If you suffer from an addiction or an emotional disorder and you are based in England or Wales, we can connect you to the best rehab clinic for you, right here at Help4Addiction. We offer a number of tailor-made rehab treatment programs, one of which is our 28 day treatment plan.
This program can be taken across multiple rehab facilities, so you have the most choice in recovery options that is possible. The 28 day treatment program is our top-rated product, the one used by the majority of our clientele. This program gives you enough time to go deep down into your addiction problems, aiding your transition from detox into recovery. That 28 day time limit allows intensive therapies to take effect, letting you get to the bottom of any addiction you may have.
Sound good? If you want to get off drink or drugs and you are already convinced rehab is right for you, contact us today. We offer a 7 day and a 14 day plan too, for those worried about rehab costs or taking time off work to go into a clinic. Call us on 0203 955 7700 right now, even if all you want to do is gently inquire as to what you might potentially do at a later future date. If you don’t feel up to chatting, complete our online contact form and one of our treasured team will be with you, ASAP.
28 Days is Considered the Standard for Time Spent in Rehab
After the 28 day point you will receive an analysis or report from your centre, advising you what to do next. It may be that you need to do a few years of aftercare, where you have telephone or therapy support. Equally, it may be that you have a good grip over your condition after that period. Everyone’s addictions are different, and some people come to rehab for emotional disorders, too.
Why 28 days? If you are an inpatient, the 28 day mark means you have had almost a full month’s worth of daily psychiatry or therapy sessions. It will mean you have met with your group at least 12 times, and that you will have spent enough time apart from your substance misuse that it is no longer a daily habit.
Scientifically speaking, however, the 28 days holds no special significance. It is likely you will have broken a habit by then, but sources say the 28 day turnover was actually invented by a doctor in America. This man saw that his wards were overcrowded and needed a way to turn out the alcoholics that blocked up his wards. He decided 28 days was long enough and turned them free. To stop them coming back, multiple therapies were devised so that their problems could be effectively dealt with… so there you have it! thanks to one doctor in America we now have 28 day rehab programs that keep addicts and those suffering mental health disorders out of full time care.
Keep in mind that you don’t need to opt for the whole 28 days, either. If you wanted to dip your toe into recovery rather than have a full attempt, the 7 day treatment program is an alternative. Each of the treatment plans we devise or advise you on here at Help 4 Addiction, is 100% designed to cater to what you want out of recovery.
What To Expect During a 28 Day Rehab Treatment?
Our 28 day treatment plan is available across a wide range of participating rehab clinics, all placed throughout England and Wales. These centres vary wildly in terms of ‘optional’ support such as art therapy, equine therapy, or other factors designed to attract new clients. However, the core parts of any inpatient care or outpatient treatments will always be roughly the same.
When you go into a rehab clinic you can expect:
- One-on-one time with a psychiatrist who will perform a consultation and will devise a treatment plan for you to follow. This will be a detailed day-to-day that will run through everything you need to cover to keep you on the right track.
- Alcohol rehab will contain specialised medication that will help you manage your symptoms of withdrawal. Drug rehab will also contain medications they will just be of a different kind.
- While you are in the care of the rehab clinic, you will be medically supervised at all times. On the rare occasion that something happens to your health while you are recovering, they will be able to treat you.
- You will have group therapy sessions, usually every day but definitely more than three times a week. If you are being seen as an inpatient, this will mean you don’t need to travel. If you are being seen as an outpatient, you may wish to consider online therapy to attend your group, if it is possible.
- CBT, DBT, or MI therapies, all are designed to get to the bottom of any drink or drug addictions that you have. Each of these examines your behaviour and tries to modify it, so that you don’t fall into the same behavioural patterns that had you depending on drug use to begin with.
When in rehab, you can also expect that there will be some leisure facilities in order to keep you entertained. This might not seem like a key consideration when choosing your rehab clinic, but you need to be realistic. If you are going to be receiving inpatient care and staying onsite, then you are going to be bored rigid if you don’t consider it before you commit. A bored person is a person who is at higher risk of returning to drugs or alcohol.
If you are ready to start your 28 day treatment plan to get you off drink or drugs, or to get some inpatient psychiatric help, we are here for you. Call Help 4 Addiction today, to get started. Reach us on 0203 955 7700 for more information.
What’s a Detox?
We often hear this question from clients who are new to recovery. Sometimes, it can take a person two or three attempts at rehab before they are completely substance free. Other times, it takes only a few days before the individual has made up their mind. Whatever length of time your rehab takes, you will need to go through the detox process before you begin.
Detox is the process of freeing your system from the toxins that have plagued it for so long. When you become hooked on drugs your system has to adapt to process those chemicals on a daily basis. Your whole central nervous system will adapt to this, making you dependent on the substance. This is what we mean by being ‘alcohol dependent’ or drug dependent. You physically suffer without substance misuse at this point.
When we detox, we refuse to take anymore of the substance we have abused. Our bodies protest this as fiercely as they possibly can. Your brain thinks it can’t function properly without the toxins, and you develop physical symptoms as a result. Basically, when you are an addict or when you have an emotional disorder, your brain is malfunctioning and sending the wrong signals. Detox gets rid of the toxins that cause the malfunction, thereby forcing your body to return to its unaltered state. Once you finish with detox, the 28 day recovery program will help you fully abstain, giving you tools to fight back against addiction and make it on your own in the real world.
Alcohol detox and drug detox are two different things, although the methods used to go through them are often similar. If you are addicted to alcohol, your detox will give you symptoms of intense withdrawal for anything up to 5 days. If you are addicted to a Class A drug or intensive prescription medication, then you can be suffering for anything up to a fortnight. You might be able to get a home detox kit for alcoholism – but for heavy drug misuse you will likely need to detox as an inpatient.
Inpatient Vs Outpatient
We are also often asked what the difference between inpatient and outpatient is. It is exactly the same as any other NHS hospital treatment. If you need to stay the night after a daytime operation, then you are being seen as an inpatient. If you are sent home with some medication and instructions, you are being treated as an outpatient. It is exactly the same as it is for rehab clinics. All you need is the referral for rehab and the choice is yours.
Both inpatient care and outpatient rehab services contain the same ingredients to contribute to your success. Often, outpatient care will go on for longer since it is seen as part time. Inpatient treatment can take place all in one lump, such as it would be if you decided to spend your 28 day treatment program at a full time residential facility where you move in. Outpatient treatment is often favoured by those who have family commitments, or who cannot get the time off work to attend for the full month. Inpatient alcohol rehabilitation tends to suit those that have trouble breaking old habits.
When you engage with inpatient services you are able to remove yourself from all the things that made you use drugs in the first place. This allows you to gather your thoughts, break the habit, and come back fighting. Outpatient care does not allow this and therefore has a slightly lower chance of first time success.
Remember, inpatient or outpatient – we don’t have a preference. All we here at Help4Addiction want is for you to connect with the resources most likely to help you. If you need to go through rehab ten times before you succeed, we will still be here, picking you up, dusting you off, and sending you out to try again. If that sounds like the king of support you would like, then get in touch. 0203 955 7700… write it down and pin it to your fridge.
I Can’t Stop Drinking – Who Can Help?
Whether your want to learn how to stop drinking alcohol, or whether you are in the grips of a drug addiction, contacting Help4Addiction is one of the best moves you can make. We can connect you with a rehab service near you that will get you a place on a 28 day treatment program. It won’t just be any rehab clinic either, it will be one that contains a number of specifications you outline while you are in touch with us.
Help4Addiction was founded by someone just like you. Our founder was suffering from a drug addiction but when he first reached out for help, there weren’t any services like ours that could connect him to rehab clinics. He had to go through the long channels, making GP appointments and working with the NHS. While these are fantastic services, they take too long. Someone who wants to quit before they change their mind doesn’t do too well if they are forced to wait.
Help4Addiction was created to solve this problem by filling this gap in the market. Clients come to us for their best chances at recovery success and we pride ourselves on providing them with a safe, non-judgmental space in which to test the waters of recovery. So if you are based in England or Wales and you need a helping hand to quit drugs and alcohol, we are here for you… through thick or thin.
Call 0203 955 7700 right now to start your recovery journey. Call us even if all you want to do is chat about quitting without setting an official date. We promise to do our best by you, no matter where you are in your addiction or recovery. Success comes hard earned but worth it… are you willing to step up and try?