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Alcohol Rehab Centres In Colchester

We have treatment centres for alcohol rehab in Colchester

Is Outpatient or Inpatient Rehab Better?

When it comes to getting treatment for your addiction in a drug and alcohol rehab centre in Colchester, you must make decisions based on your needs and what works best for you.

Both outpatient and inpatient rehab have their flaws and benefits, so it is important that you fully understand their differences so that you can make an informed decision. When it comes to addiction recovery, you are accepting a lifestyle change, so you need to be able to commit.

Outpatient Treatment

First of all, you have outpatient rehab treatment. This means you would travel for each session and go home when you are done. This can work around existing commitments you can’t take time away from, such as childcare responsibilities or work. It gives you a much more flexible recovery process that you can plan for yourself.

However, as you are still carrying on with your everyday life while getting your treatments, you will still be exposed to potential triggers for your cravings and still have access to drugs and alcohol. The pressure to stay clean is on you, and many people struggle.

You will still be in the environment that has led to your drug or alcohol addiction, which can make recovery more difficult as you receive treatment.

Private Rehab Treatment

In comparison, inpatient alcohol and drug rehab give you time away from the stress and demands of your everyday life. It lets you receive all of your treatments one after the other in the comfort and safety of the rehab centre.

This gives you a much more easy recovery experience that doesn’t stretch out your treatments. You will also have people there to constantly offer support and keep you away from all drugs and alcohol.

Inpatient rehab has repeatedly proven to have the highest success rate as a result of its intensive treatments and therapies.

The only downside is that much of the cost of a private drug and alcohol rehab centre comes from the length of your stay. But if you or your work pays into private health insurance, some of these costs may be covered.


Finding Help for Addiction in Colchester

Finding help for your addiction in Colchester can feel impossible.

After all, most people who haven’t already experienced the recovery process don’t know what makes a good drug and alcohol rehab centre and what doesn’t. It can all be very overwhelming.

The best thing you can do is to try not to worry and instead think about what you need and want from a private rehab centre.

By knowing this and your current needs, we will be able to help you find help for your addiction at a rehab in Colchester.

At Rehab Clinics Group, we have years of experience providing people such as yourself access to high-quality rehabilitation services that will suit them.

We do this by taking the time to get to know you and your needs so that we can refer you to your ideal drug and alcohol rehab centre. We consider your addiction, your mental health, your location and anything else that may be worrying you.

We will only ever refer you to a fully checked rehab centre that we know, without a doubt, is safe for you. We ensure our rehab centres are clean, well staffed and will take the best care of you.


Medical Detox and Therapy Treatments

A big part of any drug and alcohol rehab centre’s stay is the treatments you will be given.

The first treatment you will be given to start off your time in rehab will likely be the drug and alcohol detox. The detox is designed to flush all toxins out of your body to give you a nice fresh start. Toxins include all drugs and alcohol.

Now, if you have ever gone too long without certain drugs, such as heroin or alcohol, you will know that you will start to experience something called withdrawal symptoms. Withdrawal symptoms can be very dangerous if experienced alone as they involve:

  • Mood swings
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Irritability
  • Aggression
  • Paranoia
  • Insomnia
  • Headache
  • Vomiting
  • Hot flashes
  • Chills
  • Diarrhoea
  • Muscle pain and spasms
  • Fever
  • Seizures

Because of this, during your drug detox, where you will experience some withdrawal symptoms, you will be monitored day and night by the rehab centre’s medical team.

They are there to monitor your progress and to make sure that your withdrawal symptoms never get to the point of danger. To prevent this, they can give you medication that will relieve your withdrawal symptoms.

The detox makes it safe for you to stay sober without experiencing withdrawal symptoms. But this will only give you some relief from your cravings. You still need to learn how to manage your addiction in the long term. That is where therapy comes in.

Therapy in Colchester rehab is designed to help you to understand your addiction so that you can manage it. This is through learning how to recognise and avoid your triggers, mindfulness exercise and replacing your substance abuse with healthy coping mechanisms.


What Happens After Rehab?

Your journey to long-term recovery doesn’t end with rehab treatments. If anything, it is only just beginning.

After your treatments, you will have access to aftercare services for up to a year after you leave rehab. These include a relapse prevention plan designed to help you incorporate what you learnt in therapy into your everyday life.

It may also involve a referral for follow-up therapy sessions so a professional can monitor your mental health. This may also be done by a referral to a local support group such as Alcoholics Anonymous or Narcotics Anonymous.

They are there to provide you with long-term support so that you can try to live a clean, healthier life for the rest of your life – call us on 0800 470 0382 or text HELP to 83222.


How Rehab Clinics Group Can Help You

We can help you by giving you the start in the right direction. We take the guessing out of finding a drug and alcohol rehab centre in Colchester.

You just need to be brave and reach out to us so that we can start you down the path that will make your life so much better.

You can call us any time at 0800 470 0382. We hope to hear from you soon.


Frequently Asked Questions

  • What does the rehab admissions process involve?

    Every addiction treatment programme is individually tailored and our thorough pre-admission screening and admission process is designed to determine your own situation and requirements. You will be interviewed and undergo a medical assessment to ensure that any treatment programme is sage to undertake before it begins.
  • How long does rehab take?

    The duration of rehabilitation can vary quite widely depending on your own situation and what you want to achieve. Some stays may be as little as a week, although this is not generally enough time to deliver complete addiction treatment programmes. Programmes of 28 days, 12 weeks or even longer are more likely to be effective in the long run and to help with relapse prevention when you do leave.
  • What happens when I leave rehab?

    When you leave rehab, you will be taken care of by an aftercare team. They will assist you in finding accommodation, a new job and even help you to find local support groups. You will stay in touch with your peers and receive advice and support to help you with your continued recovery.