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Drug & Alcohol Rehab Rochdale

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

    Drug & Alcohol Rehab Rochdale

    Rochdale is becoming a popular choice for those who are looking for addiction help.

    The rehabs in this area welcome clients from across the UK and from many other countries across the globe.

    The most common reason for why people choose Rochdale as a rehab destination is that they offer a high standard of care at affordable prices.

    Start your recovery journey today by calling our expert team on 0800 088 66 86

    Addiction Statistics

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    When it comes to understanding addiction, looking at the statistics around drug and alcohol abuse is a great place to start.

    Particularly since the Coronavirus panic, drug use has been on the rise. For example, across the world, an estimated 21% of cocaine users have admitted to abusing the drug more frequently since the coronavirus pandemic began.

    According to the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction, in 2020 a total of 25.2 million people have abused cannabis within the last year in Europe [1].

    This is the most popular drug to abuse, followed by Cocaine which a total of 4.3 million people abused during the last year [1].

    This is followed by MDMA, which approximately 2.7 million people abused within the last year. Lastly, they estimate that 1.3 million people abused heroin within the last year throughout Europe [1].

    According to the ONS (Office for National Statistics), only an estimated 1% of 60-74-year-olds had taken a drug in the last year in the UK [2]. Therefore, it is those between the ages of 16 – 59 years old who are consuming the most drugs.

    Also according to the ONS [2], 3.4% of all adults aged between 16 – 59 years old reported taking a Class A drug, with 7.4% of all 16-24-year-olds admitting to taking a Class A drug in the last year, which is a total of 467,000 people.

    When it comes to alcohol addiction, the UK Health Security Agency believes that an estimated 589,000 people are dependent on alcohol in England alone.

    They also believe that a quarter of these people also suffer from mental health issues and receive medication for issues such as depression, anxiety and bipolar disorder [3].

    Sadly, they also estimate that between 2007 and 2017 there were a total of 5,963 suicides in mental health patients with known alcohol addiction.

    This averages itself out to a total of 542 deaths every year due to alcohol addiction, which is a shocking 10% of all suicides in England alone [3].

    In fact, among those aged 15-49, alcohol is the biggest cause of disability, illness and death in England [4,5].

    In the UK alone, it’s suggested that alcohol abuse is the biggest significant public health issue, costing anywhere between £21 million and £52 billion every year [6].

    These statistics are shocking, and that’s why Rehab Recovery is dedicated and determined to help individuals in the Rochdale area recover and get the help they need.

    The ‘Brain Disease Model of Addiction’

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    For those suffering from drug addiction, the brain disease model of addiction (BDMA) can be very useful.

    Most people are exposed to very unhealthy, stereotypical and stigmatised views of addiction from TV, film and the media. This is why most people view addiction as a moral and personal failing, rather than a disease.

    The brain disease model of addiction highlights that substance addiction is a chronic disease of the brain, and is pioneering new treatments and substance abuse and addiction policy [7].

    The brain disease model of addiction defines addiction as a disease. A disease is defined as an organ disorder [8]. When it comes to addiction, the organ affected is the brain.

    When an individual abuses drugs, the substance’s chemicals change the way the brain functions and is structured.

    Once an individual becomes addicted, their tolerance will increase changing the way the brain is structured even more. This means that the individual loses control and perspective, and will ultimately struggle to stop. This is why addiction is now viewed as a disease of the brain.

    It is extremely important that people start looking at addiction in this helpful way so that they do not blame themselves for their addiction.

    By accepting this as the truth, individuals might feel much more motivated and capable of seeking help and completing a treatment plan.

    Start your recovery journey today by calling our expert team on 0800 088 66 86

    What is a Dual Diagnosis?

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    For those suffering from a mental health issue alongside an addiction in the Rochdale area, you might be suffering from a dual diagnosis.

    These mental health issues could include things like anxiety, depression, paranoia and schizophrenia. However, if you suffer from any mental health issue alongside an addiction then it can make recovery extremely difficult and challenging.

    It is no secret that dealing with any addiction makes managing day to day life extremely difficult, from managing work, your finances and other responsibilities.

    Suffering from a mental health issue alongside this addiction makes things a lot harder.

    For lots of sufferers, it’s often hard to determine if their mental health issue led to the addiction, or the addiction led to the mental health issue.

    According to the Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation, the purpose of dual diagnosis treatment is [9]:

    • To provide advice and guidance to staff in rehab centres to support their work
    • To deliver core skills and advanced training to staff within rehab centres to ensure that they are competent in dealing with mental health issues
    • To promote effective consistency between rehab centres and mental health centres

    By attending a rehab centre for a dual diagnosis, individuals will be able to get help for their addiction through a detox, and then receive one to one therapy for their specific mental health issues.

    This therapy includes things like cognitive behavioural therapy, motivational interviewing, group therapy and private therapy. Read below to find a list of therapy types often provided by UK rehab centres.

    Abstinence VS Moderation Management

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    It is vital for those entering a rehab centre for a drug or alcohol addiction in the Rochdale area to understand that they will be aiming for complete abstinence from the addictive substance, not just moderation management.

    However, for lots of people suffering from an addiction to alcohol or drugs, the idea of achieving complete abstinence can feel very much out of reach.

    Nevertheless, it doesn’t matter if you are suffering from a mild, moderate or severe addiction, as any addiction is treatable and abstinence is achievable with a lot of hard work and determination.

    It is crucial that you aim for more than just moderation management. Moderation management is simply the act of cutting back and restricting your consumption of the addictive substance. You might opt to consume less frequently or a lesser amount.

    However, this is not a sustainable way to live your life.

    If you want to recover long term, then you need to be aiming for complete abstinence. You will therefore need to detox and completely withdraw from the addictive substance, under the careful supervision of healthcare professionals.

    The reality and truth are that you are a lot more likely to relapse if you simply reduce and moderate how much of the addictive substance you consume, as opposed to withdrawing from the substance completely.

    Whilst at the rehab centre, a lot of time will be spent forming a relapse prevention plan so that this does not happen.

    Your rehab relapse prevention plan will make sure that you are able to stay sober and on track even after you leave rehab, ensuring that you do not relapse or simply fall into moderation management.

    By aiming for complete abstinence, you are much more likely to recover for good.

    Put quite simply, the simplest, safest and fastest way to recover from an addiction to drugs or alcohol is to become completely abstinent.

    Start your recovery journey today by calling our expert team on 0800 088 66 86

    The Benefits of Residential Rehab Rochdale

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    If you’re considering a drug or alcohol rehab plan in the Rochdale area, then you should be well aware of the benefits of attending rehab.

    However, if you are still unsure, then you might find the following listed benefits helpful. These benefits include the following.

    Whilst first discussing your admission to rehab, you will be offered the opportunity to discuss your addiction with professionals. This is in order to ensure that you are offered the very best treatment for your needs and to ensure that you are placed in the best rehab centre for you.

    This is often the very first-time individuals have spoken to professionals about their addiction and can be invaluable and highly insightful.

    Whilst at rehab, you will then be offered the chance to undergo a detox. This will very much depend on what kind of substance you are addicted to. However, for many drugs, it is an absolute must.

    Although detoxing is by far the most challenging part of many people’s recovery, it is also the most effective.

    As detoxing from an addictive substance can prevent health issues, it is very important that individuals complete their detox in a safe, professional environment.

    At rehab, you will receive professional, around the clock care and support during your detox, and will also be offered medication to support your withdrawal.

    Once this detox is complete, you will then spend a lot of your remaining time at rehab in treatment for your psychological addiction. This will involve a range of therapy with psychotherapists and counsellors.

    At rehab, you are offered a wide range of treatment options unavailable outside of rehabs such as holistic therapy, motivational interviewing and cognitive behavioural therapy.

    By giving yourself the opportunity to receive this kind of treatment in rehab, you are also providing yourself with a support system of people who understand what you are going through.

    Many people make lifelong friends at rehab, as they are able to help and support each other in a way that not many other people can.

    Whilst you are undergoing all this treatment, it’s important to highlight the benefit of being removed from your day to day life and triggers at home.

    By attending residential rehab, you will be removed from the stress of day to day life and any unhealthy relationships that might be triggering your addiction.

    Private Rehab vs. Council funded rehab treatment

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    Thankfully, in the UK individuals who are suffering from an addiction to drugs or alcohol are able to receive funded rehab treatment.

    Whilst others might opt for private rehab, those who are suitable might be able to receive council-funded rehab.

    Despite common belief, there is actually no such thing as an entirely NHS funded rehab centre. However, there are NHS funded beds and spaces available in private rehab centres that individuals can gain access to.

    When it comes to private VS council-funded rehab, there are lots of things you need to consider, such as the pros and cons of both.

    Some of these pros and cons are listed below.

    Pros of Attending Private Rehab

    • You won’t have to endure the long waiting lists that often come with council-funded or NHS funded rehab
    • You will also speak to top of the range doctors and specialists who will create your very own personalised treatment plan
    • You will spend a lot of your rehab creating a relapse prevention plan so that you are able to stay sober when you leave rehab
    • You will also receive a medical detox when you first enter rehab
    • You will be cared for around the clock by professionals

    Cons of Attending Private Rehab

    • It can be very expensive
    • There are lots of options, each with its own pros and cons which might overwhelm some people

    Pros of Attending Council Funded Rehab

    • It’s free
    • It’s confidential, just as private rehab is

    Cons of Council Funded Rehab

    • You will have to endure a long waiting list that means you could end up waiting up to weeks or even months before receiving your treatment
    • Not everyone qualifies for council-funded rehab
    • Those who struggle with a dual diagnosis might need to receive treatment for their mental health issues separately
    • There’s a chance you might not get as much one to one time with a counsellor or psychologist

    If you’re considering attending a rehab centre in the Rochdale area, but aren’t sure if you want to opt for private or council-funded rehab, then speak to a member of our team at Rehab Recovery for more advice and help.

    Start your recovery journey today by calling our expert team on 0800 088 66 86

    Why Residential rehab IS NOT for everyone

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    Although there are lots of positives to attending residential rehab, it’s important to understand that residential rehab might not be suitable for everyone.

    Residential rehab is a big commitment and takes a lot of determination and motivation. Therefore, you need to hit certain criteria in order to attend residential rehab.

    Otherwise, you might be deemed suited to a home detox or non-residential rehab.

    When you first enquire about residential rehab, you will be asked a series of questions that will be used to assess whether or not you are suitable to attend residential rehab.

    These diagnostic criteria include but are not limited to:

    • If you have ever suffered from confusion or ataxia (Wernicke’s Encephalopathy)
    • If you have ever suffered from seizures or delirium tremens
    • If you have tried but failed to recover in the past
    • If you have tried but failed to do a home detox in the past
    • If you have ever been violent whilst on a drug or addictive substance
    • If you have ever had suicidal thoughts
    • If you suffer from a dual diagnosis
    • If you drink more than 25 units of alcohol a day

    If you answer yes to some of the above criteria, then you might be deemed high risk.

    You will also be assessed according to the DSM-IV-TR diagnostic criteria to see if you are suitable for residential rehab.

    This criterion includes:

    • If you’re still using and abusing the addictive substance even though you are well aware of the harm it is doing to your physical and mental health
    • If you continue to lie, steal and cheat in order to get your hands on the drug
    • If you have tried but failed to recover previously
    • If you have an increased tolerance to the addictive substance
    • If you stop seeing your friends and family due to the addictive substance
    • If you stop attending hobbies and activities due to the addictive substance
    • If you start to abuse the drug just because you want to try to avoid any withdrawal symptoms

    The Alternatives to Going to Rehab

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    If you don’t meet the criteria to attend residential rehab, then there are lots of different options available.

    Depending on your addiction, how long you’ve been addicted and your home environment, you might be suitable for the following alternatives to rehab.

    Al-Anon Family Group Meetings

    If residential rehab doesn’t suit you, or if you don’t qualify, then you need to consider other options such as Al-Anon family group meetings.

    They are a great way to sit down with your family and tackle any certain issues that might exist at home, such as triggers.

    SMART Meetings

    If you are a bit wary about attending family group meetings, then you might want to consider SMART meetings.

    SMART meetings involve attending self-help groups. These are based all around the UK and consist of 90-minute group meetings with a professional leading the meeting.

    At these meetings, you can talk openly about your addiction and triggers, surrounded by a group of individuals all going through the same as you.

    AA or Narcotics Anonymous

    If SMART meetings don’t suit your needs, then you should consider other self-help groups that are also based in most towns and cities in the UK.

    The AA and Narcotics Anonymous are self-help groups that both follow the 12 steps.

    Again, you will be surrounded by like-minded individuals and will be given the chance to discuss openly your addiction, recovery plan and needs.

    Home Detox

    If you do not want to attend a self-help group, then you could always consider a home detox.

    During a home detox, you will receive help via therapy over the phone and medication through the post.

    Home detox is a fantastic option for people who still need help and support from professionals to recover but do not need to stay in residential rehab to do so.

    However, home detox is nowhere near as effective as attending residential rehab. You should only ever consider a home detox if your addiction is considered mild.

    Start your recovery journey today by calling our expert team on 0800 088 66 86

    Outpatient Treatment Via a Local Drug & Alcohol Team in Halifax

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    For many people, home detox is not suitable as they need more help and support to motivate themselves to want to recover.

    In this case, you should consider attending outpatient rehab. By attending outpatient rehab you will be able to attend rehab and treatment on a daily basis and then still be able to go home every day to resume daily life.

    This is a great option for those who have children or a job, as they can continue to keep their responsibilities during this hard time.

    The Admissions Process in Rochdale

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    If you would like more information on the admissions process in Rochdale, then you should consider the ASAM criteria and dimensions [10].

    The ASAM [10] consist of a series of 6 dimensions which each delve into your addiction to try to determine if you are suitable for rehab and certain treatments.

    These dimensions include the following six dimensions.

    Dimension 1 – Detox Potential

    The first dimension looks into your detox potential. This will examine if you’ve ever attempted to detox in the past, and if you’ve ever tried certain treatments in the past, too.

    Dimension 2 – Health & Wellbeing

    The second dimension will look into your physical health. This will determine whether or not you are physically healthy enough to undergo a detox, and will also determine what kind of treatment options are best suited to you.

    Dimension 3 – Psychological Wellbeing

    Next, your psychological well-being will also be assessed. This will determine what kind of treatments you are suitable for, and will be carried out by a professional.

    Dimension 4 – Your Commitment to the Cause

    Dimension number four will assess how committed you are to recovering. This will actually say a lot about what kind of treatment you are suitable for and how badly you want to recover.

    Dimension 5 – Relapse Potential

    Dimension five will consider how likely it is that you will relapse after attending rehab. They will probe you on questions such as what kind of triggers exist at home, and what usually triggers a craving.

    Dimension 6 – Home Environment & Potential Triggers

    Finally, the last dimension will try to assess what kind of triggers exist at home. They will aim to establish how treatment can help you to overcome and eliminate these triggers by looking into your day to day, home life and environment.

    Each dimension will be scored. If you qualify for 2-3 of the above dimensions, then your addiction will be deemed mild. If you qualify for 4-5 of them, your addiction will be deemed moderate. However, if you qualify for 6 then your addiction is deemed severe.

    Depending on how severe your addiction is deemed, professionals will explain what kind of treatment you require.

    Start your recovery journey today by calling our expert team on 0800 088 66 86

    Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDITs)

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    In addition to the ASAM criteria dimensions, professionals will also use the AUDIT to assess whether or not someone is suitable for rehab, and if so what kind of treatment options they might be suitable for.

    The AUDIT stands for Alcohol Use Disorder Identification Test and was originally developed by the World Health Organisation to screen individuals before admitting them into a rehab centre.

    The AUDIT consists of 10 questions, all based on your addiction, consumption and dependency.

    These 10 questions are listed below:

    • How many times do you drink alcohol on a weekly basis?
    • How many times do you drink alcohol on a daily basis?
    • How often do you drink more than 6 units of alcohol per day?
    • How often over the past 12 months have you struggled to stop drinking when you know that you should?
    • How many times do you fail to keep to your responsibilities due to alcohol?
    • How many times do you regret drinking?
    • How many times over the last 12 months have you needed to consume alcohol the next morning after drinking heavily the night before?
    • How often do you fail to remember what happened the night before due to your alcohol consumption?
    • Have you ever been violent whilst intoxicated?
    • Has a loved one or doctor ever expressed concern over your consumption?

    Each answer is scored and then added up. If you score more than 8, then you would be deemed to have a severe addiction to alcohol.

    When is a Professional Intervention Needed?

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    A professional intervention is when an individual plans to hold a meeting with a loved one who is struggling with an addiction. They can also invite other members of the family or friends who are always worried and concerned about the individual’s addiction.

    It’s a fantastic way to express your concern and fears surrounding the individual’s addiction in an appropriate, calm, loving and thought-out way.

    When it comes to planning an intervention, it’s important to think about exactly what you want to say. It’s also important to think about how you want to say it, as you should always aim to come across as caring and not judgemental.

    You should also think carefully about where you want to hold your intervention. It’s always best to pick a quiet, private place such as a private meeting room or a community centre.

    It’s also important that loved ones and friends educate themselves on the appropriate treatment options, as you might want to discuss these with the individual.

    You might opt to inform an intervention specialist. An intervention specialist is someone who holds interventions professionally, and they are fully trained in how to hold a successful intervention.

    You can simply ask an intervention specialist for advice or help, or actually, ask them to attend the intervention with you to keep the meeting on track.

    If you’re thinking about holding an intervention in the Rochdale area, then you should consider reading up on the CRAFT approaches to interventions [11].

    CRAFT stands for Community Reinforcement and Family Training and aims to provide family members and loved ones with the right advice, tips and support on how to hold a successful intervention.

    How Much Money does Rehab Cost in Rochdale?

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    If you want to attend a rehab centre in the Rochdale area, then it’s important to look into the costs of attending a private rehab centre.

    It’s no secret that private rehab is very expensive. However, the cost of private rehab does depend on a number of factors.

    These factors include:

    • The length of time you spend in rehab
    • What kind of rehab centre do you opt for
    • Where the centre is based
    • What type of treatment options the centre provides
    • If you opt for a private or shared room

    For example, a 10 day (minimum) stay will set individuals back approximately £3,000 – £6,000 for a private room. This will decrease to £2,000 – £4,000 for a shared room.

    The typical amount of time people spend in rehab is 28 days, which for a private room would cost £8,000 – £12,000 and £6,000 for a shared room.

    If residential rehab is too expensive, or simply not for you, then you could always consider a home detox.

    Home detox is when individuals are able to recover at home, through phone calls from doctors and medication in the post.

    However, only individuals with a minor addiction will be considered for a home detox, as it requires a lot of self-motivation.

    If a home detox is for you, then it can cost as little as £1,500.

    Start your recovery journey today by calling our expert team on 0800 088 66 86

    Tips on How to Choose the Right Rehab Centre in Rochdale

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    If you’re considering attending a rehab centre in the Rochdale area for a drug or alcohol addiction, then you need to make sure that you are choosing the very best centre for your specific needs.

    However, for lots of people struggling with an addiction, having to choose and research what treatment centre is best can be extremely confusing and overwhelming.

    It’s fantastic that there are so many options in the Rochdale area. However, lots of people will need advice and support to choose the very best centre for them.

    Rehab Recovery is on hand to help. Our specialists are available over the phone to help talk through all the available options.

    Alternatively, you can read the below tips on how to choose the right centre:

    • Research online for all the available options
    • Research into each treatment options
    • Speak to a member of the team at Rehab Recovery for advice and support
    • Ring up and ask to speak to a member of each rehab centre to ask for more information
    • Think about the location of each rehab centre, and whether or not you would want to stay close to home or move away for your treatment

    What is a Detox, and Do I Need One?

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    For many people, a detox will be necessary when they enter a rehab centre. Detox is when an individual physically withdraws from consuming the addictive substance and drug in order to give their body a chance to overcome the need for the drug and chemicals.

    However, not everyone will need to undergo a physical detox, as it very much depends on what type of drug and substance you are addicted to.

    It’s important to understand that if you do need to undergo a physical detox, then this will be one of the very first things you do upon entering rehab.

    A physical detox brings with it many nasty and unpleasant withdrawal symptoms, and this can be very daunting and overwhelming for some individuals who are already suffering.

    For many people, a physical detox can also put them at risk health-wise. This is why it is extremely important that a physical detox is carried out in a rehab centre with medical professionals.

    Under no circumstances should a detox be attempted at home without the help of professionals.

    Everyone experiences different withdrawal symptoms.

    However, below is a list of some very common withdrawal symptoms:

    • Experiencing horrible nightmares
    • Experiencing the shakes
    • Being and feeling sick
    • Experiencing headaches and migraines
    • Excessive diarrhoea
    • Feeling paranoid, anxious and restless
    • Struggling to sleep (insomnia)
    • Frequent colds

    People can start to experience these unpleasant withdrawal symptoms as quickly as a few hours into their withdrawal, and they can last days or even weeks depending on your addiction severity.

    Whilst at rehab, your detox will be monitored very carefully by professionals. You will be monitored 24/7 and might even be prescribed medication should as Librium.

    Librium is a medication frequently prescribed to those undergoing detox and helps individuals overcome anxiety.

    Start your recovery journey today by calling our expert team on 0800 088 66 86

    How Long Does Rehab Last?

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    How long an individual is asked to stay in rehab will depend on a number of factors. It very much depends on their addiction to substances, how long they’ve been addicted and the severity of their addiction.

    A mild addiction might only require 7-10 days in rehab. However, this is generally the minimum amount of time that people stay in rehab. A moderate addiction will require a bit longer, usually a total of 28 days.

    However, a severe addiction will require a longer stay in a rehab centre. Sometimes, individuals are required to stay a total of 80 days in a rehab centre. However, during this time the individual will be monitored for progress.

    Rehab for Cocaine in Rochdale

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    For those suffering from an addiction to cocaine in the Rochdale area, then you will need to attend a rehab centre.

    During your stay at rehab, you will need to attend treatment for your addiction.

    However, as cocaine is not physically addictive, you will not need to attend a medical, physical detox.

    You will however need to attend treatment for your psychological addiction. This will involve one to one meetings with a professional, CBT therapy and potentially group therapy.

    Rehab for Heroin rehab in Rochdale

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    Heroin is very similar to cocaine in that it is highly addictive. However, unlike cocaine, heroin is both physically and psychologically addictive.

    Therefore, those entering a rehab centre for an addiction to heroin will need to undergo a physical, and medical detox before receiving therapy for their psychological addiction.

    Rehab for Cannabis in Rochdale

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    Consuming cannabis is highly addictive. It often makes its users paranoid, lazy, unproductive, anxious and depressed.

    However, just like cocaine, cannabis is not physically addictive and therefore individuals will not need to undergo a physical detox when entering a rehab centre.

    Instead, their time spent in rehab will be focused on treatment for their psychological addiction. This will involve CBT, Motivational Interviewing, group therapy and even potentially holistic therapy.

    More information on these treatment options is listed below.

    Start your recovery journey today by calling our expert team on 0800 088 66 86

    The Types of Therapies on Offer in Rochdale

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    If you are looking to attend rehab in the Rochdale area, but are curious to know what kind of treatment you might be offered, then read the below options.

    Individual therapy

    You will also be offered one to one therapy with a professional. This is when you will be offered a range of other treatment options, such as CBT or DBT which need to be carried out in a one to one environment.

    Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

    Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (also referred to as CBT) is a fantastic and very common form of therapy used throughout rehab centres across the UK.

    CBT aims to reframe an individual’s thoughts, cravings and triggers and will be offered on a one to one basis with a professional.

    Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT)

    Dialectical behavioural therapy is very similar to CBT in that it aims to reframe thoughts and cravings into more positive thoughts.

    However, DBT deals with individuals with more severe and extreme emotions and aims to help individuals accept their thoughts and feelings in order to overcome them.

    Family therapy

    You might also be offered family therapy whilst in rehab. This consists of a series of meetings with a professional where your family are also invited to discuss their thoughts and concerns.

    Codependency Treatment

    Lots of individuals addicted to drugs or alcohol are co-dependent.

    A co-dependant individual is someone who feels attached and reliant upon a person, thing or substance.

    In order to maintain a relationship with the said individual, thing or substance they put their attachment over their own basic needs, such as their health.

    At rehab, you will be offered therapy to overcome this dependency.

    Motivational Interviewing

    Motivational Interviewing is an alternative form of therapy used to help people understand their own motivations for wanting to recover themselves. This form of therapy aims to help overcome any questions or confusion individuals might have about their addiction.

    Group therapy

    Group therapy is very popular and is used throughout most rehab centres. You will be given the opportunity to discuss your addiction in a group setting, whilst being able to learn and grow from other people’s experiences.

    Brief Interventions

    Brief interventions are a form of therapy used at the very start of the admissions process to determine what type of treatment someone is best suited to.

    Twelve-Step Facilitation Therapy

    You will also be offered the Twelve Step Facilitation therapy, which aims to motivate people to join self-help groups such as the AA when they leave the rehab facility.

    Holistic Therapy

    Holistic therapy is also very popular and is a fantastic opportunity for individuals to find hobbies such as exercise, reading, music or painting.

    Relapse Prevention Plans

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    If you are creating a relapse prevention plan, then below is a list of helpful advice and tips on what to include.

    1. Find an Emergency Contact

    Make sure that you are including an emergency contact in your relapse prevention plan. This needs to be someone who’s reliable, who you can contact anytime for help and support.

    2. Meditation & Holistic Therapy

    You should also include a meditation plan as well as some holistic activities such as exercising, painting, drawing, yoga or music. These will help a lot when it comes to taking your mind off of any cravings or negative, triggering thoughts.

    3. Self Care

    Self-care is also another important step to your recovery. Make sure you include self-care activities such as going on a walk, exercising, eating healthily and spending time with friends and family.

    These will help to keep your stress levels down on a day to day basis which will aid your recovery.

    4. HALT

    Additionally, remember to try the HALT technique. HALT stands for hungry, angry, lonely or tired. If you find yourself craving the addictive substance, then you should ask yourself if you are any one of these things. If you are then tackle that craving first.

    Many people report that by doing so you will no longer crave the addictive substance.

    Start your recovery journey today by calling our expert team on 0800 088 66 86

    Getting Help for Addiction Problems in Rochdale

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    It can be difficult for people to break away from addiction unless they have some help.

    Even if the individual is able to stop the substance abuse for a week or two, they may still struggle to establish long-term sobriety by going it alone.

    Those people who have previously attempted to stop substance abuse alone but failed should now definitely consider trying a different approach.

    The benefit of getting addiction help will include:

    • It means that the individual will be able to learn from the experience of other people without having to depend on trial and error. Many people have already broken away from addiction. These people have gone on to live great lives and it makes sense to learn what worked for them
    • Options like alcohol and drug rehab are not just about getting the individual to stop drinking or using drugs. The real benefit of this type of choice is that it provides the individual with all the tools they will need to go on and live a wonderful life
    • There are many relapse triggers and other dangers in early recovery that can trip the individual up and lead them back to addiction. The individual will be able to find out about these common traps and learn how to avoid them
    • It is easier for the individual to establish a strong recovery if they have plenty of support. This can be particularly important at times when the individual feels low or vulnerable to relapse. If the person gets the right support at these times, it will help ensure that they make it through this difficult period
    • The reasons for why the person fell into addiction in the first place are likely to be still there when they become sober. If these issues are not resolved, the person will be at high risk of relapse or falling into other maladaptive behaviours. One of the focuses of rehab is to help the individual to become strong enough that they will be able to overcome these issues. This means that the driving force behind the addiction will no longer be there
    • One of the most common reasons why people relapse after a period of sobriety is that they feel unable to cope with life. Many of those who fall into addiction will have begun substance abuse at an early age, and this means that they will not have had the opportunity to develop normal coping skills. This is because there can be no real development while people are involved in substance abuse – their emotional growth becomes stunted. By getting addiction help, the person will be able to begin building their coping strategies for life so that they are less likely to relapse back to addiction

    What to Expect with a Rochdale Rehab

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    One of the most popular forms of help available to those who are trying to break away from addiction will be alcohol or drug rehabilitation units.

    This can be a great choice because it means that the individual will be able to benefit from a mix of treatment modalities in an intensive way.

    When people enter rehab, they will be able to focus fully on their recovery, so this greatly increases their chances of being successful.

    Here are a few of the things that people can expect when they enter a Rochdale rehab:

    • One of the most important rules of this type of facility is that the individual remains abstinent from alcohol and drugs for the duration of their stay. If the person has used these substances, they will be kicked out of the program. Some facilities will conduct drug tests if they are suspicious that the person is using
    • There will be rules and regulations that the individual will be expected to follow during their stay in rehab. This is to help make sure their stay in this facility will be comfortable, and that they will not make things uncomfortable for other people. All of these rules are regulations are reasonable, and the expectation is no more than that the person is polite and fair
    • One of the main treatment modalities in these facilities will be group therapy sessions. This is where the individual will engage with other clients in an attempt to investigate their issues. One of the rehab team will facilitate these meetings, but it will usually be up to the members of the group to control where these meetings go in regards to topics
    • As well as the group therapy sessions, there will also usually be one to one sessions with a therapist. This is where the individual will really have the opportunity to get deep down into their problems. The person may find that they are more willing to disclose personal information in these one to one sessions than they would be in-group
    • It is usual for those staying in this type of facility to have a key worker. This will be a member of staff who takes a particular interest in the client during their stay. It will usually be the key worker that the person sees for their one-to-one therapy sessions
    • There will usually be relapse prevention sessions. This is where the individual learns about the relapse process and how to avoid the most common relapse triggers
    • It is common for people in rehab to attend skills workshops. This is where they can learn important things like anger management and assertiveness training. The individual will also have the opportunity to pick up coping strategies that they will be able to use to help them cope with the stresses of day-to-day living
    • Another vital element of the treatment program in a rehab is that the clients have plenty of fun. There will be activities available where the individual is sure to find that the focus is on pure enjoyment

    Start your recovery journey today by calling our expert team on 0800 088 66 86

    Let Us Assist You in Your Hunt for the Right Rehab

    By choosing the right addiction treatment facility, you will be increasing your likelihood of breaking away from addiction problems for good. We will be able to advise you about not only your options in Rochdale.

    Sometimes you will be better off going slightly further afield in order to find the best possible option, and we will be able to help you with this.

    If you have decided that you are ready to break away from addiction, contact us right away to discuss your options. Together we will almost certainly find something appropriate.

    We also offer our rehab services across a variety of locations within the UK, including BirminghamDerbyLincolnshireLincolnNottinghamStoke-on-TrentStaffordshire, and more!

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