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Alcoholism is a prevalent problem in the UK, thanks in part to a society that strongly encourages social drinking.
It is far too easy for casual drinking to become more frequent, eventually developing into addiction and finally dependence.
If you are suffering from addiction, whether to alcohol or any other substance, we are here to help.
Our expert advisers are here to give you the best match with a rehab in Lancashire, providing you with all the information you need to start your journey towards sobriety.
Today, addiction is considered an affliction of the brain.
Many individuals tend to think of their addiction as a moral failure or as a weakness, but it’s important to consider that addiction can change the way the brain is wired.
It is easy for addiction to impact individuals in ways that they may not be able to control alone.
Studies in the past have shown that drug abuse both long term and short term can cause changes in the brain’s structure including vital pathways and cognitive processes that are required for everyday life.
For these reasons, it’s important to consider addiction as a disease rather than a moral failure of the individual. as this can often impair the individual’s likelihood of seeking further help.
No matter your background or history with potential drug abuse, Rehab 4 Alcoholism is ready to take your call, listen to your questions, and make expert suggestions based on the information you give us.
When diagnosing addiction, professionals often look for other and often underlying mental health issues.
This is known as dual diagnosis.
In some cases, addiction is a result of these mental health issues.
This can include disorders such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression and anxiety.
If an individual is discovered to have a mental health issue, as is very common when diagnosing addiction, Rehab 4 Alcoholism will ensure that the individual enters treatment programmes that focus on both the physical and mental effects of addiction.
Without this focus on both physical and mental problems arising from addiction, individuals are likely to make little efficient progress.
Through Rehab 4 Alcoholism, all treatment programmes and service providers focus on the abstinence approach to alcohol rehabilitation rather than other less effective methods.
For example, another approach to rehabilitation is harm reduction.
This includes aims to reduce the negative impacts of rehabilitation rather than focusing on the origin of the addiction or the other consequences of this potential drug abuse.
Another approach is moderation management.
This is similar but focuses on the management of consumption of the drug rather than eliminating it entirely.
In both of these alternative approaches the success is lower than the approach concerning abstinence the benefits are listed below:
There are many more benefits, but the list above should give some indication of the effectiveness and success rate of the abstinence approach to rehabilitation.
Residential rehab is proven as the most effective method during rehabilitation and provides the most efficient environment for recovery.
This is due to a number of benefits, some of which are described in the following paragraphs.
Individuals can often access rehabilitation immediately if they require it.
This is assessed during a telephone assessment and can be immediately followed by admission in appropriate circumstances.
Rehab is managed and supervised by addiction professionals, meaning that individuals will always have access to expert and highly specialised support.
In addition, attending residential rehab allows each individual to progress through a tailored and flexible rehabilitation programme, meaning that their care will be even more specialised to the individual.
This is the reason for its high rates of success.
In general, residential rehab is most suitable for those drinking around 30 or more units of alcohol a day.
Other factors for those entering rehab care include attempts to recover alone with little to no progress, as well as those who are known to behave violently when under the influence of alcohol.
Residential rehab is also essential for those who are suffering from addiction-caused disorders such as:
To assess whether you or someone you know is suitable for rehab, give a member of the Rehab 4 Alcoholism team a call today, or read on to later paragraphs on assessing an individual’s relationship with alcohol and alcohol abuse.
At Rehab 4 Alcoholism, we understand that residential rehab is not a viable option for every individual.
This may be due to health reasons, personal preference, or a number of different factors.
Residential rehab is a type of inpatient care, where individuals move away from home for a certain period of time to focus on their rehabilitation.
This is where individuals may go once or twice a week -or more regularly- to partake in addiction treatment courses such as individual counselling, group talking therapy, or attending addiction networking groups such as Alcoholics Anonymous.
Some individuals may also be suitable for programmes such as SMART (Self-Management and Recovery Training).
This technique uses a combination of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and motivational interviewing/tools.
This is a great way for more independent individuals to progress through rehab, as well as working on personal development simultaneously.
Through these alternative options, individuals will also be able to access crucial rehabilitation stages also available through residential rehab.
These include family drug support meetings to help stage interventions.
Before being admitted to rehab, individuals will first undergo an initial assessment to determine their addiction’s severity and the type of care they may require in the later stages of rehabilitation.
This should not be viewed as a diagnosis, but more like a screening to assess the most effective course of treatment.
To do this, most service providers will use the American Society of Addiction Medicine Patient Placement Criteria (ASAM Criteria).
This is due to its holistic approach to assessment – taking into account both physical and mental factors.
These are broken down into six dimensions of assessment:
This can seem like a lot of information to consider at the beginning of an individual’s rehabilitation journey, but it is essential to determine the appropriate services and treatments before commencing any type of rehabilitative care.
Specifically for those suffering from alcohol addiction, there are several other measures that individuals can employ to assess the severity of the situation – either in themselves or in others.
The Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT) is a professional measure developed to assess an individual’s alcohol usage and the consequences of this.
It was developed in the form of a questionnaire consisting of 10 questions (or screening tools).
The first 3 questions concern alcohol intake, the next 3 concern alcohol dependency, and the final 4 concern the consequences of alcohol abuse.
Each question is ranked 1-4 with 4 being the most severe.
A score of more than 13 indicates an alcohol dependency, but anything over a score of 8 should be assessed further.
Interventions are perhaps viewed as an older approach to rehab and are not thought of as being effective in the modern world.
However, this is not always the case.
Generally, interventions involve the attendance of a counsellor or interventionist in family-based (or friend) discussions with the individual suffering from addiction.
The interventionist’s role is to help moderate the conversation and help both parties to discuss and express their feelings about the addiction that is affecting their lives.
The overall aim is to encourage the individual to seek further rehabilitative care.
The standard method of intervention has a success rate of around 30% in terms of encouraging further care but is often reported as feeling more confrontational than helpful.
This is where the more modern approaches step in.
CRAFT (Community Reinforcement Approach to Family Training) is the most updated form of intervention and takes a much more invitational approach.
This type of intervention is even more effective at helping individuals to express their internal struggles with addiction, as well as helping the friends and family around them to identify triggers, suggest potential sources of help, and generally build and develop their relationships.
CRAFT interventions have a success rate of around 70% – making it a far more effective method than the standard and more traditional approach.
There is no set cost for residential rehab.
Price will depend on the specific rehab centre, location and services offered and participated in.
Luckily, there are hundreds of rehab centres around the UK, all varying by services provided, level of care, and suitability for each individual.
The factor which has the most effect on cost, however, is the type of residency the induvial chooses.
This can be between single or multi-occupancy rooms.
Single occupancy rooms, however, are considerably more expensive.
A 10-day detox can cost around £5,000, increasing to £8,000+ for a 28-day stay.
These costs are averages and should not be taken as direct costs.
Other factors such as insurance may affect the overall cost of residential rehabilitation.
Again, there is no specific set time for rehab, as this will vary due to the severity of addiction, history of abuse and one’s commitment to treatment.
In general, there is a 7-day minimum stay for a detox session, and this can be extended for any required length of time.
The recommended stay is 28-days to get the full experience from a rehab centre, but some may require longer and more specialised stays.
Heroin is one of the most addictive drugs available in the modern world.
Deriving from morphine, heroin gives the individual incredibly strong, short-term highs that can quickly lead to addiction and a high tolerance level.
With extended use, heroin can lead to degrading mental functioning, meaning that everyday tasks can become considerably more difficult, massively impacting the individual’s quality of life and wellbeing.
Additionally, heroin can have several impacts on the individual’s physical health such as an increased risk of liver disease and heart complications.
During heroin addiction rehabilitation, individuals will need to undergo a heroin detox to treat the harmful effects that may arise during withdrawal.
Heroin is physically addictive, and treatments such as tapering have been shown to massively reduce the physical effects of a heroin withdrawal.
Tapering includes the transition from heroin to a heroin substitute such as methadone or buprenorphine.
This should later be followed by other therapies to treat the physical and mental effects experienced during heroin rehabilitation.
Another highly addictive drug, cocaine is a powerful stimulant, often eliciting changes in behaviour during use that are easily picked up on by close friends and family.
These behavioural changes can impact the day-to-day life of the individual suffering from cocaine addiction.
It can create problems within relationships, at work, or with finances.
If used over a long period of time, however, cocaine can also cause serious effects on mental health and lead to anxiety, depression, and paranoia.
A combination of long-term use and high dosage can often lead to what is know as a psychological crash.
During a psychological crash, an individual can require serious medical attention and help is needed as soon as possible.
Unlike heroin, cocaine is not physically addictive, meaning that individuals are not at risk of death when withdrawing.
Stopping the usage of cocaine also won’t have physical withdrawal effects, but will be more severe in regard to mental health.
When seeking rehab, it is important for the individual to consider both inpatient and outpatient care, as both are viable options for those seeking help for cocaine addiction.
It is also important for the individual to follow all three steps of rehabilitation, no matter what form these may come in: detox, rehab, and aftercare.
All of our recommended rehabs use these stages, as well as being fully licensed and qualified.
Cannabis, also known as weed or marijuana, affects the central nervous system of the individual who consumes the drug.
This can have a variety of effects, varying in positivity according to the individual themselves, the dosage they take, and the type of cannabis they are consuming.
Some of the more positive effects include mild euphoria, altered or heightened perception, feelings of relaxation, increased creativity, and libido boosts.
However, some individuals are likely to experience negative side effects when consuming cannabis such as increased sensitivity, paranoia, increased appetite, and feelings of dizziness.
Like cocaine, cannabis is not physically addictive, and most rehabilitation relating to cannabis addictions will focus on the mental health approach to treatment.
As with the other types of addiction, individuals should work through the stages of rehabilitation in order to give themselves the best chance of permanent success.
Though not all individuals will experience all different types of therapy, there are some types of therapy that are more commonly offered than others.
For example, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is one of the most commonly used therapies.
This is due to its focus on the underlying thought patterns associated with addiction as well as helping the individual to create coping mechanisms and change negatively associated thought patterns.
Similarly, individuals may be recommended Dialectical Behavioural Therapy.
This is very similar to CBT and is based on the same fundamentals but is focused on the emotional aspect of addiction, primarily the acceptance and the management of such emotions.
Further examples of common therapy include brief interventions and motivational interviewing.
Motivational interviewing is very effective in regard to addiction treatment as it strengthens an individual’s motivation and readiness and commitment to recover.
In modern rehabilitation centres, individuals may experience holistic therapies such as equine therapy, music therapy, art therapy, and adventure therapy.
This list is not extensive but covers some of the most popular treatments available.
One of the most important stages of rehabilitation, and one of the most vital stages for the individual’s continued recovery, is the creation of a relapse prevention plan.
This is made up of the three aspects of recovery: emotional, mental, and physical.
When creating a plan, individuals should understand that recovery is a gradual process, it’s part of personal growth, and relapse can occur for several reasons.
Because of this, individuals should maintain honesty with themselves as well as asking for help and support where it’s needed.
There are no shortcuts to recovery, and individuals need to put in the work to see the results – what they put in is what they get out.
To enquire about how we can assist you in your search for effective alcoholism treatment in Lancashire, contact us today on 0800 111 4108.
When you contact us, we will conduct a free and confidential assessment.
This allows us to match you with the most suited treatment providers in Lancashire.
Wherever in Lancashire you may be and whatever your conditions are, we are here to help.
Reach out today and take the first step in regaining control of your life.
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