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Drug & Alcohol Rehab in Isle of Man

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    Drug & Alcohol Rehab in Isle of Man

    If you have a drug or alcohol addiction, it’s likely you’ve reached a point of wanting to quit.

    The problem, though, as you’ll know is that stopping substances isn’t easy.

    It’s been reported that 1 in 5 people drink harmful amounts on the Isle of Man. At the end of 2021, 17 people were arrested on the island for offences linked to drug use.

    Addiction by its very nature isn’t something you can “just stop”. It’s an illness that physically changes how the brain and body function on a physiological level. Substances also alter how communities and social circles function.

    It takes professional treatment to achieve abstinence from drugs and alcohol. Your addiction recovery journey is made much easier when you enter a private clinic to get it started.

    For more information about drug and alcohol rehab in the Isle of Man, please contact Rehab Recovery today at 0800 088 66 86

    The Benefits of Drug & Alcohol Rehab in the Isle of Man


    It’s commonly agreed in the alcohol and drug addiction field that the most effective way to become sober is through private rehab treatment. There are numerous reasons for this and the benefits are, obviously, life-changing.

    At rehab clinics you’re supported by multi-disciplinary teams made up of addiction specialists. This means that staff have a wealth of knowledge, skills, experiences, and resources to help you.

    They address both physical and psychological health. There are staff available at all times to support you helpfully through difficult moments.

    In relation to physical ailments and symptoms, residents are under medical supervision. This means withdrawal symptoms are kept to a minimum. The environment is substance-free and without usual triggers.

    The goal of rehab for all residents and in relation to every treatment is sobriety. For many, this environment is exactly what’s needed to build the skills and foundations for long-term abstinence. It’s a place created especially for those who have moderate to severe addictions.

    Recovery takes work from you, but rehab clinics offer the knowledge, understanding, tools, and coping mechanisms that help you manage this efficiently.

    Rehabs treat addiction problems large and small, from substance use disorders and behavioural addictions to physical dependence.

    The DSM-5 assessment and The American Society of Addiction Medicine’s Patient Placement Criteria can help you receive a diagnosis, and dissect how severe your consumption is, and how this is affecting you.

    Private rehabs can offer a tailored approach, with a person-centered care plan.

    Rehabs offer treatment for all of the below addictions and more:

    Get the help you need from a drug and alcohol rehab in the Isle of Man by calling us on800 088 66 86

    Addiction Treatment Services in the Isle of Man

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    You probably want to know what other treatment services there are in your local area. Knowing your options means you’re better able to choose a route that will suit you, your personality, tastes, and also addiction and its level of severity.

    As well as private options, the NHS offers an alcohol support service and drug service from the local hub in the centre of most towns.

    There you get access to regular weekly groups that might follow SMART and 12-Step guidelines and also needle exchanges and drop-in clinics. As well as this there is some one-to-one support where availability isn’t stretched. NHS clinics support anyone in the Isle of Man in active addiction at any severity.

    There are also Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, and Cocaine Anonymous groups in-person as well as online. These obviously follow the 12 Step guidelines offering you a social community approach to recovery.

    For more information about drug and alcohol rehab in the Isle of Man, please contact Rehab Recovery today at 0800 088 66 86

    Why Private Residential Drug & Alcohol Rehab on the Isle of Man is Effective

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    One of the reasons that rehab treatment is so effective is that you’re provided with a personalised treatment plan. Staff all have access to this and are guided by it in their work with you.

    The goal is for them to understand the underlying and maintaining factors around your addictive behaviours. From this, their work with you is tailored so you get the support you need.

    As well as this, it’s the combination of so many treatments tackling substance use and your particular addiction severity that will bring a space of healing.

    Regardless, there are still several free and NHS-run recovery services and NHS Foundation Trust programmes that operate across the Isle of Man, including:

    1. CAMHS

    Address: CAMHS, Noble’s Hospital, Douglas, IM4 4RJ

    Telephone: 01624 642 875


    2. Motiv8

    Address: 90-92a Woodbourne Road, Douglas, IM2 3AS

    Telephone: 0808 1624 627


    3. Reayrt Noa –  Isle of Man Drug and Alcohol Team

    Address: Reayrt Noa, Noble’s Hospital, Douglas, IM4 4RJ

    Telephone: 01624 617 889


    Change Grow Live, Turning Point and We Are With You can also offer you addiction help in Isle of Man, completely free of charge.

    Whatever help you need from a drug and alcohol rehab in the Isle of Man, allow our experts to help you by calling us today on 0800 088 66 86

    A Supported Approach to Quitting at a Drug & Alcohol Rehab in the Isle of Man

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    One of the most poignant aspects of severe addiction is the fact that it is an incredibly lonely experience for people.

    Even for those who have people around them who use substances, the experience of addiction is isolating.

    It’s a space where people often find themselves disconnecting. This might be from their own emotional responses, from family and friends, or from things that were once important.

    Addiction becomes a space where the main priority is the substance, even with all the best intentions in the world and the ability to self-reflect.

    At a residential rehab on the Isle of Man, inpatients connect to others in the same position, to staff, and to themselves. This connection is where learning, healing and growth are facilitated. This is how recovery can take place.

    For more information about drug and alcohol rehab in the Isle of Man, please contact Rehab Recovery today at 0800 088 66 86

    How Do I Choose the Best Drug Rehab Approach & Addiction Treatments?

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    There are many addiction treatment providers, approaches, and treatments on and near the Isle of Man. Those suited to casual drug users who might use in a more relaxed way as well as those suited to people who have severe addictions.

    The recovery process is an incredibly individual experience. It’s important to find a clinic that will suit you. You’ll want a rehab that specialises in the care you need as well as want.

    Some people prefer psychological approaches over holistic-heavy clinics, other people might need a physical detox above anything else.

    A call with the Rehab Recovery team will guide you through your options on the Isle of Man as well as those nearby in England, Wales and Ireland.

    Get the right help from a drug and alcohol rehab in the Isle of Man by contacting our team on 0800 088 66 86

    How Rehab for Drug & Alcohol Addiction Helps You Recover

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    When you enter rehab on or near the Isle of Man, a member of staff will lead you through an accurate assessment of your needs. They’ll ask questions linked to how you use substances, how much, and what happens when you do, as well as the impact on your life.

    There will be questions about how you’ve managed cravings and relapses in the past and how ready you feel to quit.

    The addiction treatment specialists will create the treatment plan that is suited to you. This is instrumental in your healing.

    As well as this, your time at rehab will help you to understand factors that have contributed to the addiction (i.e. having a parent with substance addiction or having self-destructive behaviours) so you can develop self-compassion and new behaviours.

    Finally, treatments give you practical skills to tackle thoughts and behaviours with.

    Addictions Treated at Rehab on the Isle of Man

    There are a range of addictions treated at rehab on the Isle of Man.

    This includes addictions linked to substances as well as process and behavioural addictions.

    Alcohol Rehab

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    The widespread belief that drinking alcohol is a fantastic way to have fun and meet new people might cause individuals to overlook alcohol’s harmful consequences.

    Alcohol addiction isn’t glamorous or enjoyable, and can take a toll on every aspect of your life.

    Wernicke encephalopathy, which has similar symptoms to dementia, is almost often brought on by binge drinking large amounts of alcohol.

    Alcoholic hepatitis is another health risk you could develop. This is a kind of hepatitis brought on by long-term, heavy alcohol use. In the UK, the illness is widespread, and many individuals are unaware they have it. This is due to the fact that, while it occasionally results in abrupt jaundice and liver failure in certain people, it normally has no symptoms.

    The Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test, and CAGE questionnaire are diagnostic assessments that can measure whether you have an alcohol addiction, and whether it’s mild, moderate or severe.

    If you are drinking heavily, it can be dangerous to quit with no medical support.

    A medical professional will need to prescribe an alcohol detox along with medications like Chlordiazepoxide, (Librium). This will help with the symptoms of alcohol withdrawal, and ensure your brain and body are safe as you withdraw.

    This will avoid the risk of dangerous symptoms of withdrawal, like seizures, Delirium Tremens, and alcohol withdrawal syndrome.

    AlateenThe National Association for Children of Alcoholics, and Al-Anon can support teenagers adults, and their families who are affected by alcohol.

    The Physical & Psychological Addiction Treatments on Offer at Rehab in the Isle of Man


    Going into a bit more detail as to the treatments offered at rehab often puts peoples’ minds at rest as to what’s coming up.

    Quality standards set by the The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence help to make talking therapies and all other treatments offered by healthcare providers are of the highest standard.

    Below is a list of the sorts of therapies and treatments that will be on your care plan:

    • Motivational interviewing is where you’ll talk about the pros and cons of the substance you take as well as what it means to you to think about quitting. This is a space where you’re encouraged to say all the things you might feel you have to keep in. Doing so brings a healthier space to develop.
    • Cognitive behavioral therapy and/or dialectical behaviour therapy. The cognitive is where a therapist will guide you to understand how thoughts and thought patterns change your behaviours and how to alter both. Dialectical behavioural therapy is for people who struggle to manage their emotions which is important to approach during recovery.
    • Counselling is offered to bring about deep self-awareness as well as nurture a space of self-compassion. During these sessions, you’ll start to understand the resources you have to heal yourself and how to direct your future.
    • Holistic therapies provide relaxed spaces and activities to learn and connect to the body physically and emotionally. You might try yoga, mindfulness, art therapy, reiki, ear acupuncture, drama therapy and equine therapy.
    • Lots of families begin family therapy whether in-person or through online sessions. This is especially useful when relationships have broken down as a result of the behaviours linked to drug and alcohol use.
    • 12 Step therapy is a spiritual therapy which believes in a higher power.
    • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy works by focusing on accepting life as it comes with the help of mindfulness.
    • Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy is a practical approach that overcomes illogical ideas and replaces them with realistic ways to manage feelings, thoughts, and behaviours.
    • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing involves using side-to-side eye movements along with talk therapy in a structured format.
    • Family Therapy helps couples, children, and extended family members learn to communicate better and work through problems.
    • Group Therapy & group psychotherapy happens in a group setting, so you and others can benefit from each other’s mutual support.
    • Brief interventions identify current and potential future problems with substance use, and motivate people to make changes.
    • Codependency therapy seeks to develop an understanding of why codependent relationships and behaviours happen, and prevent them in the future.
    • Motivational Enhancement Therapy & motivational therapy focuses on why change is necessary to give people stronger resolve.

    Experience any and all of these treatments at a first-rate drug and alcohol rehab in the Isle of Man by contacting us on 0800 088 66 86

    Mental Health Treatment & Addiction | Dual Diagnosis


    If you or the person you love has an addiction as well as a mental health condition, you might be wondering whether rehab is suitable.

    Many people find that mental health issues are difficult to treat within NHS services when they admit they have substance misuse problems. The difference with a private clinic on the Isle of Man is that both conditions can be tackled and addressed.

    Addiction can be caused by an underlying mental health disorder. This could be bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, depressioneating disorders, anxiety, depression, anxietybipolar condition, borderline personality disorder,  obsessive compulsive disorder, or post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

    Staff acknowledge that the two conditions often come hand in hand, exacerbate each other, and actually receiving treatments that can heal both is critical. For instance, cognitive behavioural therapy is proven to be effective at treating both depression and alcoholism.

    This is one of the reasons it’s so popular in treatment clinics.

    With the help of a professional psychiatrist, a psychiatric assessment can offer you the diagnosis you need.

    Psychiatric treatment can address the root cause of your addiction and why you turned to this behaviour or substance to begin with.,

    Once you have addressed and healed this part of you, you’ll find it easier to give up your vice and stay sober.

    Rehabs offer medically-assisted detox and specialised therapeutic treatments to effectively address dual diagnosis.

    You can also get free mental health support from organisations like Mind UK, Young Minds, Rethink Mental Illness, Samaritans and Papyrus.

    For more information about drug and alcohol rehab in the Isle of Man, please contact Rehab Recovery today at 0800 088 66 86

    What is a Drug & Alcohol Detox?

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    If you suffer from drug or alcohol abuse problems then you’ll experience drug and/or alcohol withdrawal symptoms. These, as you’ll know, can be incredibly unpleasant and distressing.

    Symptoms might include:

    • Anxiety and feeling overwhelmed
    • Low mood and motivation
    • Headaches
    • Chills or hot flushes
    • A runny nose
    • Stomach cramps
    • Sickness and diarrhoea
    • Deep pain in the body (especially for heroin use)
    • Seizures (linked to alcohol dependency)

    At rehab, a detox period lasts around ten days. It starts as soon as you enter the clinic. A doctor will assess you and ensure you’re safe.

    If you have developed a dependency (experiencing physical withdrawal symptoms), then you’ll be prescribed medication to get you through the withdrawal stage comfortably.

    During heroin detox for instance, you’ll be weaned off the chemical presence of opiates onto medication such as buprenorphine and Methadone, in order to withdraw safely.

    A Day at Drug Rehab In or Near the Isle of Man

    A day at rehab consists of taking part in activities and different forms of therapy that are on your care plan. You follow a timetable which will outline when the day starts and ends including breaks and lunch and your evening meal.

    There will be regular group sessions as well as individual sessions that will last throughout the day. You might have breakfast at eight-thirty, a 12 Step group an hour later, followed by a yoga session before a lunch break.

    After this, you might have cognitive behavioural therapy followed by a break and then a group art session. After this, you’d probably have dinner followed by some social time with other residents before bed.

    For more information about drug and alcohol rehab in the Isle of Man, please contact Rehab Recovery today at 0800 088 66 86

    Aftercare Support for Alumni Residents

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    When you go to a private clinic on the Isle of Man and receive treatment as a resident, you follow an intensive plan that is designed to get you through the difficult early stage of withdrawal as well as to help you to manage cravings and to develop new skills that need practising each day during your stay.

    On leaving rehab, you get aftercare support. The main goal of this is relapse prevention and maintaining social connections with other residents where that’s helpful and parties are consenting.

    Aftercare might include some counselling, being part of an online group, and support around keeping focused on your relapse prevention plan.

    The Costs of Rehab in the Isle of Man


    Private addiction treatment obviously costs money. This covers the following:

    • An expert and dedicated team who understand how to support you and treat your needs
    • Medications that might be required
    • Accommodation and food
    • The wide range of psychological and holistic therapies (both staff time and resources)

    There are both budget and luxury options when it comes to clinics throughout the UK. Rehab Recovery staff can talk to you about this and see what suits your finances. Clinics can charge anywhere from £1,000 to £10,000 a week.

    For more information about drug and alcohol rehab in the Isle of Man, please contact Rehab Recovery today at 0800 088 66 86.

    NHS-funded Placements at Private Alcohol Rehab Clinics

    Some people access residential addiction treatment through NHS funding. This funding is available to people who are from a low-income background, who are regularly participating in NHS drug and alcohol services on the Isle of Man, and who are fully committed to recovery.

    With the help of an NHS substance misuse worker, you can apply to the local council for funding to go to a private clinic. It’s important to know that if you’re interested in this option, there is usually a two to three-month waitlist.

    Residential Rehab Clinics for People from the Isle of Man

    To get into a residential clinic if you’re on the Isle of Man, you’ll want to find out where the nearest ones are to you, but it’s also worth finding out about clinics a bit further afield.

    Being open means you have more chance to recover because being open to going further away might mean entering a clinic you like more or which suits your needs more.

    The rehab admissions process begins with research, comparing clinics, contacting them, and asking questions. The Rehab Recovery team can handle this for you if you wish. We work with clinics throughout the UK and specialise in matching people to the clinic most appropriate for their needs.

    We can support you in entering rehab and in organising the necessary arrangements to physically get you there and back.

    Get Help Today

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    If you’re ready to enter drug or alcohol rehabilitation, then it’s important to find out about your addiction treatment options. The easiest way to do this is through a chat with one of our friendly members of staff.

    Our team are passionate about supporting people to access recovery. They have a wealth of experience, some being in recovery themselves. No question or comment is off-limits.

    If you want help breaking the whole process down, guidelines on where to go, or support to get into a clinic, then contact us today.

    You can drop us a message in the Live Chat box or give us a call at 0800 088 66 86.

    Every rehab we work with is vetted by the Care Quality Commission.

    Get help for addiction across the Isle of Man, including in Castletown, Douglas, Peel, Ramsey, Laxey, Onchan, Port St Mary and Port Erin, as well as nearby in Northern Ireland, North Wales, Merseyside, Greater Manchester and many more.

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