Discover Top Alcohol and Drug Rehabs in Essex
If you are struggling with addiction to drugs or alcohol our services can offer you expert therapists and a recovery community. You can heal from your addiction and rebuild your life within the safe environment of our alcohol and drug options for rehab in Essex.
Many people drink alcohol responsibly and within the recommended limits which do not put their health at risk. Equally, some people are able to use illegal drugs without suffering consequences. But some people get into serious trouble because of their drinking and using, causing harm to themselves and those around them.
You may have slipped over the edge into addiction if you are drinking and using:
- despite negative consequences to your work and personal life
- if you are putting yourself or others in danger because of your drinking (e.g. drink driving) or using.
Going to alcohol or drug rehab will equip you with the knowledge and tools you need to deal with feelings safely and constructively, and to build a life in which you can flourish and reach your goals. You do not have to face your problems alone.
How Does Alcohol Abuse Harm My Heath?
Despite the fact that it creates a sense of being ‘high’ or relaxed, alcohol is a depressant on the nervous system. Often people drink to gain a sense of being free from inhibitions, in fact, alcohol is the most widely used of the mood-altering substances. Sometimes people presume that because it is legal, alcohol isn’t that dangerous but in fact, alcohol is considered the most dangerous of all the drugs in terms of its impact on individuals and society at large. In 2015-2016 there were 1.1 million estimated admissions to hospital related to alcohol consumption.
What Is the Effect of Drugs on My Body?
Drug addiction is a chronic neurological disease which causes mental and physical harm to the addict. People start to abuse drugs for many different reasons such as a response to a traumatic event or because of peer pressure.
As an addict, you may have found that you need increasing amounts or stronger substances to achieve the desired effect. One of the most distressing features of drug addiction is that compulsion to use, despite a sincere desire to stop. After some time, life becomes a negative experience, focused only on the getting and using of the drug of choice.
Can I Find Rehab in Essex for Gambling, Porn Abuse or Eating Disorders?
Yes. There are multiple rehabs in Essex, allowing people with behavioural addictions to heal and find permanent solutions for their addiction problems.
Some people are addicted to behaviours, rather than to a chemical substance. This could be gambling, disordered eating, sex and love, or shopping. The neurological reward system in a process addiction is triggered the same way as substance addiction. If you find yourself often experiencing the same unmanageability, financial consequences and obsessive thinking as would a substance addicts, you may need help. All addictions are neurological illnesses characterised by obsessive-compulsive behaviour, despite the desire to stop.
In all our Essex rehabs we can help you to recover from your addiction. You can get clean and sober and create a life of happiness and serenity.
What Happens during Rehab Treatment?
At our Essex drugs and alcohol rehab clinics we work with highly skilled and experienced professionals who are passionate about recovery. The rehabs offer various programmes which are tailored to your individual requirements and goals. There is no one-size-fits-all practice within these communities.
A typical day in drug rehab and alcohol rehab in Essex will consist of a blend of individual counselling, group therapy sessions, written/other assignments, recovery groups, and free time.
What Programmes Do Essex Rehabs Offer?
The programme offered within our Essex rehab facilities includes a combination of the following base therapies and healing methods:
- 12 Step work
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Group therapy
- One-to-one therapy
- Regular sessions with a key worker
- Skills workshops
- Holistic treatments
- Relapse prevention
- Group activities
- Gender Groups
Rehab has proven to be the best available treatment for drug addiction, alcohol addiction, and eating disorders. One of the reasons rehab is so useful for such a range of problems is that it teaches you to manage life’s challenges effectively and safely.
What If I Need Drug or Alcohol Detox before Rehab?
If you are physically dependent on drugs or alcohol you must not attempt to stop abruptly, and without medication, because can be both dangerous and very uncomfortable. For these reasons, on admission to rehab, you will be assessed by a doctor who will prescribe you a substance-specific medical detox.
During your detoxification, you will be supported and supervised by the counsellors and support staff. Every effort will be made to make the process as safe and as painless as possible
How Long Does the Average Rehab Programme Last?
The length of time you may spend in rehab will vary a bit, depending on your specific needs and goals. The detox process takes around 7-10 days. The rehabilitation programme usually requires an average of a 90-day stay.
How Can Therapy Help Me?
If you are still uncertain if going to a rehab centre in Essex, or elsewhere in the UK, will help you and your loved ones to heal, you may want to consider the benefits of the therapies offered.
In our Essex rehabs, we have found that ‘talking therapy’ is very effective in changing negative thoughts, attitudes and behaviours that stand in the way of your recovery. These therapies will help you to:
- Recognise and understand what might trigger you to relapse
- Develop your self-understanding and effective coping mechanisms for managing thoughts and feelings
- Learn to nurture positivity and minimise negativity
- Learn great interpersonal skills which will make you more effective in relationships
Group Therapy Options in Essex
Recovering in a community is very helpful and is part of the rehab programmes that we offer in Essex. Some of the reasons that group therapy is so effective are that it:
- helps you to confront your self-defeating behaviours and attitudes, in a loving and accepting environment
- enables you to help others, and be helped to, change through support and challenge
- allows for useful feedback from peers
- allows you to learn from each other
- opens you up to the experience of connection with a community of recovering peers which will be useful for ongoing recovery
Addiction is an illness that it is characterised by an inability to choose to stop using. Once the illness is stopped in its tracks by detox you can take your power back. You have an illness, but you can choose to recover.
How Can I Pay for Treatment?
Privately funding your stay in rehab is the preferred way of paying, because it reduces the waiting time. If that is not an option though you may be eligible for NHS funding. To find out about an NHS funded place in rehab the first port of call should be a visit to your GP who will then refer you to local drug and alcohol services in the Essex area. Unfortunately, there is usually a waiting list for NHS funded places in rehab.