Find the Ideal Rehab in Potters Bar
Being disconnected from the rest of your community, your family and your friends can leave you feeling lonely and depressed. Using drugs and alcohol may give you some temporary relief from loneliness and other painful feelings but, in the end, addiction only drives us further and further apart. Facing addiction alone can be a frightening prospect. That is why attending residential rehab is such an effective option for recovery. Choosing rehab in Potters Bar can be a difficult task, but there are easier paths.
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.
How Will Detox Help Me Heal My Addiction?
Detoxing alone and without proper medical care can be both dangerous and extremely uncomfortable. If you are physically dependent on drugs or alcohol you may have experienced withdrawal symptoms such as:
- tremors – “the shakes”
- aching joints
- aching joints
- visual/auditory disturbances
- mood instability- irritability, depression and anxiety,
- difficulty sleeping, and
- intense preoccupation with drugs/drink.
Because of these horrible and distressing symptoms attempting to stop abruptly, and without medication, can be both painful and dangerous.
At our services in the Potters Bar area, you will see one of our doctors on admission. The doctor will prescribe you a supervised medical detox, tailored to your substance of choice and using pattern. This will help you get over this initial step safely and with as little discomfort as possible. You will be supported by the counsellors and the support staff throughout this process. You will always have someone to turn to when you are struggling.
After detox, you will go on to your therapeutic programme. This will be a blend of individual therapy and group therapy, alongside a holistic programme. This will help you look at the thinking and behaviour which got you into addiction in the first place and how you will prevent relapse in the future. You will also begin to cultivate more positive and effective ways of being. You will not spend the rest of your life preoccupied with using, instead, your world will open up and you will be free to achieve your goals and enjoy experiences and fulfil filling relationships,
What Will Rehab Be Like?
In our Potters Bar centres, we aim to empower you on your journey toward a healthy, happy, and most importantly, sober life. Our drug and alcohol rehab has an integrative approach, blending group and individual counselling, with the 12 Steps and other holistic approaches.
Remember no matter how far down the scale you have gone due to your addiction, your experience can really help others. In our communities, you will help and be helped by your peers in the programme. We aim to create a loving, nonjudgmental space, in which you can heal, recover and flourish.
You will work with the expert therapists to create a programme tailored to your needs and goals. As a resident with us you will learn and develop new and effective ways of thinking and behaving that will stand you in good stead for long-term sobriety, fulfilling relationships, and a happy life.
Developing new and effective ways of dealing with life works like going to the gym – as working out your arms builds muscle memory so working out your ways of thinking and feeling builds neurological memory. Being in recovery and turning those self-destructive patterns around will become easier and easier. You can ‘work-out’ your ability to be serene and well.
There will also be an opportunity to practice some meditation to see if it benefits your and to look at your spiritual beliefs. In our Potters Bar rehab, we are inclusive of all, and there is no requirement to sign up for any particular religious or spiritual belief.
Do Men and Women Receive the Same Treatment?
One outdated stereotype is that addicts and alcoholics are all men. In fact, far more men than women did access rehab, but that does not hold true today. Now women are one of the fastest growing addicted populations.
Studies show that women experience an accelerated progression from the initiation of substance use to the onset of dependency. There may be gender-specific consequences related to a life of addiction. We will help you deal with these issues as they come up, we hope you will feel that you have found a safe place in which to process all that has happened We provide gender-sensitive therapy in the form of women’s groups and men’s groups which clients usually find really useful.
Is Alcoholism Dangerous?
Alcoholism is on the rise in the Potters Bar area, and nationally. A recent study by the NHS looked at alcohol-related hospital admissions over the last 10 years. They found that there were 339,000 estimated admissions related to alcohol consumption in 2015/2016. This is 22% higher than 2005/06.
The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that 3.3 million deaths per year are caused by the harmful use of alcohol – that’s 5.9 percent of all annual deaths. Shockingly, that works out as 1 person every 10 seconds.
Drug and alcohol use always carries a risk, but the idea that alcohol is less dangerous is just plain wrong.
How Can I Fund My Treatment?
If you are able to privately fund your rehab program you will probably find that there is little or even no waiting list prior to your assessment and admission. Because of this quick access, privately funding treatment in Potters Bar is often the preferred option for those who can afford it.
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. Your doctor may then refer you to your local drug and alcohol service, who will often refer you to a community-based drug treatment service and if that proves ineffective, to a residential centre like our Potters Bar rehab.
There is usually a waiting list for NHS funded places in rehab and requirements by the drug and alcohol services that you have to fulfil before you are referred, like successfully attending community-based groups.