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Drug and alcohol abuse is a widespread problem throughout the UK. In England alone, there are more than 600,000 dependent drinkers, with less than a fifth (18%) receiving any type of treatment for their issues.1
Addiction to other types of drugs are not quite as widespread but can certainly be as harmful and affect many thousands of people every day. Any type of addiction can be very destructive. It can have a huge impact on your physical and mental well-being, can damage families and other relationships, affect your work and most other areas of your life.
If you are struggling with a substance misuse issue such as drug and alcohol addiction, it is always best to seek professional help as soon as possible. Left untreated, an addiction is only likely to get worse and could cause a lot of damage to your health and relationships.
Do I Need to Go to Rehab?
Many people struggling with substance misuse will be in denial about the seriousness of their problem, or even the fact that they have one at all. If you’re wondering whether it’s time to seek help for your drinking or drug use, you might want to consider the following:
- Do you drink or use drugs most days?
- Has the amount you use gone up?
- Do you need more to get the same effect?
- Do you feel withdrawal symptoms when you don’t use the substance?
- Do you feel anxious about where the next drink or hit is coming from?
- Do you prioritise buying alcohol and/or drugs over other things?
- Do you avoid social and other situations where you can’t drink or take drugs?
- Do you frequently get intoxicated?
- Do you suffer blackouts?
- Have you tried and failed to quit or cut down on your usage?
This is not an exhaustive list but if you answered ‘yes’ to any of the above, you might well have a alcohol and drug addiction that you should seek help for.
When it comes to the type of help you look for, there are a number of options. Residential rehab is generally the most effective, especially for serious addiction problems, but it is not always suitable for everybody.
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.
Treatment Options for Substance Abuse in Witney
The main choices you have are private treatment such as residential rehab, or the type of community-based treatment commonly available on the NHS. Drug and alcohol services available through the NHS are free at the point of use and this type of treatment can also be used while you remain at home.
This can be important if you don’t want to take time out from your everyday life or responsibilities such as family and work. Many people struggling with addiction are already neglecting these responsibilities however, and outpatient treatment does have limitations.
Resources are often stretched in this area for example. An analysis by the Royal College of Psychiatrists found that there had been £26 million cuts in youth addiction services in England in real terms between 2013-14 and 2019-20.2
Adult services are also stretched and there may be waiting lists and a lack of high-quality treatment programmes. Those that are available are almost always on an outpatient basis, which can mean managing your own appointments and drug and alcohol detox.
This can be difficult when you are already struggling with substance abuse and addiction. You may be surrounded by people who are unsupportive and face lots of triggers and stresses while dealing with cravings and withdrawal symptoms.
Alternatively, residential rehab offers a secure environment, away from bad influences, with no easy access to drugs or alcohol. You will be surrounded by positive and experienced people. The staff will all be experienced recovery professionals and carers, while fellow residents will be on their own recovery journeys.
You will be able to undergo a medically supervised alcohol and drug detox and take part in a structured, personally tailored programme of therapies and other treatments. Finally, you will get free aftercare to help provide vital extra support in the months following your stay.
All in all, residential rehab in Witney or further afield is the most effective way of making a full and long-lasting recovery from addiction.
Quality Detox and Therapy Treatments
Most drug and alcohol rehab programmes begin with a period of detoxification. Commonly known as detox, this is when you process the drugs or alcohol that are in your system – often from years of abuse. This can be difficult and even dangerous as alcohol and drug detoxes are often accompanied by withdrawal symptoms. The symptoms experienced can vary between individuals depending on the substance involved and factors such as the length and heaviness of usage.
Alcohol and opioid withdrawal can result in serious physical withdrawal symptoms, for example, while cocaine and marijuana are more frequently associated with psychological withdrawal symptoms. All can be very unpleasant however and some can be dangerous. This is why it is always best to undergo detox under medical supervision in a rehab or similar setting.
The detox will be followed by a range of therapies to help you to explore the root causes of your substance misuse and the ways in which you think and behave regarding drugs and alcohol. You will also learn how to develop strategies and techniques to avoid relapse once you leave.
A tailored aftercare package is also very important in this regard, as it provides ongoing support when you need it in the year following alcohol and drug rehab.
What is the Cost of Rehab?
The cost of rehab can vary depending on the facilities and treatment packages on offer, as well as the length of the programme. This is typically 28 days but can be longer or shorter, depending on the circumstances. Residential rehab certainly costs more than NHS treatment, but it also offers many benefits, and the overall costs of leaving an addiction untreated can be far higher.
If you want to talk about costs or any other aspect of rehab, get in touch today. We can help you rest, reset and recover and move forward to a more positive life free from drugs and alcohol.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the withdrawal symptoms associated with detoxification?
We appreciate that drug or alcohol detoxification can be an unpleasant experience, however, it’s an essential process within most people’s rehabilitation. The discomfort of detoxification generally comes from the withdrawal symptoms which could include intense perspiration, the shakes, feeling anxious, feeling depressed, insomnia, feeling restless and irritable, hallucinations, seizures, and delirium tremens (the DT’s). By completing a detox under the supervision of an expert team and within the safe environment of our drug and alcohol rehab Thamesmead Moorings, you’ll be giving yourself the best opportunity to achieve your long-term recovery.
Are there any free addiction treatment options?
Whilst we don’t want you to be put off by the word private, it’s important to know the treatment options that are available to you. Free local health services such as the NHS, offer addiction treatment, however, due to limited resources and underfunding, they’re unable to offer a personalised treatment option. This generalisation significantly reduces your changes of succeeding in your recovery. Another disadvantage to receiving free addiction treatment, is that you’ll have to join a long waiting list which can take weeks, sometimes months before you begin your rehabilitation. At our private drug and alcohol rehab Blackwall and Cubitt Town, we welcome all our clients into our rehab centre within 48 hours of their initial contact; this is so important to the effectiveness of your recovery.
Will I Require Additional Treatment Upon Completing Rehab?
Upon completing a rehab treatment either at our residential rehab or a drug and alcohol rehab in Kilburn, you will be offered an additional 12-months of treatment. This additional treatment is known as aftercare support. Encouraging those in recovery to attend weekly group therapy sessions and communicate with a recovery support worker on a regular basis, these treatments essentially help many maintain their sobriety as they return home and re-adjust to life at home. If you require dual diagnosis treatment during your time in our rehab, you may also find that anti-anxiety or antidepressant medication is prescribed following your time in rehab.
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