A Guide to Alcohol and Drug Rehab in Northallerton
Nowhere in the UK remains untouched by addiction; indeed, towns like Northallerton often currently appear to bear more than their fair share of the addiction burden, as traffickers and suppliers of illegal drugs have become very aware in recent years of the vast market for their wares represented by Britain away from inner-city hotspots.
If you are struggling with addiction in or near Northallerton you may well feel that you have lost all hope of turning your life around. However, hold on to that hope because help is out there: read on to discover how rehab can make the difference between life and death and can set you on the path to recovery.
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What Is Rehab?
Rehab – more correctly, “residential rehabilitation” – is a term that describes both the process of staying at a dedicated addiction treatment facility, and the facility itself. While methods vary from one facility to another, rehab typically consists of a detoxification (“detox”) phase, during which a patient’s system is cleansed of substances of abuse; followed by a period of therapy during which the root causes of their addiction are addressed, and they begin the process of resuming a substance-free life.
Rehab provides patients with the assistance of highly trained medical professionals familiar with the nature of addiction, who are on hand 24/7 to make the withdrawal and therapy phases as safe and as comfortable as possible; this allows patients the psychological space to focus entirely on their recovery and well-being, secure in the knowledge that rehab’s confidential nature means that their condition will remain secret.
Rehab is widely considered to be the most effective approach to the treatment of addiction, since it tackles both the immediate challenges of physical dependency and the longer-term ones of psychological addiction.
How Can I Get Someone into Rehab?
Addiction ruins lives, and the sooner an addict can take the first crucial step and reach out for help, the sooner they can be on their way to rehab and recovery. While the NHS provides a good selection of services, including rehab, places tend to be limited and waiting times are often lengthy at best (and at worst can be fatally long). If you or a loved one are desperate for help, you may not wish to waste another second contacting an addiction specialist to explore some of the private options available to you: call 0800 024 1455 now.
Advantages of Private Rehab
As mentioned above, rehab offers addicts a peaceful, confidential, secluded and secure setting in which to focus entirely upon their recovery away from the environment which has proven so damaging to them and in which they have been unable to resist the allure of substances of abuse.
When a patient enters rehab they undergo a thorough assessment prior to commencing a period of detox which is assisted by highly trained medical personnel who are there to ensure that the process is a safe as possible, and that the experience of withdrawal is made as easy as it can be (potentially with the help of various medications).
Once detox has been completed and the patient’s system has been cleansed of substances of abuse, they will enter the therapy phase: various forms of therapy – both group and one-to-one – and different therapy models will be provided, aims at uncovering the root causes of addiction and at giving the patient appropriate defence mechanisms designed to help them resist relapse.
Throughout their stay each patient will benefit from a tailored fitness and dietary plan – on the understanding that a healthy mind requires a healthy body – and from various other resources available on site (which will differ from one facility to another). Upon leaving the facility, a patient’s recovery is by no means complete: it is an ongoing process involving countless challenges and potential pitfalls. Because of this, good rehabs will provide up to a year’s free aftercare, giving the patient vital security and reassurance for their endeavours.
What Does Rehab Cost in Northallerton?
The cost of private rehab in or near Northallerton 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 Northallerton
For some addicts, private rehab may not be an option: perhaps it will be impossible to spend a significant period away from family commitments or professional obligations; or perhaps the cost of rehab may be viewed as being prohibitive.
If this is the case for you, do not despair: various NHS and charity resources can be found in the Northallerton area and across North Yorkshire which can help you or a loved one overcome even the longest-standing addiction. Discuss these resources with your GP, who will be able to tell you which might be open to you and appropriate for your specific situation.
Advantages of NHS Treatment
The most obvious advantage of NHS treatment is that it is free at the point of use, while private rehab comes at a cost as noted above (though it is also worth noting that this cost pales into insignificance when set alongside the costs – financial and otherwise – of not getting treatment and continuing to live with a dangerous addiction).
Another positive is that as the NHS operates right across the country is facilities tend to be very geographically accessible, while some rehabs are a long distance from Northallerton; meanwhile the NHS offers a quality service, though that quality can vary significantly from one trust to another.
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 Northallerton, see the relevant websites: Alcoholics Anonymous; Narcotics Anonymous; Cocaine Anonymous; Heroin Anonymous; Marijuana Anonymous; Crystal Meth Anonymous.
Types of Counselling
Individual counselling is a form of assistance for people in recovery which is often particularly useful for attractive to those with especially busy schedules, thanks to its relatively light commitment and flexibility timetable-wise. Private addiction counsellors, offering a broad range of therapy models and different approaches to treatment, work in a very similar way to regular psychotherapists (although with a clear emphasis on the causes and consequences of addiction) and can be seen by private appointment on an ongoing basis – typically, week by week.
This kind of counselling is often utilised by recovering addicts who have already been through a full treatment programme at rehab and who now require supplementary aids to recovery – perhaps accompanied by participation in support groups and other agencies; at the other extreme, it is also frequently adopted by addicts who have not yet gone to rehab – perhaps because of a desire first to clear up outstanding professional obligations – and who seek a means merely to manage their addictions ahead of such a stay and their engagement in a full treatment programme.
How to get to Oasis Recovery from Northallerton
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 Northallerton, take the A167 to the A168. Merge onto the A1, and continue onto A1(M) and then the M1; 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.