Drug & Alcohol Rehab in Basildon

Alcohol addiction can affect anyone from any walk of life or background. The fact you are looking for help for yourself or a loved one is a step in the right direction.

Taking those first steps to look for help when you are dealing with drug addiction or alcohol addiction is really difficult but it’s worth it.

Finding help to tackle your addiction and going on to live a healthier, happier life free from addiction.

Seeking help from an alcohol recovery service in Essex with a wide range of treatment options and expertly managed rehab centres is the best way to set yourself up for success.

Types of Drug & Alcohol Rehab in Basildon

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Rehab 4 Alcoholism offers alcohol rehab in a residential treatment centre in Basildon.

Our team is staffed by addiction specialists who have extensive training in their field to help you be successful throughout your rehab journey.

For some people who have been using alcohol heavily during the initial stage of rehab, detoxing can be dangerous.

In order to make the detox stage of withdrawing from alcohol safer for you our team of trained medical professionals can supply the right medication to help you undertake this process safely.

To follow on from your inpatient rehab journey you will move on to our aftercare programme.

Having an aftercare programme to rely on after your initial alcohol rehab will allow you the confidence to maintain your recovery knowing you have support and the correct care in place if you need it.

You can find male-specific counselling and support services within our specialised alcohol rehab for men treatment programme.

Alcohol addiction affects both genders, but it’s fair to say men face unique challenges when facing the prospect of overcoming an alcohol addiction.

Our specialised support helps them to overcome these challenges and achieve success on their recovery journey.

Private rehab allows access to more treatment options than are available at publicly funded alcohol and drug rehab.

This can only help you and your chances of successfully dealing with your drug or alcohol addiction.

How to identify Alcohol Addiction

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Alcohol addiction can affect anyone from any background. It’s a disease which affects people indiscriminately.

One way of identifying whether you or a loved one has an alcohol addiction is whether they place the need to have a drink above all else.

This includes friends, family, and work. It might also be the case that more alcohol needs to be consumed to experience the same effects they once did.

If you need help understanding more about alcohol addiction we have information that can help.

At Rehab 4 Alcoholism, we offer free advice from a team of non-judgemental professionals, many of whom are in recovery and understand how hard can be to change your relationship with addiction.

For more information about rehab in Basildon, simply reach out to our 24/7, confidential hotline on 0800 111 4108.

How Can I Tell if I Have an Alcohol Addiction?

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If your drinking is impacting your day-to-day life then it’s safe to presume it has now become a problem.

If other people have started commenting on your alcohol use, then that’s another giveaway.

Reaching out for and getting the right help for your alcohol use can be a personal and difficult decision.

You and you alone are the only person who can decide whether you need professional help for your alcohol use.

The CAGE test is a useful tool which can help you identify if your alcohol use is a problem or not. Ask yourself the following questions:

  • Have you considered cutting down on your alcohol intake?
  • Do you ever get annoyed when someone comments on how much you drink?
  • Have you experienced guilt where alcohol is concerned?
  • Has there ever been an instance where you have taken an eye-opener drink – as a way of getting rid of a hangover?

If your answer is yes to even one of these questions then the likelihood of you having an alcohol addiction could be as high as 75%.

It’s likely if you have identified yourself as having an alcohol addiction that you will need support to quit drinking and get on the road to recovery.

Learn more about the alcohol rehab in Basildon.

Alcohol Detox in Basildon

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As an alcohol addiction recovery service, the detox process is the first step when withdrawing from alcohol. This is the stage where you stop drinking entirely.

While this might sound simple, just stopping drinking, for those who have previously drank heavily, it’s physically and mentally a very tough process.

It can be dangerous to stop cold turkey and should be done only with the help of medical professionals.

The first step the body goes through during an alcohol detox is when the body eliminates alcohol from its system.

After this stage, the alcohol levels will drop to eventual zero and at this point, the central nervous system is no longer suppressed.

At this point, the central nervous system returns to its normal levels of function, but long-term alcohol use trains the nervous system to work harder to compensate for the depressant effects of alcohol.

When alcohol use is stopped suddenly this is a huge adjustment for the CNS.

Some other symptoms that people experience during alcohol detox include:

  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhoea
  • Anxiety
  • Headache or migraine
  • Restlessness
  • Insomnia
  • Sweating
  • Irritability

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After the initial 24 hours and up to 72 hours after the last drink, people may experience the following often dangerous symptoms:

  • Uncontrollable tremors
  • Lack of physical coordination
  • High blood pressure
  • Heart palpitations
  • Cognitive dysfunction
  • Hallucinations
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Seizures

Those first few days of detox will end and you will start the second part of your ongoing recovery journey.

This next phase focuses on specialised and individual treatment and therapy sessions.

These sessions will take place in a residential facility. Within these expert-led facilities, your care will be 24 hours a day.

You will receive support throughout your time in rehab and supervision from our expert team who will help you to overcome your alcohol addiction.

Your treatment in our residential rehab in Basildon will be as individual as you are, targeted to treat your alcohol addiction but also your emotional needs.

At Rehab 4 Alcoholism, we offer free advice from a team of non-judgemental professionals, many of whom are in recovery and understand how hard can be to change your relationship with addiction.

For more information about rehab in Basildon, simply reach out to our 24/7, confidential hotline on 0800 111 4108.

Alcohol Withdrawal Symptoms

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When someone stops using alcohol suddenly then the symptoms they experience can range from mild to severe and sometimes extremely dangerous.

Symptoms will vary from person to person but those with a severe alcohol dependency may find the symptoms to be intense and can even be life-threatening.

Alcohol acts as a depressant in the human body. The body gets used to the depressant effects of alcohol within those that drink heavily.

When alcohol is suddenly removed from the body, the central nervous system needs to adapt to not functioning in the same way it had been.

It is this shock to the CNS that can be so dangerous to those withdrawing from alcohol.

Residential Rehab in Basildon

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Across Europe, the high level of alcohol use is one of the most pressing public health issues.[1]

With the right treatments and support in place then it is possible to recover from your alcohol addiction.

To safely detox and overcome your addiction to alcohol, residential rehab is one of the best options available.

Our residential rehab in Basildon is staffed 24 hours a day with trained professionals, and medics.

We offer a comfortable home-from-home in our residential rehab facility in Basildon, where you will live in anywhere from 14 days to 6 months.

The amount of time you live in a residential rehab facility will depend on the type of support you need.

It is also a safer place to undergo alcohol detox as you are cared for by medics who can prescribe, medication to help you detox safely.

To have a higher success rate than those that choose to remain at home you can undertake your rehab in a live-in facility.

By choosing a live-in facility you take yourself out of and away from the daily stresses of everyday life.

Any daily triggers that have traditionally led you to drink can be better managed or removed in a live-in facility.

If you think you or a loved one could benefit from residential rehab read more about what is offered here.

Alcohol Rehab for Men in Basildon

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At Rehab 4 Alcoholism we understand that men often have unique needs when it comes to tackling an alcohol addiction.

We have created alcohol rehab for men which uses male-specific counselling and treatments which are designed to help men open up and find better success in the rehab process.

Reach out to us today if you think alcohol addiction rehab for men could help you or a loved one.

At Rehab 4 Alcoholism, we offer free advice from a team of non-judgemental professionals, many of whom are in recovery and understand how hard can be to change your relationship with addiction.

For more information about rehab in Basildon, simply reach out to our 24/7, confidential hotline on 0800 111 4108.

Treatment Options for Drug and Alcohol Rehab in Basildon

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In Basildon Rehab 4 Alcoholism our treatment options are varied allowing us to support you in the best way possible for your individual needs.

Types of treatment to treat your alcohol addiction include:

Other, sometimes more holistic, therapies are available in our Basildon rehab. These therapies often allow people to build successful coping strategies to overcome their addiction and help them avoid relapse.

For those struggling with addictive behaviours cognitive behavioural therapy is a great option.

The NHS explains [2] “CBT is based on the concept that your thoughts, feelings, physical sensations and actions are interconnected, and that negative thoughts and feelings can trap you in a vicious cycle.”

CBT is used to treat many mental health issues and we can help you to decide whether this treatment is the best option for you.

The holistic treatment, equine therapy, allows patients to work with horses in a caregiving role.

It helps to offer another outlet for the body and mind and keep thoughts of alcohol and your addiction out of your main focus.

We also offer alcohol intervention counselling. You’ll work closely with a counsellor over 8 to 12 weeks to stop drinking safely.

You will look into past experiences to help understand your cravings emotions and the root causes of your addiction. and

Other treatment options that may be suitable for you include self-help groups and family therapy sessions.

Where appropriate intensive outpatient therapy can help you to tackle your addiction.

This therapy allows the person to stay at home and attend treatment programmes each day for a pre-determined amount of time.

You can contact us by calling 0800 111 4108 or make an enquiry here to speak to one of our trained experts to discuss which treatment options may benefit you the most.

Aftercare when Receiving Drug & Alcohol Rehab in Basildon

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Any successful rehab or stay in a residential rehab facility must be followed by a good aftercare treatment programme.

During your rehab journey, you will learn relapse prevention techniques in your therapy sessions following your initial detoxification.

Identifying your triggers during your therapy sessions will be a vital part of overcoming your addiction and remaining sober in your recovery journey.

Once you identify your triggers, our team will help you deal with the coping mechanisms required to avoid relapsing into alcohol use.

If relapse does occur then our helpline, which is part of our aftercare support will allow you to seek help quickly.

Your family, with your permission, will be involved in your aftercare journey. Having them involved will allow them to identify and support you through relapses, making sure you get the care you need as quickly as possible.

As you can imagine, ongoing peer support is vital in addiction recovery, so we encourage all of our rehab patients to attend local Alcoholics Anonymous or Narcotics Anonymous groups once they have left rehab.

These groups use 12-step programmes to encourage lasting recovery.

Rehab FAQs

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For a full list of FAQs regarding Drug and Alcohol Rehab in Basildon, you can refer to our Rehab FAQs.

Alternatively, you may also contact us through this website and a member of our team will respond shortly.

At Rehab 4 Alcoholism, we offer free advice from a team of non-judgemental professionals, many of whom are in recovery and understand how hard can be to change your relationship with addiction.

For more information about rehab in Basildon, simply reach out to our 24/7, confidential hotline on 0800 111 4108.

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[1] https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/delivering-better-oral-health-an-evidence-based-toolkit-for-prevention/chapter-12-alcohol

[2] https://www.nhs.uk/mental-health/talking-therapies-medicine-treatments/talking-therapies-and-counselling/cognitive-behavioural-therapy-cbt/overview/


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