Recovery from drug or alcohol addiction involves curbing physical and psychological dependence while resolving addictive behavioural issues. Attempting to stop using drugs without any type of professional assistance can be very difficult and sometimes dangerous where physical dependence has evolved. 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 Burnham On Sea 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.
Individuals are treated on a one-to-one and group basis, and receive a customised treatment and recovery programme to fully address their specific needs. A psychiatric evaluation should be provided by certified psychiatrists.
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 and those struggling with drug or alcohol addiction may not understand what a good residential treatment program looks like. It is imperative that prior to choosing a residential programme, you understand what is provided in terms of aftercare options and treatment. 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. 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, ask the treatment centre about the types of therapy programmes available. All decent rehabs should provide several different therapeutic models to help underlining psychological issues associated with addiction. If existing mental health conditions are present, it would be worth inquiring whether the centre specialises in dual-diagnosis. Dual-diagnosis is the presence of mental health conditions and addictions. This often necessitates a specialised treatment plan to treat both disorders simultaneously. 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). 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 that intends to break both the physical and psychological addiction caused by 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 a medically-assisted detox is needed, with special considerations around the individuals existing mental health conditions and other needs. 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.
Once detox is complete the individual will move on to the rehabilitation phase. 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. 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 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.
Most inpatient programmes range from 14 days up to 90 days, but the length of stay will depend on individual circumstances. Extended rehab programmes have been shown to of recovery, so it may be best to choose a longer rehab programme. Inpatient rehabs sometimes offer “detox only” options – but this is not endorsed by uk-rehab – as a standalone option, detox rarely treats 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.
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. Inpatient rehab centres typically charge £5000 – £10000 for a 30-day treatment. Cost should never be a barrier to seeking addiction treatment, as often maintaining an addiction has far greater cost implications longer-term. Consider how much you currently spend to maintain your addiction and the health ramifications caused by substance abuse. In some cases rehabs accept private insurance, but insurance providers don’t always cover addiction treatment. You should first check your insurance provider to determine whether they will cover your addiction treatment.
Banbury Lodge is the closest CQC-registered rehab clinic we recommend Burnham On Sea. This Rehab has a good/outstanding CQC rating, offers a comprehensive addiction treatment programme for drug and alcohol related addictions, provides treatment plans for any 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 on UKAT, feel free to contact their addiction specialists on +44 2039 496 584.
UKAT are proud to offer Banbury Lodge – a state-of-the-art drug and alcohol rehab situated in Oxfordshire.
Banbury Lodge is our nearest addiction rehab centre to Somerset, and is situated in Oxfordshire, two hours away. Our professional staff are experienced in treating all kinds of addictions, and each of our clients will receive a tailored recovery programme.
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Somerset Drug & Alcohol Service (SDAS) is for those with a dependency or addiction who want to reduce the harm that drugs and alcohol cause to their lives and to those around them. Ultimately, the services strive to help people achieve recovery from addiction and full re-integration back into community life. They have hubs throughout the county including in Taunton and Bridgewater.
Change Grow Live
Telephone: 0300 30 38 788
Address: Bridge House, 30 Taunton Road, Bridgwater, TA6 3LS
Website: Change Grow Live website.
SDAS comprises of three providers working in partnership to deliver one wholesome holistic treatment service in the county. CGL provides the contact and engagement part of the service.
Addiction support groups are specifically focused on substance abuse and behavioural addictions and the issues associated with recovery. Support groups are normally focused on 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 Somerset, take a look at our guide below.
What is AA?
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) is an international organisation focused on mutual understanding and support within a group of people suffering from the effects of alcohol addiction. These meetings are mostly attended by alcoholics, but family members and people suffering from dual diagnosis and co-occurring disorders can freely join meetings and share their experience with the others.
St Michael’s Without (Basement), Broad St
Mondays at 7:30pm
St John’s Church, Blake Place
Tuesdays at 7:30pm
Bay Tree Café, Church Lane
Thursdays at 7:30pm
See the full list of AA meetings in and around Somerset
“Parents in Recovery”
St Stephen’s Church, St Stephen’s Str
United Reform Church
Salvation Army – Logos House
3 Wade Street
See the full list of NA meetings in and around Somerset