Drug and Alcohol Rehab Yardley
Private drug and alcohol rehab centres use evidence-based treatments to help people break free of their addictions.
Whether you are suffering from alcoholism, drug addiction or a behavioural addiction such as gambling addiction, professional rehab can help you to break the vicious cycle and make a full and lasting recovery.
Drug and Alcohol Treatment in Yardley
Drug and alcohol addiction is a serious problem throughout the UK. According to charity Alcohol Change UK, there are more than 600,000 dependent drinkers in England alone.
With alcohol being a causal factor in more than 60 medical conditions, it can wreak havoc on the drinker’s physical and mental well-being, as well as causing untold damage to relationships, careers and other aspects of a person’s life. Addiction to illegal and prescription drugs can be every bit as destructive.
Admitting that you need help is always a major and positive step forward, but we know that it can be a difficult one to take. Sometimes it might take something like a family intervention to get people to accept the impact their behaviour is having on others, and we also offer family referrals for those who are worried about their loved ones.
The benefits of Private Rehab vs Outpatient Treatment
With private residential drug and alcohol rehab you stay onsite for the duration of your programme, although there may be activities and days out away from the centre. This means you can concentrate on getting well, far from the pressures and triggers that you would otherwise experience in your home or local environment.
The addiction treatments will be delivered by experienced professionals in a structured manner, with sessions and activities scheduled on most days. This also allows you to fit more treatments into the same timeframe compared to outpatient rehab.
You will have access to round the clock support and medical supervision, which can be particularly important when it comes to drug and alcohol detox. When undergoing a community-based treatment programme, by contrast, you will have to attend multiple appointments and will largely have to manage your own detoxification – which can be both difficult and dangerous.
Going through Detoxification
Drug and alcohol dependency lead to your brain and body coming to depend on the chemicals from drugs or alcohol being present in your system. When they are suddenly taken away – when you stop drinking or taking drugs, essentially – your body and brain react and this can result in withdrawal symptoms.
These can vary quite widely in nature. Withdrawal from alcohol or opioids can result in extreme physical symptoms, for example, while cocaine and marijuana addiction tend to be associated more with purely psychological symptoms.
Any kind of withdrawal symptom can be distressing and difficult to deal with and some can be potentially dangerous. It is an extremely difficult thing to go through without expert help and many people who desperately want to quit fail repeatedly at this hurdle, especially when the cravings and withdrawal symptoms kick in and just ‘one more’ drink or hit becomes more and more tempting.
This temptation is removed when you undergo drug detox in a rehab environment and you will also have more support and access to prescription medication.
Types of Addiction Therapy available
As well as detoxification, you will also be offered a range of addiction therapies aimed at helping you to explore the root causes of your addiction and change the way you behave and think about drugs and alcohol.
Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) tends to be one of the pillars of the therapeutic approach but can also be accompanied by techniques such as motivational interviewing and 1-1 recovery planning. Well-being therapies such as art and music therapies, relaxation and sleep management can also provide coping strategies and help you to adopt a generally healthier lifestyle, which can in turn help within the area of relapse prevention.
Mental Health Treatment
Mental health can be another important element in your recovery. Some rehabs will offer specialist support in addictions and mental health conditions that might be overlooked elsewhere, such as eating disorders and food addiction treatment.
There is also a widely recognised, if often complex relationship between mental health, substance misuse and addiction. One can often impact the other and sometimes it is best to treat co-existing mental health conditions and addictions simultaneously under the umbrella of dual diagnosis treatment.
Finding Addiction Support groups in Yardley
Addiction support groups bring people together to share their own personal experiences and provide support to each other during their recovery journeys. This may be similar to some of the group therapy sessions you are likely to encounter during rehab and such groups can play an important role in aftercare and relapse prevention.
Get in Touch
Residential alcohol and drug rehab is not the right choice for everyone but it does provide the very best chance of making a long-lasting recovery for anyone with a serious addiction problem. If you have any questions or want to learn more, contact us today for a no-obligation chat in complete confidence.
The costs of a stay in rehab can vary quite widely depending on a number of factors. These include the facility itself, with some being more luxurious than others, the treatment programme involved and the length of your stay. All pricing issues will be discussed upfront as part of the admissions process.
You should bring comfortable clothing, nightwear and you may need swimwear if your facility has a Jacuzzi or similar. You can bring personal items such as photographs, musical instruments and we also allow smartphones, laptops and tablets, with access to free Wifi during your stay.
CQC refers to the Care Quality Commission, which is the independent regulator of all health and social care services in England. A good CQC rating means you can rest assured that you will receive high standards of care while in the rehab or any other rated facility.