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If you are suffering from a ‘drink problem’, then the thought of ‘going to rehab’ maybe something you have been avoiding. The truth is that your drinking serves a clear purpose in your life.
In fact, your drinking is probably the ‘solution’ to many of your problems. Thus, it’s only natural that you will resist the temptation to tackle your drinking problem.
At some point or another, the problems caused by your drinking will begin to outweigh the problems that it purports to solve. This is generally when your drinking begins to cause health, relationship and financial problems.
In fact, many people suffering from alcoholism will be faced with a rather bleak choice: continue to drink and die, or stop drinking and continue to live.
If you are concerned that either you or someone in your life might need medical intervention to help them deal with substance addiction or abuse, it can be hard to know for sure.
The biggest clue that a person needs medical intervention is whether they can quit by themselves or if the physical and mental symptoms are too strong for them to do so.
Beyond that, there are a number of physical, mental, and even social symptoms that can indicate that a person needs some sort of medical intervention and care to recover from their addiction.
If you notice any of the following symptoms in someone in your life that does not appear to see the problems for themselves, you can stage an intervention or try talking to them.
However, for treatment and rehab to be successful, the person with the addiction has to see the problem for themselves and want to help themselves.
At Rehab 4 Alcoholism, we are here to tell you that you can cope with life’s drama and problems through other means that do not involve the consumption of alcohol.
There is almost an infinitive number of options available to you that will help you relax and enjoy your life without resorting to alcohol consumption.
To discover how to uncover these proven strategies that will help you stay alcohol-free for the rest of your life, contact us today on 0800 111 4108.
The vast majority of people suffering from alcoholism in Buckinghamshire will be best advised to enter a residential treatment centre. We psychologically prepare you for rehab and help ensure you select the most suited rehab for your needs.
Generally, the motivation for ‘going to rehab’ is typically built on necessity. This is when you have hit ‘rock bottom’ and you really cannot see a way forward other than going to rehab.
At Rehab 4 Alcoholism, we help you fully assess the damage caused by your drinking. We assess the impact your drinking has on your family life, your health and your career. This helps to motivate you to seek out appropriate rehab treatment before it is too late.
You may have already lost your family, your career and most of your health due to your drinking. If this is the case, the writing really is ‘on the wall’ when it comes to attending rehab.
In this situation, we merely help to assist you in selecting the best-suited rehab centre in Buckinghamshire for your needs.
Many of our callers suffer from a variety of mental health issues. This includes suicidal ideation, eating disorders and severe anxiety and depression.
At Rehab 4 Alcoholism, we are trained in assisting you through these issues. We achieve this by carrying out a full assessment and then assisting you in your search for a rehab clinic in Buckinghamshire.
If you are calling on behalf of a loved one, then denial is likely to be a major obstacle that gets in your way. The majority of people suffering from alcoholism will not seek out help until they have first ‘gone to hell and back’. This is also known as ‘hitting rock bottom’.
At Rehab 4 Alcoholism, we employ trained Interventionists who will help you assist your loved one in overcoming feelings of denial about his or her alcoholism.
When an addict realises he or she does indeed suffer from an addiction to alcohol, this realisation is usually shocking and may exasperate feelings of depression or anxiety. This may worsen your loved one’s alcoholism, at least initially.
At Rehab 4 Alcoholism, we will arm you with several techniques to assist you in confronting your loved one without the risk of triggering these negative emotions.
Physical symptoms are any symptoms that relate to your physiological state. This includes any changes in appearance, such as noticeably worsening hygiene, significant weight loss or gain, bruises, sores, cuts, etc.
Physical symptoms also include the body decaying/or breaking down. This will appear as organ problems or flu-like symptoms like headaches, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, chills, etc.
Finally, physical symptoms include things increased tolerance to the substance in question.
Physical symptoms come in a wide variety of different forms, and they tend to be one of the most noticeable. They can also get more dangerous as things progress if the person does not seek treatment for them.
Mental symptoms comprise behavioural problems and mental health problems. Sometimes mental symptoms can cause a person to drink or use a drug while other times, it can be triggered by substance abuse.
While many of the symptoms are emotion and thought-based, they can appear in observational behavioural changes.
The following are some of the most common mental symptoms:
Social symptoms are interpersonal symptoms. The following symptoms are the most common social symptoms related to drug and alcohol abuse:
No matter what rehab you go to or what treatment option you choose, before you check-in or at least before you start any treatment, a doctor or other professional should go through a serious of questions with you to assess the severity of your addiction.
They will ask things about your personal and family history, your day to day drug and alcohol use, any symptoms you are experiencing, etc. Your doctor may also want to talk with people in your life, such as friends or family, to get a complete picture.
They may also include a physical assessment to figure out what kind of physical rehabilitation you need. The doctor or team in charge of your treatment will then develop your treatment plan off of this assessment.
Detox is a key first step to rehabilitation. It is the process where all remnants of drugs and/or alcohol leave the person’s body.
It is the process that breaks the physical addiction and dependency so than they can start treating the psychological dependence.
Detox can be broken down further into the following sections:
Day one is when a person first checks-in to the programme. On this day, the assessment will be completed if it was not previously done. While the withdrawal symptoms are minimal, the doctor will design a treatment plan, explain the process to the patient, and prescribe any medications that will be used to assist during detox
During these days, the worst of the withdrawal symptoms should come and go. The length of withdrawal symptoms depends on the severity of addiction and the type of substance the person is addicted to. During this time period, the person in rehab will be monitored 24/7 by trained staff.
On day seven, the body finishes with the detoxification process, so the patient will begin to be weaned off of medication. Around day seven is when people will start with the therapy and other treatments to deal with mental dependency and co-occurring disease.
After detox comes to therapy, this includes many different things, but it basically comprises all the treatments that help a person heal both mentally and physically after detox.
The types of therapy depend on the rehab facility and each patient’s individualized treatment plan.
Beyond just healing, therapy helps patients learn how to cope once they leave, and therapy provides patients with the psychoeducation needed to understand their addiction and other diagnoses.
Below, we outline various treatment options in Buckinghamshire:
Residential treatment is typically the best treatment for people as it provides the most intensive care and has the best success rate with the lowest chance or relapse.
During both detox and the following treatment period, patients stay at a facility that provides them with 24/7 care and recovery time. The only cons to residential treatment are the time and money commitments.
Outpatient treatment is the second treatment option. It is less intense than inpatient treatment as people typically only spend part of the day, a few days a week, at a treatment centre. This type of treatment generally is not as successful as residential.
The final treatment form you could elect to use is home detox but is generally not recommended as you do not have the same level of observation or care as you do in an inpatient detox. You do not have the same type of immediate therapy afterwards.
Home detox is still done with the guidance of a medical professional, though, who may elect to prescribe medications to reduce withdrawal symptoms.
Before you go to rehab, there are somethings things that you need to do to prepare, besides just finding a facility and make sure they have rooms available.
You will most likely be gone anywhere from a few weeks to a few months, so you need to make sure you have all your other responsibilities covered.
This includes things like school, work, bills, kids, etc. If it is possible, let a family member or friend (multiple if possible) know that you are going rehab and get help with these things why you will be gone.
The following types of therapy are some of the most common types that you will find at a treatment facility:
The cost of rehab depends on a variety of different factors. It depends on the types of treatment offered at a facility, what is included in the price, what kind of amenities the facility has on top of the treatments, and more.
What you have to pay out of pocket also depends on whether or not your insurance pays for treatment at the specific facility you are going to.
Not all insurance plans cover addiction treatment and rehab, and those that do often have particular requirements as to what facilities they cover at.
You may also have more luck finding affordable treatment if you travel some, depending on where you live.
Choosing a rehab programme is a highly personalized choice. You need to consider what kind of programme you are looking for, what types of treatment you want, are okay with, and are not okay with, how much you are willing to pay, how far you are going to travel, what kind of amenities you are looking for, and more.
Before you begin to search, write out all of your requirements, and figure out how important each one is to you: is it a dealbreaker or just something you would like if possible. From there, you can start your search.
Once the person with the addiction has overcome denial, the next logical step in the process is to locate appropriate treatment clinics in Buckinghamshire.
At Rehab 4 Alcoholism, we conduct a thorough assessment to help your loved one into a suitable rehab clinic in Buckinghamshire.
During rehab, the patient must initially undergo a medically assisted detox programme. This will help your loved one ‘into recovery’. This detox programme typically requires 7-10 days to complete.
A detox programme aims to ‘wean’ patients off alcohol in a controlled and safe manner. Withdrawal symptoms will be closely monitored and treated. Medication is given to patients to help avoid or minimise alcohol-related withdrawal symptoms.
During the detox programme, patients are closely monitored by the rehab centre’s in-house clinical team. This team consists of psychiatrists, psychiatric nurses and support workers.
Medications are tapered down during the course of the detox programme. Patients will not be expected to continue to take these medications following the successful completion of the detox programme.
Following the initial detox programme, patients then attend daily therapy and counselling sessions.
These sessions include group and individual therapy. Therapy includes CBT, psychotherapy, 12-step work and complementary therapies. Your loved one will also benefit from an extended aftercare programme.
Aftercare helps patients remain in recovery for the first 12-months following the completion of residential treatment.
Therapy and counselling sessions aim to arm patients with relapse prevention strategies. Therapies also help patients raise their sense of self-worth and self-esteem.
Patients are given the tools to build their confidence so that they may engage in activities that help them achieve happiness without drinking alcohol.
There are various types of rehab centres available in Alcohol & Drug Rehabs in Buckinghamshire, including inpatient alcohol rehab, luxury alcohol rehab, and private drug rehabs.