Drug and Alcohol Rehab in Warwickshire
Substance abuse is a difficult barrier for anyone to face.
As addiction gradually becomes dependence, this only gets worse.
However, thanks to the incredible efforts of addiction recovery workers, those struggling with drugs and alcohol can find help more easily than ever.
If you need help in Warwickshire, our addiction recovery helpline is here for you.
Drug & Alcohol Statistics in Warwickshire
Warwickshire is home to around 555,000 people.
Though these numbers are significantly lower than the national average, there is still much work to do in Warwickshire to ensure the safety of all residents.
Even with lower statistics than the rest of the country, anyone drinking harmful levels of alcohol daily or misusing drugs can be a danger to themselves and others.
In fact, an article published earlier this year showed an increase in drug drivers throughout Warwickshire and an increase in deaths as a result of more people on the road driving under the influence of drugs.
If you believe you could cause harm to yourself or your loved ones as a result of your drinking or drug use, it is time to get in contact with Rehab Recovery today.
By calling us on 0800 088 66 86, you can take the first step in your journey to recovery, and be on your way to a substance-free life.
Rehab For Cannabis
Cannabis is often seen as a harmless, purely recreational drug.
Though it does cause much less physical harm than other substances, cannabis can still impact your life in many negative ways.
Short term side effects of cannabis include:
- A desire to sleep more and eat more
- An altered perception of reality
With continual, heavy use of cannabis, a tolerance for the substance can begin to build up, forming the beginnings of an addiction.
If this continued use is suddenly stopped for any reason, the tolerance that has formed can lead to withdrawal symptoms.
These side effects of withdrawal can include polar opposite symptoms to that of immediate cannabis use, such as insomnia and a loss of appetite.
If your life has been impacted by your use of cannabis, do not hesitate to call or email us today to receive the help and support you need in order to quit.
Rehab For Cocaine
Cocaine is a stimulant substance known for being quick to offer the desired effects, but also quick to subside.
Depending on how you use cocaine (injection, snorting, smoking, etc.), the pleasurable side effects can diminish within a matter of minutes.
The consequences of cocaine use also differ slightly depending on how it is consumed, with cocaine via injection heightening the risks of bloodborne diseases through an unclean needle, and snorting the substance possibly leading to a loss of smell.
If you require support for your cocaine addiction, contact us today and we can get you placed in a suitable drug and alcohol rehab in Warwickshire as soon as possible.
If you are seeking help for a loved one who may be abusing cocaine, we also offer professional intervention services.
Rehab For Heroin
Heroin is known mostly as a drug that is injected, but it is also possible to smoke or snort the substance.
The drug is also sometimes cut with cocaine and offered as a ‘speedball’.
Immediate side effects of heroin use include severe itching, impaired mental functioning, sickness and a dry mouth.
The long-term effects of the drug only increase in severity, with organ complications, abscesses, infections, diseases and mental disorders all being a possibility with continued use.
There is hope for you if you are struggling to cope with heroin addiction.
There are medications currently being trialled that could aid in the heroin withdrawal process, and other forms of medication are available already to help block the receptors that opioid drugs impact.
There are also a multitude of therapy and counselling approaches that can help you recover from your use of heroin, and will work to get to the root causes of your substance use.
To start your journey in a drug and alcohol rehab in Warwickshire, get in touch with a member of the team today.
How To Find The Right Rehab For You
Finding the right rehabilitation centre is incredibly important.
To ensure you are receiving the best care and treatment that is most suited to your addiction and treatment needs, you will need to do some research on the rehabs in your area.
We here at Rehab Recovery can aid in this task, but you will first need to know what you wish to gain from your time in rehabilitation.
This way, you can work with a member of the team to ensure the rehab you choose fits your personal needs and any other specific requirements you want in place.
We also highly recommend taking a look into each option’s history.
This means sifting through reviews of each rehab and seeing which facilities are more established.
Your comfort when speaking to the possible rehabs is also a huge factor – you should only choose a facility where you feel safe and comfortable.
Why Should I Choose Residential Rehab?
Opting for a residential rehab programme ensures you are given the highest chance of reaching a full and long-term recovery.
Rehab is one of the most effective options for addiction treatment available, and residential programmes offer even more benefits when compared to outpatient options.
Staying at rehab as you recover means you receive the privacy and time you need in order to heal from your addiction.
You are detached from a possibly toxic home, you are surrounded by understanding and highly-trained staff members and professional therapists, and you are guided towards a recovery at a safe and comfortable pace.
Residential rehab also ensures that you receive the highest quality of care possible.
You will participate in multiple forms of therapy and counselling so that your treatment is well-rounded and covers all aspects of your addiction.
This will mean you are less likely to relapse upon return to the ‘real world’.
Even when you do return home, your rehabilitation programme still have its benefits.
We will stay with you for as long as you need us, and will only be a phone call away if you require more support or any additional appointments at the facility.
What Is The Difference Between Private And Council-Funded Treatment?
The main difference between private and council-funded treatment is the price.
Whilst the prices for private rehabilitation can be quite steep, council-funded treatment options are usually free (or very cheap).
This is the main appeal for many clients.
However, with free treatment comes many downfalls.
These include a slow admissions process that can be dangerous if you are in desperate need of treatment, having to see different therapists throughout your journey and the loss of specialised or personalised treatment.
This is why we almost always recommend private care for those who need it.
Why Rehab Is Not For Everyone
Rehab can be beneficial to anyone experiencing a substance use disorder or addiction, but it should be reserved for those who cannot recover elsewhere.
This leaves rehabilitation for the individuals that really need it.
- Those that are experiencing suicidal thoughts
- Those that are known to become dangerous to themselves or loved ones when they are drunk or high
- Those that are experiencing a mental health disorder that would stop them from being able to recover outside of rehabilitation
- Those that are drinking over 30 units a day
- Those that cannot be trusted to withdraw at home
The Alternatives To Rehab
Do not worry if rehab is not recommended to you.
There are still many other ways to heal from your drug or alcohol addiction, and a recovery is still very much possible.
You can attend mutual support groups such as Alcoholics Anonymous or Narcotics Anonymous.
Groups like these give you the chance to recover at your own pace, with the help and guidance of people in similar situations to you.
You will be able to make important, healthy connections with understanding people, and will get to share your own story as well as hear others’.
AA and NA have been proven to be highly effective in treating addictions and guiding clients towards long-lasting recoveries, and are a great choice for those who excel as a part of a group.
You also have the option to recover at home via a home detox.
If you are deemed safe and able to perform one, the appropriate medication is posted out to you so that you begin to withdraw in the comfort of your own home.
You will receive check-in calls daily as you detox to ensure you are safe, on track, and on your way to recovery.
What Therapy And Counselling Will I Experience?
There are many forms of psychological treatment that can be used to treat your drug or alcohol addiction.
Examples of some common types of therapy that you are likely to encounter during rehabilitation include:
- Holistic Therapies: Including treatments such as art therapy, adventure therapy, music therapy and equine therapy, these treatments offer a non-traditional – yet still highly effective – way of recovering. Clients can learn new skills and find new hobbies, all whilst healing from their addiction.
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT): CBT is an intervention-type therapy that aims to uplift negative feelings and change behaviours. It can be used to aid in the treatment of some mental health disorders, primarily Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD) and depression. CBT teaches clients new techniques on how to cope with difficult feelings and how to deal with stressful and overwhelming situations by breaking the problem into smaller parts.
- Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT): DBT is largely based on CBT, but has been adapted over time to be more suited for individuals who experience feelings and emotions more intensely. It is known to aid in the treatment of personality and mood disorders and is also popular in helping support people who are experiencing suicidal thoughts due to an addiction.
- Motivational Interviewing (MI): MI is a client-centred approach to counselling that aims to increase motivation to improve, change, and recover from addiction.
- Group Therapy: Group therapy allows people from all different backgrounds to come together to work towards one common goal – recovery. This form of therapy helps clients feel like a part of a friendly and understanding support network, where everyone uplifts and supports each other.
- Family Therapy: This therapy method brings the family of the client together in rehabilitation. In family therapy they can discuss how the addiction may have also impacted or hurt them, but also how they can begin to help and support their loved one.
- Individual Therapy: The most widely recognised form of therapy, individual therapy sees the client in a one-on-one session with a singular professional therapist, where they can discuss anything and everything. This form of therapy is great for those who prefer privacy, or who have trouble talking and sharing in large groups.
Abstinence In Rehab
One way of healing from your addiction is through abstinence.
Abstaining from drugs or alcohol simply means you cease use as soon as possible.
There is no slowly tapering down of the substance, you just stop using completely – sometimes referred to as ‘going cold turkey’.
Many have claimed that abstinence as a form of addiction treatment is too harsh or too hard to sustain.
However, no matter how difficult it can sometimes to be to completely and suddenly go without substances, it is still an efficient way to withdraw.
Abstinence is also highly necessary in some cases, like with alcohol addictions where any further alcohol use will cause more harmful damage to the body.
This way of withdrawing and maintaining a substance-free life is incredibly beneficial.
For individuals that will not be able to withdraw by simply making certain life changes, abstinence offers a way to safely and quickly heal the effects of substance use.
What Is The Cost Of Rehab?
The cost of rehab is largely determined by a few main factors; what type of room you wish to stay in for the duration of your treatment, how severe your addiction is, how long you will need to recover and which facility you choose.
For those who only require a detox and nothing more, prices for rehab will vary from £2,000 to £6,000 depending on the room you choose – either single occupancy or multi-occupancy.
Individuals who will need a detox as well as a further few weeks to attend therapy and counselling -usually on a 28-day programme- should expect to pay anything from £6,000 for a multi-occupancy room, and around £8,000 to £12,000 for a single room.
A homedetox will likely cost around £1,500.
If you have any concerns about the costs of rehab or need any financial help, please do not hesitate to discuss this with a member of our team when you enquire.
We are usually able to work around specific budgets and still offer some form of care for all clients.
How Long Is Rehab?
Just like the price, the length of time rehab takes is subject to change.
A 7 day minimum is standard for a detox, but 28 days is the average for a full residential programme that includes a detox and a few weeks of therapy.
Though it may not be easy, try not to focus so much on your time spent in rehab.
Instead, concentrate on the journey itself and the progress you are sure to make throughout.
It can be counterproductive to rush to the ‘finish line’ of your treatment, and it can cause you to even need longer in rehabilitation if you do so.
To help professionals determine the severity of your condition – and therefore determine what types of treatment and what intensity of treatment you will require – you will first need to undergo a few tests.
If you believe you are suffering from alcohol use, one of these tests will likely be an AUDIT.
An Alcohol Use Disorder Identification Test – or, AUDIT – helps us to see where you are on the scale of low to high risk for alcohol dependence.
The test contains 10 questions about your regular use of alcohol, your dependence on the substance, and how you may have suffered as a result of your use.
You will give an answer between 0-4 for each question, and this will be added up at the end of the test to give you a final score of anywhere between 0-40.
If your score is 20 or above, this will indicate that you are severely dependent on alcohol and will require a referral to a specialist clinic.
The Admissions Process For Rehab
There are other tests and assessments you may have to undergo before your admission into a drug and alcohol rehab in Warwickshire.
Each test will perform a different purpose than the last to ensure you receive the most suitable treatment for you.
A common way to determine the seriousness of your substance use is by using the DSM-5.
Created by hundreds of experts on mental health and addiction, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of mental disorders – Fifth Edition helps us to quickly and easily see how severe a substance use disorder is by how many symptoms are being experienced.
The existence of 2 or 3 symptoms indicates a mild substance use problem, 4 or 5 show signs of an increasing or moderate problem with substance use, and 6 or more suggests addiction is present.
Another similar test you may encounter during the admissions process uses the six dimensions of the ASAM criteria.
This test is a multi-dimensional evaluation of your past and present with substance use, your withdrawal and relapse history (if there is any), your living environment, and your readiness to recover.
Looking at all these different aspects allows us to create the bigger picture of you as a client, meaning we will be able to provide you with the right care, the right intensity of treatment, and the most appropriate therapy and counselling options for your personal situation.
A dual diagnosis is when a mental health disorder is being experienced alongside a drug or alcohol addiction.
The existence of both issues can complicate or elongate the treatment process, as any treatment plan will need to be altered to address both the addiction and the mental disorder in order to be effective.
Treating just the addiction or just the mental health condition would be unwise.
Both issues can easily impact and worsen each other, so healing one whilst ignoring the other would inevitably result in either a relapse or heightened symptoms of the disorder.
Mental health disorders that are commonly linked to dual diagnosis include:
- Bipolar Disorder
- Eating disorders
- Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
- Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)
- Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Dual diagnosis is very common.
In fact, around 45% of people already struggling with an addiction are also experiencing the impact of a mental health disorder, and those with existing mental health issues are twice as likely to develop an addiction than the rest of the population.
Luckily, this means that there is plenty of treatment options available to you if you are dealing with a dual diagnosis. Call us today on 0800 088 66 86 to begin your recovery journey in a suitable drug and alcohol rehab in Warwickshire.
Addiction Is A Disease
Your addiction is not your fault.
Addiction is a chronic illness, and a disease. It impacts the brain just as much as – if not more than – the body, and it is extremely difficult to break the cycle of addiction once it has begun.
In the famous 12 step programme, the very first step involves honestly admitting powerlessness over your drug or alcohol use.
No matter your circumstances, there is always a way out, and it is by realising that addiction is a disease and not a moral failing that you can begin to recover.
Often, even the reasons that people are led to substance use cannot be blamed on them alone.
The most common ways that someone is led down the path of addiction include:
- Dysfunctional families
- Abusive relationships
- Stressful jobs
- Pressuring friends
- A simple lack of care from others
Regardless of your reasons, recovery is always possible.
Staging an intervention is incredibly important if you wish to help a loved one who is suffering from addiction but refusing to seek out help.
However, an intervention is not as easy as you first may think, and one can go very wrong if it is approached incorrectly.
To ensure your loved one is coached to rehab successfully and safely, we always recommend using a professional intervention service.
Professional interventionists will work with you and your family to make sure your loved one is given the chance they deserve, to receive the treatment they deserve.
The interventionist will educate you on what happens during an intervention, what your roles will be, and what you will have to do in order to make it work.
They will also help you write letters to your loved one that will be read aloud during the intervention, and will show you what steps to take in either ending scenario.
The two possible scenarios when an intervention is staged are:
- Your loved one denies the help you are offering, and returns to the toxic behaviour/substance use
- Your loved one accepts the support that is offered and agrees to receive treatment in the necessary drug and alcohol rehab in Warwickshire
If scenario 1 occurs, your assigned professional interventionist will stay with you and your family until a better ending is found.
They will help you keep the boundaries you have set and will possibly try other approaches to help your loved one accept help.
If scenario 2 happens, your interventionist will escort your loved one to the pre-determined rehabilitation or specialist clinic, where they will be able to begin their journey to recovery.
What Is A Detox?
A detox is the process of your body removing the toxins that have been left over from your substance use.
Over time, your use of whichever substance you consume will have caused your body to build up a tolerance.
This means that the body will have come to expect this substance and will have grown so accustomed to its presence that it can no longer function properly without it.
A detox slowly tapers off the substance – or removes it completely depending on the severity of the addiction and the substance used – at a slow pace so that the body can adjust to the sudden lack of the expected chemicals.
Do I Need To Detox?
Yes, a detox will need to be undergone before you embark on any other methods of treatment – such as therapy and counselling.
It is incredibly important for your body to be free of the substance and the toxins left behind by such, so that you and your body can begin to heal from its effects.
Relapse Prevention In Rehab
Once your time in rehab draws to a close, it will be time to begin thinking about relapse prevention.
An adjustment back to life at home can be tricky, and relapses can occur if you do not take the necessary precautions.
Besides staying on the lookout for the possible warning signs, and avoiding triggers you will have learnt about in rehabilitation, there is also relapse prevention planning.
This planning takes into consideration your history with substances and past relapses, any factors that may get in the way of your life in recovery (such as your living environment or any mental disorders you suffer from), and more.
Using this data, a plan to aid in your avoidance of a relapse can be made, and also an action plan that will guide you on what to do if one does happen.
A relapse is most definitely not the end of your recovery journey, but merely an obstacle.
A substance-free life is possible no matter how long or how many attempts it takes, all that matters is your willingness to try again after a setback.
Contacting Rehab Recovery
For more information on detox and rehab options in Warwickshire, contact Rehab Recovery today on 0800 088 66 86.
When you contact us, we shall outline a variety of treatment options that are available to you in Warwickshire.
This includes both private and statutory addiction treatments.
To beat addiction once and for all, reach out to us today.