Recovery from drug or alcohol addiction involves curbing physical and psychological dependence while resolving addictive behavioural issues. Trying to stop using drugs without professional help can be challenging, and at times dangerous, where physical dependence needs to be overcome. All forms of alcoholism and drug addiction affect physical and mental health. Frequently it is the behavioural aspects of an addiction that are most apparent and troubling for friends and family. 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. In Norwich, 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 should be treated on a one-to-one and group basis. To fully address their specific needs, they should receive a person-centred treatment programme for optimal recovery. Additionally, a psychiatric evaluation should also be carried out by certified psychiatrists.
A team of addiction and mental health specialists should carry out every rehab programme, aided by spiritual counsellors, wellness specialists and medical staff. 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 Norwich on a self-referral basis. Inpatient residential rehab provides many advantages over outpatient programmes. They allow the individual to safely detox from alcohol and substances in an enclosed environment, without 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 equips individuals with tools that enable them to live meaning lives without the need for alcohol or any other substances. 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 important that before choosing a residential programme, you understand what it entails in terms of treatment and aftercare options. 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 residential programmes should provide free aftercare as part of any programme, and should allow for regular sessions to promote 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 you begin making enquiries, ask about the different therapy programmes the centre provides. A good rehab should have several therapeutic models to help those dealing with psychological issues. If mental health conditions are present in the individual, it would be beneficial to ask the centre if they specialise in dual-diagnosis. Dual-diagnosis is the presence of addiction and mental health conditions, which often requires a more specialised treatment plan to treat both. Therefore, a good rehab centre should be licensed to treat both mental health disorders and addiction – with the experience to treat substance disorders without impeding on any existing mental health issues (such as bipolar or depression). 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. The first stage of rehab is detox. Detox works to eliminate mind-altering substances from the body before psychological treatment can commence.
Detox is a treatment designed to break the physical and psychological addiction resulting from drug and alcohol misuse. A medical detox can be defined as medically-assisted, as often detox medication is provided to alleviate many of the dangerous symptoms associated with 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. The detox phase should ideally be initiated within a residential setting. This is so that medical professionals can properly assess any health complications and withdrawal symptoms.
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 explore psychotherapy in the form of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), 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 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 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. Some inpatient rehabs offer “detox only” options – 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 substantial portion of the overall cost of rehab is from Detox, as well as the length of stay and services provided. Other considerations include location and amenities. Typically, inpatient rehab centres price a 30-day treatment at £5000 – £10000. 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. Private insurance can sometimes be accepted by rehabs, but you must make sure your insurance provider covers addiction treatment.
The nearest CQC-registered rehab clinic we recommend near Norwich is Liberty House Clinic. This Rehab offers a complete and comprehensive addiction treatment programme for drug and alcohol related addictions, provides treatment plans for mental health conditions, has a good/outstanding CQC rating, and offers 1-year free aftercare for both the individual and the individuals family. 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 additional information on UKAT, speak to their addiction specialists on +44 2039 496 584.
Liberty House Clinic offer medically-assisted detoxes, along with individual and group counselling, and a range of therapy treatments, such as Cognitive behavioural therapy, one-to-one therapy and group therapy. You can find out more about them.
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Change Grow Live (CGL) operates in the county. Norwich Alcohol and Drug Behaviour Change Service is a confidential free service for adults (including offenders), families, carers, and affected loved ones.
Telephone: 01603 514096
Address: Adobe house, 5 Barton Way, Norwich
Website: CGL website.
CGL offer a range of opportunities including workshops, brief interventions, structured groups and one-to-one key working sessions.
Telephone: 01603 660 070
Address: St Clements House, 2-16 Colegate, Norwich, Norfolk, NR3 1BQ
Website: NORCAS 65+ website.
NORCAS 65+ are a charity and housing association which has been helping people fight drug and alcohol dependencies for 50 years.
Addiction support groups are specifically focused on substance abuse and behavioural addictions and the issues associated with recovery. These organisations 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. There are multiple meetings organised in and near Norwich.
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 programme. 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?
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.
Barsham & Shipmeadow Village Hall
Tuesdays at 7:30pm
Barsham & Shipmeadow Village Hall
Wednesdays at 12:00pm
Friends Meeting House, 15 Smallgate
Satursdays at 7:00pm
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First Wednesday of every Month
Upper Goat Lane
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