A Guide To Alcohol And Drug Rehab Treatment In Warwick
Warwick may not be the first place one might typically consider when thinking of addiction hotspots – but like every other corner of the UK, Warwickshire’s county town is suffering from the blight of substance abuse. Alcohol, illegal drugs, and prescription medicine are all being abused and are taking their toll on Warwick residents and the town’s social fabric.
If you or someone you know are wrestling with addiction in or near Warwick, it may seem that there is no way out from this terrible affliction. However, help may be closer than you think: read on to discover how rehab can help you overcome your addiction and get you back onto the path to a healthy, happy life.
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What Is Rehab?
Rehab – more properly “residential rehabilitation” – is the process of attending a dedicated facility to undergo treatment for addiction, and also describes the facility itself. In rehab, patients enjoy the benefits of a quiet, secluded, pleasant and confidential environment and are treated and assisted by very experienced medical professionals familiar with the nature of addiction who are on hand 24/7, allowing patients to focus entirely on their own recovery and well-being.
Rehab is widely considered to be the most effective way of treating addiction, because it tackles both the immediate challenges of physical dependency and the longer-term ones of psychological addiction: it consists of a detoxification (“detox”) phase followed by a longer period of therapy and care, whereas many other approaches to combating addiction focus only on one or the other aspect and thus do not provide the level of holistic treatment which patients require if they are to remain abstinent once the initial dependency has been overcome.
How can I get Someone into Rehab?
Thousands of people die from substance abuse each year in the UK, and countless more suffer from drug-related accidents and acts of violence in which substance abuse is a factor. It’s not too much to say that addiction treatment literally saves lives. Moreover, the sooner someone is able to admit to their addiction, and the sooner they’re then able to reach out for help, the sooner they can get that help within the tranquil and caring environment of a quality rehab.
Addiction treatment services are available on the NHS, and many of these are of a high quality; however, there are unfortunately comparatively few places available when set against the very large number of addicts to be found in the UK, and as a result waiting times are often extremely lengthy. If you or a loved one are looking to get help now to tackle a potentially fatal addiction, do not hesitate: reach out today to talk about some of the private options which may be available to you in or near Warwick. Call 0800 024 1455 to speak with an addiction specialist.
The Advantages of Private Rehab
As discussed above, one key element of rehab is the peaceful secure, secluded and totally confidential setting it can provide for an addict to begin the recovery process away from the temptations and distractions of everyday life and from the environment of substance abuse within which their addiction took hold.
The dedicated, caring, highly experienced and highly skilled medical staff working in a rehab understand the nature of addiction and can bring their vast experience to bear when working with patients from all demographics and all walks of life; this can be hugely comforting when a patient enters rehab not knowing what to expect, and full of trepidation regarding their forthcoming stay.
Upon entering rehab, a patient will go through a period of detoxification (“detox”) and withdrawal, monitored and assisted by the medical team who may prescribe certain medication to alleviate some of the worst withdrawal symptoms. When this process is complete the patient will then engage in various forms of therapy – in both group and one-to-one settings – to address the root causes of their addiction and equip them with defence mechanisms against relapse.
Throughout their stay a patient will benefit from tailored fitness dietary plans – “healthy body, healthy mind” – as well as other facilities which will vary from one rehab to the next. The recovery process is not complete when a patient leaves rehab but is an ongoing journey requiring dedication and strength of will; in recognition of this, and to fill each patient with the reassurance that they are not alone during the next phase of the recovery, good rehabs will provide up to a year’s free aftercare.
What Does Rehab Cost Near Warwick?
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 Warwick 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 Warwick
It is quite possible that for various reasons you may not currently feel that rehab is an option which is available to you – perhaps you are put off by the potential costs mentioned above, or you do not feel that you can spend anywhere from a month to three months or more away from family, work, and other obligations. If this is indeed the case, however, you must not despair: there are a number of NHS and charity resources in Warwick and across the County which can help you fight your addiction. Reach out to your GP to get details on which of these resources may be available to you.
Advantages of NHS Treatment
Logically, the most prominent advantage of NHS treatment is financial: private rehab comes at a cost which may put off some potential patients (though this cost is comparatively minor set against the potential costs of sustaining an addiction) while NHS services are free at the point of use.
NHS standards are very high, and extremely accessible geographically in that the NHS operates across the UK while some rehab facilities may be a long way from Warwick; it is important to bear in mind, however, that, as previously mentioned, waiting lists can be very long and waiting times distressingly lengthy, while quality does vary from one NHS trust to the next.
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 Warwick, see the relevant websites:
Types of Counselling
One popular form of assistance for recovering addicts is individual counselling – which is often engaged in either following attendance at rehab or other treatment as a supplementary aid to recovery, or as a means of managing an addiction prior to treatment.
Private addiction counsellors work rather like regular psychotherapists (though with an obvious emphasis on tackling the causes and consequences of addiction): they can be seen by private appointment on an ongoing basis – usually weekly – and typically charge a fee per appointment. Counsellors offering a broad range of therapy models and treatment philosophies can be found throughout the country, including in Warwick itself.
How to Get to Banbury Lodge from Warwick
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 Warwick, head out on the A425 to the A452, then join the M40. At junction 11 take the A422 exit towards Banbury. Stay on that road to the A4260 and follow signs to Banbury town centre.