A Guide to Alcohol and Drug Rehab in Didcot
No part of the UK is free from the ravages of addiction – be it to alcohol, illegal drugs, prescription medication, or a combination of any of those – and that includes Didcot. However, although the challenges are substantial, there is hope: many treatment facilities lie within easy reach of Didcot, offering high-quality care to addicts willing to reach out for help. If you are among them, stay strong: the path to recovery is only a phone call away…
If you or a loved one are suffering from alcohol or drug addiction then please do not hesitate to reach out. All our staff are in recovery from a range of addictions while many have been through detox, rehab and therapy themselves. Call us now and get the help you or a loved one need.
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What Is Rehab?
Rehab – more properly, “residential rehabilitation” – describes both the treatment of addiction on-site at a dedicated facility, as well as the facility itself. Rehab is typically set in spacious, tranquil surroundings ideal for allowing addicts to focus wholly on their recovery, confident in the confidentiality of the facility, and addresses both the immediate pressures of physical dependency and the longer-term challenges posed by psychological addiction.
As a result of this bilateral approach to treatment rehab is often considered to be the most effective means of treating addiction, in terms of its ability to provide a solid platform upon which a patient can build a lifelong recovery. Indeed so successful has the model become that in the public’s mind “rehab” has now become synonymous with the treatment of addiction.
How Can I Get Someone into Rehab?
It is imperative to get an addict help as soon as they are prepared to request it: time is absolutely of the essence because addiction can prove fatal at any time, as a result either of overdose or of the type of accident or violent act in which substance abuse is so often a factor.
While it is a truism that an addict is only ready for treatment when they are able to admit to their addiction, it is also true that the longer they struggle with that addiction the more likely it is to end in their death or that of another.
With this in mind, the lengthy waiting times associated with NHS services – however high the quality of those services may be – become a serious issue. If you are struggling with addiction, do not waste any time: speak to an addiction specialist today on 0800 024 1455 to discuss the potentially life-changing – and life-saving – private options available to you.
Advantages of Private Rehab
As noted above, rehab provides a confidential, pleasant, secluded and safe environment in which patients can concentrate upon the recovery, away from the distractions and temptations of their daily lives and, crucially, in a location free of substances of abuse.
When entering rehab a patient will undergo a thorough assessment prior to commencing the detox phase which is monitored and assisted by highly experienced medical personnel, who can make sure the detox and withdrawal process is as safe as possible and who can ameliorate the worst effects of withdrawal via medication where appropriate.
When the clients system is cleansed of substances of abuse they will engage in therapy of various forms – in both one-to-one and group settings – which addresses the fundamental causes of their addiction and provides them with an array of defence mechanisms against relapse.
Private rehabs will also provide bespoke fitness and dietary plans – “healthy body, healthy mind” – and numerous other facilities (with specifics varying from one rehab to the next). Upon leaving rehab, the recovering addict will benefit from up to a year’s free aftercare: it is vital to recognise that recovery is not complete upon leaving the facility, but is an ongoing process requiring diligence and dedication.
What Does Rehab Cost in Oxfordshire?
The cost of private rehab will vary from one facility to another depending on the nature of the treatment programs offered and of the standard of the facility in question (for example, luxury rehabs can logically be expected to cost more). Roughly speaking, standard costs in or near Didcot range 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.
Didcot NHS Addiction Treatment Options
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 and near Didcot 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 obvious advantage of NHS treatment is, understandably, financial: private rehab has a cost which can be offputting (although, compared with the costs – financial and otherwise – of addiction, this may be considered a relatively small investment) and NHS services are free at the point of use.
They are also very accessible (though waiting times vary and may be excessively long for some addicts requiring urgent help). Furthermore, the NHS usually offers a very good service – though quality does vary by location.
Addiction Support Groups
Alongside treatment facilities and programs able to address the immediate challenges of addiction and dependency, various organisations are active across the UK helping addicts who are in recovery.
Some of these operate on a support group model: groups of people who are themselves recovering addicts who convene at regular (often weekly) meetings for mutual support, advice on staying sober and clean, and simple companionship and friendship (which can be key for many addicts who struggle with loneliness after turning their backs on drug-abusing peer groups).
Support group attendees may be only recently free from addiction, or may have been clean for long periods; they come from all demographics and are brought together by their shared experiences of addiction and recovery. Usually, attendance at such groups is free: the only requirement is a commitment to abstaining from substances of abuse.
The best-known support group organisation – and one on which many others have been modelled – is Alcoholics Anonymous (AA). Founded in 1935, AA provides the famous 12-step programme of personal and spiritual progress (one of the steps being to acknowledge that a higher power – such as God – governs one’s life and can help with an alcoholic’s recovery).
Narcotics Anonymous (NA) was founded in 1953 based on the AA model and is the second-largest support group organisation internationally, specifically aimed at helping recovering drug addicts. Along similar lines 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. 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 Didcot, 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 Banbury Lodge from Didcot
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 Didcot, head out on the B4493 to the A4130 and then join the A34 towards Oxford. At the roundabout, exit onto the M40 ramp towards the Midlands, then stay on the motorway to junction 11, at which point take the A422 exit towards Banbury. Stay on that road to the A4620 and then follow signs to Banbury town centre.