Alcohol & Drug Rehabs in East Sussex


Rehabs in East Sussex


Rehab 4 Alcoholism is able to match you to multiple drug and alcohol rehab clinics in East Sussex. We offer a free and comprehensive assessment to ensure your needs are best met throughout the process.

Understanding treatment options in East Sussex

Many people struggle with alcohol addiction and it can be a lonely time. However, there are many options for those who wish to seek help for the problem and with the choices for alcohol rehab in East Sussex, getting clean can be done through a mixture of support and treatment.

Here we explore what alcohol rehabilitation involves and what to expect when you take part in it. We are also looking in-depth at the addiction and recovery process. Our end goal is for you to live a happy, healthy, and addiction-free life.

Do you relate to the topics mentioned above and do you now want to choose recovery and sobriety? If so, make the first step by contacting Rehab 4 Alcoholism today on 0800 111 41 08.

What is alcohol rehabilitation?

Upon recognising that your alcohol consumption is a problem, you might decide that a rehab programme is a suitable choice for you. It is first of all, very important to recognise that being rehabilitated is not the same as taking a detox.

Alcohol rehabilitation is much more extensive than a detox, which simply rids the body of alcohol over a short period of time. Alcohol rehab on the other hand, whilst it does involve a detox, also tackles the root cause of the issue.

When attending an alcohol rehab you will be offered a variety of different treatments to get you to your final goal of being completely ‘dry.’ Rehab will begin with a detox, to clear the body of alcohol and this will aid any health complications.

After this, you will take part in a series of therapies designed to get to the bottom of why you have struggled with alcohol. This is the rehabilitation portion of the treatment and can help to turn your life around by helping you understand your behaviours. In turn, this will provide you with tools to avoid falling into the trap in the future.

Rehab is aimed at those who want to be able to learn to live their lives without alcohol and will provide you with the tools and techniques to do so.

What are the treatment options?

You are likely to have a lot of questions when starting your journey to becoming alcohol-free, and one of these is likely to be around what treatment you can expect to receive.

When choosing one of our alcohol rehab centres in East Sussex, you will be presented with two choices. The first choice is to take part in a residential rehab programme where you are required to stay in the facility whilst you receive your treatment.

We are aware that a residential option may not fit into the lives of every patient and so there is the option to receive your treatment as an outpatient. However, we would advise opting for a residential programme if you can, being in this environment is a highly effective way to combat the problem you are facing.

Once you have reached a point of complete abstinence, there are some choices for medication to help you stay sober. These medications are as follows:

  • Acamprosate
  • Dilsulfiram
  • Naltrexone
  • Nalemefene

You can find out more information about these drugs by viewing the NHS website.

What are the stages of treatment?

To begin your treatment, you will be expected to take a detox. This means that you will need to abstain from drinking alcohol. This is going to be a difficult time and your doctor may prescribe you some medication to help you to deal with any withdrawal symptoms you are experiencing during the process.

You will probably notice these symptoms at their worst for the first 48 hours. Whist doing a detox, you should be sure to drink lots of fluids, preferably water, and ensure that you follow a healthy diet plan.

The next stage of treatment comes in the form of rehabilitation which involve a variety of things such as:

  • Talking therapies
  • 12 step programme created and made famous by AA
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy
  • Keeping a drinking diary
  • Family Therapy
  • Motivational Enhancement Therapy
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Group Therapy

Now that you have come through the toughest part of the programme, you can begin on maintaining your newfound sobriety and this is usually achieved by attending community groups and making changes to your lifestyle as a way to avoid relapsing.

What happens after rehab?

Leaving your rehab programme can feel extremely intimidating, you have had constant support and now it’s time to put everything you have learned into action. But there are ways to ensure success from this point.

After rehab, you can continue to attend support groups for as long as you need to, and meeting people who have been through or are going through the same thing is a great opportunity to connect with other people who truly understand.

It is important to be aware of where you want to go from here and making a list of goals can give you something to strive for. Now is also a good time to start working on your personal relationships, especially those which may have been affected by your problems.

We mentioned about making lifestyle changes and this is vital now that rehab is over. Making these changes will ensure that you are taking part in activities where you will not be tempted and can make your life easier.

If the rehab programme offers an aftercare option, this is something you should take advantage of. It will give you the chance to tackle any problems head-on and with the support of professionals.

What do I need to do to prepare for rehab?

It may feel as though you are going into completely uncharted territory but being prepared is one of the best ways to ensure that you see the programme through.

Knowing what to expect from the programme is vital, this way there won’t be any nasty surprises, reading this article is a great start. You should also reach out to family and friends to let them know what you will be doing, they may be able to offer you some support.

On top of this, making practical arrangements such as rescheduling work commitments and arranging care for children or pets is essential.

You should make sure that you pack everything you are going to need for your stay in residential rehab, this should include any medication you require. You might decide to start a journal and take this with you so that you can look back over your progress,

What are the benefits of residential rehab?

If you are weighing up your options on alcohol rehab in East Sussex ask yourself how you would benefit from a residential programme. The truth is, there are many advantages to taking part in this kind of treatment. These include:

  • The temptation is completely removed
  • Access to constant support, day or night
  • You can ‘get away from it all’ and recover from your problems in peace
  • A positive and supportive environment

Do I need to go to alcohol rehab?

For many people, the thought of going to rehab can be a very ‘out there’ concept. You may be wondering whether you need treatment of this kind. Ask yourself is whether your alcohol consumption is causing a negative impact on your life and the people in it.

You might consider some of the following points:

  • Losing control over your actions
  • You want to quit but find you cannot do it alone
  • Problems within your personal relationships related to drinking
  • Craving alcohol
  • Going out of your way to obtain alcohol
  • Alcohol has taken priority in your life
  • You are experiencing health problems related to drinking

If you recognise any of the above as being true, you will likely need to attend a rehab facility.

What do I do next?

The idea of residential rehab for alcohol problems can be intimidating. However, it is an excellent choice and can help you to effectively deal with your issues.

When you call a member of our referrals team, we will provide you with all the information you need and can answer any questions or queries you may have.

There are many benefits to taking part in such a programme. Let us help you get back on your feet and live a healthier and alcohol-free life.

Get Help Today

If you have been thinking about helping yourself or a loved one with alcohol addiction, call us today on 0800 111 41 08.

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