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Drug and Alcohol Rehab in Devon

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

    Drug and Alcohol Rehab in Devon

    Are you a social drinker or casual drug user? Is your consumption of drugs and/or alcohol getting out of hand? Or perhaps you suffer from a history of alcoholism or drug addiction?

    No matter what your circumstances may be, you can be assured Rehab Recovery is on hand to transfer you to a place where you no longer rely on drugs or alcohol to ‘get through your day.’

    Rehab Recovery offers a range of alcohol and drug addiction treatments in Devon that are designed to secure your long-term recovery from drug and alcohol use.

    Get the help you need from a drug and alcohol rehab in Devon by calling our expert team today on 0800 088 66 86

    What is addiction like in Devon?

    Drug Addiction Statistics

    If you’re struggling with drug addiction, then here are some useful statistics. [1]

    With more and more people experimenting with drugs, it’s now believed that one in every eleven adults (aged between 16 and 59) have tried at least one drug in the past 12 months.

    The younger the individual, the more likely they’ve tried at least one form of drug, as one in every five individuals is believed to have taken a drug in the past 12 months.

    This includes drugs such as cannabis, cocaine, heroin and other drugs ranging in classifications from Class A, Class B and Class C.

    Although lots of people consume Class C drugs casually, it is now believed that 3.4% of all adults in the UK have admitted to consuming at least one Class A drug in the past 12 months.

    Class A drugs are extremely dangerous and harmful to the body, and if you are found in possession of a Class A drug then you might be fined or prosecuted.

    This statistic increases the younger the individual, with 7.4% of all individuals aged 16–24 years old admitting to consuming at least one Class A drug over the last year.

    Lots of people might believe that these statistics mainly represent people who are simply experimenting with drugs, consuming them once and then never again.

    Nevertheless, this isn’t true.

    In fact, 2.1% of adults in the UK (aged between 16 and 59) have admitted to consuming drugs frequently. The younger you are, the more this statistic increases with 4.3% of all individuals aged 16-24 having admitted to doing the same.

    Alcohol Addiction Statistics

    Likewise, if you’re struggling with an addiction to alcohol, then it’s important to understand the statistics around alcohol addiction.

    The WHO (World Health Organisation) carried out a study [2] that revealed that approximately 3 million people die from alcohol abuse every year across the world. That is a statistic that nobody can ignore.

    In addition to this statistic, between the years 2018 and 2019, a total of 358,000 people were admitted to the hospital due to their addiction to alcohol.

    Due to the media, lots of people believe that young people consume the most alcohol out of all age demographics.

    However, this is not true.

    The NHS carried out a study and found that it is actually individuals aged between 55 and 64 who consumed the most alcohol on a weekly basis in the UK.

    It’s statistics like this that make professionals in the industry increasingly concerned about drug and alcohol addiction.

    More and more people are experimenting with drugs and alcohol.

    If you’re currently experimenting with drugs or alcohol, or if you’re growing increasingly worried about your addiction or a loved one, then it’s time to seek help.

    Beat your addiction with the help of a drug and alcohol rehab in Devon by giving our team a call on 0800 088 66 86

    What is the disease model of addiction?

    If you’re suffering from a drug or alcohol addiction [3] in the Devon area, then you should understand the disease model of addiction.

    The disease model of addiction believes that addiction is a disease and not a moral failing. Addiction is not considered a ‘choice’ or ‘moral failing’ on behalf of the addiction sufferer.

    Due to this, if you’re struggling with an addiction then you are not capable of controlling your abuse and consumption.

    The disease model of addiction also highlights that if you’re struggling from an addiction then it can only ever be treated by detoxing and withdrawing from the drug whilst maintaining sober for the rest of your life.

    If you follow this model, then you’re likely to start seeing addiction as a health issue rather than a moral failing, which is helpful when aiding recovery.

    If you’re struggling with an addiction, then do not blame yourself. Seeing your addiction as a disease in this way, it will remove any form of shame you’re currently experiencing.

    You can read more about the disease of addiction here.

    Rehab in Devon offers services for every type of addiction [4], including:

    Learn more about how this approach can provide effective addiction treatment in Devon by calling us today on 0800 088 66 86

    What is alcohol addiction?


    There are different categories of alcohol problems. This ranges from zero problems sticking to NHS drinking guidelines, to being diagnosed with an alcohol use disorder.

    An alcohol addiction is the most severe of the categories, as it is classed as an alcohol use disorder.

    While it is possible to have a moderate addiction to alcohol, this is still more dangerous than having a dependency problem.

    Once the issue has passed into addiction, it is much harder to treat.

    That being said, it is a common myth that addiction is untreatable. Whilst it cannot be ‘cured’ [5] in the traditional sense, it can go into remission after high-quality treatment in Devon.

    Even if an individual is drinking alcohol regularly and in large doses [6], they are not necessarily addicted to alcohol. Only 10-15% of people [7] who consume alcohol end up struggling with dependence or addiction.

    We have to look at other measures to find out whether alcohol addiction is present (as well as drinking frequency and volume).

    Keeping an eye out for typical signs and symptoms [8] is one of the best ways to spot alcohol addiction. This includes investigating tolerance, withdrawal symptoms and mental health symptoms, alongside considering typical causes such as the 4-Ps (Parents, Partner, Past and Present) [9].

    Different types of alcoholics will suffer from slightly different symptoms – for example, a type one alcoholic [10] will display behaviour relating to high harm avoidance, low novelty-seeking, and high reward dependence, whilst a type two alcoholic [11] will typically display high novelty-seeking behaviour and is more commonly linked with exposure to alcohol at a young age.

    Getting the right treatment [12] for your particular alcohol use disorder is essential in overcoming addiction, and the sooner the better, particularly as alcohol addiction can reduce an individual’s expected lifespan by as much as 28 years [13].

    Whether you are older or younger [14], an alcohol addiction is a serious disease that needs professional help to address properly.

    To get the help you need to overcome alcohol addiction at a drug and alcohol rehab in Devon, give our expert team a call on 0800 088 66 86

    What impacts can drug and alcohol addiction have on a person?

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    Drug and alcohol addictions can cause a range of negative or dangerous symptoms affecting the body, mind, or both. Some common examples are:

    • Personality changes
    • Tolerance (getting used to a certain dosage/exposure and needing more of it)
    • Lack of control over addictive behaviour
    • Weight changes
    • Problems with speech, memory, and/or concentration
    • Denial
    • Delusions
    • Insomnia
    • Loss of consciousness
    • Trembling


    Alcohol addiciton in particular has the potential to do great damage to the body [15], with some of the most common related issues being:

    It is these co-occurring issues that have become the leading cause of death among alcoholics [17].

    Depression, anxiety, psychosis, and antisocial behaviour are also some of the most widely seen mental consequences of alcohol addiction [18]. 

    These symptoms are apparent in most addictions. However, different substances and behaviours have different effects, and each individual will react to stimuli in a different way.

    One person with a cocaine addiction may only have insomnia as their primary symptom, whereas another may have flu-like symptoms, paranoia, and reduced brain activity [19].

    Thus, observing the symptoms of addiction does not always tell us how severe the addiction is.

    It’s important to take a comprehensive approach by looking at many different factors that influence severity.

    Fortunately, this is exactly what happens when a patient arrives at a residential rehab centre in Devon.

    What impacts can drug and alcohol addiction have on families?

    If one person in a family is addicted to alcohol, we don’t have to look far to find direct effects on someone else in the home. This applies to parents, children, spouses, and anyone else who is close to someone with an alcohol problem.

    Witnessing someone’s life deteriorate due to alcohol can be extremely destabilising. Some people end up turning to alcohol to cope with this, as this is the pattern they have witnessed at home, and this increases their chances of developing an alcohol use disorder.

    Not everyone turns to alcohol in this situation.

    It’s also very common to become anxious around alcohol, which may affect one’s mental health. Though staying sober is a sensible choice, people who become anxious about drinking may struggle with their personal relationships and social life.

    There is an idea that alcoholism needs to be hidden from the world due to the shame it can bring on families.

    For people who are covering up alcoholism at home, the secrecy can increase levels of anxiety and depression.

    When an adolescent is exposed to their parent’s alcoholism, they are at a higher risk of being disciplined harshly, and their parent is likely to be emotionally unavailable [20]. These issues can affect teen development, potentially causing mental health disorders to develop.

    If you’ve started to notice the impact of addiction in yourself or a loved one, talk to us today on 0800 088 66 86

    Why do drug and alcohol rehabs in Devon practice abstinence?

    Abstinence is defined as having self-controlled restraint. It is when you actively stop yourself from indulging in activities that give you some form of pleasure.

    If you attend a rehab centre for a drug or alcohol addiction in the Devon area, then your aim will be to achieve complete abstinence, rather than temporarily stopping your consumption.

    Therefore, your time at rehab will be mostly spent on achieving abstinence.

    Reducing your intake of an addictive substance simply is not enough to fully recover.

    Experts have agreed [21] that abstinence is far more effective than harm reduction or moderation management

    By achieving complete abstinence, you will gain better sleep, improved memory and better overall physical and mental well-being.

    Ensure that you have the best chance to achieve abstinence at a drug and alcohol rehab in Devon by calling us today on 0800 088 66 86

    Why is addiction so hard to overcome?

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    Most people with addiction in Devon do not seek professional help. Others attempt to get treatment but do not complete a full programme, or relapse following treatment.

    There are many reasons for addiction being so difficult to overcome.

    One is that we don’t always know why someone has developed a substance use disorder, and when the individual doesn’t know their triggers, they may continuously expose themselves to temptation without knowing it.

    For example, if their addiction has largely developed due to a mental health condition such as schizophrenia, it is going to be very difficult to overcome until the condition is treated professionally.

    It is also hard to get sober due to judgement from others.

    This is a particular problem with alcoholism recovery, as many people view alcohol as a harmless substance that doesn’t need to be avoided.

    Research has found [22] that people with addiction are much more likely to stay abstinent if they get help from their local community and national policy.

    The more people feel supported in their long-term recovery, the more likely they will stay sober for the rest of their life.

    Get the help you need to overcome addiction at a drug and alcohol rehab in Devon – give our experts a call today on 0800 088 66 86

    What are the benefits of alcohol rehab?

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    An easier question to answer would be ‘What are the drawbacks of alcohol rehab?’

    For patients who present a readiness to recover, alcohol rehab is beneficial for their mental health, physical health, and ability to stay sober permanently.

    Combining a medically-assisted detox, therapy and aftercare, alcohol rehab ticks all boxes when it comes to comprehensive addiction treatment.

    Treatments are given by medical professionals, so the patient is in the safest possible place in case of a medical emergency.

    A study by Costello [23] found that the most successful treatment for alcoholism is ‘small programs using a variety of intensive techniques’, which is exactly what rehab in Devon is.

    As each treatment centre approaches addiction recovery differently, we can only cover the specific benefits when we have helped you to find the right rehab in Devon.

    Secure a place at your ideal drug and alcohol rehab in Devon by contacting our experts on 0800 088 66 86

    What are the benefits of residential drug and alcohol rehab in Devon?

    If you attend a rehab centre in the Devon area, then you will receive a whole host of benefits, including the following.

    The Best Environment

    By attending residential rehab, you will be placing yourself in the best possible environment to recover.

    You will be surrounded by other individuals who are also hoping and trying to recover, as well as healthcare professionals who will also motivate you.

    Removed from any Temptations

    In addition to this, you will be removing yourself from any temptations that might exist at home or during your daily, normal life and routine. These could include friends, family members, places or actual exposure to the addictive substance.

    Time to Reflect

    By giving yourself some time away from your daily life, a lot of emphasis will be placed on reflecting on your addiction and day-to-day life. You will be given the opportunity to reflect on the past, present and future as well as your long-term recovery plans.

    24/7 Care and Support

    By attending residential rehab in the Devon area, you will receive 24/7 care and medical support from professionals.

    Top of the Range Treatment

    In addition to these many benefits, by attending residential rehab in the Devon area, you will receive the very best treatment possible. You will be assessed upon arrival, and given a personalised treatment plan that caters for your needs.

    Enjoy the many benefits of a drug and alcohol rehab in Devon by giving our team a call today on 0800 088 66 86

    Private rehab vs council-funded rehab in Devon – Which is better?

    Lots of people in the UK get confused when it comes to private and ‘NHS rehab.’ In reality, there is no such thing as NHS rehab, only NHS-funded rehab.

    Unfortunately, due to cuts in the NHS, they are not able to provide NHS rehab centres, only NHS-funded places and beds in private rehab centres.

    1. Cons of Private Rehab

    The biggest con of attending private rehab is that it is expensive. Read below for some more information on how much rehab costs.

    2. Pros of Private Rehab

    Whilst private rehab might be expensive, there are many pros to attending. For example, you will completely skip the waiting list which can sometimes take weeks, if not months.

    You will also receive top-of-the-range treatment options, as well as a relapse prevention plan that will help you stay sober when you leave rehab.

    3. Cons of NHS-Funded Rehab

    By attending NHS-funded rehab, you will have to endure the long waiting list that can have you waiting up to months to receive treatment.

    You will also get less one to one time with healthcare professionals and might be treated for a mental health issue or dual diagnosis separately.

    4. Pros of NHS-Funded Rehab

    The main benefit of receiving NHS-funded rehab is that you will not have to pay for your time in rehab or your treatment.

    Additionally, you will likely be placed in a local rehab centre which means that you will still be close to friends or family members.

    For help choosing between private and NHS rehab in Devon, give our expert team a call today on 0800 088 66 86

    Why is residential rehab in Devon not for everyone?

    Whilst there are a whole host of benefits to attending residential rehab, unfortunately, it is not for everyone.

    In fact, you might only be deemed suitable for residential rehab if you meet the following criteria.

    • If you suffer from suicidal thoughts or have in the past.
    • If you drink more than thirty units every day.
    • If you’ve tried to recover in the past multiple times but failed each time.
    • If you suffer from a significant mental health condition.
    • If you’ve ever been violent whilst drunk or on drugs.
    • If you suffer from Wernicke’s Encephalopathy or delirium tremens.

    The DSM-IV-TR [24] also has a list of diagnostic criteria that is also used by professionals to assess whether or not someone is suitable for residential rehab.

    • If you have continued to abuse the substance for a long period of time, despite understanding the harm it is doing to your body.
    • If you have an extremely high tolerance.
    • If you have continued to abuse the drug for a long period of time to avoid any unpleasant withdrawal symptoms.

    For help choosing between private and NHS rehab in Devon, give our expert team a call today on 0800 088 66 86

    How do I know if I need rehab in Devon?

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    It can be tricky to work out the timing of rehab in Devon. Perhaps you have periods of being on track with sobriety, and then periods of relapse.

    You may hope that one day, everything will fall into place without the help of professional rehab.

    However, it would be a mistake to trust that you will miraculously recover one day.

    Even if you’re currently doing well, relapse is always a serious threat. Going to rehab in Devon is the best way to lower your risk permanently.

    Once you’ve completed the rehab programme (including aftercare), you will have everything you need to cope independently when temptation strikes.

    If you decide against this, there is a chance that you will relapse in a life-threatening way.

    Severe withdrawal symptoms [25] can cause dehydration, elevated blood sodium levels, and heart failure.

    This is commonly associated with ‘cold turkey’ withdrawal, rather than the tapering method that takes place at rehab.

    Rehab provides you with the safety measures that are necessary in the transition from drug use to sobriety.

    The risk of passing away from withdrawal at a treatment centre is much lower than the risk of dying when supervision is not available.

    For people with mild dependence issues, the risk is much lower. However, to avoid developing a severe addiction in the future, we still recommend completing a full 28-day programme at rehab in Devon.

    Ultimately, if you are concerned about your drug habits in any way, you shouldn’t rule out rehab as a way to control your addictive behaviours and prevent relapse.

    Not sure if drug and alcohol rehab in Devon is right for your needs? Talk it over with our experts on 0800 088 66 86

    What are the alternatives to going to rehab in Devon?

    Professionally supported drug and alcohol rehab is one of the best ways to recover from addiction, but it isn’t for everyone.

    Thankfully there are many alternative services available in Devon.

    1. SMART Meetings

    SMART group meetings are a fantastic alternative to attending residential rehab and will help you with your motivation to recover, ignoring and overcoming your cravings, triggers and any other negative emotions.

    2. AA or Narcotics Anonymous

    In addition to SMART meetings, there is also Alcoholics Anonymous [26] or Narcotics Anonymous [27]. Both groups have been around for a very long time, so are very much tried and tested.

    They believe in the 12-step method, which gives you motivation, support and advice through the concept of a higher power.

    3. Home Detox

    If group therapy just is not for you, then you should consider a home detox.

    By receiving a home detox, you will receive daily, one-to-one phone calls from healthcare professionals as well as personalised medication in the post.

    4. Al-Anon Family Group Meetings

    Group family meetings are also another form of alternative treatment. By attending meetings with your family, they will better understand your addiction whilst learning how to help you move forward.

    5. Outpatient Treatment Via a Local Drug & Alcohol Team in Devon

    If you’re unsure about residential rehab, then outpatient treatment might be for you.

    By attending outpatient treatment, you will be able to receive one to one, daily treatment and care from healthcare professionals whilst going home each day to live your normal, daily life.

    Whatever help you need – whether from a conventional drug or alcohol rehab in Devon, or from one of these excellent alternative drug addiction treatment services – give our expert team a call today on 0800 088 66 86

    What is the admissions process like for drug and alcohol rehab in Devon?

    When it comes to recovering from a drug or alcohol addiction in the Devon area, it’s important to understand the admissions process and criteria.

    The ASAM (American Society of Addiction Medicine)[28] uses a range of factors and dimensions to determine if someone is suitable to be admitted into rehab.

    Dimension 1 – Detox History and Potential

    If you want to be admitted to a rehab centre in the Devon area, then it’s important for healthcare professionals to understand how likely it is that you’ll complete a detox programme.

    They will look at both your detox history and potential, by looking at how many times you’ve tried to detox in the past. This will help the team to determine what kind of treatment options are best for you.

    Dimension 2 – Physical Well-being

    Before you can be admitted to a rehab centre Devon, healthcare professionals will want to assess your physical well-being. They will want to know about any underlying physical health issues so that they can treat your detox and withdrawal symptoms properly and safely.

    Dimension 3 – Mental Well-being

    In addition to your physical health, your mental health will also be assessed. It’s important that you are assessed psychologically so that the team can provide you with the best therapy and treatment options.

    Dimension 4 – Your Commitment

    If you want to be admitted to a rehab centre in Devon, then you will need to be committed to the cause. On admission, this will also be assessed.

    Dimension 5 – Relapse History

    It’s also important that healthcare professionals are aware of any previous attempts to recover in the past and to understand whether or not you have ever relapsed.

    This is important to understand so that healthcare professionals can avoid any previously unsuccessful treatment options.

    Dimension 6 – Home Environment

    In order to ensure that you are able to remain sober when you leave rehab, the team will try to determine what your home environment looks like. This is because there are often a lot of unhelpful triggers at home.

    Once the professionals have assessed you on these six dimensions, your addiction will be categorised into a mild, moderate or severe addiction.

    If you resonate with two or three of the above dimensions, then it’s likely that you have a mild addiction.

    If you see yourself in four or five of them, then your addiction is moderate.

    If you see yourself in five or move of the above dimensions then it is believed that your addiction is severe.

    Start the admissions process for a drug and alcohol rehab in Devon today by calling us on 0800 088 66 86

    What is the Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT)?

    In addition to the above 6 dimensions, the AUDIT test [29] is often used by healthcare professionals.

    An AUDIT consists of a total of ten questions that centre around your addiction. These questions include:

    • How many times in the last year have you craved alcohol or drugs in the morning?
    • How often have you regretted drinking in the last 12 months?
    • How often do you cancel your plans to consume the substance?
    • How often can you not remember the night before due to your consumption?
    • How many units of alcohol do you drink on a weekly basis?
    • Have you ever hurt yourself or other people whilst intoxicated with the addictive substance(s) in question?
    • How often do you drink more than 6 units if you’re a woman?
    • How often do you drink more than 8 units if you’re a man?
    • How often do you struggle to stop consuming the addictive substance?
    • Has a friend, family member or doctor ever expressed worry or concern about your addiction?

    In response to the above questions, you can answer in the five following way:

    • Never
    • Monthly or less
    • 2 – 4 times a month
    • 2 – 3 times a week
    • 4 or more times a week

    Each answer is numbered, and if you score 13 points or more you are believed to be dependent on the addictive substance [5].

    If this is the case, you should seek help from a professional.

    You can also use the CAGE questionnaire [30] to help identify whether you have an alcohol addiction or not. This questionnair works in a similar way to the AUDIT as it is also based on a point system. There are 4 questions with YES or NO answers; the more points you have the higher the likelihood that you have an addiction.

    These questions are:

    • Have you ever felt that you ought to C ut down on your drinking?
    • Do you get A nnoyed by criticism of your drinking?
    • Do you ever feel G uilty about your drinking?
    • Do you ever take an E arly-morning drink (eye-opener) to get the day started or to get rid of a hangover

    The DSM-5 (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders – 5th Edition) is an additional way that helps to identify different disorders through categorisation of different behaviours.

    Do you think that you could use the help of an alcohol rehab in Devon? Then give our team a call on 0800 088 66 86

    When is a professional intervention in Devon needed?

    Recognising that you have a problem is the first step to overcoming addiction [31], but it is rarely an easy process.

    If you are a loved one of someone suffering from a drug or alcohol addiction, then it’s important that you understand what a professional intervention is and when it is needed.

    An intervention, in its simplest form, is a planned meeting with your loved one who’s struggling where you voice your concern and worries about their addiction.

    You should do so in a calm and relaxed manner, where the individual feels like you are there to help them, not attack them.

    On top of voicing your concern, you should also provide the individual with a list of treatment options.

    If you want to hold a calm, professional intervention then you should also consider involving an intervention specialist who can help guide and advise you.

    You should hold the intervention in a quiet, safe space where the loved one won’t feel embarrassed about discussing their addiction.

    You should also only involve individuals who know the individual well and who also have a vested interest in the individual’s wellbeing.

    It is also a great idea to read up on CRAFT, which stands for Community Reinforcement And Family Training [32].

    CRAFT advises families and loved ones on how to hold an intervention, whilst also providing a whole host of tips, strategies, and advice [6].

    Can I force my loved one to go to drug and alcohol rehab in Devon?

    In the UK, it is not legal to force a loved one to go to rehab. Similarly, all rehab patients are allowed to leave treatment whenever they want to (although this may not necessarily be advised).

    The exception is if your child is battling addiction. As they are under 18, you can make the decision on their behalf.

    Just because certain interventions allow this to happen does not mean it’s the optimal method for getting your teen into rehab.

    Strict interventions can make young people feel harassed and judged, so it’s always best to take a gentle approach first.

    It is understandable that you would want to force your teen to get professional help in Devon. When someone is deep in addiction, they make choices that leave their relatives feeling frustrated and overwhelmed.

    However, removing your child’s choice will not result in a successful recovery They have to get help when they are ready, and this often takes time.

    Before jumping to severe measures (which could be necessary in life-threatening scenarios), explore models such as child-parent psychotherapy or systemic interventions [33].

    Make sure that your loved one gets the help they need from a drug and alcohol rehab in Devon by calling our team today on 0800 088 66 86

    How much does rehab cost in Devon?

    If you’re looking to attend a drug or alcohol rehab centre in the Devon area, then you should be aware of the associated cost of attending rehab.

    The cost of rehab depends on how long you stay there, as well as if you opt for a private or shared room.

    A 10-day programme in a single room costs between £3,000 and £6,000, whereas a shared room is a lot cheaper, at £2,000 – £4,000.

    If you stay for a longer period of time, say 28 days, then you should expect between £8,000 – £10,000 for a private room and £6,000 for a shared room.

    If these costs are too expensive for you, then you should speak to your doctor about receiving NHS-funded rehab.

    Alternatively, you should also consider at-home rehab. This costs approximately £1,500 but is not as effective as attending residential rehab.

    To learn how much your stay at a drug and alcohol rehab in Devon is likely to cost, give our team a call today on 0800 088 66 86

    I can’t afford drug and alcohol rehab and I don’t have insurance – what can I do?

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    The first step would be to check for NHS-funded treatment options in Devon.

    Although they are usually unavailable, it’s always worth a try. Patients with NHS-funded care often do not have to pay towards their care; it works the same way as staying in an NHS hospital.

    If you happen to have private health insurance through work or another means, you may be able to get free or discounted rehab treatment. Check with the insurance provider to find out what is covered.

    To keep rehab costs low, you could pay for just one phase of treatment. For example, if you have a heroin addiction, you could purchase a heroin detox at rehab and then utilise free self-help groups in Devon after this.

    Individuals who cannot afford any element of rehab can go to self-help meetings as often as desired for the rest of their life. Organisations such as Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous offer free meetings in Devon on a regular basis.

    We cannot promise that the results will be as great – rehab in Devon is our top recommendation for most patients. However, attending 12-step meetings is without a doubt a much better strategy than avoiding professional help altogether.

    It is proven [34] that these groups lead to a decrease in alcohol and drug use, whereas attempting to get sober alone is associated with frequent relapse.

    Whatever help you need from a drug and alcohol rehab in Devon to overcome addiction, talk to us today on 0800 088 66 86

    What are some tips on choosing the right rehab centre in Devon?

    If you want to receive addiction counselling at a rehab centre in the Devon area, then read the below tips. It’s important that you choose the right rehab centre for your needs.

    • Look for rehab centres that have been open a while.
    • Look for rehab centres that have good reviews and testimonials.
    • Speak to your doctor about what kind of treatment needs you will need and seek out rehab centres that have a good reputation for these treatment options.
    • Read up on residential and outpatient rehab to understand the difference.
    • Consider the costs carefully.
    • Ask to speak to a member of the team to talk you through their process.

    Make sure that you choose the perfect alcohol and drug rehab in Devon for your needs by calling us today on 0800 088 66 86

    How do I prepare for addiction rehab in Devon?

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    Recovery programmes in Devon are centred around the idea of relapse prevention. [35]

    This principle should be taken into account before the patient even steps foot in drug and alcohol rehab.

    This means that you should only go to rehab if you feel you are ready, otherwise your relapse risk is heightened.

    Preparing for rehab is difficult as you have to battle complex emotions while remaining practical. Get as much support as possible from your loved ones, as you do not need unnecessary stress on your plate.

    With the help of people you trust, start to plan:

    • Taking time off work
    • Asking someone to house sit/pet sit
    • Packing your suitcase
    • Informing people (e.g., employer, family members) if desired
    • Organising bills
    • Establishing healthy sleep hygiene
    • Arranging childcare

    Liaise with your treatment centre to confirm what you need to plan. If you are allowed to take your mobile phone, it’s a good idea to remove any contacts who are bad influences in terms of your addiction.

    Ensure that you have everything you need at an alcohol and drug rehab in Devon by talking to our team on 0800 088 66 86

    What is a detox and do I need one?

    If you’re hoping to attend a rehab centre in the Devon area, then it is important that you understand what a detox is, and whether or not you need one.

    Detox is when an individual abstains from an addictive substance in an attempt to rid the body of that substance.

    If you’re addicted to a drug or alcohol, then you will most likely need to attend a detox programme before you can receive any other help or treatment, such as therapy.

    Detoxing and withdrawing from any addictive substance can bring with it some unpleasant side effects and symptoms. If these symptoms go unmanaged, then they can cause some serious health concerns.

    That is why it is really important to detox in a safe environment such as a rehab centre.

    Withdrawal symptoms include:

    • Excessive sweating
    • Excessive shaking
    • Anxiety
    • Paranoia
    • Severe feelings of agitation
    • Insomnia

    If you undergo your detox at a rehab centre, then it is likely that you will be assisted by the prescription drug Librium. Librium is a medication commonly given to those struggling with alcohol withdrawal symptoms and anxiety.

    You may also be prescribed Chlordiazepoxide or Acamprosate [36], alongside specific anti-anxiety medications like SSRIs [37]. Detox with the support of medicine is known as a medically-assisted detox.

    This is just one of several prescription drugs that are commonly used to tackle addiction at a drug or alcohol rehab clinic in Devon.

    Continued abuse of substances such as alcohol or drugs can cause long-term complications, which include but aren’t limited to:

    If you are affected by a substance use disorder, you may have developed a physical dependence. This means that your body physically needs the substance and that stopping cold turkey could be very dangerous [39]. You could get alcohol withdrawal syndrome (for those addicted to alcohol).

    Physical dependence to heroin is also very dangerous due to the heroin withdrawal process and should be monitored by doctors or medical staff.

    Make sure that your detox is effective and lasting with the help of one of the many effective drug and alcohol rehab clinics in Devon – give our team a call today on 0800 088 66 86

    How long does rehab in Devon last?

    On average it takes a person between six months and five years [40] to overcome addiction, however rehab will not last this long.

    The length needed in rehab is different for each person.

    However, there is often a 7-day minimum stay for those undergoing alcohol detox, and 28 days is also often recommended to then focus on your treatment, which includes things like therapy and relapse prevention planning.

    However, it’s important to remember that you might not need to attend a detox programme prior to your recovery treatment. This depends greatly on what type of substance you are addicted to.

    For example, if you are addicted to alcohol, opioids (Buprenorphine) or benzos then you will need to undergo a detox first. However, if you’re addicted to cannabis or cocaine then you will not need to.

    This is because drugs like alcohol and opioids are physically addictive as well as mentally, whereas cocaine and cannabis is only mentally addictive.

    Maintaining sobriety is no easy feat, but we are here to help you on this journey. At rehab you will learn new coping mechanisms and relearn your ways of thinking. Rehabs provide person-centred care and can give you options on sober living houses after you leave the facility if needed.

    See below for more information on what types of drugs are physically and mentally addictive.

    To find out how long you are likely to stay at a drug and alcohol rehab in Devon, give our team a call today on 0800 088 66 86

    What types of addiction are treated at drug and alcohol rehab in Devon?

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    The most common type of addiction that is treated at rehab in Devon is substance addiction, which refers to any addiction involving a particular consumable substance,

    This can include:

    Behavioural addictions also respond well to inpatient treatment. Some examples of behavioural addictions include:

    Whatever the addiction you are suffering from, get help from a drug and alcohol rehab in Devon by giving us a call on 0800 088 66 86

    How do I access cocaine rehab in Devon?

    Cocaine is a psychologically addictive drug, one that can be extremely hard to beat without attending cocaine rehab.

    However, it is not physically addictive. Because of this, you will not need to attend a cocaine detox.

    However, you will still need to attend rehab for lengthy treatment and therapy so that you can overcome the physiologically addictive side of cocaine or crack cocaine addiction.

    Overcome your addiction to cocaine with the help of a drug and alcohol rehab in Devon  – call us today on 0800 088 66 86

    How do I access heroin rehab in Devon?


    Unlike cocaine, heroin is both mentally and physically addictive.

    Therefore, if you are suffering from heroin addiction, you will need to undergo both a physical heroin detox and an extensive heroin treatment plan.

    These treatment options will include therapy such as CBT, DBT, group therapy and family therapy.

    Overcome your addiction to heroin with the help of a drug and alcohol rehab in Devon  – call us today on 0800 088 66 86

    How do I access cannabis rehab in Devon?


    If you are struggling with an addiction to cannabis in the Devon area, then you will need to attend rehab.

    However, as cannabis is not physically addictive, you will not need to undergo a cannabis detox.

    Your rehab for cannabis addiction will consist of therapy, including family therapy to help your family find ways to support you once you leave rehab.

    Overcome your addiction to cannabis with the help of a drug and alcohol rehab in Devon  – call us today on 0800 088 66 86

    What therapies are available at a drug and alcohol rehab in Devon?


    The following forms of therapy target the psychiatric conditions as previously mentioned above. These treatment options are often provided in most rehab centres in the Devon area.

    1. Brief Interventions

    Brief Interventions are commonly used by professionals to assess an individual’s addiction and ability to recover at home, without attending residential rehab.

    2. Holistic Therapies

    Holistic and alternative therapies are becoming increasingly popular in the Devon area. Holistic therapy includes activities stuff as art therapy, music therapy, yoga, mindfulness, meditation, acupuncture and many other treatments besides.

    3. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

    CBT works to help reframe peoples thoughts and emotions into more helpful, positive and motivational ones.

    It also looks into the triggers and causes of your addiction [41], as well as any underlying mental health issues that might also be contributing to your addiction.

    This particular approach has proven to be extremely successful [42] with a relatively low rate of relapse [43]  compared to other treatments, however, it should be noted that CBT tends to have a limited effect on those with learning difficulties or personality disorders [44].

    4. Dialectical Behavioural Therapy

    DBT is very similar to CBT in that it works to solve the underlying triggers and causes of your addiction. However, dialectical behaviour therapy is used when an individual’s emotions are stronger than usual and issues are more complex.

    For example, DBT is commonly used for those suffering from borderline personality disorder.

    5. Motivational Interviewing

    Motivational Interviewing is a therapy technique used to uncover an individual’s natural motivation to change, often working alongside Motivational Enhancement Therapy in order to build up the individual’s inherent motivation to recover.

    As motivation and the self-confidence it can bring are often key to a successful recovery [45], some form of motivational therapy tends to be included in every treatment programme.

    6. Individual Therapy

    At every rehab centre, you will be given the opportunity to receive Individual Therapy with a mental health professional.

    These therapy sessions are the time to assess whether or not there are any underlying triggers or causes.

    7. Group Therapy

    In addition to one-to-one therapy, you might be offered the chance to attend Group Therapy. This is often used when an individual feels confident enough to talk about their addiction in a group setting without the fear of being judged.

    8. Family Therapy

    Family Therapy is often also used when an individual suffers from triggers at home. It is used to bring the family on board in an attempt to help them better understand their loved one’s addiction and how they can help upon their loved ones return home.

    9. Co-dependency Treatment

    It is now common for an individual to feel co-dependent on an individual, object or addictive substance. If you are co-dependent on an addictive substance, then it is also likely that you suffer from a sense of low self-esteem, self-worth and an inability to say no and create boundaries.

    Whilst at rehab, during therapy you will be assessed for co-dependency and will receive treatment in the form of CBT therapy to overcome this.

    10. Twelve-Step Facilitation Therapy (TSFT)

    Twelve Step Facilitation Therapy is a strategy and form of treatment used by healthcare professionals to encourage individuals to attend a 12-step self-help group once they leave residential rehab.

    These groups include the likes of the AA, who have a great track record of helping individuals who either don’t want to attend rehab or who are attending outpatient rehab.

    Other types of therapies include:

    These therapies are not only beneficial to those with addictions, but are also used to treat any conditions alongside addiction, such as obsessive-compulsive disorder, post traumatic stress disorders (PTSD), schizophrenia, etc. Psychiatric treatment will be provided in these instances.

    Experience any and all of these effective treatments at a drug and alcohol rehab in Devon by calling us today on 0800 088 66 86

    What techniques should I include in my relapse prevention plan?


    It is not enough to simply break the habit of addiction [46]; in order to properly treat this disease, you must take steps to ensure that you avoid relapsing as best as possible.

    Sadly, relapse is a possibility that many addiction sufferers face [47], so relapse prevention is a part of treatment that should not be neglected.

    There are many steps to prepare for this, some of the most popular of which are:

    1. IOE

    If you are planning a relapse prevention strategy and plan, then you should try to include a trusted individual who you can call upon in times of crisis. This is your emergency contact.

    You should pick someone who’s helped you throughout your treatment and recovery, and someone who is reliable and easily contactable.

    2. Prioritising Self Care

    When you’re recovering from an addiction, self-care becomes more important than ever. Make sure that your relapse prevention plan allocates time each day to look after yourself and your mental health.

    Make sure that you relax each day, eat healthily, and do something that helps you achieve a state of ‘flow’ like reading or exercising.

    3. HALT

    HALT is a very popular technique when it comes to recovery. It stands for hungry, angry, lonely, and tired. If you start to experience a craving, check that you are not one of these four things first. You’ll often be pleasantly surprised.

    4. Meditation

    Meditation has become increasingly popular and normalised over the past decade. Meditation is a tried and proven way of relaxing and focusing the brain, two things that are incredibly important to a successful recovery plan.

    Make sure that your time at a drug and alcohol rehab in Devon is matched by an equally effective relapse prevention plan by calling our team today on 0800 088 66 86

    How will a rehab treat the physical and psychological components of addiction?


    If you suffer from an addiction to drugs or alcohol, effective treatment must address two broad issues. The first issue involves detoxification.

    When you become addicted to drugs and alcohol, your body becomes addicted to these substances due to chemical reactions occurring in the brain and throughout your central nervous system.

    When drug and alcohol use is suddenly halted, the brain re-adjusts to normality since drugs and alcohol no longer engage certain neurotransmitters.

    At first, this may sound like a positive development. However, the brain readjusts too quickly. This readjustment in brain chemistry also brings with it a range of dangerous withdrawal symptoms.

    Get the help you need to beat addiction in Devon by calling us today on 0800 088 66 86

    How do I ensure that I detox comfortably and safely?


    What is the solution to this problem? The answer is surprisingly simple. When you attend a drug or alcohol treatment facility Devon, you will first receive a psychiatric assessment.

    This assessment is conducted by a psychiatrist. If you didn’t know, a psychiatrist is a medical doctor.

    The psychiatrist will prescribe you medication designed to slow down the pace at which your brain readjusts following the cessation of drug and alcohol use.

    This medication prevents the onset of dangerous withdrawal symptoms such as tremors, hallucinations and a range of ‘flu-like’ symptoms.

    Your detox programme in Devon requires between 7-14 days to complete.

    The duration of your detox programme is determined by the severity and nature of your addiction. You will be advised on the recommended treatment duration before your admission goes ahead.

    Make sure that your drug detox or alcohol detox in Devon  is as effective as possible by calling us on 0800 088 66 86

    How would dual diagnosis affect my stay at rehab in Devon?

    Addiction is often simply a symptom of a deeper, psychiatric issue. If you struggle with an addiction whilst also suffering from a psychiatric issue, then you will be said to have a dual diagnosis.

    This is an incredibly common occurrence and approximately 28.6% of individuals [48] suffering from alcohol addiction will have at least one other disorder.

    These underlying psychiatric issues include mental health issues [49] of every type, including:

    It’s often difficult to determine which comes first, as some people might develop a mental health issue after they become addicted to a substance.

    If you want to attend a drug or alcohol rehab centre in the Devon area, then speak to a member of the Rehab Recovery team today.

    By doing so, you can be confident that you will be treated professionally for any mental health issues alongside your addiction.

    Once you first enter rehab, your addiction will likely be treated with a physical detox.

    After that, any mental health disorders will be treated.

    Treatment for mental health disorders include forms of therapy such as CBT, Motivational interviewing, and group therapy.

    Learn how a drug and alcohol rehab in Devon will support your mental health by calling our expert team today on 0800 088 66 86

    Treating the mental aspect of addiction in Devon


    The next issue to tackle during your drug and alcohol rehab treatment in Devon concerns the underlying psychological problems you may experience.

    These problems may be due to psychological trauma you experienced during your childhood.

    This trauma means a physical detox programme is seldom enough to secure your long-term recovery.

    If psychological trauma is not treated during your time at a Devon rehab clinic, the chances of you remaining in recovery once you return home are slim.

    Beat every aspect of addiction with the help of a drug and alcohol rehab in Devon  – call us today on 0800 088 66 86

    Why are aftercare sessions so important?


    When your time at a Devon drug and alcohol rehabilitation centre concludes, a detailed aftercare and relapse prevention plan will be drawn up based on the progress you have made in overcoming addiction.

    Aftercare sessions are held once a week. This allows you to return to the Devon rehab centre on an outpatient basis for around 12 months following the conclusion of residential treatment.

    How effective is aftercare?

    Aftercare at rehab in Devon is extremely effective. It is typically in place for one full year, as the risk of relapse is very high in this period.

    Patients who rely on aftercare support tend to find that it is much easier to stay sober as they aren’t alone.

    With each strategy that they implement after rehab, they have the encouragement of rehab staff to propel them through.

    We know that natural remission is highly likely to be followed by relapse [51].

    This means patients should lean on the structure of aftercare to help them maintain long-term sobriety. Simply making an individual effort to stay sober is not enough, as all patients are extremely vulnerable when they leave rehab.

    Ensure that your stay at a drug and alcohol rehab in Devon is matched by an equally effective aftercare plan by giving us a call on 0800 088 66 86

    Is drug and alcohol rehab in Devon the only option?

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    Residential rehab is the most successful form of treatment in Devon, as inpatient treatment creates an opportunity for the patient to be immersed in sobriety and to learn about sustainable ways to stay sober.

    However, private drug rehab is not the only option for addiction treatment in Devon.

    There are many intensive outpatient programmes that are incredibly successful, despite not providing overnight accommodation.

    Outpatient groups are sometimes more effective for people with a mild to moderate substance use disorder, especially if there are clear reasons rehab would not work e.g., a history of violence, problems with socialising, or frequent incomplete rehab stays.

    Other formal types of treatment include detoxing and therapy that take place outside of inpatient/outpatient rehab. For example, you could detox from a substance at home (home detox) and get private therapy for addiction.

    These forms of treatment are always much more helpful when they are followed up.

    Home detoxes that lead to an ongoing prescription of acamprosate, naltrexone or disulfiram have a higher rate of abstinence [52].

    Finally, fellowship groups are available to anyone with addiction issues, including the relatives of people who are battling this.

    There is no cost to doing this, and there is no expected commitment. However, it is recommended to attend as often as possible to boost the efficacy of the sessions.

    Whether you need help from a conventional drug and alcohol rehab in Devon, or if you need the support of an alternative service, talk to our experts on 0800 088 66 86

    What are some alternative services and charities available in Devon?

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    1. EDP Drug & Alcohol Services

    Address: Basepoint Business Centre, Yeoford Way, Marsh Barton, Exeter EX2 8LB

    Telephone: 08002335444


    2. Somerset Drug and Alcohol Service (Taunton)

    Address: Unity House, 10 Cannon Street, Taunton, TA1 1SN

    Telephone: 0300 303 8788


    3. Drug and Alcohol Recovery Service – HMP Exeter

    Address: HMP Exeter, 34 New North Road, Exeter, EX4 4EX

    Telephone: 01392415650


    Reach out to 12-Step programs like Cocaine AnonymousNarcotics Anonymous (NA)  and Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) for help staying sober. Here, you can increase your chances of continuing your life in recovery, by sharing your journey with others.

    The NHS provides reliable and free information for addictions and dependencies, as well as support through local NHS Foundaton Trusts.

    Smart Recovery will help you to manage relapse triggers, and provide you with tools to make peace with your thoughts and feelings.

    Al-Anon are another useful service open to you and your friends and family.

    Find mental health support with Rethink Mental IllnessMindYoung Minds, Samaritans and Papyrus.

    More charities and organisations you can reach out to include: National Association for Children of Alcoholics, Change Grow Live, Turning Point, We Are With You and Alateen.

    Frequently asked questions about drug and alcohol rehab in Devon

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    Should I stay in Devon for rehab or go elsewhere?

    Successful addiction recovery can happen anywhere – including in your own home. The key to success is making sure treatment is tailored to you.

    Most people find that rehab in Devon is the best way to get sober sustainably. It’s easy to get to, easy for people to visit, and there’s no additional stress from planning long-distance journeys.

    Family visits can also be extremely important in most recovery scenarios.

    If it’s easier for your family to visit if you stay in Devon, it is probably best to avoid travelling for rehab. The material and practical support your family can provide should not be underestimated [53].

    As well as helping you with the logistics of going to rehab, your family can support you from a distance as you recover, and attend the rehab for visits and therapy sessions.

    Yet, if you are desperate to get away from Devon, there’s no reason you can’t get sober successfully in another area. This is especially true if you have family in this other area, or your connections in Devon are not supportive of your rehab journey.

    How do I tell my family that I’m going to drug and alcohol rehab in Devon?

    Before telling your family about going to rehab in Devon, spend some time imagining the situation and coming up with a logical yet emotionally sensitive way of wording it.

    This may sound like a hassle, but you need to explain yourself in the best possible way otherwise there is a high risk of misinterpretation.

    Our general advice is to speak to your family when they have plenty of time to talk and you are on good terms with them.

    Make sure you are only with people you can trust, to avoid making the situation awkward for yourself or your loved one.

    You don’t need to overthink the specifics of the conversation, as you can’t control the other person’s reaction. Simply find an appropriate context and remain empathetic throughout.

    Does drug and alcohol rehab for teens work?

    Yes, rehab in Devon works for teens with substance problems.

    By undergoing detox, therapy and aftercare, teens are in a much better position to keep on top of their symptoms and avoid relapse.

    Education is a key component of adolescent rehab. When teens understand the long-term effects of using substances excessively, they are more likely to make healthier decisions.

    It’s also important for teens to explore the link between addiction and mental health at rehab. Not everyone is aware that addiction is a type of mental illness, and this can help teens tackle feelings of shame surrounding their substance issues.

    It is proven [54] that 18-year-olds with alcoholism are more likely to suffer from depression by 24 years old. By educating young people on how substances damage our functioning, rehab programmes lower the risk of relapse for this age group.

    If you have any more questions about drug and alcohol rehab in Devon, give our team a call today on 0800 088 66 86

    How do I get help from Rehab Recovery today?

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    All of the rehabs we recommend are regulated by the Care Quality Commission (England and Wales) or the Care Inspectorate (Scotland), as well as following guidelines from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence.

    At Rehab Recovery, we offer free advice from a team of non-judgemental professionals, many of whom are in recovery and understand how hard it can be to change your relationship with addiction.

    We can link you with first-rate drug and alcohol rehab services across Devon, including in Exeter, Clovelly, Dartmouth, Torquay, Kingsbridge, Totnes, Exmouth, Salcombe, Woolacombe, Appledore, Ilfracombe, Beer, Barnstaple, Tavistock, Sidmouth, Croyde, Teignmouth, Dawlish, Budleigh Salterton, Okehampton, Tiverton, Dittisham, Ashburton, Newton Abbot, Axminster, Seaton, Bigbury-on-Sea, Great Torrington, South Molton, Crediton, Branscombe, Bideford, Chagford, Braunton, Plymouth, Bovey Tracey, Combe Martin, Ottery Saint Mary, Cockington, Paignton, Hartland, Lustleigh, Cullompton, Moretonhampstead, Holsworthy, Westward Ho!, Chudleigh, Lee, Instow, Brixham, Ivybridge, and many more.

    For more information about rehab in Devon, reach out to our 24/7, confidential hotline on 0800 088 66 86.
























































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