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Alcohol & Drug Rehab In Merseyside

Getting help for Addiction & Substance Abuse in Merseyside

Overcoming drug or alcohol addiction includes eliminating physical and psychological substance dependence, whilst addressing the behavioural issues that lead to addiction. Attempting to abruptly stop drug use without help from a professional can be extremely challenging and dangerous where an underlying physical dependence has developed. All forms of drug addiction and alcoholism negatively impact the individual’s mental and physical health. Friends and family often find the behavioural aspects of addiction the most apparent and troubling to experience.

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 Merseyside, 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. Additionally, a psychiatric evaluation should also be carried out 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.

In the UK the two main choices for rehab are inpatient residential rehab and outpatient programmes. Unfortunately, Inpatient residential rehab is rarely funded by the NHS, however outpatient programmes are available throughout Merseyside 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 Merseyside

Rehab offers individuals the necessary tools to have a meaningful life without the needing substances including alcohol. Qualified professionals aim to create an environment that is supportive, compassionate, and caring, so that individuals can begin the healing process and begin 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 vital that before deciding upon a residential programme, you know exactly what treatment options and aftercare are available as part of the programme.

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. 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 Merseyside

When you begin making enquiries, ask about the different therapy programmes the centre provides. A good rehab should have several therapeutic models to help those dealing with psychological issues. If mental health conditions are present in the individual, it would be beneficial to ask the centre if they specialise in dual-diagnosis. Dual-diagnosis is the presence of addiction and mental health conditions, which often requires a more specialised treatment plan to treat both. 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).

Where dual diagnosis is concerned, several factors must be taken into consideration for the individuals well-being – such as the ongoing use of existing psychiatric medication as well as 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.

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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. With the use of detox medication, a medical detox reduces cravings and eliminates any dangerous symptoms that may result from sudden withdrawal. This can be an important part of safely helping individuals through the most difficult phase of withdrawal. Detox medication is not always necessary, and is often only recommended for those who are dependent on barbiturates, opiates, benzodiazepines, and alcohol.

Medical professionals will assess whether a medically-assisted detox is needed, with special considerations around the individuals existing mental health conditions and other needs. It is recommended that the detox phase takes place within a residential setting, so that withdrawal symptoms and health complications can be monitored by medical professionals.

Therapy for Alcohol and Drug Addiction

The rehabilitation phase begins once the individual completes their detox. Clinicians should utilise a wide variety of therapeutic models to allow for personalised treatment. One-to-one sessions usually use psychotherapy, such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) or Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), amongst others. Group sessions should also take the form of talking therapies, but may include different forms of psychotherapy such as Drama Therapy, Art Therapy, and Meditation. The goal is to provide the best possible environment to allow the individual to gain new ways of thinking, bond with others and seek healthy, rewarding stimuli without the inclusion of drugs or alcohol.

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. Extended rehab programmes have been shown to , so it may be that longer rehab programmes are a better choice. Inpatient rehabs sometimes offer “detox only” options – but this is not endorsed by uk-rehab – as a standalone option, detox rarely treats the underlying causes of addictions. Consider a 60-90 day treatment programme for optimal recovery. This will allow for better adjusting to a life without substances, and for the therapy to have a long-lasting impact on spiritual and emotional well-being.

Cost of Alcohol and Drug Rehab

A large portion of the overall cost of rehab is from Detox, as well as the length of stay and services provided. Other things to consider include amenities and location. A 30-day inpatient treatment typically costs £5000 – £10000 from most rehab centres. Cost should never be a barrier to getting addiction treatment, as often the maintenance of an addiction has a far greater toll longer-term.

Take into consideration how much you currently spend to keep up your addiction and the health ramifications associated with substance abuse. Some rehabs accept private insurance, but you should check with your insurance provider first as to whether they cover addiction treatment.

Nearest CQC Registered Rehab to Merseyside

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

If you are looking for treatment outside of Merseyside, UKAT provides many rehab facilities across the UK, all of which provide the same level of expertise and service. For more information on UKAT, speak to their addiction treatment specialists on 02031511488.

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Our Rehabs accept most of the major private health insurers.

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