Getting help for Addiction & Substance Abuse in Oxford
Breaking free from drug or alcohol addiction involves eliminating physical and psychological dependence and addressing the harmful behavioural issues that initially lead to addiction. Trying to quit drugs without professional guidance/help can be remarkably difficult -and at times dangerous – especially where physical dependence has developed over time. All forms of drug addiction and alcoholism negatively impact the individual’s mental and physical health. Friends and family often find the behavioural aspects of addiction the most apparent and troubling to experience. For the rehab process to be successful, significant behavioural changes are needed whilst in treatment. The recovery success rates depend entirely on the individual’s willingness for change and commitment to those changes long-term. A good rehab facility in Oxford should offer treatment which includes a comprehensive screening process and bespoke programme to address the needs of the individual. The treatment plan should be person-centred and their progress regularly monitored throughout the programme.
How Does Rehab Work
Individuals will receive one-on-one and group treatment as part of a treatment and recovery programme – customised to fully address their specific needs. A psychiatric evaluation should also be carried out by certified psychiatrists.
All rehab programmes should be carried out by a team of mental health and addiction specialists, as well as wellness specialists, spiritual counsellors, and medical staff. When it comes to rehab choices, inpatient residential rehab and outpatient programmes are the two distinct options available in the UK. Inpatient residential rehab is not usually offered on the NHS, whereas outpatient programmes are available throughout Oxford on a self-referral basis. Inpatient residential rehab provides many advantages over outpatient programmes. They allow the individual to safely detox from alcohol and substances in an enclosed environment, without 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 Oxford
Rehab offers individuals the necessary tools to have a meaningful life without the needing substances including alcohol. Qualified professionals aim to create an environment that is supportive, compassionate, and caring, so that individuals can begin the healing process and begin long-term recovery. However, residential programs are not equal and a person struggling with alcohol or drug dependency may not know what the ideal residential treatment program looks like.
It is imperative that before choosing a residential programme, you understand what is offered in terms of aftercare and treatment options. A strong rehab programme should consist of individual therapy, group therapy and family therapy. Medical staff should be on standby 24-hours a day to help individuals through the detox phase, and address any concerns they may have regarding detox medication and psychotherapy. Good quality residential programmes should supply free aftercare as part of any programme, and should allow for regular sessions to help 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, a good rehab centre should be licensed to treat both mental health disorders and addiction – with the experience to treat substance disorders without impeding on any existing mental health issues (such as bipolar or depression). 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 stage of rehab is detox. Detox works to eliminate mind-altering substances from the body before psychological treatment can commence.
Medical Alcohol and Drug Detox
Detox is a treatment intended to break not only the physical addiction but also the psychological addiction that commonly occurs after 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 more common in those who are dependent on opiates, alcohol, barbiturates, and benzodiazepines. As part of a person centred approach, medical professionals will decide whether the individual requires a medically-assisted detox, 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
The rehabilitation phase begins once the individual completes their detox. Clinicians focus on person centered treatment utilising a wide variety of therapeutic models. One-to-one sessions should utilise psychotherapy in the form of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), amongst others. Group sessions should also take the form of talking therapies, but may include different forms of psychotherapy such as Drama Therapy, Art Therapy, and Meditation. The aim is to create the optimal environment that allows the individual to explore new ways of thinking, bond with peers and seek healthy, rewarding stimuli without the need for drugs or alcohol.
How Long is Rehab?
Most inpatient programmes range from 14 days up to 90 days, but the length of stay will depend on individual circumstances. Longer rehab programmes have been shown to , so it may be prudent to choose extended rehab programmes. Some inpatient rehabs offer “detox only” options – 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. A 30-day inpatient treatment typically costs £5000 – £10000 from most rehab centres. Cost should not be a barrier to seeking addiction treatment, as often the longer-term cost of maintaining an addiction is far greater. Take into consideration how much you currently spend to keep up your addiction and the health ramifications associated with substance abuse. Some rehabs accept private insurance, but you should check with your insurance provider first as to whether they cover addiction treatment.
Nearest CQC Registered Rehab to Oxford
For rehab near Oxford we recommend the CQC-registered rehab clinic Banbury Lodge. This Rehab provides a comprehensive addiction treatment programme for alcohol and drug related addictions, has a good/outstanding CQC rating, offers treatment plans for mental health conditions, and has a year of free aftercare available for both the individual and their families. If you are looking for treatment outside of Oxford, UKAT provides many rehab facilities across the UK, all of which provide the same level of expertise and service. For more information about UKAT, call +44 2039 496 584 to speak to their addiction specialists.
Banbury Lodge will provide a medically supervised detox along with a bespoke treatment programme including counselling and therapy. We also offer free family group sessions, offering support to families and loved ones during treatment. To find out more about the services we provide at Banbury Lodge call us today.
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 Oxford
Turning Point Oxford is one of the major addiction support services working with the NHS in the area. Their hub in Oxford provides constant support and advice for people looking for help for themselves or a loved one.
They are a social enterprise, providing health and social care services in over 300 locations across England, including Oxfordshire.
Addiction Support Groups in Oxford
Addiction support groups are specifically focused on substance abuse and behavioural addictions and the issues associated with recovery. These groups are normally focused around a specific type of addiction which separates one group from another. This makes it easier for members to focus and feel as if their particular issues are being addressed by others who share their same experiences.
What is NA?
NA (a.k.a. Narcotics Anonymous) is a non-profit organisation where volunteers help each other gain the confidence that being clean and staying away from drugs is a possibility. Following the 12-step programme, they encourage complete abstinence from addictive substances and behaviours, including alcohol. This is due to the high rates of alcohol addiction in the UK. If you want to know more about the active NA meetings in Oxford, take a look at our guide below.
What is AA?
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) are a fellowship programme who organise support group meetings throughout the UK. The system works according to the 12 steps of discovering, fighting, and defeating an alcohol addiction. These meetings can be attended by everyone, regardless of their current status (being an active alcoholic or in recovery). At the same time, families of people suffering from alcoholism in Oxford can also join in and share their experience, receiving valuable feedback from other group attendees.
AA Meetings in Oxford:
The Corner Suite, Christ Church, Northcourt Rd OX14 1PL Wednesdays at 7:30pm
St Michael & All Saints Church Hall, Park Rd OX14 3NZ Saturdays at 7:30pm
Adderbury Just for Today
Methodist Chapel, Chapel Lane OX17 3NA Sundays at 6:00pm
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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.