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Drug and Alcohol Rehab Middlesbrough

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

    Drug and Alcohol Rehab Middlesbrough

    There are different solutions available for dealing with addiction problems, but one of the most effective is entering rehab.

    This type of residential program means that the individual gets to stay in a therapeutic environment where they can be fully focused on ending their substance abuse problems.

    They will also be surrounded by the resources and help they need in order to break away from addiction.

    It is often claimed that the real purpose of this type of facility is to give the individual a strong base on which they can then go on to build the rest of their life.

    The most important things that happen to a person in this type of facility will include:

    • The individual becomes empowered to take charge of their own life. This means that they will not only be better able to deal with their addiction problems, but they will also have the power to take their life in a positive direction
    • Most people who fall into addiction begin this behaviour at a young age. This means that they miss out on normal development, and they fail to acquire the coping strategies associated with mature adulthood. The lack of these coping mechanisms means that the individual can struggle when they become sober, and this inability to cope can drive them to relapse or adopt new maladaptive behaviours. One of the most important parts of staying in rehab is developing new effective ways of coping so that the individual no longer requires alcohol or drugs. The individual will also get to test these new tools in a controlled environment
    • The individual will have access to the professionals and resources they need in order to begin building a successful recovery – all that they need for building strong sobriety will be available under the same roof
    • The person will have the chance to dig down to the root causes of their addiction. This means that they will be able to get the motivations that drove them into addiction in the first place. By beginning to deal with these issues the individual will be reducing their risk of later relapse or of turning to other maladaptive behaviours

    NHS digitals’ 2020 statistics on drug misuse in England estimated that there were around 7,027 hospital admissions for drug-related mental and behavioural disorders.

    Admissions were also 5 times more likely in deprived areas.

    Even worse than that, there were 16,994 hospital admissions for poisoning by drug misuse.

    Moving over to alcohol, there were 8,974 deaths with alcohol-specific causes registered in the UK in 2020.

    Worryingly, this was a big spike of  18.6 from 2019.

    Some form of professionally supported drug and alcohol rehab Middlesbrough is the best way to recover from any addiction, as we’re going to detail below.

    All you need to do is reach out for help, and Rehab Recovery will be there for you.

    The former statistics are available here, while the latter is available here.

    Contact Rehab Recovery today on 0800 088 6686 and finally put drug and alcohol abuse behind you.

    The disease model of addiction


    As we briefly touched on earlier, too many people suffering from addiction don’t reach out, for various reasons.

    One of the biggest ones, besides fear of the unknown and denial that you have a problem in the first place, is shame and fear of judgment.

    But, if you’re feeling this way, please be reassured that your addiction isn’t your fault at all.

    It’s a disease and deserves treatment like any other disease.

    At Rehab Recovery, we also strive to provide a judgment-free space, where you can recover in a way that suits your needs.

    Dual diagnosis during drug and alcohol rehab Middlesbrough


    Addiction doesn’t happen in a bubble. It’s almost always a symptom of underlying mental health problems, such as bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, depression and anxiety.

    Drug and alcohol rehab Middlesbrough, or anywhere else, aims to combat this with evidence-based treatment.

    This might range from cognitive behavioural therapy to equine therapy, depending on the specifics of your circumstances.

    It’s always very important to acknowledge any underlying factors at play, tailoring every treatment plan to the person’s specific needs.

    Contact Rehab Recovery today on 0800 088 6686 and finally put drug and alcohol abuse behind you.

    The importance of abstinence during drug and alcohol rehab Middlesbrough


    Rehabs focus on abstinence rather than moderation management, and for good reason.

    Simply trying to manage your intake is simply too risky – if you carry on using drugs or drinking, you’ll always be at huge risk of spiralling again.

    Additionally, if you’re in an environment that’s been driving your addiction, continuing use might also mean staying in that environment.

    Again, that can be a huge trigger for relapse.

    Finally, if you’ve developed any health conditions from heavy drinking or drug use, continuing to drink or use drugs even in moderation could be physically dangerous to you.

    The best thing you can do is fully stay away from drugs and alcohol after your treatment.

    The benefits of residential drug and alcohol rehab in Middlesbrough


    Residential rehab isn’t for everyone, but it does have many benefits. This is especially true for more severe addictions.

    First of all, getting away from any situations that might have been driving your addiction could be a huge help to your recovery.

    Residential rehab will give you a chance to get away and go to a space centred on healing.

    Taking time away could help you to view said situations more objectively, giving you a new perspective once treatment is over.

    Even if that doesn’t apply to you and you’re perfectly happy at home, getting time away to “reset” could also be highly beneficial.

    You’ll also have constant access to care and support, something often needed in more severe cases especially.

    A full team will always be at your disposal.

    Being in a space of constant healing and essentially being surrounded by treatment will also keep you away from temptation, meaning you’re more likely to stay fully clean/sober.

    Contact Rehab Recovery today on 0800 088 6686 and finally put drug and alcohol abuse behind you.

    Private Rehab vs. Council founded rehab treatment


    Residential” and “outpatient” aren’t the only two categories laid out in the initial planning stages.

    One of the other major choices to be made is private vs council founded treatment.

    On one hand, council founded treatment is completely available to all, so in that way, it’s more accessible.

    In addition, it’ll be based in the local area of the person being treated, which can be a lot more convenient than a far-away residential place.

    On the other hand, council founded rehab often has long waiting lists, especially in comparison to private rehab.

    This makes private rehab much easier to instantly access, which is especially important in more severe cases.

    Private rehab is also often more specialised, with greater access to one to one treatment.

    Like every other decision in this process, you should weigh up both options and decide which one might be best for you.

    Residential rehab also might not be for you if you don’t fit the following criteria:

    • Those drinking 25+ units of alcohol a day with co-occurring mental health issues
    • Those with suicidal thoughts
    • Those who have failed to remain sober after multiple attempts at-home recovery (i.e outpatient treatment and/or home detoxes)
    • Those with significant mental health problems, which would be made worse by drug and alcohol use, who would struggle to do an at-home detox
    • Those who suffer from severe withdrawal symptoms, such as delirium tremens and alcoholic seizures
    • Those with Wernicke’s Encephalopathy
    • Those who have committed acts of violence against loved ones when intoxicated

    Furthermore, the DSM-IV-TR has a diagnostic criterion for substance dependence, which is used to decide how severe a case is. If it doesn’t apply to you, you might not require private residential rehab.

    Points 1 to 7 are:

    1. Hazardous use – Is your drug or alcohol use reaching a point where it’s hazardous to you, physically or in your personal or professional life?
    2. Social or interpersonal problems relating to use – Are you experiencing
    3. Neglected major roles to use – Are you neglecting major parts of your life for the sake of drugs or alcohol?
    4. Withdrawal – Do you experience withdrawal symptoms if you attempt to quit? How severe are those symptoms?
    5. Tolerance – Has your tolerance built up over time?
    6. Used larger amounts for longer – In line with that, do you find that you need to use larger amounts for longer to get the same effect? This can be a sign of increased tolerance, which can then lead to dependence
    7. Repeated attempts to control use or quit – If you continually find that you can’t quit, professional support could be your answer

    Contact Rehab Recovery today on 0800 088 6686 and finally put drug and alcohol abuse behind you.

    The alternatives to going to rehab


    Below we’ve listed a few common alternatives to attending private residential rehab.

    Al-Anon Family Group meetings

    Beyond the effects on the person suffering from it, addiction can also have a devasting impact on families.

    AI-Anon family group meetings allow the loved ones of sufferers to talk about their feelings and experiences in a confidential space.

    Much like narcotics anonymous and alcoholics anonymous, which we have more detail on below, you can get out everything you’re feeling while also forming permanent bonds with people who truly understand.

    Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous

    AA and NA also help many people on the path to recovery, as they provide a space for everyone suffering from addiction to share their story.

    SMART Recovery

    SMART stands for Self-Management and Recovery Training.

    SMART recovery in particular puts your recovery on your shoulders, teaching you to be self-sufficient.

    More specifically, it teaches you to cope with your own urges, manage your own thoughts, feelings and behaviour, build and maintain your own motivation, and handle your own recovery overall.

    Home detox

    Detoxing is nearly always a vital part of recovery.

    If the withdrawal symptoms that detoxes are designed to prevent aren’t too severe in your case, you might be recommended for an at-home detox.

    You’ll still have all the full support and medication of a regular detox, but in a space, you feel more comfortable.

    On a similar note, outpatient treatment could also really help you in this context.

    The admissions process for drug and alcohol rehab Middlesbrough (ASAM and AUDITS)


    The DSM-IV-TR isn’t the only source for diagnostic criteria.

    For example, as its name would suggest the ASAM criteria was developed by the American Society of Addiction Medicine.

    It uses the following 6 criteria to measure the severity of addiction:

    1. Acute intoxication and/or withdrawal potential
    2. Biomedical conditions and complications
    3. Emotional, Behavioural, or Cognitive conditions or complications
    4. Readiness to change
    5. Relapse, continued use or continued problem potential
    6. Recovery environment

    The DSM-5 also provides us with three levels of severity to measure levels of addiction.

    0.5 is considered “at-risk”, 1 is “mild” 2 is “moderate” and 3 is “severe”

    Now let’s finish off by looking at AUDITs, which stands for Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test.

    It’s divided into 3 sections, each focusing on a different aspect. It has 10 questions overall, with each answer linking to a certain number of points.

    Overall, a score above 8 is a cause for concern, while 13 or above indicates dependency.

    Questions 1 to 3 focus specifically on intake, asking:

    1. How often do you have a drink containing alcohol?
    2. How many units of alcohol do you drink on a typical day when you’re drinking?
    3. How often have you had 6 or more units if female, 8 or more if male, on a single occasion in the last year?

    Questions 4 to 6 then cover dependency:

    1. How often during the last year have you found that you were not able to stop drinking once you had started?
    2. How often during the last year have you failed to do what was normally expected of you because of your drinking?
    3. How often during the last year have you needed an alcoholic drink in the morning to get yourself going after a heavy drinking session?

    The final set of questions then looks at consequences, asking:

    1. How often during the last year have you had a feeling of guilt or remorse after drinking?
    2. How often during the last year have you been unable to remember what happened the night before because you had been drinking?
    3. Have you or somebody else been injured as a result of your drinking?

    Contact Rehab Recovery today on 0800 088 6686 and finally put drug and alcohol abuse behind you.

    When is professional Intervention needed?


    The official definition of intervention is “an occasion on which a person with an addiction or other behavioural problem is confronted by a group of friends or family members in an attempt to persuade them to address the issue.”

    Interventions are led by a professional interventionalist and are designed to help someone see that they have a problem, while encouraging them to seek help.

    In a traditional intervention, the loved ones of the person affected will gather to read out letters, detailing how the addiction has affected them, as well as how they’d like things to change moving forward.

    Intervention is effective because of the outside perspective it brings – it also allows the person to see the damage their addiction is causing to people in their life.

    Then there’s also the CRAFT approach.

    CRAFT stands for Community Reinforcement and Family Training.

    It essentially teaches families to communicate effectively, so they can support the person in recovery moving forward.

    It also teaches them to positively reinforce the person, while discouraging unhealthy behaviours.

    Whichever approach or technique you go for, intervention could finally be a motivator for someone you care about with an addiction to get help.

    More information on interventions is available here.

    How much does drug and alcohol rehab in Middlesbrough cost?


    The cost of any treatment you’re looking at should be an important part of your research.

    Costs can vary quite a bit from treatment to treatment and from place to place.

    You need to check that everything you’re looking at is affordable to you, before most other details.

    A 10-day detox with a single occupancy room will usually come from about £3,000 to £6,000.

    If you choose multiple occupancies (which decreases cost across the board in general), the price then goes down from £2,000 to £4,000.

    The cost of drug and alcohol rehab Middlesbrough may also change depending on how long you stay there.

    For example, a 28-day stay is typical £8,000 to £12,000 for single occupancy and £6,600 for multiple occupancies.

    On the other hand, your situation might not require residential treatment at all.

    If an at-home detox turns out to be right for you, that will cost about £1,500.

    Contact Rehab Recovery today on 0800 088 6686 and finally put drug and alcohol abuse behind you.

    Tips for choosing the right drug and alcohol rehab Middlesbrough


    When looking into drug and alcohol rehab in Middlesbrough, it’s very important to do all of the research you can.

    There are so many options available and you’ll get better treatment if you’re aware of everything that could potentially be available to you.

    Look up every rehab or treatment space in your local area (or that’s far away if that’s what you would prefer.)

    Compare and contrast, create pro and con lists.

    Look at all of them next to each other and then base your decision on what you find.

    Specifically, you should look at the following factors when researching drug and alcohol rehab Middlesbrough:

    • Cost
    • Location
    • Treatments on offer
    • Success rate/track record
    • Reviews

    Those last two are particularly important – try to find out information about the places you’re looking at from objective outside sources.

    What is a detox, and do I need one?/The three stages of recovery


    Drug and/or alcohol recovery happens in 3 stages: detoxification, rehabilitation and aftercare.

    In the detox stage, your intake of drugs and/or alcohol will slowly be reduced to try and avoid severe withdrawal symptoms.

    You’ll also be given medication to help curb these, although the specific type can change depending on your exact addiction.

    If you have a physical addiction, then a physical detox like this will be required.

    But with a psychological detox, you won’t be at risk of dangerous/life-threatening withdrawal symptoms.

    An alcohol detox specifically will usually take place over a 10 day period, where you’ll be prescribed Lithium.

    This will help to reduce the risk of withdrawal seizures – then, we recommend a further 3 weeks in rehab to tackle the emotional causes of your addiction with the help of various therapies.

    Aftercare is the third and final transitional stage, where you continue to recover while also adjusting to your new clean/sober life.

    If you’ve been at residential rehab, this might involve beginning localised treatment.

    Relapse prevention planning is also very important at this stage.

    We’ll work to identify all of your potential triggers and will teach you how to process and deal with them.

    We’ll also go over any lifestyle changes you may need to make moving forward, either professionally or personally.

    Contact Rehab Recovery today on 0800 088 6686 and finally put drug and alcohol abuse behind you.

    How long does rehab last?


    This can of course change from case to case, but generally, we’d recommend a minimum of 7 days for alcohol detox, followed by a further 28 days to focus on your psychological recovery.

    This could be influenced by your previous experience of treatment, how well this specific treatment goes, or how severe your addiction is.

    As noted previously, if you have a psychological rather than a physical addiction, you won’t require the same physical detox.

    This is because alcohol, benzos, opioids and more affect your body, meaning your body reacts strongly when it’s taken away.

    On the other hand, drugs that affect your mind like cannabis, amphetamines and cocaine cause psychological withdrawal symptoms, which won’t endanger your physical health.

    So, the time you spend recovering might change depending on that factor too.

    Rehab for Cocaine in Middlesbrough


    As cocaine is a psychologically addictive drug, it won’t require a physical detox.

    But that doesn’t mean it isn’t dangerous, or that it doesn’t come with psychological withdrawal symptoms.

    Some of the withdrawal symptoms for cocaine include restlessness, difficulty concentrating, slowed thinking, suicidal thoughts, depression and anxiety.

    Even if they don’t cause physical danger, these can still severely affect you and need to be monitored.

    It’s also incredibly easy to become addicted to cocaine, as it’s known for causing a high followed by a crash, as it suddenly increases the dopamine levels in your brain.

    Dopamine is the chemical that gives you a sense of happiness, so it goes without saying that it’s not healthy for it to spike and crash like that.

    If you would like to learn more about cocaine rehab specifically, more information is available here.

    Drug and Alcohol Rehab for Heroin in Middlesbrough


    Heroin is an opioid drug that binds to various receptors in your brain, particularly ones that control pleasure, pain, sleeping, heart rate and breathing.

    It’s also highly physically addictive, producing withdrawal symptoms such as vomiting, agitation, tremors, fatigue, depression, hypertension, impaired respiration, a runny nose and sweats.

    Like all withdrawal symptoms, these can vary based on how severe your addiction is.

    These symptoms usually start 6 to 12 hours after your last dose, peak at 1 to 3 days and subside after a week.

    They also mean that anyone recovering from heroin addiction will need to undergo a physical detox, where their intake will slowly be reduced and replaced with medication after a set period of time.

    Then we’ll move on to mental health treatments, which may be different depending on your specific circumstances, and will unpack the psychological roots of your addiction.

    Contact Rehab Recovery today on 0800 088 6686 and finally put drug and alcohol abuse behind you.

    Drug and alcohol rehab for Cannabis in Middlesbrough


    Many people don’t consider cannabis to be dangerous in comparison to other drugs.

    But it’s still perfectly possible to become addicted to it.

    In fact, some statistics from America’s National Institute on Drug Abuse have estimated that around 30% of cannabis users have some kind of problem.

    Chronic users can develop a mental dependency, making it a psychologically rather than a physically addictive drug.

    As a result, cannabis rehab doesn’t include detox and will primarily focus on your mental health, via various kinds of therapy and counselling.

    If your cannabis use is interfering with your life like any other drug addiction would, it may be beneficial for you to seek help.

    We have more information on cannabis rehab here.

    Types of therapies on offer via drug and alcohol rehab Middlesbrough


    As we’ve previously mentioned, in addition to aiding your physical recovery, rehabs also treat the psychological causes of your addiction with evidence-based treatments.

    These include:

    • Cognitive behavioural therapy – The negative thinking patterns are known as cognitive distortions can often cause people with addictions to spiral, massively impairing recovery. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy tackles this head-on.  For example, it teaches you how to break down problems that seem massive into smaller, more manageable chunks and looks into practical ways that you can turn a negative mindset around if you feel yourself sinking into it.  Like many others on this list, CBT can also be used for a variety of other mental health issues.
    • Brief interventions – Brief interventions are essentially check-ins with the professional helping you with treatment, so they can monitor your progress.
    • Dialectical behavioural therapy – dialectal behavioural therapy uses the same model as cognitive behavioural therapy. But it puts more of a focus on processing emotions, which is something you’ll need to learn to do to mentally recover effectively.
    • Motivational interviewing – Motivational interviewing encourages you to change through a series of non-judgmental questions.
    • Holistic therapies – Holistic therapies like art and music therapy or equine therapy, focus on healing the whole self, primarily through a variety of enjoyable activities.
    • Group therapy – Growing and recovering with people who have similar experiences to you can be very beneficial for a lot of people. In group therapy, a small group will be treated by one or more therapists.
    • Individual therapy – On the other side of that, many addiction cases have specific underlying factors at play, meaning that personalised treatment is very important.
    • Family therapy – As addiction can often have huge impacts on families, family therapy is also recommended as part of treatment.
    • Co-dependency treatment – Co-dependency is an unhealthy relationship structure where one person’s needs are put over another’s, which can often arise from addiction. There is specific treatment available for this, which may be necessary as part of your overall healing process.
    • Twelve-Step Facilitation Therapy (TSF) – Twelve-Step facilitation therapy uses the 12 steps of alcoholics anonymous to guide your recovery journey. These steps are:
      • Admitting that you have a problem and that you’re powerless over it
      • Accepting a higher power
      • Making a decision to turn your life over to that higher power
      • Taking a moral inventory of yourself
      • Admitting your wrongs to yourself, your higher power and one other person
      • Being ready to receive help from your higher power for your wrongs/character defects
      • Asking your chosen higher power to remove your shortcomings
      • Make a list of people you might have harmed before you started treatment and start to make amends to them
      • Continuing to make amends to those people, wherever possible
      • Continuing to take personal inventory and admit where you’ve been wrong
      • Asking your chosen higher power for help with things you can’t manage yourself
      • Continuing to grow, learn and change, while also carrying what you’ve learned to others

    Contact Rehab Recovery today on 0800 088 6686 and finally put drug and alcohol abuse behind you.

    Relapse prevention plans


    Once you’ve recovered, preventing relapse will be our main goal.

    At this point, there will be several relapse prevention strategies available, including HALT and mind-body meditation.

    HALT stands for Hungry, Angry, Lonely and Tired – it’s named for the feelings that it helps you to identify and process.

    Mind-body meditation is similar to holistic therapies, in that it focuses on healing the whole self.

    The calm feelings that it produces can help you to destress, taking you away from the negative emotions and spirals that could lead to relapse if they’re left unchecked.

    Outside of these strategies, there are also a few more key aspects to relapse prevention planning.

    One of the most important is identifying triggers.

    If we identify any potential triggers from the start and teach you how to work through them, you should then be able to effectively apply that once your initial treatment ends.

    Noting any lifestyle changes, professional or personal, that you might need to make can also be very important.

    If anything in your previous life was driving or triggering your addiction, you might need to consider not returning to it, or at least trying to figure out how to make it less triggering.

    What to Expect in Rehab


    The individual can have all types of misconceptions about rehab, and this is why it can be so important for them to speak to somebody who understands the reality of these facilities.

    These places are usually very comfortable places to stay, and the individual will not be coerced into doing anything that they do not want to do.

    The whole point of this facility is to empower the individual, and not just tell them what to do.

    Contact Rehab Recovery today on 0800 088 6686 and finally put drug and alcohol abuse behind you.

    Causes of Relapse


    There are some common reasons why people relapse after a period in a rehabilitation clinic.

    It can be really helpful for those who are living in Middlesbrough and considering rehab to be aware of these causes of failure because in the majority of cases these are things that are preventable.

    Here are some of the most common reasons for relapse after alcohol and drug addiction centres:

    • In many cases, the individual was not fully committed to their recovery, and this meant that they failed to get the most out of their time in rehab. The ambivalent attitude of the person meant that they held back from building strong sobriety, and this meant that as soon as they returned home they were unable to maintain their recovery
    • There are some individuals who enter these facilities for the wrong reasons. They might not be serious about quitting their addiction, but are just entering rehab to get other people off their back – this could be their employer or their loved ones. This person has no intention of staying sober long term, and they are only waiting for the chance to relapse. They will treat their time in rehab as similar to a prison sentence so they are unlikely to gain much from the experience
    • Another common reason for why people from Middlesbrough fail after spending time in drug or alcohol detox centres is that they develop unrealistic expectations. They have the idea that when they go home everything will be perfect right away. They fail to appreciate that they have only taken the first step in a long journey. Those individuals who have unrealistic expectations are almost certain to end up disappointed, and they can use this as an excuse to relapse
    • Some people will leave rehab with the idea that they have graduated and are now cured. This kind of thinking means that the person is unwilling to do the further work that will be needed to keep them sober long term
    • Another mistake that people make is that they fail to arrange sufficient aftercare or they fail to make use of the aftercare that was arranged while they were in rehab. There is plenty of evidence to show that those people who do engage in aftercare following their time in a drug or alcohol rehabilitation centre are the most likely to succeed in recovery
    • Some people will fail to be honest during their time in rehab, and this means that they will not be able to get the most out of drug counselling sessions and group work. The fact that the individual was unwilling to be honest is a real sign that they are not really serious about becoming sober
    • The individual can leave an inpatient facility and start to spend time again with their drinking or drug-using friends. They can also start to visit bars and places where drugs are sold. The fact that the individual is putting themselves in the way of such temptation is putting their sobriety at risk

    Aftercare to Prevent Relapse


    It is important that the individual has some type of aftercare to help them avoid relapsing once they leave rehab.

    There are a number of options available for this including:

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    Contacting Rehab Recovery

    For more information on detox and rehab options in Middlesbrough, 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 Middlesbrough.

    This includes both private and statutory addiction treatments.

    We also offer our drug and alcohol rehab services in a variety of locations across the UK, including LondonEssexOxfordshireReadingLutonSloughBerkshireBrighton and more!

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