Drug & Alcohol Rehab in Hastings
There will be some living in Hastings who will be considering getting help for their addiction problems at a residential rehab clinic.
One of the real advantages of inventions like the internet is that they have empowered us with knowledge.
This technology has also greatly increased our options in life. One example of this would be addiction treatment options.
We now no longer need to limit ourselves to just the options that are available in our own region; we now get to choose from the options that are available across the country, including Hastings.
Some of the reasons why attending a rehab clinic in Hastings has become so popular would include:
- The individual will often be able to find options in Hastings and the South East that simply would not be available to them in other parts of the UK
- It is often possible to find similar treatments in Hastings that cost far less than what people would pay elsewhere in the UK. There can be a huge variation in the amount different medical facilities charge for the same procedure and this is even more evident when people compare what is available in Hastings.
- There can be long waiting lists for some treatment options even when people can afford to go private. Going to rehab in Hastings means the individual may be able to get the help they need without any delay.
- Some people like the idea of mixing medical treatment with a bit of pleasure. The individual can recuperate in Hastings where they may feel better able to relax.
Addictions at alcohol or drug rehab include alcohol addiction, binge drinking, benzodiazepine addiction, cannabis use disorder, cocaine dependence, opioid use disorder, behavioural addictions and gambling addiction. Buprenorphine addiction, crack cocaine addiction, ketamine addiction and any substance use disorder or physical dependence.
To start your recovery journey at a drug and alcohol rehab in Hastings, give our team a call today on 0800 088 66 86
Key facts about addiction and rehab in Hastings
A 2020 to 2021 government report into adult substance misuse showed that there were 275,896 adults in touch with drug and alcohol services between April and March of those respective years.
There were also 130,490 adults entering treatment during that time period. And that’s without even considering the number of people who haven’t reached out for support.
Professionally supported drug and alcohol rehab in Hastings is the best way to combat alcohol and drug addiction, as it tackles all psychological as well as physical causes.
Addiction is defined as a disease, due to the way it affects your brain.
You can read more about the disease of addiction here.
During your treatment, it’s very important that we break down both your physical connection to drugs or alcohol, alongside the psychological problems which caused you to develop that connection in the first place.
The broad scope of drug and alcohol rehab in Hastings will allow you to tackle all of this.
It can change depending on your specific situation. But generally, if you have a physical alcohol or drug addiction, we’ll work on combatting that with a detox.
After that, various kinds of therapy and addiction counselling may be on offer to you
As a final note on this segment, a full government report referenced earlier can be accessed here.
Without rehab, alcohol addiction can result in delirium tremens, seizures or Wernicke encephalopathy.
Don’t wait to beat addiction until it is too late – get the help you need from a rehab clinic in Kent by calling us today on 0800 088 66 86
Dual diagnosis at drug and alcohol rehab in Hastings
As we referenced earlier, addiction is nearly always a symptom of underlying mental health issues.
Rehabs aim to treat all of these, with evidence-based treatments – but we can only do that if we know what your underlying mental health issues are.
It’s very important that you acknowledge any physical or mental background issues from the start, so we can treat you appropriately.
Like addiction itself, mental health issues are nothing to be ashamed of.
You will have a psychiatric assessment by a psychiatrist to determine whether you need psychiatric treatment.
This can be for:
- Bipolar Disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Eating disorders
- Obsessive compulsive disorder
- Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Physical issues aren’t either – it’s all just part of the process to get you the right treatment.
To discover how an alcohol and drug rehab in Hastings will work to support your mental health, call us today on 0800 088 66 86
Abstinence during alcohol and drug addiction treatment services in Hastings
Addiction is not considered a ‘choice’ or ‘moral failing’ on behalf of the addiction sufferer – so the focus of rehab is always on returning agency to the patient.
While some treatment plans may focus on harm reduction or moderation management, drug and alcohol rehab iHastings, or anywhere else, only uses abstinence.
If you continue to use after your recovery, you run a huge risk of relapse. You’ll constantly be tempted to go back into the same abuse that caused your addiction in the first place.
Your continued use/abuse of drugs or alcohol could also keep you in toxic social or professional situations, that may have been driving your addiction in the background.
Overall, no matter what kind of addiction you have, it’s simply best to get away from it all.
Experts have agreed that abstinence is far more effective than harm reduction or moderation management – as a result, that’s what rehabs focus on.
Get the help you need to reach sobriety from a drug and alcohol rehab in Hastings by calling us on 0800 088 66 86
The benefits of residential rehab in Hastings
Although it’s not the only option, residential drug and alcohol rehab in Hastings does provide many benefits.
This is particularly true in more severe cases, where you might need to be kept away from temptation.
If something in your environment is driving your addiction, whether it’s your job, your relationships or your living environment, getting away from it to reset could really help you recover too.
Residential drug and alcohol rehabilitation in Hastings will also provide you with 24/7 access to care. And it will allow you to connect with people in similar situations.
As alcohol and drug addiction can often make you feel very alone, this can be a huge help for a lot of people.
Experience all the benefits of a residential rehab in Hastings by calling us on 0800 088 66 86
Private vs. Council founded rehab treatment
Both private and council-funded rehab treatments can be beneficial – but it once again depends on your specific situation.
If you have a more severe case, private drug and alcohol rehab might be a better choice. It doesn’t have the long waiting lists of other options and is often far more personalised.
Adding to that last point, private rehab will generally give you greater access to constant one to one care.
On the other hand, council-funded rehab treatment is accessible to all and is often based in your local area.
For a lot of people, this is both more convenient and more comfortable.
Many free and NHS-run recovery services operate in Hastings, including:
1. STAR – Change Grow Live
Address: 13 Wellington Place, Hastings, TN34 1NY
Telephone: 0300 303 8160
2. Oasis Project
Address: Renaissance House, Albert Road, Hastings, TN37 6AN
Telephone: 01273 696 970
3. East Sussex Recovery Alliance
Address: 5 Harold Place, Hastings, TN34 1JA
Telephone: 01424 435 318
If and when you choose to get in touch with us, we can talk it through, discussing which option would be best for you.
Rehabs and organisations are led by guidelines set by the American Society of Addiction Medicine, National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, the National Association for Children of Alcoholics and the NHS Foundation Trust so you are in safe hands with person-centered care.
You will be given plenty of coping mechanisms to maintain your sobriety, as well as the possibility of sober living houses.
Attending nearby 12-Step programmes like Cocaine Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous (NA) and Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) can be a great way to connect with other people in recovery and maintain your sobriety by giving yourself over to a higher power.
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Who is residential drug and alcohol rehab in Hastings suitable for?
Although it is one of the best ways to recover from addiction, residential drug and alcohol rehab in Hastings is designed for a specific group of people.
- People drinking 30+ units of alcohol a day with co-occurring mental health issues
- People who have suicidal thoughts alongside drug or alcohol addiction
- People who have significant mental health issues that would inhibit their recovery and make an at-home alcohol or drug detox difficult
- People with significant mental health problems which would be worsened by an at-home detox
- People who have failed to remain sober after multiple attempts at recovery
- People who experience severe withdrawal symptoms like delirium tremens and alcoholic seizures
- People who have committed acts of violence against loved ones when intoxicated
- Those who have Wernicke’s encephalopathy
Several assessments are also used to assess the severity of each individual case.
In particular, the DSM-IV-TR has very effective diagnostic criteria for substance abuse, with points 1 to 7 being:
- Hazardous use
- Social or interpersonal problems relating to the use
- Neglected major roles to use
- Using larger amounts for longer
- Repeated attempts to control the use or quit
The alternatives to residential rehab
Professionally supported drug and alcohol rehab is one of the best ways to recover from addiction, but it isn’t for everyone.
There are, of course, many alternatives to residential rehab, as well as rehab in general.
These groups give you connections to people going through the same things as you, outside of residential space.
It will also allow you to share your feelings in a private, confidential and completely judgment-free space.
Finally, hearing other people’s stories might inspire you to make changes in your own life.
On a similar note, Al-Anon Family Group meetings offer all the same benefits as other support groups- but these are specifically designed for the families of people struggling with addiction.
If you’re looking for an alternative strategy, SMART recovery could be a good option. Independence is the focus here, as you’ll learn to manage your own urges, and build your own motivation.
If you were wondering, SMART stands for Self-Management And Recovery Training.
Organisations like Rehab Recovery don’t just offer residential rehab.
If you would like to access our services but don’t feel like you want or need to go to a residential space, outpatient treatment via a local drug and alcohol team in Hastings could be for you.
You’ll get the full support of our expert team while staying at home and making regular visits to a rehab centre.
In this context, if you have a physical addiction, you might complete a home detox.
This is different to an unsupported alcohol or drug detox, as you’ll have a team behind you and will be given appropriate medication to curb withdrawal symptoms.
Detoxes in general are designed to break down your physical connection to drugs or alcohol, by slowly reducing your intake.
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The admissions process for drug and alcohol rehab in Hastings
The DSM-IV-TR isn’t the only criteria to judge the severity of drug or alcohol addiction.
The ASAM patient placement criteria, in particular, uses 6 dimensions:
- Acute intoxication or withdrawal potential – how likely are you to experience withdrawal symptoms? How severe will those symptoms be?
- Biomedical conditions or complications – do you have any physical issues that could influence your recovery?
- Emotional, behavioural or cognitive conditions or complications – on a similar note, do you have any psychological issues?
- Readiness to change – how willing are you to change your current lifestyle or behaviour?
- Relapse, continued use or continued problem potential – how likely are you to relapse after treatment?
- Recovery environment – is your current environment going to help or hurt you in recovery?
The DSM-5 also has Three Levels of Severity, ranging from “at-risk” (0.5) to “mild” (1) to “severe” (3).
Finally, the Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (or AUDITs) uses 10 questions to examine your alcohol use and its consequences.
Questions 1 to 3 focus on intake, asking:
- Question 1: How often do you have a drink containing alcohol?
- Question 2: How many units of alcohol do you drink on a typical day when you’re drinking?
- Question 3: How often have you had 6 or more units if female, 8 or more if male, on a single occasion in the last year?
Questions 4 to 6 then move on to dependency:
- Question 4: How often during the last year have you found that you were not able to stop drinking once you had started?
- Question 5: How often during the last year have you failed to do what was normally expected of you because of your drinking?
- Question 6: How often during the last year have you needed an alcoholic drink in the morning to get yourself going after a heavy drinking session?
Finally, as the impact of your drinking on your life is highly significant, the final questions of the assessment cover consequences:
- Question 7: How often during the last year have you had a feeling of guilt or remorse after drinking?
- Question 8: How often during the last year have you been unable to remember what happened the night before because you had been drinking?
You’ll get scores based on your answers to these questions – a score of more than 13 indicates alcohol dependency, while a score of more than 8 is a cause for concern.
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When is professional intervention needed?
As the name would indicate, intervention is when people concerned about a potential addict “intervene” to discuss their issues.
The purpose of this is to give them an outside perspective and help them understand the wider-reaching impacts of their addiction.
Hearing from people they care about could finally make someone wake up and get help, especially if they’ve previously been in denial.
More specifically, a traditional intervention is a meeting, where participants read out letters.
They can of course range from case to case, but generally, the letters discuss the way that the addiction has affected the person, alongside their concerns for them
If that feels too confrontational, you could always try the CRAFT approach.
CRAFT stands for Community Reinforcement and Family Training. It teaches families to positively reinforce the person suffering from addiction, while also discouraging bad behaviour.
It also teaches families to communicate positively with each other, to build better relationships moving forward.
This is of course an approach that can be applied after a traditional intervention and treatment too. And it can be applied to a wide variety of other issues.
How much does drug and alcohol rehab in Hastings cost?
The cost of drug and alcohol rehab in Hastings is also something that you need to research in full detail.
It can range quite a bit based on both the kind of treatment you choose and how long it lasts.
But generally, a 10-day detox with a single occupancy room ranges from £3,000 to £6,000 – if you go up to a multiple occupancy room that then goes down to £2,000 to £4,000.
A 28-day stay, meanwhile, is about £8,000 to £12,000 for single occupancy and £6,000 for multiple occupancies.
Last but not least, an at-home detox is usually around £1,500.
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Tips for choosing the right drug and alcohol rehab in Hastings
When beginning to research rehab options, many people find themselves overwhelmed by the choices available, especially if they’re inexperienced in this field.
But there are a couple of key things you can focus on to make things easier.
- First of all, take a look at the track record of each place you’re considering. How long have they been running for? What does their success rate look like (if that information is available)?
- In line with this, you should also look at any reviews you can find. This will give you a really good, objective perspective, so you can make an informed decision.
- Another important aspect is cost – is it affordable to you?
Create a list with information about all of the places you’re looking at, with side-by-side comparisons.
Then call up each one of them, to see how you feel after a conversation with them.
What is a detox, and do I need one? And how long does rehab last?
A detox is a medical process designed to help you get off drugs or alcohol, whilst also avoiding withdrawal symptoms.
In detox, your intake of drugs or alcohol will slowly be reduced over a set period of time.
The main reason detox is necessary in many addiction cases is dependence.
Many people use to such an extent that their body becomes reliant on whatever they’re addicted to, often resulting in withdrawal symptoms if they suddenly attempt to stop.
These symptoms can range from mild to life-threatening depending on how severe your addiction is, as well as the drug you’re addicted to.
Alcohol is also in its own category, with some of its most common drug and alcohol withdrawal symptoms being:
- Shaky hands/tremors
- Insomnia/a disrupted sleeping pattern
In an alcohol detox specifically, the prescription drug Librium will be used over a 10-day period to reduce the risk of alcohol withdrawal seizures.
Other prescription drugs will be used to address withdrawal symptoms experienced during detox from other substances.
As the emotional causes behind addiction always need to be dealt with too, we’d then recommend a further 3 weeks in rehab.
As a final stage, we’ll then develop a full relapse prevention plan, identifying potential triggers and teaching you how to cope with them in a healthy way.
We’d recommend a minimum of 7 days for an alcohol detox – but 28 days is preferable to focus on your mental, as well as physical, recovery.
This will allow you to get the full benefit of all available therapies, slowly working through your issues
While alcohol requires a detox at the beginning of treatment and some drugs do too, others don’t.
This is because of the way they affect either your brain or your body, meaning some addictions are physical, while others are psychological.
Examples of drugs that need a physical detox are opioids and benzos – examples of ones that don’t are cocaine, cannabis and amphetamines.
To learn more about detoxing at rehab centres in Hastings, call us today on 0800 088 66 86
Cocaine rehab in Hastings
In 2020, 777 people died of cocaine-related causes in the UK.
As cocaine addiction isn’t physical, it won’t require a physical cocaine detox. But that doesn’t mean that it won’t have a severe impact.
This drug specifically is known for causing an intense high, followed by a crash. The short-lived nature of said high also encourages repeat uses, meaning it’s very easy to build up a tolerance to it.
And an increased tolerance is what leads to dependence.
Some of the psychological withdrawal symptoms associated with cocaine and crack cocaine include:
- Paranoia in extreme cases
Overcome your cocaine addiction with the help of a drug rehab in Hastings – call our team today on 0800 088 66 86
Heroin rehab in Hastings
Heroin is a physically addictive drug, with some of the most extreme withdrawal symptoms.
Depending on both the length and severity of your addiction, as well as the way you come off it, these could include:
- Muscle spasms
- A rapid heart rate
- Impaired respiration
These symptoms generally start around 6 to 12 hours after your last dose, peaking at 1 to 3 days and then generally subsiding after a week.
A medicated and supported heroin detox is the best way to combat these symptoms.
Even then, you might not experience all of those, especially if you have a milder case. This is why assessments before we get started on any treatment, are extremely important.
After that, like nearly all other treatment plans that go beyond an at-home detox, you’ll encounter a variety of mental health treatments to get to the root causes of your addiction.
Rehab can help you with your heroin withdrawal, as well as any effects of using heroin such as hepatitis.
Overcome your heroin addiction with the help of a drug rehab in Hastings – call our team today on 0800 088 66 86
Cannabis rehab in Hastings
Cannabis is another common drug that is psychologically addictive, as it affects your brains’ pleasure and reward centre. This happens over a long period of use, as the dopamine levels in your brain shoot up each time.
Like cocaine, all of its withdrawal symptoms are psychological. This means that a physical cannabis detox won’t be required. The main focus of your treatment will be psychological.
It’s a very common addiction – some studies have suggested that around 30% of users have some kind of addiction problem.
It’s also in a rare category because it’s so widely socially accepted in comparison to other drugs. It’s legal in a lot of places and is used by many who don’t become addicted.
But if you find that you can’t function without it? If you find yourself constantly craving it? If you experience psychological withdrawal symptoms like irritability, cravings and mood changes?
It could be time to reassess and seek out help.
Overcome your cannabis addiction with the help of a drug rehab in Hastings – call our team today on 0800 088 66 86
Therapies on offer during drug and alcohol rehab in Hastings
A variety of physical and mental health treatments are on offer during drug and alcohol rehab in Hastings.
Forms of therapy include Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, acupuncture, art therapy, codependency treatment, contingency management, cognitive behavioural therapy, dialectical behaviour therapy, drama therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, group psychotherapy, mindfulness, motivational therapy, motivational interviewing, music therapy, equine therapy, Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy, brief intervention and talking therapies.
This of course includes:
- Cognitive behavioural therapy – Often shortened to CBT, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy aims to eliminate the toxic thinking and behaviour patterns here called cognitive distortions. These can often trap you in a cycle that hugely inhibits recovery, so it’s important that they’re dealt with.
- Dialectical behavioural therapy – Learning to process your emotions is also a huge step towards recovery, as it will mean that in the future you can deal with a variety of triggers in a healthy way. Dialectal Behavioural Therapy uses a similar model to CBT to achieve this.
- Brief interventions – Brief interventions are essentially check-ins, where you talk directly to a professional about how you’re doing. This will then allow you to stay on track throughout your recovery.
- Motivational interviewing – Motivational interviewing uses a series of non-judgmental questions to help you reassess your behaviour from an outside perspective. Overall, it encourages you to make a change in your own life, “motivating” you in the way that its name would suggest.
- Holistic therapies – The term “holistic” comes from the Greek term “Holos”, meaning whole. In line with this, holistic therapies aim to treat the whole self, primarily with a variety of activities. Examples like equine therapy, art therapy, music therapy, nutritional counselling, mindfulness and meditation all engage you in enjoyable activities while also helping you to recover.
- Group therapy – Addiction can often make victims feel like they’re completely alone. But there are so many people out there who are experiencing the same issues and are also trying to heal. Group therapy will allow you to bond with those people, while you work on your issues together.
- Individual therapy – At the same time, addiction is also often a highly individualised issue.
It’s important that your treatment is adjusted to your specific issues – so individual therapy needs to be included in any treatment plan.
- Family therapy – Addiction can often put a huge strain on family relationships, so family therapy could be something to consider. This could be a huge help to members of your family who’ve struggled with the situation – but it could also really help you with your own recovery, as a healthier home environment will be created.
- Co-dependency treatment – Speaking of unhealthy relationship structures, co-dependency may also need to be treated if it has developed. Co-dependency means one person’s needs are put over another’s, to an unhealthy extent.
- Twelve-Step Facilitation Therapy (TSF) – First developed for alcoholics anonymous, the 12 steps are often used to structure a recovery.
Overall, the two biggest themes of this are acceptance of your problems and active involvement in your recovery.
All of these therapies and counselling techniques are designed to target the underlying psychological causes of addiction, helping you to fully physically and psychologically recover.
To experience any and all of these excellent therapies at an alcohol and drug rehab centre in Hastings, give our team a call today on 0800 088 66 86
Relapse prevention plans at rehab in Hastings
An effective relapse prevention plan is also a huge part of recovery.
This will be carefully crafted during the rest of your treatment, taking into account aspects such as:
- Triggers and cravings – We’ll look at all of your potential triggers and teach you strategies to combat them. We’ll also teach you to identify when these triggers are developing, so you can eliminate them on your own moving forward.
- Lifestyle changes – Your current environment could also be triggering your addiction. You’ll need to think very carefully about every part of your outside life. If there’s anything toxic that you can change, this should be part of your relapse prevention plan.
- A plan for if you do relapse – This should include what exactly needs to happen, as well as contact details.
One of the most popular relapse prevention strategies, HALT stands for Hungry, Angry, Lonely and Tired. All four are feelings that can trigger a relapse if they’re not effectively identified and dealt with. So, the HALT strategy focuses on this.
All of these are there to help you relax and refocus.
Make sure that your stay at a rehab in Hastings is matched by an equally effective relapse prevention and aftercare programme by calling us today on 0800 088 66 86
Rehab Options in Hastings
There can be a number of different reasons why people might choose rehab options in Hastings including:
- There is a great deal of variety in what these facilities have to offer. Different places will attract different types of people. For example, those individuals who are open to the idea of spirituality might do better in a rehab that emphasises this type of program.
- The individual may be able to find a facility in Hastings that is offering a cheaper alternative than what is available elsewhere in the UK.
- There are many rehabs in larger cities such as London, but it can still be difficult for the individual to find a bed right away if they have specific requirements. This means that the individual has either to wait or choose a facility that is less than what they were after – neither of these solutions is ideal. By considering rehabs away from London, the individual will have a much better chance of getting something they want right away.
- Privacy is another huge reason why people may decide to travel to Hastings for drug and alcohol addiction help. By going to rehab in Hastings, they may find it easier to keep their treatment a secret. All rehabs in Hastings will take privacy seriously, but there is probably more of a risk of this information leaking out when the person is in their home city as they are more likely to bump into people who know them – or know of them.
To talk about the many addiction treatment services available in Hastings, give our team a call on 0800 088 66 86
What to Consider When Choosing a Rehab Clinic in Hastings
It is important that people consider things carefully when choosing a rehab in Hastings.
Some of the things to consider include:
- If the individual wants to travel to Hastings because of the reputation of a specific rehab, they will need to have realistic expectations. This is because it will be the person’s own willingness and motivation that will be the most important aspect of their success. If the individual is highly motivated, they have a good chance of achieving lasting sobriety no matter what rehab they choose. On the other hand, if the person has the wrong type of motivation, they are unlikely to succeed in even the best rehab in the world.
- Some people will do better in rehab away from their home town than others. Some might find that a stay in such a facility might involve too many distractions. The individual will already have enough things to focus on without adding homesicknesses into the mix. One of the most important things when considering rehab outside of your home town is that those who are returning to their home afterwards will need to take responsibility for their own aftercare. The move back home is always going to be challenging so it is important that the person is prepared for this.
For help choosing between the many rehab clinics in Hastings, give our team a call on 0800 088 66 86
Let Us Help You Find the Most Appropriate Treatment Program
It is now accepted that there is no one approach to addiction recovery that works for everyone, and we will be able to help you decide what is most likely to work best for you.
We will also be able to make all the arrangements to get you into these facilities.
The decision to quit an addiction can begin to waver if you leave it too long, so contact us here right away to go over your options.
Every rehab in England and Wales that we work with is vetted by the Care Quality Commission.
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