A Guide to Alcohol and Drug Rehab in Bury
No corner of the UK is now entirely immune to the ravages of addiction, and being so close to Manchester (the country’s second-biggest market for illicit drugs) as well as being a significant market in its own right has made Bury especially susceptible to the damage wrought by heroin and crack, as well as by more recent additions to dealers’ lethal catalogues such as spice and mephedrone.
Nevertheless, though the outlook may appear bleak, there are oases of hope: if you or a loved one are struggling with a substance abuse disorder you are now able to take advantage of the recent rise of numerous high-quality facilities dedicated to the treatment of addiction. Read on to discover how rehab could set you back on the path to happiness and success.
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What Is Rehab?
Rehab – more correctly, “residential rehabilitation” – is a term that describes both the process of staying at a dedicated addiction treatment facility and the facility itself. While methods vary from one facility to another, rehab typically consists of a detoxification (“detox”) phase, during which a patient’s system is cleansed of substances of abuse; followed by a period of therapy during which the root causes of their addiction are addressed, and they begin the process of resuming a substance-free life.
Rehab provides patients with the assistance of highly trained medical professionals familiar with the nature of addiction, who are on hand 24/7 to make the withdrawal and therapy phases as safe and as comfortable as possible; this allows patients the psychological space to focus entirely on their recovery and well-being, secure in the knowledge that rehab’s confidential nature means that their condition will remain secret.
How Can I Get Someone into Rehab?
It is well known that an addict is only really ready for treatment once they are able to voice a desire for help. However, the longer someone remains addicted, the higher the likelihood that their illness will have permanently catastrophic – even fatal – consequences for themselves or others. As a result it is imperative to get them help as quickly as possible.
Although the NHS can and does provide excellent addiction treatment services, demand is very high – especially in a densely populated area such as Greater Manchester – and the waiting times for some of those services can be distressingly long. Therefore, if you or someone you know are ready to reach out to help, don’t waste any more time. Call 0800 024 1455 to speak with a professional today about some of the private options that may be open to you.
Advantages of Private Rehab
The precise nature of treatment at rehab varies from one facility and organisation to another. However, there are of course commonalities, including confidentiality, and the provision of a secure environment in which addicts can begin the recovery process away from the temptations of daily life, such as dealers and pubs, which have hitherto facilitated their substance abuse and their decline into addiction.
Upon arrival at rehab a patient will be assessed to give the medical team an understanding of their mental and physical health and the severity of their addiction. Subsequent to this, they will embark on a period of detoxification (“detox”) during which their system will be cleansed of substances of abuse and they are likely to experience withdrawal syndrome; the detox process will be monitored and assisted by experienced and sympathetic medical professionals, who may be able to alleviate the worst withdrawal symptoms via appropriate medication.
Post detox , the patient will proceed into a phase of therapy: various different therapeutic models may be deployed in both group and one-to-one settings, aimed at revealing the fundamental causes of the patient’s addiction, and at providing them with sophisticated psychological defence mechanisms to counter the threat of relapse. Throughout their stay, the patient will benefit from being given bespoke fitness and diet plans – “healthy body, healthy mind” – as well as having access to fitness and recreational facilities
Upon the conclusion of their residency at rehab, the patient – now a recovering addict – will be given a year’s free aftercare, recognising that simply leaving rehab does not mean that recovery is complete: recovery can be a lifelong process and requires constant diligence and dedication to remaining free of substance abuse, if the recovering addict is not to slip back into their old self-destructive ways.
Rehab Cost in Greater Manchester?
Costs can vary significantly from one rehab to the next as a result of a good many factors including, of course, the nature of the treatment provided, and the standard of the rehab itself (luxury facilities understandably charge higher rates, for example). A comprehensive national guide to costs is, therefore, simply unfeasible; however, roughly speaking rehab in or near Bury costs from £5,500 to £11,000 per month, although the cheapest treatment may be obtained for as little as £834 per week. For more specifics, call 0800 804 4755.
NHS Addiction Treatment Options Bury
Not everyone will find rehab to be an appropriate solution for them at any given time, perhaps for reasons of cost or because they are unable to free up the time needed away from family and professional commitments. If you are one of these people, yet you are desperate to get help in the fight against your addiction, do not despair: there are various NHS and charity resources in and near the Bury area which may be of use. Contact your GP to find out more about these, and to discuss which might be available to you.
Advantages of NHS Treatment
The most immediately obvious advantage of taking the NHS option for addiction treatment is that these services are free at the point of use, while as mentioned above private rehab comes at a cost which can discourage some addicts from seeking treatment (though when placed against the potential costs – human, financial and other – of not giving help this expense may suddenly feel like an extremely valuable investment).
The NHS also has a geographical advantage over many private providers since it operates across the country, while many good rehab facilities are some distance from Bury (though others, of course, are very close). Furthermore, the NHS generally offers a high standard of service, though it must be noted that this does vary from one trust to the next.
Addiction Support Groups
Numerous organisations work across the UK to help recovering addicts, and some of these operate a support group model: former addicts who come together in meetings for mutual support in the form of advice, relapse prevention, assistance with life tasks (e.g. applying for work) and simple companionship (which can be hugely important for recovering addicts who have left friendship groups within which substance abuse is still rife). Attendance to meetings is free and dedicated to those who want to build a new life addiction-free.
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) is the most famous and influential support organisation; its 12-step programme of personal and spiritual progress has been copied and adapted by many other organisations including Narcotics Anonymous (NA) which as the name suggests caters for recovering drug addicts rather than alcoholics.
Operating along similar lines – also deploying a 12-step programme – are Cocaine Anonymous (CA), Heroin Anonymous (HA), Marijuana Anonymous (MA) and Crystal Meth Anonymous (CMA). Meanwhile, 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.
Each local support group chapter is run independently, and meeting schedules and venues are of necessity subject to change. To find information on meetings in or near Bury, see the relevant websites:
Types of Counselling
A lot of recovering addicts who are especially busy opt for individual counselling with private addiction counsellors (operating in similar ways to regular psychotherapists, albeit – understandably – with a strong focus on the challenges posed by addiction). These counsellors may be seen by private appointment (and charge accordingly) on an ongoing basis, usually roughly weekly with access typically limited to predefined working hours (though some are available in emergencies).
Individual counselling is often of particular interest to recovering addicts who have been through rehab and who wish to retain supplementary professional assistance during the next phase of recovery; and, on the other hand, by addicts – frequently busy professionals – who have not yet gone through rehab but are preparing to do so and who wish to try to manage their addictions prior to taking this step.
How to Get to Oasis Recovery from Bury
Oasis Recovery is a unique and pioneering detox and rehab centre located in the heart of Bradford in a quiet secure location perfect for those struggling with addiction. Spacious and tranquil, Oasis Recovery’s highly skilled medical and support staff, and its excellent infrastructure, mean it can facilitate all manner of medical detoxes, including complex detoxes and those who require a higher intensity of medical care.
Oasis Bradford boasts 19 en-suite bedrooms – furnished to a very high standard – with walk-in showers, disabled facilities, large communal living areas, well-equipped treatment rooms, outside courtyard, and holistic spa jacuzzi. The medical team provide close monitoring of all patients throughout the day and night, while patients can also undergo structure therapeutic treatment alongside any medical detox which may be necessary.
To get to Bradford from Bury, take the A56 onto the B622, and then join the A58 before merging onto the M66. At junction 4, take the M62 towards Leeds/Rochdale; then take the M606 towards Bradford. At junction 3 take the A6177 exit. Keep on that road to the A641, then take the A6181 and follow signs to the city centre.
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