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Addiction is a disorder that can affect anyone, regardless of their social or cultural background.
When an individual is addicted, depending on the substance, their brain may undergo many changes.
Often, these changes are relating to the addictive behaviours that these individuals engage in.
For example, when addicted to a particular substance, the neural pathways in the brain may begin to change or alter their patterns, meaning that individuals begin to consistently seek more and more of the substance to grant the same effects.
With alcohol addictions specifically, it is not just neural pathways that are affected but also those areas that produce essential chemicals and hormones.
For example, serotonin production is often controlled by alcohol intake, meaning that individuals addicted to alcohol may struggle to go about their everyday life if they have not consumed alcohol.
This is often referred to as a vicious cycle due to the difficulties encountered when trying to withdraw from a specific substance.
Based on an individual’s motivation to recover and history with addiction, however, it is always possible to recover.
Rehabilitation, in general, is the process of working towards recovery from a specific disorder – in this case addiction.
During rehabilitation for addiction, individuals will work through a variety of addiction treatment programmes, helping the individual yo find the root cause of their addiction, treat any co-occurring disorders, and return to life in Blackburn without the effects of addiction influencing their day-to-day lives.
Through alcohol rehab in Blackburn, recovery is usually split into three distinct stages.
These are as follows:
By following these stages and engaging fully with each addiction treatment programme, individuals are more likely to work towards recovery in an effective manner.
Rehab 4 Alcoholism always makes recommendations and referrals based on the abstinence approach to rehab, and any individual seeking help outside of our referral service should ensure that this is also the approach taken.
If individuals have had no previous experience with rehabilitation, then the prospect of making such big decisions can be a serious challenge.
However, there are a number of steps that can be taken before an individual makes any decisions based on the future of their rehabilitation.
One if the most popular steps is an intervention.
Before entering alcohol rehab in Blackburn, individuals will be encouraged to share their experiences through an intervention and learn from the experiences of those closest to them, building relationships and learning more about the potential rehabilitative treatments that may be most effective for them.
Modern intervention techniques, such as the CRAFT (Community Reinforcement And Family Training) approach, focus on this relationship-building aspect strongly, encouraging the communication between individuals and their loved ones.
Using this approach, people suffering from addiction are far more likely to seek further rehabilitative care and consider rehabilitation far more seriously than before the intervention.
No two individuals will have the same experience of rehab, and this relates back to the overall cost of each individual’s stay in residential care.
Factors such as the substance they are addicted to, history of addiction, and the severity of addiction will all influence the overall cost, but there are also some other factors that are perhaps not considered so often.
One of these factors is the type of accommodation that individuals choose when staying in a dedicated centre.
Single occupancy rooms, for example, are often far more expensive than multiple occupancy rooms due to the increased cost of upkeep and supervision.
Individuals staying for the recommended duration of 28 days may pay around £10,000 for their stay or around £4,500 for a 10-day detox.
Multiple occupancy rooms, however, are less expensive due to the cost being split between multiple occupants.
For the recommended stay of 28-days, individuals may pay around £6,000 or £3,000 for a 10-day detox.
Please bear in mind that many other factors contribute to the overall cost and factors such as insurance are also highly likely to influence this – please discuss thoroughly with your addiction treatment provider before beginning any type of care.
The National Health Service (NHS) is a government-funded service, meaning that the services that it offers are generally restricted by the amount of funding in each specific area.
For example, addiction care can cost these services a fair amount of funding, meaning that they are often limited in terms of various forms of alcohol rehab in Blackburn.
Accessing care such as therapy and other forms of counselling is far more common than accessing residential care, for example, due to the cost associated with these areas.
If funding is not available for a specific service or type of care, then some individuals may be encouraged to raise the funds needed for their treatment by themselves, either by appealing to a local council or by crowdfunding in their local area.
When combined with struggling with addiction simultaneously, this is not always ideal and can cause quite a strain on an individual, especially if they have been struggling for an extended period of time.
When it comes to the time spent in alcohol rehab in Blackburn, no two individuals will have the exact same treatment programme, meaning that the time spent in rehab is not likely to be comparable.
Especially at the beginning of an individual’s journey through rehab, predicting the specific length of time a person will spend completing addiction treatment programmes is very challenging.
For this reason, Rehab 4 Alcoholism recommends a stay of 28 days in residential centre, though there are circumstances where an individual should stay for longer.
This allows for the differences in time spent in the detoxification stage, but also for the progression and engagement across addiction treatment programmes, specialised for each individual.
By staying in a residential centre for the recommended length of time individuals are far more likely to make an efficient and effective recovery, as the time is flexible depending on each individual’s specific needs.
Although some of the differences between NHS care and private residential care have previously been highlighted in this article, it is important to understand them on a more comparable level.
The following points highlight these differences across alcohol rehab in Blackburn:
As one of the first decisions that can be made in terms of the individual’s future rehabilitation within alcohol rehab in Blackburn, understanding the difference between inpatient and outpatient care is essential.
This is because the two types of care have many differences, and individuals must consider the realism and suitability of each.
Inpatient care, for example, refers to rehabilitation within a dedicated rehab centre, taking part in rehabilitative activities as part of their everyday programme.
Although residential care is known to be the most effective form of rehabilitation in most cases, it is especially suitable for individuals with a longer history of addiction or those who may have a more serious withdrawal symptoms.
On the other hand, outpatient care may be more suitable for those with a shorter history of addiction or for those who prefer a more independent approach to their recovery.
Although many of the treatments and activities partaken in may be similar to those in inpatient care, it is the regularity and frequency of these that makes up the difference between these two main categories of rehabilitative care.
Alcohol is one of the most dangerous substances on the planet, not just because of its widespread availability, but also because of its physically addictive properties.
As alcohol is a physically addictive drug, meaning that the body becomes dependent on it to produce certain chemicals or hormones, as mentioned in the introductory paragraph.
However, the use of drugs such as Librium can seriously reduce the negative effects of withdrawal, enabling the individual to be more aware of the process as well as preparing them for the remainder of their rehabilitative journey.
Further rehabilitation is always recommended whilst progressing through alcohol rehab in Blackburn.
Cocaine is one of the most well-known addictive substances in the world, infamous for its strong effects on the individual’s behaviour and mental wellbeing.
Unlike alcohol, cocaine is not physically addictive, but is more likely to affect the individual’s mental health and psychological stability.
With long-term use, cocaine can lead to a psychological crash – something which can take a long time to recover from through rehab in Blackburn.
When it comes to rehab, there is no need for a specific detoxification process – instead, the individual will slowly cut down on the amount of the substance they are using before progressing to further treatment.
The most common of these include therapies and counselling due to their beneficial qualities in treating the psychological and mental health effects, not just the physical effects that other drugs, such as alcohol and heroin, are more likely to cause.
Through drug and alcohol rehab in Blackburn, it is also possible to access support for heroin addiction.
This is an extremely addictive substance, causing massive issues across the UK in terms of the number of those who are addicted.
In the short-term heroin causes extreme euphoric highs, but in the long-term this can lead to a host of physical health issues such as liver disease, blood clots and seizures.
Heroin is also physically addictive, like alcohol, meaning that additional precautions must be taken during the detoxification stage.
This often includes the process of tapering in which an individual slowly transitions away from heroin to heroin-like substitutes e.g., methadone, buprenorphine.
Once this has been completed successfully, individuals are then recommended to continue with their rehabilitation, focussing on treatments for their mental health – something which is also strongly affected by the usage of heroin in the long-term.
Often found in the shadow of class A drugs such as cocaine and heroin, cannabis causes more of an impact on individual’s wellbeing than many may think.
For example, cannabis is the most commonly consumed drug in the UK and results in many addictions across all age groups.
As cannabis affects the central nervous system, it can have a range of effects depending on the individual’s tolerance, their history of cannabis consumption, and the type of cannabis consumed.
In general, there is no such thing as a ‘cannabis detox’ but slowly transitioning away from regular usage until the individual eventually stops altogether is an essential stage.
From this transition, it is important for individuals to engage in therapies that are beneficial for the effects of a long-term cannabis addiction, especially the mental health effects and the psychological impact of long-term cannabis usage.
Some of the most common therapies can be found in the paragraph below.
Rehabilitation is not a ‘one size fits all’ approach, meaning that individuals are unlikely to experience the exact same addiction treatment programme and therapies.
However, there are a number of therapies that are more suitable for treating addiction and are therefore implemented on a far more regular basis than other forms of rehabilitative treatment.
Some of the most common therapies found in alcohol rehab in Blackburn are listed below:
Dual diagnosis is the phenomenon in which an individual is diagnosed with addiction and another mental health disorder at the same time.
Often occurring due to the belief that addiction is a by-product of an underlying mental health issue, dual diagnosis is the most effective approach to rehabilitation, focussing on both the addiction and the mental health issue in order to make the most effective rehabilitation programme possible.
The most common co-occurring disorders with an addiction to alcohol include:
Rehab 4 Alcoholism will always suggest an alcohol rehab in Blackburn that follows this approach, so those who choose to find help externally should ensure that their service provider uses this approach to get the most beneficial approach to care possible.
After an individual leaves alcohol rehab in Blackburn, they may find themselves struggling to stay on track with their long-term recovery.
To combat this, most addiction support service providers will help the individual to create a relapse risk prevention plan.
Designed to aid the individual in the case of a potential relapse, this plan will help individuals continue their recovery and avoid the potential of a relapse.
It is not guaranteed in every case that individuals will relapse once leaving rehab, but simply having the plan can provide the support that individuals need in order to continue their recovery.
As part of their plan, individuals should include and consider the following factors:
After leaving rehab, there is a strong misconception that this is where the support from an addiction treatment programme will end.
This is not the case.
No individual will be left alone to deal with the future of their rehabilitation and recovery.
In fact, most addiction treatment service providers will take additional steps in order to support every individual that leaves their doors.
For example, it is highly common to put former patients into contact with an addiction supervisor with whom they will have meetings to check up on their progress at regular intervals.
In addition, most centres offer the chance to return to the centre should the individual need it.
Addiction is a debilitating disease, but with our expertise and your intrinsic motivation, we can overcome it together.
There are various types of rehab centres available in Drug & Alcohol Rehab in Blackburn, including inpatient alcohol rehab, luxury alcohol rehab, and private drug rehabs.