Drug and Alcohol Rehab Southall
Drug and alcohol addiction is sadly a problem that doesn’t seem to be going away. Alcohol Change UK estimated that there were more than 600,000 dependent drinkers in England alone, for example, and recent reports suggest that problems with drugs or alcohol have only gotten worse since the pandemic and accompanying lockdowns. While substance abuse is not going away on a national or societal level however, it is possible for individuals to overcome their addictions and make a long-term recovery.
This is very difficult to do alone due to the very nature of addiction, which fuels compulsive behaviour despite negative consequences and essentially rewires the way the brain works. Addiction can be successfully treated like other illnesses though, and evidence-based treatment programmes based in a rehabilitation centre could provide your best chance of making a lasting recovery.
Treatment options for drug and alcohol addiction
There are a number of treatment options when it comes to drug and alcohol addictions. Support groups like Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous offer peer support and a type of group therapy through their 12-step programmes. There are NHS drug and alcohol services available, most of which are on an outpatient or community-based model. For most people seeking help for an addiction problem, in fact, the main choice is whether to go for outpatient treatment or inpatient treatment that is usually via private drug rehab centres.
Inpatient rehab vs outpatient rehab
With an inpatient drug and alcohol rehab, one of the main benefits is that you are living and receiving treatment onsite. This means that you will not be exposed to the usual people, places and situations associated with your drinking or drug use. You will not have access to drugs or alcohol (apart from prescription drugs where appropriate) which can help remove temptations, especially when cravings strike and during the crucial detoxification period.
Detox can be undergone in a controlled, supervised setting and you will have access to expert care and support when it’s needed. You will also be able to really concentrate on your recovery, with a full package of treatments and therapies being delivered in a structured programme, allowing you to make the most of your time in alcohol or drug rehab.
The main benefits of outpatient rehab are those of costs and the fact that you do not need to take time out of your regular life. This may be a consideration if you are a ‘functioning’ addict with work, family or other commitments. Set against this, you will be surrounded by all the usual temptations and triggers, making it harder to get through drug or alcohol detox or resist relapsing afterwards.
Detox itself might have minimal supervision and you will be responsible for attending treatment sessions, which could be held in different clinics and other venues. This can be particularly difficult if you are living a chaotic lifestyle due to your addiction.
Getting through the detoxification process
Alcohol or drug detox is the point at which you metabolise or ‘flush out’ the harmful toxins and chemicals left in your system, often from years of substance abuse. This is usually uncomfortable, can be very unpleasant and is sometimes dangerous as your body and brain become reliant on the chemicals provided by the drugs or alcohol and you may suffer withdrawal symptoms when they are suddenly removed.
These withdrawal symptoms can take a range of psychological and physical forms, depending on the substance involved and other factors including the heaviness and length of misuse. Cocaine and marijuana are likely to produce predominantly psychological withdrawal effects, for example, while alcohol detox and withdrawal from opioids can have severe physical symptoms, as well as psychological ones.
It is generally advisable to undergo detox in a medically supervised setting such as rehab if this is possible. This means you can be monitored as you go through withdrawal and appropriate prescription medications may help with some of the symptoms.
Therapy options at Cassiobury Court
Detox is a crucial part of the recovery journey, but it is not the end of it. You will also need to develop the knowledge and tools to remain drug and alcohol-free as you move forward into your new life. This is generally done through a combination of treatment therapies, which help you to explore the root causes of your addiction, develop coping strategies and learn to adopt a healthier lifestyle.
A healthy mind and body can help you to rise above the challenges you will meet and our therapies are designed to help achieve this. We use a combination of group and individual therapies, including techniques such as cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), motivational interviewing, stress planning, relapse prevention sessions and mental health support. Mental health and addictions can intertwine and dual diagnosis treatment, which treats both issues at the same time, can be an important part of an addiction treatment plan.
Well-being therapies may include relaxation and sleep management, acupuncture and acu-detox, mindfulness, art and music therapies. Dietary and nutritional workshops can also help you to adopt a healthier lifestyle moving forward, which can help you remain clean and sober.
Relapse prevention and aftercare
While our rehab treatment can provide you with the tools you need to remain sober, there will still be challenging times ahead and you are likely to need support. This is why we provide 12 months of free aftercare with all our residential rehabilitation programs.
Finding the right addiction treatment centre
There are many rehab centres to choose from and it’s important to find the right place for you. Our admissions process is simple yet thorough and will help us draw up an individually tailored treatment plan for your own needs and circumstances. If you’re looking for rehab in Southall, we meet all Care Quality Commission (CQC) standards and have the facilities that can help you to focus on your recovery in a calm and tranquil environment.
Contact us today to find out more about how we can help you to beat your addiction at one of our London rehab centres and carry on towards a more positive life.
If you’re checking into private rehab, you’ll want to prepare. Boosting your awareness of what’s ahead by familiarising yourself with the rehab process is encouraged. Setting aside some time and money is also wise, to make sure that rehab can be completed.
You’ll also want to consider your personal arrangements, and whether you’ll need to hand over any responsibilities whilst residing in rehab. This will be a time to plan and get yourself together, ready for your admission.
We’re here to offer advice, to provide you with a checklist of what to pack, and to familiarise you with the next steps of drug and alcohol rehabilitation.
Addiction therapy sessions will usually begin on a post-detox basis. The average detox takes up to 10 days to benefit from. From here, therapy and educational sessions will fill the remainder of rehab.
If you commit to a 28-day programme, therapy will last the last few weeks. Yet sessions will also continue on a post-rehab basis through aftercare.
Coping on a post-rehab basis is possible. Once you leave a drug and alcohol rehab in Southall, you’ll have a range of aftercare sessions to make use of. You’ll also be armed with new and healthy coping skills to avoid the abuse of drugs and alcohol.
Everything from your lifestyle to your wellbeing will be considered on a post-rehab basis. Planning will be imperative, to prevent relapse and to work through high-risk situations. You’ll have the confidence, the community, and the tools to continue on your drug and alcohol-free path.