If you are struggling with an addiction to drugs or alcohol, it’s important to know that guidance is always available. Anyone with a reliance on these substances can end up feeling lost or in crisis, but seeking help through alcohol rehab or drug rehab is always an option.
There are several rehab centres available in Bradford and West Yorkshire which offer a variety of addiction treatment options. These centres offer both inpatient and outpatient services so that you can access a treatment programme which best accommodates your path to recovery. This guide will help you learn more about drug and alcohol rehab in Bradford.
Types of addiction treatment and rehab programmes in Bradford
Choosing an addiction treatment programme that’s right for you can be a challenging process, but it’s helpful to understand what all of the different options can offer. We will help you to find the most effective treatment and aftercare programme for your individual needs and routine.
Addiction services in Bradford are available in the form of both inpatient and outpatient treatments, and they can be either free or privately funded. Inpatient treatment means that you stay at the centre throughout the treatment, whereas outpatient treatment requires daily visits to the clinic. Each of these options has its benefits, and your choice will depend on your lifestyle requirements and funding options.
Every treatment centre will provide its own activities model, but the core premise of all privately funded programmes is the same. Individual therapy, group therapy and detox will all be available, in conjunction with the opportunity to meet and form bonds with others on the path to recovery. Your treatment will be supervised by medical professionals, such as doctors and therapists, who will help you to recover from drug or alcohol addiction in a safe and effective way. The majority of clinics offer an aftercare programme to assist in long term recovery once treatment has concluded.
While private rehab centres offer more choice of therapy options in quality clinics, there are some free services available in Bradford.
Outpatient addiction treatment (day rehab)
Outpatient treatment, also known as day rehab, is just one type of addiction treatment that can be both privately or publicly funded. The choice to recover from drug and alcohol addiction through an outpatient programme is usually made by those with responsibilities such as childcare. In an outpatient treatment programme, you will attend planned sessions at your chosen clinic, and will not be required to stay overnight.
Here are some of the advantages and disadvantages of an outpatient treatment programme:
Advantages of choosing outpatient treatment
Possible to schedule around other responsibilities such as childcare
Can begin treatment whilst remaining at home
Free options are sometimes available
Disadvantages of choosing outpatient treatment
No quality aftercare package included to maintain long-term sobriety
Long waiting lists for free services
Therapists are less likely to be specialised in addiction
Increased risk of distraction, which may make recovery harder
Group work is simplified so that it’s relevant to all ages
Limited options for one-to-one therapy
No 24-hour specialist contact available
You won’t be living with other individuals going through a similar experience
Still vulnerable to addictive substances outside of treatment
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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How does residential (inpatient) rehab work?
Residential rehabilitation means staying at the treatment clinic throughout the treatment process, allowing you to get away from any potential triggers for addictive behaviours, and have access to the constant support of onsite staff.
The following sections will help you to understand what can be expected at inpatient rehab.
Why inpatient rehab?
Inpatient treatment options give you the opportunity to break away from the stresses of your routine and focus all your attention on living free from addiction.
Living at the rehab centre gives you the opportunity to meet other like-minded residents and form an important support system with those who have similar experiences with addictive substances. There will also be therapeutic groups and activities to help you reflect on the root causes of addiction, and make plans for a future free from addictive substances.
If you or a loved one are seriously struggling with addiction, private rehab provides:
There are both private and NHS options for residential rehabilitation. Free options are incredibly limited and are only accessible through a GP who can refer you for an assessment. If you choose a private residential treatment programme, then you can be admitted the next day and will be assessed by a healthcare professional upon arrival.
Every treatment centre has its own individual rules and regulations, but the following list applies to each of them:
Do bring comfortable and appropriate clothing
Do bring photographs of loved ones or a personal item to remind you of home
Do bring any medication you may be taking
Don’t bring any form of illicit drugs, alcohol or medication
Don’t bring any form of weaponry
Don’t bring mouthwash, aerosols or perfume containing alcohol
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Medical Alcohol and Drug Detox
When you are admitted to an inpatient or outpatient treatment programme for alcohol or drug addiction, a medical professional will give you a full assessment in order to ensure the best possible treatment options are offered to you. Those who are at risk for severe withdrawal symptoms may be offered a medical detox, which involves continuous monitoring and the prescription of specialised detox medication.
A medical detox can be available as part of inpatient and outpatient treatments, but only a residential programme will offer 24-hour care throughout the detox process.
Drug and alcohol rehab programme
Every treatment centre will have its own recovery approach, but most drug and alcohol treatment centres will offer Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), a 12-step programme or any other type of non-12-step programme, and a combination of group and one-to-one therapy. Each type of treatment is beneficial for different reasons and each individual will respond uniquely, so it’s important to keep an open mind and assess which options will work best for you. Usually, a balance of different types of activities is the most advantageous.
Choosing the right treatment programme
Before embarking on a drug or alcohol rehab programme, it’s best to consider each of your options and how they are suited to your individual requirements. It’s recommended to review each clinic’s weekly schedule and look into the various addiction treatments that they offer. The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is a governing body that assesses the quality of treatment programmes on their safety, effectiveness, caring, responsiveness, and leadership.The CQC results offer an in-depth assessment of your chosen clinic, and you can use these ratings to find the best treatment centres in your area. If you decide that you want more information before you are admitted to a clinic, it’s always possible to get in touch with them and ask for more information about their programme model.
Family support programmes
Most often, addiction not only affects the individual but also negatively impacts their friends and family. Private treatment centres will offer family support programmes in order to give advice and emotional support for loved ones who need it. By attending these workshops and support groups, family and friends will be better equipped to support you by learning about the stages of recovery and increasing their understanding of addiction. They will also be provided with guidance for their own personal healing.
How long does a rehab programme last?
The longer that a person stays in a residential treatment programme, the greater their chances of staying sober long-term. A longer stay at rehab allows for more opportunities to learn, reflect and make lasting changes towards a lifelong journey to recovery. The majority of clinics utilise a 12-step model to help residents take control of their addiction, but a standard 28-day stay will only guide you through the first few steps. Shorter stays are possible, but a minimum of four weeks is recommended, and aftercare options are made available to help you continue your journey after treatment has concluded.
Is rehab free?
The NHS does provide some free addiction treatment services for those who cannot afford private residential rehab or do not have access to private insurance. The free services are mostly outpatient, and there is usually a long waiting list to be admitted.
Most clinics accept self-referral, but the first step toward accessing free treatment is a visit to your GP, where you might receive a referral for counselling, or in severe cases, a detox programme. For anyone in need of urgent treatment, Turning Point is a charity that funds a limited number of beds if you meet their criteria.
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The downside to free services
While free services do have an important role in allowing those without the necessary finances to get treatment, they do have limitations. Cuts to government funding and increased demand means that they are often severely restricted, with limited spaces. Free services are mostly on an outpatient basis, and one-to-one therapy is usually not available. Anyone in need of a medical detox will likely have to wait for an inpatient detox bed before they can complete the programme, and so it is important that you weigh all of your options and assess the severity of your addiction before deciding on a treatment programme that is right for you.
The benefits of residential rehab in Bradford
Inpatient programmes have many benefits over other types of addiction treatment, and they are often the fastest and most effective road to recovery. The following list of features are unique to residential treatments, and they should be considered when deciding on the best programme for your recovery:
Residential rehab in Bradford
Medical detox available
Qualified staff team
Round the clock support
Flexibility of timing
Family support programmes
Option of conjoins
Choice of clinic
What happens after a rehab programme?
After your rehab programme has concluded, it’s essential to maintain ongoing care and support as you return to your regular routine. Seeking connections with professionals and peers will help you to implement all of the changes and new behaviours that you learned during recovery and ensure your long-term sobriety. The journey to recovery continues long after rehab has ended, and so planning for life after treatment will make sure you get the most out of your programme.
Most inpatient addiction treatment centres offer an aftercare programme to ensure that you get the ongoing support needed to continue your recovery. This programme will likely include continued group therapy and peer-support, as well as providing access to important information and guidance to move past any difficulties you might face.
At UKAT, anyone who completes an addiction treatment programme will get access to our Alumni network: a community of peers who have completed the programme and are maintaining their sobriety at home. The alumni network hosts event days, and provides useful online materials and regular communication, to provide you with connection to other recovering individuals who can support you in your life after treatment.
It is recommended that anyone who completes an inpatient or outpatient treatment programme joins a local support group, enabling them to make connections with other people on the recovery journey who can offer advice and support. Examples of these groups include Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), Narcotics Anonymous (NA), Cocaine Anonymous (CA) and SMART Recovery.
Each of these groups will provide you with regular access to an important support group of peers, who can help you maintain long-term abstinence and recovery.
Long-term recovery from addiction
Returning to your daily routine after addiction treatment can be overwhelming, and you will have to overcome the stresses and triggers of the world outside rehab. Your treatment will provide you with many tools to deal with any strains and set-backs effectively, but it is important to make full use of aftercare, support groups and connections with peers to help you manage these difficulties as they arise.
Everyone’s path towards recovery is different, and it may take some people longer than others to implement everything they have learned effectively. It is important to remember that you will get through to the other side, with care and support from others.
How do I help get a loved one into rehab?
It’s natural to want to get help and support for a loved one struggling with addiction, but it’s important to remember that you can’t force anyone to access treatment before they are ready for it. It could be helpful to sit down with a loved one and explain your concerns, listening to what they have to say.
It’s essential to remain open-minded and offer non-judgemental support to your loved one, to avoid pushing them away. For more information on supporting a loved one to seek treatment, please see our support page.
How do I tell my family I’m going to rehab?
Once you have made the decision to seek treatment for addiction, it’s important to remember how courageous you have been for taking that first step. Telling your loved ones and family members about your decision is a key part of your road to recovery, and open communication is essential to your long-term healing.
The acknowledgement of your problem and your decision to address it will be welcomed by loved ones, and it will be helpful for both of you to invite them to be involved in your treatment programme and support you in your abstinence.
Frequently asked questions
Are rehabs open in Bradford during Coronavirus lockdown?
Rehabilitation centres in Bradford are open during the Coronavirus outbreak, as healthcare facilities are classed as essential businesses. This includes private rehab clinics, provided they follow the safety regulations implemented by the government.
How much does an alcohol/drug rehab cost in Bradford?
Depending on the provider you choose, a standard 28-day treatment can cost between £4,000 and £12,000. The price range is based on the quality of the provider and the range of services the programme offers. Shorter and longer programmes are also available in some centres. On specific insurance policies, this is covered by private insurance.
How do you sign up to a rehab?
To sign up for private rehab, you need to contact your chosen centre, who will discuss your needs and organise the details for you. For NHS rehab, you must contact your GP, who will make a referral if you meet the requirements.
How can I pay for a rehab?
Rehab can be funded privately, or subsidised through private insurance in some cases. Check with your provider to determine which rehab options are covered.
What rehab programmes are there?
The 12-step method is the most common programme, which is used by the majority of providers. However, some companies offer a mixture of holistic therapies, such as yoga, mindfulness, CBT and others, alongside the 12-step sessions, for the opportunity to trial a range of recovery tactics.
Can you force someone to go to rehab?
You cannot force someone to go to rehab; it must be their choice. However, there are ways of encouraging someone to attend rehab, including honest discussions, visiting the centre before committing to treatment and organising interventions.
Can I sign up for rehab for someone else?
You cannot sign up for rehab on someone else’s behalf. For recovery to be successful, the person must be willing to accept help and be open to thinking of addictive substances in a different way. Unless they are open to change, rehab will not be successful.
How long does a rehab process take?
Treatment programmes often last from four to twelve weeks, although it is generally acknowledged that the longer a person stays in rehab, the easier it is to stay sober.
Shorter stays are available, but a minimum of four weeks is usually recommended.
What is treated in rehabs?
Rehab can treat anything an individual is addicted to, including alcohol, drugs, gambling, gaming, porn, internet, sex and food. UKAT also treats eating disorders and handles dual-diagnosis and codependency.
Which drug addictions can be treated in rehab?
Any drug addiction can be treated in rehab. This includes all illegal drugs, prescription drugs, legal highs, sleeping pills, stimulants and alcohol.
Is rehab confidential?
Privately funded rehab is entirely confidential. Free treatment through the NHS will require admittance through your GP, which means it will sit on your medical record. However, this cannot be accessed by anyone outside the medical field without permission.
Can I visit a person who is in rehab?
At UKAT, visits are organised every Sunday for those that wish to see loved ones. However, during the Covid-19 pandemic, visiting hours have been put on hold to prevent the risk of the virus spreading into our centres. We are in the process of reintroducing these sessions as safely and quickly as possible.
Are there free rehabs in Bradford?
There are a number of free clinics in Bradford which can help you with alcohol or drug abuse. However, these are predominantly outpatient programmes, which mean you cannot stay within the centre during the recovery process.
Can I get rehab funding through the NHS?
It is possible to receive rehab funding through the NHS, although it is a lengthy process in which many applications are denied. Applications can be made through discussions with a GP.
Why is going to a rehab important?
Rehab provides each individual with the tools to tackle their addiction and remain sober, which is both difficult and dangerous to do alone. Private rehab also introduces you to lifelong contacts and aftercare that will support you through a successful recovery process in the long-term.
What is the difference between rehab and detox?
Detox deals with the physical aspect of dependence, whereas rehabilitation works with a person’s attitude towards addiction.
Detox is the process of withdrawing the body from any harmful substances, such as drugs and alcohol. Rehab involves therapy and recovery principles to help someone change the way they think about addictive substances and prevent them from using.
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