Alcohol & Drug Rehab in Ely

No part of the UK is free from the ravages of addiction – be it to alcohol, illegal drugs, prescription medication, or a combination of any of those – and that includes Ely, which despite its comparative affluence is suffering from a serious hard drug problem.

However, although the challenges are substantial, there is hope: many treatment facilities lie within easy reach of Ely, offering high-quality care to addicts willing to reach out for help. If you are among them, stay strong: the path to recovery is only a phone call away…

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What Is Rehab?

Residential rehabilitation – otherwise known as “rehab” – is the name for addiction treatment carried out on-site at a dedicated facility, and also for such a facility itself. Treatment at rehab typically comprises two main phases: detoxification (or “detox”), which may be medically assisted; and therapy.

Rehabs typically have attractive and peaceful settings, in which patients can focus on their recovery away from temptation. Crucially, rehabs are also very confidential facilities, so that patients can relax safe in the knowledge that details of their condition may become common knowledge.

Rehab is usually considered to provide the most effective treatment of addiction (in terms of producing long-term recovery) because its holistic approach addresses both the immediate challenges of physical dependency and the longer-term one of psychological addiction. Treatment which only addresses one of these aspects (which is usually physical dependency) is much less likely to result in permanent abstinence on the part of the addict.

How Can I Get Someone into Rehab?

Because addiction can ruin – and even bring to an untimely end – lives with astonishing speed, the sooner an addict can set out upon the road to recovery, the better: every day that goes by without breaking the chains of addiction is not merely one more which cannot be spent enjoying a drug-free life, but another day of damage to mind, body and soul which may eventually prove too much.

NHS addiction treatment services are very good, but unfortunately demand for them is consequently very high and waiting times can be extremely long – too long, tragically, for many addicts in recent years who have suffered fatal overdoses or died as a result of drug-related accidents and violence before being able to begin NHS treatment.

If you or someone you love are fighting addiction, don’t waste any more time and in doing so risk becoming another such victim: call 0800 024 1455 to speak with an addiction specialist today in order to discuss some of the private options available to you.

Advantages of Private Rehab

As mentioned above, rehab provides a setting which is extremely conducive to healing, contemplation and recovery: facilities tend to be attractive, quiet, secure (and, again, confidential) locations in which patients from all walks of life can begin to get back on their feet.

Upon entering rehab, and having been assessed by a medical team, an addict will embark upon a detox assisted by medical professionals there to ensure that the detox process and the experience of withdrawal are as safe and comfortable as possible. Once this phase is complete, and the patient’s system is cleansed of substances of abuse, they move into a period of different therapy models provided in a range of settings.

Because recovery is not complete the moment a patient walks out of the facility, but is an ongoing process, at the end of a stay in any quality rehab, they will receive free aftercare for up to a year; this can help safeguard against relapse as well as ensuring that the patient feels they still have robust support during a crucial period in their recovery journey.

What Does Rehab Cost in Ely?

The cost of private rehab in or near Ely can vary significantly by treatment programme, and depending on which of a variety of optional extras are selected. As a rough guide, standard costs range from between £5,500 and £11,000 per month, though the cheapest rehab treatment can start from as little as £834 per week. For more details, call 0800 804 4755.

NHS Addiction Treatment in Ely

If you feel that private rehab is currently not an option for you for reasons of cost, or if you do not feel that you are able to spend the required time away from family and/or work obligations, do not despair: various NHS and charity resources can be found in Ely and across Cambridgeshire which can help you combat your addiction. Consult your GP about which of these resources may be available to you and would be most appropriate for your specific situation.

Advantages of NHS Treatment

It should come as no surprise that the primary advantage of NHS treatment in many people’s eyes is financial: while private rehab comes at a cost which, as mentioned above, may be off-putting to some addicts (though which may pale into insignificance compared with the costs – financial, physical, emotional and other – of not getting help and continuing to suffer from addiction) NHS services are free at the point of use.

Moreover, the NHS offers high quality of service and one which is extremely accessible geographically thanks to the NHS’ provision of services right across the UK. However, it is important to remember that quality does vary significantly from one trust to the next and waiting times also can be extremely long.

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Addiction Support Groups

A number of organisations exist across the country to provide assistance to recovering addicts, and some of these operate a support group model. Support groups are groups of individuals who are themselves recovering addicts – some only recently free from addiction, while others may have been clean for many years.

Here, they come together at regular meetings to give and take mutual support: sharing their stories of addiction, giving advice on how to resist relapse, showing solidarity and sympathy when group members are struggling, and providing the simple companionship which can mean so much in times of difficulty and loneliness.

Support group attendees can come from all walks of life, brought together by their shared experience of addiction and recovery; typically, attendance at support groups is free and the only qualification for participation is a commitment to leading a life free of substance abuse.

The most famous support group organisation, and the one on which most others are modelled, is Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) which was founded in 1935 and runs on a 12-step programme of personal and spiritual development, with one of the steps being a recognition that a higher power – such as God – can assist with an alcoholic’s recovery.

Narcotics Anonymous (NA), founded in 1953 and based directly upon the AA model, is the second-largest support group organisation worldwide and caters to recovering drug addicts specifically. In a similar vein, but supporting those recovering from addictions to specific substances, are Cocaine Anonymous (CA), Heroin Anonymous (HA), Marijuana Anonymous (MA) and Crystal Meth Anonymous (CMA), all of which operate 12-step programmes.

There are also support groups such as Al-Anon and Nar-Anon assisting the families and friends of addicts which typically hold meetings alongside those for the addicts themselves. Support groups typically meet weekly, though each local chapter is managed independently and meeting times and venues are subject to change.

To find information on meetings in or near Ely, see the relevant websites: Alcoholics Anonymous
, Narcotics Anonymous; Cocaine Anonymous; Heroin Anonymous; Marijuana Anonymous; Crystal Meth Anonymous.

Types of Counselling

Individual counselling is one form of assistance especially beneficial for recovering addicts with extremely busy schedules. This can be engaged in following a stay at rehab as a supplementary aid to recovery; on the other hand, it is also used to help manage an addiction ahead of engagement in a full treatment programme.

Private addiction counsellors operate similarly to “normal” psychotherapists (though of course with an emphasis on dealing with the causes and consequences of addiction specifically). Private counsellors providing a range of therapy models can be found across the UK; they can be seen by on an ongoing – usually weekly – basis and typically charge a fee per appointment. Some are available for emergencies while others limit access to working hours.

How to Get to Sanctuary Lodge from Ely

Sanctuary Lodge is a state-of-the-art, 24-bedroom detox and rehabilitation facility set in a tranquil neighbourhood in the pretty market town of Halstead, Essex. Sanctuary Lodge’s high-quality facilities and highly experienced medical and support staff create the ideal environment in which to address the key questions at the heart of recovery from addiction, and to embrace its fully comprehensive holistic rehabilitation programme.

To get to Halstead from Ely, take the A142 all the way to the A1304; then take the B1061, then the A1017. Stay on this road all the way to the A1124 and then follow signs to the town centre.

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