A Guide to Alcohol and Drug Rehab in Derby

Nowhere in the UK is free from the blight of substance abuse and addiction, but large urban areas such as Derby are, unfortunately, especially susceptible. Alcoholism and addiction to illegal drugs and prescription medication are a growing problem, causing countless individual tragedies and collective social strife on a grand scale.

However, the picture is not an entirely gloomy one: recent years have seen significant advances in the treatment of addiction and the establishment of a growing number of dedicated treatment facilities. If you or a loved one are struggling with addiction in or near Derby, it is not too late to get help. Read on to discover how rehab can set you back on the path to a happy, healthy, addiction-free life.

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What Is Rehab?

Rehab – more formally, “residential rehabilitation” – is the name given to facilities dedicated to the provision of addiction treatment, as well as the term used to describe the process by which an addict gets such treatment. In rehab, patients can benefit from the presence and expertise of highly trained and experienced medical professionals, and from a facility’s tranquil, aesthetically pleasing, secluded and, importantly (because of the potentially devastating consequences of a patient’s condition becoming common knowledge), confidential environment in which they are able to concentrate fully upon their recovery.

There is a widespread consensus that rehab is the addiction treatment model with the greatest efficacy in terms of providing the greatest likelihood of permanent abstinence on behalf of the patient. This is the case because rehab tackles both the immediacies of physical dependency and the longer-term challenges of psychological addiction, enabling addicts to overcome both and equipping them psychologically to deal with life back in the outside world; many other approaches to treatment focus on only one element of what is an extremely complex equation.

How Can I Get Someone into Rehab?

When dealing with addiction time is of the essence. Addiction is a dreadful illness which ruins lives and can end them prematurely: thousands of people die each year in the UK as a result either of substance abuse directly or of accidents or violent acts in which such abuse is a key factor.

Every day that goes by in which someone suffers from addiction and its ramifications is another day in which they are at risk of such untimely death – or, dreadfully, of causing the untimely death of someone.

Because of this, it is imperative to seek treatment as soon as possible – that is, as soon as an addict is prepared to admit to their addiction and to ask for help. Although the NHS offers various high-quality addiction treatment services, waiting lists can be very long – especially in areas of high demand such as Derby – and those waiting times, sadly, are too long for many addicts. If you or someone close to you is addicted to any substance of abuse, do not hesitate: reach out to an addiction specialist now on 0800 024 1455 to discuss some of the private options available to you.

Advantages of Private Rehab

The tranquil, safe, secluded and confidential setting of rehab is perfect for quiet contemplation and concentration upon recovery; away from the environment in which they have succumbed to substance abuse and addiction, an addict can take stock of all they have experienced and begin the process of rebuilding.

Upon entering rehab, an addict will be assessed by a medical team to establish their physical and mental condition and the extent of their addiction before commencing the detox phase during which they will experience withdrawal; detox at rehab is supervised and assisted by highly trained professionals and, where appropriate, made easier by relevant medication.

Once the patient’s system is cleansed of substances of abuse, they will enter the therapy phase during which various forms of therapy are applied – in both group and one-to-one settings – with the aim of uncovering the fundamental causes of their addiction and providing them with defence mechanisms to safeguard against relapse. Meanwhile, they will benefit from bespoke dietary and fitness plans and from a variety of other resources available at the facility.

At the end of their stay the patient will leave rehab – but recovery will be by no means complete. This is an ongoing process requiring constant attention and dedication; as a result, quality rehabs will provide up to a year of free aftercare, to give the patient the extra reassurance and comfort that they do not have to face any obstacles ahead without help.

What Does Rehab Cost in Derbyshire?

The cost of private rehab in or near Derby can vary significantly by treatment programme, and depending on which of a variety of optional extras are selected. As a rough guide, standard costs range from between £5,500 and £11,000 per month, though the cheapest rehab treatment can start from as little as £834 per week. For more details, call 0800 804 4755.

Derby NHS Addiction Treatment Options

If you feel that private rehab is currently not an option for you for reasons of cost, or if you do not feel that you are able to spend the required time away from family and/or work obligations, do not despair: various NHS and charity resources can be found in Derby and across Derbyshire which can help you combat your addiction. Consult your GP about which of these resources may be available to you and would be most appropriate for your specific situation.

Advantages of NHS Treatment

The NHS does a wonderful job, and one of its primary advantages is, of course, that its services are free at the point of use; private rehab, meanwhile, does come at a cost which can be off-putting to some addicts (though compared with the potential costs of continuing to live with a dangerous addiction, this may be seen as a very valuable investment).

NHS services are also very accessible geographically as it operates throughout the country (whereas some rehab facilities may be some way away); NHS standards are also very high (though again waiting times may be substantial).

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Addiction Support Groups

A number of organisations exist across the country to provide assistance to recovering addicts, and some of these operate a support group model. Support groups are groups of individuals who are themselves recovering addicts – some only recently free from addiction, while others may have been clean for many years.

Here, they come together at regular meetings to give and take mutual support: sharing their stories of addiction, giving advice on how to resist relapse, showing solidarity and sympathy when group members are struggling, and providing the simple companionship which can mean so much in times of difficulty and loneliness.

Support group attendees can come from all walks of life, brought together by their shared experience of addiction and recovery; typically, attendance at support groups is free and the only qualification for participation is a commitment to leading a life free of substance abuse.

The most famous support group organisation, and the one on which most others are modelled, is Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) which was founded in 1935 and runs on a 12-step programme of personal and spiritual development, with one of the steps being a recognition that a higher power – such as God – can assist with an alcoholic’s recovery.

Narcotics Anonymous (NA), founded in 1953 and based directly upon the AA model, is the second-largest support group organisation worldwide and caters to recovering drug addicts specifically. In a similar vein, but supporting those recovering from addictions to specific substances, are Cocaine Anonymous (CA), Heroin Anonymous (HA), Marijuana Anonymous (MA) and Crystal Meth Anonymous (CMA), all of which operate 12-step programmes.

There are also support groups such as Al-Anon and Nar-Anon assisting the families and friends of addicts which typically hold meetings alongside those for the addicts themselves.

Support groups typically meet weekly, though each local chapter is managed independently and meeting times and venues are subject to change.

To find information on meetings in or near Derby, see the relevant websites: Alcoholics Anonymous
, Narcotics Anonymous; Cocaine Anonymous; Heroin Anonymous; Marijuana Anonymous; Crystal Meth Anonymous.

Types of Counselling

Private addiction counsellors operate like “normal” psychotherapists (though with an obvious emphasis on tackling the causes and consequences of addiction) and are often a very useful option for individuals with very busy schedules who cannot immediately take the necessary time to undergo a full treatment programme at rehab, as well as being a valuable resource for those who have completed rehab and wish to have supplementary support during recovery.

Private counsellors can be found across the country, providing various different therapy models; they can be seen by private appointment – typically on a weekly basis – and charge accordingly. Some counsellors are available on an emergency basis.

How to Get to Oasis Runcorn from Derby

Oasis Runcorn is a unique detoxification and rehab centre in the heart of Runcorn, Cheshire, able to accommodate up to 34 patients at any time. Its spacious and tranquil environment, world-class facilities and hugely experienced and caring staff make this the perfect place to embark upon a recovery from addiction.

Its intensive treatment programmes are aimed at healing on a holistic level, addressing medical, emotional, psychological and social needs. Support is available 24/7 and all patients completing treatment programmes receive 12 months’ complimentary aftercare.

To get to Runcorn from Derby, take the A52 to the A38 and then follow that road to the A516. Keep going until the A50, and follow that to the A500; at Barthomley Interchange, join the M6 heading for Preston. At junction 20, exit onto the M56 towards Runcorn; at junction 11 take the A56 exit and stay on that road until the A558. Continue onto the A533; follow signs to the town centre.

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