your addiction.
Art therapy, music therapy and other holistic treatments such as mindfulness and stress management can also be useful. You might even find newer techniques such as virtual reality have a part to play in your recovery.
The relationships between substance abuse, addiction and mental health can be very complex but it is certainly the case that many people suffering from mental illness or mental health conditions will also struggle with addiction – and vice versa.
This is generally known as dual diagnosis and the Dual Diagnosis Good Practice Guide from the Department of Health lists four possible instances:
- A psychiatric illness causes or leads to substance misuse
- Substance misuse worsens an existing mental health issue or alters its course
- Addiction and/or intoxication leads to psychological symptoms
- Substance misuse and/or withdrawal leads to psychiatric symptoms or illnesses
In any of these cases, it is important to treat both the addiction and the mental health issues. Only treating one part of what is essentially a joined together problem could see that part raise its head again further down the line.
Again, a residential facility will usually provide the best setting to administer dual diagnosis treatment, as the individual will have the best care and support as they deal with these delicate issues.
Finding a rehab near me
If you’re looking for a drug and alcohol rehab in Dronfield, we can help to find or put together the best treatment package for your own individual needs.
Addictions only tend to get worse if left untreated so don’t delay, call us today to find out how we can help.