Adwick-le-Street is one of the many areas in South Yorkshire where we work with addicts and their families to access professional rehab. Treatment programmes in the local area and throughout the UK are readily available to those in need. In light of that, we encourage you to contact us here at Addiction Helper if you or a loved one is in need of drug or alcohol rehab in Adwick-le-Street.
You should know that rehab is not a quick fix to addiction issues. A good residential rehab programme takes time to complete. It requires patients to invest themselves in their own treatments. Rehab is about addressing both the physical and psychological aspects of addiction in order to uncover root causes and develop strategies for maintaining permanent abstinence. If this is something that interests you, let us talk about getting you into alcohol or drug rehab in Adwick-le-Street.
Components of Residential Rehab in Adwick-le-Street
Addiction Helper routinely recommends residential treatment for most addictions. While outpatient treatment is available, the residential option offers a lot more in terms of care and actual treatment programmes. To demonstrate what we mean, the various components of residential rehab in Adwick-le-Street and elsewhere in Britain are explained in the following paragraphs.
The first component is that of a comprehensive medical and psychological assessment. New residents just arriving at a residential programme will undergo such assessments for the purposes of helping doctors, nurses and therapists truly understand where each patient is at the current time. Assessments look at everything from the substances being used to a person’s history.
The second component involves creating a bespoke treatment plan based on the results of the assessment. Bespoke treatment plans make it possible to treat addicts based on their own unique needs, rather than funnelling everyone into a single system and hoping for the best. Over the years, the addiction recovery community has discovered that the bespoke approach is a lot more productive.
Third on the list of rehab components is medically supervised detox. This process cleanses the body from both the substances being used and any lingering chemicals left behind. Once the body is fully cleansed, therapists can begin working with the mind through the fourth component of residential rehab.
That fourth component is psychotherapeutic treatment. You might be interested to know that there is not one single form of psychotherapy that can solve every recovering addict’s problems. Therapists may draw from half-a-dozen or more therapies depending on the patient. At any rate, these therapies get to the core issues of addiction to uncover why addicts went down the addiction road to begin with.
The final component of residential rehab is developing the essential skills that patients will need to continue in abstinence following discharge. The skills include learning to cope with temptation, learning to channel thoughts and emotions in healthy directions, and learning certain life skills that may include things like job training, budgeting, and household chores.
Is Detox Necessary for Rehab?
A question we hear frequently is whether detox is always necessary. In the broadest possible sense, the answer is ‘no’. Detox is necessary for any drug that creates physical dependence, but not all drugs do that. Having said that, it is quite normal for residential clinics to offer detox even to those without a strong physical dependence in the knowledge that psychological dependence can be just as difficult to overcome.
We have already discussed the fact that detox cleanses the body of abused substances and the toxins they leave behind. Yet it also provides a period of separation that enables the mind to begin turning itself around. For this reason, detox may be offered to patients who do not exhibit physical dependence on the substances they use. The separation aspects of detox can be just as powerful for healing when only psychological dependence is present.
Hand-in-hand with the issue of detox is another question we hear frequently: is it possible to overcome drug or alcohol addiction with detox alone? The answer to that question is an unequivocal ‘no’. You see, addiction is a multifaceted problem that goes beyond mere physical symptoms. It cuts to the core of who the addict is as a person. Without psychotherapeutic rehab, detox only helps the physical. It does nothing to address the psychological and emotional.
What Is a Typical Drug Rehab in Adwick-le-Street?
You might be wondering how long rehab in Adwick-le-Street takes. If so, you are not alone. It is fairly common for addicts and their families to base treatment decisions on the length of time it takes. If length of treatment is important to you, know this: completely overcoming addiction in order to achieve permanent abstinence is worth whatever amount of time it takes to achieve.
There are 5-to-7-day detox programmes that promise to get addicts back on their feet and functioning normally again in a very short amount of time. But again, these programmes do not follow the holistic treatment model. They are only concerned with short-term treatment having to do with physical symptoms.