We have treatment centres for alcohol rehab in Dover
What is a Detoxification?
The drug or alcohol detoxification process, in theory, is very simple. It involves your body being able to wean itself off of all drugs and alcohol in your system by abstaining from them over a period of ten days.
However, while the process seems easy enough, it is very important that you never attempt to do it alone. The detoxification process is needed because when you first start abusing certain drugs or alcohol, your brain receives a rush of dopamine from the experience.
However, as time goes on, your body begins to get used to the drugs or alcohol being in your system, so you need to take more and more in order to receive the same kind of rush as you once did. Eventually, your brain will begin to believe that it needs drugs or alcohol in order to produce any dopamine at all.
Once your body has become reliant on certain drugs like heroin or alcohol, you can’t just stop as you begin to go into withdrawals, during which you will experience withdrawal symptoms.
With withdrawal symptoms, you can experience:
- Hot flashes
The risk of experiencing these symptoms alone and without medical attention is the main reason it is recommended you only ever attempt to detox in a medical facility where you can be properly monitored.
In a drug and alcohol rehab centre in the Dover area, you will be monitored day and night by a team of fully qualified medical professionals that can ensure you are as safe and as comfortable as possible. They can also monitor you throughout the ten-day detoxification process to ensure that the withdrawal symptoms don’t become too much for your body to handle.
Suppose you are uncomfortable with the idea of working through the detoxification process in a drug and alcohol rehab centre in the Dover area. In that case, you do also have the option of an at-home detox. During this, you will be monitored remotely, so you are still perfectly safe just in the comfort of your own home.
There is a common misconception that detoxification is all that is needed for you to achieve long-term recovery.
While it does play a large role in your journey to long-term recovery, it instead acts as a starting point that can help you safely work through the other treatments without the risk of withdrawal symptoms or the distraction of cravings.
In most cases, the detoxification process is just the first of many treatments you will receive as part of your time at a drug and alcohol rehab centre in the Dover area.
Inpatient vs Outpatient
We have already given you an example of an inpatient vs outpatient treatment in the form of a residential stay detoxification process or the alternative of an at-home detox.
However, all the treatments available at a drug and alcohol rehab centre are available as either an inpatient or an outpatient treatment.
They each have their benefits and are simply different options for different kinds of people so that rehabilitation services are as accessible to as many people as possible.
Inpatient treatment at a drug and alcohol rehab centre involves a residential stay at the facility you are receiving your treatment at.
Many people find that this can streamline the recovery process as it allows them to focus all of their energy on their treatments and get to take a break from the pressures of everyday life so that they can only worry about themselves.
It also helps them to experience a sense of community and really connect with others going through a similarly difficult time in their lives. They can see that they are not alone and that anyone can struggle with addiction.
Some people do find it difficult to potentially be away from their family for 30 days, and much of the cost of a private drug and alcohol rehab centre comes from the length of time you stay.
This can be a cheaper option that allows you to travel in for each treatment session and then go home at the end of the day.
It can work very well for people who would find it too stressful to leave their home for long periods of time or have other commitments that they cant leave in order to stay residential for their recovery.
Some people do find the need to travel in for each session of treatment difficult at times, and as everything isn’t in succession, it can delta the treatments slightly.
But it is important to remember that it is about finding an option that works for you and your lifestyle. If you are worried about what option may work best for you, feel free to give us a call at 03301 596 494 to speak to a member of our team at Rehab Clinics Group.
How Much Does Rehab Cost?
The average cost of a stay at a drug and alcohol rehab centre is £1000 per week, and this is for a cheaper option of a shared room.
The cost of residential drug or alcohol rehab treatment varies depending on your personal requirements for treatment. Fill out our contact form if you would like more details about the cost of rehab.
Many rehab centres do offer payment packages in order to help you with the costs, and it is important to remember that you do have options available to you if the cost is too high.
What are the Treatment Options?
The treatment options in a drug and alcohol rehab centre can be broken down into treatments designed to treat the chemical addiction and treatments designed to treat the mental addiction.
The treatment for the chemical addiction involves the detoxification process. It also includes workshops based around helping you maintain sobriety, where you learn how to avoid your cavings and a future relapse when you have left the drug and alcohol rehab centre.
The treatment options designed to treat the mental addiction involve different types of therapy.
Depending on your specific needs, your therapist could recommend you for any of the following therapies:
- Cognitive behaviour therapy
- Holistic/ art therapy
- Group therapy
- Contingency management therapy
- Art therapy
These therapies are simply designed to help you in different ways. For example, holistic therapy can be very useful for people who struggle to communicate their inner thoughts and feelings to their therapist.
It can allow them to express themselves in a low-risk and low-stress environment.
Admissions and Getting in Touch
If you are ready to begin your journey to long-term recovery, then we are ready to help you.
Simply give us a call at 03301 596 494 or visit our admissions page in order to begin your journey. We know this can be frightening, and we can’t promise it will be easy. But we can promise that a drug and alcohol rehab centre in the Dover area is the best possible place for you to be so that you can work towards a happier and healthier life.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I refer a family member to drug and alcohol rehab?Yes, absolutely. Asana Lodge offers a family and friend referral service for those worried about their loved one’s substance abuse. Our dedicated team can help family members through this difficult time, offering advice and guidance on the next steps to take. Throughout this process and beyond we offer family drug support as we understand that addiction affects many people beyond the addict.
What is a medically assisted detox?Drug or alcohol detox is the process of slowly and safely removing the harmful toxins from your body caused by substances. This is done so that physically you are no longer dependent on the harmful substances and can begin to function without them. Medication is administered to help ease the worst of the withdrawal symptoms you will experience when detoxing. It is a safe process and gives you a much better chance at long-term recovery, rather than going cold turkey.
How do I begin my path to recovery?If you have recognised that you are an addict, then you’ve already taken the first step. That in itself is a victory that many people cannot face up to. After you’ve done that it is best to do some research on how you wish to undergo treatment. Do you want to undergo treatment on an inpatient or outpatient basis? Do you want to go private or with the NHS? It may seem overwhelming but reaching out to a friend or family member for help or contacting one of our team at Rehab Clinics Group is a positive next step.