Weoley Drug and Alcohol Rehab Treatment Centres

Substance misuse and addiction are not the same thing but one can easily lead to the other. If you struggle to get by in your everyday life without drinking or using drugs, if your drug or alcohol consumption goes up, if you continue to use despite negative consequences and if you feel withdrawal symptoms when you don’t drink or take drugs, it might be time to seek help.

There are treatment services available in Weoley and elsewhere in the West Midlands including highly effective, evidence-based rehabilitation programmes.

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Drug and alcohol addiction treatment options

There are a number of different approaches to addiction treatment. Addiction replacement therapy might be useful for some people struggling with opioid addiction, for example, but might not be as suitable for alcohol or cannabis addiction.

Most drug or alcohol addiction treatment programmes involve therapies of various sorts but one of the big choices and main differences is whether to go for inpatient or outpatient addiction treatment.


The difference between inpatient rehab and outpatient rehab

With inpatient drug or alcohol rehab you stay at the rehab clinic for the duration of the treatment plan. This has a number of distinct advantages:

  • You will be away from your usual pressures, triggers and temptations
  • More therapy treatment sessions can be delivered in a shorter space of time
  • You will be surrounded by trained professionals
  • You will have access to round the clock support and medical care
  • You can undertake group therapy with fellow residents
  • You can undergo medically supervised drug and alcohol detox

Outpatient rehab generally involves attending different treatment sessions at a clinic or other venue. This can be challenging enough if you are living a chaotic lifestyle due to your addiction and you will also be surrounded by the stresses of your everyday life, as well as all the people and places associated with your usual drinking or drug-taking.

Going through detox can also be a lot more difficult. Residential rehab is generally the most effective choice for serious addictions, but some solutions will suit some individuals better than others.


The detoxification process

It’s never an easy process to go through but detoxification will usually be a vital part of the journey to overcome your addiction. Prolonged and heavy usage of drugs and alcohol can lead to a physical and mental dependency on the substance as your body and brain become used to the presence of those chemicals.

The brain can essentially rewire itself, with the way it processes areas including pleasure, reward and impulse control all tied up in your substance use.

All this generally leads to severe withdrawal symptoms, which can vary widely depending on the substance involved and other factors. Alcohol and opioid withdrawal, for example, can bring a range of physical and psychological symptoms, while the symptoms associated with cocaine and cannabis withdrawal tend to be more psychological in nature.

All types of withdrawal can be very difficult and potentially dangerous though, with the potential to trigger or exacerbate physical and mental health issues. This is why it is always best to undergo drug or alcohol detox in a rehab centre’s detox clinic. You will have access to round the clock support and medical supervision, as well as any appropriate prescription medications to help you get through the process.


Therapy options at rehab in Weoley

Detox is a crucial step in any recovery but relapse prevention is just as important. If you want to take back control of your life and make a full and long-lasting recovery, you will need to tackle the root causes behind your addiction and drink and drug-taking behaviour. In a holistic rehab programme, this is done through a programme of talking therapies.

These could include psychological therapeutical techniques such as:

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Bereavement counselling
  • Trauma and abuse counselling
  • Stress management
  • Family intervention and mediation therapy
  • Motivational interviewing
  • Reflections and hope group therapy

Well-being and holistic therapies can also be used to improve your general well-being, helping you to live a healthier lifestyle and avoid relapse further down the line. These could include techniques such as yoga, music therapy, mindfulness, acupuncture, relaxation, sleep therapy and nutritional workshops.

Mental health issues can also have an impact on addiction and your ongoing recovery, and some aspects can be successfully treated during your stay in a rehabilitation centre.

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.

How easy is it to access rehab in Weoley?

Finding the rehab that is right for your own needs and circumstances is not always easy. We can talk you through your options and help you to find the treatment centres that are best for you. From there it is actually very easy to access rehab, as our admission services will guide you through every step of the way.

What happens after rehab?

The recovery journey and rehab process does not end the moment you leave. The various therapies will have provided you with tools, knowledge and coping strategies that you need to stay clean and sober going forward but there are likely to be difficult times and relapse is always a risk.

A good aftercare programme can be invaluable, which is why we include a 12-month programme to provide support when you need it. Moving forward, you might also find groups like Alcoholics Anonymous or Narcotics Anonymous to be useful.

How do I convince a loved one to go to rehab?

We know it can be difficult to admit that you have a problem and that many people struggling with addiction are also in denial. The person with the addiction must ultimately want to change but we offer confidential advice and support for family and friends.

We can advise you on how best to speak to a loved one about their addiction and can provide specialist services such as guided family intervention.