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If you’re wondering how drug and alcohol rehabilitation works, don’t worry, we’re here to explain the whole process to you. Of course, the outcome we aim to achieve for all of our clients at our rehab centre is to succeed in overcoming your addiction to alcohol or drugs.
We do this by utilising industry-leading addiction therapies, delivered by an expert team of recovery workers in state-of-the-art facilities. Personalisation is incredibly important for your residential addiction treatment as by following a programme which is tailored to your unique needs, you’ll have the greatest chance of leaving your addiction behind and creating a future free from drug or alcohol abuse.
How do you know if you need Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation?
Don’t suffer with your addiction in silence. We understand how difficult it can be to admit that you have a drug or alcohol addiction to yourself, never mind to anyone else. It’s quite common to be in denial about your condition whilst trying to downplay your symptoms; this will only make the effects much worse.
If you don’t treat your addiction as soon as possible, you’ll likely suffer from long-term damage to your physical and psychological health, not to mention destroyed relationships with loved ones, a dismal financial situation and potentially the loss of your job.
If you’re still not convinced that you need to visit a private drug and alcohol rehab, then ask yourself this. Are you battling with any physical or psychological health problems which you didn’t have before you became addicted to alcohol or drugs?
Do you suffer from any withdrawal symptoms when you’re not using alcohol or drugs? Are alcohol or drugs the only thing you can focus on? If you’ve answered yes to any of these, you need immediate professional support from a recognised rehab for drug and alcohol abuse.
It’s important to remember that addiction can’t be treated with medication alone. Unless you undergo a comprehensive residential addiction treatment in a private drug and alcohol rehab like ours in Louth, you’re unlikely to ever overcome your addiction fully. It’s a complex disease which requires expert attention to address your psychological connection to the substance, as well as the physical.
How does Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation work?
Once you’ve made your initial contact with us either over the phone or via email, we will arrange a pre-screening assessment with you where we can get a better understanding of your drug or alcohol addiction. This assessment helps us when designing your treatment programme as we can tailor each therapy session to suit your unique condition and personal circumstances.
We pride ourselves on our luxurious accommodation with private rooms where all of your housekeeping needs are taken care of. This level of care allows you to focus on only one thing – achieving your long-term recovery. Our fantastic team will supervise you around the clock ensuring you’re safe, secure, and as comfortable as possible whilst undergoing your residential addiction treatment.
After you’ve familiarised yourself with your surroundings, we can begin your treatment programme which normally starts with a drug and alcohol detoxification to cleanse your system of the remaining toxins. This can be quite an uncomfortable process; however, detoxification is a vital part of your journey to recovery.
It’s essential in removing your physical dependency to alcohol or drugs by gradually reducing your consumption in a safe and controlled way. Our team are highly experienced in effectively managing any withdrawal symptoms which may arise during your drug and alcohol detoxification.
If these symptoms aren’t managed correctly by a medical expert, the effects can be very dangerous, even life-threatening, so it’s very important to undergo a detox at a recognised rehab for drug and alcohol abuse.
Following on from your detox will be your psychological and well-being therapies which are carefully selected for your individual condition. These could include cognitive behavioural therapy, motivational interviewing, individual, group or family counselling, stress management, relaxation and sleep management, low level laser therapy, art therapy, fitness therapy, mindfulness, and yoga.
All of these are evidence-based therapies which have proven to have a high success rate in drug or alcohol addiction recoveries. A combination of these psychological and well-being therapies in addition to your drug and alcohol detoxification will provide you with a holistic approach to your addiction treatment, giving you the greatest chance of succeeding in your long-term recovery goals.
How long does Residential Addiction Treatment last for?
The length of stay really is dependent on each individual’s unique condition and personal circumstances, however, we can expect the majority of effective treatment programmes to last around 28 days.
This gives you the right amount of time to undergo your drug and alcohol detoxification and also to receive the necessary lessons and tools needed to continue your recovery when you return home.
Upon retuning home, you will receive a free drug and alcohol aftercare programme for the first 12 months to provide you with additional support and motivation. This aftercare can also include ongoing therapy sessions such as counselling, cognitive behavioural therapy and most commonly, drug and alcohol relapse prevention sessions.
These relapse prevention sessions are especially useful when you’re back at home as the transition from our rehab centre can sometimes be quite challenging. You must learn to adapt your new behaviours into your way of life whilst avoiding any negative influences or temptations to relapse.
Start your journey to Recovery today
No matter what situation you may find yourself in, if you’re struggling to overcome your addiction to alcohol or drugs then we’re here to help you. There is a way out of this vicious cycle, simply call us today on 01908 489 421 or email us at [email protected]
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