Finding the right addiction treatments for you can be a challenging task.
You’ll likely have many rehab questions which can only be answered by addiction professionals. With so many factors to consider, we’ve put together the top 6 rehab questions answered by the experts.
How do you know when to go to Rehab?
Many people who are suffering from addiction to alcohol or drugs can be in denial about their condition. It can be very difficult to help people understand that their behaviours have significantly changed and they’re severely impacting their own physical and mental well-being.
If the person who’s suffering is unable to see the damage they’re doing to themselves, it’s crucial that they have people around them who can speak up and help them to see that they need professional support.
If you’re loved one is struggling to accept that they need the support of addiction professionals, our rehabilitation centre can stage a family or friend intervention service to help them see the benefits of rehab and realise how they’re seriously impacting their health. We also have a friend or family referral service available which has proved to be popular and very effective in helping people seek out help.
Do you remain at home during your Addiction Treatments?
Most people’s perception of rehabilitation is that you go away and live in a rehab facility whilst undergoing your addiction treatment. This is certainly an option for rehabilitation and is actually a very popular choice as patients benefit from an extremely recovery-focused environment and 24/7 support.
However, we understand that this won’t be suited to everyone’s needs which is why most rehab centres will also offer addiction treatment as outpatient rehab as opposed to inpatient rehab described above.
As an outpatient, you remain at home throughout your addiction treatment by attending your chosen rehabilitation centre each day. Whilst outpatient rehab hasn’t proven to be as effective as an inpatient, it’s slightly more flexible and may suit your personal circumstances more than staying overnight at an inpatient rehab for up to 28 days.
Our Addiction Treatment Programmes Personalised?
All rehabilitation programmes offered at Action Rehab centres are completely personalised to suit the individual. This is key to the success of long-term recovery from alcohol or drug addiction. Each person’s history and experience of addiction is completely unique to them, therefore, it’s only realistic that each person’s addiction treatment should also be unique to the individual.
Upon initial contact with our admissions team, we will talk you through the various treatment options we have available at our rehabilitation centres. We will conduct a pre-screening assessment to review your physical and psychological health which will, in turn, enable us to design the most effective addiction treatment programme for your specific needs.
Which Addiction Treatment Therapies are available?
As we mentioned above, all addiction treatment programmes are personalised to suit the individual, so we won’t know for certain which therapies will benefit you most until we welcome you into our rehabilitation centre. However, we always ensure that each person receives a well-balanced combination of physical, psychological and well-being therapies to fit within our holistic approach to rehabilitation.
Our physical therapies include a drug and alcohol detoxification which will help to remove the harmful toxins from your system so that your body and mind can begin to cleanse. Our psychological therapies include cognitive behavioural therapy (also known as CBT), dialectical behaviour therapy (also known as DBT), psychotherapy, motivational interviewing, stress management, and relapse prevention.
We also include well-being therapies to ensure everyone’s well-being is taken care of whilst going through rehabilitation. These include low-level laser therapy, relaxation and sleep management, art therapy, music therapy, mindfulness, yoga, and nutritional supplement therapy.
What happens during Drug or Alcohol Rehab?
Each person’s day will look slightly different because of the high level of personalisation we offer, but generally, you will begin your admissions process by phoning or emailing our admissions team.
After attending a pre-screening assessment, we will welcome you into our rehabilitation centre and take you through induction to ensure you’re familiarised with the centre. Once you’ve settled in, you’ll usually begin with a drug or alcohol detoxification before beginning your psychological therapies and well-being therapies.
You will follow a structured therapy timetable to keep you occupied and distracted from any withdrawal symptoms or cravings to relapse. We will provide you with regular nutritious meals, opportunities to exercise throughout the day, daily one-to-one or group counselling, and educational workshops to help you understand your addiction better. During your downtime, we also arrange social activities for you to take part in such as group runs or walks, quiz nights, film nights, or family visits if you wish.
What happens if you Relapse?
Our rehabilitation centre includes detailed sessions on relapse prevention and what you can do to work through any triggers or cravings you may have. Our relapse prevention sessions focus heavily on continuing your recovery once you’re at home and how you can involve your friends and family if you want to. It’s proven very useful to include others within your recovery process so that you have another set of eyes looking out for potential triggers or influences which could lead to a relapse.
If you do unfortunately suffer a drug or alcohol relapse, it’s important that you don’t become disheartened. Relapsing isn’t that uncommon, and you can bounce back from it; everyone makes mistakes.
It’s vital that you remain positive and encourage a strong support system to help you, also finding productive activities to take part in is very useful in taking your mind off any cravings.
For any additional information on our addiction treatment or addiction professionals, please contact us at [email protected] or phone us on 0151 268 6992.