A Guide To Alcohol And Drug Rehab Treatment In Truro
Sadly, nowhere in Britain is untouched by the modern addiction epidemic – and this is as true for Cornwall, and Truro in particular, as it is for the inner-city areas which most commonly come to mind when thinking about substance abuse. Every year thousands of lives are lost to drink and drugs – legal and illegal – and the cost to those left behind and the society at large is immeasurable.
However, all is not lost: across the country facilities have arisen to treat addicts and set them back on the path to a happy healthy life. If you or a loved one are struggling with addiction, you too can find help at such a place. Read on to discover how rehab could save your life…
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What Is Rehab?
Residential rehabilitation – “rehab” – is the name given to addiction treatment provided on-site at a dedicated facility, as well as to the facility itself. Rehab is typically set in spacious, pleasant surroundings in which patients feel able to focus wholly on the recovery process; furthermore, as these facilities are completely confidential, patients need not worry about details of their condition and treatment becoming known to the outside world.
Rehab provides addicts with a holistic approach to treatment, beginning with a detoxification (“detox”) phase (potentially involving medication to ease the withdrawal process) and subsequently involving a period of therapy aimed at uncovering the root causes of their addiction, and at providing patients with defence mechanisms against relapse.
Because of this bilateral approach to treatment – addressing both physical dependency and the longer-term challenges of psychological addiction – there is a broad consensus that rehab is the most effective approach to addiction treatment, in terms of providing patients with the greatest chance of enjoying a permanent recovery.
How can I get Someone into Rehab?
Because of addiction’s ability to destroy lives over a very short period – and because substance abuse can cause the death of the user at any time (either via overdose, or as a result of an accident or an intentional attack in which drink or drugs play a significant role) – it is absolutely imperative to seek professional help as soon as an addict is prepared to acknowledge their condition and request assistance.
The NHS offers a range of very good addiction treatment services; however, demand is extremely high (and growing), and waiting times can be distressingly long (while spaces for many of those services are limited). If you are in or near Truro and are struggling with a serious addiction and need help, time is of the essence: reach out to discuss some of the private options available to you with an addiction specialist. Call 0800 024 1455 today.
The Advantages of Private Rehab
As discussed above, one key element of rehab is the peaceful secure, secluded and totally confidential setting it can provide for an addict to begin the recovery process away from the temptations and distractions of everyday life and from the environment of substance abuse within which their addiction took hold.
The dedicated, caring, highly experienced and highly skilled medical staff working in a rehab understand the nature of addiction and can bring their vast experience to bear when working with patients from all demographics and all walks of life; this can be hugely comforting when a patient enters rehab not knowing what to expect, and full of trepidation regarding their forthcoming stay.
Upon entering rehab, a patient will go through a period of detoxification (“detox”) and withdrawal, monitored and assisted by the medical team who may prescribe certain medication to alleviate some of the worst withdrawal symptoms. When this process is complete the patient will then engage in various forms of therapy – in both group and one-to-one settings – to address the root causes of their addiction and equip them with defense mechanisms against relapse.
Throughout their stay a patient will benefit from tailored fitness dietary plans – “healthy body, healthy mind” – as well as other facilities which will vary from one rehab to the next. The recovery process is not complete when a patient leaves rehab but is an ongoing journey requiring dedication and strength of will; in recognition of this, and to fill each patient with the reassurance that they are not alone during the next phase of the recovery, good rehabs will provide up to a year’s free aftercare.
What Does Rehab Cost Near Truro?
The cost of private rehab in or near Truro 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 Truro
Private rehab may not be an option for everybody – possibly for reasons of cost, or perhaps because you do not feel it is feasible for you to spend a significant period away from your family and/or work commitments. Do not give up hope if this is the case: there are a number of NHS and charity resources in Truro and across Cornwall which can help you or a loved one tackle even the longest-standing addiction. Talk to your GP about which of these might be open to you and would be appropriate for your situation.
Advantages of NHS Treatment
The most prominent advantage of NHS treatment, unsurprisingly, is that it is free at the point of use, while private rehab does come at a cost: this cost may put some addicts off the idea of private rehab, though it is worth considering that compared with the costs of staying addicted it may be a minor investment – not to mention a life-saving one. NHS services are also very accessible geographically compared with some rehabs (which may be some distance from Cornwall), because the NHS operates across the country, and at a high quality (though, again, waiting times can be lengthy and that quality does vary by location).
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 Truro, see the relevant websites:
Types of Counselling
Individual counselling 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 – and is especially useful for those who currently do not have the ability to take the time out necessary for an in-depth treatment programme such as rehab.
Private addiction counsellors operate like regular psychotherapists, and counsellors offering a variety of different therapy models can be found across the country; they are usually seen by private appointment – typically on a weekly basis – and charge a fee per appointment. While some counsellors make themselves available for emergency access, most limit access to working hours.
How to Get to Primrose Lodge from Truro
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 Truro, take the A39/Newquay Road and then at Carland Cross join the A30. Follow this all the way to the M5 and join at the beginning of the motorway. At junction 29, rejoin the A30 and continue 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.