What is the best type of rehab for drug or alcohol addiction? Are there some clinics that are better than others are? Are there some specific types of therapies that work better than others do? These are all questions you might be asking while contemplating whether or not to seek residential treatment for addiction.
In a general sense, we can say that there are some clinics and programmes that are better than others are. However, trying to decide what the best rehab for everyone is simply cannot be done. Every addict is different, requiring a different treatment plan for long-term success.
As a confidential referral service, one of our main functions is to help assess your circumstances in order to get you in touch with the facility that is right for you. We also work with addiction rehab clinics to develop a personalised rehab treatment plan for each of our clients. We even follow up to make sure that plan is being implemented.
You should know that we could help you find services for a multitude of addictions, including:
household solvents and other chemicals
behavioural addictions, including gambling and sex.
Custom Tailored Treatment
While we cannot specifically pinpoint a handful of clinics and call them the best, we can say that the best rehab is that which is custom tailored to the individual addict. As we said earlier, every addict is a unique individual with unique circumstances.
Some rehab clinics utilise a one-size-fits-all approach for everyone who walks through the doors. That’s certainly the case with free NHS services most of the time. The clinics we work with are different. They believe in custom tailoring treatment programmes to the individual.
When you enter one of our clinics, the first thing you’ll experience is a medical and psychological evaluation conducted by trained and licensed professionals. These individuals are the best qualified to determine the extent of your addiction, what will be required to break it, and what therapies will be most successful for you. You’ll begin with detox if deemed necessary.
The best rehab also includes regular evaluations throughout the course of treatment. These evaluations take into account your progress and any challenges you might be facing. By conducting regular evaluations, the staff are able to adjust your treatment plan accordingly.
Breaking Every Addiction
To treat addicts as though their only problem is physical is to completely misunderstand what addiction is all about. Most addictions involve at least two components; some involve three. Those components are the physical, psychological, and emotional.
Physical – Addiction involving substances like drugs and alcohol involve a physical component. In other words, the body becomes dependent on the drugs to continue functioning ‘normally’. As soon as the drugs or alcohol is cut off, physical withdrawal symptoms ensue. Physical addiction is normally broken through detox.
Psychological – The psychological addiction involves the individual and his or her perception of whatever substance or behaviour has him/her addicted. We will use alcohol as an example. A psychological addiction impairs the ability of the alcoholic to see clearly, causing him or her to believe their misery is the result of some other external forces. They believe alcohol is the only solution to those problems.
Emotional – The emotional addiction to any substance or behaviour might be the most difficult to break. An emotional addiction manifests itself in the belief that one will not be able to cope with life if the addiction is broken. The client usually sees no hope and no purpose for living, using addiction to fill in the large gap left in its wake.
For the addict to be truly free, all three addictions must be broken. This is done through detox, cognitive behavioural therapy, group support, and other therapeutic strategies.
Dual Diagnosis Treatment
Statistics show that a good percentage of substance abusers and addicts are also suffering from some sort of mental illness. For example, we may run into a client who has been diagnosed as manic-depressive while also dealing with a cocaine addiction. This is called dual diagnosis.
In a dual diagnosis scenario, the best rehab deals with both issues simultaneously. The reason is simple: if you tackle one without tackling the other, relapse is quite likely. When a dual diagnosis is involved, both problems tend to feed off one another.
A situation similar to dual diagnosis is one where the addict might be suffering from an underlying physical condition along with his/her addiction. As an example, someone undergoing extensive physical therapy after a car accident might be addicted to prescription painkillers.
In a situation like this, it’s not enough to merely treat the addiction itself. The client must also be given some way to manage pain during physical therapy; otherwise, he or she is likely to go back to drugs after addiction treatment is completed. These types of situations are especially challenging for even the best rehab clinics.
Your Treatment Plan
So what’s the best rehab treatment for you? It’s impossible to say without assessing your needs and circumstances. Nevertheless, we can promise to do whatever it takes to make sure you get the help you need when you contact us. That’s why we’re here.
Our number one purpose is to assist every addict who contacts us for any type of addiction. One of the ways we accomplish this is to make it our business to know about all of the clinics and services offered in the UK. When our clients contact us, we go through each of the options with them in order to determine what is best.
For clients who agree to seek help, the next step is to make admission arrangements at the appropriate clinic. We walk clients through financial options, answer questions about treatment length, and make all of the necessary arrangements. We can even arrange transportation to the clinic if needed.
The most important thing you need to know is that the best rehab will not help if you do not seek that help. We urge you not to delay another day if you or a loved one is suffering from any sort of addiction. Send us an e-mail or pick up the phone and call; we are waiting to hear from you.