Oxfordshire Rehabs

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Find the Ideal Alcohol and Drug Rehab in Oxfordshire

If you are suffering from addiction rest assured that there are many services Oxfordshire available to help you overcome your addiction. The Oxfordshire drug and alcohol rehabs are equipped with addiction specialists who can help you detox safely and overcome your addiction.

Going to Rehab in Oxfordshire

Addiction is a progressive illness which means that left untreated over time it gets worse rather than better. Accessing treatment promptly is a great idea as the quicker you deal with it the easier it will be.

Experts agree that the best form of treatment for addiction is attending a residential drug and alcohol rehab. Taking that time out from the pressures and responsibilities of outside issues to focus on your recovery is often really necessary if you are to overcome your addiction.

Thankfully there are many services in Oxfordshire that are equipped to treat alcohol addiction, drug addiction, and other behavioural addictions.   These services provide a holistic and integrated service of medical treatments, individual and group therapy, and various complementary therapies along with the 12 steps. Each element of the programmes they offer is designed to enable you to live a happy, meaningful, and productive life in sobriety.

Detoxing in Oxfordshire

Before you can truly engage with the therapeutic part of your rehab programme, you will need to detox. Detoxing in a residential, supportive environment is a far easier and safer option than detoxing at home.

Everything will be done to make detox as safe and comfortable as possible when you are in rehab. Staff will be very familiar with the symptoms you might experience when withdrawing. Withdrawal can be a difficult process, you may experience symptoms like mood instability, aching joints, difficulty sleeping, and an intense preoccupation with drugs and drink.

Because of these distressing symptoms, it is important that your detox is medically supervised.

On admission to the Oxfordshire rehabs, you will be assessed by doctors as to what your physical and psychological needs may be. One aspect of this assessment will be to determine what kind of a medical detox you may need.

Should you need one the doctor will give you a substance-specific medical detox to help you to wean off the drugs or alcohol as safely and comfortably as possible.

You will be supported 24 hours a day through this process by the counsellors and the support staff. You will always have someone to turn to when you are struggling.

What Is the Rehab Programme?

Residential rehab programmes are rigorous, intensive, and structured to include various helpful components such as:

  • A full medical detox
  • Individual therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy
  • The 12 Steps
  • Schema therapy
  • Motivational interviewing
  • Complementary therapies
  • Family therapy
  • Relapse prevention
  • Gender Groups
  • Fitness and Exercise
  • Healthy Eating
  • Aftercare and relapse prevention

A typical day in drug and alcohol rehab in Oxfordshire will consist of a blend of individual counselling, group therapy sessions, written/other assignments, and recovery groups. All this will be delivered in a safe and nurturing environment and facilitated by well-qualified addiction specialists. In the evenings you will have some free time and also often you will have the opportunity to attend external groups like Alcoholics Anonymous or Narcotics Anonymous.

After the initial detox period is over you will also be allowed visitors – this will usually be on the weekend at set times.

How Can Addiction Rehab Help Me?

All the therapies used in rehab are effective, they are designed to empower you to change, heal, and grow. Counsellors in rehab will draw on cognitive therapy, behaviourism, and attachment theory, emotion-focused and relationship-based therapies, among other things. This kind of integrative approach allows the therapist to tailor the treatment approach to your needs, requirements, and goals.

Using various techniques you and your counsellor will work together to

  • Identify and change self-defeating patterns of thinking, feeling, and behaviour.
  • Build on your natural strengths and develop your ability to deal with situations in a positive and healthy way

Often in rehab, you will focus on changing the behaviours that lead to your addiction in the here and now – counsellors often use Cognitive Behavioural Therapies to help with this. In addition to this, you will have the opportunity to look at those things you experienced in your past that continue to affect you as an adult.

If you experienced trauma as a child for instance or if you experienced neglect and didn’t get your emotional needs met, you may have developed an addiction to help you cope.  Addiction may be a way of avoiding or managing powerful and uncomfortable feelings. Unfortunately, addiction only works as a fix for a short time, before long addiction has consequences that make our problems much worse.

The Therapeutic Programme

The goal of the therapeutic programme in rehab is to help you to develop your healthier coping mechanisms and deal with triggers successfully and safely. You will no longer need to rely on addiction or any other destructive behaviour to cope with life.

There is a large educational aspect to treatment – you will learn about addiction and relapse prevention. You will learn about, and practice healthy coping techniques. You will work through and understand your history and think about how your past affects your present.

Rehab is not just about putting down the drugs or alcohol. The things you learn about in rehab will help you to build on your natural strengths and to develop and change so that you can flourish.

You will benefit from both individual and group therapy as well as a holistic programme designed to give you the strength and tools you need. You will work on a relapse prevention plan that will really help you work through your issues when triggered.

The therapeutic value of working alongside your peers in your programme is also an important factor in getting sober and happy. Having a community and helping one another on your recovery journey together is a really valuable and powerful process. Your experience and feedback can really help others.

In addition to traditional counselling often rehab will offer creative therapies like art and music therapy, dance therapy, and equine-assisted therapy to help you to work through your difficulties in creative ways.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How can I pay for my treatment?

Those who are able to privately fund their rehab programme will find little or even no waiting list prior to assessment and admission. If you cannot personally fund rehab you may be eligible for NHS funding. To find out about an NHS funded place in rehab please visit your GP who can then refer you to local drug and alcohol services.

Why does rehab take 3 months?

To achieve long-lasting recovery you must address your thinking and behaviour or you will return to active using, detoxing is just the first step on the road to healing. The therapeutic part of the programme will help you to embrace change and build a new life. This transformational process can be really exciting.

What about my family?

Rehab often offers family therapy where appropriate with the goals of educating the non-addicted family members about the therapeutic approach we have to addiction and healing the family relationships.

Addiction is a family disease and rehabs will usually do their best to help support the whole family.  We suggest that the family members attend Al-Anon groups in Oxfordshire for additional support more can be found on their UK website.

Family members will be able to visit you in rehab, usually between set times on the weekend. Additionally, you can call your family members or they can call in at set times, usually in the evening.

What happens at the end of my treatment?

Completing treatment is a time to celebrate, you will have completed a really important step. Often rehabs mark the completion of treatment with a graduation ceremony.

Please be reassured that you will not be returning to ‘normal’ life without support. You will leave treatment with a thorough relapse prevention plan. You will have created this plan with your focal counsellor and it will include steps to take when you find yourself in triggering situations.

You will be able to attend aftercare groups at the rehab to support you through those first months, often aftercare groups are made available for up to a year following treatment.

Before you leave primary treatment you will often be given information about Oxfordshire Alcoholics Anonymous or Narcotics Anonymous meetings. In AA and NA you will find a recovery community. These meetings are free and available to all, the only requirement for membership is a desire to stop using or drinking.

If required the rehab will contact your doctor with discharge information so that continuing care can be put in place for you should you need it.

You will also be supported in an appropriate accommodation if there is a risk that returning home could lead you to relapse.

Am I allowed to have a phone/tablet/laptop in rehab?

No, you will not usually be allowed to keep your phone, tablet or laptop. This is to decrease distractions from the programme, in order to help you focus on your recovery. The rehab will also want to minimize your contact with those who might undermine your recovery efforts.

We offer dedicated local treatment across Oxfordshire including OxfordBanburyBicesterCartertonHenley-on-ThamesThameWitney, Abingdon, Didcot and Kidlington.