Alcohol & Drug Rehab in Salisbury

Salisbury may not be the first place one might typically consider when thinking of addiction hotspots – but like every other corner of the UK, Wiltshire’s county town is suffering from the blight of substance abuse. Alcohol, illegal drugs, and prescription medicine are all being abused and are taking their toll on Warwick residents and the town’s social fabric.

If you or someone you know are wrestling with addiction in or near Wiltshire, it may seem that there is no way out from this terrible affliction. However, help may be closer than you think: read on to discover how rehab can help you overcome your addiction and get you back onto the path to a healthy, happy life.

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What is Rehab

Like addiction, recovery can come in many forms. “Rehab” is the general term given to supervised programs designed to help treat alcohol and drug addiction and give them the tools they need to live a healthy life.

There are different types of drug and alcohol rehab programmes available, but they all involve the same general steps toward recovery:

Detox: Removal of drugs and alcohol from the patient’s system safely.
Therapy: Help patients change the behaviours that come with drug or alcohol use.
Resocialisation: Learning new ways of functioning in society to stay sober.

Rehab is considered to be the most effective form of addiction treatment in terms of its ability to produce permanent abstinence on behalf of the patient, thanks to its holistic approach addressing both the immediate challenge of physical dependency (via detox) and the longer-term problem of psychological addiction, which must be countered by therapy in order to discover the causes and provide patients with a range of defence mechanisms against relapse. Treatment which only addresses one aspect (typically physical dependency) of addiction is unlikely to result in a permanent recovery.

How can I get Someone into Rehab?

Not only is addiction extremely dangerous, it can ruin the lives of everyone affected by it, directly or indirectly. Thousands of people die as a result of substance abuse each year in the UK and countless more are falling victim to drug-related accidents. It is for this reason that people are strongly encouraged to seek help as soon as possible. The sooner a person is able admit they have a problem, and reach out for help, the sooner that help can be provided within the peaceful, caring setting of a quality rehab. While NHS addiction treatment services are of high quality, there are very few places compared with the number of addicts currently suffering in this country, and waiting times can be extremely lengthy. If you or someone close to you need help now to combat an addiction, don’t hesitate: every day matters. Reach out now to discuss some of the private options available to you, by calling 0800 024 1455 to speak with an addiction specialist.

The Advantages of Private Rehab

Rehab provides a peaceful, secluded, secure and confidential setting in which an addict can focus fully on their recovery without the distractions and temptations of the outside world and the environment in which they have succumbed to repeated substance abuse and addiction.

When going through the first phase of rehab – detox – patients will benefit from supervision by highly experienced medical staff who are on hand to offer 24/7 care too patients in order 9to ensure that detox and withdrawal are safe and as comfortable as possible (this may involve the provision of certain medicines). Moving into the second phase – therapy – patients work to reveal and address the root causes of addiction, and to develop psychological defences against relapse; they also benefit from being given bespoke dietary and fitness plans (working on the basis that a healthy mind requires a healthy body) and potentially from any fitness or other recreational facilities offered by the rehab in question.

Upon leaving rehab after completing the agreed treatment programme, the recovering addict will be given up to a year’s free aftercare in recognition of the fact that recovery is not complete simply upon walking out of the facility but is an ongoing process requiring constant attention, diligence and dedication to leading a life free of substance abuse.

What Does Rehab Cost Near Salisbury?

The cost of private rehab in or near Salisbury 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 Options Near Salisbury

For many people, private rehab may not be an option. This may come down to costs as well as required time away from work, family and other responsibilities. However, there are various NHS and charity resources that can be found in Salisbury and across Wiltshire which can help you in overcoming 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

One of the biggest advantages of NHS addiction treatment is, of course, financial: private rehab comes at a cost which many may be put off by. However, when weighing up the cost of addiction – financially, physically and emotionally, the investment is minor. NHS options are free at the point of use, and they are also very accessible geographically in that the NHS operates in every corner of the country (though waiting times vary and may be substantial). Furthermore, the NHS offers a high standard of service – though quality does vary by location.

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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 – and who 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 Salisbury, see the relevant websites:

Alcoholics Anonymous
, Narcotics Anonymous; Cocaine Anonymous; Heroin Anonymous; Marijuana Anonymous; Crystal Meth Anonymous.

Types Of Counselling

Private addiction counsellors are often sought after by those in recovery, who have gone through full treatment programmes at rehab and who desire ongoing professional assistance at this phase of their recovery, as well as by professionals at the other end of the journey who have not yet been to rehab but who wish to try to manage their addictions prior to taking that step.

One form of assistance for recovering addicts which is especially beneficial for those with extremely busy schedules is individual counselling – which can be engaged in either following attendance at rehab or other treatment as a supplementary aid to recovery, or potentially as a means of managing an addiction prior to engagement in a full treatment programme. Private addiction counsellors operate very much like regular psychotherapists, though with an obvious emphasis on tackling the causes and consequences of addiction.

Private counsellors offering a wide variety of different approaches to therapy can be found across the country; they can be seen by private appointment on an ongoing basis – usually weekly – and typically charge a fee per appointment. Some counsellors make themselves available for emergency access while others limit access to working hours.

How to Get to Primrose Lodge from Salisbury

Primrose Lodge is a unique rehab clinic located in the historic town of Guildford, Surrey. Boasting a private gymnasium, purpose-built treatment rooms and en suite bedrooms, this attractive, spacious building is the perfect getaway for those battling addiction, while Primrose Lodge’s highly experienced staff are on hand 24/7 to ensure patients’ safety and comfort. Integrated treatment programmes designed to address the root causes of addiction are provided in a tranquil and confidential environment in which patients can focus wholly upon their recovery.

To get to Worplesdon from Salisbury, take the A36 to the A30 and continue to the A343, and thence to the A303. Stay on the A303 until the M3; merge onto the motorway and then at junction 4 take the A331 exit. Stay on that road to the B3411; continue onto B3405 and then join the A324. Join the B3032, take the B380 and finally the A322; follow signs to Worplesdon.

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