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 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. 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. Rehab facilities in Truro should provide a bespoke treatment programme and a comprehensive screening process. The treatment plan should be tailored to fulfill the requirements of the individual, and their progress should be regularly monitored 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 also be carried out 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. 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 Truro 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 equips individuals with tools that enable them to live meaning lives without the need for alcohol or any other substances. Qualified professionals foster an environment that is caring, compassionate, and supportive, so that individuals can begin the healing process towards 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 important that prior to choosing a residential programme, you understand what is offered to you in terms of treatment options and aftercare. 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 provide free aftercare as part of any programme, and should allow for regular sessions to promote 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.
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 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. 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). Where dual diagnosis is concerned, many considerations need to be made for the individual’s well-being – such as the use of existing psychiatric medication and any therapy undergone prior to rehabilitation. The first phase of rehab is detox. Detox eliminates the substances that affect the individual’s mind, preparing them for psychological treatment.
Detox is a treatment intended to break not only the physical addiction but also the psychological addiction that commonly occurs after drug and alcohol misuse. A medical detox helps to guide individuals through the worst of withdrawal safely, by using detox medication, you can reduce cravings and eliminate any dangerous symptoms that often 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. 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. The detox phase is recommended within a residential setting, so that medical professionals can properly assess withdrawal symptoms and any health complications the individual may be facing.
The rehabilitation phase starts once the individual’s detox is complete. Clinicians ensure that treatment is person centered by utilising a range of therapeutic models. Usually one-to-one sessions utilise psychotherapy in the form of Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), amongst others. Talking therapies form most Group sessions, 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 vary from 14 days up to 90 days, but the length of stay will often depend on the circumstances of the individual. Longer rehab programmes have been shown to , so it may be prudent to choose extended rehab programmes. 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 programme for increased recovery. This will allow more time to adjust to a substance free life, and for the therapy to have a long-lasting impact 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. Inpatient rehab centres typically charge £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. 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 Truro is 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 more information on UKAT, speak to their addiction treatment specialists on +44 2039 496 584
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.
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.
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Addaction provide free drug & alcohol services in the County of Truro.
Telephone: 01872 262414
Address: Rosewyn House, Alverton Terrace, Truro TR1 1JE - https://www.addaction.org.uk/services/addaction-chy
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 Truro, and may be particularly valuable for people who have already gone through rehab and are seeking ongoing support.
St Mary’s Church Hall, St Mary’s Rd
Thursdays at 7:30pm
Room 18, Neetside Community Centre
Mondays at 12:30pm
St Mary Magdalene Church Hall, Church Rd
Fridays at 8:00pm
See the full list of AA meetings in and around Cornwall
The Methodist Church
Lower Market Street
102-104 Bridge Street
See the full list of NA meetings in and around Cornwall