Drug and Alcohol Rehab Aldridge
Are There Residential Rehabs in Aldridge?
As Aldridge is a relatively small town, you might have to look further afield than Aldridge itself if you want a reasonable choice of inpatient or residential rehab. In many regards, however, location is less important than making sure that any drug or alcohol rehab you consider has the facilities you need, meets Care Quality Commission (CQC) standards and offers a tailored treatment programme that is the right fit for your own individual needs.
As you stay in these treatment centres as a resident, the only issues you might experience are in getting to and from a rehab that is out of the area and access for family members that may want to visit or take part in family therapy.
First Steps – Going Through Your GP
If you don’t know where to look for help first, your GP might be your best first port of call. Even though they may not have the specialist knowledge or resources to treat substance misuse directly, they can advise you on where to go next and refer you to drug rehab or NHS drug and alcohol services if required.
Some people may feel embarrassed about talking to their GP, especially if they have been a long-standing family doctor for example. GPs are used to dealing with a wide range of problems, however. They will not judge and anything you tell them will be in the strictest confidence.
There are a number of GP practices in the Aldridge area, including Northgate Practice and Portland Medical Practice.
The NHS also has a handy Find a GP service that allows you to put in your postcode or town and find a list of NHS doctors in the area.
Outpatient Drug and Alcohol Services
You may be able to find NHS drug and alcohol services in Aldridge, nearby Walsall or larger centres such as Birmingham or Wolverhampton. Where available, such services are almost always offered on an outpatient or community basis. What this basically means is that you remain in your own home and attend treatment sessions and appointments, which might be held at clinics or other similar venues.
This can certainly be valuable but there are some drawbacks. Simply making sure you attend sessions can be a challenge when you are in the grip of an addiction, as you may have trouble with motivation, organisation and punctuality.
You will also be in your usual environment, which may mean you are surrounded by the people and places associated with your drinking or drug use – and some former drinking partners or drug buddies might not be on board with your efforts to break away.
It can also be very tempting to go back to drugs or alcohol when the going gets tough, as it certainly will. You might only intend to have ‘one last’ drink or hit to alleviate cravings and withdrawal symptoms, but that can set you back to square one.
Are There Addiction Support Groups in Aldridge?
Although it is based in Walsall, the charity Change Grow Live can be a valuable resource for people in Aldridge who are struggling with drugs or alcohol. They offer advice to help you cut down or quit drugs and alcohol as well as practical services such as a free needle exchange (including a postal service) and tests for blood-borne viruses.
International and nationwide organisations such as Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA) also have meetings all across the country. These can vary over time so it’s always best to check on their websites if they currently have physical meet-ups near you. You can also access many support groups, including these in an online format – including audio-only.
Inpatient Rehab at Cassiobury Court
Inpatient rehab brings a number of benefits over other means of treatment. Firstly, you will be in a secure environment away from all those temptations and triggers. Even if you wanted to, you would have no access to drugs or alcohol on site.
The first major step of rehab for most people is detoxification, or drug and alcohol detox. This is the period during and following which you metabolise the drugs or alcohol that are still in your system. Essentially it is the point at which you get clean or sober and it can be accompanied by extreme cravings and a range of psychological and physical withdrawal symptoms.
These can be very unpleasant and, in some cases, potentially dangerous. Withdrawal from opioids and alcohol can both lead to very serious physical symptoms, for example. If you go through detox in rehab, you will have medical supervision and access to prescription medications where appropriate.
Going beyond alcohol and drug detox, you will also participate in a programme of therapies and other treatments designed to treat every aspect of your addiction.
At Cassiobury Court, we offer psychological therapies including:
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
- Motivational Interviewing
- Recovery Planning / Motivational Interviewing
- Stress Management
- Relapse Prevention
- Mental Health Support
- Family Intervention & Mediation
We also offer well-being therapies including:
- Therapeutic Art & Music Therapies
- Relaxation & Sleep Management
- Acupuncture & Acu-Detox
- Holistic Therapies
- Mindfulness & Body Scan
- Diet & Nutritional Supplement
- Self Help
We offer help for drug and alcohol addiction in many parts of the West Midlands, including West Bromwich, Stourbridge, Bilston and more.
If you think you might benefit from rehab, get in touch today for confidential, no-strings advice to find out how we could help. You can also call 0800 001 4070 or text HELP to 83222.
Frequently Asked Questions
This isn’t a simple question to answer as there’s no ‘one fits all’ approach - and so there shouldn’t be. Every person has a completely unique journey into how they developed an addiction to alcohol or drugs so it’s only realistic to expect a tailored treatment programme to be the most effective form of addiction treatment.
Again, this can vary depending on the severity of your drug or alcohol addiction and which treatments you require. However, residential rehab typically takes around 28 days to complete, which is then followed by a structured aftercare plan for 12 months.
It’s essential that your mental health is taken into consideration when you’re undergoing addiction treatment. It doesn’t matter whether you have a history of mental health problems or not, our fantastic team will take care of you physically and psychologically at our drug and alcohol rehab.