Getting help for Addiction & Substance Abuse in Swindon
Breaking free from drug or alcohol addiction involves eliminating physical and psychological dependence and addressing the harmful behavioural issues that initially lead to addiction. 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 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. For rehab to succeed, the individual must commit to deep, behavioural changes whilst in treatment. The success rates of recovery depend entirely on the individual’s willingness and commitment to such changes. All good rehab facilities in Swindon 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.
How Does Rehab Work
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 involve a team of addiction and mental health specialists, and medical staff, as well as spiritual counsellors, and wellness specialists. When it comes to rehab options, outpatient programmes and inpatient residential rehab are the two main choices available in the United Kingdom. Inpatient residential rehab treatment is usually unavailable on the NHS, whereas outpatient programmes are available throughout Swindon 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.
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.
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What Happens During Alcohol and Drug Rehab in Swindon
Rehab empowers people who are struggling with addiction to live meaningful lives without the need for any substances including alcohol. Qualified professionals work to promote an environment that is caring, supportive, and compassionate, so that individuals can start the healing process and facilitate 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 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.
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 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.
The Benefits of Private Rehab
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). 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. The first stage of rehab is detox. Detox works to eliminate mind-altering substances from the body before psychological treatment can commence.
Medical Alcohol and Drug Detox
Detox is a treatment used to stop the psychological and physical 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 more common in those who are dependent on opiates, alcohol, barbiturates, and benzodiazepines. Medical professionals will assess whether a medically-assisted detox is needed, with special considerations around the individuals existing mental health conditions and other needs. It is recommended that the detox phase is pursued within a residential setting, so that medical professionals can monitor withdrawal symptoms and any health complications.
Therapy for Alcohol and Drug Addiction
The rehabilitation phase starts once the individual’s detox is complete. Clinicians should utilise a wide variety of therapeutic models to allow for personalised treatment. Usually one-to-one sessions utilise psychotherapy in the form of Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), 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 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.
How Long is Rehab?
Most inpatient programmes range from 14 days up to 90 days, but the length of stay will depend on individual circumstances. Longer rehab programmes have been associated with , so it may be prudent to decide on an extended 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 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.
Cost of Alcohol and Drug Rehab
Detox makes up a sizable portion of the overall cost of rehab, as well as the length of stay and services provided. Other considerations include location and amenities. Typically, an inpatient rehab centre charges £5000 – £10000 for a 30-day treatment. Cost should not be a barrier to seeking addiction treatment, as often the longer-term cost of maintaining an addiction is far greater. Take into consideration the cost to maintain your addiction and the health issues caused by 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.
Nearest CQC Registered Rehab to Swindon
The nearest rehab clinic we recommend near Swindon is the CQC-registered Banbury Lodge. This Rehab offers a complete and comprehensive addiction treatment programme for alcohol and drug addictions and has a good/outstanding CQC rating, in addition treatment plans for existing mental health conditions are also included and 1-year free aftercare for both the individual and their families are provided. If you are looking for addiction treatment in another location, UKAT provide several rehab facilities throughout the UK, all of which provide the same high standard of service and expertise. For additional information on UKAT, speak to their addiction specialists on +44 2039 496 584.
Banbury Lodge will provide a medically supervised detox along with a bespoke treatment programme including counselling and therapy. We also offer free family group sessions, providing support to families and loved ones during treatment. To find out more about the services we provide at Banbury Lodge call us today.
What Are the Pros and Cons of Free Addiction Treatment
Free of charge
Accessible to everyone
Located in the local community
Close to home and family
Lengthy admissions process
Might not be referred to residential rehab
Patients may be asked to go to different clinics
Recovery may be affected by life distractions
Access to the personal therapist is more limited;
Patients may not have the same therapist
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Free Addiction Treatment Services Available in Swindon
There are a number of charity run addiction services in Swindon. CGL Swindon and Turning Point provide free addiction services to the local community which don’t require an NHS referral, their details can be found below.
CGL Swindon works in partnership with service users to assess their requirements and to plan individual treatment plans and help users to address their alcohol and drug problems and achieve personal goals.
Swindon & Wiltshire Active Recovery Service (IMPACT) is a free, confidential service for anyone who is concerned about their own or someone else’s substance use. Their team of specialist workers are skilled in helping people decide what changes they want to make, whether you need intensive support or just some brief advice.
Addiction Support Groups in Swindon
Addiction support groups are specifically focused on substance abuse and behavioural addictions and the issues associated with recovery. Support groups 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.
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 Wiltshire, and may be particularly valuable for people who have already gone through rehab and are seeking ongoing support.
AA Meetings in Swindon:
Salvation Army Hall, Foghamshire SN15 1HB Thursdays at 7:45pm
St Lucy’s Sight Centre, Browfort, Bath Rd SN10 2AT Sundays at 10:30am
St Mary’s Church Hall, Silverless St SN8 1JQ Mondays at 8:00pm
Check out our reviews as our alumni share their thoughts on our facilities and their experiences attending them. All the reviews are verified but full names are removed for confidentiality.
Whole experience was very good, prefer this place more than primrose lodge,food is better here and the facilities, therapist at Banbury Lodge always available for me
The treatment was amazing the staff are exceptionally professional and caring. Therapist are able to push me out of my comfort zone and working on under covering issues I had yet to acknowledge. Food was great and it's a great bounding bonding experience as you know your not the only one dealing with addiction.
No complaints from the the treatment.
I think it has been fantastic, staff are all lovely. I wouldn't have been able to do it by myself, I'm so grateful for everyone here and what they have done for me. My peers have all been supportive too. I feel happy and prepared for the next stage in my recovery thanks to my therapist.
I think the treatment here was very good. General support staff and therapists are all very knowledgeable and have exactly the right skill sets to deal with all situations which arise. I wish I could stay the whole 28 days. I like the variety of different therapies and that we do two different groups as I feel I get more out of smaller groups.