A Guide To Alcohol And Drug Rehab Treatment In Wellington
Residents of Wellington will no doubt be aware that long-established substances of abuse such as alcohol and heroin have recently been joined by damaging new psychoactive substances (NPS) such as spice in wreaking havoc both on the streets of the town and behind closed doors. If you live in or near Wellington and are yourself wrestling with addiction, you may struggle to retain any hope of escaping your condition in such a challenging environment.
However, that hope is by no means futile: there is now a new generation of treatment facilities transforming and saving lives across the UK, and if you are willing and able to seek help, that help is there for you. Read on to discover how rehab can free you from addiction and set you back on the path to happiness.
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What Is Rehab?
Widely accepted as the most effective approach to the treatment of addiction – in terms of overcoming both physical dependency and the psychological impulses which both initially lead to and subsequently sustain addiction – residential rehabilitation (“rehab”) provides a holistic combination of therapy, medicine, dietary and fitness regimes, peer-group support and more upon which to build a solid, lifelong recovery.
Rehab is a term for both the process of attending (usually as an inpatient, although outpatient options are available) a dedicated facility for a programme of treatment, and the facility itself. Rehab offers, first, detoxification (“detox”) aimed at cleansing the addict’s system of substances of abuse (assisted by medical professionals on hand to ensure the process is safe and as comfortable as possible); and then the provision of therapy to uncover and address the root causes of addiction.
At rehab, patients can focus upon their recovery in an attractive, tranquil environment perfectly conducive to mental and physical healing, confident that their condition will not become common knowledge in the outside world.
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 in or near Wellington and 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.
The Advantages of Private Rehab
Any addict can testify that the temptations of their daily environment can be so great as to make individual attempts to “get clean” all but impossible. Rehab offers a pleasant, peaceful, secure and confidential setting, far from those temptations, in which addicts can focus solely on recovery.
Upon entering rehab, an addict will be assessed by a medical team before embarking on a period of detox and withdrawal supervised by highly experienced professionals who are on hand to make sure that this period is as safe and as comfortable as it can be (this may include the provision of certain medications to ameliorate the worst effects of withdrawal).
Following the detox phase, the patient will move into therapy – different models provided in various forms including group and one-to-one – aimed at addressing the root causes of addiction and at providing the addict with defence mechanisms against relapse. Throughout their stay the patient will be given healthy nutritious food based on a bespoke dietary plan, and will be given a tailored fitness schedule (on the basis that a healthy mind requires a healthy body).
Following the completion of treatment, the patient will leave rehab – but this does not mean that their recovery is complete: this is an ongoing process requiring constant attention and hard work, and as a result the patient will receive free aftercare for up to a year after leaving the facility.
What Does Rehab Cost Near Wellington?
The cost of private rehab in or near Wellington 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 Wellington
Don’t give up hope if you feel that private rehab is currently not an option for you (perhaps for reasons of cost, or because you do not feel that you can spend the required time away from family and/or work): various NHS and charity resources can be found in Wellington and across Shropshire 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
The most obvious advantage of going by the NHS for addiction treatment is that it will be free at the point of use; as noted above, the potential cost of private rehab discourages some addicts from seeking treatment in that way (though it should be noted that compared with the costs of continuing with an addiction, this may be viewed as a minimal investment).
Another advantage the NHS offers is its geographic reach which makes facilities comparatively very accessible (though waiting times, again, can be distressingly excessive). Quality is also a factor though this varies from trust to trust.
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 Wellington, see the relevant websites:
Types of Counselling
Private addiction counsellors – who operate very much like regular psychotherapists, although unsurprisingly with a strong emphasis on tackling the causes and consequences of addiction – may be found throughout the UK, providing a broad range of different therapy models (including some very niche ones) and different approaches to treatment. These counsellors can be seen by private appointment on an ongoing basis – typically each week – and usually charge a fee per appointment; some are only available during pre-agreed working hours, but others do make themselves available for emergency access.
This type of individual counselling is particularly attractive to people with very busy schedules, and frequently is utilised by recovering addicts who have been through treatment programmes at rehab and who wish to maintain a degree of contact with specialist medical professionals during the next phase of recovery. On the other hand, individual counselling may appeal also to addicts who have not yet been through rehab but who intend to do so, perhaps in the foreseeable future, and who meanwhile wish to get help managing addiction before attempting to break it altogether.
How to get to Oasis Runcorn from Wellington?
Oasis Runcorn is a unique detoxification and rehab centre in the heart of Runcorn, Cheshire, able to accommodate up to 34 patients at any time. Its spacious and tranquil environment, world-class facilities and hugely experienced and caring staff make this the perfect place to embark upon a recovery from addiction, and its intensive treatment programmes are aimed at healing on a holistic level, addressing medical, emotional, psychological and social needs. Support is available 24/7 and all patients completing treatment programmes receive 12 months’ complimentary aftercare.
To get to Runcorn from Wellington, take the M54 towards Shrewsbury, then at junction 6 take the A5223 exit and stay on that road to the A442. Take the A53, and then the A41; in turn take Rowton Bridge Road, Village Road, Little Heath Road, The Bye Pass, Littleton Lane, and Tarvin Road. Join the A55, and then take the M53 to junction 11; then take the M56 to junction 12 and take the A557 exit. Follow the A557 to the A553 and then follow signs to Runcorn town centre.
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