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 type of professional assistance can be very difficult and sometimes dangerous where physical dependence has evolved. All forms of drug addiction and alcoholism negatively impact the individual’s mental and physical health. Friends and family often find the behavioural aspects of addiction the most apparent and troubling to experience. 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. In Plymouth, 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. A psychiatric evaluation should also be carried out by certified psychiatrists.
A rehab programme should be carried out by a team of addiction and mental health specialists, as well as spiritual counsellors, wellness specialists and medical staff. When it comes to rehab choices, inpatient residential rehab and outpatient programmes are the two distinct options available in the UK. Inpatient residential rehab is not usually offered on the NHS, whereas outpatient programmes are available throughout Plymouth 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 provides individuals with the necessary tools to live meaningful lives without the need for 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. This aside, not all residential programs are identical and a person who’s struggling with alcohol or drug addiction may not be able to identify the right residential treatment programs. It is important that before choosing a residential programme, you understand what it entails in terms of treatment and aftercare options. 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. All good residential programmes should offer free aftercare as part of any programme, and should provide regular sessions to facilitate 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 the individual presents mental health problems, it’s best to ask the centre if they specialise in treating dual-diagnosis. Dual-diagnosis is the presence of mental health conditions and addiction, a specialised treatment is recommended to effectively treat both conditions. 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). Where dual diagnosis is concerned, several factors must be taken into consideration for the individuals well-being – such as the ongoing use of existing psychiatric medication as well as therapy undergone prior to 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 bring an end to the psychological and physical addiction caused by alcohol and drug 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 more common in those who are dependent on opiates, alcohol, barbiturates, and benzodiazepines. 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 advised that the detox process happens within a residential setting, so that medical professionals can accurately assess any health complications and withdrawal symptoms that may arise.
Once the individual completes their detox, they will move on to the rehabilitation phase. Clinicians ensure that treatment is person centered by utilising a range of therapeutic models. 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 also 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. Rehab programmes have been linked to , so it may be prudent to choose extended rehab programmes. 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 programme for optimal recovery. This will allow more time to adjust to a substance free life, and to improve the impact of the therapy on emotional and spiritual 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 not be a barrier to seeking addiction treatment, as often the longer-term cost of maintaining an addiction is far greater. 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 Plymouth is Primrose Lodge. 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. 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 about UKAT, call +44 2039 496 584 to speak to their addiction specialists.
Primrose Lodge is a premier treatment facility. We have spared no expense in ensuring that our clinic is comfortable, attractive and homely with fantastic facilities for all patients to enjoy. Our dedicated team of addiction treatment professionals possess extensive credentials and expert training in the field of addiction services.
Banbury Lodge has been completely refurbished to exceptional standards and boasts state-of-the-art facilities that include an onsite gymnasium and en suite bedrooms. The clinic offers a secure and comfortable environment in which to get better, and with specialised programmes for people aged sixteen and over, Banbury Lodge is the ideal treatment centre for you or a loved one.
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Together Drug & Alcohol Service supports adults living in Plymouth to address their drug and/or alcohol use. Addaction also provide support for those living in and near Exeter
Together Drug & Alcohol Service
Telephone: 0800 233 5444
Address: Templar House, Scott Close, Newton Abbot TQ12 1GJ - https://www.edp.org.uk/
EDP Drug & Alcohol Services support people to address their drug and alcohol misuse. A fundamental belief underpinning their work is that, given the right support and resources, people can and do make remarkable changes.
Addaction: Drink Wise Age Well
Telephone: 0800 304 7034
Address: Exeter CVS, Wat Tyler House , King William Street, Exeter, EX4 6PD - https://www.addaction.org.uk/
Addaction help people change their behaviour to become the very best that they can be. It could be their drug or alcohol use or worries about their mental health – we support people to make lasting change in their lives.
Addiction support groups are a vital aspect of the long-term treatment process; focused on substance abuse and behavioural addictions, and the various issues associated with recovery, support groups normally bring together people suffering the same kind of addiction so group members can feel that they are part of a relevant peer group which understands their specific challenges and 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 Plymouth, and may be particularly valuable for people who have already gone through rehab and are seeking ongoing support.
United Reformed Church, Chard St
Fridays at 7:30pm
Salvation Army Hall, Oakleigh Road
Tuesdays at 7:30pm
Exmouth Community Church, 7-9 Market St
Tuesdays at 10:30am
See the full list of AA meetings in and around Devon
Citizens Advice Bureau
11 Castle Road
House of Prayer Ministries
The Old School Rooms
See the full list of NA meetings in and around Devon