What can I expect when arriving at a Rehab Clinic?

Published by Raffa Bari | Last updated: 27th August 2021

What can I expect when arriving at a Rehab Clinic?

Coming to the conclusion that you are suffering from addiction and need rehabilitation is a huge step to take.

Not everyone that needs help realises it or can accept that fact, and so end up suffering more.

After taking this huge step you may find yourself in a world of unknowns. It’s one thing to come to a major decision but putting it into action can be a scary thing, especially if you are in the throes of addiction.

The step towards easing your mind about rehab and your time there is knowledge. Knowing what is coming up after you have completed our simple admission process at Cassiobury Court will help you accept the journey you have to go on.

The goal of rehab, in its essence, is change. Changing your way of life, your approach to life and your relationship with alcohol or drugs. Change is scary and not easy – so let’s lay out what sort of things you will be doing at rehab to begin this change and start a more fulfilling life free of addiction.


Your First Day in Rehab

On arrival at a Cassiobury Court rehab centre you will be welcomed by a member of staff. This member of our recovery team will show you around the facility so that you can become familiar with your surroundings. During this time, you may meet other clients at the facility – this will be a good chance to introduce yourself to people you will get to know more throughout your time with us.

You will be shown to your room and can have help unpacking if you want to. There will be time then to settle into what will be your home for the next few weeks and this will hopefully make you feel more at ease.

During this induction time, you will be asked to complete some forms – including your treatment contract. This is vital as it will help us prepare for your doctor assessment.

The treatment programme you will undergo is tailored towards you so it is important we get this information – this way we can give you the most effective help.

After you’ve had some time to settle in you will have your assessment with the Specialist Doctor. This is nothing to worry about and will just consist of the doctor getting to know you better and learn more about your addiction.

A lot of things will be covered in this assessment, including your medical and addiction history, and this will help decide the prescribing plan for your medical detoxification.

This may seem like a lot coming at you at once, but details must be ironed out so that you get the most out of rehab. There are staff members you can always look to for support if you are feeling overwhelmed – we are here to help you, no matter how small the problem seems.


Detoxification in Rehab

Detoxification is an important part of your treatment steps – dealing with the more physical aspect of your addiction. Detoxing is the process of flushing harmful toxins out of your body to stop your physical dependence on the poisonous substances in your system.

At Cassiobury Court, this is medically administered, and you will receive medication to help ease the worst withdrawal symptoms that you may experience.

The detox programme you undergo is tailored specifically to you so that is the most effective. This process will be overseen by medical professionals and our staff are available around the clock for your comfort and support.

You may be worried about this part of the treatment, but we are there for you to make it as easy as possible. No one said change was easy and this is a step you must take if you want to achieve long-term recovery.


Available Therapy Options at Cassiobury Court

Most of your time in rehab will be spent partaking in therapy. The individual you take part in will be varied, consisting of CBT, DBT, stress management and many other types.

The purpose of these forms of therapy is to help you identify your addiction triggers and learn ways in which you can deal with them when back in the outside world.

Individual therapy will be accompanied by group therapy where you can work through problems amongst your peers. This benefits you greatly as you can see you are not alone in your struggles and hopefully build positive relationships that last beyond rehab.

Time will be spent with group activities such as walks and quiz nights so that you maintain the social aspect of life. It’s important not to feel isolated when undergoing treatment – keeping your mind and body active will keep it from thinking about your addictions.

Cassiobury Court also offers a holistic approach to treatment, giving you the chance to engage in wellbeing therapies such as Reiki, art therapy and massage.

In an environment catered towards your wellbeing and comfort, you will have the time and structure to dig into the issues that drove you to addiction and uncover ways to live life a different way.


Life After Rehab: Aftercare & Relapse Prevention

When your time at rehab is over it’s important to engage in the aftercare plan we provide. Through regular support groups, possibly attended by people you met in rehab, you can have the benefit of a support network. Having people around you that can provide help when you need it will greatly increase the chances of remaining sober far beyond rehab.

Rehab is not the destination for your recovery journey, merely a turning point that will help you on the right path. Recovery is a continual process and with our support you give yourself the best chance at making the most of your time at rehab.

Hopefully having the addiction treatments you will undergo during your time with us laid out helps ease any worries you have.

If you are still on the fence about attending rehab and then don’t hesitate to contact Cassiobury Court. Get in touch with one of our team today by calling 01923 369 161 or text HELP to 83222 to begin the journey to recovery.

Raffa Bari

Raffa Bari - Author Last updated: 27th August 2021

CQC Registered Manager

Raffa manages the day to day caring services here at Cassiobury Court. Dedicated to the treatment and well being of our visitors she is an outstanding mental health coach registered with BAAT (British Association of Art Therapists). Raffa has outstanding experience in managing rehabs across the country and is vastly experienced at helping people recover from drug and alcohol addictions.