A Guide to Alcohol and Drug Rehab in Halifax
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 Halifax, which is suffering from a serious hard drug problem exacerbated by its proximity to a number of major markets.
However, although the challenges are substantial, there is hope: many treatment facilities lie within easy reach of Halifax, 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.
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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?
The consequences of addiction for an addict’s physical and mental health can be devastating – and, of course, the longer an addiction lasts the greater the damage tends to be (and the higher the risk that the addict will fall victim to overdose or to an accident or an act of violence in which substance abuse is a critical factor). Because of this, time is very much of the essence when it comes to treating addiction, and the sooner an addict can set out upon the road recovery, the greater the chances that the recovery will be full and permanent.
Although the NHS can provide very good addiction treatment services, demand is typically very high and as a result, waiting times tend to be very long. If you are wrestling with addiction, don’t waste time: get in touch with an addiction specialist to find out about some of the private options available to you in the Halifax area. Call 0800 024 1455 today to start the recovery process.
Advantages of Private Rehab
The programmes offered by rehabs vary from one to another (as do the level and type of facilities available. However, they all have in common the provision of a secluded, secure, attractive environment in which healing can take place far from the temptations of everyday life and from substances of abuse.
Upon arrival a patient is assessed to give medical professionals an idea of their condition and the severity of their addiction. Following this assessment, the patient undergoes a supervised detox (during which, relevant medication may be administered to ameliorate the worst effects of withdrawal).
After detox and withdrawal are complete, patients move into a period of therapy aimed at revealing what led them into addiction originally and at ensuring they are fully psychologically equipped to resist the temptation to get back upon that path to destruction.
Bespoke nutritional and physical fitness plans will be administered, while patients will be able to take advantage of various other facilities (differing from one rehab to the next). Patients will usually be offered free aftercare for up to a year upon leaving rehab, in the knowledge that recovery is not achieved simply by leaving the facility after completing the treatment programme, but is a lifelong process requiring dedication and commitment.
What Does Rehab Cost in Halifax?
The cost of private rehab in or near Halifax 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 Halifax
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 Halifax and across West Yorkshire 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
It should not come as a surprise that the primary advantage of NHS treatment in many people’s eyes is a financial one: NHS services are, of course, free at the point of use, whereas private rehab comes at a cost (though compared with the cost of sustaining addiction, you may feel this to be an extremely valuable – not to mention life-saving – investment).
The NHS operates in every corner of the country, and services are therefore very accessible geographically compared with some rehab facilities. Another advantage offered by NHS services is that standards are generally high – though quality does vary by location and, again, waiting times can be extremely lengthy.
Addiction Support Groups
Support groups – groups of individuals coming together at regular meetings to give and take mutual support – can be found around the country, including those which are part of major worldwide organisations.
At such meetings recovering addicts convene to share their stories of addiction, give advice on how to resist relapse, show solidarity and sympathy when group members are struggling, and provide the simple companionship which can mean so much in times of difficulty and loneliness.
Attendance at support groups is usually free; the only qualification for participation is a commitment to living free of substance abuse.
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) is the most famous support group organisation and the one on which most others are modelled. AA was founded in 1935 and runs on a 12-step programme of personal and spiritual development. Narcotics Anonymous (NA), founded in 1953 and based directly upon the AA model, caters to recovering drug addicts specifically.
Supporting those recovering from addictions to specific substances, and also operating 12-step programmes, are Cocaine Anonymous (CA), Heroin Anonymous (HA), Marijuana Anonymous (MA) and Crystal Meth Anonymous (CMA). Meanwhile, support groups such as Al-Anon and Nar-Anon assist the families and friends of addicts; meetings are typically held 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 Halifax, see the relevant websites: Alcoholics Anonymous; Narcotics Anonymous; Cocaine Anonymous; Heroin Anonymous; Marijuana Anonymous; Crystal Meth Anonymous
Types of Counselling
Many recovering addicts benefit from individual counselling – especially useful for people with very busy schedules – provided by private addiction counsellors who operate very much like “normal” psychotherapists (though with an understandable focus on addiction and its ramifications).
This model is often of particular interest to people who have completed a rehab programme and who desire a supplementary aid to their recovery, as well as to those who have not yet engaged in such a programme but who seek a means of managing an addiction prior to doing so at an appropriate time.
Private counsellors can be found across the country and abroad variety of therapeutic models are delivered. Counsellors are typically seen on an ongoing basis by private appointment – usually weekly – and charge a fee per such appointment. The majority of counsellors limit access to set working hours, though some do make themselves available for emergency access.
How to get to [CLOSEST UKAT REHAB] from Halifax
Oasis Recovery is a unique and pioneering detox and rehab centre located in the heart of Bradford in a quiet secure location perfect for those struggling with addiction. Spacious and tranquil, Oasis Recovery’s highly skilled medical and support staff, and its excellent infrastructure mean it can facilitate all manner of medical detoxes, including complex detoxes and those who require a higher intensity of medical care.
Oasis Recovery boasts 19 en-suite bedrooms – furnished to a very high standard – with walk-in showers, disabled facilities, large communal living areas, well-equipped treatment rooms, outside courtyard, and holistic spa jacuzzi. The medical team provide close monitoring of all patients throughout the day and night, while patients can also undergo structure therapeutic treatment alongside any medical detox which may be necessary.
To get to Bradford from Halifax, take the A58 to the A6036, and head to the A6181; follow signs to the city centre.