You must be aware that addiction, while an illness, is not something that can be cured. Unfortunately, there is no simple answer, such as the right medication or therapy that will completely take your addiction away from you.
Addiction is a chronic condition that can be managed with rehab treatment.
To be able to manage your addiction, you need to make lifestyle changes and be willing to turn away from toxic behaviour.
We won’t lie to you and say that this will be easy. In fact, overcoming an addiction will likely be the hardest thing you can do. But it is also the most rewarding as it gives you a chance to give yourself and your loved one a better life.
This will be difficult, but it won’t always feel as hard as it does right now. Given time and the right treatments, things will feel easier. But, it will only get easier until one day, the coping strategies and the drug and alcohol avoidance tricks will feel like second nature to you.
Sobriety is possible. You just have to be willing to take the plunge and begin your journey to long-term recovery.
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Are you suffering from Drug and Alcohol addiction and need help? Action Rehab is a leading UK based expert in Rehabilitation. Find out how we can help by getting in touch with our friendly team today.
Can I Get Rehab Help in Guernsey?
While there are no drug and alcohol rehab centres available in Guernsey, that doesn’t mean you are out of options.
It simply means that rather than having a local drug and alcohol rehab centre in the Guernsey area to go to for help, you will instead have to travel to the UK mainland for treatment.
You will still have the option to have an outpatient treatment if you wish, so long as you are aware that it will involve travelling for each treatment session. You may instead find it easier to use a drug and alcohol rehab centre’s residential services.
This would allow you to stay at the drug and alcohol rehab centre until after you have completed your treatments. In some cases, you may also be able to access aftercare services residentially as well. These aftercare services include follow-up therapy sessions to check in on your progress and referrals to local support groups.
We want you to know that your location doesn’t matter – you will still have help and support available to you even if it feels as though you are too far away to access it.
No matter what, you have options available to you, and you will be able to work towards long-term recovery.
Is Rehab Confidential?
All fully licenced and official drug and alcohol rehab centres are completely confidential.
The same laws that protect you in a hospital or any other official medical facility also protect you in a drug and alcohol rehab centre.
This means that no matter who you are or what you have done, the drug and alcohol rehab centre won’t release any of your information and all your data is confidential.
That means that none of the following information will ever be given out or shared with anyone else:
- Your name
- Your date of birth
- Your bank information
- Your card information
- The reason you are there
- Your address
- Any treatments you receive while there
- Anything said during your therapy sessions
At a drug and alcohol rehab centre, the staff have no interest in trying to catch you out. You have the right to privacy, and anything you do is completely confidential and won’t even be shared with your family members should they ask about it.
It is important that you know, just like with a hospital, you should be honest about the types of drugs or alcohol you use, even if they are controlled substances and therefore illegal to own.
There are laws in place that protect you from the police, and so long as you do not pose a threat to yourself or to others, there is no reason for the police to know about what kind of drugs you use. Including if they are considered a Class A substance.
Drug and alcohol rehab centres are a place of healing. They have to be a safe place where you can open up about your experiences. The ones where you were harmed and even those where you may have caused the harm. It is all a part of the recovery process.
Your time at the drug and alcohol rehab centre is kept just between you and the staff at the facility.
How Long Does Rehab Last?
The exact amount of time you spend at a drug and alcohol rehab centre depends on you.
For example, some people prefer to not stay at all and to receive all their treatments as an outpatient service.
While others find that they would prefer to just stay for the alcohol or drug detoxification process, which tends to take around ten days to fully complete.
However, suppose you would like to remain at the drug and alcohol rehab centre for all of your treatments. In that case, you should be expecting to remain there for about 4 weeks. It is important that you remember that as each person is different, so are their needs. Therefore, the exact amount of time you stay there may change depending on how well you take to your treatments.
You stay at the drug and alcohol rehab centre as long as needed.
Can You Help with Transport to Rehab From Guernsey?
As Guernsey is so far away, we will be able to arrange transport to the drug and alcohol rehab centre for you upon request.
We will be able to discuss all of this during your pre-admission screening in order to help you with any more concerns or restrictions that you may be worried about.
The aim of a drug and alcohol rehab centre is for it to be accessible to all, and part of that is providing transportation to help you access your treatments. Call a member of our team at 0151 268 6992 to discuss your personal requirements.
What Addictions Can I Get Help For?
As in the UK, there is a big drinking culture the most common addiction that people seek help for is alcohol addiction.
However, in the drug and alcohol rehab centre, you can also find help for the following drug addictions.
The drugs included are:
- Prescription drugs
If you are unsure if the drug you are addicted to is covered, please feel free to contact us via our enquiry page.
We aim to get an answer to you as soon as possible so that you can know if you are in the right place for the help that you need.
Is Detox Dangerous?
Detox is often considered dangerous, as withdrawal symptoms can be difficult to manage. It is only dangerous, however, if you attempt to do it alone and without any medical supervision.
The withdrawal symptoms you could experience include:
- Mood swings
- Hot flashes
- Light sensitivity
These symptoms can make a solo detox very dangerous. In addition, if you don’t have medical supervision, the more severe symptoms can put your life at risk.
However, in a drug and alcohol rehab centre, the detox is perfectly safe.
Throughout the ten-day process, you will be monitored night and day by a team of fully trained medical professionals.
They will be able to monitor your progress and ensure that your withdrawal symptoms never progress to a point of danger and will provide you with medication before that happens.
In a drug and alcohol rehab centre, you will be safe, and able to achieve long-term recovery.
The Benefits of our Services here at Action Rehab
Understandably, you may look to embark on the lead up to addiction recovery, alone. This is commonly the case for individuals who already lack support, or struggle with stigmatisation.
However, lone attempts of searching for and securing a rehab programme can be very difficult. You must source support which will benefit you, which will rank as suitable, and which will offer you everything you need through drug and alcohol rehabilitation.
If you can find this, independently via a drug and alcohol rehab in Guernsey, this is a noteworthy achievement.
Yet, if you are struggling, there are many benefits you can encounter form our services here at Action Rehab. Firstly, you will have a support system from the offset.
Support is vital when completing such a whirlwind process of rehab. We can help you through your emotional battles while providing realistic and specialist guidance, all confidential.
Secondly, we can fully understand your needs and wants, helping to secure the most suitable form of rehab for you. This will benefit the search and selection process of a drug and alcohol rehab in Guernsey.
Lastly, you can feel at ease, reassured and confident in what’s ahead via drug and alcohol rehab. All of these feelings are extremely helpful when completing an unfamiliar process, which rehab is for most.
Through increased confidence and acceptance, you’ll have an easier time at trusting those around you throughout the rehab service.
We can help you get on the right path and reach an effective rehab clinic to continue your recovery from. This positive start will help you continue with a positive mindset, ready to tackle addiction recovery.
The Benefits of Selecting a Drug and Alcohol Rehab in Guernsey
Alongside our support, working with professionals via a suitable drug and alcohol rehab in Guernsey will carry many benefits. You can benefit from the value of localised recovery, which offers a comfortable, convenient and efficient process.
Selecting a suitable rehab clinic will also provide you with the opportunity to complete residential rehab, yet on a local scale.
This combination is highly beneficial as it provides the personal touch that eases the process of rehab, yet also offers around the clock care, and recovery designed environments.
Understandably, you may hope to leave Guernsey for rehab. This is also doable, which we can assist with, again prioritising your needs through rehab recommendations.
By accepting professional guidance from your admission, straight through to your recovery process, you can safely and sustainably withdraw and restore from drug and alcohol abuse.