Drug and Alcohol Rehab 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 addiction treatments in Devon that are designed to secure your long-term recovery from drug and alcohol use.
To access this treatment, contact Rehab Recovery today on 0800 088 66 86.
Treating 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.
Allowing you to 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 in 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.
Treating the mental aspect of addiction
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.
Therapies we provide in Devon
To ensure the psychological component of addiction is sufficiently treated, we offer a range of modern therapy and counselling techniques. These include psychotherapy, cognitive behaviour therapy and cognitive mindfulness relapse prevention.
We also rely on older but proven techniques such as the 12-step model.
All therapy sessions fit into a highly structured programme. Each week, you receive a timetable telling you when and where therapy sessions take place within the rehab facility. This ensures you do not miss any therapy sessions.
Therapy sessions are offered in group and one-to-one settings. You are also given a notebook to allow you to complete exercises alone. These exercises give you a solid basis to reflect upon during your time at a Devon drug and alcohol rehab centre.
Aftercare sessions in Devon
When your time at a Devon drug and alcohol rehab centre concludes, a detailed aftercare and relapse prevention plan is drawn up based on the progress you have made during your treatment programme. 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.