West Sussex is known throughout south-east England for its stately homes, historic castles and protected countryside. Indeed, more than half the county is protected land enjoyed by residents who love to walk, bike and relax in the county’s many parks and recreation areas.
This seemingly picturesque area of England does have a dark side, a dark side you may know all too well – substance abuse and addiction. Postcards and travel brochures may show West Sussex in the best possible light, but they cannot hide all of the anguish that drug and alcohol users are going through. It is fortunate that West Sussex is home to rehab clinics and health facilities capable of helping substance abusers and addicts get well.
Finding treatments for clients in West Sussex is one of the things we do at Addiction Helper. Assuming you are visiting our website because you or a loved one has a substance abuse problem, why not let us help you. Our services are:
- Free – we won’t charge you a single pound
- Completely confidential – we protect the privacy of our clients
- Client focused – it’s all about you getting well
Finding Alcohol or Drug Rehab in West Sussex
Facing addiction alone is a frightening place to be. Thankfully there is lots of help available now, you do not have to be alone anymore. There are a number of Care Quality Commission-regulated alcohol and drug rehabs in West Sussex, ready to help you and your loved ones.
Going to Rehab in West Sussex
If you feel like you have come to the end of your using and you want help then there is support available.
Addiction makes accessing help quite difficult, it can be hard to even think straight let alone sort out treatment and take care of whatever responsibilities you have. If you would like advice and assistance about what help is available in West Sussex please do give us a call.
Addiction is a progressive illness that requires the correct treatment – in much the same way as any illness needs treatment. Research has shown that residential rehab programmes offer the most effective way to achieve and maintain long-term recovery from addiction.
Most rehabs require at least a 90-day stay, this should give you enough time to not only detox but to learn a lot and start to develop healthy and effective coping mechanisms. One of the most powerful things about recovering in a residential rehab setting is using your experience of addiction to help one another.
The West Sussex area rehabs aim to create a loving, nonjudgmental space, in which you can heal from the past, recover from your addiction, and reach your goals. You can do it.
Social Learning as Part of Rehabilitating
We have got so far as a species because not only can we earn from our own experience, we can learn from each other – this is called social learning. We learn from our families, from our peer groups and from the larger community too.
The social lessons that make the biggest impact on us are the ones that come from those people who mattered most to us as we were growing up, our family, our neighbours, maybe a teacher. If the messages we heard as kids included ones like ‘I need a drink to relax’ it is likely that we behaved in a similar way as we were growing up. If the use of drugs and alcohol was framed in a positive way for us as kids then why wouldn’t we assume that those activities were good ways to have fun and relax? That is how social learning works.
A sober community
As young people, it can seem as though using and drinking are an integral part of socializing. People have a powerful need for social interaction, and nightclubs, parties, and just using drugs in a group can provide what feels like a positive social atmosphere.
That is usually just the beginning though, as addiction progresses, there are fewer opportunities to meet with healthy and non-addicted people. This is because as an addict you become more and more preoccupied with getting and using the drug of choice whilst simultaneously the friends and family of the addict back away. Over time you are surrounded by only other addicts. It is almost impossible to get clean and sober whilst being surrounded by people in the grip of addiction.
Residential rehab can immediately provide a source of social support and a sober peer group, as well as with expert professional help. From a social learning perspective, peer groups in rehab offer the opportunity to observe and interact with those who are further slung in their recovery.
West Sussex rehabs offer a great opportunity to get away from the world of addiction and form a lasting healthier network of peers. In rehab, you will be able to observe and try out new, positive, and healthy coping skills.
Below we have listed some of the services in areas around West Sussex:
Methodist Church, 42 Cuckfield Rd
Methodist Church Hall, North St, (opp Bus Station), GU29 9DU
The Rehab Processes Available in West Sussex
Detoxing alone and without proper medical care can be both dangerous and extremely uncomfortable. The symptoms of withdrawal are often very difficult to bear and attempting to stop abruptly, and without medication, can be both painful and dangerous.
If you chose to attend rehab you will be very well supported through your detox. On the first day of your admission to rehab, a Doctor will prescribe you a medical detox. The staff will support you and will be there for you 24 hours a day during this process.
You will benefit from being around peers in the programme who have experienced detox and who know what you are going through, many people report that this makes the process much easier to get through.
After detox, you will go on to the therapeutic part of the programme which will help you to develop healthy and safe ways of coping instead in place of addiction.
As a resident in rehab, you will learn and develop new and effective ways of thinking and behaving. Therapeutic programmes are all about standing you in good stead for long-term sobriety, fulfilling relationships, and hopefully a happy life.
The addiction treatment facilities in the West Sussex area have trained and experienced staff members who are passionate and rained in delivering a multilevel approach to treatment.
The programmes available in West Sussex can offer you access too many different 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 West Sussex
All this will be delivered in a therapeutic and nurturing environment in which you can focus on getting well and overcoming your addiction.