Drug and Alcohol Rehab in Wolverhampton
Substance abuse is a challenge that hundreds of thousands of people across the world face every day.
As addiction slowly worsens and slides into dependence, this only gets worse.
But, thanks to the incredible efforts of addiction recovery workers, finding help is now easier than ever.
If you’re living in Wolverhampton and need help today, we are here for you.
Addiction Statistics In Wolverhampton
Whilst the numbers for drug-related deaths have been rising across the country, Wolverhampton’s have been dropping.
Of course, this does not mean the city is perfect, and improvements are still very much necessary in order to keep these numbers falling.
In a recent news article, Councillor Jasbir Jaspal – the city council’s Cabinet Member for Public Health and Wellbeing – stated she wants to see deaths related to drug misuse in the next year to drop another 20%.
Work is now being done to ensure this happens.
If you believe you are dealing with a drug or alcohol addiction that you wish to recover from, get in touch today.
Call us on 0800 088 66 86 to begin your enquiry and be placed in a suitable drug and alcohol rehab in Wolverhampton.
Your journey to recovery starts here.
Addiction: A Disease Of The Brain
Addiction is not an easy thing to overcome.
Mostly, this is because it is a disease of the brain, and is much more nuanced than people realise.
If you are experiencing a drug or alcohol addiction, just know that it is not your fault if you are struggling to cope, withdraw, or stay away from substances.
Addiction involves many chemical reactions in the brain that work hard to make you crave your substance of choice more than anything, and this is an extremely difficult cycle to break out of once it has begun.
A dual diagnosis is the existence of both a mental health disorder and a drug or alcohol addiction in one individual.
Those with dual diagnosis with inevitably require much more comprehensive treatment plans, to ensure that they are receiving adequate care for both equally important issues.
Because an addiction can worsen the symptoms of a mental health disorder, and the mental health disorder can aggravate the symptoms of the addiction, both issues must be treated in order to reach a recovery.
Treating purely one or the other would likely result in a relapse or heightened symptoms of the mental disorder – your mental and physical health go hand in hand.
If you believe you are suffering from both an addiction and one or more mental issues, please let us know about this when you enquire.
We will be able to find you the most suitable drug and alcohol rehab in Wolverhampton that will offer effective care for all aspects of your addiction and mental health.
Abstinence In Rehab
Abstinence – the act of avoiding something or stopping use of it completely – is a controversial way to treat addiction.
Many think of abstinence as an unnecessary all-or-nothing approach, but in many cases of addiction, it is highly important in order to provide the safest withdrawal route possible.
With severe alcohol use disorders or in the cases of some drug addictions, abstinence is needed to ensure no further harm is inflicted on the individual and their body.
Simply tapering down the substance slowly through moderation management will not always work effectively in these cases.
Abstinence can mean a quick onslaught of withdrawal symptoms, but in rehabilitation it is easier than ever to treat and manage these side effects until they eventually subside.
To learn more about abstinence in rehab, you can call us today on 0800 088 66 86.
For the most severe addictions and substance use disorders, a residential rehab programme will likely be offered.
This involves residing completely at the rehab centre of your choice for the duration of your treatment.
You will be able to receive visits from friends and family, but will not be able to return home yourself until you are deemed able to do so.
This method of rehab treatment remains one of the most effective today.
Residential rehab programmes mean you are cared for 24/7 by the best team of highly-trained doctors and therapists, you receive high quality therapy and counselling without having to travel far, you detox safely under the guidance of medical professionals, and your progress is monitored throughout.
You also get a – sometimes necessary – break from your life back home.
Residential rehab means you can receive treatment with no distractions from your home environment, job, or family, and can focus wholly on the important task at hand.
This also helps those that may have toxic homes that contributed to their initial use of substances.
For those that excel in privacy, quiet and a place filled with support, residential rehab is for youet.
Get in touch today to find out where you could stay for your recovery journey.
Choosing The Right Rehab
Choosing the correct and most suitable rehab for your situation can be tricky, but it is important to get it right for the sake of your health and your recovery goals.
To help you choose the right rehab, consider the following:
- Look for rehabs that already have an established and proven track record.
- Take a look through the reviews of each option. It offers a great ‘behind the scenes’ look on how they treat clients and how people have either enjoyed, excelled in, or disliked their methods.
- Find a rehabilitation centre that you feel comfortable with – your safety and comfort is highly important for your recovery, so if you don’t feel right when talking to a specific rehab, cross it off the list!
- The area the rehab is in – would you prefer to feel closer to home, or would you rather be more detached from what lies at home?
- Consider what you want to gain from your rehab journey, and line these goals up against what each rehab is offering.
Private VS Council-Funded Rehab
Searching for the right treatment for your addiction can be overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be.
The first, simple choice you will likely have to make during this process is whether to opt for private treatment or council-funded treatment.
The benefits and downfalls differ drastically for each option.
Whilst council-funded rehab is free, this, ironically, comes at a price.
This option means you will likely have to be placed on a long waiting list for treatment and the admissions process will be much slower.
You will not receive bespoke care and treatment, and you will likely have to visit different clinics and therapists throughout your recovery – adding unnecessary stress to an already hectic time.
With private treatment, this is all reversed.
You are likely to speed through the admission process and be placed in a suitable drug and alcohol rehab in Wolverhampton as soon as possible.
During rehab you will have 24/7 support from highly trained staff, you will receive a safe, medically-guided detox, and effective and personalised treatment.
We recognise that private treatment cannot always be pursued because of the attached prices. However, this high cost is in place for a reason, and provides you with the most benefits of any other addiction treatment option.
If you are struggling with finances or would like to stick to a specific budget, please let us know. We are ready and able to discuss your options for care, and how you can still receive the treatment you need.
How Much Does Rehab Cost?
The price of rehabilitation in Wolverhampton vcan ary greatly depending on how long you spend in the rehab facility (which is guided by how severe your addiction is), and what type of room you wish to stay in for the duration of your treatment.
The average prices for a 10 day detox are around £3,000 – £6,000 for a room to yourself, and anywhere between £2,000 – £4,000 for a shared room.
The average prices for a longer, 28 day rehabilitation programme (which includes a detox) vary from £8,000 – £12,000 for a single room and £6,000 for a shared one.
The cheapest option would be to detox at home – this would be around £1,500 to complete – but this is reserved for only those that are eligible to do so.
How Long Will I Be In Rehab?
On average, a standard rehabilitation programme will take around 28 days to complete.
This involves a minimum of 7-10 days for a detox, with enough time to also participate in therapy and counselling for the mental aspects of your addiction.
Remember, no matter how long you spend in rehab, a substance-free life in recovery is possible.
We always recommend focusing on the journey itself rather than the time spent in rehabilitation, as the prospect of a 28-day programme can easily weigh you down if you were expecting a ‘quick fix’.
Rehab and recovery take time, so try to remain hopeful and motivated throughout, and you are sure to succeed.
Rehab For Cannabis
Cannabis, also known as ‘weed’ or ‘marijuana’, is the one of the most used drugs in the world.
It is made from the leaves, stem, and dried flowers of the cannabis sativa/indica/ruderalis plant, and is commonly smoked to give the user a relaxing and calming feeling.
Though the drug can be helpful for certain medical issues when prescribed and used safely, it can also have some nasty side effects that are often not spoken about.
Use of cannabis can instantly provide an individual with:
- Increased appetite
- Increased heart rate
- Lower blood pressure
- Paranoid thinking.
With constant, heavy use of cannabis, an addiction can begin to form through increased tolerance and higher doses.
Sudden ceasing of use can then result in withdrawal symptoms.
Although you may not realise it, your use of cannabis may be impacting your relationships, your performance at school or work, and even your finances.
For help stopping, call us today on 0800 088 66 86.
Rehab For Cocaine
Cocaine is a stimulant drug, commonly used recreationally as a way to keep energy levels high or to experience other euphoric effects.
The substance can be highly addictive.
Though dopamine is usually naturally recycled back into the cell, cocaine blocks this action and causes a flood of the chemical in the brain instead – reinforcing continued use.
Cocaine use can also cause:
- High body temperature
- Loss of appetite
It can even cause a higher blood pressure and an increased heartrate, which can lead to risks of heart attacks or strokes.
To safely withdraw from cocaine, you may have to attend a drug and alcohol rehab in Wolverhampton.
There are many forms of therapy and counselling available to treat the psychological impacts and root causes of cocaine use, so get in touch today to see what the next steps could be for you.
Rehab For Heroin
Heroin is a drug in the opiate family which is highly addictive.
It is most often injected, but it can also be smoked or inhaled in it’s pure form.
The substance offers a relaxing ‘high’ for users, but this pleasurable feeling is often soon followed by:
- Severe itching
- Dry mouth
- Aheavy feeling in the extremities.
Long term use can lead to deterioration of the brain’s white matter which has been found to impact decision-making abilities and stress responses.
Because heroin is so addictive, continued use can lead to withdrawal symptoms such as restlessness, muscle pain, diarrhoea, and unpleasant cold flashes.
If you believe you are experiencing a heroin addiction, it is time to seek help with Rehab Recovery today.
Why Rehab Is Not For Everyone
However, some people will only have one option available – residential rehab.
This can be for many reasons.
They might be unable to perform a detox themselves at home or without supervision due to mental health issues, or because their addiction is just too severe.
They may be known to lash out at loved ones when they are drunk or using drugs, so they cannot be trusted to withdraw around the same people.
They could be experiencing suicidal thoughts as a result of their addiction, so rehab offers the best way to keep them safe throughout their recovery.
If you do not fall under any of these categories, and you are able to perform a detox at home, experience outpatient treatment, or follow other routes to recovery, rehab will likely not be recommended to you.
This is to ensure that rehab facilities can be reserved for those who truly need it, and those that have no other options.
To make sure you are placed in the most suitable drug and alcohol rehab in Wolverhampton, you may have to first undergo a few simple assessments.
There are multiple possible tests that you might encounter during your enquiry, one of which is the six dimensions of the ASAM criteria.
These dimensions allow us to analyse every aspect of your addiction, life, and anything that could impact your recovery goals.
This then aids in the planning, creation, and development of your treatment plan.
- DIMENSION ONE: Looking at the client’s past and present experiences with substance use
- DIMENSION TWO: Exploring the client’s current physical condition and medical history
- DIMENSION THREE: Exploring the client’s current mental condition and their psychological medical history
- DIMENSION FOUR: Seeing how ready and motivated the client is to start treatment
- DIMENSION FIVE: Looking at the client’s past problems with relapses and continued use
- DIMENSION SIX: Exploring how the client’s living environment and the surrounding people could impact their journey
An AUDIT – an Alcohol Use Disorder Identification Test – will likely take place for you if you are struggling to cope with your dependency on alcohol.
It is an assessment to help us figure out how severe your substance use is, so that we know how best to treat you, or where to refer you to.
Questions in the AUDIT (of which there are 10) are primarily about your alcohol intake, your dependency on the substance, and any consequences you have experienced because of your alcohol use.
Expect questions such as:
- How often have you had 6 or more units if female or 8 or more if male on a single occasion in the last year?
- How often during the last year have you needed an alcoholic drink in the morning to get yourself going after a heavy drinking session?
- How often during the last year have you been unable to remember what happened the night before because you had been drinking?
Each question requires an honest answer between 0-4.
Your final score will help us realise where you are on the scale of low to high risk – a score of 0-7 indicates you are on the lower end of this spectrum, whereas a score of 20 or above suggests you are severely dependent on alcohol.
Will I Need To Detox?
The purpose of a detox is to rid the body of the toxins and chemicals left behind from substances.
This must be done before any other addiction treatment can begin – so yes, you will likely need to detox if you wish to recover.
As you use drugs or alcohol, your brain will be receiving chemicals from the substances that it will, over time, begin to expect.
Once the brain has become accustomed to their presence, it will stop producing the chemical itself, meaning that when you suddenly cease your drug or alcohol use, you will experience nasty withdrawal symptoms as your body adjusts.
This is why a detox is so incredibly important.
Your body needs time to slowly get used to the lack of substances in your system, and then time to heal from the lingering effects that are leftover.
This process can take anywhere from a few days to a few months, depending on the substance used and the severity and length of the addiction.
Treatment In Rehab
After a detox, you will need time to focus on the more psychological aspects of your addiction.
This is where therapy and counselling comes in.
Therapy is a huge part of recovery from addiction, and almost all addiction treatment options will include some form of therapy.
Addiction is not just something that impacts the body, so no matter how successful a physical detox is, treatment for the brain will also have to be undergone.
The details of your treatment plan will largely be decided by the earlier tests and assessments you experience during the admissions process.
However, some of the most common methods of therapy that you will likely encounter include:
- Motivational Interviewing (MI)
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
- Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT)
- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
- Motivation Enhancement Therapy (MET)
- Individual Therapy
- Group Therapy
- Family Therapy
- Art Therapy
- Equine Therapy
- Music Therapy
- Adventure Therapy
You may also experience other forms of treatment such as contingency management, which offers incentives such as prizes or money as rewards for good behaviour.
Relapse prevention will be one of the most important parts of your rehabilitation journey.
You will take part in relapse prevention planning in rehab to ensure you do not experience any setbacks on your way to recovery.
There are also ways that you can help prevent a relapse yourself once you are back home.
One of these simple techniques is known as HALT.
HALT – an acronym that stands for Hungry, Angry, Lonely, Tired – is an easy and quick way to check in with yourself when you feel the warning signs of a relapse approaching.
When you are feeling the urge to use substances once again, ask yourself if you are feeling this way because you are hungry, angry, lonely or tired.
Once identified, the solution to any of these feelings is usually simple, and by remedying these sometimes-intense emotions you can potentially avoid a relapse.
Contacting Rehab Recovery
For more information on detox and rehab options in Wolverhampton, contact Rehab Recovery today on 0800 088 66 86.
When you contact us, we will work with you to find the best rehab options for you in Wolverhampton.
This includes both private and statutory addiction treatments.
No addiction is too intense to overcome: reach out today to start your journey towards a better life.