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 abruptly stop drug use without help from a professional can be extremely challenging and dangerous where an underlying 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. 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. All good rehab facilities in Reading should offer person-centred treatment which includes a comprehensive screening process. The treatment plan should be tailored to the needs of each individual, with regular monitoring and progress reports throughout the programme.
Individuals are treated on a one-to-one and group basis, and receive a customised treatment and recovery programme to fully address their specific needs. A psychiatric evaluation should be provided by certified psychiatrists.
A rehab programme will ideally be carried out by a team of specialists in the treatment of addiction and mental health, as well as spiritual counsellors, wellness specialists and medical staff. In the UK the two main choices for rehab are inpatient residential rehab and outpatient programmes. Unfortunately, Inpatient residential rehab is rarely funded by the NHS, however outpatient programmes are available throughout Reading 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 offers individuals the necessary tools to have a meaningful life without the needing substances including alcohol. 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 are not equal and a person struggling with alcohol or drug dependency may not know what the ideal residential treatment program looks like.
It is imperative that before choosing a residential programme, you understand what is offered in terms of aftercare and treatment options. 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 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 making enquiries, ask the treatment centre about the types of therapy programmes available. All decent rehabs should provide several different therapeutic models to help underlining psychological issues associated with addiction. 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, a good rehab centre should be licensed to treat both mental health disorders and addiction – with the experience to treat substance dependency without impeding on any existing mental health problems (such as 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. Rehab begins with detox. The detox stage works to remove the mind-altering substances from the individual’s body before they move 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 necessary, and is often only recommended for those who are dependent on barbiturates, opiates, benzodiazepines, and alcohol. Medical professionals will decide whether a medically-assisted detox is required, 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 detox is complete the individual will move on to the rehabilitation phase. Clinicians focus on person centered treatment utilising a wide variety 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 include other forms of psychotherapy such as Art Therapy, Drama Therapy, and Meditation. The goal for individuals is to create the optimal environment to explore new ways of thinking, to form bonds with peers and to seek healthy, rewarding stimuli without the need for drugs or alcohol.
The length of stay will depend on individual circumstances, with most inpatient programmes ranging from 14 days up to 90 days. Rehab programmes have been linked to , so it may be prudent to choose extended rehab programmes. 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 better recovery. This will allow plenty of time to adjust to a life free from substances, and for the therapy to have a longer lasting impact on spiritual and emotional well-being.
Detox makes up a sizable portion of the overall cost of rehab, as well as the length of stay and services provided. Other costs 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. Take into consideration the cost to maintain your addiction and the health issues caused by substance abuse. Private insurance can sometimes be accepted by rehabs, but you must make sure your insurance provider covers addiction treatment.
The nearest rehab clinic we recommend near Reading is the CQC-registered Primrose Lodge. 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 are looking for treatment outside of Reading, UKAT provides many rehab facilities across the UK, all of which provide the same level of expertise and service. For additional information on UKAT, speak to their addiction specialists on +44 2039 496 584
Primrose Lodge genuinely cares about their patients making a full recovery from their illness. As a premier treatment facility, there has been no expense spared in making our clinic comfortable, attractive and homely with fantastic facilities for our patients to enjoy.
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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For those who don’t wish to opt for private treatment, Reading has a variety of free drug and alcohol addiction services available to the public.
Iris Partnership - Reading
Telephone: 0118 955 7333
Address: 127 Oxford Road, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 7UU - www.irispartnership.org
Iris Reading is an adult drug and alcohol service available to anyone aged 18 and over, living in Reading.
Source - Reading
Telephone: 0118 937 5666
Address: 16 North Street, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 7DA - www.reading.gov.uk/concernsaboutachild
SOURCE is Reading’s Young Person’s drug & alcohol service, we work with young people under 18 years old or up to 25 if they are vulnerable adults.
Turning Point - Slough
Telephone: 01753 692548
Address: 27 Pursers Ct, Slough, SL2 5DL - wellbeing.turning-point.co.uk/slough/
Turning Point work with anyone who is affected by drugs or alcohol and wants support to make changes.
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 Berkshire, and may be particularly valuable for people who have already gone through rehab and are seeking ongoing support.
Chavey Down Rd
Methodist Church Hall
Friends Meeting House
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St Agnes Church
St Leonards Road
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