Recovery from drug or alcohol addiction involves curbing physical and psychological dependence while resolving addictive behavioural issues. 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 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, the individual must make deep, behavioural changes whilst in treatment. The recovery success rates depend entirely on the individual’s willingness for change. In Newcastle Upon Tyne, 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.
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. Additionally, 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 Newcastle Upon Tyne 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 offers individuals the necessary tools to have a meaningful life without the needing 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, not all residential programs are the same and a person struggling with drug or alcohol addiction may not know what the ideal 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. 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 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 must be registered with the Care Quality Commission (CQC). The CQC provide a rating of each individual rehab ranging from “Inadequate” to “Outstanding”. To understand how well a rehab is performing, the CQC website is a good place to start, 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 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. Consequently, good rehab centres should be licensed to provide treatment for both addiction and mental health issues – with the expertise to treat substance disorders without impeding on any existing mental health problems (for example 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. 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 bring an end to the psychological and physical addiction caused by alcohol and drug 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. Medical professionals will decide if a medically-assisted detox is necessary, with additional considerations around the person’s 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.
After completing detox the individual will begin the rehabilitation phase. Clinicians should employ a wide range of therapeutic models to allow for person centered treatment. 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 usually take the form of talking therapies, but may include other forms of psychotherapy such as Art Therapy, Drama Therapy, and Meditation. The aim is to provide 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 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 , so it may be that longer rehab programmes are a better choice. Some inpatient rehabs offer “detox only” options – but uk-rehab does not endorse this – as detox alone rarely addresses the underlying causes of addictions. 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.
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. Typically, an inpatient rehab centre charges £5000 – £10000 for a 30-day treatment. Cost should never be a barrier to getting addiction treatment, as often the maintenance of an addiction has a far greater toll longer-term. Consider how much you currently spend to maintain your addiction and the health ramifications caused by substance abuse. Some rehabs accept private insurance, but you should check with your insurance provider first as to whether they cover addiction treatment.
The nearest CQC-registered rehab clinic we recommend near Newcastle Upon Tyne is Oasis Recovery. 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. 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 on UKAT, speak to their addiction treatment specialists on +44 2039 496 584.
Oasis Recovery detox programme addresses the whole person – body, mind and spirit. A medically managed detoxification or stabilisation is supplemented by a wealth of group and individual sessions and talks to help provide maximum long-term benefit. Complementary therapies are also available and include guided relaxation and exercise.
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Newcastle Upon Tyne NHS Foundation Trust, Humankind and Changing Lives are now working in partnership and delivering a new model of care for people living in Newcastle Upon Tyne. Details of these services can be found below.
Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust
Telephone: 0800 234 6798
Address: 4-6 Mary St. Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, SR1 3NH
One of the largest mental health and disability Trusts in England serving a population of approximately 1.4 million, providing services across an area totalling 2,200 square miles. We work from over 60 sites across Northumberland, Newcastle, North Tyneside, Gateshead, South Tyneside and Sunderland. They help heavy drinkers acknowledge their alcoholism problems and people abusing drugs to understand the harms they suffer from this; after that, they will help you find treatment and support.
Telephone: 0191 232 7371
Address: The Old Coroners Court, Close, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 3RG
Changing Lives helps over 17,500 people change their lives for the better each year. They are a national charity dedicated to supporting people with the most complex needs to make meaningful and lasting improvements to their lives.
Humankind - South Shields
Telephone: 0191 406 0027
Address: Unit 6, Cookson House, River Dr, South Shields, NE33 1TL
Moving On Tyne & Wear (MOTW) brings together a partnership of 17 well respected, specialist, voluntary, public and private sector organisations, with a proven track record of delivering health, wellbeing, training and employment support to people experiencing a range of health issues, including those related to drug and alcohol problems, and complex needs.
Addiction support groups are specifically focused on substance abuse and behavioural addictions and the issues associated with drug and alcoholism recovery. Support groups are normally focused on a specific type of addiction which separates one group from another. For example – there are support groups focused on helping people suffering from alcoholism or for people with cocaine addiction. This makes it easier for members to focus and feel as if their particular alcohol-related or drug abuse issues are being addressed by others who share their same experiences.
What is NA?
NA (Narcotics Anonymous) is a globally renowned non-profit fellowship for people whose drug abuse has had a detrimental impact upon their lives. Everyone attending NA meetings is trying to abstain from drug use and to develop a new way of life. There are no fees to attend and everyone is welcome as long as they are actively striving to stay clean.
What is AA?
AA (Alcoholics Anonymous) is – like NA – a non-profit fellowship; since its inception in the 1930s AA has helped millions of people worldwide escape from the claws of alcoholism. AA meetings are held right across the country, including a good number in Newcastle Upon Tyne, and may be particularly valuable for people who have already gone through rehab and are seeking ongoing support.
Jesmond United Reform Church, Burdon Terrace Jesmond
Sundays at 7:30pm
St Mary’s Church Hall, Glasgow Rd
Fridays at 7:30pm
Trinity House, 134 Laygate
Fridays at 7:00pm
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1a Walker Terrace
South Bank Baptist Church
Redcar Road East
St John’s New Vicarage
See the full list of NA meetings in Tyne and Wear