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Drug and Alcohol Rehab Buckinghamshire

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

    Drug and Alcohol Rehab Buckinghamshire

    If you’ve drunk alcohol or consumed drugs for many years, you may resist the idea that you can no longer control your usage of these substances. The desire to quit drink and drugs is usually marred by denial.

    You may reason that you haven’t got a problem after all, or that you can sort these problems out without professional assistance. However, over time, your life continues to spiral out of control until you hit rock bottom.

    If you’ve searched the internet and found this page, it’s likely you have hit rock bottom. If so, the time has come to reach out for help before it is too late.

    You may change your life for the better by contacting Rehab Recovery today. Getting over your addiction alone is extremely challenging and often fraught with setbacks.

    Substance abuse is one of the biggest public health concerns of modern times, and the effects of drug and alcohol abuse cause massive social problems all over the UK, including here in Buckinghamshire.

    In fact, in 2020, Buckinghamshire saw a record number of drug deaths with 34 deaths directly linked to drug misuse. This is the highest number since the council began collecting these figures over 30 years ago.

    If you are in a cycle of alcohol or drug abuse, or concerned about the substance abuse of a loved one, we can provide free help and advice.

    We also provide referrals to some of the best private rehab clinics in the country. If you are not quite ready to reach out just yet, please have a read through the information below to find out more about the rehab process and how it can help.

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    The disease of drug and alcohol addiction


    When talking about people in addiction, some people will cast aspersions or judgement upon them, either through ignorance or a sense of moral superiority.

    Addiction is not a choice, a demonstration of poor morals, or anything of the sort. Addiction is a disease and is something that could happen to anyone, anywhere, from any walk of life.

    This is something that you should understand as you go into treatment – there is no point in having shame over having fallen into addiction. It is simply a health condition that needs to be treated.

    That being said, it is a complex condition, which is why rehab treatment involves so many different kinds of therapies and treatments.

    The most important thing, to begin with, is that you acknowledge your addiction and commit to doing something about it by going to rehab.

    Dual diagnosis at rehab


    Addiction is an all-consuming disease and living with it can result in a person putting their other physical and mental health issues on the ‘back burner.

    In fact, most people who arrive at rehab for treatment will have some other kind of co-occurring mental health problem, which has often been left undiagnosed.

    Being under the care of top mental health professionals at drug & alcohol rehab Buckinghamshire means that you can have these issues identified and properly treated.

    Whether it is depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, or a personality disorder, you can get appropriate treatment that fits in with the rest of your rehab schedule. This is known as ‘dual diagnosis’.

    The abstinence model of recovery


    Rehab asks patients to embrace the abstinence model of addiction – in other words, if you go to detox for a substance, the idea is that you never take that substance again afterwards.

    Some people try to indulge their addiction by going back to smaller amounts of the substance occasionally once they leave.

    However, in most cases, this moderation does not last for long, and the person will find themselves back in full addiction before too long.

    One should also be wary of replacing one addictive behaviour with another harmful and/or addictive behaviour. This is something that you will learn about in more detail at rehab.

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    Private rehab vs. Public-funded rehab treatment


    At Rehab Recovery, we only offer referrals to private rehab clinics – in other words, clinics that charge patients directly for their treatment.

    There are a great number of clinics that offers placements through the NHS and other public services – in other words, there is no financial cost to the patient for their treatment.

    Although the lack of expense would seem to make public-funded rehab more appealing, there are a number of positives and negatives to consider when choosing which way to go.

    The main plus point of public rehab is that you will not have to pay for treatment, or if you do, the cost will be minimal.

    The disadvantages to public-funded rehab are that you will not get as much choice over the kind of treatment you get, and you may have to wait on a waiting list for several months before treatment starts.

    It may also be the case that the standard of care and accommodation would not be as high as it would be if you were to go private, although this will vary.

    The main advantage of choosing a private rehab is that you can start your treatment right away, without the need to wait on any kind of list. As soon as you are ready to proceed, we can get you into the clinic within a very short timeframe.

    Private clinics also tend to have a high standard of accommodation and treatment across the board – those that do not provide this high standard tend not to last for long in a market economy.

    If you are thinking about pursuing public-funded rehab care, we can provide free advice over the phone on how to go about this, as well as answer any other questions that you might have.

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    Why outpatient rehab is NOT suitable for everyone


    Attending rehab as an outpatient means that you can save a lot of money on treatment. However, it does increase your relapse risk factor, and there are certain people for whom outpatient rehab is simply not a viable or safe option.

    This includes:

    • Those with mental health problems who would struggle to complete a home detox for those reasons
    • Those who have previously failed to stay sober after attempts at outpatient treatment and/or home detox
    • Those who are likely to commit acts of violence against loved ones when drunk and/or high
    • Those who have suffered with delirium tremens or alcoholic seizures
    • Those with the medical condition Wernicke’s encephalopathy

    You would also need to be within travelling distance of the rehab clinic to make outpatient rehab work, as well as have a secure and stable home life.

    As part of your telephone consultation, we can discuss whether outpatient rehab is something that you would like to pursue, and if so, whether you would be eligible.

    The alternatives to going to rehab


    If residential rehab is not a viable option for you right now, for financial reasons or otherwise, there are still a wide range of treatment options available to you in Buckinghamshire.

    Below, we have listed a few resources that you may find helpful. All of these are available within the UK, although their availability may differ depending on your local area.

    Alcoholics Anonymous/Narcotics Anonymous

    Having been in operation for nearly a century, Alcoholics Anonymous run meetings in almost every area of the UK, including here in Buckinghamshire.

    The organisations provide free support meetings for people affected by addiction, encouraging them to give themselves over to a ‘higher power’ as part of their 12-step plan.

    It is an approach that has a big emphasis on the spiritual aspects of recovery. While that isn’t to everyone’s taste, there is no doubt that AA and NA help millions around the world to stay in recovery.

    SMART Recovery

    If a spiritual approach to recovery is not to your taste, and you would prefer treatment that is more clinically based, SMART may be the best option for you.

    SMART is a global network of addiction support resources that has been running since 1994. They offer sessions in therapies such as CBT and DBT, both of which we talk about in more detail below.

    If you would like to seek help and support through a secular organisation, search ‘SMART Recovery’ to find out more about the services that they have available in Buckinghamshire.

    Home detox

    Home detox is much cheaper than having a full course of treatment at rehab. However, it is only a viable option for people whose addiction is less severe.

    The main requirement for home detox eligibility is that you are consuming fewer than 30 alcohol units per day. There are other criteria, relating to your home life and personal circumstances.

    If you would like to pursue a home detox, we can discuss during our phone consultation whether this is a viable option for you.

    Al-Anon Family Group meetings

    When someone is in addiction, it can often result in the people around them spending all of their spare time and emotional energy on trying to help that person.

    While this is an understandable and natural reaction, it can often mean that their own emotional needs and wellbeing can often go unfulfilled.

    Thankfully, there are organisations to help with this. Al-Anon is a support group for family members and loved ones of those suffering from addiction problems.

    Al-Anon, which is separate from Alcoholics Anonymous, gives people the chance to share with other without worrying about upsetting, offending, or triggering the person who they care about.

    Outpatient treatment via a local Drug & Alcohol team Buckinghamshire

    Each local health authority around the UK has its own resources for dealing with substance abuse and addiction, which usually includes an NHS drug & alcohol, outreach team.

    If a person is under the care of an outreach team, it means that the team can check in on the person at regular intervals and provide them with support in times of crisis.

    Ask your GP about the possibility of getting help from the local outreach team, as well as any other resources that might be available in your area of Buckinghamshire.

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    Assessment methods


    Addiction is a disease that affects everyone differently, and there will always be different triggers, circumstances, and aggravating factors involved.

    There are a number of different methods that aim to achieve a more objective understanding of a person’s substance abuse and addiction problems.

    In the sections below, we have listed three of the most common assessment methods used in the recovery community – the ASAM criteria, the DSM-5 diagnostic, and AUDIT.

    Understanding the ASAM criteria

    ASAM is a society of medical clinicians that was founded in 1954. They have their own criteria for assessing patients who are new to rehab, the severity of their addiction, and their suitability to treatment.

    There are six different categories of assessment under the ASAM model, as follows:

    • Acute Intoxication and/or Withdrawal PotentialExploring an individual’s past and current experiences of alcohol or drug use and subsequent withdrawal
    • Biomedical conditions and/or complications Exploring the individual’s medical history and their current physical conditions
    • Emotional, Behavioural, or Cognitive Conditions and ComplicationsTaking into account the individual’s thoughts, emotions, and mental health challenges
    • Readiness to changeAssessing how willing a person is to commit to the necessary treatment
    • Relapse, continued use, or continued problem potentialExploring the individual’s unique relationship with substance abuse relapse or their continued use
    • Recovery/living environment – Exploring the individual’s current living environment and situation

    Rehab clinicians may use the above model in the context of a patient’s admission to rehab, in order to identify risks and to plan the best possible treatment plan.

    Addiction according to the DSM-5

    The DSM-5 is a textbook that is used by the American Psychiatric Association as a way of identifying and treating any known mental illness or mental health disorder, including drug and alcohol addiction.

    The DSM-5 has its own criteria for judging whether a person has a drug or alcohol abuse disorder, and if they do, to what extent.

    They set out a number of different symptoms within four main categories, which are:

    • Impaired ControlUsing more of a substance than intended, or using more often than intended; wanting to cut down but being unable to do so
    • Social Problems Neglecting responsibilities and relationships; giving up activities that they used to care about; being unable to complete tasks at work or school
    • Risky Use – Using in risky settings or circumstances, continuing to use despite knowing that there are problems
    • Physical DependenceNeeding more of a substance to gain the same effect; having withdrawal symptoms when not using the substance

    Patients are asked to count up the total of symptoms that apply to them, and then assess by using the DSM-5’s own scoring system.

    Two or three symptoms indicate a mild substance abuse disorder, four or five symptoms indicate a moderate disorder and six or seven would be classed as an addiction.

    Alcohol use disorder identification test (AUDIT)

    The Alcohol Use Disorder Identification Test (AUDIT) is The World Health Organisation’s preferred method of getting an objective sense of a person’s alcohol abuse problem.

    In a similar method to the DSM-5 technique, AUDIT asks a number of questions about a person’s addiction and then asks them to tally up their total and consult their scoring system.

    This test is available to take on the UK government’s official website. Search for the ‘AUDIT alcohol test’ if you would like to take the test for yourself.

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    Intervention in addiction


    One of the most common obstacles to someone getting addiction treatment is staying in denial about their condition and the damage that it is causing.

    This is the purpose of drug and alcohol addiction interventions – to get through to the person and to make them realise the damage that their behaviours are causing to themselves and others.

    Usually, this will be done by a ‘traditional’ intervention, where loved ones gather in a room with the person and explain their thoughts clearly to them.

    This is best carried out with the assistance of a trained and qualified intervention counsellor, who can make sure that the conversation stays on track and that tempers do not fray too much.

    An alternative to the traditional intervention method is something called CRAFT intervention, which asks the loved ones to use positive reinforcement, rewarding the addicted person for making positive steps in their behaviour.

    You can search CRAFT intervention in your preferred browser to read about the method and the data around its efficacy.

    Whichever method of intervention you choose to go for, we at Rehab Recovery can provide free expert advice on how to facilitate it.

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    How much does rehab cost in Buckinghamshire?


    The total cost of your rehab treatment will be different depending on the type of treatment that you choose, as well as your accommodation choices.

    For example, a single room to yourself at rehab would likely cost between £8000-£12000 for a 28-day rehab, or between £3000-6000 for a 10-day inpatient detox procedure.

    If you were to stay in a multiple-occupancy room, this cost would be reduced to around £6000 for a 28-day rehab, or £2000-£4000 for a detox.

    These prices will vary depending on location and clinic, as with any other private service. The prices above are just a rough guide as to what to expect.

    What is a detox, and do I need one?


    In the context of addiction, a detox is a medical intervention for a drug or alcohol disorder, the goal of which is to reduce that person’s substance intake to zero and to rid their body of the remaining vestiges of that substance.

    Detox is usually carried out with the use of special medication – for example, heroin detox at rehab usually involves the use of Subutex, whereas alcohol detox often uses a drug called Librium.

    You only need to go through detox if you are withdrawing from certain drugs – specifically opiates, alcohol, benzodiazepines, and barbiturates.

    Other drugs such as ecstasy, cocaine, and cannabis do not require a medical detox or medication as part of withdrawal. Nevertheless, these addictions are still best treated at a residential rehab.

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    How long does rehab last?


    For the vast majority of people who attend rehab, it will last about 28 days. This includes everything from admission to detox (usually 7 to 10 days) to therapy.

    There could be some cases where this is slightly longer, perhaps due to detox taking longer than average, which would then have a knock-on effect on the remaining treatment schedule.

    In some extreme cases, those with severe addiction problems can end up being in rehab for up to 90 days. This is rare, and most people complete rehab in less than a month.

    Rehab for Cocaine in Buckinghamshire


    Cocaine possession is illegal in the United Kingdom, and punishable by up to seven years in prison. Despite this, cocaine use remains widespread in the country.

    This carries a lot of social problems, as well as health problems for the person using.

    Cocaine use can make people more aggressive, obnoxious, and potentially violent. It is also an incredibly addictive substance, along with being one of the most expensive.

    The drug can easily take over a person’s life to the point where they find themselves unable to go a single day without using.

    If you are struggling with cocaine addiction, the best way to get help is through treatment at drug & alcohol rehab Buckinghamshire.

    Cocaine does not require a medical detox, but it is best to be under the care of rehab clinicians as you go through withdrawal, as they will be able to monitor any physical psychological withdrawal symptoms.

    Over the course of a month, you will be able to get intensive help and address the underlying issues that may have caused you to use cocaine abuse as an escape.

    Rehab for Heroin in Buckinghamshire


    Heroin addiction and abuse are some of the highest public health concerns in the UK. Although using the drug is heavily stigmatised, the extent of the heroin abuse epidemic is much more severe than most people think.

    Heroin withdrawals can be horrendous and are always potentially dangerous, which is why it is necessary to have a proper heroin detox, preferably at a residential rehab clinic.

    This means that you can be properly monitored for your own safety and wellbeing and that any discomfort can be managed, usually with a medication called Subutex.

    Once you have got through the detox phase, you can spend your remaining time at rehab working on your mental health and wellness, with the help of a team of qualified health professionals on-site.

    Those professionals will also help you to put together a solid relapse prevention plan in order to manage your cravings and maintain your wellbeing once you leave the clinic.

    Rehab for Cannabis in Buckinghamshire


    Too many people fall for the myth that cannabis is harmless, or that it is not possible to get addicted to it. Neither is true, and cannabis causes problems for a lot of people across the UK.

    Cannabis cannot cause an overdose by itself, but that does not mean that it doesn’t present a whole range of potential health problems.

    Long-term cannabis use is known to contribute to depression, anxiety, memory loss, and a host of other mental health problems.

    It can also cause the user to become socially detached, and that social isolation can make their mental health issues even worse.

    If you have developed a cannabis problem, we can help you find treatment at a suitable drug & alcohol rehab Buckinghamshire.

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    Therapies on offer at rehab in Buckinghamshire


    Drug and alcohol addiction is not a simple condition to treat, as there are a number of different factors and considerations.

    This is why your therapy plan at drug & alcohol rehab Buckinghamshire will be diverse and offer a wide range of therapies and treatments.

    Below we have listed some of the treatments that may be a part of your treatment plan. Availability may vary slightly from one clinic to the next.

    Cognitive behavioural therapy

    Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) has a wide range of clinical applications. In basic terms, it is used to get people to challenge their own thoughts, their validity, and their responses to those thoughts.

    It has been used for many years within the context of addiction treatment, as well as other problematic behaviours such as problem gambling or other risk-taking behaviours.

    Dialectical behavioural therapy

    Dialectal behavioural therapy (DBT) has a lot in common with CBT but is specifically used in treating debilitating personality disorders and their symptoms, such as self-harm.

    Although less well known than CBT, DBT has been proven to be effective in treating addiction and substance abuse problems, especially within a clinical environment such as rehab.

    Brief interventions

    Brief interventions are actions that are taken with a short-term objective of mitigating harm. This may include providing someone with the telephone number for a suicide helpline or providing an impromptu counselling session.

    Although staying in recovery is a long-term commitment, it is still important to stay focused on the short-term as well. This is where brief interventions are useful.

    Motivational interviewing

    Motivational interviewing (MI) is a type of counselling that aims to get the patient out of a state of apathy or ambivalence, which is a common problem during addiction and recovery.

    Motivational interviewing counsellors encourage the person to find their own forms of motivation for their future, rather than dictating it to them.

    Holistic therapies

    Holistic can mean a number of different things depending on the context, but in rehab, it refers to a range of therapeutic activities that have the potential to improve your wellbeing.

    Some of the sessions might include things like music therapy, art therapy, adventure therapy, animal therapy, and others.

    Holistic therapy also includes light physical exercise activities, such as yoga, tai chi, and gardening. All of these activities can provide you with a focus and sense of wellness as you go through rehab.

    Group therapy

    Along with being under the care of top professionals, one of the most valuable things about rehab is that you will be a part of a tight-knit community of other persons in recovery.

    This can provide a sense of community and belonging that can be an anchor in the unfamiliar environment of rehab.

    Regular group therapy sessions at rehab will mean that you can share your thoughts and feelings with the group, while also hearing what they have to say and gaining new perspectives from it.

    Therapy sessions will usually be facilitated by a qualified therapist or counsellor, or in some cases, by a current or former group member who is further along in their recovery progress.

    Individual therapy

    As stated above, group therapy is a big part of the rehab experience. However, there are certain things that would be better discussed on a one-to-one basis with a counsellor or therapist.

    Individual therapy sessions, conducted in strict confidence and privacy, give you the chance to work through your issues with the help of an experienced professional.

    Some people can bottle things up for years while staying in addiction and getting things off your chest in a safe environment can be incredibly beneficial for their wellbeing.

    Family therapy

    As part of your therapy, it may be possible for one or more of your family members to come into the clinic (covid-permitting) to take part in a family therapy session.

    These sessions would be mediated by a qualified professional, who would be able to ensure that everyone has their say and everyone is heard.

    Family therapy sessions can be a great first step towards healing relationships that have been damaged by the person’s behaviour while in addiction.

    Co-dependency treatment

    Anyone can form unhealthy relationships through the course of their life, but this is a particularly common problem for anyone living with drug or alcohol addiction.

    People in addiction can often form unhealthy co-dependent relationships, often as a means of short-term survival. However, in the long term, these relationships can cause a lot of problems for both people involved.

    Part of your treatment at rehab will be assessing your relationships, both personally and romantically speaking, and figuring out whether or not they are good for your recovery.

    Having the input of a qualified professional, as well as having distance from the person or persons involved, will give you the perspective that you need.

    Twelve-Step Facilitation Therapy

    Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous both operate using the 12-step model of recovery, which sets out a series of 12 guidelines for achieving and maintaining recovery.

    Although the efficacy of the 12-step programme is debated among recovery circles, it certainly does help a great number of people fighting addiction.

    If you would like to have the 12-step teaching and programme incorporated into your rehab treatment, this is possible to facilitate.

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    Relapse prevention strategies


    One of the most important parts of rehab treatment is making sure that you are as prepared as possible to go back out into the world.

    This is why the staff at the clinic will help you to put together a relapse prevention plan, as one f your final tasks at rehab.

    This plan will involve reassessing the people who you socialise with, the places you spend time, and the other factors in your day-to-day life going forward.

    One specific method of keeping ahead of your addiction is the HALT method, which stands for Hungry, Angry, Lonely, and Tired.

    This method proposes that by taking care of these basic emotional needs, we lessen our chances of falling into relapse. Search ‘HALT relapse prevention’ to find out more.

    It is important to remember that staying sober and in recovery will take hard work on an ongoing basis – it doesn’t just fall into place without effort.

    With a solid relapse prevention plan and a continuing commitment to recovery, you will be able to secure a healthy, happy, fulfilling future in recovery.

    Do I Need To Be Admitted To Rehab Buckinghamshire?


    It can be difficult to come to the realisation that you need to be admitted to rehab – for many people, their problems may not feel all that important. However, if you are beginning to think that there may be a need for support, then there probably is.

    Below is a checklist to help you determine whether professional treatment is needed:

    • Did your substance use begin as a social activity and has now progressed to using alone, therefore losing the fun and becoming more of a necessity?
    • Are you now having to take more than you once did in order to achieve the same ‘buzz?’
    • Does the substance have the opposite effect that it does for most people? For example, do stimulants make you sleepy, or does heroin cause you to be more wakeful?
    • Has your life been negatively impacted by your substance use? For some people, this may be a loss of employment or important relationships whereas others may suffer from legal issues
    • Has your mental and/or physical health worsened? You might suffer from problems with your skin, weight loss or more serious problems such as liver damage
    • Have you lost control over the amount of the substance that you are using?
    • Have you ever hidden your substance use from friends and family or lied about how much you are taking?
    • Have you attempted to stop using the substance alone but continue to relapse?
    • Do you feel as though you are using the substance as a way to feel happier or less alone? For many people, those around them find it hard to understand the addiction and therefore the person is left isolated and low, continuing to use the substance to numb the pain

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    Types Of Treatment Available In Buckinghamshire


    With substance addiction being such a broad and complex illness, one treatment doesn’t always fit all. For this reason, there is a variety of treatment options for drug and alcohol rehab Buckinghamshire and, depending on your situation will depend on which option is right for you?

    1. Residential 

    The most effective and intensive option is a residential rehab program in which you will remain at your chosen facility for the duration of your treatment. This will allow you to place your focus solely on getting better without the external distractions of family, work and other commitments. The length of your stay will depend on your circumstances and this can range from just a few days to many months.

    2. Partial Hospitalisation

    For those who are unable to stay in the rehab centre, there is the option to take part in day treatment or a partial hospitalisation program. With this option, you will attend the centre during the daytime, usually for around eight hours and then return home at night. This is ideal for those who require continued medical assistance but want to remain in their own home.

    3. Outpatient

    You may also opt for an outpatient program that sees you completing your treatment alongside your own life, remaining at home, and being seen frequently by your healthcare team. The focus of this type of treatment is on preventing relapse.

    4. Sober Living

    The final option is for those who have completed a residential program and is known as a sober living community. This is a residence that will be shared with other people who are recovering from addiction that is safe and free from substances. This is an excellent option for those who have no other accommodation or for those who are concerned about returning home and potentially relapsing.

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    What Are The Benefits Of Going To Rehab In Buckinghamshire?


    Staying at one of our drug and alcohol rehab centres in Buckinghamshire will give you the best chance at recovery and preventing relapse and there are many benefits in doing so.

    A residential program will provide you with a structure that is essential in rebuilding your life. There will not be much free time during your stay and this allows you to remain focused on your recovery as well as prevents you from attempting to get hold of your preferred substance.

    Your stay will also mean that you have limited contact with outside sources, which may sound intimidating but this lessens the chances that you will be influenced or have substances smuggled into you.

    In addition to this, you will have around the clock support from a variety of people such as other patients, medical staff, therapists, and many more. This is a great way to ensure that there is never a moment when you feel alone and unable to cope.

    On top of this, detox and withdrawal can be potentially dangerous to your health but with constant medical supervision, the process becomes much safer and more comfortable. The inpatient environment is completely free from drugs and alcohol, meaning that the temptation to use will be removed making your chances at success much greater.

    Whilst staying in a rehab centre, your focus will be solely on yourself, your health, and your recovery but in addition to this, you will also have the chance to make new friends. These people will understand what you are going through and you can act as mutual support,

    There are a wealth of therapy options in an inpatient treatment program, not only medical therapies but also alternative ones such as yoga, meditation, and art therapy, giving you a versatile way to recover. These activities will also help you to manage your stress levels which can be a contributing factor to substance use.

    You will be offered a varied and balanced diet which is important for recovering from the physical effects of addiction. Many people who struggle with addiction find that their health takes a back seat but the inpatient program gives you the opportunity to regain strength and health.

    When your time in rehab is over, you will be leaving with all the tools you will need to stay sober and maintain a healthy life. But you will not be left alone to do this, you will have ongoing aftercare which will ensure that relapse is prevented.

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    What Is The Rehab Process?


    Going to rehab allows you to detox and fully rehabilitate well away from your drink or drug-taking environment. When you contact Rehab Recovery, we assess your needs and ensure you attend a rehab clinic Buckinghamshire that’s entirely suited to helping you through this tough transition away from drugs and alcohol.

    1. Assessment

    Following this, we then carry out an initial assessment. During this assessment, we determine the number of recommendable detox and rehab treatment options for your needs.

    All of these treatments are offered in Buckinghamshire, meaning you do not need to travel too far away from your home in order to recover from your addiction.

    2. Detox

    We also determine if you have attempted detox and rehabilitation in the past. If you have attempted to recover alone but failed, we typically recommend you begin your treatment at a residential facility in Buckinghamshire.

    Here, you will benefit from clinical observation and 24/7 care. You will also take part in daily therapy sessions that target the psychological causes of addiction.

    Choosing to detox without professional support isn’t recommended. In fact, detoxing alone may be fatal if you begin to suffer from severe withdrawal symptoms.

    Undergoing a home detox is also likely to result in relapse, particularly because you are not addressing the underlying emotional causes of your addiction to drink or drugs.

    3. Therapy

    When you attend a residential rehab facility, you will benefit from a robust therapeutic process. This includes you taking part in group and individual therapy sessions. During therapy sessions, you will be given the tools to manage negative emotions without resorting to illicit drugs or alcohol.

    This will give you the coping mechanisms you need to enjoy your life without self-medicating with drugs and alcohol.

    4. Aftercare

    The initial 12-months in recovery are perhaps the most challenging. However, you will not remain in rehab for 12-months. You may, therefore, wonder how you will manage to remain in recovery without the level of support you receive during your rehab stint.

    The answer to this concern is simple. You will continue to receive support in the form of aftercare sessions. These sessions are conducted each week at the same rehab clinic you attended during your residential treatment. We will also ensure you are enrolled in a mutual support group taking place in Buckinghamshire.

    What Takes Place At Our Rehab Centres?


    Coming into rehab can feel overwhelming and like going into the unknown. But understanding what takes place in one of our drug and alcohol centres can help to alleviate any anxiety.

    Once you have been admitted to the centre, you will go through the first phase of recovery which is known as a detox. During this time, your body will rid itself of the toxins left behind by the substance.

    It is during detox that you are likely to experience withdrawal symptoms but these will be managed and treated by your healthcare team, with medications being prescribed if you need them.

    After the detox is over, you will then participate in a variety of psychological therapies such as cognitive behavioural therapy.

    This will enable you to explore any negative thoughts with a trained therapist who will offer you new coping strategies that will serve you in preventing relapse.

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    Understanding Withdrawal During Detox


    When you stop taking drugs or alcohol suddenly, you will begin to experience withdrawal symptoms – this is something that many people struggling with addiction are fearful of due to its extremely unpleasant nature. The brain must readjust to the lack of the substance after becoming accustomed to its presence and this imbalance is what causes withdrawal.

    However, withdrawal is not only very uncomfortable it can also be life-threatening if not managed by a medical professional, and for this reason, supervised detox is always advised. Withdrawal symptoms may range from nausea, headaches, and sweat right through to seizures and high blood pressure.

    Coping With Withdrawal

    The length of withdrawal can vary from patient to patient and can last from just a few days or as long as a month. Coping with the symptoms can be difficult alone but with the support of a rehab program, the process is made more bearable.

    This is done with the use of various medications designed to help you physically and psychologically – it may include anti-depressants or drugs to stop the effects of the substance.

    For some people, more than one attempt may need to be made at detox and this is completely normal. Your medical team will ensure that you are supported and kept healthy whilst undergoing the process.

    What Happens If I Try To Leave Rehab Early?


    One of the most important things to remember is that completing a full rehab program will give you the best chance at recovery, leaving early may cause you to relapse.

    That being said, you will not be held against your will at a drug and alcohol rehab centre Buckinghamshire so if you want to leave, this is your choice.

    But it is important to consider how far you have come, and the progress you have made. Recovering from addiction is difficult and speaking to the staff and other patients may provide you with the support you need to keep going.

    Try not to make any snap decisions, if you feel that you want to leave perhaps wait for a day and see how you feel. This is a time when your emotions are likely to be up and down and how you feel one day may not necessarily be how you feel the next.

    You may also want to think about why you are considering leaving rehab – for many patients, withdrawal is an issue but it is important to take advantage of the medical support on offer to you in order to regain your physical health. In addition to this, if you leave during a detox – your symptoms may worsen and become potentially dangerous.

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

    Quality Care Checklist For Rehab In Buckinghamshire


    When looking to choose a drug and alcohol rehab facility in Buckinghamshire, you are entitled to quality care and there are certain aspects which are laid out by the National Centre On Addiction And Substance Abuse that you should consider before committing to a program.

    These are as follows:

    • Your care will be monitored by doctors who are fully trained in addiction recovery and the treatment of substance abuse disorders
    • There is more than one treatment available
    • You have a range of treatment options spanning more than three hours each week
    • There is always a qualified addiction doctor or psychiatrist on site
    • You are able to access treatment for other medical conditions
    • Aftercare is provided
    • You will not be asked to leave the program automatically should you relapse
    • The rehab program is fully licensed and accredited

    Getting Help From Rehab Recovery

    To stop your addiction today, contact Rehab Recovery on 0800 088 66 86 without delay. Putting off seeking out help is one way to ensure you lose your battle against addiction.

    You are free to take back control today and to achieve this aim, you could do a lot worse than to contact us today.

    When you contact us, you will benefit from our vast knowledge and experience when it comes to rehabilitation and recovery. Reverse the damage caused by your addiction by contacting us today!

    At Rehab Recovery, we offer treatment across Buckinghamshire. This includes treatment in High Wycombe, Slough, Milton Keynes and Aylesbury.

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