Berkshire Rehabs

Addiction Helper Rehab LIVESEARCH shows every Alcohol and Drug Rehab centre in Berkshire and provides a complete overview of each facility including reviews from previous treatment centre residents.

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Addiction is a complex illness to live with. Perhaps most difficult to cope with is the way that in the beginning, it seems like a solution to pre-existing problems, only to become a huge problem in its own right. Berkshire alcohol and drug rehabs can help you defeat the demons and restart your life.

What Will Rehab Be Like?

Addiction is a progressive illness that requires the correct treatment. Experts agree that a tailored, research-based, residential rehab programme is the most effective way to achieve and maintain long-term recovery from addiction.

The reason why residential rehab is so successful is that allows you to recover within a community of like-minded peers, who share your struggles and your triumphs. Of course, rehab provides intense and rigorous professional support too. Residential rehabs, which usually require a 90-day stay, give you the opportunity to work with addiction experts, counsellors, and holistic therapists.

In addition to this, many people find detoxing in a residential setting far easier than detoxing at home, where there are triggers and pressures which make it harder not to use.

The Berkshire residential rehab services offer various, holistic and integrated programmes of therapy, tailored to each individual person’s requirements. It is important to treat addiction on a physical, emotional, mental and physical level, and the programmes provided reflect that.

What about alcohol and drug detox in Berkshire?

As a first step, experts will help you to detox from drugs and alcohol where necessary. You will see the doctor on the first day of your admission, the doctor will take details about your addiction from you and then provide you will an appropriate medical detox.

Everything possible will be done to make the detoxification process as safe and comfortable as possible.  There will be staff available to support you 24 hours a day and you will be surrounded by peers have been through detox themselves, all this does make the detox process a lot easier.

What does the rehab programme offer?

Berkshire rehabs aim to create an atmosphere of acceptance and well-being in which to honestly share your story and to learn new skills alongside others on the same journey. Though each person’s programme will vary slightly, depending on your individual needs, goals, and personal circumstances, the programme usually consists of a blend of:

  • 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
  • Group activities
  • Gender Groups
  • Aftercare

The Berkshire rehabs do tailor treatment to your needs and each therapeutic intervention will have the aim of standing you in good stead for achieving long-term sobriety and peace of mind.

Aftercare and Relapse Prevention in Berkshire

People are most vulnerable to relapse in the first weeks and months after leaving rehab. The Berkshire rehabs work to minimize this risk by providing a comprehensive aftercare package. Please be reassured that you will be discharged with a full relapse prevention plan in place. This will consist of:

  • Regular and ongoing aftercare sessions. – We know that those who attend regular aftercare sessions are more likely to maintain their sobriety and their peace of mind.
  • Ongoing contact with your counsellor – To help you to keep up all the skills and tools that you have learned in treatment, and to process your experiences as they come up.
  • Contact with your GP- we will contact your GP with discharge information so that continuing care can be put in place for you, should you need it.
  • Second and third stage care – If returning to your accommodation may put you at risk of relapse you may be provided with alternative ‘dry’ accommodation in the Berkshire area, accompanied support from a key worker.
  • Support Groups – We highly recommend the Alcoholics and Narcotics anonymous fellowships as a source of ongoing support. The only requirement for membership is the desire to stop using or drinking and there are no fees for membership.

What Is Addiction?

Addiction is a confusing illness, not least because no two addicts are the same. Historically addicts have been thought of as being weak-willed or as bad people, but addiction is a neurological illness. Addiction is characterized by an inability to choose to stop using.  We most often think of addiction as being related to a particular drug or drink but addiction can also exist in relation to a behaviour, this is known as a process addiction.

Process addiction

Some people are addicted to behaviours, rather than to a chemical substance. This could be to things like gambling, disordered eating, sex and love, or shopping.   The neurological reward system in a process addiction is triggered the same way as substance addiction. Behaviour addicts often experience the same consequences and obsessive thinking as do drug addicts and alcoholics.

Do I need rehab?

When deciding whether to attend rehab for addiction, it is useful to consider how your drinking and using, or other addictive behaviour, is impacting your life. Some questions to consider:

Are you able to moderate your drinking or using?

Are you able to stop drinking and using entirely for a while?

Do you find yourself drinking and using even though you had planned not to?

Do you suffer withdrawal symptoms when you don’t have a drink or a drug?

Do you find your self-drinking and using in secret?

When you are deciding whether or not to go for treatment think about how your addiction is impacting your life, your relationships, and your health: mental, physical and emotional. If you are suffering in these areas and find yourself unable to overcome your problems, there is help available.

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AA and NA Meetings in Berkshire

A good option for people in Berkshire who are trying to break away from addiction is Alcoholics Anonymous or Narcotics Anonymous meetings. The individual may attend these while still in rehab or they can be part of their aftercare program.

AA Meetings in Berkshire:

  • Saturday Discussion (open) Meeting – Saturday 20:00 – Wesley Methodist Church Hall, Queens Rd, Reading
  • Big Book Study Meeting – Tuesday 20:00 – English Martyrs Catholic Church, Leibenrood Rd, Reading
  • Living Sober Newcomers Meeting – Saturday 12:30 – Wesley Methodist Church, Corner Queens Rd, Reading
  • Reading Step Friday Meeting – Friday 20:00 – Wesley Methodist Church, Corner Queens Rd, Reading

NA Meetings in Berkshire:

  • Main Chair Speaker meeting – Wednesday 19:30 – Reading Quaker Meeting House, 6 Church Street Reading
  • Step meeting – Thursday 19:30 – Wesley Methodist Church, Corner Queens Rd, Reading

Frequently Asked Questions

What happens in counselling?

Your individual counselling sessions will be between yourself and your focal counsellor – who will be chosen as the best fit for you by the team. Your sessions will typically last for fifty minutes to one hour. These sessions are private and confidential and will be a part of your therapeutic rehab plan.

The private and individual nature of them will give you the opportunity to really explore your issues in depth and identify areas which you would like to work on. Your counsellor will help you to share, to challenge yourself, and to heal. They may also set you assignments to complete between sessions.

What happens in group counselling?

Group sessions consist of a group of peers in the programme, the other clients in the treatment centre, and are facilitated by a counsellor and often a member of the support staff. In these sessions, you will benefit from hearing the insights and experience of your peers and share your insights and experiences with the group.

You will also have the opportunity to work on relationships within this setting as well as explore group dynamics. Group therapy is an integral part of the rehab process.

What are the 12 steps?

In rehab, you will receive an introduction to the 12 Steps – an abstinence-based approach which offers the opportunity for an ongoing recovery community upon leaving treatment.

Is rehab equipped to deal with my trauma issues?

Addiction is sometimes a response to childhood trauma, additionally, the lifestyle that goes with addiction is fraught with the potential for trauma, violence, and sexual violence.  Whilst PTSD is different for every individual,  the therapists working in rehabs are very used to dealing with individuals suffering from trauma issues and PTSD.

Counselling can help you to make sense of your experiences and feelings, develop plans to stay safe and healthy boundaries, learn healthy coping skills and experience post-traumatic growth and healing.

Why do we have family groups?

Addiction is often called a family disease, affecting partners, children, parents and siblings. Rehab programmes support and incorporate family members with the joint aims of supporting the addicted family member the rest of the family.

Family group also provides an excellent space for education for the family on the nature of addiction, recovery, and self-care. Sometimes rehabs suggest that family members attend al-anon in the Berkshire area as additional support. You can learn more about Al-anon on their UK website.

How much will rehab cost?

Privately funding your rehab in Berkshire is usually the preferred option if you have the means with which to pay.  You may be eligible for NHS funding – the first port of call to find out about an NHS funded place in rehab is a visit to your doctor. Your doctor should be able to refer you to a Berkshire drug and alcohol service and from there you can be referred either to a community-based rehab program or to residential rehab.

Will my treatment be confidential?

All services in Berkshire operate with within strict policy of confidentiality and all staff are trained in upholding confidentiality.

To learn more about addiction recovery in Berkshire and get some support, please give our addiction experts a call.

We offer dedicated local treatment across Berkshire including ReadingBracknellEarleySandhurstThatchamWoodleyMaidenheadNewburyWindsor, Slough, and Wokingham.