Rehab 4 Alcoholism offers alcohol addiction treatment options in East Anglia. There exist three chief treatment options. The first involves patients moving into an East Anglia rehab centre for the entire duration of treatment. This is known as residential rehabilitation. The second treatment options afford patients the ability to receive treatment only during the day. This form of treatment is known as outpatient rehabilitation. The third and final alcohol treatment option is known as home detoxification.
Withdrawal symptoms make ‘DIY’ treatment problematic. Alcohol is a sedative. Long-term alcohol consumption interferes with hormones in the brain. One such hormone affected is GABA. Long-term alcohol use stimulates GABA receptors in the brain. GABA slows down the central nervous system. If alcohol consumption suddenly stops the brain slows down GABA receptors in the brain. This slowdown in GABA shunts the brain into a state of hyperactivity. This hyperactivity causes a number of uncomfortable and even deadly withdrawal symptoms.
Common withdrawal symptoms experienced during alcohol detox include:
In order to treat alcoholism without experiencing the above withdrawal symptoms, Rehab 4 Alcoholism recommends a comprehensive residential rehabilitation programme. Since patients live in the centre during treatment, they receive 24/7 medical support. This includes the provision of prescription medications designed to reduce the withdrawal symptoms. Prescription medications typically include chlordiazepoxide and other benzodiazepine drugs. The ‘acute’ alcohol withdrawal period lasts for around five to ten days. The length of detox is dictated by the severity of alcohol addiction, as well as the age of the patient.
East Anglia’s residential rehab centres also take care of patients’ laundry and cleaning duties during their stay. This means patients are free to focus on their recovery goals without worrying about common housekeeping tasks. Nutritious meals are served throughout the day.
Because patients live in the rehab centres during treatment, external ‘triggers’ of addiction are all but removed. This means patients’ attention is fully focused on recovery without the distraction of temptation existing in everyday life.
Once detox concludes patient now focus their efforts on treating the emotional and psychological component of alcohol addiction. Rehab centres in East Anglia offer world-renowned psychotherapy. Therapy provides patients with the tools and techniques required to tackle relapse triggers existing outside the rehab centre in everyday life. For instance, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) aims to treat thoughts and emotions encouraging addictive behaviours. CBT helps patients identify ‘triggers of addiction’. Triggers include emotional and physical cues initiating and leading up to addictive behaviour. Patients are subsequently armed with a variety of coping mechanisms. These mechanisms help patients avoid and/or cope with their addiction triggers.
East Anglia rehabs also employ a range of therapies collectively known as ‘holistic therapies’. These therapies generally include meditation, Reiki, yoga, art therapy, music therapy and acupuncture. The aim of these therapies is to improve patients’ overall sense of well-being.
Once the rehab programme draws to a conclusion a thorough and personalised aftercare plan is written up. This plan helps patients avoid relapse once rehab has concluded. Aftercare sessions generally take place on a Saturday afternoon. These sessions take place at the rehab centre where patients attended for their core residential treatment programme. Aftercare sessions in East Anglia do not bare an additional cost. This is because the price of aftercare is included when patients pay for their rehab programme.
Rehab 4 Alcoholism offers safe and secure alcohol detoxification treatment throughout the United Kingdom. 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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