Breaking free from drug or alcohol addiction involves eliminating physical and psychological dependence and addressing the harmful behavioural issues that initially lead to addiction. 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 or other forms of drug addiction impact physical and mental health—and it’s often the behavioural aspects of addiction that are most apparent and troubling to friends and family. 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 Weston Super Mare, 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 are treated on a one-to-one and group basis, and receive a customised treatment and recovery programme to fully address their specific needs. Certified psychiatrists should carry out a psychiatric evaluation.
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 gives individuals the tools they need to live meaningful lives without the need for alcohol or any other substances. Qualified professionals support a caring and compassionate environment, so that individuals can start the healing process and begin their journey to 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. A good rehab programme should be made up of group therapy, individual therapy, and family therapy. Medical staff should be available any time of day or night to help individuals through the detox phase, and address any concerns they may have regarding psychotherapy and detox medication.
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 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 about the therapy programmes available to you. All good rehabs should have a few different therapeutic models to help those 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). 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. 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 used to stop the psychological and physical addiction resulting from 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 usually confined to those who are dependent on alcohol, benzodiazepines, opiates, and barbiturates. Detox medication is often not necessary for treating other substance dependencies. 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 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 ensure that treatment is person centered by utilising a range of therapeutic models. One-to-one sessions usually use psychotherapy, such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) or Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), amongst others. Group sessions should also take the form of talking therapies, but may include different forms of psychotherapy such as Drama Therapy, Art 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 vary depending on individual circumstances, with the majority of inpatient programmes ranging from 14 days up to 90 days. Longer rehab programmes have been associated with , so it may be prudent to decide on an extended rehab programme. 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. A 30-day inpatient treatment typically costs £5000 – £10000 from most rehab centres. Cost should not be a barrier to seeking addiction treatment, as often the longer-term cost of maintaining an addiction is far greater. Consider the amount of money you spend to maintain your drug habit and the health ramifications caused by substance abuse. Some, but not all rehab facilities accept private insurance, but you should check with your insurance provider first as to whether addiction treatment is covered.
For rehab Weston Super Mare we recommend the CQC-registered rehab clinic Weston Super Mare. 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 Weston Super Mare, UKAT provides many rehab facilities across the UK, all of which provide the same level of expertise and service. For more information about UKAT, call +44 2039 496 584 to speak to their addiction specialists.
UKAT are proud to offer Banbury Lodge – a state-of-the-art drug and alcohol rehab situated in Oxfordshire.
Banbury Lodge is our nearest addiction rehab centre to Somerset, and is situated in Oxfordshire, two hours away. Our professional staff are experienced in treating all kinds of addictions, and each of our clients will receive a tailored recovery programme.
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Somerset Drug & Alcohol Service (SDAS) is for those with a dependency or addiction who want to reduce the harm that drugs and alcohol cause to their lives and to those around them. Ultimately, the services strive to help people achieve recovery from addiction and full re-integration back into community life. They have hubs throughout the county including in Taunton and Bridgewater.
Change Grow Live
Telephone: 0300 30 38 788
Address: Bridge House, 30 Taunton Road, Bridgwater, TA6 3LS
Website: Change Grow Live website.
SDAS comprises of three providers working in partnership to deliver one wholesome holistic treatment service in the county. CGL provides the contact and engagement part of the service.
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 (a.k.a. Narcotics Anonymous) is a non-profit organisation where volunteers help each other gain the confidence that being clean and staying away from drugs is a possibility. Following the 12-step programme, they encourage complete abstinence from addictive substances and behaviours, including alcohol. This is due to the high rates of alcohol addiction in the UK. If you want to know more about the active NA meetings in Somerset, take a look at our guide below.
What is AA?
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) is an international organisation focused on mutual understanding and support within a group of people suffering from the effects of alcohol addiction. These meetings are mostly attended by alcoholics, but family members and people suffering from dual diagnosis and co-occurring disorders can freely join meetings and share their experience with the others.
St Michael’s Without (Basement), Broad St
Mondays at 7:30pm
St John’s Church, Blake Place
Tuesdays at 7:30pm
Bay Tree Café, Church Lane
Thursdays at 7:30pm
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“Parents in Recovery”
St Stephen’s Church, St Stephen’s Str
United Reform Church
Salvation Army – Logos House
3 Wade Street
See the full list of NA meetings in and around Somerset