Aberdeen Drug and Alcohol Rehab Treatment Centres
Alcohol and drug addiction is considered to be a serious disease or disorder. It affects the way the brain works, making it incredibly difficult to fight without help.
Like other diseases it can be effectively treated though, which is where drug and alcohol rehabilitation comes in.
If you are struggling with addiction, or know someone who is, contact us today to find out how a drug and alcohol rehab Oxfordshire facility could help.
Why choose private drug and alcohol rehab?
There are a number of options when it comes to addiction treatments. The NHS offers drug and alcohol services that can certainly be valuable for some people, but there are also limitations.
Many campaign groups believe these services to be severely underfunded and there may be long waiting times for treatments. The vast majority of treatment programmes available on or through the NHS are also offered on an outpatient basis (see below).
If you are looking for residential addiction treatment, which has been shown to be the most effective way to treat drug and alcohol addiction, the only realistic option is generally a private facility.
There is obviously a cost involved but it may be more accurate to consider this an investment. Leaving an addiction untreated can cause a great deal of harm – not just to your work and finances but to your relationships, social life, physical and psychological health and every other part of your life. That is the real cost.
You may find that drug and alcohol rehab in Oxfordshire and other drug rehab clinic UK locations is more affordable than you thought, and finance plans are generally available.
This investment will put you in the best possible hands, in a comfortable and secure environment where you can really focus on beating your addiction and making a long term recovery.
In this safe and non-judgemental space you will work with a team of experienced professionals with expertise in a wide range of relevant areas.
What are the differences between inpatient and outpatient programmes for alcohol and drugs?
Outpatient or community-based treatments involve you attending appointments and treatment sessions without staying at a residential facility.
This can have certain benefits, as you do not have to take time out of your normal life. This may be pertinent if you are a ‘functioning addict’ with work, family or other commitments.
Again though, there are limitations to outpatient treatment programmes. To a large extent you will have to manage your own detox process, which can be very difficult as you are likely to struggle with cravings and withdrawal symptoms, which can be severe.
You will also have to manage your own appointments, which can be challenging when you are struggling with addiction.
Perhaps most importantly though, you are also likely to be surrounded by all the people, places, triggers and temptations that are associated with your drinking or drug taking.
Your substance of choice will be more readily available, making relapse more likely.
Residential rehab places for drug and alcohol take you away from these triggers, temptations and the stresses and strains of everyday life.
You will have access to professional support and resources around the clock and the structured programme will allow you to pack more into the same period of time than an equivalent outpatient programme.
Beating an addiction is never easy but you really will have the best possible chance of doing so at a rehab for drug and alcohol abuse.
What happens during drug and alcohol detoxification?
Detoxification, or detox, is the process during which your system metabolises the toxic elements – in this case the alcohol and/or drugs – that are already in your system.
his tends to be accompanied by a range of different withdrawal symptoms. These will depend on a number of factors, including the substance(s) you are detoxing, the duration of your addiction and heaviness of use.
Alcohol and opioid withdrawal can be accompanied by serious physical symptoms for example, while cocaine withdrawal symptoms are primarily psychological.
Before any detox starts you will be thoroughly assessed as part of the admissions process. Your needs will be professionally evaluated and you will be offered medical support, which may include prescription medication where appropriate.
The length of detox can also vary. The drugs may have physically left your body quite quickly but the withdrawal symptoms can often last much longer.
What other drug and alcohol addiction treatments are available?
Detox is a very important part of the recovery process but it is certainly not the end of it.
Drug and alcohol relapse prevention is also required as there is little point in going through the tribulations of detoxification in the first place if you are just going to go back to bad habits at the earliest opportunity.
This is why a holistic addiction treatment programme will also include a range of other treatment options.
These could include a combination of traditional and complementary therapies, such as cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), rational emotive behaviour therapy (REBT) group therapy, psychotherapy, 12-step work, meditation, mindfulness, art therapy and music therapy.
Nutritional workshops and stress management techniques can help the recovering addict to enjoy a healthier lifestyle moving forward and mental health treatments and support may be offered.
A drug and alcohol aftercare programme can also provide essential support just when you need it.
How do I find drug and alcohol rehab facilities near me?
If you are looking for drug and alcohol treatment in Oxfordshire there may be many options available to you. Sometimes you will want to find a local rehab for ease of access, but some people prefer to go further afield.
This could be because they feel they are less likely to be recognised or because they would like to be even further away from their usual environment.
Whatever kind of rehab you are looking for, contact us today to find out how we can help find the right place for your own individual circumstances.