Drug and Alcohol Rehab Nottinghamshire

Rehab Recovery offers you or your loved one a free helpline if you seek advice on attending a drug or alcohol treatment centre in Nottinghamshire. When you contact Rehab Recovery, we carry out a telephone assessment so we may determine your needs.

Following the completion of this assessment, we may refer you to several rehab treatment centres in Nottinghamshire. We refer you to treatment centres that are best suited to your needs, and we equally avoid referring you to treatment centres that may not be suitable.

Rehab Recovery restricts referrals to only carefully vetted rehab treatment providers in Nottinghamshire.

At Rehab Recovery, we work with treatment centres that specialise in drug and alcohol addiction. The key benefit of our focus means you or your loved one are sent to a treatment provider that’s most likely to secure your long-term recovery.

All of the treatment providers we work within Nottinghamshire are Care Quality Commission (CQC) authorised. In addition, we carefully review each treatment centres annual CQC report to ensure the highest standards of treatment are upheld year-on-year.

The virtues of private addiction treatment

All of the treatment providers we work within Nottinghamshire are private organisations. Although some offer statutory referrals, many require you to self-fund your treatment. Since we work with several treatment providers, it’s highly likely we will be able to offer you affordable treatment options.

If we cannot, we inform you of the various free services existing in Nottinghamshire. We endeavour to ensure that nobody seeking our help is left without assistance in one shape or another.

Over the last decade, the amount of Government funding available for professional addiction treatment has vastly decreased. Why? Because the Government has pursued an ideological policy of austerity since 2010. Many in Government deem addiction as a ‘self-inflicted’ condition, and addiction treatment has arguably been the ‘hardest hit’ by budgetary reductions.

This translates into a country-wide lack of statutory options for people suffering from drug and alcohol addiction.

Private treatment providers have flourished in this environment. These providers cater to different budgets, however, the quality of treatment is largely standardised across different centres, regardless of the prices charged.

Expensive treatment typically means you will experience better accommodation, better food and better surroundings. However, the difference in treatment approaches is slight between inexpensive and expensive treatment providers.

This is largely due to the standard qualifications all therapist and counsellors must gain in order to offer you treatment.

Gaining access to treatments

To gain access to private rehab treatment in Nottinghamshire, you must contact Rehab Recovery today on 0800 088 66 86. When you contact our advisors, we conduct a short but important assessment. Following the completion of this assessment, your details are passed to several treatment providers in Nottinghamshire that meet your needs.

You will then liaise with the admissions offers of these treatment providers. We shall also contact you to aid you in deciding upon which treatment provider to ultimately select.

When you have selected a treatment provider in Nottinghamshire, you will be given an admissions date. When you arrive for treatment, you will be subject to a thorough psychiatric assessment. You will be prescribed medication to treat withdrawal symptoms synonymous with the detoxification process.

Your detoxification lasts for around five days. Following detoxification, you begin a series of psychotherapeutic sessions that aim to treat the underlying causes of addiction. These causes are typically emotional and psychological in nature.

Do You or a Loved One Require Rehab?

There are some significant signs that become apparent when a person is in need of medical intervention to help them overcome alcohol addiction. They usually do not become visible to others until well past the point where they should be addressed, which means if you noticed some or all of these signs in yourself or a loved one. Medical intervention should be sought immediately.

Professional Intervention

If you are searching for information to help a friend or family member, then you may have trouble convincing them to accept the help. One of the signs of severe alcohol dependence is the inability of the individual to recognize that they have a problem.

Lying to themselves and to others as a way to protect themselves from the consequences of excessive drinking is common. There are various ways to get around this, but if you are scared for their physical or mental safety, then it might be prudent to reach out to a professional interventionist who does this for a living.

They will be able to help create a safe, positive way to express the need for rehabilitation treatment to the person experiencing substance abuse.

Behavioural and Physical Symptoms of Alcohol Dependence

These symptoms may appear to various degrees determined by various factors. However, these all point towards serious dependency issues and should function as a red flag that indicates the need for professional intervention.

This is not an exhaustive list of signs and includes the most commonly seen:

  • Confusion and lack of coordination
  • Impaired thinking and instances of memory loss (including blackout drinking)
  • Inability to stop drinking or multiple instances of failing to remain sober despite your best efforts
  • Shirking work, school, and family responsibilities in order to drink
  • Constantly thinking about then next drink and lying in order to hide the severity of dependence
  • Unusually dangerous and risky behaviour (e.g., driving while drunk, etc.)
  • Withdrawal symptoms such as tremors, nausea, anxiety, and seizures take place if you stop drinking
  • Denial about the issue
  • High blood pressure

Finding the Right Rehab Centre

Each rehab centre has its own unique philosophical outlook on addiction and recovery. You want to make certain that where you choose to attend agrees with your personal views so that there will not be a roadblock of conflicting beliefs during treatment.

Any centre should gladly provide any information that you request when you inquire about their treatment goals, outcome reliability, and certifications of the medical team that you will be working with.

If you discover that the intake specialists are unwilling or unable to answer your questions satisfactorily, then it could be beneficial to choose a different facility.

What Questions to Ask

There are some essential questions you want to make sure you get clarification on before making a decision about which programme to attend.

These will help you winnow the options to ones that are going to give you the best chance at a full recovery:

  • What is the programme’s goal? (e.g., full recovery, long-term sobriety, minimizing symptoms, alleviating discomfort, etc.)
  • What treatments are used, and what is the scientific evidence to back up their use?
  • Will there be the use of addictive medications during withdrawal? If so, what types are generally prescribed?
  • What certifications do the programme leaders possess?
  • Is nutrition and introducing healthy eating going to be included in the treatment plan?
  • What insurances are accepted?
  • Can the length of stay be changed to accommodate any unforeseen eventualities during withdrawal?
  • Can your family visit? Are there family therapy options?
  • Will there be aftercare support available?
  • What items should be brought? What items should be avoided?

The Cost of Alcohol Rehab in Nottinghamshire

The average cost of alcohol rehab in Nottinghamshire is the same as anywhere else in the country. They have a weekly expense of between £1,500 and £3,000 though it can be significantly more or less depending on what features the programme offers, the length of stay, and how many complications result from withdrawal symptoms or co-occurring disorders.

The NHS is usually not willing to cover the cost of residential treatment for anyone except those suffering from extreme withdrawal symptoms. However, there are free treatment services in the area.

Free Treatment Options for Alcohol Rehab in Nottinghamshire

There are some free treatment options for alcohol rehab in Nottinghamshire that are offered by the council and local community programmes. You can find information on these services and contact information for them on the Nottinghamshire County Council website.

Due to COVID-19, the majority of their current support is provided through telehealth, although there are in-person opportunities for anyone experiencing intense withdrawal. [1]

1. Psychological Counselling

There are free of charge counselling options for local individuals struggling with substance abuse. Unlike private residential therapy, where you will have a dedicated therapist in free treatment, it might be necessary to see various professionals as they become available.

This can set back recovery somewhat as it takes time to create a trusting rapport with counsellors. However, having anyone to speak with as you go through the difficulties of recovery will make a positive difference.

There is also often the chance of family therapy to help repair any broken or fragile relationships that may have been strained by the substance abuse. This is a very useful therapy option. Having loved ones there to encourage you through the process can make all the difference.

2. Alcoholics Anonymous

There are half a dozen AA meeting places within the Nottinghamshire area. You can find out more information on where they are and when they meet on the Council website and their affiliate wellness and health site. [2]

3. Additional 12-Step Programmes

The 12-step programmes are not limited to Alcoholics Anonymous. If you have co-occurring disorders, there may be a 12-step meeting in your area for that secondary mental or physical issue.

Advantages of Choosing a Private Alcohol Rehab in Nottinghamshire

There are some pretty big differences between free alcohol rehab and private residential programmes. The primary one is the fact that you will be set apart from your everyday life and the temptations and stressful situations that entail.

Instead of having to suffer through debilitating detox and withdrawal symptoms at home or your local hospital, you will be in a caring centre that provides 24/7 medical supervision and opportunities to attend top-rated therapy.

What to Expect from Residential Treatments

Not knowing what to expect can be stressful, but most rehabs have the same kind of therapies available to ensure that no matter what specific needs their residents have, they will be able to create individually tailored treatment plans. This way, they can address everything possible while you are in a neutral environment away from possible triggers or outward stressors.

During the initial intake exam, you and members of your medical team will work together to figure out the best approach towards your recovery, including which treatments should be included.

There are a few things that require mandatory attendance while in the programme, such as group sessions and one-on-one therapy. [3]

1. Mental Therapy

  • Cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
  • 12-Step philosophy
  • Dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT)
  • Motivational interviewing (MI)
  • Contingency management (CM)

2. Physical and Holistic Treatments

  • Exercise (e.g., pilates, gym, running, swimming, etc.)
  • Meditation (e.g., yoga, breathing exercises, etc.)
  • Massage
  • Acupuncture

3. Additional Approaches

  • Equine-assisted therapy
  • Creative therapy (e.g., art, music, etc.)
  • Other animal-assisted therapy (e.g., trained therapy dog, personal pet, etc.)

Aftercare

Once you are through the programme and are on your way towards full recovery, there will be a time of transition when you return to your family, life, and work. This is a delicate period, and to successfully work through any cravings and old habits and thought patterns that will return.

You will need to ensure you have an aftercare plan in place. This usually involves one-one-one therapy and support groups (e.g., 12-step, self-help, etc).

Some residential treatment programmes will provide aftercare for a few months to a year. Medication is also sometimes included in aftercare if there are lingering long-term withdrawal complications or a dual diagnosis (e.g., depression, general anxiety, etc.).

Help once you leave

Each treatment provider we work with offers you an extensive aftercare programme. This allows you to return to the treatment provider, usually at weekends for around six-to-twelve months following the completion of your residential treatment programme. Aftercare is vital as it allows you to remain in recovery once you reach your initial recovery goals.

Contact us today

If you would like to take back control and thus live your life without drug and alcohol addiction, why not contact Rehab Recovery today on 0800 088 66 86. When you contact Rehab Recovery, all information you supply will be dealt with in the strictest confidence.

References

[1] https://www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/care/health-and-wellbeing/drugs-and-alcohol-support

[2] https://yourhealthnotts.co.uk/

[3] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3633201/

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