Drug and Alcohol Rehab Wath upon Dearne
First steps – Find a GP in Wath Upon Dearne
For many people, the first port of call will be their GP. Your local GP surgery might not offer specialist addiction or drug and alcohol services, but they are well-placed to signpost you to the people and organisations that do. They can also provide a medical examination and advise or treat you for any ailments, illnesses or conditions related to your drinking or drug use.
According to charity Alcohol Change UK, alcohol alone is a causal factor in more than 60 medical conditions, including cancer of the mouth, throat, stomach, liver and breast, high blood pressure, cirrhosis of the liver and depression.1 Drug abuse can also have a wide range of impacts on your physical and mental health, which can vary depending on the substance involved.
Some GP surgeries in Wath Upon Dearne include:
The NHS also has a list of GPs in Wath Upon Dearne and the wider Rotherham area.
Addiction Support Groups in Wath Upon Dearne
Although doctors will treat anything you tell them in complete confidence, some people may not feel comfortable discussing their drinking or drug use with their GP. Others may feel they would benefit from the support of other people going through similar journeys and people with extensive experience in the area of alcohol and drug addiction recovery.
The well-known mutual aid fellowship Alcoholics Anonymous currently holds meetings in Wath Upon Dearne, as well as in nearby Rotherham. Meeting places and times can change though, so it’s best to check for your nearest or most convenient meeting on the AA website.
Sister organisation Narcotics Anonymous does not at the time of writing have physical meetings in the town, but there are numerous meetings throughout South Yorkshire and the group also offers online and online audio meetings. Find out more on the NA website.
NHS Drug and Alcohol Services Wath Upon Dearne and Rotherham
Another potentially useful service based close to Wath Upon Dearne in Rotherham is the Change Grow Live drug and alcohol recovery service. The NHS-endorsed charity offers free help and advice for people who have issues with drugs and alcohol, whether you want to learn how to use in a safe way, reduce your usage or stop completely.
There are also other services available in the area, such as the Alcohol Liaison Service for Rotherham, which supports adults with an alcohol related concern or problem who have recently attended the Urgent and Emergency Care Centre or have been admitted to hospital.
It’s worth noting that drug and alcohol rehab services available via the NHS, support groups and charities is almost always provided on a community-based or outpatient basis. This means that you remain at home and attend sessions that take place at different venues in the local area.
What About Inpatient Drug and Alcohol Rehab?
Another option is inpatient or private drug and alcohol rehab. This allows you to step away from your regular life to really focus on your recovery. It won’t be stress-free – overcoming drug and alcohol addiction is always hard – but you will be away from some of the triggers and temptations associated with everyday life and your substance abuse.
There are other benefits in that you will be able to undergo a supervised drug and/or alcohol detoxification and take part in a full, holistic treatment programme. This will generally include various therapies that look to address every aspect of the addiction, not just physical dependency. You will have access to the finest care from experienced recovery professionals and your fellow residents will be on their own recovery journeys, making for a highly supportive environment.
Do I Need to Go to a Local Rehab?
If you decide to go to a private drug and alcohol rehab, it can be located anywhere – the only question is whether they have availability and whether the treatment programme they offer is the right fit for you. Some people actually prefer to attend a rehab outside their local area. While we believe there should be no stigma attached to addiction, and that seeking help is always a positive and brave step, some people still prefer not to be seen entering an alcohol and drug rehab centre close to where they live.
If you do attend a rehab out of your immediate area, you would need to arrange transport (although many rehabs will do this for you) and another potential issue could be accessibility if you participate in family therapy. Otherwise, as you will be a resident for the duration of your treatment, the location may be less important than making sure you find a reputable rehab that is the right fit for you.
What Happens in Residential Rehab?
Treatment programmes tend to be tailored to your own individual circumstances but there are generally some things in common. A stay in rehab will usually start with an alcohol and/or drug detox, as your body rids itself of the drugs and alcohol in your system. This can be accompanied by physical and psychological withdrawal symptoms. They can be very severe, depending on the substance involved and other factors, so it is best to go through this challenging process in a controlled environment like rehab.
You will also undergo a package of therapies, which could include recognised techniques like cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), group therapy and one to one counselling. At Cassiobury Court, we also offer well-being therapies such as art and music therapies, relaxation and sleep management, and diet and nutrition. Achieving a healthier lifestyle can help you maintain your recovery, as can relapse prevention sessions and a comprehensive aftercare package.
If you are struggling with drugs or alcohol and think that rehab may be your way forward, get in touch today to find out how we can help. Call on 01923 369 161.
Frequently Asked Questions
As we mentioned, all of our treatment programmes are personalised, however, one of our highly recommended treatments for most people is a drug or alcohol detox. By gradually reducing your consumption of alcohol or drugs, a medically assisted detoxification can safely remove your physical connection to the substance giving your body and your mind the opportunity to cleanse from these harmful toxins. This process will likely result in some withdrawal symptoms such as dizziness, headaches, mild nausea, insomnia, seizures, or delirium tremens (the DT’s) which will be managed by our medical team.
Yes, we believe it’s important to allow you time to spend with your friends and family whilst undergoing your addiction treatment; we normally arrange this on Sunday afternoons. During these visits you can arrange to go out with your family for a walk or for a local coffee, however, it is of course essential that you don’t consume any alcohol or drugs during this time. This would be a breach of your treatment which may result in you being removed from the addiction treatment programme.
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