Why Go to Rehab?
Facing addiction alone can be daunting, Being disconnected from family and friends is responsible for lots of mental and emotional health problems and using drugs and alcohol may afford temporary relief but then it only further the loneliness, because of the lifestyle and because of stigma.
That is why attending residential treatment is a great option for recovery. Our rehabs in West Yorkshire, and self-help movements, have long known the need for fellowship, “The therapeutic value”, says the basic text of Narcotics Anonymous, “of one addict helping another is without parallel.”
What Will Detox Be Like?
As a first step our experts will help you to detox from drugs and alcohol. You will have a substance specific and medically supervised detox plan to help you get over this initial hard step – we will do our best to alleviate your discomfort. You will also have emotional support from the counsellors, the support staff (many of whom are in recovery themselves) and the other residents. You will always have someone to turn to when you are struggling.
After the initial detox, your rehab will progress on to therapeutic interventions – individual therapy and group therapy which will help you look at the thinking and behavior which got you into addiction and you can begin to cultivate more positive and effective ways of being, we hope you will start to really like (even love) yourself and life!
What Will Alcohol Rehab Be Like?
In our treatment centers we aim to create an atmosphere of acceptance and connection- you will be an important part of this process. Remember no matter how far down the scale you have gone due to your addiction, your experience can really help others.
When you connect and invest in each other’s wellbeing and recovery great community is formed, the friends you make here may last a life time. Many of our graduates are still in touch with each other and us many years after completing our program. We always value it when our graduates come in to the rehab to talk about life in recovery and share the insights they have learned since leaving.
Our communities provide you with the opportunity to learn to love yourself and to care for each other. A large emphasis is placed on the shift of focus from the negative in your life to the positive. After the life of addiction it can be difficult to imagine that life can be beautiful again but it really can be.
Our West Yorkshire rehabs aim to empower you on your journey toward a healthy, happy, and sober life. There are various different therapeutic approaches – our centers have an integrative approach blending the various schools of counselling theory with the 12 Steps and/or other holistic approaches. You will benefit from both group therapy and individual counselling.
We will tailor the program to your needs, taking in to consideration any other conditions you may have and focusing on the issues you feel are important. You will learn new ways of thinking and behaving that will stand you in good stead for long term sobriety, fulfilling relationships, and an effective life.
In out treatment centres you will practice recovery behaviours and ways of thinking, it works like going to the gym as working out your arms builds muscle memory so working out your ways of thinking and feeling builds neurological memory. Being in recovery and turning those self-destructive patterns around will become easier and easier.
You can ‘work-out’ your ability to be serene and well. You also will learn to recognise relapse triggers and warning signs. You will be equipped with all the things you need to embark on the ‘broad highway’ of recovery.
There will also be opportunity to look at your beliefs about spirituality, and to experiment with practicing some different types of meditation. There is no requirement for you to sign up to any particular set of religious beliefs though, you are invited to take what resonates and leave the rest when it comes to your spiritual journey.
Will Treatment be the Same for Men and Women?
At one time far more men accessed treatment than women but the gender gap is closing and women have become one of the fastest growing populations of drug users. We stay up to date with current thought and approaches to addiction. Studies show that women get addicted to drugs and alcohol, faster than do men and experience an accelerated progression from the initiation of substance use to the onset of dependency.
There may be gender specific consequences related to a life of addiction. We will help you deal with these issues as they come up, we hope you will feel that you have found a safe place and a soft place to land. We provide gender sensitive therapy in the form of women’s groups and men’s groups which clients usually find really useful.
What about My Family?
Addiction is often called a family disease and at our West Yorkshire rehabs we acknowledge that the nature of addiction means that when one member of the family is an addict there will undoubtedly be consequences for everyone in your family.
We provide family groups where members of your family can attend therapy with you if that is appropriate. We are here to support all of your healing as much as possible. If your family members are worried about you or need support they will be welcome to call and get support from our team. It is not necessary for your family to know you are in treatment if you do not wish them to though, we are a confidential service.
We know that for many parents stigma and the fear that children will be taken from your care if you admit that you are struggling with addiction and need help, may be a barrier to accessing treatment. It is a brave step to get in to recovery but it will be worth it.
If you have children we will work with you and with any other teams that might be involved with your family with the aim of creating as much stability for you and your family as possible. We are not here to judge we are here to help you heal as individuals and within your families.
How Much Will Rehab Cost?
Privately funding your rehab program in West Yorkshire will mean that there will probably be little or even no waiting list prior to your assessment and admission, and is usually the preferred option if you have the means with which to pay. Our rehabs are very accommodating, please ask our managers about payment plan options.
You may be eligible for NHS funding, a first port of call to find out about an NHS funded place in rehab is a visit to your doctor. Your doctor should be able to refer you to your local drug and alcohol service and from there you can be referred either to a community based rehab program or to residential treatment. There will usually be some waiting list for NHS funded places and you may have to attend some community based program before being referred to residential treatment
The quality of the care you receive at our West Yorkshire rehabs will not be affected by whether or not you pay privately. We will always aim to provide you with conscientious, evidence based, excellent care.
It is always a good idea to research the place you are choosing to go to. The Care Quality Commission monitor, inspect and regulate health and social care services. They publish what we find, including ratings to help people choose care.
Below we have listed some of the services in areas around West/South Yorkshire:
All Saints Parish Church, Church St, Wath upon Dearne, S63 7RF
Lower Room, St Marys Church, Burnley Road, Todmordon, OL14 7AA
Holy Trinity Church, Towngate, HD9 1HA
Christchurch, The Grove, LS29 9LW