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Drug & Alcohol Rehab in Bloxwich

Learn about drug and alcohol rehab and detox in Bloxwich. The rehab clinic offers a robust admissions process and supervised detox and evidence-based treatments.

    Drug & Alcohol Rehab in Bloxwich

    Despite Bloxwich being a small market town, there is an addiction problem in the area, as it is located in Walsall (which reports high numbers of people in recovery from drug and alcohol addiction).

    In 2022, there were 73 drug-related crimes in Bloxwich, which is much higher than many market towns in the country (1). However, this statistic is actually 44% lower than the figure for the West Midlands as a whole.

    The figures for Walsall are highly concerning. The town has an OCU (opiate/crack cocaine) rate of 1.04 per 1,000 residents, which makes it the 47th highest local authority in the UK for OCU use (2).

    Some of the alcohol statistics are less worrying, as alcohol use in Walsall is lower than the England average. It is reported that 14.9% of adults in Walsall are binge drinking, compared to 18.2% of the general English population (3).

    However, deaths caused by alcoholism are higher in Walsall than they are in England. The rate of alcohol-related mortality per 10,000 people is 52.8% (men) and 31.7% (women) in Walsall, compared to 50.2% (men) and 28% (women) in England.

    Start your recovery journey today by calling our expert team to access drug & alcohol rehab in Bloxwich on 0800 088 66 86

    Getting a Detox at Drug and Alcohol Rehab in Bloxwich

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    When you agree to go to drug and alcohol rehab in Bloxwich, you will have a consultation with the staff at rehab to determine whether you need a medical detox. If you are not experiencing any physical symptoms of addiction, it may be decided that you do not need to go through the drug and alcohol detoxification phase.

    Patients who skip this phase can go straight into psychological treatment, which mainly consists of daily therapy. However, most patients at rehab will experience the detox phase for up to ten days, and at some point during or after this, they will begin to get therapy.

    You may have heard that detoxing involves taking medication, and this is often the case. However, doctors will take into account any medical conditions you have before doing this, and they will also judge whether medication is a necessity, or whether you could complete the detox on your own.

    Some common reasons for administering medication before or during the detox are: to prevent serious physical symptoms such as seizures, to reduce the severity of mental symptoms such as delusions, to reduce stress, and to speed up the detoxification stage.

    Getting Therapy at Drug and Alcohol Rehab in Bloxwich

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    It is always recommended that patients get therapy at drug and alcohol rehab in Bloxwich, as addiction is a disease of the mind. Even if you are not experiencing psychological symptoms at present, addiction still significantly affects your mental health, so it is important to acknowledge this at residential rehab.

    There is not just one type of therapy that you will have. Most patients have group and individual therapy on a daily basis, with the addition of family therapy if they opt for this.

    To get an idea of the therapeutic models at drug and alcohol rehab in Bloxwich, look at our list of specialist treatments. Some of the most common therapies are: acceptance and commitment therapy, holistic therapies, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), motivational interviewing, art therapy,  and dialectical behavioural therapy (DBT).

    If you are adamant that you do not want to try holistic therapies, and you only want to take an evidence-based approach, or vice versa, it may be possible for you to request specific types of therapy at drug and alcohol rehab in Bloxwich.

    However, most rehab centres have therapies that they use consistently, and they only have the resources for certain models, so you need to make this clear before you choose a rehab facility. We would also advise you to be as open as possible in terms of therapy preferences, as you may be surprised at the effectiveness of therapies that you deemed useless.

    Start your recovery journey today by calling our expert team to access drug & alcohol rehab in Bloxwich on 0800 088 66 86

    Can You Get a Detox Outside of Drug and Alcohol Rehab in Bloxwich?

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    Yes, you can detox from alcohol or drugs outside of drug and alcohol rehab in Bloxwich. Some people take this to mean they can begin a detox whenever they feel ready, without any medical supervision. This is known as quitting cold turkey, and it is not something we endorse at Rehab Recovery.

    If you are after long-term recovery, the best thing to do is detox at drug and alcohol rehab in Bloxwich. You will be taught how to resist temptation when you come out of rehab, and this will be much more effective than simply withdrawing from a substance suddenly, without any education on addiction.

    If a private rehab centre is not an option for you, there is a way to detox safely without being an inpatient. You could register for outpatient treatment at a local clinic or a rehab facility, and complete a full supervised detox there.

    You could also find a home detox provider who could teach you how to detox safely at home. If you do this, you will be sent medication to take at certain times, so you must be incredibly vigilant to avoid a dangerous detox and severe withdrawal symptoms.

    Can You Get Therapy Outside of Drug and Alcohol Rehab in Bloxwich?

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    Yes, you can get high-quality therapy outside of drug and alcohol rehab in Bloxwich. The same therapeutic models that are followed at rehab are present outside of rehab. Even group therapy, which is frequently associated with private rehab, is available in the form of self-help groups, e.g., Smart Recovery.

    The reason we would recommend staying at rehab after your detox is that therapy will never be more intense, and eventually rewarding, than it is at inpatient rehab. You go through up to 28 days of daily therapy, whereas most people only go to therapy once or twice a week when they are not at rehab.

    What’s more, there will never again be another opportunity to explore so many types of therapy. Usually, you would have to have a trial with a therapist, and pay for a few sessions, before figuring out whether that type of therapy was right for you.

    However, at rehab, you get to try out many different therapeutic models each week, and this can help you to find out which type of addiction therapy you want to prioritise when you come out of rehab.

    If you are nervous about going to a self-help meeting, the regular group therapy at rehab will help you to build your confidence and get used to talking about your addiction in a group, which is another reason that it is worthwhile to stay at drug and alcohol rehab in Bloxwich for therapy.

    Which is a Better Treatment for Addiction: Detoxing or Therapy?

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    We cannot tell you which type of treatment works better for alcohol and drug addiction, as detoxing and therapy are both vital parts of the recovery process.

    Without detoxing, patients would still be dealing with the physical symptoms of addiction. One main symptom is cravings, and it would be incredibly difficult to stay sober if you were craving the substance to the extent that you crave it when you are regularly using it.

    What’s more, when patients are still physically reliant on drugs, they tend to be much less motivated to recover, as drug use remains their top priority. However, if they have a medical detox, there is more chance that they will have more energy and motivation to tackle recovery.

    Without therapy, the root cause of the addiction would never be acknowledged. This makes it very likely that the person with addiction would fall back into addiction, as they would not have the skills to identify triggers and avoid them.

    Furthermore, they would have to work through tough mental health problems alone, which would be much less effective than going to therapy. As a result, they could end up more depressed and/or anxious than ever, which is a well-known trigger for addiction. On the other hand, therapy at rehab is great for stress management, and it is proven to help with mental health conditions, as well as substance abuse problems.

    As you can see, both detoxing and therapy are extremely important treatment techniques for people with a substance dependence or addiction. Without one or the other, the treatment is incomplete, and the risk of relapse skyrockets.

    Start your recovery journey today by calling our expert team to access drug & alcohol rehab in Bloxwich on 0800 088 66 86

    Do People Choose a Lifestyle of Rehab, Relapse, Repeat?

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    There are theories that some people choose addiction, but these theories tend to be uncommon nowadays. Perhaps the most popular example is the moral model of addiction, which we will discuss in contrast to the updated disease model of addiction.

    Moral Model of Addiction

    This addiction model came to be in the early 1800s, when addiction was perceived as something that people chose to engage with. This idea was mostly perpetuated by religious individuals, who believed that drug use was a sin, and people who became addicted to drugs were choosing to reject God’s will.

    Though most people do not agree with this today, there is a reason that so many people with addiction feel ashamed about their problem; the moral model has convinced us that addiction is a choice.

    Even if we believe that people with addiction are struggling, we may be inclined to judge them for their drug use, or state that we would never need to go to drug and alcohol rehab in Bloxwich, which is in line with the idea that addiction is only something that morally flawed people suffer from.

    Disease Model of Addiction

    When you look into alcohol and drug addiction treatment in the UK, most of the resources you find will be linked to the disease model of addiction. Over time, people began to question the moral model, and judge it as a way to shame individuals with addiction, and create an ‘us vs them’ mentality.

    As a result, we started to realise that addiction is not a choice, and people with addiction are suffering from an illness. This led us to want to help these people by creating effective treatments, such as detoxing and therapy. Both of these treatments, and more, are offered at drug and alcohol rehab in Bloxwich.

    When people are struggling with the cycle of ‘rehab, relapse, repeat’, we do not believe that they are choosing to do this to themselves. Instead, we believe that they are battling a disease, and they need as much support as they can get.

    Start your recovery journey today by calling our expert team to access drug & alcohol rehab in Bloxwich on 0800 088 66 86

    How Can Rehab Recovery Help Me or My Loved One?

    Rehab Recovery is not a provider of addiction treatment, so you will not be able to recover with us. However, we are a referral service, which means we put you in contact with some of the best treatment providers in Bloxwich.

    We will never refer you to a rehab facility that we do not trust. Over the years, we have built great working relationships with different drug and alcohol clinics in Bloxwich, so when we refer our clients to rehab, we can trust that they are going to get treatment of an excellent quality.

    As a result of this focus on high-quality care, we will let you know if rehab does not seem like a suitable option for you, or if you are going after a type of treatment that will not produce great results. For example, if you are hoping to go to rehab without taking part in any therapy, we will inform you that this will result in an extremely high risk of relapse, so it is not advisable.

    Yet, our top priority is to deliver on what our clients want. As you are paying for our services and for rehab, you have a huge amount of control over the services you are offered. If you want to attend a drug and alcohol rehab in Bloxwich with a gym, as you are an avid gym-goer, you can request this from us, and we will find a rehab that prioritises sports and physical wellbeing. If you are against family visits, we could find a residential treatment centre that does not allow visitors.

    To get started with your journey to recovery, and learn what your treatment preferences are, contact us here, or on 0800 088 66 86.


    [1] Crime and Safety in Bloxwich, West Midlands

    [2] Drugs and Alcohol Needs Assessment for Walsall 2019

    [3] Alcohol in Walsall: a public health perspective

    [4] Ibid.

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