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Drug & Alcohol Rehab Southend-on-Sea

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

    Drug & Alcohol Rehab 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.

    In 2020, over 4,500 deaths in the UK were recorded to be related to drug poisoning. The highest number since records began and this number continues to grow each year. Two-thirds of these deaths are related to drug misuse and highlight the importance to reach out for help.

    With over 500,000 people suffering from drug or alcohol addiction and only a fraction seeking help, it is easy to see why the death rate is so high. Rehab Recovery is here to ease this problem through informed addiction counselling and rehabilitation services for all.

    We’re here to find you the right drug & alcohol rehab Southend-on-Sea.

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

    The disease of addiction


    Addiction is a disease of the brain. Ingesting lethal substances can change the pathways within our brain which alters the way we function. But as with other chronic diseases, addiction can be treated.

    First, you must understand how chronic addiction works. The drugs you ingest can alter the way you function, from social interactions to life-sustaining functions, driving the need for the drug.

    However, it is possible for these pathways to be rewired.

    There are three stages to addiction. Binging or intoxication is where a person feels the pleasurable effects of the drugs. Withdrawal is where you’ll feel the negative emotional state from the absence of the substance.

    Anticipation is when you’ll actively seek the substance again after a period without it.

    Reaching a dual diagnosis of any underlying mental health conditions, or conditions that have resulted from your addiction will further benefit your recovery when seeking professional help. Through understanding the mind, we can rewire the brain to accept abstinence from the substance.

    Professional help is offered by a range of outpatient and inpatient drug & alcohol rehabs Southend-on-Sea and across Essex to help you rewire these pathways to lead a healthier lifestyle with positive daily and life decisions.

    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 drinking 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 Assessment Process at Rehab Recovery


    As mentioned above, our admissions process is easy to do. By contacting our friendly team, we’ll get to know you better. Through a series of questions and by using the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) criteria, we can reach a better understanding of your needs when it comes to treatment and care.

    The ASAM continuum of care is a spectrum of varying levels of care needed to treat addiction and is influenced by your own personal experience of addiction. From early intervention and outpatient services, right through to medically managed inpatient services, we can find the right level of care for you.

    By using the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) we can reach a full diagnosis of any underlying mental health issues that may affect or be due to your addiction. Understanding all aspects of your disease and mental health means we can treat your addiction thoroughly and more precisely, for a more effective long-term recovery.

    Once this assessment had been made you will be advised on your best possible options for treatment recovery. For those seeking help for a loved one, you may want to hear more about the intervention process for addiction.

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

    Intervention at the Right Time


    Within the first stages of the ASAM continuum of care is intervention. Important for those who believe a loved one may be suffering from drug or alcohol-related problems.

    Interventions can be carried out in several ways.

    Oftentimes those suffering from a substance abuse disorder (SUD) may be in denial of the fact the problem is present. This can be shown through redirecting conversations about the matter or their consumption, secretive behaviour, down-playing behaviours or justifying them and showing aggression when mentioned.

    Intervention is a way to help those come to terms with the problem and their need to seek help. Intervention can be done alone by close family, friends, or a colleague but more often than not are more successful when a professional addiction counsellor is also present.

    This is known as a professionally assisted intervention.

    By having an addiction counsellor present, they can act as a passive and non-judgmental voice of reason for those involved. You can also benefit from their presence by having immediate information on the help necessary for recovery.

    You’ll have the opportunity to refer the afflicted to a drug & alcohol rehab Southend-on-Sea during the meeting which can speed up the process and make attending treatment a smoother transition.

    Who Can We help? And What is Rehab?


    Finding the right treatments or drug & alcohol rehab Southend-on-Sea can oftentimes be an added stressor for those suffering from addiction. Rehab Recovery aims to alleviate this task from those affected by laying out the options available and suited to your individual needs.

    We treat patients suffering from a range of drug & alcohol problems, from drug misuse, abuse, or addiction. It’s important to note that not all drug-related problems need full residential rehabilitation, and you will only be recommended this option if it is necessary to your healing process.

    Residential rehabilitation is however recommended to those who drink 30 or more units of alcohol a day, people who may find home detoxes significantly hard, those who have tried over and over to quit by themselves and those who experience delirium tremens or alcoholic seizures. All of which are known as high risk.

    The DSM criteria will highlight to you where you fit on this scale during your assessment. For those with alcohol problems specifically, it is also possible to give yourself an Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT) to see where you lie on the scale for alcoholism.

    Rehabilitation recovery is available in several ways. For those suffering acute addiction, you may be referred to outpatient programmes where you will detox from home while attending therapy sessions.

    But for those attending full drug & alcohol residential rehab, you’ll experience three main stages.

    Your first step will be to detox from the substance. It’s important to note that rehabilitation is not about managing the drug or reducing harm from it but in creating full abstinence from the substance.

    Therapy is one of the main drivers in a successful recovery. It will be where you learn a new way of life and how to change your thought processes.

    There are several therapy options discussed below. With alternatives for those who worry about speaking in group settings.

    Relapse prevention is instilled in all our practices, including Aftercare. After your visit to our drug & alcohol rehab in Southend-on-Sea, you’ll be asked to attend therapy and medical check-ins periodically to ensure you’re still on the right track.

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

    The initial detox process


    Withdrawal symptoms can differ from substance to substance due to the severity of your problem.

    Symptoms you may exhibit can include flu-like symptoms such as a runny nose, sweating, vomiting and nausea, muscle pains, irritability, shakes, fatigue and sleeping problems, among others. In severe cases, delirium tremens and seizures.

    There is a range of medications that can tackle withdrawal symptoms and your medical assistants will prescribe you with right drugs to eliminate your personal withdrawal symptoms. A benefit only afforded to those who seek residential rehab.

    However, at-home detox programmes are available for those wishing to seek outpatient options.

    Librium is a brand of chlordiazepoxide which is a benzodiazepine used for its sedative effects on those suffering from anxiety. It can make the initial wave of alcohol detox more tolerable for those detoxing at home.

    This treatment is planned by your addiction counsellor, and you’ll be given a plan of how many to take each day of your detox.

    Whether you can use this treatment is dependent on your withdrawal symptoms, age, height, weight, addiction history, any other medications you take, and a full blood screening is needed.

    However, side effects can occur, such as drowsiness, nausea and vomiting, swelling and skin rash, blurred vision and constipation. It’s important to let your doctor assess whether this option is the right one for you.

    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 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.

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

    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 the 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 drug & rehab Southend-on-Sea?


    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.

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

    The Wide Range of Therapy Options Available


    There are several methods that will be decided based on the help you need specifically. Some options are explained below:

    Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is one of the leading therapy treatments for those suffering from depression, anxiety, trauma and addiction. Through understanding the way our thought processes influence our behaviour, we can learn to rewire negative thoughts into positive thinking patterns.

    Trauma-Focused Therapies can include trauma-based cognitive behaviour therapy or Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) which is known to be more effective than CBT alone. EMDR works by reconnecting the traumatised person in a measured way to the emotions, images and body sensations associated with their trauma.

    This allows you to heal through adapting thoughts.

    Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (REBT) focuses more on emotional problems and how to combat irrational emotions. For us to heal and experience growth, our thought must be rational and healthy.

    Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a client-based treatment where a therapist will use emphatic listening to help you reach realisations through empowerment and motivation.

    Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) is available to those who have been given a dual diagnosis upon assessment. This therapy works on generating interpersonal skills, regulating your emotions, building distress intolerance, and creating mindfulness practices throughout your daily life.

    Family Systems Therapies are also available to those who have seen a significant decline in their marital, familial, or platonic relationships. Sessions can include building coping skills and planning for the future, marital counselling, vocational and employability counselling and improving communications among others.

    These therapies can be facilitated within both group and individual settings, based on your preferences. For those who find it difficult to express themselves verbally or in the presence of others, alternative therapies such as art or music therapy can also be requested.

    With so many options available it may feel daunting to decide which is best, but this is where our therapists can help. All treatments from detox to aftercare are tailored to your needs only, as rehab is not a ‘one-size-fits-all’.

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

    Aftercare benefits


    During these sessions, you will not only be sharing and listening to the recovery experiences of like-minded people but also be building a support network to keep you motivated.

    Meeting others who share similar experiences affords you a specific connection that can become a lifelong friendship.

    You’ll be offered a sponsor to keep you on track with time and become a sponsor for others like yourself at earlier stages of recovery.

    The Cost of Rehab and Alternative Options


    The cost of your rehabilitation experience will depend on the length of your stay, this is determined by the severity of your problem and the substance involved.

    There are many drug & alcohol rehabs Southend-on-Sea, from council-funded to luxury clinics. These can have a massive impact on how much you will pay.

    However, for 10-day stays, you’ll be looking at around £2,000-£6,000 based on your room preference.

    Rooms can be single occupancy or multiple occupancies and you can request these at your preference. For longer stays of the full 28 days as recommended, rehab can cost between £8,000-£12,000.

    Again, depending on the room of your choice.

    There are free options available when it comes to recovery. These can be in the form of local charities and action groups, by reaching out to them you can find sponsors and group sessions free to attend.

    Support groups such as Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA) are free to attend and can give you a comforting and welcoming support network to see you through your recovery.

    There are also council-funded services. However, oftentimes this does not include the security of residential rehab in Southend-on-Sea, but more a range of outpatient options.

    Speak to your GP to find out what they can offer through the NHS.

    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.

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

    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 one step closer to reality, contact Rehab Recovery today without delay.

    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.

    We also offer our drug and alcohol rehab services in a wide variety of locations across the UK, including Sussex, Oxfordshire, Brighton, Reading, Berkshire, Slough, Croydon, Chelmsford, Newham and more!

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

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