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We understand that it can be a difficult and scary time when faced with the prospect of alcohol rehab but rest assured that you are not alone and that we have helped many people to get their lives back on track.
Without proper help and support, an alcohol addiction can gradually worsen to the point where it takes over your life, destroying relationships with others, your career path and job prospects, financial situation, home ownership and much more. By not treating an alcohol addiction, you are also at an increased risk of developing other addictions such as a drug and alcohol addiction.
It is very important that you seek help or advice if you feel your relationship with alcohol is unhealthy to the point of addiction.
What is Alcohol addiction?
Alcohol addiction, more commonly referred to as alcoholism is a type of alcohol use disorder (AUD). Alcoholism can affect any individual at any stage of their lives, and it is important to understand that without professional help, the addiction can spiral out of control and lead to devastating consequences.
Signs and symptoms of an alcohol addiction
Alcohol abuse can cause different symptoms in each individual depending on factors such as the severity of their addiction, and how long they have had the addiction for. Common symptoms to look out for that may suggest someone is suffering with an alcohol addiction are
- Impaired thinking or judgement
- Slurred speech
- Memory confusion
- Withdrawal from aspects of their live they once loved
- Withdrawal from family and friends
- Becoming secretive
Reaching out to an addiction expert is fundamental in receiving the best help and support for your recovery. Here at Action rehab, our addiction experts can provide you with all the relevant information and answer any of your questions to make sure you get the best help.
What To Expect From Alcohol Rehab
When you first enter an alcohol rehab clinic, you will undergo a detailed assessment with a specialist in addiction therapy to assess you needs and the severity of your alcohol addiction. You will also need to answer questions related to your mental health history and any treatment you have undertaken for mental health conditions such as anxiety and depression.
You will then be guided about how the medically assisted alcohol detox process works, if this is necessary as part of your rehab programme.
Your alcohol rehab treatment programme will mainly involve trying to underline the causes and triggers of your alcohol addiction. You will learn coping techniques to help you deal with cravings and thoughts of relapse. An alcohol rehab programme for typically lasts from 14 to 28 days on a residential treatment basis, depending on the severity of your addiction.
This will vary from person to person, depending on your needs, how committed and focused you are on getting help, and what your medical requirements are.
Therapies you undertake as part of alcohol rehab will likely be based evidence based and are designed to give you the tools for long term recovery. This stage of rehab is more focused towards spirituality, meditation, and changing thought patterns so that your relationship with alcohol changes.
Depending on your chosen facility, the treatments and therapies provided will include:
- • Couples and family therapy
- • 1:1 individual therapy
- • Group therapy speech sessions
- • Meditation and exercise therapy
- • Nutrition workshops
- • Detoxification (if required)
- • Family support
- • Aftercare package lasting 12 months, including a support network and helplines
Types of addiction rehab treatment
In-Patient And Out-Patient Alcohol Rehab
Depending on your needs, you can enter rehab on an in-patient or out-patient basis. If you are an in-patient, you reside at the facility for the duration of your treatment. If you are an out-patient, you attend the facility for intense daily therapy sessions, later returning home in the evenings. In-patient treatment is on a regular daily basis, while out-patient treatment is spread out over several weeks, if not months.
During out-patient alcohol rehab treatment, you will be encouraged to attend counselling, support group sessions and local workshops on self-care and nutrition. In-patient facilities offer more in the way of services, with holistic practices such as mediation, mindfulness workshops, yoga and art therapy on offer to patients.
A main concern for many people entering in-patient alcohol rehab treatment is that they will not be allowed to have contact with their loved ones or relatives until they are recovered. Residential rehab facilities typically have visiting hours, and visits from friends and family are encouraged to boost motivation.
Some rehab support groups even encourage family therapy so that your loved ones can become more involved in your treatment. You will have access to Wi-Fi and your mobile phone to keep in contact with relatives during your treatment.
When it comes to choosing in-patient or out-patient alcohol rehab treatment, every person is different, so what works for one person may not be the preference of another.
Private And NHS Alcohol Rehab Clinics
Around two-thirds of patients seeking help for alcohol addiction take a private rehab route, funding their own treatment. At Action Rehab, we can help you find an alcohol rehab clinic that suits your needs. Many of the alcohol rehab clinics we work with offer first-class treatment with en-suite facilities, private bedrooms and on-site catering. We may also recommend free NHS-funded options for your treatment.
Because these clinics are limited in funding, there may be limited places on offer and you may have to meet very strict criteria in order to meet entry requirements. There will also be lengthy waiting lists, which is something to consider. If you need treatment more urgently, it may be worth considering a self-funded private alcohol rehab clinic.
Should I Delay Going To Rehab Until My Alcohol Addiction Is Severe?
This is a common misconception – i.e. that your addiction only has to be severe or life-threatening to be eligible for treatment in rehab. This isn’t true – the sooner you seek treatment, the sooner you can get your life back and free yourself from the chains of addiction.
It is understandable to feel apprehensive or scared about entering rehab, but not going to alcohol rehab can have more devastating consequences, including:
- • The worsening of your condition, to the point where it could prove fatal.
- • Increased emotional stress on your loved ones.
- • The worsening of your financial situation and employment situation, to the point where you could become unemployed and/or in debt as a result of your addiction.
Do not delay in seeking rehab and get in touch with us at Action Rehab today. We are waiting to hear from you so that we can help you find a clinic that suits your rehab needs.
Alcoholism and Mental Health
You may have been diagnosed with a mental illness alongside your alcohol addiction. This is very common and nothing to be ashamed of, in fact according to government statistics, almost two thirds of those who have an addiction to alcohol also stated that they had a mental health treatment requirement. If this is the case, acquiring help from an alcohol rehabilitation clinic as soon as possible is highly recommended. Comorbidities are very common, it is also unfortunately very common for those with comorbidities to self harm, making it of even more significance to seek help from a medical professional as soon as possible.
Quite often, mental health issues will go undiagnosed, in fact academics at The University of Cambridge believe that large proportions are not identified by services and receive no specialist intervention at all, so it is key to look out for symptoms of mental health issues. Of the the three main mental health conditions that people with alcohol addictions suffer from are Depression, Bi-Polar Disorder and Obsessive-Compulsive-Disorder (OCD). Each can display themselves in different ways, but common things to look out for include:
- • Changes in appetite
- • Changes in mood such as anger, anxiety and irritability
- • Lack of attention span and/or completing general tasks
- • Isolating themselves from loved ones
- • Excusing their excessive rates of alcohol consumption
- • Neglecting both personal and professional responsibilities
Learning More About Alcohol Rehab Treatment Options
An addiction to alcohol isn’t something which you should take lightly. Consistent alcohol abuse can cause serious health implications, as well as having a massive negative impact on your life.
In order to achieve sustained, long term recovery we feel as if you should have an inpatient treatment plan which works for you. Our friendly team have been in the same position as you and have built strong relationships with the top treatment centres across the UK.
Call us today for a FREE drug and alcohol rehab assessment with our addiction specialists who can help you make the right choices to identify the ideal alcohol rehab programme for you.
Alcohol rehab treatment is widely known as the most effective way to treat substance addictions.
Many of the clinics we work with have a very high percentage (average of 98%) of people leaving their clinic successfully treated.
The only issue after that is the number of individuals who manage to stay recovered long after successful treatment with not many recent studies to reference it's hard for us to say.
We can only see from experience that those who enrol at clinics that offer support after treatment is completed are most likely to achieve long term sobriety.
The majority of clinics we work with offer aftercare programmes for 12 months after completed treatment which include regular check-ups on your wellbeing from addiction recovery specialists.
Every alcohol rehab clinic is different but there are some factors to consider when determining whether a rehab centre is effective, this includes:
Alcohol withdrawal symptoms can be dangerous if you are severely addicted to the substance. This means that several symptoms can occur when withdrawing your body of alcohol. Some of the more dangerous effects of this are called delirium tremens or ‘the DT’S”, symptoms of delirium tremens include seizures, hallucinations, extreme agitation, fever and high-level blood pressure.
Addiction recovery professionals are very aware of these risks and will be able to spot them and provide detox medications or further medical support if needed.
Due to the risks outlined on the answer to the previous question, we would strongly urge that anyone who may be suffering from addiction to speak to professional like ourselves first before making the potentially dangerous decision to carry out treatment on themselves.
We offer a family/friend intervention service to assist in helping your loved ones receive the treatment they need.
The recommended length of an alcohol rehab programme is 28 days, this gives addiction recovery staff enough time to carry out a full detox and fully carry out therapy programmes designed for long term recovery.
We know that the first stages of your recovery after leaving alcohol rehab ca be the most difficult, and the first 12 months can be where most individuals relapse. Thats why here at action rehab we offer a 12 month aftercare program to ensure you have the resources you need to continue on your addiction free journey.