A Guide to Alcohol and Drug Rehab in Witney
Like every other town in the UK, Witney suffers from the devastating impact of addiction: alcohol, illegal drugs and prescription medicines are taking a tragic toll on the inhabitants of the town and its environs, with serious ramifications for policing and social care. The cost to individual addicts and their families, meanwhile, is immeasurable.
Nevertheless, hope springs eternal: across the country there are now a good number of facilities treating addiction, staffed by dedicated and highly experienced professionals. If you or someone you love is wrestling with addiction in or near Witney, that help could be at your disposal if you are prepared to reach out for it. Read on to discover how rehab could, quite literally, save your life.
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What Is Rehab?
Residential rehabilitation – “rehab” – is commonly considered to be the most effective way to treat addiction in terms of providing addicts with the greatest chance of a permanent recovery, as it tackles both the immediate challenges of physical dependency and the longer-term psychological challenges which need to be addressed if a person is to remain free of substance abuse. Upon the robust platform which rehab provides – via a combination of therapy, medication, healthy eating, exercise, support from peers and more – even the most apparently hopeless addict can build a lifelong recovery and a happy, successful life.
The word “rehab” describes both the process of attending a dedicated treatment facility, and the facility itself (“going to rehab”). At rehab, patients are able to focus wholly upon their recovery with the assistance of highly qualified and experienced medical professionals in a pleasant, calm environment designed to be perfectly conducive to mental and physical healing. Furthermore, rehabs are totally confidential, ensuring that patients can relax secure in the knowledge that their condition and treatment will remain secret.
How Can I Get Someone into Rehab?
Addiction is a cruel illness that ruins lives and can end them in an instant: the risks of overdose or of death in an accident or as a result of violence in which drink, drugs or both have been a factor are ever-present, and as a result the sooner an addict can take the first crucial step and reach out for help, the sooner they can be on their way to a life free of substances of abuse.
NHS addiction treatment services, including rehab, are of a high quality; however, places are extremely limited and waiting times can be lengthy at best. To be sure of avoiding the risks mentioned above, it is imperative to move as quickly as possible; if you or a loved one are in Witney and desperately need help in the fight against addiction, including the kind of help which only rehab can provide, don’t waste another second before reaching out to explore some of the private options available to you. Call 0800 024 1455 now to discuss next steps.
Advantages of Private Rehab
As mentioned above, rehab offers addicts a peaceful, confidential, secluded and secure setting in which to focus entirely upon their recovery away from the environment which has proven so damaging to them and in which they have been unable to resist the allure of substances of abuse.
When a patient enters rehab they undergo a thorough assessment prior to commencing a period of detox assisted by highly trained medical personnel, there to ensure that the process is a safe as possible and that the experience of withdrawal is made as easy as it can be (potentially with the help of various medications).
Once detox has been completed and the patient’s system has been cleansed of substances of abuse, they will enter the therapy phase: various forms of therapy – both group and one-to-one – and different therapy models will be provided, aims at uncovering the root causes of addiction and at giving the patient appropriate defence mechanisms designed to help them resist relapse.
Throughout their stay each patient will benefit from a tailored fitness and dietary plan – on the understanding that a healthy mind requires a healthy body – and from various other resources available on site (which will differ from one facility to another). Upon leaving the facility, a patient’s recovery is by no means complete: it is an ongoing process involving countless challenges and potential pitfalls. Because of this, good rehabs will provide up to a year’s free aftercare, giving the patient vital security and reassurance for their endeavours.
What Does Rehab Cost Near Witney?
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 Witney 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.
NHS Addiction Treatment Options Near Witney
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 and near Witney which can help you combat your addiction. Consult your GP about which of these resources may be available to you.
Advantages of NHS Treatment
The main advantage of NHS treatment, unsurprisingly, is that it is free at the point of use, while private rehab typically comes at a cost which may be very offputting to some addicts (though which is likely to fade into insignificance compared with the costs – financial and otherwise – of remaining addicted). Another advantage is that the NHS operates across the country and thus may be more accessible geographically than many private rehab facilities which may be some distance from Witney (though again waiting times vary and may be too lengthy for those desperate to break their addiction). Thirdly, although quality does vary by location, the NHS does offer a high standard of service.
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 Witney, see the relevant websites:
Types of Counselling
A form of help which can be particularly useful for people with very busy schedules, individual counselling may be engaged in following the completion of a treatment programme at rehab, or potentially prior to engaging in such a programme, as a way of managing an addiction on a temporary basis. Private addiction counsellors are similar to regular psychotherapists (though obviously with a more specific focus) in that they can be seen by private appointment on an ongoing – usually weekly – basis and offer a broad variety of different therapy models. Private counsellors can be found throughout the country and usually charge per appointment.
How to Get to Banbury Lodge from Witney
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 Witney, head out on the B4022 and then stay on that road to the A361/Banbury Road and follow signs to Banbury town centre.