For those with little or no experience of drug addiction, the idea that someone would continue to take drugs knowing that doing so would cause harmful consequences is hard to comprehend. Drug addiction is an illness that affects the brain. Despite what many people believe, it is not something that affects those with no moral standing or those with no willpower. It can affect anyone, regardless of gender, age, upbringing or social standing.
Today, drug addiction is more prevalent than ever and does not just relate to illegal drugs. More and more individuals are becoming addicted to Prescription Drugs such as painkillers and sedatives, prescribed to them by their doctor.
When dealing with someone who is suffering from a drug addiction, it is important to remember that they have an illness that is not their fault. No one aspires to be, or sets out to be an addict. The medical profession now recognise addiction as an illness and, like other illnesses, it can affect almost anyone, at any point in their life. Whilst drug addiction is a lifelong condition with devastating consequences, there is treatment available to successfully arrest the illness and enable to the individual recover and live a full and productive life. Addiction Helper is here to put those affected in contact with a suitable drug rehab centre where they can access the treatments they need in order to get well and start their journey in recovery.
Treating Drug Addiction
While some people prefer to bury their head in the sand when it comes to things like drug addiction, it is important that you realise this is an illness that will not simply go away on its own. Drug addiction requires treatment, and most people who are affected will need some form of drug rehab and professional help.
Here at Addiction Helper, we generally advise those affected by drug addiction to complete a programme of detox before entering a rehab clinic. It is important that all traces of the drug are removed from the body so that you can begin rehabilitation with a clear mind; you then have a much better chance of successfully overcoming your problems this way. Addiction Helper are able to advise on a number of drug rehab facilities, where a medical detox and rehabilitation programme can be completed under the one roof. This is proven the most effect way of treating and overcoming drug addiction.
Residential Treatment programmes are very intensive and ensure that all aspects of the individual’s illness are addressed. Residential treatment usually requires private funding, but where this is not possible, we can refer into rehab clinics that work with government funded clients. This means that residential care is accessible to everyone, regardless of their economic situation.
Residential drug rehab typically involves a number of tried and tested methods, which could include cognitive behavioural therapy, 12-step work, one-to-one counselling, and group therapy sessions. A residential programme will mean you have constant access to care and support and you can learn the skills required for a seamless reintegration into normal life.
If drug rehab is something that you feel could benefit you or someone that you love, contact Addiction Helper today. Our expert counsellors and therapists are on standby to offer free, confidential advice and support to those affected by all types of addiction.
Drug Rehab Options
When it comes to rehab for drug addiction, you have a number of options. You could choose to try to get clean yourself, but this is a daunting task. Addiction is not something that can simply be switched on and off again, so professional help is usually advised. That is not to say it is impossible to quit by yourself. Some people manage to get clean and steer clear of drugs, but without counselling or therapy to address their addictive behaviour, they are more likely to relapse at a later date. As addiction is an illness of the mind, it is important to remember that without a drastic change in the individual’s thinking occurring, it is likely they will make the same decisions and choices, based on the same unhelpful thoughts and belief systems.
Those who choose to get professional help have a far greater chance of long-term success. For most individuals with a drug addiction, a residential clinic providing an intensive programme of care is the best treatment option available. As inpatient treatment generally requires a stay at a clinic for a period of around six to eight weeks, it can be expensive. However, some clinics accept patients with government funding and some private rehabs offer shorter-term programmes and detox only programmes
If you or a loved one has an addiction to drugs, you may wish to consider rehab treatment overseas. Some overseas clinics offer specialised care that is not available here in the UK, which means those struggling with drug addictions have more options in terms of drug rehab.
It is also possible to find first-class facilities in some countries at a fraction of the cost of private treatment at home. Even with flights and transfers, the full cost may be much lower, and patients have the added benefit of recovering from their addiction in a luxurious environment.
Some overseas clinics are akin to top class holiday resorts without alcohol and are the perfect place for relaxing and focusing completely on recovery. Recovering in an exotic climate with luxury surroundings and world-class treatment is an appealing option for many.
Not everyone who wants to beat a drug addiction will be able to access private treatment, whether that is in the UK or abroad. Some have family or work commitments that prevent them from being away from home for any length of time, while others simply do not have the funds to pay for private treatment and are not eligible for government funding.
The good news is that there are many programmes of care offered by local support groups, charities and the NHS, and most take the form of outpatient treatment in a daycare setting. Outpatient programmes vary depending on the provider, with some requiring patients to attend each day while others offer just two to three hours of treatment per week.
Addiction Helper is also able to arrange bespoke outpatient counselling programmes for those wishing to address their drug addiction programme in the community. We can also offer online rehab. These flexible options mean that whatever your circumstances, there need not be any obstacles to you getting well. We will carry out a thorough telephone assessment of your treatment needs and requirements, following this, we can advise on a treatment programme that suits you and is comprehensive enough to help get you well.
Duration of Programme
When it comes to treating drug addiction, there is simply no one size fits all. There are a number of factors to consider when booking a rehabilitation programme and considering the length of stay, these include:
- Length of medical detox required
- The individual has more than one addiction
- The individual suffers from a mental health problem or co-occurring illness
- Any cognitive impairment (this could affect their ability to process treatment and adopt new ways of thinking)
- Physical and emotional state
- The severity of their addiction
Addiction Helper recommend a minimum of 28 days inpatient programme, with 6-8 weeks rehab showing optimum results. 28 days rehab starts at £4500.00 in the UK at one of our low cost rehabs. Medium cost and Luxury rehab facilities are also available.
What to expect in Drug Rehab
On admission to the rehab of your choice, you will be assessed by the rehabs doctor. Following a thorough medical assessment and discussion around your addiction, the doctor will then (if necessary) write a prescription for a medical detox regime. The detox will be adhered to by trained rehab staff, who will administer the medication under the doctor’s directions. Strict regulations are followed at all times when it comes to dispensing medication, to ensure that all within the rehab are kept safe. Following on from your doctor’s assessment, it is likely you will be shown around and introduced to staff and other clients within the rehab and to the room where you will be sleeping. Your first 24 to 48 hours will allow you time to adjust to your new surroundings and detox regime. Within the first couple of days, your named counsellor will prepare a personalised care plan with you. This will be reviewed as your treatment progresses. Typically, a day of treatment will consist of morning meditation/affirmation, process group, therapy groups and holistic therapy with breaks for lunch and refreshments. Evenings there will be organised events or trips out to local 12 Step meetings. Family and close friends will be allowed to visit at weekends only, and this must be prearranged with the rehab’s counselling team. It is vital that you are not distracted from your recovery too much, so for this reason, visits are limited to allotted times and days only. More luxurious rehab clinics are likely to offer excursions and outings that enrich the individual’s spiritual and emotional recovery. Rehabs with access to sports facilities will allow for gym time in the evenings and at weekends
What Happens after Drug Rehab?
The thought of leaving the secure environment of a rehab and adapting to life clean and sober is terrifying for most. As an addict, is it likely that you will have reached the point in life that even the smallest tasks became impossible without the aid of some sort of chemical. The fear of sober and clean living is very real, but most find that this fear quickly subsides after a few days of adjustment back home. The drug rehab that you undergo treatment at will ensure you are shown exactly what you need to do to further develop your recovery and stay on the right track. You will also have the option of attending an aftercare programme; many rehabs offer this free of charge to individuals who complete their treatment with them. For those that are unable to attend the rehab for aftercare, Addiction Helper can arrange a qualified addiction counsellor to work with you locally to your home. The sessions are usually arranged once weekly, but this can be increased or decreased as needed. It is important to us that you have access to the correct follow up treatment and support on leaving rehab as this will be your most vulnerable time.
Does Drug Rehab Work?
If you are investing your money into a recovery programme for either yourself or a loved one, of course you are going to want some reassurance that it is going to work. What is certain is that Heroin and opiate related drug deaths are on the increase. From 2012 to 2014 the number of premature deaths relating to Heroin rose by a staggering 64%, according to the statistics taken from the National Drug Treatment Monitoring System. Of those whom enter rehabilitation treatment, over 90 percent complete their treatment and leave rehab clean and sober. Whilst it is hard to give accurate figures for those having left treatment, what we do know is that drug rehab works if you are committed to getting well and give yourself over to the suggested programme of recovery. Those that resist change and do not embrace a new way of life are likely to relapse. Drug rehab will equip you with the tools needed to live a happy and healthy, productive life, without the need for drugs and alcohol. Accessing drug rehab gives you specialist and intensive help and the best chance of a successful outcome. You will be giving yourself or your loved one the opportunity to benefit from the most effective, up to date and proven treatment techniques from around the world.
Making the Right Choice
Here at Addiction Helper, we will assess your situation and will make a recommendation for drug rehab depending on your circumstances and requirements. We will look at all of your options and will provide you with a number of choices that we feel will best suit your needs. We want to make sure you are comfortable with your choice and will help you with the decision making if you wish.
Our fully trained addiction treatment specialists have experience in helping those with drug addictions; when it comes to choosing the most suitable treatment provider, they can help you too. Call us today for more advice and information on how and where to access drug rehab.