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. 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 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. Rehab facilities in Watford 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 will receive one-on-one and group treatment as part of a treatment and recovery programme – customised to fully address their specific needs. 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. When it comes to choices for rehab, the two distinct options available in the UK are inpatient residential rehab and outpatient programmes. Inpatient residential rehab is often not available on the NHS, whereas individuals can self-refer into outpatient programmes throughout Watford. Inpatient residential rehab has many significant benefits over outpatient programmes. Inpatient rehab enables the individual to detox from substances and alcohol in an enclosed, safe, environment, without giving in to 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 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 prior to choosing a residential programme, you understand what is offered to you in terms of treatment options and aftercare.
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. Good quality residential programmes should supply free aftercare as part of any programme, and should allow for regular sessions to help long-term recovery. All rehab treatment centre in the UK must be registered with the Care Quality Commission (CQC). The CQC assign a rating to each rehab ranging from “Inadequate” to “Outstanding”. To understand the performance of a rehab, a good place to start is the CQC website, as they list any potential issues with an individual facility.
If you or a loved one are seriously struggling with addiction, private rehab provides:
When enquiring with the treatment centres, ask about the variety of therapy programmes available to you. A good rehab should have a number of therapeutic models to help individuals with psychological issues. 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. A good rehab centre therefore, should be licensed to treat both addiction and mental health disorders – with the expertise to treat substance disorders without hindering on the state of any existing mental health problems (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. Detox is the first stage of rehab. Detox eliminates the mind-altering substances from the body before moving on to psychological treatment.
Detox is a treatment used to stop the psychological and physical addiction resulting from drug and alcohol misuse. A medical detox aides in safely getting individuals through the worst of withdrawal, by using detox medication, it eliminates any dangerous symptoms and reduces cravings that may result from sudden withdrawal. Detox medication is not always necessary, and is usually confined to those who are dependent on alcohol, opiates, benzodiazepines, and barbiturates. Medical professionals will assess whether the individual requires a medically-assisted detox, with additional considerations involving 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.
The rehabilitation phase starts once the individual’s detox is complete. Clinicians should employ a wide range of therapeutic models to allow for person centered treatment. One-to-one sessions should involve the use of psychotherapy as Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) or 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 aim is to help individuals find an optimal environment to gain new ways of thinking, bond with others and 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. 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 large portion of the overall cost of rehab is from Detox, as well as the length of stay and services provided. Other things to consider include amenities and location. A 30-day inpatient treatment typically costs £5000 – £10000 from most rehab centres. Cost should not be a barrier to getting addiction treatment, as often maintaining an addiction incurs a far greater cost longer-term. Take into consideration how much you currently spend to keep up your addiction and the health ramifications 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 Watford is Liberty House Clinic. This Rehab has a good/outstanding CQC rating, offers a comprehensive addiction treatment programme for drug and alcohol related addictions, provides treatment plans for any mental health conditions and offers 1-year free aftercare for both the individual and their families. 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 is one of our private drug and alcohol detox and rehabilitation facilities based in a quiet and picturesque suburban street in the heart of Luton. Situated just outside of London, it is 33 miles (45 minutes) away from Watford.
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Turning Point are a nationwide drug and alcohol recovery service – a good starting point for those looking for assessment and advice on addiction. Their main hub in the county is in Welwyn Garden City.
Telephone: 0300 303 3147
Address: Devonshire Business Centres, Orion House, Bessemer Road, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, AL7 1HH
WDP is an innovative drug and alcohol charity committed to helping those who are affected by substance misuse. For over 25 years they have provided support to individuals, their families and the wider communities from centres across London, the South East and East of England.
Telephone: 01707 891 120
Address: 90 Peartree Lane, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, AL7 3UL
Aiming at providing good quality, person-centred services in the right location at the right time, making a real difference for the people and communities they support.
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 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 program. 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?
Like NA, 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.
St John The Baptist Church, 132 South Coast Rd, Church Lane
Wednesdays at noon
SWAN Building, 15 Station Rd, 137-139 High St
Wednesdays at 8:00pm
St Michaels & All Angels Church Hall
Brook Rd, corner of Gateshead Rd
Thursdays at 12:30pm
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St. Paul’s Church Room
179 Pixmore Way
DENS Emergency Accommodation
The Elms, Redbourne Road
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