A Guide to Alcohol and Drug Rehab in Loughborough
Visitors to Loughborough could be forgiven any surprise they might demonstrate when told that the town suffers from a problem with substance abuse and addiction; residents, however, will no doubt be less surprised. Like everywhere else in the UK, Loughborough and the rest of Leicestershire are under attack by alcohol, illegal drugs, prescription medicine and more, and the toll – already too high – these substances take in the form of individual tragedies and collective strife is growing.
If you or a loved one live in or near Loughborough and are currently suffering from addiction, that toll is a personal one and may often seem unsupportable. However, help is at hand in the form of a new wave of treatment facilities bringing hope to the UK’s addict population. If you are ready and willing to reach out for such help, read on to discover how rehab could save your life.
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What Is Rehab?
Residential rehabilitation – or “rehab” – describes the process by which an addict gets treatment for their addiction at a dedicated facility, as well as being a term for the facility itself. At rehab, a patient undergoes detoxification (“detox”) and withdrawal with medical assistance, and engages in therapy which reveals the underlying causes of their addiction, all in a pleasant, safe and confidential environment.
The consensus in the medical community is that rehab is the most effective approach to the treatment of addiction, in that it provides addicts with the greatest chance of achieving a permanent recovery. Its ability to tackle both physical dependency and psychological addiction in one treatment programme is crucial – many methods of treatment focus only on one aspect or the other – and, indeed, in mainstream culture “rehab” has become synonymous with addiction treatment.
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 Loughborough 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.
Advantages of Private Rehab
A crucial step during the early phases of recovery is taking an addict away from their substance/s of abuse so they can go through detox (and the withdrawal symptoms that accompany it), cleansing their system to begin a life without drink and drugs. In rehab, this process may be carried out in an attractive, secluded and, crucially, confidential setting (“crucially” because patients are therefore able to relax confident that their condition will not become common knowledge outside the facility) with the assistance of highly experienced medical personnel on hand to make sure detox and withdrawal are safe and as comfortable as possible (which may involve the provision of certain medicines).
Following detox, patients will move into a therapy phase during which various forms of therapy (in both group and one-to-one settings) will be engaged in, all with the end goal of uncovering fundamental causes of a person’s addiction and providing that person with suitable defence mechanisms to safeguard against relapse. Throughout their stay, meanwhile, the patient will enjoy bespoke fitness and dietary plans drawn up with careful regard to their physical condition, and may avail themselves of fitness and gym equipment on site.
At the end of a stay in a quality rehab, a patient – now very much a recovering addict – will receive a year’s free aftercare: that recovery is not complete simply as a result of completing the treatment programme, but is an ongoing and at times potentially challenging process fraught with pitfalls around which the aftercare programme can help the recovering addict navigate.
What Does Rehab Cost in Loughborough?
The cost of private rehab in or near Loughborough 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 Loughborough
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 Loughborough and across Leicestershire 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
One clear advantage of NHS treatment is cost; NHS services are free at the point of delivery while, as noted above, private rehab does come at a cost which can be offputting for many people (though it should not be forgotten that this cost needs to be measured against the costs – financial and other – of not getting treatment and continuing to live with addiction; from that perspective rehab may be considered the best investment one will ever make).
Another benefit the NHS can offer is geographical accessibility, providing services throughout the country while many rehabs are quite some distance from Loughborough, while the standard of NHS services is also high (though quality does vary from one trust the next and as noted previously waiting times can be very lengthy).
Addiction Support Groups
p>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 Loughborough, see the relevant websites: Alcoholics Anonymous; Narcotics Anonymous; Cocaine Anonymous; Heroin Anonymous; Marijuana Anonymous; Crystal Meth Anonymous.
Types of Counselling
One form of assistance beneficial for those with busy schedules is individual counselling. Private addiction counsellors operating like regular psychotherapists – seen by private appointment on an ongoing basis and charging a fee per appointment in the traditional manner – can be found across the country, including in Leicestershire, providing a broad range of different therapy models and different approaches to treatment (some of which may be extremely niche while others mirror more closely the approaches to be found in a typical rehab).
This form of counselling is sometimes used as a supplementary aid to recovery by people who have been through a full treatment program at rehab and wish to maintain a degree of medical involvement in their recovery process. On the other hand, such counselling is also popular amongst addicts – especially high-functioning ones still able to hold down professional careers – who have not yet gone through rehab but who are preparing to do so, and wish to manage their addictions to a certain extent in the meantime.
How to get to Banbury Lodge from Loughborough
Banbury Lodge is situated in a delightful, peaceful rural setting in the historic Oxfordshire town of Banbury. Its state-of-the-art 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. It is also one of the only rehabs in the UK offering treatment to people aged between 16 and 18 struggling with addictions.
To get to Banbury from Loughborough, take the A512 to Coalville, and then take the A511/Stephenson Way as far as the A42; keep on that road as it becomes the M42. At junction 3A, exit onto M40 towards London; stay on the motorway until junction 11, then take the A422. Follow this road to the A4260, then follow signs to the town centre.