Rehab 4 Alcoholism offers alcohol addiction treatment options in the North East of England. Office of National Statistics data reveals the North East suffers the highest proportion of alcoholism in the entire United Kingdom. This includes the highest number of NHS alcohol-related hospital admissions. Unfortunately, the Government has done little to reverse the problem. In the North East, the NHS detox waiting list is also longer than elsewhere in the UK. This means many alcoholics living in the North East of England do not receive help even when help is requested.
To fill the void created by lack of Government funding Rehab 4 Alcoholism offers a range of private alcohol treatment options in the North East of England. Treatment options are designed to suit most budgets. The cheapest form of treatment is home detoxification. Click here to learn more about home detox options in your area.
Another treatment option is outpatient rehabilitation. Here patients receive treatment during the day and return home in the evening. This form of treatment is ideal for patients with childcare responsibilities.
The final treatment option comes in the form of fully residential rehabilitation. Rehab 4 Alcoholism refers patients into residential treatment centres across the North East of England including Northumbria, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, Sunderland and Middlesbrough. Residential treatment requires patients to move into the centre for the duration of their treatment. This form of treatment removes patients from temptation and ‘bad’ influences standing in the way of recovery. Residential rehab is essential if patients have developed a chronic addiction to alcohol. This is because ceasing to drink alcohol could cause life-threatening withdrawal symptoms. Such symptoms are best treated under the watchful eye of a professional medical support team made available to those seeking residential treatment.
Withdrawal symptoms arise when patients cease to drink alcohol. Such symptoms include:
The North East of England’s residential rehab centres treat withdrawal symptoms during alcohol detox. Detox is considered the first stage of any well-thought-out residential rehab programme.
Detox involves a structured and medically assisted withdrawal. Alcohol addiction affects GABA receptors in the brain. Over-stimulated GABA receptors slow down the central nervous system (CNS). When alcohol is withdrawn GABA receptors return to normal functioning. However, the CNS shunts into a state of hyperactivity giving rise to potential life-threatening withdrawal symptoms. A pre-detox assessment takes place with a consultant psychiatrist. The psychiatrist carries out a risk assessment to determine the level of care required during detox. Patients with pre-existing heart problems require additional support during detox due to the risk of heart attack and/or stroke.
Detox lasts for around five to ten days depending on the severity and duration of addiction. Medications such as chlordiazepoxide are offered to ease otherwise deadly withdrawal symptoms. Patients receive 24/7 medical observation during this testing time. Furthermore, patients are not required to clean their room, do their own laundry or cook their own food. All of these tasks are taken care of by a team of support workers. This means patients are able to concentrate on their recovery goals without unnecessary distraction.
Following from detox patient generally, attend therapy and counselling sessions. North East rehabs offer acclaimed therapy sessions designed to treat underlying emotional causes of addiction. For instance, cognitive behavioural therapy attempts to identify ‘triggers of addiction’. Patients then gain a mixture of coping mechanisms designed to help them avoid or neutralise these triggers in everyday life. Patients are thus less likely to relapse following the completion of their rehab programme.
Therapy sessions either take place on a one-on-one basis with a therapist or within a group setting. Group therapy sessions allow patients the opportunity to mix and bond with others suffering from alcohol addiction. Group therapy stimulates peer learning and development, both of which are effective tools in the fight against alcohol addiction.
North East rehab centres offer patients a structured weekly aftercare programme. The cost of aftercare is incorporated into the price of rehab. This means aftercare is not an additional extra. Aftercare helps patients stay in recovery once they’ve gotten there. Some say it’s easy to get into recovery. The hard part is staying in recovery. Aftercare sessions help patients apply recovery theory taught during rehab. The quality of aftercare offered in the North East affords patients the care and support required during those vital first few months following the conclusion of rehabilitation.
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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