A Guide To Alcohol And Drug Rehab Treatment In Stafford

Addiction – whether to illegal drugs, alcohol, prescription medication or combination of any of these – is a growing problem across Britain, and Stafford is, sadly, no exception. Every day, lives are ruined – or prematurely ended – as a result of substance abuse, and for those caught in addiction it can often feel as though there is no possible hope for the future.

However, there is hope: throughout the country thousands of highly trained men and women are working hard to help addicts turn their lives around. If you or a loved one are battling addiction in or near Stafford, that help is available to you too: read on to find out how rehab can send you on the path to recovery, and to a happy, healthy, addiction-free life.

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    Magnolia Ave
    (off Co-operative Street)
    ST16 3DU
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  • 2 Hargreaves Court
    Dyson Way
    Staffordshire Technology Park
    ST18 0WN
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  • The Bridge
    St George’s Parkway
    Off Crooked Bridge Road
    ST16 3NE
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    • Group Setting
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  • Suite 1
    7-8 Mill Street
    Staffordshire
    ST16 2AJ
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  • 151 Weston Rd,
    Stafford
    ST16 3SA
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  • South Staffordshire and Shropshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
    St Chads House
    Corporation Street
    ST16 3AG
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  • Stonefield House
    St George’s Hospital
    Corporation Street
    Stafford
    ST16 3AG
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    Faraday Road
    Stafford
    ST16 3NQ
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    10 Browning St,
    ST16 3AT
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What Is Rehab?

Residential rehabilitation – more commonly known as “rehab” – is the name given to addiction treatment carried out on-site at a dedicated facility (which is also known as a rehab), usually comprising both a detoxification phrase (often medically assisted) and an extended period of therapy. At rehab, patients can benefit from the facility’s attractive and peaceful setting, in which they can focus entirely upon their recovery, far from the temptations of daily life and their usual environment of substance abuse; crucially, rehabs are also confidential facilities, ensuring that patients need not worry that details of their condition may become common knowledge.

It is generally accepted that rehab provides the most effective treatment of addiction in terms of its ability to produce permanent abstinence on behalf of the addict, thanks to its holistic approach addressing both the immediate challenge of physical dependency (via detox) and the longer-term and more pernicious problem of psychological addiction, which needs to be countered by therapy which can reveal its root causes and provide patients with a range of defence mechanisms against relapse. Treatment which only addresses one aspect (typically physical dependency) of addiction is unlikely to result in a permanent recovery.

How can I get Someone into Rehab?

Addiction ruins lives, and the sooner an addict can set out upon the road to recovery, the better – not simply because every day that goes by whilst they struggle with addiction is one more which cannot be spent enjoying all the wonderful things which a drug-free life can offer, but because the consequences of addiction for physical and mental health can be catastrophic, and each day spent feeding an addiction is another day of damage to mind, body and soul.

The quality of NHS addiction treatment services is very high, but unfortunately so is demand for them and waiting times can be extremely long. If you or someone you love are in Stafford and are wrestling with addiction, don’t waste any more time: reach out today to discuss some of the private options which may be available to you. Call 0800 024 1455 to speak with an addiction specialist.

The Advantages of Private Rehab

While specific details and options will of course vary from one rehab to the next, generally speaking the process of treatment is similar across facilities. Upon entering rehab, an addict will be assessed by a medical team looking to establish their physical and mental condition and the true extent of their addiction. Following this assessment the addict will embark upon the process of detoxification (“detox”) monitored and assisted by highly trained and experienced medical professionals providing round-the-clock care in order to make the process of detox, and the experience of withdrawal, as safe and as comfortable as possible (perhaps via the administration of certain medications).

Once detox is complete, the patient is able to move through the therapy phase aimed at uncovering the original causes of their addiction and subsequently providing them with psychological defences against relapse. Throughout their stay the patient will be given bespoke dietary and fitness plans – on the basis of “healthy body, healthy mind” – and will also benefit from rehab’s peaceful, secure, pleasant and confidential setting in which they can focus entirely upon the recovery process and their journey of self-awareness.

At the end of a stay in rehab, patients will leave the facility – but it would be a mistake to think that this implies that recovery is complete. Recovery is a lengthy – often lifelong – process with a host of intense challenges around every corner, requiring constant commitment and dedication if the recovering addict is to remain free from substance abuse. With this in mind, good rehabs will offer up to a year’s free aftercare to provide former patients with the support they may need during times of crisis outside the facility.

What Does Rehab Cost Near Stafford?

The cost of private rehab in or near Stafford 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 Stafford

Many addicts feel unable to commit to private rehab for reasons of cost, or because they cannot realistically spend prolonged periods away from family, work, or other commitments. If you are one of these people, that does not mean that there is no hope for recovery: various relevant NHS and charity resources can be found in Stafford and across Staffordshire. Speak with your GP about which of these may be available to you.

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.

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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 Stafford, see the relevant websites:

Alcoholics Anonymous
, Narcotics Anonymous; Cocaine Anonymous; Heroin Anonymous; Marijuana Anonymous; Crystal Meth Anonymous

Types of Counselling

One form of assistance for recovering addicts which is especially beneficial for those with extremely busy schedules is individual counselling – which can be engaged in either following attendance at rehab or other treatment as a supplementary aid to recovery, or potentially as a means of managing an addiction prior to engagement in a full treatment programme.

Private addiction counsellors operate very much like regular psychotherapists, though with an obvious emphasis on tackling the causes and consequences of addiction. Private counsellors offering a wide variety of different approaches to therapy can be found across the country; they can be seen by private appointment on an ongoing basis – usually weekly – and typically charge a fee per appointment. Some counsellors make themselves available for emergency access while others limit access to working hours.

How to Get to Banbury Lodge from Stafford

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 Stafford, head out on the A449 to the M6, then take the M42 exit and follow the M42 as far as junction 3A, at which point 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.

Banbury Lodge
The Hawthorns
Banbury
Oxfordshire
OX16 9FA

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