We partner with UK’s top alcohol and drug rehabs in Enfield, offering a full medical detox and a tailored addiction treatment programme for those suffering from alcohol, drug and behavioural addictions.
How Does Alcohol and Drug Rehab Help?
At times, we all experience difficult emotions: grief when a relationship breaks down or disappointment when we do not get the job that we really wanted. Anger too is a ‘normal’ emotion when faced with things we feel are wrong. When this happens, drinking and using different substances can seem like effective coping mechanisms, but the relief that they offer is only temporary.
Attending alcohol rehab, in Enfield or elsewhere, will give you tools for managing your feelings effectively and creating a sober life that you love. The skills you learn will help you to process emotions in a safe and constructive way.
Do I Need Treatment?
The key to understanding if your drinking or self-medicating has become a problem is how it is impacting your functioning, your relationships, and your mental, physical and emotional health. If you are struggling in these areas and have been unable to cut back, it may be time to seek help.
The Consequences of Alcohol and Drug Addiction
There are often quite immediate, short-term effects of alcohol and drug addiction, such as accidents and injuries resulting in the need for medical care, engaging in reckless behavior like having unprotected sex, and similar.
People who drink and use persistently over time are at greater risk of long-term health problems like liver disease, heart conditions and serious mental health issues.
There can be many other negative effects to alcoholism and addiction. You may lose your job, be unable to pursue your career, and become financially irresponsible leading to debts. You may experience relationship problems, which may result in divorce or isolation from friends or family.
There are many different reasons why you may be struggling. Maybe you just never learnt effective coping skills. This is one of the main benefits of attending an alcohol and drug rehab – the opportunity to learn such coping mechanisms.
Rehab will usually consist of a medical detox, followed by a rehabilitation programme to kick-start your healing and sobriety. We work with a number of Enfield rehab clinics and can organise an immediate admission for you or a loved one who needs treatment for an addiction.
What Detox Programmes Are There in Enfield?
If you are physically addicted to drugs or alcohol you may have experienced withdrawal symptoms such as tremors (“the shakes”), irritability, depression and anxiety; problems sleeping as well as an intense preoccupation with getting and using you drug of choice. Because of these symptoms, attempting to stop abruptly and without medication can be both uncomfortable and dangerous.
A number of able addiction specialists in Enfield are ready to advise and help you. As a first step, our experts will help you to detox from drugs or alcohol. After you are assessed by a doctor, you will have a supervised medical detox to treat any withdrawal symptoms you might experience.
You will also have emotional support from the counsellors and support staff during this process. There will always be someone to talk to if you are struggling, 24 hours a day.
What Is the Process of Rehabilitation?
After the initial detox, your rehab will progress on to the therapeutic part of the programme, this will consist of a blend of individual and group therapy.
In our Enfield treatment centres, we aim to create an atmosphere of acceptance and connection – you will be an important part of this process. We know that there is great therapeutic value in connecting and investing in each other’s wellbeing and recovery. Our residential rehabs will provide you with the opportunity to learn to love yourself. You will have the chance to care for and be cared for by each other.
You will be recovering within a community. During group therapy much emphasis is put on creating an atmosphere of acceptance and extending non-judgmental and positive regard for each other. Our ability to function in relationships is important; social bonds give us meaning and a sense of purpose.
During treatment, we make a difference in other people’s lives whilst healing ourselves. We acknowledge the kindness of others. We create healthy, reciprocal and loving relationships, and we experience gratitude. As part of your recovery you will learn to trust the process, each other and, most importantly, you will learn to trust yourself.
You will shift the focus of your life from the negative to the positive. You will learn positive coping mechanisms and let go of old self-defeating ones. As you practice your new skills and behaviours, recovery will feel easier and easier.
Bespoke Addiction Programmes
Our rehabs have an integrative programme which blend a number of different therapeutic approaches with the 12 Steps and other holistic practices. We will take into account your individual requirements, goals and needs.
During your stay, you will learn new ways of thinking and behaving that will stand you in good stead for long-term sobriety, fulfilling relationships, and an effective life. You will also have an opportunity to discover how incorporating mediation into your life might be of benefit.
The rehab programmes in Enfield will allow you to recognise relapse triggers and warning signs. You will be equipped with all the things you need to embark on the ‘broad highway’ of recovery.
Will Treatment Be the Same for Men and Women?
It used to be that far more men in the UK accessed rehab than women; but now women are, sadly, one of the fastest-growing addicted populations. We are aware that there are gender-specific consequences related to a life of alcoholism and addiction.
Many of the addiction rehabs in Enfield we work with provide gender-sensitive therapy in the form of women’s and men’s groups which clients usually find really useful.
How Can I Fund My Treatment?
Privately funding your rehab programmes in Enfield means that there will probably be little or even no waiting list prior to your assessment. This quick access to treatment makes privately funding treatment the preferred option, if you can afford it.
You may be eligible for NHS funding. To find out about an NHS-funded place in rehab you should firstly visit your doctor. Your doctor may then refer you to your local drug and alcohol service. From there, you may be referred either to a community-based rehab programme or to residential treatment.
There will usually be a waiting list for NHS-funded places and you may have to attend a community-based programme before being referred to residential treatment
Can My Family Benefit from Rehab Programmes in Enfield?
The nature of alcohol and drug addiction is that when one member of the family has a problem there will undoubtedly be consequences for everyone. Because of this, we provide special groups in which members of your family can attend therapy alongside you, if appropriate.
Our team are passionate about recovery and are here to support all of your healing as much as possible. If your family members are worried about you, or need support themselves, they can call for support from our team.
What about My Kids?
We know that, for many parents, the stigma attached to being an addict and also the primary care giver to children is a barrier to accessing treatment. As a parent, you may be reluctant to seek help because of the fear that your children will be taken from your care if people find out you are struggling with alcoholism or another type of addiction.
It is our aim to enable you to create as much stability for yourself and your family as possible. If you have children, we will work with you and with any others who might be involved with your family. We are not here to judge you. All treatment teams within the rehab clinics in Enfield we work with are dedicated to helping you heal as an individual, and within your family.
If a parent’s illness is addressed openly and honestly, with appropriate support, then the whole family has a chance at recovery. You can break the cycle of addiction.
Although your alcoholism or drug addiction may have affected your children, your recovery can too. The family have great influence over how kids turn out, despite how powerless you might feel at the moment. It is not an automatic destiny that children of alcoholics become alcoholics themselves, you will have the chance to pass on your recovery to your kids. Recovery is possible.