Drug & Alcohol Rehab Leamington

Are you worried about a friend or a relative who seems to be drinking too much or taking drugs on a regular basis? Are you concerned that you have an addiction to alcohol or drugs? Addictions are incredibly tough to combat, but it is possible to adapt to life without drink or drugs with the right support, professional advice and medical treatment. Often, when you have an addiction, the most challenging aspect of turning your life around is admitting that you’ve got to a point where you’re on a downward spiral and you need help to get off the rollercoaster and change course. If you’ve reached this point, you might find that going to rehab is the best option.


Finding drug and alcohol rehab in Leamington

If you live in Leamington, and you’re eager to get help, or you’re worried about a close friend or a family member, Help4Addiction is here to help. We have links with many rehab centres and drug and alcohol services in the area, and we can provide information and advice to help you take the next step. Some people might assume that rehab is only for celebrities or those who have incredibly severe health problems linked to addiction, but rehab can be amazingly beneficial for anyone who has become dependent on alcohol or drugs. If you have a compulsion to drink or take drugs, and your body and your mind have become reliant, going to rehab could be the best decision you ever make.

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What actually happens when you go into rehab?

Every rehab centre is different, but the vast majority provide similar programmes in terms of the type of treatments and techniques that are employed. When you have an addiction, often the first goal is to tackle withdrawal symptoms. If your body has become reliant on drink or drugs, it can go into shock mode when they are withdrawn, and this can result in unpleasant symptoms like tremors, vomiting, hallucinations, sweating, and exhaustion. It’s vital to control these symptoms, and in a rehab setting, you will be cared for by trained, accredited medical staff with experience and expertise in treating patients with addiction. A controlled detox is a form of cleansing therapy, which enables you to cope with the withdrawal of alcohol or drugs. During this period, your condition will be monitored closely.


Once withdrawal symptoms are under control, it’s possible to utilise other therapies and treatments to boost your physical health and your mental wellbeing. Often, rehab programmes combine treatments like medication with counselling and talking therapies. A typical day in rehab may involve one-to-one support in addition to group sessions, for example. These sessions are designed to help you understand why you drink or turn to drugs and to adjust your mindset so that you can learn to deal with stress triggers or anxiety in a different, more constructive way after rehab.


Anxiety, depression and addiction

Addictions often cause physical symptoms, but they are driven by a psychological compulsion. It’s very common to resort to taking drugs or drinking if you suffer from anxiety or depression, and these mental health disorders can also be a by-product of addiction. This can create a vicious cycle that is incredibly hard to break. If you feel anxious or low, you might feel that the only way to get out of that fog is to have a drink, for example, but drinking will only serve to heighten anxiety once the instant impact of making you feel more relaxed has worn off. One of the key aspects of rehab treatment is managing depression and anxiety and restoring chemical balance. To break the cycle, medical professionals will often recommend a tailored blend of therapies, which range from self-help techniques like regular exercise to structured counselling sessions, medication, and cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT). For many people, there are triggers or warning lights that result in strong compulsions, and learning to spot these triggers and adopt a different way of thinking can make all the difference. Sometimes, we find it hard to talk about our thoughts, feelings, and fears with people we know, and discussing our emotions with a counsellor can help us to process those feelings and give us a better insight into our own behaviour. Talking might make you realise that you’ve been under more stress than you thought, or that you’ve struggled to come to terms with a distressing or unsettling life event like the loss of a loved one or a relationship breakdown, for example.


Why you should consider drug rehab in Leamington

There are multiple options open to people who want to try and overcome addiction, but often, rehab is the best. Going cold turkey is often counterproductive because people are unable to cope with withdrawal symptoms, and they don’t have the emotional support and medical guidance they need to do this at home. Rehab provides a safety net for those who have an addiction, and it gives you an opportunity to focus on your recovery wholeheartedly without distractions like work, family, and friends. If you’re hanging out with the same people doing the same things day in, day out, it’s very easy to fall into old habits. In a rehab centre, you can concentrate on your treatment and put yourself first. You’ll also be surrounded by people who have the knowledge and expertise to help you battle your addiction, and you’ll be treated using the best therapies on offer. Rehab helps to boost physical health, but most importantly, it zones in on your emotions, your feelings, and your mindset, and this is key to continued success once you go home.

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If you need advice about drug or alcohol rehab in Leamington, or you’d like to talk to an expert, we’re here to help. We can provide you with guidance and support and we’ll use our local knowledge to help you find the best alcohol and drug rehab in Leamington. Why not give us a call on 0203 555 7700 or request a callback to find out more?


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    Detoxification (detox) is the medical intervention required for someone who is physically dependent to drugs or alcohol. If required, medical detoxification would be the first step taken in residential rehab. Detox is used to prevent uncomfortable and dangerous (even fatal) withdrawals symptoms resulting in suddenly becoming abstinent from alcohol/certain drugs.

    The goal of a medical detox is to aid in the physical healing required following long term addiction and rid the body of all together of substance whilst providing a cushion for unpleasant symptoms of withdrawals. Detox is not considered the whole treatment for drug/alcohol addiction and it is always recommended that a comprehensive rehabilitation program is used along side to help maintain long term abstinence.

    Medication is often required for alcohol detox. If you are dependent on alcohol and experiencing withdrawal symptoms it is vitally important to seek medical advice prior to stopping. There is a long list of medications used when treating alcohol addiction and the exact medication given to an individual will depend on their needs/medical history. Some of these include;

    • Chlordiazepoxide (Librium)
    • Lorazepam (Ativan)
    • Diazapam (vailium)

    Librium and Valium are the most commonly used detox medication in the UK. All medication used to help with alcohol detox have been proven to help reduce the effects of withdrawal symptoms.

    There are also a number of drugs recombined by the NHS to help treat alcohol misuse. Some of these include:

    • Naltrexone
    • Disulfiram (Antabuse)
    • Nalmefene
    • Acamprosate (campral)

    Medication is always required for heroin detox. For someone suffering from heroin addiction, the thought of detoxification (detox) can be exceptionally daunting. Withdrawal symptoms from opiates, such as heroin, can be severe and include pain, vomiting, nausea and shaking.

    There are different ways that heroin detox can be carried out, most usually either ‘maintenance therapy’ or ‘full medical detox’.

    Attempting to switch from heroin to a heroin substitute, usually on a controlled prescription, is known as Maintenance therapy. Subsites used are most often methadone or buprenorphine.

    A full medical detox from heroin will always be carried out in a residential rehab setting and will allow the individual to switch form heroin to a substitute and slowly withdraw completing treatment free of all substances. Someone using a heroin substitute can choose to have a full medical detox at any time, however detoxing substances such a methadone can often add to the length of detox required. Drugs most commonly used to fully detox from heroin are, Subutex, Suboxone and Methadone. Much like alcohol, the exact drugs used will be dependent on the individuals needs/medical history.

    Once detoxed from heroin the risk of overdose is much higher following relapse due to tolerance following withdrawal.

    The length of treatment in a residential rehab depends on a number of elements. Some substances require longer periods of detox than others.

    Private paying patients will also often choose a length of stay that suites their therapeutic and financial needs. As a rule, a full treatment program in a rehab is considered to be 28 days (often referred to as a month), however, treatment is offered in several different ways and lengths starting at 7 days.

    Treating alcohol addiction will always require a minimum of 7-10 days, this would be considered the detoxification (detox) faze. The length required for treating drug addiction can vary drastically depending on the substance being used. Detox for Heroin addiction is generally around 14 days minimum, with more time required if substances such a methadone are being used. Treating prescription drug addiction can often take the longest. The time required for treating gambling addiction, eating disorders and sex addiction will be based on the individuals needs.

    Rehab programs can be as long as an individual requires but primary treatment is normally caped at 12 weeks, with the offering for further secondary and tertiary treatment thereafter.

    *based on average rehab stays, everyone will vary dependant on needs and medical requirement/history.

    There is no need for your employer to know that you are seeking help for trauma and addiction unless you choose to involve them with the process. All employers should have a policy that explains what you do if you cannot come to work due to illness – illness to include treating alcohol addiction/treating drug addiction.

    If your work absence extends over 7 days your employer is likely to require an official statement of fitness to work which would be obtained from your GP. This would need to supply evidence of your illness as well as any adjustments required for returning to work, fazed return or reduced hours, but does not need to specify in detail the reason why you have been absent.

    If you are absent from work for 7 days of less, for example entering rehab for a detoxification (detox) on a Saturday for 7-10 days taking a full week away from work, you can self-certify your illness by letting your employer work you will not be attending work for that period of time. Exactly how an individual would do this would be dependent on a specific companies’ policies on taking sick leave.

    Any time longer than 7 days it is likely an employer will require a note from the individuals GP certifying their sickness and a fit note on return. Most companies have a clearly outlined policy on sickness and receiving sick pay so the exact requirement can vary. A rehab will always be willing to advise on time off work.

    How much does rehab cost is a very frequently asked question. The cost of treatment can range from £1,000 per week upwards depending on the place, with luxury rehab being the most expensive.

    There are free options available on the NHS but the waitlist of those looking for free treatment is longer than that for privately paying patients. Some private health insurance policies will cover treatment in some rehabs around the country.

    Choosing the right rehab centre will often be based on priced but it is important to follow guidance on the most suitable treatment centre for an individual’s needs which our expert team of advisers are on hand to offer.

    There are certainly pro’s for both treatment near by and traveling for treatment with one of the most asked question being should I get rehab near me? There are rehabs all over the UK and around the world that all offer expert programs, let’s look at how to choose a rehab.

    Local treatment

    Being close to home gives certainly has benefits. Visitors are normally permitted in rehab following the first 7 days stay, therefore if an individual is in treatment for a length of time longer than that being local will make it easier for loved ones to visit.

    Most rehab centres will also provide a full aftercare plan for someone following treatment, this will include ongoing aftercare in the specific treatment centre. Living close by can make it easy to take full advantage of ongoing aftercare. There can also often be the option for ongoing care with an individual therapist, again being close by will allow that treatment to be carried out face to face.

    Some individuals wish to be local but are willing to look broader, for instance the greater city of residence (London, Manchester, Liverpool, etc)

    Treatment Away

    Getting treatment away from home can be very appealing to some. Being out of the local area makes it a lot harder to just walk out of treatment as resources locally are unknown. Some also take comfort in knowing that they are not near home and focus more on treatment.

    As the price for treatment can vary so much from one residential treatment centre to another, private paying patients often would rather travel to keep the cost down. Those using private health insurance may also have to travel to find a treatment centre covered in their policy.

    When opting for treatment away from home this can be anywhere in the UK and also abroad. Aftercare can still be carried out and very successful using tools such as The Online Rehab.

    There is no right or wrong when choosing where to go to residential rehab, but our expert advisors are always on hand to help provide information on all possible options.

    Whilst millions of people in the UK have taken recreational drugs (amphetamine, cannabis, cocaine, crack, crystal meth, GHB, heron, ketamine, methadone, and prescription drugs) and drank alcohol not all become ‘addicted’. Most recent reports show that 279,793 individuals were in contact with drug and alcohol misuse services in the last year with over half of that being from opiate addiction and a quarter for alcohol.

    There are several risk factors invoiced in addiction and those using drugs and alcohol socially, simply take the risk. These risks are as follows;

    Tolerance – basically, if a substance is used repeatedly an individual’s tolerance to it will build. This will result in more of the same substance being required to get the same effect. In the long run this can easily lead to addiction and physical dependencies.

    Environmental risks – these can include influences such a peer pressure and stress as well as physical or mental abuse of an individual (particularly as a child). Overall, those who live with frequent pressures and stress are more likely to reach for a substance to cope and are therefore at higher risk of becoming addicted.

    Drug type – it is very well known that certain drugs are simply more addictive than others. Using substances such as heroin increases the risk of becoming addicted for need to ‘chase’ a high as well as physical dependency.

    Drug administration – how a drug is administered can affect its addictive qualities. A drug injected rather than smoked or snorted will release a quicker and more intense high thus making it psychologically (and in many cases physically) more addictive.

    Biological factors – it is now widely reported that being an addict is not only psychological but also biological. This includes your genetic makeup, mental health, sex and age. It is also reported to be 8 times more likely for the child of an addict to become an addict themselves.

    Its believed that addiction is approximately half genetics and therefore some are 50% more likely to become addicted than others.

    How do you help a loved one trapped in addiction?

    The first step is to help and encourage the individual to become willing to accept help. They do not need to be shouting this off the rooftops, but they do need to be willing to go into treatment. There are ways to help someone become willing to get treatment for alcohol or treatment for drugs.

    Set boundaries – set boundaries and stick to them. Once you have laid them out follow through with whatever consequences you have set however hard it is.

    Stop finances – if you are financially supporting someone stopping these finances can be the quickest way for the addict needing to ask for help. With no money to acquire a substance an addict’s options become very limited.

    Intervention – getting together with other family members/friends/colleagues and staging an intervention is often very successful in the fist stage of acceptance and gaining an admission to residential rehab.

    You can’t make them quit, this can lead to dangerous withdrawal. Boundaries are very important in helping someone become willing to get help. Unfortunately you cannot do someone’s recovery for them and without self-motivation it is very hard to make it work.

    The next step is to call our highly trained advisers 0203 955 7700.

    There is a huge range of rehab options available and where to start can be completely over whelming so let us help.