Beating drug addiction or alcoholism involves therapy to address the behavioural issues that lead to addiction first, whilst treating both physical and psychological dependence. 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 and other kinds of drug addiction affect physical and mental health. Often the behavioural aspects of substance dependence are most apparent and worrying 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 Nelson, 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 will receive one-on-one and group treatment as part of a treatment and recovery programme – customised to fully address their specific needs. Also, individuals should have a psychiatric evaluation carried out 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 equips individuals with tools that enable them to live meaning lives without the need for alcohol or any other substances. 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 important that prior to choosing a residential programme, you understand what is offered to you in terms of treatment options and aftercare. Rehab programmes should ideally consist of individual therapy, group therapy and family therapy. Medical staff need to be made available 24 hours a day to aid with the detox process, and address any concerns that individuals express regarding their 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.
If you or a loved one are seriously struggling with addiction, private rehab provides:
When making enquiries, ask about the therapy programmes available to you. All good rehabs should have a few different therapeutic models to help those with psychological issues. 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. A good rehab centre therefore, should be licensed to treat both addiction and mental health disorders – with the expertise to treat substance disorders without hindering on the state of any existing mental health problems (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. 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 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 necessary, and is often only recommended for those who are dependent on barbiturates, opiates, benzodiazepines, and alcohol. 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 takes place within a residential setting, so that withdrawal symptoms and health complications can be monitored by medical professionals.
The rehabilitation phase begins once the individual completes their detox. Clinicians should employ a wide range of therapeutic models to allow for person centered treatment. One-to-one sessions should explore 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 goal is to provide the best possible environment to allow the individual to gain new ways of thinking, bond with others and seek healthy, rewarding stimuli without the inclusion of drugs or alcohol.
Most inpatient programmes vary from 14 days up to 90 days, but the length of stay will often depend on the circumstances of the individual. Extended rehab programmes have been shown to of recovery, so it may be best to choose a longer rehab programme. Some inpatient rehabs have options that are “detox only” – but uk-rehab does not endorse this – as detox alone rarely addresses the underlying causes of addictions. Consider a 60-90 day treatment programme for optimal recovery. This will allow for better adjusting to a life without substances, and for the therapy to have a long-lasting impact on spiritual and emotional 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. Consider how much you spend to maintain your drug habit and the cost of the health issues associated with 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.
Oasis Runcorn is the closest CQC-registered rehab clinic we recommend Nelson. 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 would like to seek addiction treatment in another location, UKAT provide a number of rehab facilities throughout the UK, all of which provide the same level of service and expertise. For more information about UKAT, call +44 2039 496 584 to speak to their addiction specialists.
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