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Alcohol Rehab Centres In Richmond

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Why is the Detoxification Process in Rehab Important? 

Before your drug and alcohol addiction treatment can start, you need to go through the detoxification process. Detoxification is a process where you gradually reduce the drugs and alcohol in your system until your body no longer relies on them. This breaks the physical dependency on the addictive substances whilst also managing the withdrawal symptoms safely and effectively.

You must detox safely in a detox clinic with the help of medical professionals, as withdrawals can be extremely uncomfortable. Detoxing can be very dangerous if you try to do it alone so it is important to be carefully monitored throughout your detoxing experience.

The withdrawals that come with detoxing can sometimes be very intense and may even be dangerous. In these cases, you may be offered some medication to assist with the symptoms of withdrawal.

Detoxing is extremely important. When a person is no longer under the influence of drugs and alcohol they can put all of their focus into their recovery. It also maximizes the benefits of treatment by allowing the person to go through the therapies stronger and sober, and with a better state of mind.


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How Does Rehab Help With Relapse Prevention?

Relapsing is the main thing that treatment helps to avoid. There are many therapies available that will be on the treatment plan for working towards relapse prevention. One of the best ways to work on relapse prevention is to learn your triggers. Often, people relapse when they are triggered by certain things.

Some of those triggers can include:


  • Stress
  • Boredom
  • Relationship issues
  • Money problems
  • Smells
  • Places
  • Sights
  • People
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Depression


Recognising the triggers is the most important thing to learn when preventing relapse in the future. In rehab, you will be taught relapse prevention techniques. These techniques will help you with your continued recovery and will allow you to achieve your goals.

There is a common misconception that relapse prevention techniques should only be used when the person that is battling the addiction has the temptation to use again. However, this is false. Relapse prevention techniques should be used every day in a daily routine to reduce or prevent the risk of cravings in the future and to allow continued sobriety.

There are many relapse prevention techniques that you will learn in rehab. One of the most important of these is self-care. When you are in rehab, you will learn the importance of quality sleep, physical exercise and a healthy, balanced diet. You will likely set up a structured routine of exercise, sleep and an eating schedule to help you take care of yourself in the best way possible.

In rehab, you will often practice mindfulness and meditation, along with other techniques to battle stress and anxiety which can massively contribute to relapsing. There is a grounding technique used specifically for anxiety and other emotional distress. This grounding technique is called the 5-4-3-2-1 technique. It works by taking a few deep breaths and then doing these 5 things.


  • Name 5 things you can see
  • Name 4 things you can touch
  • Name 3 things you can hear
  • Name 2 things you can smell
  • Name 1 thing you can taste


By doing this technique you allow yourself to be more self-aware and this increases mindfulness.


What Treatment Options Will I Be Offered in Rehab?

There are many treatment options and therapy options available to you when you enter rehab. You will be provided with a treatment plan that will contain a mixture of these therapies to help you recover in the best way possible.

The first and most important treatment you will receive to start your recovery journey is the detoxification process. Detoxing will gradually rid your body of the drugs and alcohol ready to start the rest of your treatment plan.

The treatment will consist of a number of therapies. Some of these therapies will be one-to-one and some will be in groups with other recovering addicts. A mixture of the therapies listed below will be used to help you in recovery:

Psychological Therapies


  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectal Behaviour Therapy (DBT)
  • Stress Management
  • PTSD Counselling
  • Relapse Prevention
  • Group Therapy
  • Bereavement Counselling
  • Family Intervention Therapy


Well-being Therapies and Workshops


  • Self Help
  • Holistic Therapies
  • Art Workshops
  • Music Workshops
  • Mindfulness
  • Sleep Management
  • Low-Level Laser Therapy 
  • Diet and Nutrition
  • Acupuncture


What Can I Take With Me to Residential Rehab?

It’s important to pack light when you attend a residential rehab. You will receive a list of things that you can and cannot bring with you. The most important things to bring are clothes and toiletries. It’s also a good idea to bring a journal with you so that you can record your progress as you go along.

There are a lot of items you cannot bring to rehab so make sure you pack light. It will all still be there for you when you get home.

Some things you cannot take into rehab with you are:


  • Drugs
  • Alcohol
  • Pornography
  • Food and drinks
  • Sports equipment
  • Video games
  • Prohibited prescriptions
  • Weapons or sharp objects
  • Toiletries that contain alcohol
  • Aerosols
  • Cleaning supplies such as bleach
  • Electronics
  • Candles and incense


There are a few items that some rehabs allow and some do not so you must check with your provider. Those items are:


  • Laptops
  • Phones
  • Cigarettes
  • Vitamins
  • Cameras
  • Razors
  • Nail clippers
  • Is long-term recovery achievable?

    Long-term recovery is definitely achievable. However, you must be completely committed to your recovery for it to be a success. With the help of a good treatment programme and your willingness to make it work, you can achieve a long-term recovery. In a drug and alcohol rehab in Richmond, you will learn all about relapse prevention. This is where you will learn the tools you need to stay healthy and sober in the long run.
  • What kinds of treatments are available for sex addiction?

    Sex addiction is treated mostly with a mixture of psychological and holistic therapies such as:
    • Dialectal Behaviour Therapy (DBT)
    • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
    • Counselling
    • Group Therapy
    • Family Therapy
  • What happens when I leave rehab?

    You may be worried about leaving rehab and what your new sober life will look like. However, there is no need to worry as our professional aftercare team will be there to guide you through life when you return home. They may assist you with looking for new accommodation, a new job or classes for a hobby you picked up in rehab. They will also assist you in finding local support groups and will be there to give you the advice you need when you need it.