Beating an addiction to drugs or alcohol requires eliminating the physical and psychological dependence, as well as addressing the behavioural issues that lead to addiction in the first place. Attempting to stop using drugs without any form of professional help can be extremely difficult, and at times dangerous where 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. To ensure rehab is a success, the individual needs to make life altering, behavioural changes whilst in treatment. The recovery success rates depend entirely on the individual’s commitment to those changes. Rehab facilities in Deal should provide a bespoke treatment programme and a comprehensive screening process. The treatment plan should be tailored to fulfill the requirements of the individual, and their progress should be regularly monitored throughout the programme.
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 also be carried out by certified psychiatrists.
A rehab programme should involve a team of addiction and mental health specialists, and medical staff, as well as spiritual counsellors, and wellness specialists. 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 Deal 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.
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 empowers people who are struggling with addiction to live meaningful lives without the need for any substances including alcohol. Qualified professionals promote an environment that is supportive, caring and compassionate, so that individuals can begin the healing process and walk along the road to 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. 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 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 regulated by, and must be registered with, the Care Quality Commission (CQC). The CQC provide a rating of each individual rehab ranging from “Inadequate” to “Outstanding”. To find out how a rehab is performing, the best place to look is the CQC website, as this will identify any potential issues with an individual facility.
If you or a loved one are seriously struggling with addiction, private rehab provides:
When enquiring with the treatment centres, ask about the variety of therapy programmes available to you. A good rehab should have a number of therapeutic models to help individuals with psychological issues. If the individual is still dealing with mental health problems, it is worth asking the centre if they have a specialism in dual-diagnosis treatment. Dual-diagnosis is the presence of addiction and mental health conditions, in order to effectively treat both a specialised treatment is needed. 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 involved, a range of factors need to be taken into consideration for the well-being of the individual – such as re-assessing the use of current psychiatric medication as well as therapy undergone before rehabilitation. Detox is the first stage of rehab. Detox eliminates the mind-altering substances from the body before moving on to psychological treatment.
Detox is a treatment designed to break the physical and psychological addiction resulting from drug and alcohol misuse. With the use of detox medication, a medical detox reduces cravings and eliminates any dangerous symptoms that may result from sudden withdrawal. This can be an important part of safely helping individuals through the most difficult phase of 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. It is recommended that the detox phase takes place within a residential setting, so that withdrawal symptoms and health complications can be monitored by medical professionals.
The rehabilitation phase starts once the individual’s detox is complete. Clinicians should utilise a large array of therapeutic models to create a personalised treatment plan. One-to-one sessions should involve the use of psychotherapy as Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) or Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), 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 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.
The length of stay can change depending on the circumstances of the individual, although inpatient programmes typically range from 14 days up to 90 days. Longer rehab programmes have been associated with , so it may be prudent to decide on an extended 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.
A large portion of the overall cost of rehab is from Detox, as well as the length of stay and services provided. Other things to consider include amenities and location. Most inpatient rehab centres charge in the region of £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. 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.
Sanctuary Lodge is the closest CQC-registered rehab clinic we recommend near Deal. 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’re seeking addiction treatment in another location, UKAT provides many rehab facilities across the UK, which all provide the same level of expertise and service. For additional information on UKAT, speak to their addiction specialists on +44 2039 496 584.
Sanctuary Lodge in Halstead, Essex, is only 80 miles away from Kent and a premier treatment facility designed to treat alcohol, cannabis, cocaine, heroin and prescription drugs in luxury surroundings. Here we boast the highest therapist to client ratio in the country.
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Turning Point are a nationwide drug and alcohol recovery service – a good starting point for those looking for assessment and advice on addiction. Their main hub in the county is in Welwyn Garden City.
Telephone: 0300 303 3147
Address: Devonshire Business Centres, Orion House, Bessemer Road, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, AL7 1HH
WDP is an innovative drug and alcohol charity committed to helping those who are affected by substance misuse. For over 25 years they have provided support to individuals, their families and the wider communities from centres across London, the South East and East of England.
Telephone: 01707 891 120
Address: 90 Peartree Lane, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, AL7 3UL
Aiming at providing good quality, person-centred services in the right location at the right time, making a real difference for the people and communities they support.
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 (Narcotics Anonymous) is a non-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 program. There are no fees and everyone is welcome. Anonymity is a vital factor of the fellowship to enable everyone to attend without fear of social repercussions.
What is AA?
Like NA, AA (Alcoholics Anonymous) is a non-profit fellowship 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.
St John The Baptist Church, 132 South Coast Rd, Church Lane
Wednesdays at noon
SWAN Building, 15 Station Rd, 137-139 High St
Wednesdays at 8:00pm
St Michaels & All Angels Church Hall
Brook Rd, corner of Gateshead Rd
Thursdays at 12:30pm
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St. Paul’s Church Room
179 Pixmore Way
DENS Emergency Accommodation
The Elms, Redbourne Road
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