A Guide To Alcohol And Drug Rehab Treatment In Wakefield
Nowhere in the UK is free from the blight of substance abuse and addiction, but popular cities such as Wakefield are, unfortunately, especially susceptible. Alcoholism and addiction to illegal drugs and prescription medication are a growing problem, causing countless individual tragedies and collective social strife on a grand scale.
However, the picture is not an entirely gloomy one: recent years have seen significant advances in the treatment of addiction and the establishment of a growing number of dedicated treatment facilities. If you or a loved one are struggling with addiction in or near Wakefield, it is not too late to get help. Read on to discover how rehab can set you back on the path to a happy, healthy, addiction-free life.
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What Is Rehab?
Widely considered to be the most effective approach to the treatment of addiction, in terms of providing the best platform for permanent recovery, residential rehabilitation (“rehab” – the term describes both the treatment process and the facility where it is provided) delivers a holistic combination of therapy, medicine, dietary and fitness regimes, peer-group support and more, all in one facility.
At rehab, patients engage in a programme of treatment (usually as an inpatient, although outpatient options are available) with a two-pronged attack on addiction: firstly, a period of detoxification (“detox”) cleanses the addict’s system of substances of abuse; secondly, various therapy models are utilised to uncover and address the root causes of addiction.
Rehab gives patients 24/7 access to highly qualified and experienced medical professionals, and an attractive, tranquil environment perfectly conducive to mental and physical healing. Vitally, rehabs are confidential institutions: patients can focus wholly on their recovery without worrying about their condition or details of their treatment becoming common knowledge in the outside world.
How can I get Someone into Rehab?
Because addiction can ruin – and even bring to an untimely end – lives with astonishing speed, the sooner an addict can set out upon the road to recovery, the better: every day that goes by without breaking the chains of addiction is not merely one more which cannot be spent enjoying a drug-free life, but another day of damage to mind, body and soul which may eventually prove too much.
NHS addiction treatment services are very good, but unfortunately demand for them is consequently very high and waiting times can be extremely long – too long, tragically, for many addicts in recent years who have suffered fatal overdoses or died as a result of drug-related accidents and violence before being able to begin NHS treatment. If you or someone you love are fighting addiction in Wakefield, don’t waste any more time and in doing so risk becoming another such victim: call 0800 024 1455 to speak with an addiction specialist today in order to discuss some of the private options available to you.
The Advantages of Private Rehab
Rehab offers addicts an oasis of calm, away from what are often extremely volatile and potentially dangerous life circumstances: in peaceful, safe, secure and confidential surroundings, patients are able to focus fully on the recovery away from the distractions and temptations of the outside world (and, of course, from substances of abuse).
Upon entering rehab, an addict will be assessed by a medical team before commencing a detox supervised and assisted by highly experienced medical personnel, who can make sure that the detox and withdrawal process is a safe one and as comfortable as it can be (possibly with the assistance of suitable medication).
Following detox, patients will benefit from the provision of various forms of therapy in both one-to-one and group settings; the therapy phase aims to reveal and address the fundamental causes of addiction, as well as providing patients with suitable defence mechanisms against relapse. Throughout their stay, patients will enjoy bespoke dietary and fitness plans as well as being able to access an array of other resources on site (varying from one rehab to another).
Recovery is not complete the moment a patient leaves rehab, but is a lifelong journey requiring commitment and dedication. In recognition of this, good rehabs will offer up to a year’s free aftercare to provide the assurance that professional assistance is never far away during this next crucial phase of recovery.
What Does Rehab Cost Near Wakefield?
The cost of private rehab in or near Wakefield 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 Wakefield
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 Wakefield and across West Yorkshire. Speak with your GP about which of these 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 Wakefield; 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
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 Wakefield, see the relevant websites:
Types of Counselling
Many recovering addicts utilise individual counselling, which can be provided following the completion of a treatment programme at rehab or elsewhere as a supplement to that programme, or potentially as a means of managing an addiction in advance of engaging in proper treatment.
Private addiction counsellors offering a huge variety of different approaches to therapy operate across the country; they are typically seen by private appointment on an ongoing basis – often weekly – and usually charge by appointment. Access is usually limited to predefined working hours, although some councillors do make themselves available on an emergency basis.
How to Get to Oasis Recovery from Wakefield
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 Wakefield, take the A650 to the M1, then at junction 42 merge onto the M62. At junction 26, take the M606; at junction 3 take the A6177, then the A641, and follow signs to the city centre.
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