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Drug & Alcohol Rehab in Sutton In Ashfield

    Drug & Alcohol Rehab in Sutton In Ashfield

    There is debate surrounding whether addiction is a choice, or whether it is an illness. These days, you will find much more evidence pointing to substance abuse being a disorder of the mind, rather than something that people choose to do willingly.

    This does not mean that people who use drugs have no say in the matter. It is clear that most people make the decision to consume alcohol and drugs, and no one physically forces them into this.

    However, just because you decide to use substances does not mean that you decide to suffer from a long-term substance abuse problem.

    Some people take drugs or drink alcohol to fit in with their friends, to escape their problems, or to simply experience the high.

    Whatever the reason may be, it does not necessarily imply that they are prepared to deal with a full-blown addiction.

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    We know that there are many different causes of drug and alcohol addiction, but none of them are linked to a moral defect in the drug user. Addiction is often associated with a lack of connection, which may mean that someone is socially isolated, neglected, or suffering from a mental health condition.

    Usually, the development of addiction happens due to these factors, as well as biological factors including genetics.

    We know this because human connection is successful in treating addiction.

    The reason we are so passionate about educating people on the causes of addiction is that the rhetoric that ‘addiction is a choice’ often stops people from getting help out of a feeling of shame and stigma.

    By making people aware that they should not be shamed for their substance use problem, we can help them to accept their addiction, and embrace the idea of long-term recovery and sobriety.

    To start your journey towards sobriety at a drug and alcohol rehab in Sutton in Ashfield, call us today on 0800 088 66 86

    Can People Be Cured From a Substance Abuse Problem?

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    Again, there are different fields of thought surrounding whether people can be cured from a substance use problem

    Some people would argue that a cure is possible, as we do see people achieving long-term recovery, which means total abstinence from the moment they give up drugs.

    It could be reassuring for patients to believe that there is a cure, as this is motivating when you consider how much effort is required to go to drug and alcohol rehab in Sutton in Ashfield and to make the changes necessary to get completely sober.

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    Yet, at Rehab Recovery, we would tend to disagree that there is a cure for addiction. Just like any complex mental health problem, we cannot simply send someone to therapy and expect that their problem will be solved forever.

    It is true that drug and alcohol rehab in Sutton in Ashfield can help people to understand their addiction and to stop engaging in addictive behaviours, but this does not mean that they will not have cravings for a substance ever again, or that they will never relapse.

    The good news is that, even if there is not an official cure for addiction, the treatment offered at residential rehab helps many patients to go from a lifestyle of addiction to a lifestyle of recovery.

    They may be able to get sober without relapsing, and they will most likely find it easier to avoid drugs and alcohol the longer they are in recovery.

    If you would like to learn more about how a drug and alcohol rehab in Sutton in Ashfield can help you, call our team on 0800 088 66 86

    What are the Advantages Of Drug and Alcohol Rehab in Sutton in Ashfield?

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    Firstly, there is 24/7 medical care provided at drug and alcohol rehab in Sutton in Ashfield. If you have any health conditions that could worsen during the detox, you will be in the optimal environment for recovery at rehab.

    Even if you don’t suffer from any physical health conditions, it is still reassuring to know that you are being looked after by healthcare professionals who work round the clock to ensure you stay fit and well.

    They are trained to spot health complications quickly and to provide the right treatment as soon as possible.

    It is very common for people with addiction to experience illness, either as a direct cause of their substance abuse or as a result of withdrawing from substances.

    At residential rehab, patients will have access to essential medication to reduce the severity of any illness they experience.

    For example, they may get anti-anxiety pills, medication to lower their blood pressure, or drugs to prevent seizures.

    Most of the time, these medications are provided at the time of the detox to target withdrawal symptoms.

    Some people experience mild symptoms, so medication is not necessary. However, anyone with a severe addiction should receive detox medication as there is a high chance they will suffer a difficult withdrawal on their road to recovery.


    Secondly, drug and alcohol rehab in Sutton in Ashfield offers plenty of choices. If you had a home detox, you would only get to experience a standard medical detox, and if you saw a private therapist, you would have to stick to just one or two types of therapy.

    This can result in low-quality addiction treatment, as you do not get to experience a wide range of options, which means you may give up on recovery early.

    On the other hand, if you choose to go to a rehab centre, it is guaranteed that there will be lots of different treatments to choose from.

    You will not work with just one therapeutic model, but a huge range, including behavioural therapy, art therapy, individual therapy, family therapy, and other therapy programmes that have been used for many years for people in addiction recovery.


    Finally, we have discussed that isolation can affect people with substance abuse issues, and it is very hard to be isolated at drug and alcohol rehab in Sutton in Ashfield.

    If you are in a shared room, you will get to connect with other patients throughout the day and evening, either sharing your challenges or simply winding down in their company.

    Even patients with private rooms feel a sense of belonging in residential treatment, as they take part in group activities each day, such as workshops, group therapy, and socialising during their free time.

    We cannot promise that you will never feel isolated at rehab, as this is bound to happen when you are recovering, but loneliness is much less common at inpatient rehab than it is in an outpatient setting.

    To get the help you need from a drug and alcohol rehab in Sutton in Ashfield, call us on 0800 088 66 86

    What are the Disadvantages Of Drug and Alcohol Rehab in Sutton in Ashfield?


    Firstly, we have to admit that drug and alcohol rehab in Sutton in Ashfield is intense. If you are the type to be easily overwhelmed, it could be hard for you to ease into a busy residential setting and tackle the difficult challenges that come your way.

    Some people feel as though there are too many therapy sessions, too many conversations with addiction specialists, and too many setbacks during the medically-assisted detox stage.

    However, most patients would agree that the intensity of rehab is something that is worth dealing with, when you consider how effective rehab facilities are.

    You never have to cope with rehab on your own, as you are part of a wider community so you can turn to other patients or staff when you are struggling.

    What’s more, many rehab facilities encourage patients to invite their loved ones to visit, and this can make recovery less overwhelming.

    Secondly, some people with mental health disorders find that rehab is not extremely effective, as they are suffering too much with other symptoms to be able to completely focus on their substance addiction.

    In fact, people with severe mental health issues are often advised to explore other treatment options that are not as demanding as inpatient drug rehab.

    You can get free mental health support from organisations like Mind UK, Young Minds, Rethink Mental Illness, Samaritans and Papyrus.

    That being said, the majority of people with drug or alcohol addiction have a mental health disorder (a state known as dual diagnosis) and most of them complete the rehabilitation phase successfully.

    Getting help for your substance abuse problem often inadvertently helps you with other mental health conditions, as the advice that is given is similar.

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    Finally, relapse rates are still somewhat high after patients go to rehab, so some people would argue there is no need to put so much effort into recovery when almost half of rehab patients end up relapsing in the first year after treatment.

    For some people, going to rehab would be a waste of their resources.

    Yet, we do not currently have a better alternative to drug and alcohol rehab in Sutton in Ashfield, so we should stick to the option that results in the lowest relapse rates (which is inpatient rehab).

    When patients fully engage with their 1-year free aftercare plan, the rate of relapse is much lower, so we should continue to encourage patients to strive to stay sober when they leave rehab.

    To learn more about what drug and alcohol rehab in Sutton in Ashfield can do for you, call us today on 0800 088 66 86

    What are the Alternatives to Drug and Alcohol Rehab in Sutton in Ashfield?

    Another type of formal addiction treatment is a home detox. Patients who are battling a physical addiction may request a home detox so that they can safely withdraw from the substance they are consuming.

    They will be in touch with medical professionals as they get sober, and they will most likely receive visits so that their well-being can be monitored.

    Unless the patient finds a private therapist independently, they will not have therapy as part of their drug or alcohol detox.

    This is one of the things that makes home detoxes less successful than rehab, as it does not allow patients to understand why they have an addiction, and how they can recover from it psychologically.

    However, there are plenty of positives to home detoxing. It is lower maintenance than drug and alcohol rehab in Sutton in Ashfield as it is quicker and more affordable.

    It also allows the patient to stay in their own home, which sometimes means they are more comfortable in the detox process.


    Outpatient treatment is another alternative to drug and alcohol rehab in Sutton in Ashfield. This can take place at rehab or in a separate treatment centre.

    We will focus on outpatient programmes that are distinct from rehab so that you can see the difference between being a rehab patient and a non-rehab patient.

    When you start outpatient treatment, you will not have to move into a facility, as you will go to daytime sessions instead of engaging with a 24/7 rehab programme.

    There will be a detox phase and therapy sessions, but they will take place throughout the day.

    Outpatient programmes are often less expensive than rehab, and they allow patients to have more contact with their family, which can be a significant positive if the family dynamics are healthy. However, without a strict schedule, some patients struggle to stay sober.

    They may be tempted to relapse when they go home, and because there is no 24/7 care, it is very easy for them to relapse.

    There are several charity and NHS-run recovery services operating near Sutton in Ashfield, including:

    1. Nottinghamshire CAMHS

    Address: The Manor Academy, Park Hall Road, Mansfield, Woodhouse, Nottinghamshire, NG19 8QA

    Telephone: 0115 844 0520


    2. Nottinghamshire Change Grow Live

    Address: 2 & 3, Sherwood Court, Sherwood St, Mansfield, NG18 1ER

    Telephone: 0115 896 0798


    3. Millbrook Mental Health Unit

    Address: Kings Mill Hosp, Mansfield Rd, Sutton-in-Ashfield, NG17 4JT

    Telephone: 0115 956 0834



    Finally, a more informal way to treat addiction would be to go to self-help meetings. There are a wide range of meetings in Sutton in Ashfield, from closed meetings for alcoholics to open meetings for people with behavioural addictions.

    Closed groups are meetings for a set number of people, and everyone starts the sessions at the same time.

    Open groups allow people to drop in at any point, which means you don’t have to commit to regular attendance.

    Self-help groups are very successful as they allow people in recovery to bond with other people who are going through the same thing, and they provide a structure, which is very helpful when people are trying to stay sober.

    As there are so many different organisations (Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, Cocaine Anonymous and SMART Recovery etc), you will never be short of meetings to attend.

    Still, the reason we would recommend drug and alcohol rehab in Sutton in Ashfield more than fellowship groups is that there is far less scope for relapse.

    If you are struggling with severe addiction, it is usually not possible to recover by attending self-help groups, as you will not be immersed in recovery as you are at rehab.

    Whatever you need to beat addiction – whether from a drug and alcohol rehab in Sutton in Ashfield or an alternative service – let our expert team help today by calling us on 0800 088 66 86

    Is Drug and Alcohol Rehab in Sutton in Ashfield Always Effective?

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    There are always cases where people get addiction treatment and do not benefit from it in a significant way.

    Thus, we cannot tell you that drug and alcohol rehab in Sutton in Ashfield will definitely work for you.

    However, this is exactly why we encourage our readers to make the most of our referral service.

    If at any point we feel as though rehab would not be the right path for you, we will inform you of this, which prevents a wasted trip to treatment.

    It is very rare that someone leaves rehab without having improved.

    This does not mean that they will be able to stay sober forever, or that they no longer experience any symptoms related to their type of addiction, but that they are in a much better place than when they first went to rehab.

    The only time that someone could go to rehab and not learn anything is if they were completely unprepared for the experience, and they didn’t want to be there.

    Please make sure you know how drug and alcohol rehab in Sutton in Ashfield works before you set a date to attend

    To make sure that you find your ideal drug and alcohol rehab in Sutton in Ashfield, talk to our experts on 0800 088 66 86

    FAQs About Drug and Alcohol Rehab in Sutton in Ashfield


    How can I get a referral to drug and alcohol rehab in Sutton in Ashfield?

    If you leave your contact information here, we will give you a call and explain the admissions process for drug and alcohol rehab in Sutton in Ashfield.

    A brief explanation is that you will have an assessment with us, where we ask questions about your substance abuse problem, then we will find a rehab facility suitable for you.

    In many cases, we have completed referrals for our clients in just one day. However, the general wait time is up to a week, depending on how busy we are.

    What happens after my Rehab Recovery referral?

    Once you have a confirmed place at private rehab, you will have to prepare for your stay by asking the staff about their expectations, delegating your everyday responsibilities to family members, and deciding how to travel to residential rehab.

    Usually, there will be an assessment before you start your treatment at an inpatient rehab.

    A trained professional will identify your specific problems, as well as distinguishing between a dependency problem or an addiction.

    In preparation for your entry to drug and alcohol rehab in Sutton in Ashfield, a specialised treatment plan will be created for you. This will always include therapy (unless you have specifically requested to not have psychological treatment), and it will often include a detox programme.

    Finally, when your first day at rehab rolls around, you will get to meet the staff at your treatment centre and find out the role each person will play in your recovery.

    You will also get to chat to other patients and find out how they are finding rehab. Shortly after, you will begin your addiction treatment with a detox lasting 7-10 days, before getting started with an extensive therapy programme.

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    Can I go to rehab regardless of how much I drink or use drugs?

    In the majority of cases, people with a drug or alcohol addiction will be admitted to rehab, whether their issue is mild or severe. However, if your problem is extremely mild and solely physical, it may be suggested that you try a home detox instead.

    You could also get a detox at a drug and alcohol rehab in Sutton in Ashfield.

    On the other end of the scale, however rare it may be, some patients are not admitted into rehab if their problem is too severe.

    Sometimes, patients are not in the right mindset to recover when they are too deep into addiction, as they are suffering acutely from physical and psychological symptoms. They may need urgent medical attention before starting their journey to recovery at rehab.

    Is there individual therapy at drug and alcohol rehab in Sutton in Ashfield?

    As we hear so much about group therapy at rehab, some people wonder whether any individual therapy is present.

    Fortunately, there is plenty of one-to-one therapy at rehab that takes a wide variety of forms.

    Though you will spend lots of time with groups of people, there is also a chance to sit down with a therapist and delve deep into your personal history of addiction.

    Substance abuse is almost always linked to another mental health problem or traumatic event, so be prepared to have to talk about significant events in your life that have altered your psychology.

    It will be draining to talk about this on a daily basis, but that’s why the rehab schedule includes time for eating large, healthy meals, time for relaxing, and time to enjoy light-hearted entertainment.

    If you have any further questions about drug and alcohol rehab in Sutton in Ashfield, talk to us on 0800 088 66 86

    Get Help Today

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    Drug and alcohol rehab in Sutton in Ashfield can help you to understand and manage your addiction, from severe heroin addiction to mild cannabis addiction.

    The NHS and private rehab teams in Sutton-in-Ashfield are on hand to offer professional help through a personalised treatment plan of a detox, addiction therapies and aftercare services.

    Whether you are struggling with your drinking and want to find out more about alcohol rehab, or your addiction to cocaine is taking over your life and you want support, get in touch with the Rehab Recovery team today.

    Every rehab in England and Wales that we work with is vetted by the Care Quality Commission.

    Get help for addiction across Nottinghamshire, including in  Nottingham, Mansfield, Beeston, Carlton, West Bridgford, Worksop, Arnold, Newark on Trent, Hucknall, Kirkby-in-Ashfield, Clifton, Retford, Mansfield Woodhouse, Eastwood, Stapleford, Kimberley and many more.

    Together, we can beat addiction.

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