A Guide To Alcohol And Drug Rehab Treatment In Weymouth

Addiction – whether to illegal drugs, alcohol, prescription medication or combination of any of these – is a vast and growing problem across the UK, and coastal towns like Weymouth are especially susceptible to its ravages. Every day, lives are ruined or prematurely ended as a result of substance abuse, and for those caught in addiction it can often feel as though there is no possible hope for the future.

However, there is hope: across the country thousands of highly trained men and women are working hard to help addicts turn their lives around. If you or a loved one are battling addiction, that help is available to you too: read on to find out how rehab can send you on the path to recovery, and to a happy, healthy, addiction-free life.

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What Is Rehab?

Rehab – “residential rehabilitation”, in full – is the name for both the treatment of addiction at a dedicated facility, and the facility itself; because of the prominence of rehab in the public eye (itself a result of the model’s superlative record in treating addiction in patients from all walks of life, including some very high-profile addicts) rehab has become almost synonymous with addiction treatment in general.

At rehab – which is typically set in attractive and tranquil surroundings in which patients can focus wholly on their recovery – addicts benefit from a bilateral approach to treatment: rehab addresses both the immediate problem of physical dependency and the longer-term challenge of psychological addiction, and as a result is generally considered to be the most effective means of combating addiction, in terms of giving patients the greatest chance of achieving a permanent recovery.

How can I get Someone into Rehab?

The sooner an addict can admit to their condition and reach out for help, the sooner they can be on their way to rehab to engage in a holistic treatment programme which will set them on the path to a life free of substance abuse. It is not mere hyperbole to suggest that every day counts: addiction is a devastating illness that ruins – and, tragically, all too frequently ends – lives and every day spent under the burden of addiction is one more day when an addict risks doing irreparable harm to themselves or others.

Although the NHS in Weymouth provides high-quality addiction treatment services, places are limited and waiting times can be lengthy – often, too lengthy for addicts in extreme need of urgent care. If you need professional help, you should not waste any more time before exploring some of the private options open to you: to discuss next steps, call 0800 024 1455 now.

The Advantages of Private Rehab

The programmes offered by rehabs vary from one to another (as do the level and type of facilities available. However, they all have in common the provision of a secluded, secure, attractive environment in which healing can take place far from the temptations of everyday life and from substances of abuse.

Upon arrival a patient is assessed to give medical professionals an idea of their condition and the severity of their addiction. Following this assessment the patient undergoes a supervised detox (during which, relevant medication may be administered to ameliorate the worst effects of withdrawal). After detox and withdrawal are complete, patients move into a period of therapy aimed at revealing what led them into addiction originally and at ensuring they are fully psychologically equipped to resist the temptation to get back upon that path to destruction.

Bespoke nutritional and physical fitness plans will be administered, while patients will be able to take advantage of various other facilities (differing from one rehab to the next). Patients will usually be offered free aftercare for up to a year upon leaving rehab, in the knowledge that recovery is not achieved simply by leaving the facility after completing the treatment programme, but is a lifelong process requiring dedication and commitment.

What Does Rehab Cost Near Weymouth?

The cost of private rehab in or near Weymouth 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 Weymouth

Some people feel that private rehab is simply not an option for them: perhaps cost is an issue, or maybe they are unable to spend significant periods of time away from their families, from work or from other obligations. If you are among them, do not allow yourself to give up hope: there are numerous NHS and charity resources which can be found in Weymouth and across Dorset and which can provide potentially game-changing assistance in your fight against addiction. Speak with your GP about which of these resources you may access and which would be most appropriate for you.

Advantages of NHS Treatment

One obvious advantage of NHS treatment is, of course, financial: NHS options are free at the point of use while private rehab comes at a cost which may be offputting to some addicts (although set against the costs – financial and otherwise – of addiction, this investment may be comparatively minor). They are also very accessible geographically – the NHS, of course, operates in every corner of the country – and offer a high standard of service (though that quality does vary by location and, again, waiting times for services in Weymouth may be distressingly high).

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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 Weymouth, 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 Primrose Lodge from Weymouth

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 Weymouth, take the A354 to the A35, and then join the A31. Take the A31 as far as the M27; join the motorway and then at junction 4, exit onto the M3. Stay on the M3 to junction 4, then 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.

Primrose Lodge
Perry Hill
Worplesdon
Guildford
Surrey
GU3 3RY

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