Drug and Alcohol Rehab in Worcestershire
If you are worried about your alcohol intake or drug use, this may be a sign that you need help.
Addiction is a serious condition that can be life-threatening when not treated.
The individual who falls victim to addiction becomes trapped inside a downwards spiral, and this means that the longer they remain addicted the more they are going to lose.
Going to alcohol rehab in Worcestershire could just be the best decision you have ever made in your life.
It is also a decision that will benefit the people in your life that you love and care about.
Addiction Statistics In Worcestershire
Drug and alcohol addiction is a huge social and public health problem across the whole of the United Kingdom, and Worcestershire is no exception.
A recent report by the Office of National Statistics (ONS) revealed that the amount of drug-related deaths in Worcestershire has increased by 22% in a five-year period.
The county’s number of yearly deaths from alcohol abuse is also on the rise, with experts pointing to social isolation from 2020 lockdowns as an aggravating factor.
Substance addiction is a health problem that needs to be treated as soon as possible, and the best place to do so is at rehab, where you can receive a programme of coordinated specialist care.
Rehab Recovery is here to make it as easy as possible for you to get into a quality private drug & alcohol rehab in Worcestershire.
Call us freely and confidentially on 0800 088 6686 to speak with one of our team of advisors, or for the time being, please read on for more information on the rehab process.
The Disease Model Of Addiction
Addiction is very hard to live with, and it can be extremely difficult to accept that there is a problem.
You should keep in mind that addiction is not a sign of weakness, and neither is asking for help.
It is not a choice, nor is it the result of weakness or a failed morality.
It is a disease, one that may affect all of us without discrimination.
The most important thing for anyone in addiction is that they reach out for help as soon as possible.
We are here to provide a way for a person to do exactly that, confidentially, and without fear of judgment or getting into trouble.
Dual Diagnosis At Rehab
Addiction is a mental health issue as much as it is a disease of the body.
Most people who are in addiction have other mental health problems, which can sadly often go for many years without being diagnosed.
When these are identified, it is referred to as a dual diagnosis.
Mental illnesses that are common comorbidities of addiction include:
All of these conditions can make an addiction much more difficult to manage.
This is why dual diagnosis is such an important part of rehab.
At the clinic, you will be under the care of a wide range of mental healthcare experts, who can identify and diagnose any issues, as well as put a treatment plan into place.
The Benefits Of Full Abstinence
The end goal of rehab is complete abstinence from the substance that you went in there for.
This is something that you should be aware of ahead of time – in the context of recovery, there is no scope for going back into using the substance on a so-called ‘casual’ or occasional basis.
Some people who have gone through addiction treatment will come out of rehab and convince themselves that they could now manage their addiction better and use on an occasional basis.
This is a mistake that almost always ends up in a full-blown relapse.
Having a model of abstinence to aim for means that there is no ‘grey area’ in terms of what constitutes problematic use, and your goals in terms of recovery are clear – never using again.
The Benefits Of Residential Inpatient Rehab
There are many different kinds of treatment resources available outside of rehab, some of which are available for free.
However, it is unlikely that any of them will be as effective in treating your addiction as a full course of inpatient rehab would be.
The main reason that rehab is so successful in treating addiction is that patients are able to combine a whole range of treatments into the same plan, at the same location, in a single month-long stay.
Rehab has a wide variety of mental health and wellbeing professionals available on site, who can offer help with each of the many different aspects of addiction treatment.
If you were to try to arrange and schedule this level of treatment outside of rehab, it would probably end up costing much more money, not to mention being a logistical nightmare.
Being an inpatient at a residential rehab also means that you are in a secure and peaceful environment, without the distractions of your regular life and the modern world outside.
This gives you the chance to focus purely on getting well.
Private Rehab VS Public Rehab
The clinics we refer to here at Rehab Recovery are all private clinics, and there will be a cost for most treatments that you secure through us.
However, there is always the possibility of looking for rehab care at a clinic that is funded through the NHS or another public body or nonprofit.
Getting free treatment is appealing for obvious reasons, but there are a few other factors to consider.
For example, it might take months for you to be able to start your treatment, whereas private rehab would allow you to start immediately.
You would also not be as involved in the decision-making process if going through public means, in terms of choosing the type of clinic or treatment that you receive.
If public-funded rehab is something that you’re considering, we are happy to discuss this with you as part of your free telephone consultation.
Call us on 0800 088 6686 for information and advice.
Outpatient Rehab And Home Alcohol Detox
Quite a lot of people who contact us about rehab will ask us about the possibility of going to rehab as an outpatient – in other words, staying at home evenings and nights, and travelling to the clinic for treatment during the day.
This is a possibility, but only for those who meet certain criteria.
The following categories of people would NOT be suitable for outpatient care, and should attend as inpatients instead:
- People with significant mental health problems that interfere with their day-to-day life.
- Those who have tried and failed to stay sober after previous attempts at outpatient treatment and/or home detox.
- Those who are known to threaten or commit acts of violence against loved ones whenever they are intoxicated.
- Those who have suffered from Delirium tremens or alcoholic seizures.
- People with Wernicke’s encephalopathy.
These factors, along with others, would make a person too high-risk to be a rehab outpatient.
In order for outpatient care to be viable, there would need to be minimal distractions at home.
If you would like to explore your options in terms of outpatient care, we are happy to discuss this at length.
Call us on 0800 088 6686 for more information about inpatient and outpatient services in Worcestershire.
The Alternatives To Private Rehab
If you can’t afford to go to residential rehab right now, or simply do not want to, there are still a range of options available to you for free or at a greatly diminished cost.
Below we have listed a few of these options.
Please be aware that the availability of each resource may vary depending on your locality and other factors, such as COVID-19 guidelines.
Alcoholics Anonymous And Narcotics Anonymous
Alcoholics Anonymous is a network of support groups that operate all over the world, including here in Worcestershire.
AA takes a spiritual approach to treating addiction, centred around the 12-step model.
This same 12-step approach is also the basis of the organisation Narcotics Anonymous, which offers the same kind of support to people struggling with drug addiction.
Both groups have regular meetings available to attend within Worcestershire.
The SMART organisation was founded in 1994, and since then has helped people all over the world to deal with their drug or alcohol addiction problems through treatment programmes.
SMART Recovery offers a more clinically-based alternative to AA or NA, focusing on techniques such as CBT and DBT to treat addiction, rather than a spiritual model like the 12-step programme.
SMART have resources available all over the world, including Worcestershire.
Home Alcohol Detox
The only safe way to withdraw from alcohol is by way of detox, whereby your withdrawal symptoms can be managed as safely and effectively as possible.
The most affordable way of doing this is through home alcohol detox, which involves a clinic sending detox medication out to you in the post along with detailed and specific instructions on how to proceed.
Although home detox is a cheaper option, there are several disadvantages when compared to inpatientdetox at a rehab center.
For one thing, you will not be as safe as you would be in the company of on-site medical staff, and you would also not have access to therapy or immediate medical support.
Home detox is only suitable for those with a milder alcohol addiction – specifically, those who consume fewer than 30 units per day.
If you would like to explore the idea of home detox, we can discuss on the phone whether you would be eligible.
Al-Anon Family Group Meetings
In the same way that Alcoholics Anonymous offers support to people in addiction, Al-Anon offers support to the people directly around them who have been affected by the addiction.
Al-Anon is a separate organisation from Alcoholics Anonymous, but it does have its own set of guiding principles in the same way that AA does.
If you are struggling as a loved one of a person in addiction, search their website to see precisely what services are offered in Worcestershire.
Outpatient Care Via A Local Drug & Alcohol Team In Worcestershire
Your local GP will be able to provide access to a number of resources to help with addiction, one of which could be placing you under the care of the local drug & alcohol addiction outreach team.
This would mean that, as an outpatient, you could have access to care and counselling from the team, possibly in the form of home visits.
This kind of support is a lifeline for people who need help with addiction, but for one reason or another cannot get into rehab at the moment.
The Rehab Admission Process In Worcestershire
If you want to get addiction help in Worcestershire, Rehab Recovery is here to make that process as quick and easy as it can possibly be.
Your first port of call is to ring us on 0800 088 6686, where you can speak with one of our friendly telephone advisors.
They will be happy to answer any questions or concerns that you may have.
If you are ready to move forward with the referral process, they can begin your consultation there and then, and once we have enough information to go on, we can pick out a drug & alcohol rehab in Worcestershire that fits your needs.
If you are happy with our suggestion and the pricing plan, we can take care of the paperwork and have you arriving at the clinic very soon afterwards.
Once you arrive on-site, you will be assessed by the welcome team, in order to ensure that they have a full understanding of your needs and that you are not a danger to yourself or others.
There are a number of different methods that they might use for these assessments.
We have listed a few different possibilities below.
The ASAM Criteria
One possible method of assessment is through the ASAM criteria, which was drawn up by the American Society of Addiction Medicine in 1954.
Their approach explores the various characteristics of the individual, as well their ability and willingness to participate in treatment.
The ASAM method has six different criteria, as follows:
- Acute Intoxication and/or Withdrawal Potential – Exploring an individual’s past and current experience of substance use and subsequent withdrawal
- Biomedical conditions and complications – Exploring an individual’s health history and current physical conditions
- Emotional, Behavioural, or Cognitive Conditions and Complications – Exploring an individual’s thoughts, emotions, and mental health issues
- Readiness to change – Assessing how willing the person is to commit to treatment
- Relapse, continued use, or continued problem potential – Exploring an individual’s unique relationship with drug or alcohol relapse or their continued use or problems
- Recovery/living environment – exploring an individual’s recovery or living situation, and the people, places, and things involved
The DSM-5 Criteria
They have their own criteria for identifying a substance abuse disorder or addiction, which is broken down into four categories of symptoms, which are:
- Impaired Control – Using more of a substance than intended, or using more often than intended; wanting to cut down but being unable to do so
- Social Problems – neglecting responsibilities and relationships; giving up activities that they used to care about; being unable to complete tasks at work or school
- Risky Use – using in risky settings or circumstances, continuing to use despite knowing that there are problems
- Physical Dependence – Needing more of a substance to gain the same effect; having withdrawal symptoms when not using the substance
If you can identify two or there of the above symptoms within yourself, it is likely that you have a mild substance abuse disorder.
Four or five would indicate a moderate substance disorder, whereas six or seven would indicate a full-blown addiction.
The AUDIT Test
Alcoholism is one of the biggest health concerns facing the world, which is why the World Health Organisation have its own means of assessing alcohol addiction.
The test is called the AUDIT, which stands for the Alcohol Use Disorder Identification Test.
It features a series of multiple-choice questions, along with a detailed scoring system.
You can take this test yourself without any medical training, giving it the chance to be an effective tool in self-diagnosis and overcoming denial.
Intervention – When Is It Needed?
An intervention is necessary when a person’s addiction is clearly affecting them negatively, as well as the people around them, but they still refuse to seek help.
Intervention can be a good way of getting someone to gain perspective from others, which can encourage them to seek help even if their first instincts are to be defensive or dismissive.
The type of intervention that most people are aware of is where friends and family of the person with the addiction gather in a room together and explain to them what effect their actions are having.
This type of intervention is ideally mediated by a professional, such as an intervention counsellor, who can make sure that everyone can express themselves constructively.
Community Reinforcement and Family Training (CRAFT) is an alternative intervention technique that has become increasingly popular in recent years.
Instead of the traditional intervention approach, CRAFT encourages friends and family members to provide rewards for positive behaviour such as abstaining from drugs or alcohol for a period of time.
It is thought that many people respond better to this kind of positive reinforcement system than they would to traditional intervention techniques.
Whichever way you would like to go with your intervention, we can provide free and confidential advice on how best to arrange it, including how to involve a qualified intervention counsellor.
How Much Does Rehab Cost In Worcestershire?
The cost of rehab varies by clinic, and also depends on the amount of time you spend in treatment, and what kind of care you receive.
Another major variable to consider is your type of accommodation.
For example, a 10-day detox in a multiple-occupancy room would cost between £2,000 and £4,000, whereas if you stayed in your own private single room it would cost about £6,000.
A full 28-day course of inpatient rehab would cost about £6,000 for a multiple-occupancy room, or somewhere between £8,000 and £12,000 for a private single room.
A home alcohol detox with medication would be considerably cheaper, totalling around £1,500
However, this option is only available to those who meet certain criteria.
Please note that these prices are just estimates which are based on the current market rate for treatment.
All clinics have their own pricing and treatment plans.
Tips For Choosing The Right Rehab In Worcestershire
The main service that we provide here at Rehab Recovery is a personalised rehab referral based upon your own specific set of needs.
We have helped thousands of people get into treatment this way.
However, we appreciate that there are some people who would prefer to go off and do their own research on local rehab clinics before coming to a decision.
This is perfectly valid, and we encourage you to do so if you feel so inclined.
Below is a list of qualities that you should bear in mind when deciding upon a drug & alcohol rehab in Worcestershire.
- Approachability – Consider how the clinic’s representative treats you when you contact them, and how friendly and accommodating they are.
- Track record – Try to find out how long the clinic has been running – ideally you should choose a clinic that has been in operation for 20 years or more.
- Certifications and qualifications – See what certifications have been given to the clinic by awarding bodies, as well as the qualifications of the clinical team on site.
- Affordability – See how the pricing of the clinic compares with the market rate – see the above section ‘How much does rehab cost in Worcestershire?’ for reference.
- Reviews – Just like any other service, the clinic will likely have online reviews written by people who have used their services. This can be very helpful.
To reiterate, we are happy to use our expert knowledge to suggest a clinic based upon your needs.
Drug & Alcohol Detox At Rehab
The word ‘detox’ can have a number of different meanings depending on the context in which it is being used.
In the context of addiction, it means a medical intervention to get a patient through withdrawal as safely as possible.
Detox is only required for certain substances, specifically:
- Alcohol – In any form, whether beer, wine, or spirits – especially when the patient’s alcohol intake has been severe or long-term.
- Benzodiazepines – Anti-depressants such as Diazepam (Valium) and Alprazolam (Xanax), often prescribed to treat symptoms of anxiety.
- Heroin – Any form of this substance, whether injected or smoked.
- Prescription opiates – Drugs such as hydrocodone, oxycodone, and morphine are often prescribed to deal with pain.
If you are unsure about whether your substance use would require a detox, we can provide more clarity about this over the phone once you have told us a bit more about your situation.
In any case, it is important to be completely honest during any consultations with us or with medical professionals.
There is no judgement involved, and you will not get in any trouble for disclosing – they just want to make sure that you get the right treatment.
How Long Does Rehab Last?
A full course of treatment at drug & alcohol rehab in Worcestershire will normally last around 28 days.
This includes detox, which is almost always the first thing that you will do once you arrive.
If you are only doing a detox at rehab, this will take between 7 and 10 days ordinarily.
Some people have been known to stay at rehab for a period of up to 90 days or longer, but this is very uncommon, and usually only applicable to someone with an extremely severe addiction.
Rehab For Cocaine In Worcestershire
Cocaine abuse has been a big part of UK nightlife for decades now, and the use of the drug is sadly often normalised or even glamorised in certain parts of mass media.
The truth is that cocaine is a highly addictive, highly dangerous drug, not to mention incredibly expensive, sometimes costing more than its weight in gold.
This is a potent combination that leads to addiction for many.
You can get the best possible help with cocaine addiction at drug & alcohol rehab in Worcestershire, due to the number of treatment resources and clinical expertise on site.
Cocaine rehab does not require a detox as part of treatment – there is no such medical procedure as a cocaine detox.
Nevertheless, you will be monitored as you go through cocaine withdrawal, to ensure your psychological and physical wellbeing.
As you withdraw safely from the drug, you can start an intensive therapy and treatment programme which will explore your reasons for using cocaine in the first place, teach you more about addiction, and give you tools and techniques to handle your cravings in future.
Rehab For Heroin In Worcestershire
Heroin is perhaps the most socially stigmatised drug that there is, but that certainly doesn’t stop it from being a hugely widespread problem.
Heroin abuse impacts the individual financially, physically and psychologically, as well as having a massively detrimental effect on the people and communities around them.
This is why the best place to get help with heroin addiction is inpatient rehab.
Rehab Recovery can provide you with a referral to a top-quality drug & alcohol rehab in Worcestershire.
Here, you will be able to detox safely, with the use of medication and under the supervision of a specialist medical team.
Getting off heroin will not be easy, but with the right treatment plan, it is always possible to get into long-term recovery.
Rehab For Cannabis In Worcestershire
Cannabis is perhaps the illicit substance that has been normalised the most in modern times.
However, you should not fall for the myth that cannabis is harmless, or that it is not possible to become addicted.
Both are simply not true.
Cannabis addiction is an issue up and down the country, and chronic use of cannabis can lead to an increased risk of a range of mental health problems, from anxiety to schizophrenia.
Cannabis users can also commonly become socially withdrawn and isolated due to the effects of the drug and the lifestyle associated with it.
This kind of isolation can easily make any mental health issues much worse.
Cannabis addiction can be treated at drug & alcohol rehab in Worcestershire.
Whilst detox is not necessary, treatment will help you to understand addiction much better as well as how to manage your cravings going forward.
When you walk out of your clinic after a relatively short amount of time in rehab, you will be able to look forward to a fulfilling future without cannabis abuse.
Therapies On Offer At Rehab In Worcestershire
Therapy takes up the bulk of your time at rehab, and you will have access to quality mental health care that would not be available anywhere else.
Everyone is different when it comes to addiction, so their personal treatment plan will be different too.
However, there are certain types of therapy that are usually part of the rehab experience for most people.
Below, we have listed descriptions of a few different types of therapy that might be part of your treatment plan at drug & alcohol rehab in Worcestershire.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is a therapy technique that can help people to restructure their thought processes, as well as their emotional and behavioural responses to these thoughts.
It can be used to treat a wide range of behavioural issues, from problem gambling to overeating.
It has also been consistently proven to be effective at treating substance abuse and addiction issues.
Dialectical Behavioural Therapy
Personality disorders are a common comorbidity of substance abuse disorder and addiction, and DBT has been proven to be effective as part of an addiction treatment programme.
Brief Intervention is a term that describes any kind of short-term intervention in a person’s drug or alcohol problem, or any of the harmful behaviours associated with it.
One example might be providing someone with the number to a local shelter or a suicide helpline, in order to get them through the next 24 hours safely.
Although the goal of rehab is long-term recovery, this kind of short-term intervention is a very important part of the process – as the familiar saying goes, recovery happens ‘one day at a time’.
Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a therapy technique that can help people to come up with their own forms of motivation for the future, and combat feelings of apathy and lack of motivation.
These are common problems in those who are going through recovery, as the experiences of addiction can be very draining, leading people to live in ‘survival mode’.
Through techniques like Motivational Interviewing, the patient can once begin to feel excited and motivated about their future life and prospects.
These are activities that can provide a respite from intensive therapy, give you something positive to focus on, and encourage mindfulness.
A lot of people who do holistic therapies at rehab will end up finding a new passion in their lives, or maybe even develop new skills that they can use to earn a living in the future.
Living with addiction can often lead to social isolation, which can make any mental health issues much more difficult to deal with.
At rehab you will be part of a small community, which can have a very positive effect on your sense of wellbeing.
Group therapy sessions are a big part of rehab for almost everyone, as they provide a collective sense of community as well as encourage individuals to open up and share with others.
You may also find that you gain valuable insights into addiction and the human experience from others in the group who will be sharing their collective wisdom and experiences with you.
Sessions like this are usually overseen by a member of staff, or in some cases a member of the group.
This is just to ensure that the communication happening is as effective as possible and beneficial to everyone in the group.
Although group therapy sessions can be very beneficial, there will obviously be some issues that you would only want to discuss one-on-one with a professional.
Individual therapy sessions are a big part of rehab, providing a chance for you to share your thoughts in safety and confidentiality, and benefit from the perspective of a qualified and experienced mental health professional.
This may involve speaking with counsellors, psychiatrists, psychologists, behavioural therapists, or any combination of the above.
The important thing to note is that all of your consultations will be confidential and non-judgmental.
For most people, a big part of the recovery journey is making amends with people who they have wronged in various ways during their time in active addiction.
This usually includes family members and loved ones, who often bear the brunt of the person’s destructive and aggressive behaviour.
At rehab, it may be possible for family therapy sessions to be integrated into your treatment plan, meaning that they can come into the clinic for a therapy session with you, COVID-19 permitting.
We understand that this is not something that everyone would want to happen, so please be assured that it will only take place if it is appropriate, and if everyone involved gives their consent.
People in active addiction can often develop relationships that are harmful or toxic, usually out of desperation or a need for short-term survival.
As part of your rehab therapy plan, you will be able to assess your personal relationships with the help of the mental health team, which can offer their expert opinion and perspective.
Being in rehab, you will have the advantage of distance, both literal and emotional, from the people in question.
This, along with your newfound sobriety, will allow you to be more objective in making judgments on these relationships.
Twelve-Step Facilitation Therapy (TSF)
As we mentioned in one of the sections above, the 12-step programme is the foundation of Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous.
AA and NA are very important to a lot of people in recovery, so please be assured that you will be able to integrate the 12-step programme into your treatment plan at rehab.
Relapse Prevention Strategies At Rehab
Relapse prevention planning is one of the final activities that you will partake in during your time at rehab, as well as being one of the most important.
There are a lot of different factors to consider in your plan, which is why you will have help from some of the experts at the centre to put together a plan that is achievable and works for you.
Putting together an effective relapse prevention plan requires you to be mindful of potential triggers and pitfalls and take appropriate steps – for example, staying away from events where alcohol is central to the experience, such as bars or nightclubs.
It will also require proactive involvement in activities to ‘stay ahead’ of your addiction, such as regular group therapy meetings at organisations such as Alcoholics Anonymous or SMART.
Another possible approach is the HALT strategy, which stands for Hungry, Angry, Lonely and Tired – all of which are emotions that can increase the likelihood of relapse.
It is thought that, by staying on top of these fundamental social and biological needs, the person reduces their own chances of giving in to cravings.
Staying sober isn’t easy, but through a combination of proactive and reactive commitments, you can make sure that you have the best possible chance of staying in recovery for the long term.
Contacting Rehab Recovery
For more information on detox and rehab options in Worcestershire, 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 Worcestershire.
This includes both private and publically-funded addiction treatments.
When you have the right support behind you, there is no addiction that cannot be overcome.