If you or someone you know is suffering from drug or alcohol addiction in Bromley, we may be able to help.
We have addiction recovery centres located throughout the UK and can help you find a comprehensive detoxification, rehabilitation and aftercare programme to give you the best chance of dealing with your addiction. Attending a drug and alcohol rehab in Bromley might just be one of the best decisions you ever make.
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Are you suffering from Alcohol Addiction and need help? If so, Rehab Clinics Group are a leading UK based expert in alcohol rehabilitation treatment. Find out how we can help by getting in touch with our friendly team today. Call our confidential helpline on 0800 470 0382 or request a callback by clicking on the button below.
Treatment options for Drug and Alcohol Addiction
It isn’t always easy to admit that you need help with substance misuse or addiction issue. Whether you have an alcohol, opioid, prescription drug or cannabis addiction, it is a problem that often involves secrecy and denial.
We offer family referrals and friend referrals because we know that sometimes it is the loved one who makes the first enquiry and we can offer friendly, expert advice in complete confidence.
Once the person with the problem admits they have a problem they need to decide what to do about it. Addiction changes the way our brain deals with areas such as reward, pleasure and impulse control. Prolonged use can also lead to physical and psychological dependency, meaning there may be withdrawal symptoms if they do try to quit.
All this makes it very difficult to tackle addiction alone and repeatedly trying and failing to quit or cut down can often make things worse. It is far better to seek professional help early. Private drug and alcohol rehab might not be the best choice for everyone, but it is the single most effective way to treat serious alcohol or drug addiction.
Unlike outpatient rehab and treatment options, staying in a dedicated drug and alcohol rehab will place you in a safe environment away from the usual pressures and situations that you might usually associate with your drinking and drug use. It will also allow you to access a tailor-made treatment programme delivered by qualified professionals and experts in the field of addiction recovery.
Therapy Options Available for Addiction
A big part of these treatment programmes will take the form of addiction therapies. The cornerstone will tend to be psychological therapies such as cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), trauma and abuse counselling, motivational interviewing, 1-1 recovery planning and neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) therapy.
Some of our alcohol and drug rehab centres may also offer cutting edge or experimental (but entirely safe) treatments such as Satori Chair therapy, which uses vibration therapy to project specially selected audio frequencies through the occupant’s body.
These therapies will be used to explore both the root causes underlying your addiction and your behaviour, thoughts and feelings associated with the addiction and substance misuse.
Well-being Therapies and healthy living
Being able to relax and living a generally healthier lifestyle can help you to remain free of drink and drugs after you leave. Some techniques can also help you to develop and carry out coping techniques when cravings and temptations inevitably occur. Well-being therapies on offer could include art, drama and music therapies, relaxation and sleep management, self-help, mindfulness, acupuncture and diet and nutrition workshops.
There may also be additional activities such as group walks and outings, quiz nights, film nights and family visits. Depending on the centre you might also have access to gyms and personal trainers, pools or Jacuzzis and hairdressing and beauty sessions.
There are also often mental health conditions to be addressed. Many of our rehabs will be able to offer treatment for a number of different conditions, including anxiety, depression, stress and PTSD.
Where mental health conditions and addictions occur at the same time there is often a complex interplay between the two elements, with each affecting the other. When these are treated at the same time it is often known as dual diagnosis or co-occurring disorder treatment.
The exact combination of treatments will be tailor-made for your own situation and largely drawn up based on a preliminary screening and thorough admissions process.
Going through Drug and Alcohol Detox
Another integral part of rehab is an alcohol or drug detox, which is when you metabolise the drink or drugs already in your system, effectively getting clean or sober. This can be very difficult and even dangerous to attempt alone as the physical and psychological withdrawal symptoms can be severe.
Going through the process in a specialist detox clinic within a rehabilitation programme means you will have round the clock support and access to prescription medicines if our expert clinicians believe this is appropriate. Detox is never a pleasant experience but we can at least make it as safe and painless an experience as possible.
Relapse Prevention and Aftercare Plans
The whole point of rehab is to help you get clean and equip you with the tools and knowledge you need to remain that way moving forward. A personalised aftercare plan can help you deal with the challenges that come after you leave the rehab behind, providing you with the support you need when you need it.
When should I enquire about Rehab?
The simple answer is that you should enquire about rehab as soon as you know that you have a problem and are ready to ask for help. It is never too soon to look for help and it is never too late either.
What are the main Signs and Symptoms of Addiction?
Many people who have a problem with drugs or alcohol are reluctant to admit it, sometimes even to themselves. There are numerous signs and symptoms of addiction and not every person will experience the same things but here are some definite red flags:
- Your consumption increases
- You find it difficult to cut down and impossible to quit
- You need more and more to get the same effect
- You feel anxious at the thought of not having drugs or alcohol
- You feel withdrawal symptoms when you do not drink or take drugs
What does Rehab involve?
Rehab is a holistic process rather than a single step. It usually involves a drug or alcohol detox along with a range of other therapies and treatments. With inpatient rehab you will ‘live in’, spending the course of your treatment programme staying in the rehabilitation facility.