Getting help for Addiction & Substance Abuse in Brighton
Overcoming drug or alcohol addiction includes eliminating physical and psychological substance dependence, whilst addressing the behavioural issues that lead to addiction. Trying to stop using drugs without professional help can be challenging, and at times dangerous, where physical dependence needs to be overcome. Alcoholism and addiction to other drugs are detrimental to both physical and mental health. Usually the friends and family of addicts find the behavioural aspects of addiction the most apparent and troubling. For rehab to be successful, one must be willing to make significant behavioural changes whilst in treatment. The recovery success rates are entirely dependent on the individual’s willingness for change. Any good rehab facility in Brighton should offer personalised treatment which includes a comprehensive screening process. The treatment plan should be changed to meet the needs of each individual, with their progress regularly monitored throughout the programme.
How Does Rehab Work
Treatment is provided on a one-to-one and group basis. Individuals should all receive a treatment and recovery programme customised to fully address their specific needs. A psychiatric evaluation should be provided by certified psychiatrists.
A rehab programme should be carried out by a team of addiction and mental health specialists, as well as spiritual counsellors, wellness specialists and medical staff. In the UK the two main choices for rehab are inpatient residential rehab and outpatient programmes. Unfortunately, Inpatient residential rehab is rarely funded by the NHS, however outpatient programmes are available throughout Brighton on a self-referral basis. Inpatient residential rehab provides many benefits over outpatient programmes, and allows the individual to detox from alcohol and substances in a safe, enclosed environment and away from any temptations.
These groups provide guidance and support network built and an understanding of addiction acquired. All of which can contribute to ongoing long-term recovery for both addicts and family members.
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What Happens During Alcohol and Drug Rehab in Brighton
Rehab empowers people who are struggling with addiction to live meaningful lives without the need for any substances including alcohol. Qualified professionals work to promote an environment that is caring, supportive, and compassionate, so that individuals can start the healing process and facilitate long-term recovery. However, residential programs vary widely and a person struggling with drug or alcohol dependency will not always know what the ideal residential treatment program looks like. It is vital that before deciding upon a residential programme, you know exactly what treatment options and aftercare are available as part of the programme. All strong rehab programmes should consist of group therapy, family therapy, and individual therapy. The treatment centre should have medical staff on standby to help individuals through the detox phase, and address any concerns they may have regarding psychotherapy and detox medication. Good residential programmes should have free aftercare as part of their programmes, and allow for regular sessions to strengthen long-term recovery. All rehab facilities in the UK are required to register with the Care Quality Commission (CQC). The CQC provide a rating of each individual rehab ranging from “Inadequate” to “Outstanding”. To get an understanding of a rehab’s performance, the CQC website is a great place to start, as they provide all inspection reports and summaries of any issues found.
The Benefits of Private Rehab
If you or a loved one are seriously struggling with addiction, private rehab provides:
When making enquiries at treatment centres, ask about the different therapy programmes they provide. A respectable rehab should have a variety of therapeutic models to help treat psychological issues associated with addiction. If mental health conditions are present in the individual, it would be beneficial to ask the centre if they specialise in dual-diagnosis. Dual-diagnosis is the presence of addiction and mental health conditions, which often requires a more specialised treatment plan to treat both. Therefore, good rehab centres should ideally be licensed to treat mental health disorders as well as addiction – with the expertise to provide treatment for substance dependency without negatively impacting any existing mental health issues (such as depression or bipolar). Where dual diagnosis is concerned, many considerations need to be made for the individual’s well-being – such as the use of existing psychiatric medication and any therapy undergone prior to rehabilitation. The first phase of rehab is detox. Detox eliminates the substances that affect the individual’s mind, preparing them for psychological treatment.
Medical Alcohol and Drug Detox
Detox is a treatment designed to break the physical and psychological addiction resulting from drug and alcohol misuse. A medical detox uses detox medication to help individuals get through the worst of withdrawal safely, by reducing cravings and eliminating any dangerous symptoms that may result from sudden withdrawal. Detox medication is not always needed, and is usually confined to individuals who are dependent on opiates, benzodiazepines, alcohol,and barbiturates. Medical professionals will decide whether a medically-assisted detox is required, with special considerations around the individuals needs and any existing mental health conditions. It is recommended that the detox phase is pursued within a residential setting, so that medical professionals can monitor withdrawal symptoms and any health complications.
Therapy for Alcohol and Drug Addiction
After completing detox the individual will begin the rehabilitation phase. Clinicians should utilise a wide variety of therapeutic models to allow for personalised treatment. Usually one-to-one sessions utilise psychotherapy in the form of Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), amongst others. Talking therapies form most Group sessions, but may include other forms of psychotherapy such as Art Therapy, Drama Therapy, and Meditation. The goal for individuals is to create the optimal environment to explore new ways of thinking, to form bonds with peers and to seek healthy, rewarding stimuli without the need for drugs or alcohol.
How Long is Rehab?
The length of stay will vary depending on individual circumstances, with the majority of inpatient programmes ranging from 14 days up to 90 days. Extended rehab programmes have been shown to of recovery, so it may be best to choose a longer rehab programme. Some inpatient rehabs have options that are “detox only” – but uk-rehab does not endorse this – as detox alone rarely addresses the underlying causes of addictions. Consider a 60-90 day programme for increased recovery. This will allow more time to adjust to a substance free life, and for the therapy to have a long-lasting impact on emotional and spiritual well-being.
Cost of Alcohol and Drug Rehab
Detox makes up a substantial portion of the overall cost of rehab, as well as the length of stay and services provided. Other things to consider include location and amenities. Inpatient rehab centres typically charge £5000 – £10000 for a 30-day treatment. Cost should not be a barrier to getting addiction treatment, as often maintaining an addiction incurs a far greater cost longer-term. Take into consideration the cost to maintain your addiction and the health issues caused by substance abuse. Private insurance can sometimes be accepted by rehabs, but you must make sure your insurance provider covers addiction treatment.
Nearest CQC Registered Rehab to Brighton
The nearest CQC-registered rehab clinic we recommend near Brighton is Recovery Lighthouse. This Rehab offers a comprehensive addiction treatment programme for alcohol and drug related addictions, has a good/outstanding CQC rating, provides treatment plans for existing mental health conditions and offers 1-year free aftercare for both the individual and their families. UKAT provide numerous rehab facilities throughout the UK, all of which provide the same high standard of service and expertise. If you’re seeking addiction treatment in another location, UKAT have a facility near you. For more information about UKAT, call +44 2039 496 584 to speak to their addiction specialists.
Recovery Lighthouse is an alcohol and drug rehab centre based in Worthing. All of our staff are respected addiction treatment practitioners, with a long history of helping people get well for many years, we care about the people we help and have had great success in treating addictions and other related conditions.
What Are the Pros and Cons of Free Addiction Treatment
Free of charge
Accessible to everyone
Located in the local community
Close to home and family
Lengthy admissions process
Might not be referred to residential rehab
Patients may be asked to go to different clinics
Recovery may be affected by life distractions
Access to the personal therapist is more limited;
Patients may not have the same therapist
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Free Addiction Treatment Services Available in Brighton
Brighton drug and alcohol recovery service (STAR) – which operates on behalf of CGL is a good place to start for those looking for free treatment. They have two main hubs based in Eastbourne and Hastings.
Commissioned to deliver drug and alcohol services across East Sussex working with the local community and partnership agencies to achieve best outcomes for the service users that they work with.
Addiction Support Groups in Brighton
Addiction support groups are a vital aspect of the long-term treatment process; focused on substance abuse and behavioural addictions, and the various issues associated with recovery, support groups normally bring together people suffering the same kind of addiction so group members can feel that they are part of a relevant peer group which understands their specific challenges and experiences.
What is NA?
NA (Narcotics Anonymous) is a globally renowned non-profit fellowship for people whose drug abuse has had a detrimental impact upon their lives. Everyone attending NA meetings is trying to abstain from drug use and to develop a new way of life. There are no fees to attend and everyone is welcome as long as they are actively striving to stay clean.
What is AA?
AA (Alcoholics Anonymous) is – like NA – a non-profit fellowship; since its inception in the 1930s AA has helped millions of people worldwide escape from the claws of alcoholism. AA meetings are held right across the country, including a good number in Brighton, and may be particularly valuable for people who have already gone through rehab and are seeking ongoing support.
AA Meetings in Brighton:
Peacehaven Evangelical Church, 132 South Coast Rd BN10 8RD Wednesdays at 7:30pm
Hailsham Gospel Mission, 15 Station Rd BN27 2BH Mondays at 12:45pm
Summerhayes Centre, Marshall Lane BN9 9RB Thursdays at 8:00pm
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A truly brilliant experience. Achieved my goals of starting the road to recovery. Comfortable ‘modern monastic’ rooms (my name for them), tasty nutritious food, relaxed environment. Lovely garden. Staff and therapists amazingly good and friendly and know what they’re doing! A great experience.
I feel that I have been guided to the best of staffs ability , the manager Maria has been approachable and so have the support staff . Stevie has helped me a lot I think he has understood me and can relate to me . All the staff have been very good to me. The food has been excellent , the group therapy sessions I have understood them and I have absorbed a lot , some I haven’t been able to relate to. The therapists have understood me and I felt listened to. Tyrone the nurse has been really helpful for my health issues. My therapist Kat has saved my life literally , she is very positive and mentally strong . My overall experience is that I’ve got out what I’ve put in and when I leave Friday I will have my freedom , I’ve made some good friends in my peer group and they have all been very friendly .
I was welcomed and looked after immediately I felt safe and secure which I needed. The support staff are approachable and helpful Steve and Trevor have been excellent , all the staff are excellent. To Shannon always bright smiley and very helpful, with a good morning . Tyrone is good and understanding and does listen. How’s keeping is excellent and on top of everything even if you make a request and they could see to it , it’s done. Chefs are very accommodating and excellent. Therapy team are very understanding and also approachable, I like that fact that even when busy they stop what they are doing and ask how to help. My therapist Kat, the thing I like about her is she doesn’t take prisoners and I need that to see through it. She doesn’t mince her words and says it as it is , I needed someone like that. Her approach has shown me that I can do it for myself, I like the direct we weren’t here to be carried .she puts it into a realistic do this or die .
The support staff have been fine no problems , Tyrone was fine and his knowledge was helpful. Housekeeping were fine and friendly , the chefs were really good and I enjoyed the food. The therapy team showed tough love but I needed this and it was helpful. Maria the manger is fine and friendly and easy to approach. My therapists was Kat who’s approach was tough love , when I needed a no nonsense approach to get me to connect . The papers were really nice I?ve and I enjoyed being around them as like minded people .
When I walked into SL I didn?t realise that the staff here would change my life and more than likely saved it. SL and the staff will always have a special place in my heart.