Find Alcohol and Drug Rehab in Staffordshire
Addiction is often a co-occurring disorder – meaning that alongside your primary illness of addiction you may be suffering with other mental, emotional or physical health issues. Rehab can provide you with integrated treatment designed and tailored to meet your individual needs. If you are looking for alcohol and drug rehab in Staffordshire, it is possible to find the ideal treatment.
Do I Really Need Rehab?
It can be difficult to tell if you’re addicted or if you really need professional help. Sometimes it can be even harder to admit that you need help. It might be useful to ask yourself if you are experiencing any of the symptoms below – please be aware that you do not have to be exhibiting all or even most of these symptoms to qualify for help and support.
- Taking the substance in larger amounts and for longer than intended
- Wanting to cut down or quit but not being able to do it
- Spending a lot of time obtaining the substance
- Craving or a strong desire to use
- Repeatedly unable to carry out major obligations at work, school, or home due to addiction
- Continued use despite persistent or recurring social or interpersonal problems caused or made worse by addiction
- Stopping or reducing important social, occupational, or recreational activities due to addiction
- Recurrent use of substances in physically hazardous situations
- Consistent use of substance/behaviour of choice despite acknowledgment of persistent or recurrent physical or psychological difficulties from using
- Tolerance, a need for markedly increased amounts to achieve intoxication or desired effect.
- Withdrawal symptoms when not able to obtain the substance of choice.
There are many types of addiction, addiction to substances – including alcohol nd behavioural addictions like technology addiction or gambling. The rehabs in the Staffordshire area are specialists in each of these areas and are able to cater for all kinds of addictions. Please do get in touch if you have any questions.
The key to understanding if your addiction requires treatment is thinking about how it is impacting your life, your relationships, and your health. If you are suffering in these areas, and you have been unable to control your addiction it may be time to seek some help.
What Should I Expect from Rehab?
Going to rehab will give you the opportunity to recover away from the stresses of ‘normal’ life. You will have the opportunity to get clean and sober with the support of trained and dedicated professionals. You will be able to start the healing process in a therapeutic setting, with 24 hour support and a community of peers who are going through the same things as you. Experts agree that residential rehab is the best treatment option for addiction recovery. If you have found your addiction taking over your life, perhaps it is time to seek some help
What Happens at Rehab?
Going to rehab can seem like a scary prospect. In fact rehab is a safe environment in which you can deal with the things which have been holding you back from the life you deserve. The treatment process is designed to help you get the most out of your time in rehab.
The first part of the process will be your initial evaluation. This assessment occurs prior to your entering the programme. A therapist will evaluate your mental health status and any physical issues you may have. You will be asked questions about your addiction but also about other factors like relationships and work. This is done in order to create an individualized treatment programme that will best serve your needs and goals.
The next part of the process will be detoxification. You will be seen promptly by one of our consultants, on the day of your admission and prescribed a medical detox. The detox process can be really difficult and you will be supported throughout the process. Everything wil be done to make the process as safe and as comfortable as possible.
Following detox you will move on to the therapeuitc programme. Often rehabs will have an integrative approach blending the one-to-one counselling and group therapy with the 12 Steps and/or other holistic approaches. Family therapy is made available in order to both improve your support system and to support your family. The Staffordshire rehab services will work with you as an individual and tailor our programme to your specific needs and goals.
Do Staffordshire Rehabs Offer Family Therapy?
The effects of addiction aren’t just felt by the addicted person, in fact, addiction is sometimes referred to as a ‘family disease’. In addition to this, though the causes of addiction are complex, family issues and dynamics can contribute to a person staying stuck in addiction. In our Staffordshire rehab services we will incorporate the family into the therapeutic process where possible.
Could you benefit from family therapy?
It might be time for family therapy if:
- Your family member continues to use substances despite knowing you wish they wouldn’t.
- Your mental and emotional health have been negatively impacted by the family member’s addiction.
- You want to learn methods to improve your ability to respond appropriately to your family members use.
- You’ve experienced family issues that may have contributed to the addiction.
Many family members of people struggling with addiction feel they don’t need therapy because the addict is the one with the easily identifiable problem. Family therapy can be successfully completed in combination with the rest of the rehabilitation programme. Family therapy compliments, rather than replaces this process.
The Benefits of Family Therapy
Benefits of family therapy include:
- Awareness –The addicted family member can benefit from the insights and understanding of the other family members.
- Communication – Developing healthy and positive communication styles will improve the quality of your relationships.
- Helping – Families can develop and understanding of enabling behaviors.
- Codependency – You can address codependency which may be standing in the way of your well-being.
Family therapy will be facilitated by one of our expert counsellors
Staying Sober after Rehab
Towards the end of your recovery programme, you alongside your treatment team and focal counsellor will create a thorough aftercare and relapse prevention plan for you to follow. Attending aftercare groups at our Staffordshire rehabs will decrease the risk of relapse and enable you to build on positive coping skills you learned in treatment.
How do I prevent relapse?
Aftercare is a really important factor in helping you stay clean and sober, especially during those first few vulnerable months after leaving rehab. It can be all too easy to fall back in to old ways. Our Staffordshire rehabs will have helped you lay a foundation on which to build your long term sobriety. It is vital that you follow your aftercare and relapse prevention plans very carefully – this will allow you to keep getting better and will help you in building the life that you want.
Other tips for staying sober after rehab:
- Community – Finding a group of sober friends will really enhance your chances of staying sober and of being happy. This can be achieved by attending 12-step meetings and support groups. There will be a list of Alcoholics Anonymous and narcotics Anonymous fellowship meetings in Staffordshire on their UK websites.
- Change – we suggest that you change your phone number and cut your connections with those people who tempt you to use. Now is the time for developing new, healthy connections.
- A holistic approach – Being in good physical and emotional health can enable you to feel good about yourself and improve your overall health.
- Find out what you love – Try new things and discover new hobbies, make a life that you really enjoy.