A Guide to Alcohol and Drug Rehab in Bridlington
Sadly, nowhere in Britain is untouched by the modern addiction epidemic – and this is as true for comparatively tranquil coastal towns like Bridlington as it is for the inner-city areas which most commonly come to mind when thinking about substance abuse.
Every year thousands of lives are lost to drink and drugs – legal and illegal – and the cost to those left behind and the society at large is immeasurable.
However, all is not lost: across the country facilities have arisen to treat addicts and set them back on the path to a happy healthy life. If you or a loved one are struggling with addiction, you too can find help at such a place. Read on to discover how rehab could save your life…
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What Is Rehab?
Residential rehabilitation – commonly known as “rehab” – describes addiction treatment carried out at a dedicated facility, as well as being the name for such a facility itself. This treatment comprises both detoxifications (“detox”) – medically supervised and often assisted by appropriate medication – and an extended period of therapy during which the causes of addiction are explored.
At rehab, patients can focus entirely upon their recovery, far from the temptations of daily life, and secure in the knowledge that – because rehabs are confidential facilities, details of their condition will not reach the outside world.
It is commonly acknowledged that rehab offers the most effective treatment of addiction (i.e. produces the greatest chance of life-long recovery) thanks to its holistic approach addressing both physical dependency and the longer-term, more pernicious challenge of psychological addiction. Treatment which only addresses physical dependency is unlikely to result in a permanent recovery as the underlying causes of addiction will not have been addressed.
How Can I Get Someone into Rehab?
Thousands of people die from substance abuse each year in the UK, while countless more fall victim to accidents and acts of violence in which alcohol and/or drugs are a major factor. As a result, it is by no means excessive to say that addiction treatment saves lives; by extension, it is also crucial to recognise that the sooner an addict is willing to recognise and admit to their condition, and reach out for help, the sooner that help can be provided and the greater the chances of success.
Although NHS addiction treatment services are typically very good, waiting times can be extremely long due to the very high demand for services and the limited number of places available (especially at resource-intensive sites like rehabs). If you or someone close to you need help urgently, such a wait may be catastrophic, so do not hesitate: every day matters. Call 0800 024 1455 today to speak with an addiction specialist and 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 Yorkshire?
The cost of private rehab in or near Bridlington 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.
NHS Addiction Treatment Options Bridlington
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 Bridlington and across East Yorkshire 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 most obvious advantage of NHS treatment is one of cost: NHS services are free at the point of use, while private rehab, as noted above, does come at a cost (although compared with the potential costs – in all senses – of not seeking help, and continuing to suffer from addiction, this may be considered a very valuable investment).
Another positive aspect of taking the NHS route is the geographical accessibility of facilities: the NHS operates across the country while some rehabs may be very distant from Bridlington. Moreover, NHS services are typically a very high standard (though quality does vary by location and, as noted, waiting lists can be long).
Addiction Support Groups
Support groups – groups of individuals coming together at regular meetings to give and take mutual support – can be found around the country, including those which are part of major worldwide organisations.
At such meetings recovering addicts convene to share their stories of addiction, give advice on how to resist relapse, show solidarity and sympathy when group members are struggling, and provide the simple companionship which can mean so much in times of difficulty and loneliness. Attendance at support groups is usually free; the only qualification for participation is a commitment to living free of substance abuse.
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) is the most famous support group organisation and the one on which most others are modelled. AA was founded in 1935 and runs on a 12-step programme of personal and spiritual development. Narcotics Anonymous (NA), founded in 1953 and based directly upon the AA model, caters to recovering drug addicts specifically.
Supporting those recovering from addictions to specific substances, and also operating 12-step programmes, are Cocaine Anonymous (CA), Heroin Anonymous (HA), Marijuana Anonymous (MA) and Crystal Meth Anonymous (CMA).
Meanwhile, support groups such as Al-Anon and Nar-Anon assist the families and friends of addicts; meetings are typically held 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 Bridlington, see the relevant websites:
Types of Counselling
A form of help which can be particularly useful for people with very busy schedules, individual counselling may be engaged in following the completion of a treatment programme at rehab, or potentially prior to engaging in such a programme, as a way of managing an addiction on a temporary basis.
Private addiction counsellors are similar to regular psychotherapists (though obviously with a more specific focus) in that they can be seen by private appointment on an ongoing – usually weekly – basis and offer a broad variety of different therapy models. Private counsellors can be found throughout the country and usually charge per appointment.
How to get to Oasis Recovery from Bridlington
Oasis Recovery is a unique and pioneering detox and rehab centre located in the heart of Bradford in a quiet secure location perfect for those struggling with addiction. Spacious and tranquil, Oasis Recovery’s highly skilled medical and support staff, and its excellent infrastructure mean it can facilitate all manner of medical detoxes, including complex detoxes and those who require a higher intensity of medical care.
Oasis Recovery boasts 19 en-suite bedrooms – furnished to a very high standard – with walk-in showers, disabled facilities, large communal living areas, well-equipped treatment rooms, outside courtyard, and holistic spa jacuzzi. The medical team provide close monitoring of all patients throughout the day and night, while patients can also undergo structure therapeutic treatment alongside any medical detox which may be necessary.
To get to Bradford from Bridlington, head out on the A165 and join the A614, and follow it to the A166. Follow that to the A64, then merge onto the A1(M) heading to Leeds. Continue on the M1, then at junction 42 join the M62 towards Manchester/Bradford. At junction 26, take the M606 exit and stay on the motorway until junction 3, at which point take the A6177 and then the A641/Manchester Road; then follow signs to the city centre.
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