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Are you tired of alcohol or drugs?
While you might have struggled for a long time, perhaps it’s only recently come to light just how much substance use is ruining your health, or maybe your family.
It was also reported that drug crime went up by 40%,
These are huge numbers.
It causes the release of dopamine, the chemical which brings you the experience of pleasure.
For some people, this feeling can be impossible to ignore and so they return to alcohol seeking the same feeling.
What happens, however, is that the more alcohol you drink, the more dopamine is reduced so pleasure is reduced overall.
In the process of regularly drinking, the brain also develops neural pathways which underpin addiction.
Alcohol, being as strong as it is and also in its effect on amino acids and hormones means that you can actually become dependent on it.
When this happens, you become reliant on alcohol to function and the only way of weaning off it safely is through treatment at a private rehab in Chester.
If you go to a drug and alcohol rehab in Chester, you’ll be treated by a team of qualified and experienced staff with the aim to get you sober.
All the residents at rehab are there to detox and learn the skills necessary to become and remain abstinent.
You’ll have a bed in a single or shared room and will have meals cooked by the in-house chef
The meal plan is designed to support your recovery and help your brain and body recover in electrolytes, vitamins, minerals, and overall nutrition.
A programme will be given to you that will outline the treatments you’ll take part in every day.
It will include both individual and group therapies.
While you’ll be actively involved with various activities all day, you’ll also have relaxed moments where you socialise with the other residents.
On leaving rehab, you’ll have developed new healthy habits that will empower you to remain sober and will have a relapse prevention plan for tips and guidance.
There are two main types of interventions you can use at home if a loved one has an addiction.
A CRAFT intervention is where you and other family members follow a structured method.
The goal is to focus on positive exchanges and what your loved one is doing well.
This supports them to think about rehabilitation.
Another intervention is one you stage in order to get your loved one to rehab as soon as possible.
You and a professional and maybe another trusted family member or friend call a meeting with your loved ones.
Together you outline the worries you have about their substance use and then discuss options for the future with a focus on your loved one’s health.
When you go to a drug and alcohol rehab in Chester, it will cost money.
This is because rehabilitation treatment takes a lot of resources and specialist staff to provide.
As well as this, the accommodation and food needs to be covered as well.
There’s a scale of rehab clinics in the UK which range from budget to high-end.
At the expensive end of the scale you might pay around £495 a day, but at the affordable end of the scale you can pay £1,000 for a week.
The government actually sets aside some funding within the NHS to provide “free” placements to some residents at a private drug and alcohol rehabs.
You must be eligible for this funding, however, and meet the following criteria:
If you meet the above criteria, then you can apply to Chester Council for funding.
It’s likely you’d do this with the aid of a substance worker at your local drug and alcohol service.
It’s important that you stay at rehab for a while.
Doing so gets you through the most difficult cravings and withdrawal symptoms at the start of sobriety and gives you the time to learn, reflect, and develop new habits.
Some people go to rehab for a detox of around ten days.
This is a physical treatment designed to wean a person off alcohol or heroin.
It’s important as physical dependency can be dangerous unless treated under the care of a doctor.
After a detox, though, you need to focus on the psychological addiction and this takes more time.
For some, this is where the real “work” begins as you start to mentally and emotionally connect to what created the addiction and draw strength and direction on how to approach life going forward.
Usually, residents stay at rehab for 28 days.
NHS services in relation to addiction treatment are also known as local drug and alcohol services.
They’re available throughout towns and cities in the UK and are free to access by anyone who has an addiction.
Some people are in active addiction, some are trying to quit.
As well as this, you get substance misuse workers who might be able to offer some one-to-one conversation-based advice.
A private drug and alcohol rehab in Chester is different in that it’s available for people who are ready to stop using drugs and alcohol.
It’s an intensive approach in the sense that you spend the time as an inpatient fully focused on healing.
You learn the skills and techniques to become sober and plan for a life outside of rehab that will give you that.
Inpatient and outpatient treatments are basically about whether you stay in-house overnight to get 24 hour support or not.
An inpatient facility or private rehab clinic is completely substance-free and offers you the most current and effective addiction treatments available in the UK.
You usually stay for around 28 days.
Some private clinics offer outpatient facilities to people who were residents and need some light ongoing support.
An outpatient clinic is how NHS services are run.
You’ll remain living at home but go to clinic for appointments as and when they’re scheduled with a worker, or when you want to attend a particular group session.
It can be difficult to admit you’re addicted to alcohol for many reasons.
Sometimes people struggle because they experience feelings of shame, others because drinking is so normalised that it can be easy to deny or hide a problem.
Shame is something that is addressed at rehab through education on what addiction really is at a neurological level ,as well as what causes some people to develop them.
This work brings you to a place of self-compassion.
As well as psychological work and learning how to manage cravings, you’ll also go through a detox.
This is overseen by staff who may prescribe Librium to manage your withdrawal symptoms.
Alcohol withdrawal symptoms include:
The detox occurs at the start of your stay and lasts around seven to ten days.
Heroin can be very hard to quit.
In fact, what is quite common with heroin use is that it stems from a place of pain, sometimes physical but often emotional.
When trying to quit, people don’t just have the substance to overcome, they’ll usually have underlying emotional pain or memories and events to face.
This is one of the reasons that rehab is so beneficial.
There, you get therapists who support you to process what you’re feeling underneath and who teach you how to manage emotional responses.
On entering rehab, you’ll begin a detox which includes a Subutex prescription.
This is the medication used to manage the following withdrawal symptoms:
After the detox (around ten days), you’ll then move onto therapeutic work and alternative therapies to build your recovery on.
Have you been using cannabis for years and come to the realisation that perhaps your use is out of control?
Maybe you haven’t been using for long, but it is the effects that are worrying.
Cannabis is a psychoactive substance, which although is used in the medical field for some conditions, is only really safe when taken under professional guidance.
In the UK, THC strains of cannabis are illegal.
This is also the type of cannabis people tend to smoke, become addicted to, and can experience negative effects from.
Due to it being illegal, people grow it illegally in a way that’s totally unregulated.
Many smokers think it’s natural, but the growth chemicals used in production certainly aren’t.
Cannabis use can lead to:
At rehab, you’ll be supported to improve your mental health through social and psychological activities.
Therapy will also cover a range of techniques that you’ll be able to use to remain sober after your return home.
It is interesting how much cocaine use has grown in popularity.
Nowadays, in some cities it’s easier to get cocaine alcohol – people get it delivered to their house at all times of the night and day.
While users can feel drawn to the glamorised image of cocaine that’s often portrayed in the media, the negative effects are ignored.
It’s usually not until a person’s mental or physical health is seriously affected, or indeed, their bank balance that reality starts hitting in.
At a drug and alcohol rehab in Chester staff will support you through a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy programme.
This is especially important in supporting you to change the way the brain is functioning and driving your habit.
As well as this, you’ll be supported to learn new alternative ways of managing thoughts through grounding techniques, mindfulness and meditation.
Talking to peers in group sessions also provides you lots of new perspectives on how to manage yourself in response to your environment successfully.
The various treatments you’ll get at a drug rehab in Chester include:
If you have a mental health condition as well as an addiction, this is known as a dual diagnosis by professionals.
It’s quite normal for people at rehab to be in this situation because it’s quite common for some to use drugs and alcohol to try and lift their mood, manage emotional reactions or uncomfortable psychiatric symptoms.
If you turn to drugs and alcohol regularly in situations like this, then addiction is obviously a risk.
Rehab staff will support you around both the addiction and the mental health illness.
They’re aware that the two conditions come hand-in-hand and that you’ll need compassion and support in both areas.
It’s obviously important to think about relapse when you’re at a drug and alcohol rehab in Chester.
When you go home and are around your usual triggers, it’s a real risk.
This is why it’s so important to give your all and to fully invest your time and effort into what you learn at rehab.
Doing so gives you the best chances of avoiding relapse, but also equips you to manage one in a positive way.
A staff member will work with you to develop a relapse prevention plan.
It will cover various topics such as how to create a meaningful substance-free life, who to contact when you’re struggling, and there will be guidance on how to manage triggers.
Finally, of course, it will outline how to manage a relapse.
In Chester, you can seek support from other addiction treatment centres, these include the following:
This type of support helps them to understand your addiction, their feelings about it, and how to better communicate with you while looking after themselves.
The Rehab 4 Alcoholism chat lines are open 24/7 to provide you with support on how to access treatment in the Chester community.
You can call us on 0800 111 4108, or you can request a call back to speak to a member of the team.
Please use our FAQ section for more information about addiction treatment in Worthing to start your recovery journey today.
There are various types of rehab centres available in Drug & Alcohol Rehab in Chester, including inpatient alcohol rehab, luxury alcohol rehab, and private drug rehabs.