Drug & Alcohol Rehab in Southend-on-Sea
If you are suffering from a drug or alcohol addiction, if you are ready to admit you need help and if you are prepared to live your life in recovery, then what follows could be the most important message you will ever read. Rehab Recovery offers a specialist addiction service for people seeking out treatment in Southend-on-Sea.
When you contact us, we carry out a quick telephone assessment. This assessment helps us recommend the most suitable addiction treatment available in Southend-on-Sea. To discover how Rehab Recovery is able to assist you in Southend-on-Sea, contact us today on 0800 088 66 86.
The disease of addiction
If you suffer from an addiction to drugs or alcohol, you may assume your condition is not really a medical issue. In reality, you could not be further from the truth. Addiction is classified as a disease of the mind, and addiction usually accompanies other forms of mental health problems such as anxiety or depression. Quite simply, help exists to ensure your addiction doesn’t get the better of you.
With this professional help, you are no longer required to combat your addiction to drink or drugs alone. Professional help is offered by a range of residential and outpatient providers in Southend-on-Sea and across Essex. If you are serious about tackling your addiction, contact Rehab Recovery today and we will ensure your fight against addiction is a successful one.
The initial detox process
When you begin addiction treatment, you will generally be assessed by a psychiatrist. This psychiatrist will map out the initial detoxification programme on your behalf. If you have been addicted to drugs or alcohol for many years, you will certainly begin to suffer from withdrawal symptoms when you begin to detox. A psychiatrist will prescribe you with drugs that aim to eliminate these withdrawal symptoms. There exists a range of medications that aim to tackle withdrawal symptoms. The specific drugs you will be given will depend on the type of drug you are addicted to and your general state of physical and mental health.
During the detox programme, a clinical team will closely monitor you on a daily and nightly basis. This helps to ensure withdrawal symptoms are fully treated. This helps to prevent the occurrence of a seizure or cardiac arrest that are particularly a risk for those of you who are going through an alcohol detox programme. An inpatient detox programme typically requires between 10-14 days to complete.
Treating the mental causes of addiction
During this time, you will be provided with a room and three daily meals. You will also benefit from a specialist therapist. These therapies treat the psychological aspects of addiction. This includes depression and anxiety. Following the conclusion of the detox programme, therapy sessions begin to intensify. You will attend group and individual therapy sessions throughout the day. You will continue to attend therapy sessions for the remainder of your rehab programme. The entire rehab programme generally runs for around four to six weeks in total.
Towards the conclusion of your rehabilitation programme, your appointed therapist will assess your progress and write out an agreed aftercare support plan. You will be given tangible goals to achieve in your own time following your discharge. The rehab centre will continue to monitor your progress following discharge through aftercare sessions. These sessions are held each weekend. Your aftercare programme will run for an additional twelve months following the completion of the core residential programme.
Why attend a residential programme?
At Rehab Recovery, we generally recommend you undergo treatment at a residential rehab clinic. Residential treatment has many advantages over outpatient treatment. For instance, you are less likely to relapse when undergoing residential treatment. Also, outpatient treatment may pose several dangers when detox is attempted. If withdrawal symptoms are not correctly addressed, it’s likely you will suffer from a range of deadly symptoms such as a seizure.
When you undergo residential treatment, your mind is free to concentrate on your recovery goals. All your meals and a laundry service is provided for you. Also, you benefit from a robust and highly intensive therapeutic/counselling programme where the mental causes of addiction are eradicated. This helps to strengthen your recovery so early relapse does not occur. Therapy is fully tailored to your individual circumstances for maximum effectiveness. Therapy begins as soon as your rehabilitation programme commences. This means therapy runs alongside the physical detoxification process.
Residential treatment is highly beneficial where you lack a stable and supportive family. If a positive family environment is lacking, getting into recovery is generally fraught with a setback. Residential rehab fills this void by giving you all the care and support you could possibly require during your detox, rehabilitation and aftercare programme. Your individual care needs will be met twenty-four hours a day. This is needed in order to ensure your recovery is built upon a solid foundation.
Many people coming to rehab erroneously assume that care will terminate when they return home. This is generally incorrect, as the vast majority of rehabs in Southend-on-Sea offer a generous aftercare plan. These aftercare sessions allow you to return to the rehab clinic in Southend-on-Sea for weekly therapy sessions. You will also be encouraged to join local support groups such as Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous and SMART Recovery. The amount of help available to you is vast, and with our help, you will be able to access this help and support and thus strengthen your recovery efforts for many years to come.
Get in touch today
At Rehab Recovery, we offer a number of specialist addiction treatments in Southend-on-Sea. Getting ‘clean’ and ‘sober’ has never been this easy. The therapy we offer allows you to detox and address the underlying emotional causes of your addiction. To take your recovery that one step closer to reality, contact Rehab Recovery today without delay on 0800 088 66 86. The rehab treatment we recommend will allow you to address the underlying causes of your addiction and thus allow you to live a longer and happier life without drugs and alcohol.