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Addiction is a chronic condition that will stay with you in one form or another for the rest of your life. This means that unless you are dedicated to achieving long-term recovery and putting in the work necessary for a lifestyle change, rehab can’t help you.
Do I Need to go to Rehab?
Knowing when it is the right time to seek help for your addiction with drug and alcohol rehab can be challenging.
It is an emotional journey you must take yourself to conclude what you need. It is not a decision anyone can make for you because, at the end of the day, rehab won’t do much good for someone that doesn’t want to be there.
Alcohol and drug rehab is not a cure. It has a way to let you safely overcome your addiction and a way to teach you how to manage your addiction.
There are a few ways to be sure if you are struggling with addiction and need help. Read through the questions carefully and see if they apply to you.
- Do you have a family history of addiction?
- Do you start and end your day with substance abuse?
- Do you miss work because you are under the influence or hung over?
- Do you miss planned leisure activities such as nights out and family events because you prefer to use drugs or alcohol instead?
- Do you drink more than 30 units of alcohol a week?
- Do you drive while under the influence?
- Do you binge drink?
- Do you keep using drugs to preserve the high?
- Have you ever broken the law to get drugs or alcohol through stealing or buying a controlled substance?
- Have you ever put yourself in danger because of drugs or alcohol?
- Do you struggle with your mental health through anxiety, depression or an undiagnosed mental illness?
- Do you think that you have an addiction?
More often than not, if you think you need help, then you do. You know your body and mind, and something isn’t right.
You wouldn’t be here if you didn’t know you needed help.
Get In Touch
Are you suffering from a Drug or Alcohol Addiction and need help? If so, Asana Lodge is a leading UK based expert in Private Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Treatment. Find out how we can help by getting in touch with our friendly team today. You can either call our confidential helpline or request a call-back by clicking on the below form.
Rehab Options in Flitwick
Flitwick can offer you two main treatment options that cater to different needs.
The first option is to get treatment from the NHS for your drug and alcohol addiction.
The NHS rehab option is free for everyone in the UK as an outpatient treatment. This means you will have to travel for every treatment you receive. This can be very helpful for some people who can’t take the time away from their busy lives for inpatient treatments.
However, others find the disjointed treatments can stretch the recovery process making it longer and more complex.
The NHS is also notorious for its long wait times. It is common for you to wait months to access the mental health services under which rehabilitation services fall.
You must know this so that if this is the option, you decide that you are prepared for it is difficult to access help from the NHS. They will be able to help you, but you will have to wait for that help.
The other option, private drug and alcohol rehab, is designed to be as accessible as possible. Private rehab has all the benefits of NHS-base d0 treatment minus being free and none of its downsides.
To access private rehab treatment, you must book in and find a convenient date to start your recovery process. This type of rehab is inpatient care, so you can experience all your treatments in one place, one after the other, leading to a much smoother journey.
Is Private Rehab Better than Outpatient?
Private rehab has a much higher success rate than outpatient NHS treatment for a few simple reasons:
- Treatments are much easier to access and can begin quicker
- Treatments are personalised as much as possible
- The luxuriously comfortable facilities create a relaxing and welcoming environment
- The facilities are well staffed
- Can access aftercare services for up to a year
With private rehab, you get the quality you pay for, and when you are paying for a better future, isn’t the cost worth it?
Assisted Detox and Therapy Treatments
The treatments in rehab are designed to do two main things; to make it safe and possible for you to work towards long-term recovery.
The first treatment is the alcohol and drug detox, and it is a process that takes around ten days. It is designed to help your body safely work through the withdrawal symptoms so that your body has a fresh start and has no more drugs or alcohol in its system.
As the withdrawal symptoms can include:
- Mood swings
- Hot flashes
- Light sensitivity
- Muscle pain
- Muscle spasms
The medical team will monitor your progress and ensure that the withdrawal symptoms never get to the point of danger. After you have completed the drug and alcohol detox, you won’t need to worry about experiencing withdrawals again.
The second is therapy which teaches you how to identify triggers.
Once you can do this, you will be able to avoid them and plan around them. This is done through a variety of tools and strategies you will be taught in therapy so that you can develop healthier coping mechanisms.
Cost of Rehab
Some people can be put off by the cost of rehab as, on average, it costs £1,000 a week, and the standard stay is 28 days.
There are always options available to you. It is worth checking if you or your work pays into private health insurance if rehab is covered, as some or all of the costs may be paid.
With private rehab, you get what you pay for, and at Asana Lodge, we want to ensure you are only getting the best possible care.
If you would like to discuss cost and payment options, please call us at 01908 489 421, and you will be able to speak to a member of our admissions team.
Frequently Asked Questions
Does rehab work?
Residential rehab is one of the most effective ways to overcome your addictive disorder for the long-term. However, as mentioned earlier, you need to be committed to the process of recovery for it to have the necessary impact. Without being prepared to change how you live at the moment, then you cannot hope to benefit from any form of addition treatment. Addiction treatment is based around making positive changes to your physiology and psychology, so without being ready to change you have little hope of achieving the necessary end result.
How beneficial is residential rehab for mental health?
Residential rehab can provide a chance to get away from the issues of everyday life. Having the chance to take some time for yourself, get the help you need and engage in a thorough therapeutic programme will boost your mental health greatly. At residential rehab, you will be surrounded by people willing to help and guide you and you can see that you are not alone in your struggle.
Can I refer a family member to drug and alcohol rehab?
Yes, absolutely. Asana Lodge offers a family and friend referral service for those worried about their loved one’s substance abuse. Our dedicated team can help family members through this difficult time, offering advice and guidance on the next steps to take. Throughout this process and beyond we offer family drug support as we understand that addiction affects many people beyond the addict.
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