Drug & Alcohol Rehab Bideford
Bideford Drug and Alcohol Rehab Treatment Centres
If you have developed a drug or alcohol addiction, it is important that you address it as soon as possible. Addiction is a serious and dangerous problem, one that gets worse and worse the longer it is left unconfronted.
If you leave it alone, and hope it will go away by itself, the quantities involved will continue to increase and with every day that passes the risk of physical and mental health consequences will rise and rise.
The best way to go about recovering from an alcohol or drug addiction is to secure a place at a private drug and alcohol rehab centre.
In residential rehab you will have around the clock access to the highest quality medical and psychiatric care, a dedicated and informed support network and, most importantly, a safe and judgement-free space in which to go through a difficult and important part of your life.
What are the benefits?
There are many reasons why you should seriously consider private rehabilitation. The first reason is that it is safe. Most addicts who try to get clean by themselves fail, and the main reason they fail is because the withdrawal symptoms prove too painful and difficult to overcome.
If your body is dependent on a substance, and suddenly you stop giving it that substance, it can react in a number of uncomfortable, even dangerous ways. At their mildest, withdrawal symptoms can manifest as simple aches and pains that can be pushed through.
At their worst, however, they can come in the form of seizures and strong hallucinations. Without the proper support, the withdrawal phase is dangerous.
But at rehab you will go through this process in a dedicated detoxification clinic, where a team of the very best addiction recovery staff will be on hand at all times to ensure that nothing goes wrong.
The second great advantage is that you will be in an enclosed, regulated environment throughout the course of your rehabilitation. There are several drug and alcohol rehab treatments available via the NHS, but there are drawbacks to going through the public health system.
Rehabilitation through the NHS is likely to be in the form of an outpatient programme, meaning that you will have to manage your own appointments and, at the end of every day, you will be returning home to your normal life.
The process of recovery from addiction is incredibly stressful and taxing, and the added stress of having to manage your own programme of treatment can cause many patients to fall off the wagon.
At a residential clinic, this is not a concern. It will also mean that you are cut off from the usual triggers that cause you to drink or use, and it will be almost impossible for you to get hold of alcohol or drugs. Both of these factors significantly increase your chances of success.
Most people probably think of the detoxification clinic when they think about rehab, but in many ways it is the programmes of therapy that define professional rehabilitation.
Removing the alcohol and drugs from your system is only the first part of the battle, and to ensure that your recovery is lasting you need to understand why you fell into substance abuse in the first place and you must develop effective, healthy coping strategies to prevent it from happening again.
At rehab you will have the opportunity to undertake a series of different therapies. There are a number of different treatment programmes available, but the exact course you take will depend on a variety of different factors.
At Ocean Recovery we are firm believers that every patient is a unique individual, every addict has their own unique set of needs and requirements. In order to give you the best possible chance of kicking your addiction, we need to tailor your treatment programme specifically for you.
When you enter the clinic, our team of recovery specialists will speak to you and assess your case to ensure that you are fully supported with a personalised programme of treatment.
Your case will be continually assessed and re-assessed throughout your stay- if something isn’t working, or if it becomes clear that another option would suit you better, then your treatment will be adjusted as appropriate.
Because of our personal approach, it is impossible for us to tell you definitively what therapies you will undergo as part of your stay. But we can give you a more general idea of what to expect.
The most common and effective method of treatment is CBT, which means cognitive behavioural therapy. CBT is a talking therapy, one that aims to help you rationalise your problems by breaking them down into their smaller constituent parts.
It is most often used as a method of treating mental health conditions like depression and anxiety. It is designed to prevent you from feeling overwhelmed, and giving in to that feeling.
Studies have shown that addiction and issues of poor mental health and depression are closely linked, with one often leading to the other.
Substance abuse is often the result of people giving in to that feeling of being overwhelmed, with alcohol or drugs serving as a very unhealthy method of coping. This makes CBT a therapy particularly well suited to the treatment of addiction.
As well as talking therapies like CBT, programmes of therapeutic recreation may be used. These are less intensive forms of therapy that focus on using creative mediums, like art or music, to allow patients to explore their problems and their identities.
Self-understanding is vital to recovery- if you do not understand why you abuse drugs or alcohol, you cannot begin to take the proper steps to ensure you can give them up permanently.
Counselling also helps greatly with this aspect of recovery. By talking through your problems, either alone with your counsellor or as part of a support group, you can identify the root problems and make great steps to resolving or coming to peace with them.
Get in touch
These are just some of the ways that residential rehab could help you on your path to recovery. If you are currently suffering from an addiction, and if you are ready to take that important first step and address your problem, get in touch with Ocean Recovery today.
We can give you more information, find you a place in one of our programmes, or simply listen to you and provide some advice. It can feel like it sometimes, but you need to remember that you are not alone.
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