A Guide to Alcohol and Drug Rehab in Kingston upon Hull

In every corner of the country – and Kingston upon Hull is no exception – Britons are struggling with addiction. Alcohol, illegal drugs and prescription medicines are all taking a terrible toll, and as austerity continues to bite and fears for the future intensify there is little to suggest that the burgeoning addiction epidemic will ease any time soon.

Such a gloomy national picture is made up of countless individual tragedies – and you may be worried that your story, or that of a loved one is becoming one of them. However, that picture is not hopelessly gloomy: a new wave of high-quality addiction treatment facilities are now working to transform and save the lives of addicts right across the UK, and if you are prepared to reach out for help you too can benefit. Read on to discover how rehab can make the very biggest difference.

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What Is Rehab?

Residential rehabilitation – otherwise known as “rehab” – is the name for addiction treatment carried out on-site at a dedicated facility, and also for such a facility itself. Treatment at rehab typically comprises two main phases: detoxification (or “detox”), which may be medically assisted; and therapy. Rehabs typically have attractive and peaceful settings, in which patients can focus on their recovery away from temptation. Crucially, rehabs are also very confidential facilities, so that patients can relax safe in the knowledge that details of their condition may become common knowledge.

Rehab is usually considered to provide the most effective treatment of addiction (in terms of producing long-term recovery) because its holistic approach addresses both the immediate challenges of physical dependency and the longer-term one of psychological addiction. Treatment which only addresses one of these aspects (which is usually physical dependency) is much less likely to result in permanent abstinence on the part of the addict.

How Can I Get Someone into Rehab?

It is not excessive to say that when it comes to the treatment of addiction every day counts: thousands of people die each year in the UK from substance abuse, and countless more fall victim to accidents or acts of violence in which alcohol or drugs – or both – are a factor. Because of this terrible toll, and because even an apparently otherwise healthy addict can succumb at any time to overdose or the aforementioned accidents, getting help as soon as possible is crucial to minimise the risk that you will become another heartbreaking statistic.

While the NHS can offer high-quality addiction treatment services, the waiting lists for these services can be distressingly long, and if you or someone close to you need help time is of the essence: reach out today to discover what private options may be available to you. Call 0800 024 1455 to speak with an addiction specialist.

Advantages of Private Rehab

As noted above, rehab provides a confidential, pleasant, secluded and safe environment in which patients can concentrate upon the recovery, away from the distractions and temptations of their daily lives and, crucially, in a location free of substances of abuse.

When entering rehab a patient will undergo a thorough assessment prior to commencing the detox phase (monitored and assisted by highly experienced medical personnel, who can make sure the detox and withdrawal process is as safe as possible and who can ameliorate the worst effects of withdrawal via medication where appropriate); when their system is cleansed of substances of abuse they will engage in therapy of various forms – in both one-to-one and group settings – which addresses the fundamental causes of their addiction and provides them with an array of defence mechanisms against relapse.

Private rehabs will also provide bespoke fitness and dietary plans – “healthy body, healthy mind” – and numerous other facilities (with specifics varying from one rehab to the next). Upon leaving rehab, the recovering addict will benefit from up to a year’s free aftercare: it is vital to recognise that recovery is not complete upon leaving the facility, but is an ongoing process requiring diligence and dedication.

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What Does Rehab Cost in Kingston upon Hull?

The cost of private rehab in or near Kingston upon Hull 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 near Kingston upon Hull

Private rehab may not be an option for everybody – possibly for reasons of cost, or perhaps because you do not feel it is feasible for you to spend a significant period away from your family and/or work commitments. Do not give up hope if this is the case: there are a number of NHS and charity resources in and near Kingston upon Hull which can help you or a loved one tackle even the longest-standing addiction. Talk to your GP about which of these might be open to you and would be appropriate for your situation.

Advantages of NHS Treatment

The most obvious advantage of NHS treatment is, understandably, financial: private rehab has a cost which can be off-putting (although, compared with the costs – financial and otherwise – of addiction, this may be considered a relatively small investment) and NHS services are free at the point of use. They are also very accessible (though waiting times vary and may be excessively long for some addicts requiring urgent help). Furthermore, the NHS usually offers a very good service – though quality does vary by location.

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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 – and who 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 Kingston upon Hull, see the relevant websites: Alcoholics Anonymous; Narcotics Anonymous; Cocaine Anonymous; Heroin Anonymous; Marijuana Anonymous; Crystal Meth Anonymous.

Types of Counselling

One type of treatment which is proving of particular interest to professionals with busy schedules is individual counselling. Private addiction counsellors work along similar lines to regular psychotherapists, offering a broad variety of different approaches to therapy and different therapy models. Counsellors can be found throughout the UK, and are usually seen by private appointment on an ongoing basis (typically weekly) with a fee charged per appointment.

Some people engage in private counselling following attendance at rehab if they wish to retain some kind of professional treatment and contact during this next phase of recovery; on the other hand, private counsellors are also often useful for addicts who have not yet been through a treatment programme at rehab, but who wish to attempt to manage their addictions to a certain extent ahead of such a step.

How to get to Oasis Recovery from Kingston upon Hull

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 Kingston upon Hull, head out on the A63, and continue onto the M62 (signs for Leeds). 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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