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Alcohol & Drug Rehab in Westminster

Getting help for Addiction & Substance Abuse in Westminster

Beating drug addiction or alcoholism involves therapy to address the behavioural issues that lead to addiction first, whilst treating both physical and psychological dependence. Attempting to stop using drugs without any type of professional assistance can be very difficult and sometimes dangerous where physical dependence has evolved. 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 rehab to be successful, one must be willing to make significant behavioural changes whilst in treatment. The recovery success rates are entirely dependent on the individual’s willingness for change. In Westminster, a good rehab facility should have tailored treatment which includes a comprehensive screening process. The facility should customise the treatment plan to the needs of each individual, with their progress being regularly monitored throughout the programme.

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How Does Rehab Work

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

When it comes to choices for rehab, the two distinct options available in the UK are inpatient residential rehab and outpatient programmes. Inpatient residential rehab is often not available on the NHS, whereas individuals can self-refer into outpatient programmes throughout Westminster. 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 Westminster

Rehab equips individuals with tools that enable them to live meaning lives without the need for alcohol or any other substances. Qualified professionals support a caring and compassionate environment, so that individuals can start the healing process and begin their journey to long-term recovery. However, residential programs vary widely and a person struggling with drug or alcohol dependency will not always 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 strong rehab programme should consist of individual therapy, group therapy and family therapy. Medical staff should be on standby 24-hours a day to help individuals through the detox phase, and address any concerns they may have regarding detox medication and psychotherapy. Good residential programmes should have free aftercare as part of their programmes, and allow for regular sessions to strengthen long-term recovery. It is a requirement for all rehab facilities in the UK to register with the Care Quality Commission (CQC). The CQC provide a rating of each individual rehab ranging from “Inadequate” to “Outstanding”. To investigate how a rehab is performing, a great starting point is the CQC website, as they provide copies of inspection reports highlighting issues and areas of excellence.

Addiction Therapy & Treatment Options in Westminster

When making enquiries, ask about the therapy programmes available to you. All good rehabs should have a few different therapeutic models to help those with psychological issues. 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, a good rehab centre should be licensed to treat both mental health disorders and addiction – with the experience to treat substance dependency without impeding on any existing mental health problems (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 stage of rehab is detox. Detox works to eliminate mind-altering substances from the body before psychological treatment can commence.

Medical Alcohol and Drug Detox

Detox is a treatment designed to bring an end to the psychological and physical addiction caused by alcohol and drug 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 usually confined to those who are dependent on alcohol, benzodiazepines, opiates, and barbiturates. Detox medication is often not necessary for treating other substance dependencies.

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 advised that the detox process happens within a residential setting, so that medical professionals can accurately assess any health complications and withdrawal symptoms that may arise.

Therapy for Alcohol and Drug Addiction

Once detox is complete the individual will move on to the rehabilitation phase. Clinicians ensure that treatment is person centered by utilising a range of therapeutic models. One-to-one sessions should involve the use of psychotherapy as Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) or Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), amongst others. Group sessions should usually take the form of talking therapies, but may also include other forms of psychotherapy such as Art Therapy, Drama Therapy, and Meditation. The aim is to help individuals find an optimal environment to gain new ways of thinking, bond with others and seek healthy, rewarding stimuli without the need for drugs or alcohol.

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How Long is Rehab?

The length of stay will vary depending on individual circumstances, with the majority of inpatient programmes ranging from 14 days up to 90 days. Longer rehab programmes have been associated with , so it may be prudent to decide on an extended rehab programme. Occasionally inpatient rehabs offer “detox only” options – but detox alone rarely treats the underlying causes of addictions, therefore uk-rehab does not endorse this option. Consider a 60-90 day programme for increased recovery. This will allow more time to adjust to a substance free life, and for the therapy to have a long-lasting impact on emotional and spiritual well-being.

Cost of Alcohol and Drug Rehab

A substantial portion of the overall cost of rehab is from Detox, as well as the length of stay and services provided. Other considerations include location and amenities. A 30-day inpatient treatment typically costs £5000 – £10000 from most rehab centres. Cost should not be a barrier to getting addiction treatment, as often maintaining an addiction incurs a far greater cost longer-term.

Consider the amount of money you spend to maintain your drug habit and the health ramifications caused by 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.

Nearest CQC Registered Rehab to Westminster

Primrose Lodge is the closest CQC-registered rehab clinic we recommend near Westminster. This Rehab has a good/outstanding CQC rating, offers a comprehensive addiction treatment programme for drug and alcohol-related addictions, provides treatment plans for any mental health conditions and offers 1-year free aftercare for both the individual and their families.

If you’re seeking addiction treatment in another location, UKAT provides many rehab facilities across the UK, which all provide the same level of expertise and service. For more information about UKAT, feel free to speak to their addiction specialists on 02031511488.

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