Effective Alcohol and Drug Rehab in Warwickshire
There are a number of affordable and effective drug and alcohol rehabs in the Warwickshire area. These rehabs can provide treatment for alcohol addiction, drug addiction and other process addictions, like gambling and eating issues.
The Process of Treating Addiction
Accessing rehab is often a simple and clear process, despite the feelings of fear and confusion it can evoke. If you have an addiction that you would like to address, or if you are the concerned family member of an addict, please do call to talk about the rehab options that are available in the Warwickshire area.
Before you become a resident in rehab a full assessment will be carried out to gather information relating your alcohol or drug use, your general mental and physical health, and importantly, what you want to gain from coming to a rehab programme.
Once assessments have been completed, admission can be arranged and the team will decide on your focal counsellor and design the elements of your programme which will best meet your needs.
The detox process and the following therapeutic part of the programme in rehab will be tailored to your requirements and goals.
On admission to rehab, you will be seen promptly by a doctor who will ensure you are given an appropriate medical detox to enable you to withdraw as safely and as comfortable as possible. Alongside medication you will be supported by the team and staff will be onsite 24 hours a day. The support you receive during detox will be key to you successfully completing detox. Many people report that it is far, far easier to detox in a rehab setting than it is at home by yourself.
During your detox, you will be able to join in with at least some of the therapeutic programme, and following the detox, you will move on properly into the comprehensive therapeutic part of rehab.
Rehab Programmes in Warwickshire
The Warwickshire rehab programmes are delivered by highly skilled and experienced addiction practitioners. The team will work together to equip you with the knowledge and skills you need to maintain long-term success in sobriety.
In the safe and supportive rehab environment, you will be given the optimal circumstances, education, and opportunities you need to recover from addiction and to change your life forever.
It is normal to feel confused and overwhelmed at the prospect of going to rehab, it is a new experience after all. Rest assured that you will be supported by the support team and your peers during the induction process until the programme and timetable all become clear. It will not take long before you settle into the routine and start feeling the benefits of the safe and nurturing environment.
Your personal counsellor will tailor the programme to best meet your needs and goals and your programme will be a blended combination of the latest, evidence-based practices. You will address your addictive behaviour and also any issues you have that are linked to your using. You will be empowered to develop positive and effective ways of thinking and behaving that will build on your natural strengths and stand you in good stead for ongoing sobriety.
Your rehab programme will offer you access to life-changing therapies, including:
- 12 Step work
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT)
- Group therapy
- One-to-one therapy
- Regular sessions with a key worker
- Skills workshops
- Art therapy
- Holistic treatments
- Relapse prevention
- Aftercare groups
- Group activities
- Gender Groups
- Health and fitness groups
- Family groups
- An introduction to external support groups in Warwickshire
The core elements of your rehab programme will be one-to-one counselling and therapeutic group sessions. You will additionally benefit from a range of holistic approaches and will also often be given an introduction to the 12 step programme.
What Is Addiction?
Once addicts were thought to be innately weak or bad people. As more research is done into addiction people have come to realise that addiction cuts across all types of people, regardless of character, race, age, or social or economic position.
More and more people are realizing that addiction is not a moral issue, or a criminal justice problem. Instead, it is much more useful to consider addiction as an illness.
Now we realise that addiction is in part a neurological problem. When you drink alcohol or take drugs the brain releases dopamine. Dopamine is a chemical which stimulates the ‘reward circuits’ of the brain. Because of this process, over time the self-control and decision making neurological processes in the brain become impaired.
You will start to experience the compulsion to continue using, despite the harm it is causing to yourself and to others. This means that you will not be able to choose to stop, which is what people mean when they say you are powerless over addiction.
What can I do?
You may be powerless over your addiction but with help, you can take responsibility for your recovery. Experts agree that the best form of treatment is residential drug and alcohol rehab. The quicker you can address your addiction the more likely complete recovery will be.