Drug and alcohol addiction are serious problems throughout the UK. According to charity Alcohol Change UK there are an estimated 600,000 dependent drinkers in England alone, with 200,000 children living with a parent or carer who is dependent on alcohol.
It is not as easy to get accurate figures for drug addiction due to the illegal nature, but it is certainly a widespread problem. Thousands die every year from drug-related causes and that is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the misery caused by addiction.
This disease can wreck your health, tear families apart, ruin relationships, impact your work and have a big negative impact on pretty much every aspect of your life.
If you are struggling with addiction your are not alone and there is help available.
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Are you suffering from Alcohol Addiction and need help? If so, Rehab Clinics Group are leading UK based experts in Alcohol Rehabilitation Treatment. Find out how we can help by getting in touch with our friendly team today. You can either call our confidential helpline on 0800 470 0382 or request a callback by clicking on the below form.
What is Rehab and how does it work?
In general terms, rehab is the process of restoring someone to health or normal life through training, treatment and therapy after a period of imprisonment, addiction, injury or illness. In terms of alcohol and drug rehab, it refers to a programme specifically designed to help people overcome their addictions to these substances.
It does so through a number of different steps or stages. A thorough admissions process will help recovery workers to tailor a personalised addiction treatment programme designed with your own situation and requirements in mind.
It will also provide a physical and mental health check to ensure it is safe for you to undergo any programme before it starts. Most people will also go through a medically supervised detox and take part in a number of evidence-based treatments and therapies.
The fight against addiction rarely stops when the doors of rehab close behind you, but neither does the support you receive. A good aftercare plan can be very important when it comes to ongoing relapse prevention.
What is medically supervised Detox?
Detoxification, commonly known as detox, is the part of the rehab process where you metabolise the toxic elements of drugs or alcohol that are in your system. Some people do come to rehab having not drank or taken drugs for a while but this tends to be the exception rather than the rule
One of the main reasons that people find it so hard to beat their addictions without expert help is because of the accompanying withdrawal symptoms that generally accompany trying to quit.
These symptoms can vary widely depending on the drug involved but can range from seizures to severe aches and pains, nausea, trembling and palpitations, as well as psychological symptoms such as depression and extreme anxiety. This can be difficult to deal with and potentially dangerous at home.
In one of our professional detoxification programmes you will not only have access to 24-hour support and advice, you will also be under direct medical supervision. Approved medications, prescribed by a medical doctor, can also help you to get through the worst of these withdrawal symptoms and deal with the ever-present cravings.
What other Addiction Treatments are available?
In order to continue the good work started with the detox programme, you will also embark on a holistic programme of treatments and therapies aimed at exploring the root causes of your addiction and changing the way you behave and think about drinking and drug use.
Talking therapies such as group therapy, counselling, psychotherapy and cognitive behavioural therapy can be very valuable in this regard. The NHS says that CBT is based on the concept that your thoughts, feelings, physical sensations and actions are all interconnected, and that negative thoughts and feelings can trap you in a vicious cycle.
It has been used very effectively to treat conditions and illnesses such as depression, anxiety disorders, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. In recent years it has also been used to treat addiction with great results.
Other therapies could include dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT), a technique based on CBT that has been specially adapted for people who feel very intense emotions.
At Rehab Clinics Group we also have access to some cutting edge technology-based therapies such as Low Level Laser Therapy and Transactional Electric Stimulation (TES), a non-invasive form of brain stimulation. While these are perfectly safe and may be offered, they will only be administered if you are comfortable in using them.
Mental Health and Addiction Recovery
Private drug and alcohol rehab centres will also often offer treatment for behavioural addictions such as sex and gambling addictions, as well as mental health conditions and disorders. This could include treatment for anxiety, depression, stress and PTSD.
Mental health has a complex relationship with addiction – with each influencing and affecting the other to various degrees. Treating addiction and mental health issues at the same time is often known as co-occurring disorders, or dual diagnosis treatment.
How do I find Drug and Alcohol Rehab in Slough?
Not all residential rehab centres are the same and your own requirements might depend on a number of factors, from location to cost, the facilities an treatments available. We work with a wide range of rehabs and can find the right place for your own personal situation. Whether this is a high-end luxury facility or a more affordable but still perfectly comfortable and secure setting, we can help you find your ideal drug and alcohol rehab in Slough.
How do I book into a Rehab in Slough?
The first and one of the bravest steps you will ever make is to admit that you need help. After that it begins simply by contacting us. You can call one of our qualified, discrete and friendly professionals or send a message online to get the ball rolling.
How long does Rehab last?
There is no set answer to this as rehabilitation programmes can vary depending on a number of factors. The most suitable length of stay will be discussed during pre-admission screening but the average stay tends to be somewhere between 30 and 90 days.