Breaking free from drug or alcohol addiction involves eliminating physical and psychological dependence and addressing the harmful behavioural issues that initially lead to addiction. Attempting to abruptly stop drug use without help from a professional can be extremely challenging and dangerous where an underlying physical dependence has developed. Alcoholism or other forms of drug addiction impact physical and mental health—and it’s often the behavioural aspects of addiction that are most apparent and troubling to friends and family. For rehab to be successful, the individual must make deep, behavioural changes whilst in treatment. The recovery success rates depend entirely on the individual’s willingness for change. In Blackburn, a good rehab facility should have tailored treatment which includes a comprehensive screening process. The facility should customise the treatment plan to the needs of each individual, with their progress being regularly monitored throughout the programme.
Individuals receive treatment on a group and one-to-one basis, and have a customised treatment and recovery programme developed to fully address their specific needs. A psychiatric evaluation should also be carried out by certified psychiatrists.
A team of addiction and mental health specialists should carry out every rehab programme, aided by spiritual counsellors, wellness specialists and medical staff. In the UK, inpatient residential rehab and outpatient programmes are the two distinct options for rehab. The NHS rarely provides funding for Inpatient residential rehab, but outpatient programmes are available across the whole of Blackburn on a self-referral basis. Inpatient residential rehab has many significant benefits over outpatient programmes. Inpatient rehab enables the individual to detox from substances and alcohol in an enclosed, safe, environment, without giving in to any temptations.
We also offer free group sessions for families or anyone closely connected to the individual.
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.
Rehab provides individuals with the necessary tools to live meaningful lives without the need for 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 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 imperative that before choosing a residential programme, you understand what is offered in terms of aftercare and treatment options. Any rehab programme should include family therapy, individual therapy, and group therapy. Medical staff should be available 24-hours a day to guide individuals through the detox stage, and help with any concerns they might have regarding detox medication and psychotherapy. Good residential programmes should have free aftercare as part of their programmes, and allow for regular sessions to strengthen long-term recovery.
It is a requirement for all rehab facilities in the UK to register with the Care Quality Commission (CQC). The CQC provide a rating of each individual rehab ranging from “Inadequate” to “Outstanding”. To investigate how a rehab is performing, a great starting point is the CQC website, as they provide copies of inspection reports highlighting issues and areas of excellence.
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 existing mental health conditions are present, it would be worth asking the centre if they specialise in treating patients with dual-diagnosis. Dual-diagnosis is where the patient has both mental health conditions and addictions, which often require a specialised treatment plan. 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). Several considerations should be made for the individuals well-being where dual diagnosis is involved – such as any therapy undergone prior to rehabilitation and the use of currently prescribed psychiatric medication. The first part of rehab is detox. Detox works to eliminate any mind-altering substances left in the body before the individual can start psychological treatment.
Detox is a treatment used to stop the psychological and physical 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 assess whether the individual requires a medically-assisted detox, with additional considerations involving the individuals needs and any existing mental health conditions. The detox phase is recommended within a residential setting, so that medical professionals can properly assess withdrawal symptoms and any health complications the individual may be facing.
Once the individual completes their detox, they will move on to the rehabilitation phase. Clinicians should employ a wide range of therapeutic models to allow for person centered 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 aim is to help individuals find an optimal environment to gain new ways of thinking, bond with others and seek healthy, rewarding stimuli without the need for drugs or alcohol.
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 associated with , so it may be prudent to decide on an extended rehab programme. Occasionally inpatient rehabs offer “detox only” options – but detox alone rarely treats the underlying causes of addictions, therefore uk-rehab does not endorse this option. For optimal recovery consider a 60-90 day programme. This will give you plenty of time to acclimatize to a substance free life, and allows the therapy to have a long-lasting impact on emotional and spiritual well-being.
Detox makes up a sizable portion of the overall cost of rehab, as well as the length of stay and services provided. Other costs include amenities and location. Typically, an inpatient rehab centre charges £5000 – £10000 for a 30-day treatment. Cost should not be a barrier to seeking addiction treatment, as often the longer-term cost of maintaining an addiction is far greater. Consider how much you spend to maintain your drug habit and the cost of the health issues associated with substance abuse. Some, but not all rehab facilities accept private insurance, but you should check with your insurance provider first as to whether addiction treatment is covered.
The nearest CQC-registered rehab clinic we recommend Blackburn is Oasis Runcorn. This Rehab offers a complete and comprehensive addiction treatment programme for drug and alcohol related addictions, provides treatment plans for mental health conditions, has a good/outstanding CQC rating, and offers 1-year free aftercare for both the individual and the individuals family. 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 on UKAT, feel free to contact their addiction specialists on +44 2039 496 584.
Oasis Runcorn provides primary and secondary treatment which consists of community process, process groups, therapeutic activities, one to one counselling, house meetings, workshops, groups and worksheets.
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CGL (Change Grow Lives) and Aquarius are two charities that operate within the West Midlands. They both provide free help and support for those struggling with addiction. Contact details can be found below.
Telephone: 01772 366 120
Address: St Wilfrid's Building, Fox Street, Preston, Lancashire, PR1 2AB
Website: Discover Preston website.
Discover Preston is a community drug and alcohol service. On accessing their service you will be supported by a member of their team in assessing your needs and developing an individualized recovery action plan.
Young Addaction - Central Lancashire
Telephone: 0808 164 0074
Address: Urban Exchange Mount Street Preston, Lancashire PR1 8BQ
Website: Young Addaction website.
Young Addaction are a young people’s substance misuse service for under 25's. They cover Preston, South Ribble, Chorley and West Lancashire, and their work is mainly conducted in one-to-ones using a variety of psychosocial interventions.
CGL - Inspire and Go2 Blackburn with Darwen
Telephone: 01254 495 014
Address: Regent House Regent Street Blackburn, Lancashire BB1 6BH
Website: CGL - Inspire website.
Go2 is a free and confidential drug and alcohol service for young people in Blackburn with Darwen.
Addiction support groups are specifically focused on substance abuse and behavioural addictions, and the issues associated with recovery. During the meetings, participants normally focus on a specific type of addiction; this is how the groups are separated. This makes it easier for members to concentrate and feel their particular issues being addressed by others who share the same experiences.
What is NA?
NA (Narcotics Anonymous) is a not-for-profit fellowship for all people whose lives have become unmanageable through the use of drugs. Everyone in attendance is looking to abstain from drug use and find a new way to live by following the programme. There are no fees, and everyone is welcome.
What is AA?
AA (Alcoholics Anonymous) is a fellowship-based organisation for all people whose lives have been negatively affected by alcohol misuse. These meetings are held throughout the week and can be beneficial for anyone seeking help after having undergone a structured detox or rehab programme. Even if it’s not you who’s fighting alcoholism, you can still attend and try to find help from the other members.
TMaundy Furniture Shop, 36 Abbey St.
Wednesdays at 1:00pm
No 21 Maundy, 21 Abbey St.
Sundays at 1:30pm
AB & D Centre, Burnley Rd.
Thursdays at 8:00pm
See the full list of AA meetings in and around Lancashire
See the full list of NA meetings in and around Lancashire