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Alcohol & Drug Rehab in Reading

Getting help for Addiction & Substance Abuse in Reading

Recovery from drug or alcohol addiction involves curbing physical and psychological dependence while resolving addictive behavioural issues. Attempting to stop using drugs without any form of professional help can be extremely difficult, and at times dangerous where physical dependence has developed. All forms of alcoholism and drug addiction affect physical and mental health. Frequently it is the behavioural aspects of an addiction that are most apparent and troubling for friends and family.

For the rehab process to be successful, significant behavioural changes are needed whilst in treatment. The recovery success rates depend entirely on the individual’s willingness for change and commitment to those changes long-term. Any good rehab facility in Reading should offer personalised treatment which includes a comprehensive screening process. The treatment plan should be changed to meet the needs of each individual, with their progress regularly monitored throughout the programme.

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How Does Rehab Work

Treatment is provided on a one-to-one and group basis. Individuals should all receive a treatment and recovery programme customised to fully address their specific needs. A psychiatric evaluation should also be carried out by certified psychiatrists. A team of addiction and mental health specialists should carry out every rehab programme, aided by spiritual counsellors, wellness specialists and medical staff.

When it comes to rehab choices, inpatient residential rehab and outpatient programmes are the two distinct options available in the UK. Inpatient residential rehab is not usually offered on the NHS, whereas outpatient programmes are available throughout Reading on a self-referral basis. Inpatient residential rehab provides many benefits over outpatient programmes, and allows the individual to detox from alcohol and substances in a safe, enclosed environment and away from any temptations.

What Happens During Alcohol and Drug Rehab in Reading

Rehab offers individuals the necessary tools to have a meaningful life without the needing substances including alcohol. Qualified professionals foster an environment that is caring, compassionate, and supportive, so that individuals can begin the healing process towards long-term recovery. However, residential programs are not equal and a person struggling with alcohol or drug dependency may not know what the ideal residential treatment program looks like. It is important that prior to choosing a residential programme, you understand what is offered to you in terms of treatment options and aftercare.

A good rehab programme should be made up of group therapy, individual therapy, and family therapy. Medical staff should be available any time of day or night to help individuals through the detox phase, and address any concerns they may have regarding psychotherapy and detox medication. Residential programmes should give free aftercare as part of all good programmes, and should agree to regular sessions to aid long-term recovery. All rehab facilities in the UK are regulated by, and must be registered with, the Care Quality Commission (CQC). The CQC provide a rating of each individual rehab ranging from “Inadequate” to “Outstanding”. To find out how a rehab is performing, the best place to look is the CQC website, as this will identify any potential issues with an individual facility.

Addiction Therapy & Treatment Options in Reading

When making enquiries at treatment centres, ask about the different therapy programmes they provide. A respectable rehab should have a variety of therapeutic models to help treat psychological issues associated with addiction. If existing mental health conditions are present, it would be worth inquiring whether the centre specialises in dual-diagnosis. Dual-diagnosis is the presence of mental health conditions and addictions. This often necessitates a specialised treatment plan to treat both disorders simultaneously. Therefore, good rehab centres should ideally be licensed to treat mental health disorders as well as addiction – with the expertise to provide treatment for substance dependency without negatively impacting any existing mental health issues (such as depression or bipolar).

A few considerations must be made for the individuals well-being where dual diagnosis is concerned – such as the use of existing psychiatric medication and any therapy undergone prior to rehabilitation. The first part of rehab is detox. Detox works to eliminate any mind-altering substances left in the body before the individual can start psychological treatment.

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Medical Alcohol and Drug Detox

Detox is a treatment intended to break not only the physical addiction but also the psychological addiction that commonly occurs after drug and alcohol misuse. A medical detox aides in safely getting individuals through the worst of withdrawal, by using detox medication, it eliminates any dangerous symptoms and reduces cravings that may result from sudden withdrawal. Detox medication is not always needed, and is usually confined to individuals who are dependent on opiates, benzodiazepines, alcohol,and barbiturates.

Medical professionals will decide if a medically-assisted detox is necessary, with additional considerations around the person’s needs and any existing mental health conditions. It is recommended that the detox phase is pursued within a residential setting, so that medical professionals can monitor withdrawal symptoms and any health complications.

Therapy for Alcohol and Drug Addiction

After completing detox the individual will begin the rehabilitation phase. Clinicians ensure that treatment is person centered by utilising a range of therapeutic models. Usually one-to-one sessions utilise psychotherapy in the form of Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), amongst others. Group sessions should also take the form of talking therapies, but may also include different forms of psychotherapy such as Art Therapy, Meditation, and Drama Therapy. The aim is to create the optimal environment that allows the individual to explore new ways of thinking, bond with peers and seek healthy, rewarding stimuli without the need for drugs or alcohol.

Cost of Alcohol and Drug Rehab

Detox makes up a sizable portion of the overall cost of rehab, as well as the length of stay and services provided. Other considerations include location and amenities. Inpatient rehab centres typically charge £5000 – £10000 for a 30-day treatment. Cost should never be a barrier to getting addiction treatment, as often the maintenance of an addiction has a far greater toll longer-term.

Consider how much you spend to maintain your drug habit and the cost of the health issues associated with substance abuse. In some cases rehabs accept private insurance, but insurance providers don’t always cover addiction treatment. You should first check your insurance provider to determine whether they will cover your addiction treatment.

How Long is Rehab?

The length of stay will depend on individual circumstances, with most inpatient programmes ranging from 14 days up to 90 days. Rehab programmes have been linked to , so it may be prudent to choose extended rehab programmes.

Some inpatient rehabs have options that are “detox only” – but uk-rehab does not endorse this – as detox alone rarely addresses the underlying causes of addictions. For optimal recovery consider a 60-90 day programme. This will give you plenty of time to acclimatize to a substance free life, and allows the therapy to have a long-lasting impact on emotional and spiritual well-being.

Nearest CQC Registered Rehab to Reading

The nearest CQC-registered rehab clinic we recommend near Reading is Primrose Lodge. This Rehab offers a complete and comprehensive addiction treatment programme for alcohol and drug addictions and has a good/outstanding CQC rating, in addition, treatment plans for existing mental health conditions are also included and 1-year free aftercare for both the individual and their families are provided.

If you would like to seek addiction treatment in another location, UKAT provide a number of rehab facilities throughout the UK, all of which provide the same level of service and expertise. For more information on UKAT, feel free to contact their addiction specialists on 02031511488.

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