Folkestone Drug and Alcohol Rehab Treatment Centres
Addiction is incredibly difficult to beat alone but with the right support and treatment programme, it is possible to break the vicious cycle of substance abuse.
People who are struggling with addiction are usually harming not only themselves but also their nearest and dearest.
If you want to quit but have found yourself unable to, or if your drinking and drug use is out of control, drug and alcohol rehab Folkestone could help you to finally make a long term recovery.
Why is it so hard to beat addiction alone?
The human brain is the most complex organ in the body. There are still many things we do not yet know about how it works, but we do know that drugs (including alcohol) change the way we send, receive, and process vital signals.
Chronic or prolonged use, such as that associated with an addiction can essentially parts of the brain, particularly those to do with pleasure and reward.
As the system builds up a tolerance to the substance, more and more is needed to feel the same pleasure and eventually just to feel normal.
At the same time, other previously rewarding activities become less pleasurable, which can lead to a person feeling flat or lifeless and lacking in motivation.
Another serious hurdle is the fact that the habitual user will suffer withdrawal symptoms when they stop using the drug.
This occurs when the system is suddenly denied the chemicals it has come to rely on and can result in a wide range of unpleasant and sometimes dangerous physical and psychological symptoms.
Addiction is also characterised by a compulsion to continue using the drug or indulging in the activity, even when you know there may be negative consequences. All this combined means that an addiction is very difficult to beat with will power alone.
You are much more likely to be successful if you follow an evidence-based treatment programme at a private drug and alcohol rehab.
Treatments available at Folkestone rehab centres
Treatment programmes can vary, not just from one rehab facility to the next but also from individual to individual within the same rehab places for drug and alcohol. This is because everyone’s own individual circumstances and requirements are different.
An addiction treatment programme works best when it is tailored to suit your own needs and this process starts with a thorough initial assessment.
That said, there are some common elements that you are likely to find in drug and alcohol rehab in Folkestone. The first major step is usually drug and alcohol detoxification.
This is the process that sees the body metabolising the toxic elements (i.e. the drugs or alcohol) already in the system. The physical processing of the drugs can actually be fairly quick but, al already mentioned, the brain will continue to react to the missing chemicals and withdrawal symptoms can continue for days or even weeks after detoxification.
This is why it is much better to detox in the controlled environment of a rehab for drug and alcohol abuse. Here you can access the support you need around the clock and detox in a safe and secure environment, away from the temptation of ending your withdrawal symptoms early by going back to the drink and drugs.
You will also have access to medication and medical treatment if it is appropriate.
As well as the detox, you are likely to be offered a range of other treatments designed to help you explore the root causes of your addiction and change the way you think and behave around drugs and alcohol.
These treatments could include private counselling, group support and advanced psychological techniques such as psychotherapy and cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT). You might also be offered mental health treatments and support where this is appropriate.
Recovery in a peaceful environment
Sometimes, where you recover can be as important as the treatments offered. Staying in a drug rehab UK centre takes you away from the usual people and situations that might be associated with your substance misuse.
In order to really focus on recovery, it’s important to feel safe and relaxed, which is exactly what our well-appointed and tranquil facilities can offer.
The NHS does offer treatment programmes for alcohol and drugs but unfortunately resources are often stretched, perhaps more now than ever.
The vast majority of treatments provided are community or outpatient-based, meaning you remain at home and travel to attend appointments and treatment sessions. You will also usually have to manage and get through the detox process with minimal supervision.
This is one big reason why inpatient drug and alcohol rehabilitation centres in Folkestone and elsewhere throughout the UK have such high success rates.
Getting clean – and staying clean
The therapies and other treatments provided during your stay at rehab will equip you with the tools and knowledge you need to continue your recovery once you leave our doors. For many recovering addicts that is not the end of the journey though.
Relapse can be a danger weeks, months or even years down the line. Some recovering addicts describe a lifelong battle but it is one that can be won, especially with the right support in place.
A drug and alcohol aftercare programme can provide the specialist support just when you need it, as well as putting you in touch with support networks and groups that can support you for life.
This can be vital for drug and alcohol relapse prevention in the long term.
Drug and alcohol rehab facilities near me
If you have a problem with drugs or alcohol, it can be difficult to know who to turn to or even where to start. We can offer valuable advice and information, even if you decide not to stay in one of our rehab centres.
So call today in 100% confidentiality, to find out how we can help you take your first steps towards a life free from addiction.