Do you or a loved one suffer from alcoholism? The line between ‘social drinking’ and ‘problem drinking’ isn’t always clear-cut. Therefore many cross this line without their knowledge of doing so. If you feel you’ve been wondering onto the path of alcoholism give Rehab 4 Alcoholism a call without delay. Our advisors offer treatment options throughout the North West of England, including Cheshire, Cumbria, Greater Manchester, Lancashire and Merseyside. Alcoholism is a progressive disease so the soon you seek out help the better.
Alcohol treatment programmes in the North West of England boil down to three key options:
A home detox requires patients to undergo detox from their own home. A doctor may prescribe medications to ease otherwise discomforting withdrawal symptoms. A home detox requires a lot of self-motivation and unfortunately many home detoxes result in early relapse. A home detox does not attempt to treat the underlying psychological causes of addiction. Rehab 4 Alcoholism recommends a home detox when patients have access to a loving and supporting family. Patients generally attempt home detox when addiction is considered mild or short term.
Some clinics offer treatment on an ‘outpatient’ basis. Here patients receive treatment during the day but return home in the evening. Outpatient treatment is considered appropriate for patients suffering from a mild or short-term addiction to alcohol. Chronic alcoholics are likely to relapse when undergoing outpatient treatment. This is because temptations are not contained during the acute detox phase of rehabilitation.
By far the most effective form of alcohol addiction treatment is fully residential rehabilitation. Residential clinics are located throughout the North West including Cheshire, Cumbria, Greater Manchester, Lancashire and Merseyside. Rehab 4 Alcoholism locates an appropriate centre on our patients’ behalf.
Residential rehab centres offer a highly structured detox regime. Detox is considered the ‘first step’ in a well-thought-out rehab programme. Detox removes all alcohol toxins from patients’ system. Detox typically last between six to fifteen days depending largely on the severity and length of patients’ addiction to alcohol.
Before detox begins a full ‘pre-detox’ assessment takes place. This assessment is conducted by a consultant psychiatrist who is also a medical doctor. Patients receive a physical and psychological examination. Based on facts gathered during assessment the psychiatrist draws up a personalised rehabilitation plan. Prescription medications are given to patients. These medications are designed to reduce alcohol withdrawal symptoms. Such drugs generally include chlordiazepoxide and other benzodiazepine-type drugs.
Common withdrawal symptoms occurring during alcohol detox include nausea, anxiety, seizures, shakes, tremors, insomnia, delirium tremens, confusion, fever and diarrhea. Withdrawal symptoms are of a physical and psychological nature. Patients receive 24/7 medical attention during the detox phase of rehab. Patients with a history of heart problems receive enhanced supervision due to the risk of heart failure posed during detox.
Rehab clinics offer patients vitamins and minerals during detox. All patients’ laundry, food and cleaning duties are taken care of by clinics’ support staff. This means patients are free to concentrate solely on their recovery goals.
Once patients’ detox period concludes rehab now aims to treat the psychological portion of addiction. Patients receive a range of therapies designed to improve their overall sense of well-being. This includes traditional psychotherapy techniques such as cognitive behavioural therapy but also modern ‘holistic therapies’ such as Reiki, mindfulness and yoga. Some centres also teach the traditional ‘12 step’ approach.
Once rehabilitation draws to a conclusion, centres draw up a fully personalised aftercare plan. This plan helps patients avoid relapse during the first twelve months once rehabilitation has concluded. Aftercare sessions generally take place on a Saturday afternoon at the rehabilitation centre where patients attended.
Rehab 4 Alcoholism offers safe and secure alcohol detoxification treatment throughout the North West of England. Centres are typically residential in nature and offer a diverse range of treatment plans depending on the severity of addiction and personal wishes of patients. Please call Rehab 4 Alcoholism today by dialling 0800 111 4108.
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