Drug and Alcohol Rehab in Bromley
Do you live in Bromley and suffer from an addiction to drugs or alcohol?
Unfortunately, many people in Bromley and across the world struggle with alcoholism and substance misuse.
These problems range from health issues to crippling debt and personal crises.
If you’re ready to leave substance abuse behind, reach out to Rehab Recovery today.
Addiction Statistics In Bromley
It is estimated that the consumption rate for opiates in young people (aged 15-24) in Bromley is currently much higher than that of the national average.
This is true also for the rate of drug-related hospital admissions, with rates in young people higher than the national average yet again.
Similarly, Bromley continues to hold twelfth position on the list of London boroughs where you are most likely to end up in hospital due to alcohol.
Even though drug and alcohol misuse is so prevalent among the younger generations in this London borough, the majority of those seeking help in Bromley for substance use are over 40.
This means there is still a huge amount of youths not receiving the vital help they need for their dangerous use of substances.
This can be remedied by reaching out to us today on 0800 088 66 86 – it is never too late to begin your recovery journey.
Your Addiction Is Not Your Fault
Addiction is a disease and a chronic illness.
If you have found yourself addicted to a substance such as drugs or alcohol, or even dependent on behaviours such as shopping or gambling, this is not because you are a failure.
Addiction can happen to anyone at any time, and can begin as a result of varying situations, events, people or general pressures of life that are often out of our control.
No matter how you got here, there is always a way out.
So, do not be ashamed to admit that you are experiencing an addiction – you are far from alone.
The only thing that is beneficial to be focusing on at this time is recovering, and taking the necessary steps to reach a substance-free life.
Abstinence In Rehab
In your chosen rehab, you can take many routes to reach a recovery – one of which is through complete abstinence.
Abstinence – the act of abstaining or completely avoiding something, in this case, substances – is a controversial path to recovery.
Many have labelled it too harsh or too challenging to maintain, but the truth is that this treatment option is oftentimes the only one available.
Though sometimes moderation management can be an effective tool against an addiction, this is not always possible with extremely harmful substances or severe substance use disorders.
Residential Rehab Programmes
If attending rehab is the best choice for you and your addiction, the next decision will be whether you will need to stay at the rehab facility for the duration of your treatment (residential), or will only require regular visits (outpatient).
Residential rehab programmes offer many benefits that outpatient and other addiction treatment options do not.
However, this option is usually reserved for those who truly need it, such as those with severe addictions or those using more harmful substances.
Some of the benefits of a residential rehab programme include:
- Full, 24/7 support from highly-trained staff members, medical professionals and therapists
- Detachment from the possible triggers that can be found at home
- Privacy and confidentiality
- A medically supervised and completely safe detox
- Effective care for both the physical side of your addiction (through a detox) and the psychological side (through therapy and counselling)
- A personalised treatment plan that is tailored completely to you and your needs
- Aftercare plans and relapse prevention plans
Private Or Council-Funded Care?
One choice that will have to be made before you embark on your recovery journey is what type of treatment route you will take: private or council-funded.
The main attraction to these types of treatment is the cost – because there isn’t usually one at all.
Though the low price can be a huge bonus for some and is accessible to everyone, these free treatment options often come with many drawbacks.
Council-funded options can mean longer waiting times for your treatment to begin, a slower admission process, and no important referrals to specialist clinics.
You may also have to visit multiple different therapists and facilities throughout your journey.
Private options, though more expensive, offer many more advantages.
Opting for private treatment ensures you are cared for by the best staff, counsellors and medical professionals, and it means you are likely to stay with the same clinic and therapist for the duration of your treatment.
You will receive support even after you leave the care of your chosen drug and alcohol rehab in Bromley, and will gain invaluable knowledge and techniques that will help you stay sober for longer.
Private care also means you are separated from your home environment, meaning there are no distractions, no temptations and full privacy for you to recover in.
Referrals to more suitable clinics and rehabs can mean the difference between a successful recovery and an early relapse, so private treatment facilities ensure you are referred to wherever necessary, as soon as possible.
The admissions process are usually quicker too, and waiting lists are usually shorter, meaning you will be in the right place in no time.
Who Is Suitable For Rehab?
Rehab can be suitable and beneficial for anyone who is experiencing an addiction.
However, it is often reserved only for those who have no other options available for treatment.
This means that those who can explore different recovery routes will be recommended to do so, leaving rehab open for the clients who require more intense care.
Rehab will be suggested to you if:
- You are experiencing mental health disorders or issues that could interfere with an at-home recovery attempt
- You are unable to perform a home detox for any other reason
- You are experiencing suicidal thoughts or behaviours due to your addiction or mental health issues
- You are deemed a danger to yourself or your loved ones – e.g. you become violent when under influence
- You are consuming over 30 units of alcohol on a daily basis
- You are experiencing severe or harmful side effects of substance use and withdrawal, such as delirium tremens or seizures
- You have attempted to withdraw before but have failed
When An Intervention Is Needed
An intervention is sometimes necessary when a person is refusing or unable to admit they may have a problem with substance use.
It is the act of getting involved with a – usually personal – problem, with the intent to help improve or even solve the situation.
Intervening with something so personal can be tricky, so we never recommend that you do this alone or without the right supervision and guidance.
Your loved one could lash out at you, become violent to themselves or those around them, and overall it could make the situation and the addiction worse.
To successfully guide your loved one to a drug and alcohol rehab in Bromley, we suggest taking advantage of a professional intervention service.
Professional interventionists are highly-trained experts that are ready to help coach your friend or family member to a successful recovery.
Many of them have even experienced addiction themselves in the past, making them the most equipped to help and the most knowledgeable on the subject of addiction.
Your interventionist will begin by learning about your family and the person experiencing the addiction.
They will be there to also help you learn more about addiction and substance use in general so that you are better educated about what your loved one is going through.
This can help you understand the nuances and complexities of what they may be feeling at this moment.
You will, with the help of your interventionist, create letters that will be read to your loved one during the main intervention.
You will also set boundaries in place that will need to be kept if your loved one chooses to continue using.
Doing this ensures your loved one fully experiences the consequences of their own actions.
When it comes to the actual intervention, your loved one will be forced to make an important choice.
They will either accept the help you are offering and will be escorted to rehab to begin treatment, or they will choose to continue to abuse substances.
The interventionist will remain with you and your family until the best ending is found.
To learn more about professional intervention services, call us today on 0800 088 66 86.
As mentioned earlier, rehab is not always a feasible option for everyone experiencing addiction.
Luckily, there are a plethora of other options available to those who aren’t suitable for full rehabilitation.
Some of these options include:
1. Alcoholics Anonymous/Narcotics Anonymous
These fellowship groups have gained popularity since AA’s creation in the late 1930’s, and have since helped millions to reach full, long-term recoveries from addiction and substance use.
They usually follow very similar patterns – group meetings, the sharing of stories, sponsorship programmes, and the famous 12 steps.
There is usually no admission fee to join one of these groups, and everyone is welcome. Attending can not only offer a route to a recovery, but also the chance to make lifelong connections and learn invaluable ways of living along the way.
2. SMART Recovery
Self-Management and Recovery Training, or SMART, is a charity and international organisation that guides thousands to successful recoveries every day.
SMART offers multiple online training programmes, mutual support meetings, and a huge amount of teaching materials that can help coach you to a substance-free life on your own terms and in your own time.
This option would suit those who feel confident recovering by themselves, and those that have the self-discipline and motivation to succeed without rehab.
3. Home Detox
A home detox (not to be mixed up with a self-detox, which is a detox performed without any medical supervision which can be incredibly dangerous) is another great option for those wishing to have greater control over their treatment.
Detoxing at home involves first being assessed to make sure you are able to perform one safely, and then receiving the necessary medication to do so – usually in the post.
Once you have everything you need, you will be guided on how to perform your detox and will be supervised daily via phone call to ensure you are on track.
A home option is a great way to gain confidence in yourself throughout treatment, and it can also offer a sense of purpose, independence, and control.
Of course, this route is only recommended to those who are experiencing less severe addictions, those that have not previously attempted and failed to withdraw, or those that have used far less harmful substances.
To ensure you receive the right treatment and are referred to the most suitable drug and alcohol rehab in Bromley, you will have to first undergo a few tests.
These tests of varying purpose allow us and other clinicians to realise how severe your addiction is, what your specific needs for treatment are, and how best we can treat you in order to give you the highest chances of a recovery.
One of the most common tests for clients who are experiencing problems with alcohol use is AUDIT.
The Alcohol Use Disorder Identification Test simply lets us see how serious your substance use is, which can in turn help with treatment planning and future referrals.
An AUDIT contains 10 simple questions regarding your use and average intake of alcohol, your dependence on alcohol, and any problems that have occurred in your life as a result of your drinking.
By answering each question honestly on a scale of 0-4, you are provided with a final score at the end of the test, which indicates just how severe your personal situation is.
A score of 0-7 indicates that there is a low risk for any alcohol dependence, 8-15 and 16-19 show an increased risk and high risk respectfully, and a score of 20 or more suggests the presence of an addiction.
The ASAM Criteria
Another test you may encounter during the admissions process for your drug and alcohol rehab in Bromley is the 6 dimensions of the ASAM criteria.
This test conducts a multi-dimensional evaluation of every aspect of your life, character, and addiction.
Gathering this information is crucial for an official diagnosis and for the planning of your treatment in rehab.
Each dimension takes a look at something different; dimension 1 focuses on your past experiences with withdrawal, 2 focuses on your physical health, 3 on your mental health, 4 on your readiness to recover, 5 on any past relapses, and dimension 6 explores your living environment.
To find out more about the admissions process for rehabs in Bromley, get in touch today via 0800 088 66 86.
How Much Is Rehab?
Prices for rehab vary greatly depending on the programme and room you opt for.
If you only require a 10 day detox period, you should be ready to pay an amount between £2,000 to £4,000 for a shared room, and around £3,000 to £6,000 for a room of your own.
Similarly, if you choose a room of your own but for a longer, 28-day programme, expect to pay around £8,000 to £12,000. A shared room for this length programme would be an estimated £6,000.
A home detox does offer a slightly cheaper option (around £1,500) however this is not always feasible for every client.
Get in touch with us today for more accurate prices for rehab programmes and other treatment options available in your area.
How Long Is Rehab?
The average amount of time spent in a drug and alcohol rehab in Bromley is around 28 days.
However, this is the average for a full programme which involves both a detox and time for therapy and counselling.
The minimum amount of time needed to just detox is around 7-10 days, although under certain circumstances can be faster.
How long you personally spend in rehab will be decided by a multitude of factors surrounding you and your addiction.
For example, those who need more intense care for addictions that have been present for years will inevitably require longer in rehabilitation than those with newer, less severe addictions.
We will always recommend focusing on the journey ahead of you and the progress you have already made along the way, rather than on how long it is taking you to recover.
Recovery is a long and hard process for anyone, but it is still possible no matter what.
What Is The Purpose Of A Detox?
A detox is undergone in order to completely rid your body of whichever substance – or multiple substances – you have used.
Your body will have become dependent on your substance of choice throughout your usage.
This continual use will have caused your brain to expect the chemicals it usually receives from the drugs or alcohol, and over time it will have stopped producing them itself.
A detox is the process of slowly – or suddenly – ceasing use of the substance, so that the body and brain can adjust to the lack safely.
A detox also involves the management and treatment of any side effects that may occur as a result of this withdrawal.
These withdrawal symptoms can include:
- Muscle pain
- Mood swing.
Other withdrawal symptoms such as seizures and hallucinations are rare but become more common with severe or long-lasting addictions.
Will I Need To Detox?
Yes, in order to heal physically from the consequences of your substance use, a detox will most likely need to take place.
This will also need to happen before any further treatment can begin (such as counselling).
This is only for certain substances, however, as not all require an official detox period.
Though a detox can be a daunting step on the road to recovery, it is also a highly necessary one in most cases.
Rest assured that the team at your drug and alcohol rehab in Bromley will be ready and available to guide you through this challenging phase of treatment.
Therapy And Counselling In Rehab
Throughout your time in rehab, you will need to take part in multiple forms of therapy and counselling, to ensure you receive well-rounded treatment for all aspects of your addiction.
Each person and each addiction is different, meaning each treatment plan will be too. Your particular plan will be created with you in mind and will be tailored to perfectly match your needs.
Some examples of the types of therapy and counselling you may experience include:
- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
- Motivation Enhancement Therapy (MET)
- Motivational Interviewing (MI)
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
- Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT)
- Holistic Therapies (art, adventure, acupuncture, equine, etc)
- Group Therapy
- Individual Therapy
- Family Therapy
- Twelve-Step Facilitation Therapy (TSF)
Rehab For Cocaine In Bromley
The substance can be snorted, smoked, and even dissolved and then injected straight into the vein.
It is known to cause happiness and extreme amounts of energy, but other short term effects are not so pleasurable.
Cocaine can cause paranoid thinking, irritability, sensitivity to light and sound, and feelings of violence.
Continual use of cocaine can lead to even more dangerous side effects, and long term use can result in:
- An irregular heartbeat
- Higher blood pressure
- A loss of smell
If you are a user of cocaine and wish to stop – there is help available.
Forms of therapy such as CBT and contingency management have been known to help with cocaine addictions, and 12 step programmes are also a popularly used tool in rehab for those wishing to withdraw.
By calling us today on 0800 088 66 86, you can begin your journey to a better, cocaine-free life right away.
Rehab For Heroin In Bromley
Heroin is an addictive substance belonging to the opioid family.
It is known to give feelings of euphoria and intense pleasure – but only short term.
Other side effects can include:
- Heavy limbs
- Ary mouth
- Slipping in and out of consciousness
Long term use can vary depending on how the substance is consumed (injected, snorted, sniffed, smoked), but can include collapsed veins, infections, injured tissue in the nose, complications in the respiratory system, mental health disorders, and disease of the liver and kidney.
There are medications available to help stop your use of heroin, and other medications that aid in the withdrawal process are being trialled right now.
Behavioural therapies such as CBT and DBT have also helped clients recover from heroin use, both of which are available in a drug and alcohol rehab in Bromley.
Rehab For Cannabis In Bromley
Cannabis – oftentimes referred to simply as weed or marijuana – is seen as an innocuous drug that is not addictive like other substances.
Though cannabis is not nearly as dangerous as heroin or alcohol, the plant based substance can still be addictive, and can still cause many unwanted and unpleasurable side effects.
Initially, the use of cannabis can lead to an increased appetite, paranoia, a distorted perception of reality, drowsiness, confusion, coughing, and nausea.
With long-term, heavy use of cannabis, an addiction can begin to form.
This can then lead to withdrawal symptoms when the user suddenly stops – these are usually opposite to the immediate impacts of use, including a decreased appetite and insomnia.
Cannabis is not as harmful as other substances – but its impact still can be, making cannabis rehab a vital part of recovery.
If you believe your life is being negatively affected by your use of cannabis and you wish to quit, give us a call on 0800 088 66 86.
Aftercare – Preventing A Relapse
An incredibly huge part of your journey after you leave rehab will be relapse prevention.
To aid in this task, you will undergo relapse prevention planning at your drug and alcohol rehab in Bromley before your treatment comes to an end.
This planning will have to explore your readiness to return home, your progress in rehabilitation thus far, your past experiences with relapses (if applicable), what help you have available at home, what triggers may lie at home, and the severity of your overall addiction.
With this information, you and a member of the team will be able to create two distinct plans that will act as your guide outside of rehab.
The first plan will contain all the information you need in order to avoid relapse – your personal triggers and tips on how to avoid them, ways you can stop a relapse when you feel one approaching, HALT strategies, etc.
The second plan will be set in place as an action plan for if you do experience relapse. This may contain information such as where to go once you have relapsed, who to contact, and other necessary steps to take.
Get The Help You Need Today
To benefit from our free service, contact us today on 0800 140 4690.
There is an abundance of treatment options waiting for you in Bromley, so contact us today without delay to find out how you may benefit from this treatment.
For further information, or to answer any questions raised by anything read on this webpage, please reach out to us today.
Together, we can beat addiction.