Alcohol and Drug Addiction Rehab in Bedfordshire
Through accessing expert help and taking responsibility for your own recovery, you can overcome your addiction. Thankfully, there are many rehab options available in Bedfordshire.
Residential Treatment in Bedfordshire
As a client going to rehab in the Bedfordshire area you will benefit from tailored treatment and a personalised care plan. It will be reviewed at regular intervals throughout your treatment to reflect your progress, needs, and goals. Your rehab programme will contain various different elements including medical assessment, detox, a therapeutic programme and aftercare.
Rehab programmes are full and rigorous, and you will benefit from the expertise of a dedicated team of practitioners. In addition to this, you will recover within a therapeutic community of like-minded peers who will share your journey.
In rehab, there is a strong emphasis is placed on personal integrity, willingness, and honesty. With these, you will be well on your way to long-term recovery.
On admission to the Bedfordshire rehabs, you will have a medical assessment with a doctor who will prescribe appropriate detoxification medication to meet your individual needs and using history, where needed. Detox in rehab is very much a supported process – there will be staff on site 24 hours a day to help you through the process.
Following the detox process, you will be able to engage in rehabilitation. Treatment will focus on your addiction (drug, alcohol, gambling, food issues etc.) and its consequences for you, your family, friends, and community.
The programmes available in Bedfordshire can offer you access to many different, life-changing therapies, including:
- 12 Step work
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT)
- Group therapy
- One-to-one therapy
- Regular sessions with a key worker
- Skills workshops
- Art therapy
- Holistic treatments
- Relapse prevention
- Aftercare groups
- Group activities
- Gender Groups
- Health and fitness groups
- Family groups
- An introduction to external support groups in Wiltshire
All this will be delivered within a therapeutic and supported environment in which you can focus on overcoming your addiction. The CQC-regulated alcohol and drug rehab clinics in Bedfordshire provide an effective treatment for the complex illness of addiction, acknowledging the unique requirements of each person.
Rehab provides a holistic approach to well-being including many specialised therapies such as Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), Trauma therapy, and much more.
Most of your rehab programme will be built around your one-to-one counselling and therapeutic group sessions. In addition to those core elements, you will able benefit from a range of holistic approaches and will also gain an introduction to the 12 step programme.
In many rehabs, you will have the opportunity to attend Alcoholics Anonymous and/or Narcotics Anonymous meetings in the Bedfordshire area. This introduction is very useful for many people as meetings provide an ongoing and supportive community of sober peers long after your time in rehab has come to an end. You may be able to start working on the first steps whilst you are in rehab.
Bedfordshire’s Integrative Approach
Through this integrative approach to recovery, you will be able to work understand your addiction and break the patterns which would otherwise lead you back to using time and time again. You will be able to process the emotions and experiences that the use of drugs and alcohol have prevented you from healing.
Your families will be invited to attend family groups as rehabs acknowledge that addiction does not happen in a vacuum and neither does recovery. If you are a family member of an addict, please do give us a call to discuss what help is available for both the addicted member of your family and for you.
The daily routine in rehab includes attendance at two or three group therapy sessions a day. You will also benefit from regular educational workshops and lectures. Another integral part of treatment is one-to-one counselling.
This might all sound confusing, but you will be supported into the process by peers and support staff to help with integration and engagement in the process.
Residential rehab is a controlled environment, for the safety of every resident. You will be able to go out, but with support staff and peers. This restriction is part of relapse prevention when you are at your most vulnerable.
You may not be permitted to take your mobile, tablet, or laptop into rehab – this would be so you are not distracted and can focus on your recovery. It is also beneficial to limit your contact with those people who might be a danger to your recovery.
You will be able to have phone contact – usually in the evening. You can make and accept phone calls from family members and friends. You will need to provide the rehab with a list of names of those people who you would like contact with. People whose names are not on the list will not be given any information about you including whether or not you are a resident because of the policy of confidentiality that rehabs abide by.
You will be able to have visitors in rehab, usually on the weekend. This should be arranged with your counsellor.
The use of non-prescribed medications, drugs, or alcohol may result in discharge.
What Are the Benefits of Attending Rehab in Bedfordshire?
Attending residential rehab in Bedfordshire will help build on your natural strengths. In rehab you will learn:
- Therapeutic tools to manage feelings
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy problem-solving skills
- Relapse prevention techniques
- Holistic therapy approaches for mind, body and spirit
- New, healthy dietary and fitness habits
- An introduction to the 12 steps
- Relationship building tools
- Self-care and self-love
If it is unsafe or unsuitable for you to return home it may be possible for you to access second and third stage care in the form of dry accommodation with some support staff. In dry accommodation, you will be supported as you reintegrate into ‘normal’ life – through work, education, and cultivating positive relationships in sobriety.
In this secondary care, you may have to attend one-to-one counselling sessions and group meetings in which you can work through relapse triggers and process how you are finding life in sobriety. You may benefit from educational workshops and lectures on various topics such as:
- Relapse prevention
- Budgeting/Money management
- Goal setting
You may also wish to attend educational or vocational training courses in the Bedfordshire area and perhaps start voluntary work in the community. There will be many opportunities for you to explore, discover, and build a life that you really love.
Often rehabs will recommend attending external support meetings such as the Bedfordshire Alcoholics Anonymous or Narcotics Anonymous. These meetings will increase your support network for relapse prevention and provide you with a community of sober peers and friends.
At each stage, the programme is designed to help you put in place the structures and patterns you will need to build and maintain long-term sobriety and a successful life.
Below we have listed some of the services in areas around Bedfordshire:
Shefford Baptist Church, 4 Bedford Rd, SG17 5DJ
Methodist Church Hall, High St, LU5 6BY