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Drug & Alcohol Rehab Suffolk

Suffering from drug addiction is never easy, especially if you’re dealing with it by yourself. That’s why it’s so important to find the drug and alcohol rehab solution that’s going to work best for you. There are lots of options in Suffolk, and when you reach out to us here at Help4Addiction, we’ll talk about the options with you and give you recommendations of facilities that will be able to assist you.

 

It’s worth at least finding out about the treatment and support options out there because when you do that, you get a better idea of how your situation might improve. It could turn out to to be the first step in the next, more positive and healthy chapter in your life. Suffolk is home to many high-quality alcohol and drug addiction rehab facilities, so the help is certainly out there for you.

 

Residential Rehab

 

When you’re looking for drug rehab Suffolk, you will have to choose between a residential rehab solution or an outpatient solution. The same applies to alcohol rehab too. Residential rehab is obviously all about staying in the facility and accessing help, support and treatment whenever you need it through the day and night.

 

It means committing yourself 100% to the process of detoxifying your body and dealing with your addiction, as well as underlying problems that might have caused it. Outpatient treatments are obviously less in-depth and comprehensive, but they can suit some people who are dealing with less severe problems but nevertheless want help.

Private Rehab

 

Many people choose private rehab facilities because they generally tend to be easier to access. It does mean spending your own money on your treatment, but if that’s something you’re able to do, it’s certainly something to consider and keep in mind. We’ll happily provide you with more information about the cost of rehab.

 

There are drug and alcohol rehab options in Suffolk that aren’t private, so don’t worry if you can’t afford a private solution. We’ll talk you through all of the options in the area, providing you with the details you need and offering a recommendation based on your situation. If you think that’s something you could benefit from, simply get in touch.

 

After Leaving Rehab

 

The process of receiving treatment in rehab can be tumultuous but lots of people come out the other side in a much better position than they found themselves in previously. However, you then need to think about what’s going to happen next. Leaving residential rehab means going back out into the world and trying to remain clean of drugs and alcohol.

 

There are lots of aftercare services out there offered by outpatient clinics. So if you need support and don’t know what to do after you leave rehab, contact us and we’ll put you in touch with outpatient support service. This might also be something that the healthcare professionals at your rehab facility can assist you with, so ask before you leave.

 

Counselling Services

 

Counselling is something that lots of people who’ve been through drug addiction problems can benefit from. It helps them to talk through their feelings and experiences, ultimately making sense of them and work through certain emotions. There are often mental triggers behind addiction problems and counselling services can help you deal with those.

 

Suffolk has lots of facilities that offer these kinds of counselling services, so you should make the most of them if you’ve never tried anything like this before. There are also lots of different types of therapy services out there that you can benefit from as well, so these should also be explored.

 

The Importance of Professional Support

 

Having professional support, both for the physiological addictions you’re experiencing and the emotional needs you might have is really important. There’s certainly no need to go through these problems by yourself because there are lots of options out there for people in need of support in Suffolk. You’ll overcome your problems more quickly with the right professional support.

 

When you’re in the midst of an addiction problem and you don’t know where to turn, having a team of healthcare professionals and mental health professionals on your side really can make a big difference, and that really can’t be underestimated. They’ll offer you the support and guidance you need to completely change your life for the better.

 

Depression and Anxiety

 

It’s important that as well as addressing your addiction problems, you also think about any other mental health issues that might be present. Finding ways to deal with problems such as depression and anxiety might also make you less likely to feel the need to rely on drugs going forward. That’s got to be good for you long-term.

 

People often find themselves contending with depression and anxiety before they even end up addicted to drugs or alcohol. But sometimes it can happen the other way around too. Either way, it’s important that you get professional help to ensure your future mental health is positive and doesn’t make you more likely to turn to drugs in the future.

 

Withdrawal

 

You will almost certainly experience some sort of withdrawal symptoms when you first enter drug or alcohol rehab in Suffolk. It’s important to understand that, but you will also have access to drug treatments that will soften the impact of those withdrawal symptoms, making them a lot easier for you to deal with. They’re not pleasant, but they’re a symptom of moving in the right direction.

 

These withdrawal symptoms can impact different people in different ways, but your healthcare professionals at the facility you choose to attend will give you more details. They’ll also talk to you about the ways in which they’ll help you to combat those withdrawal symptoms effectively while you’re there.

 

Help4Addiction is ready and waiting to offer you the help you need in finding treatment for your alcohol or drug addiction struggles. We’ve already helped people in Suffolk who find themselves in a similar situation to yourself, so call 0203 955 7700 today.

 

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Ipswich, London, Essex, Kent, Bedfordshire, Milton Keynes, Luton

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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.