Gravelly Hill Drug and Alcohol Rehab Treatment Centres

If you are struggling with a drug or alcohol addiction, the best thing you can do is seek treatment as soon as possible.

Drug and Alcohol Rehab Gravelly Hill

We have treatment centres in Gravelly Hill

Addiction can take a terrible toll on your physical and mental health. It can wreck relationships, tear families apart and affect your work, schooling and pretty much every other aspect of your life. Addiction can be successfully treated, however, using evidence-based treatment and therapy options. The most effective way of delivering these treatments is usually in a residential rehab. Contact us today to find out how drug and alcohol rehabilitation in Gravelly Hill or elsewhere in the West Midlands could help.


Do I need to go to rehab?

Substance misuse and addiction are not the same things but the two are certainly interlinked and if you are worried about your drug or alcohol consumption it is always best to seek help. If you have developed an addiction, it can be very difficult to break free from without expert help.

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, addiction is defined as “a chronic, relapsing disorder characterized by compulsive drug seeking, continued use despite harmful consequences, and long-lasting changes in the brain”.1

There are many different signs and symptoms of addiction but essentially, if you struggle to get through your life without drink or drugs, continue to use them despite negative consequences, get cravings and withdrawal symptoms when you don’t have them, you might have an addiction that needs addressing.


Addiction treatment options in Gravelly Hill

Once you know you need help there are still some decisions to be made. One of the biggest is whether to go for the type of residential treatments offered in rehab centres or to seek outpatient treatment. Whichever route you end up taking, our advisers and admission services can talk you through the options to make sure you get the treatment that is right for you.


The benefits of inpatient rehab

Attending a residential rehab clinic does have a number of benefits. You will have access to a team of experts and addiction treatment resources all in one place, allowing for a focused and structured programme delivering more treatment in a shorter space of time. Because you live in, you will be away from the usual triggers, stresses, people and places that are associated with your usual drinking and/or drug use. You will have access to round the clock support when you need it and will also be able to undergo a medically-assisted and supervised drug or alcohol detox.


Drug and alcohol detox

The detoxification process is a vital step on the road to recovery and an important part of most stays in rehabilitation. Some people do start rehab having not used drugs or alcohol for a while, but in most cases detox will be part of the rehab process.

Detoxification refers to the period during which you process and get rid of the chemicals left in your system from the drugs or alcohol. Your system comes to rely on these chemicals being there and, when they are suddenly withdrawn, you can suffer a range of different withdrawal symptoms. These can be very unpleasant and, in some cases, dangerous. This is why it is always better to undergo detox in professional treatment centres if at all possible.


Therapy options available in rehab

As well as detoxing, a holistic treatment plan will aim to help you explore the root causes of your drug and alcohol addiction, to develop coping strategies and change the way you think and behave around drugs and alcohol. The main tools to achieve this are various therapies – the exact mix of which can vary depending on your own circumstances and individually tailored treatment plan.

There are many different therapies available, which could include psychological techniques such as cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), group therapy and counselling. Well-being therapies and mental health treatment can also be very valuable as you attempt to overcome your addiction.


Aftercare and relapse prevention

Your recovery journey does not finish at the end of your stay in rehab. In many ways that is just the start. And, while your treatment and therapies will have equipped you with the tools you need for relapse prevention, there may still be tough times when you need some extra help or support. That’s why we also provide comprehensive aftercare packages – to give you that support just when you need it. Some people may also find groups like Alcoholics Anonymous or Narcotics Anonymous to be valuable going forward.





Frequently Asked Questions

Choosing the right rehab treatment provider can be a life-changing decision; here are some of the most common questions we are asked pre-admission.

Does rehab work?

There is no magic ‘cure’ for addiction. Recovery is an ongoing process but drug and alcohol rehab can give you the very best chance to make a long-lasting recovery and take back control of your life. All our addiction recovery programmes are built on a strong evidence base and years of experience. This makes rehab a wise choice for anyone wanting to break free from the misery of addiction.

Do addicts have to go to rehab?

Some offenders in the criminal justice system may be required to seek treatment for an addiction but for most addicts, there is no obligation to go to rehab. A rehab programme is also far more likely to be effective if the person genuinely wishes to change and participates fully in the therapies and treatments made available. Some people struggling with addiction may be in denial or become defensive. We can offer support for family, friends and others who may be concerned about a loved one. This could include confidential advice on how to talk to the person about their addiction, or even a guided addiction intervention service.

Is detox painful?

The detoxification process can be painful but the type of physical and psychological withdrawal symptoms experienced can vary widely depending on the substance involved and other factors. Alcohol withdrawal, for example, can lead to physical symptoms such as headaches, muscle pain, shakes, tremors and even seizures. It is always best to undergo detox in a supervised setting such as rehab.