The hardest part of addiction is admitting that you have a problem. Many addicts find it hard to accept or admit that they could be suffering from this kind of illness. Others will just not realise that their drinking or drug use has developed to the stage where it is a full-blown addiction. They will be in denial and, if anyone confronts them about their problem, they will vehemently refute it.
However, once they have finally learned to accept that addiction is causing problems in their lives and have decided to get help, they will have taken that first step towards recovery. There are many rehabilitation centres throughout the UK, including private clinics, charity organisations, local support groups, and even NHS-funded programmes. In most instances, a residential programme is the best way to beat addiction but this type of programme is not suitable for everyone. Nonetheless, one thing that most experts will agree on is that the chance of success will depend on the suitability of the treatment programme for the individual’s needs.
What to Expect from a Good Rehabilitation Programme
Addiction affects everyone differently and, for that reason, a rehabilitation programme must be tailored to the individual. No single treatment plan will be successful for everyone. Some clinics offer the same type of treatment for every client but this has proven ineffectual. A rehabilitation programme should provide a personalised treatment programme based on particular needs.
The way that most rehabilitation clinics develop a tailored plan for their clients is by providing a comprehensive assessment of the individual and his or her situation upon entering the programme. If this assessment is carried out, the treatment plan will be based on the findings. A good rehabilitation centre will also conduct periodic evaluations once the treatment plan has begun. These assessments are the best way to ensure that the programme is working and it can be tweaked if necessary.
Do Your Research
A good rehabilitation clinic will use treatments that have been proven to work. Using treatments that show little evidence of success is a waste of time and money. You may want to do some research into the treatments being used to ensure that evidence backs them. It is important that the treatments used are those that have been successful with others in the past.
Before you choose a particular rehabilitation programme, it is a good idea to find out about the centre’s client-therapist ratio. You need to make sure that this is not too high as, if it is, it could mean that resources will be stretched, affecting your recovery. A busy clinic may sound like one that is successful but if you cannot access the resources you need, it could be a waste of your time.
Should You Go Private?
Some private clinics offer fantastic rehabilitation programmes for addicts. If you can afford to pay for a private clinic, you will have more choice and quicker access to treatments. Private clinics tend to have a lower client-therapist ratio and offer residential treatment.
If you opt for an NHS programme, you may have a longer wait and less choice about where you get your treatment, although you will not have to pay.
How to Access Treatments
When it comes to finding the most suitable clinic for your alcohol or drug rehab treatment, Addiction Helper can provide you with the information you need to make an informed choice. We work with organisations that believe in a tailored programme approach and we can put you in touch with a provider immediately. Call today for more information on how we can help you.
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