Drug & Alcohol Rehab in Truro

Rehabs in Truro


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

Drug & Alcohol Rehab in Truro

First, we will talk about the treatment that comes first for most patients at drug and alcohol rehab in Truro: the medical detox

It is a treatment administered for people with physical addiction symptoms, who need to withdraw from the substance they are taking before they reach long-term sobriety.

The next treatment is therapy, and for some patients, it is the most important part of their recovery from addiction. 

Without therapy sessions, people with an addiction to drugs would perhaps not dig deep and get to the root of their alcohol problem, which would almost certainly lead to relapse.

There is not just one type of therapy at drug and alcohol rehab in Truro. There are different therapeutic models, from various forms of psychotherapy to art therapy and drama therapy. 

However, there are also different formats for therapy, with the two most popular being individual therapy and group therapy. 

Some patients even get their loved ones to join them in family therapy sessions at drug and alcohol rehab in Truro, and this can continue after residential rehab (it can be included in the 1-year free aftercare/relapse prevention programme).

Another treatment at drug and alcohol rehab in Truro is nutrition. When people with addiction are not educated on their eating habits, they may end up developing an issue with food as a replacement for their alcohol use disorder. 

Though therapy helps to avoid this, education on nutrition is essential, as the healthier we are physically, the more likely it is that we will be healthy mentally.

What’s more, many people with alcoholism have damaged their health by drinking to excess. They may deal with vitamin and mineral deficiencies, and immune system problems. (1)

By managing their nutrition, they could put some of these issues into remission, or at least reduce the dangerous symptoms they are experiencing.

Workshops are also popular at drug and alcohol rehab in Truro. They can target problems that are personal to some patients, such as childhood trauma and domestic violence.

These issues can be closely linked to alcohol misuse, so it is important for patients to understand the link, even if they have no personal connection to the issue.

Finally, there is often spiritual treatment provided by drug and alcohol services in Truro. You may have heard of the 12-step approach, as fellowship groups (such as Alcoholics Anonymous) are very popular in the UK. 

This is one example of spiritual addiction treatment, as it involves connecting with a higher power in order to get sober from substance addiction or dependency.

Get in touch with us on 0800 111 4108 if you would like to get a place at drug and alcohol rehab in Truro without putting in all the work to arrange a referral. 

How Do I Know When I Am Ready For Drug & Alcohol Rehab in Truro?

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Here are some signs that you are ready to start your recovery journey at drug and alcohol rehab in Truro: 

  • You have physical symptoms of alcoholism (poor coordination, tremors, reduced heart rate, pale skin, breathlessness, vomiting)
  • You have psychological addiction symptoms (attention issues, impulsivity, mood swings, low self-esteem, depression, anxiety)
  • Your loved ones want you to go to drug and alcohol rehab in Truro
  • Your employer has noticed that you have problems with alcohol
  • You are drinking more than the daily recommended maximum (one drink for men and two drinks for women)
  • You never refuse alcohol when it is offered

How Can I Get Ready For Drug & Alcohol Rehab in Truro?

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You should never get a referral to drug and alcohol rehab in Truro if you do not yet know what to expect.

 This does not mean that you need to spend years looking into inpatient rehab, but that you should have an assessment with an addiction expert before being admitted to a private rehab centre.

Some examples of tips that addiction specialists may give are:

1. Be honest about the severity of your problem

You need to be honest about how badly your addiction affects you when you are speaking to the staff at rehab. 

If you pretend that your alcohol abuse is mild, the treatment plan that is created for you will not be relevant, and you could end up getting lower-quality treatments. 

It is perfectly fine to admit that you have a severe substance use disorder. This will not be used against you; it is simply a way for the rehab to assess your needs accurately. 

They will also ask other questions in order to do this, so the severity of the issue is not the only factor that influences your treatment plan. 

For example, they often ask about how frequently you drink, if anyone in your life is enabling you, when you started drinking alcohol to excess, and whether you have ever tried to get sober before.

2. Read reviews of rehab centres

It’s great to hear from the rehab centre how they feel about their inpatient programmes, but it is also wise to hear from people who have received treatment there. 

Though bad reviews do not necessarily mean the rehab is bad for everyone, a large number of negative opinions could indicate that the rehab is not as successful as it claims to be.

If you get a referral with Rehab 4 Alcoholism, you don’t have to worry about searching through the reviews of different treatment centres and trying to decide whether they are realistic or not. 

We confirm that all of our rehab facilities are extremely successful before we agree to work with them, so our clients consistently report an excellent experience at drug and alcohol rehab in Truro.

3. Spend quality time with your loved ones before starting rehab

It’s no secret that people at drug and alcohol rehab in Truro do not have frequent contact with their friends and family. In the 28 days that they are in treatment, most of their time is spent with other patients, or alone.

If there are family visits at the rehab in question, they will see their family a maximum of once a week.

For this reason, addiction experts will often advise you to enjoy spending time with family before you go to rehab. This is of course not a recommendation if your family are part of the reason that you need to get treatment, i.e., they exposed you to substance abuse, or they enable your alcoholism.

4. Make sure your responsibilities are taken care of while you are in residential treatment

Even if you need to go into drug and alcohol rehab in Truro urgently, you still need to think about how you are going to handle your responsibilities. 

For example, you may need to pass on the responsibility of childcare to your partner, ask a friend to look after your pets or talk to your employer about taking time off.

When all of this is organised, you will be less anxious at drug and alcohol rehab in Truro, as you will be able to focus on treatment without worrying about letting your responsibilities slip.

5. Start a journal 

Finally, it is a great idea to start a journal to get mentally prepared for drug and alcohol rehab in Truro. You can write out your worries, which often makes you less anxious, and can help you to work through practical issues. 

If you keep this journal at drug and alcohol rehab in Truro, it will be a great tool to look back on when you are feeling tempted to relapse, as you will see how you progress throughout the recovery journey.

Get in touch with us on 0800 111 4108 if you would like to get a place at drug and alcohol rehab in Truro without putting in all the work to arrange a referral. 

FAQs About Drug & Alcohol Rehab in Truro

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Below, we provide answers to some common questions about the drug and alcohol rehab process:

1. Can I go to drug and alcohol rehab in Truro if I live somewhere else?

Yes, you can go to drug and alcohol rehab in Truro if you live in another part of the UK, or even abroad.

You will have to have the same assessments before starting treatment, but there is no reason that you cannot go to a rehab centre that is not close to home.

You may want to first check the availability of residential rehab clinics in your area, as it would be quicker and easier to get into treatment if you didn’t have to travel. However, if you want to get away from home for a while, going to drug and alcohol rehab in Truro is a great option.

2. Can I choose another drug and alcohol rehab in Cornwall?

Yes, you can find a residential programme at a different rehab clinic in Cornwall. Make sure you know what to look for in a rehab centre before you settle on your choice – you can always get in touch with us for some guidance.

When you are considering drug and alcohol rehab in Cornwall, always look at the relapse rates of the centre, as high relapse rates are an indicator that the rehab is not very successful. 

Some other important factors are: the number of places at the clinic, the location of the rehab, the facilities at the centre, and the qualifications of staff members.

3. What happens if I have a diagnosed mental health condition?

There is nothing to worry about if you have a diagnosed mental health condition; lots of people are in this position. 

Whether you have depression, ADHD, PTSD, anxiety, BPD, bipolar disorder, OCD, or another mental health disorder, the likelihood is that you can get treatment for this at various rehab facilities with individual therapy sessions. 

In the event that your mental health condition is so severe that it impacts your ability to function at drug and alcohol rehab in Truro, your psychological assessment will reveal whether it would be appropriate for you to get inpatient treatment. 

If not, you can explore different drug addiction treatment options in Truro, such as home detoxing and outpatient rehab services.

4. What happens if I have a diagnosed physical health condition?

Again, most people with a health condition will be able to attend drug and alcohol rehab in Truro, and they can take their medication with them. It is very common for people at private rehab to have a physical illness, as many people with alcoholism develop alcohol-specific or alcohol-related conditions.

Whether your condition is related to alcohol or not, it is likely that you will be able to stay at drug and alcohol rehab in Truro. If it is deemed unsafe for you to do this, other rehab options (or non-rehab options) will be recommended to you.

5. Who works at drug and alcohol rehab in Truro?

The first team that you will be in contact with at drug and alcohol rehab in Truro is the admissions team. They help you to arrange your stay at the treatment centre, which means they organise assessments and admission dates. 

You can tell a lot about the quality of a residential rehabilitation facility from their admissions process, so clinics with a good reputation must ensure their admissions team is both professional and friendly.

When you get to rehab, you will meet a team of medical professionals who will mainly take charge of detox from alcohol, but they will also be there to provide care to patients who experience physical health complications at any point beyond the detox phase.

Mental health professionals are another important team at drug and alcohol rehab in Truro. They will conduct therapy sessions with you, both one-to-one and in groups, and they will monitor patients to identify anyone who is deteriorating in terms of their psychological addiction symptoms. 

There are many other staff members at drug and alcohol rehab in Truro, from cooks and cleaners to workshop providers who also work outside of rehab. It is important that all of these individuals are treated with respect, as the rehab would suffer if one of these teams was taken away.

6. Can I stay in touch with people after drug and alcohol rehab in Truro?

Yes, you can choose to stay in contact with people you have met at drug and alcohol rehab in Truro. 

When you leave rehab, you make your own choices regarding the addiction recovery process, which means there is always an option to keep your friends from rehab around.

Having friends from rehab can be inspiring, as you will remind each other how far you have come since early addiction recovery

However, there are potential challenges, particularly if one of you is less motivated than the other, so make sure you are prioritising friends who support your sobriety

7. Is the treatment at drug and alcohol rehab in Truro personalised?

Yes, treatment at drug and alcohol rehab in Truro is always personalised. The people you meet at rehab will not be having the same experience as you, as they will be following a different treatment plan.

To show you just how different two treatment plans can be, here are two basic examples.

Treatment plan A – Patient with a cocaine addiction and mild addiction to alcohol

  • Medically-assisted detox from alcohol and cocaine with benzodiazepines (10-day detox programme)
  • Group therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy, holistic treatment, drama therapy, motivational interviewing, and dialectical behaviour therapy (16 days)
  • Aftercare including therapy at the same rehab facility and self-help group recommendations, including Cocaine Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous (1 year)

Treatment plan B – Patient with a moderate addiction to alcohol 

  • Medically-assisted alcohol detox with Librium (7-10-day detox programme)
  • Group therapy, contingency management, acceptance and commitment therapy, eye movement and desensitisation reprocessing (EMDR) therapy, and equine therapy (21 days)
  • Aftercare including a sober living house and accountability aftercare sessions (1 year)

Treatment plans at drug and alcohol rehab in Truro will be more complex than this, as there will often be workshops, educational sessions, and other forms of therapy provided. 

However, this simple example outlines the fact that two people with alcoholism can require different addiction treatments, even down to the detox medication.

8. Will there be alcohol addiction counselling at drug and alcohol rehab in Truro?

There is often alcohol addiction counselling as part of the therapy programme at drug and alcohol rehab in Truro. 

Individual counselling is a different technique to therapy, as it is more about having an open conversation about addiction, and less about analysing behaviours and delving deep into the past. 

Many patients enjoy the different benefits that addiction counselling sessions bring, even if they still prioritise therapy in their treatment. 

Some benefits of intensive counselling for alcoholism include:

  • It is a confidential service, so the patient may feel more invited to be honest about their issues
  • Talking through issues can help patients to figure out what they want out of their long-term recovery
  • Counsellors are trained to listen non-judgementally, which helps patients to get over the shame they feel about their alcohol misuse
  • It is an individualised treatment, as each patient will discuss different aspects of their addiction
  • The conversation is not limited to substance abuse, so the patient can get help for other mental health issues 

Contact Rehab 4 Alcoholism

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Get in touch with us on 0800 111 4108 if you would like to get a place at drug and alcohol rehab in Truro without putting in all the work to arrange a referral. 

We are happy to explain the pros and cons of inpatient rehab centres in more detail. Along with this, we can provide an accurate assessment that determines which type of addiction treatment would lower your risk of relapse the most.

Our staff are also trained in the practical aspects of addiction treatment, so they will be able to tell you about the cost of rehab, the average time in rehab, and the alcohol rehab treatments that we have not included in this article. 

For more detailed knowledge of drug and alcohol rehab in Truro, contact us and speak to a Rehab 4 Alcoholism expert.


[1] Alcohol and the Immune System https://pubs.niaaa.nih.gov/publications/10report/chap04b.pdf

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