A Guide to Alcohol and Drug Rehab in Huddersfield
No corner of the UK is now entirely immune to the ravages of addiction, and being close to several major cities including Manchester (the country’s second-biggest market for illicit drugs) and Leeds, as well as being a significant market in its own right, has made Huddersfield especially susceptible to the damage wrought by heroin and crack, as well as by more recent additions to dealers’ lethal catalogues such as spice and mephedrone.
Nevertheless, though the outlook may appear bleak, there are oases of hope: if you or a loved one are struggling with a substance abuse disorder you are now able to take advantage of the recent rise of numerous high-quality facilities dedicated to the treatment of addiction. Read on to discover how rehab could set you back on the path to happiness and success.
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What Is Rehab?
Residential rehabilitation (or “rehab”) is the name given to a dedicated facility where addiction treatment is provided, and to the treatment itself – usually comprising both a detoxification (“detox”) phrase and a period of therapy. At rehab, patients benefit from a peaceful, attractive, confidential setting in which they can concentrate upon their recovery, away from their usual environment of substance abuse, and confident that details of their condition will not become common knowledge.
It is nowadays generally accepted that rehab provides the most effective treatment of addiction, in terms of producing permanent abstinence on behalf of the addict. Rehab’s holistic approach, addressing both the immediate challenge of physical dependency (via detox) and the more pernicious problem of psychological addiction (which needs to be countered by therapy) contrasts with a plethora of treatment methods addressing only one aspect (typically physical dependency) of addiction; the latter are unlikely to result in a permanent recovery since the underlying causes of addiction remain untouched.
How Can I Get Someone into Rehab?
It is imperative to get an addict help as soon as they are prepared to request it: time is absolutely of the essence because addiction can prove fatal at any time, as a result either of overdose or of the type of accident or violent act in which substance abuse is so often a factor. While it is a truism that an addict is only ready for treatment when they are able to admit to their addiction, it is also true that the longer they struggle with that addiction the more likely it is to end in their death or that of another.
With this in mind, the lengthy waiting times associated with NHS services – however high the quality of those services may be – become a serious issue. If you are struggling with addiction, do not waste any time: speak to an addiction specialist today on 0800 024 1455 to discuss the potentially life-changing – and life-saving – private options available to you.
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 Huddersfield?
The cost of private rehab in or near Huddersfield 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 Huddersfield
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 Huddersfield and across West 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
Logically, the most prominent advantage of NHS treatment is financial: private rehab comes at a cost which may put off some potential patients (though this cost is comparatively minor set against the potential costs of sustaining an addiction) while NHS services are free at the point of use.
NHS standards are very high, and extremely accessible geographically in that the NHS operates across the UK while some rehab facilities may be a long way from Huddersfield; it is important to bear in mind, however, that, as previously mentioned, waiting lists can be very long and waiting times distressingly lengthy, while quality does vary from one NHS trust to the next.
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 Huddersfield, see the relevant websites: Alcoholics Anonymous; Narcotics Anonymous; Cocaine Anonymous; Heroin Anonymous; Marijuana Anonymous; Crystal Meth Anonymous
Types of Counselling
A lot of recovering addicts who are especially busy opt for individual counselling with private addiction counsellors (operating in similar ways to regular psychotherapists, albeit – understandably – with a strong focus on the challenges posed by addiction). These counsellors may be seen by private appointment (and charge accordingly) on an ongoing basis, usually roughly weekly with access typically limited to predefined working hours (though some are available in emergencies).
Individual counselling is often of particular interest to recovering addicts who have been through rehab and who wish to retain supplementary professional assistance during the next phase of recovery; and, on the other hand, by addicts – frequently busy professionals – who have not yet gone through rehab but are preparing to do so and who wish to try to manage their addictions prior to taking this step.
How to Get to Oasis Recovery from Huddersfield
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 Huddersfield, join the A62 and then the A629, and then merge onto the M62. Take the M606 exit towards the A638, continuing on the M606 to junction 3, at which point take the A6177 and continue as far as Manchester Road/A641. Follow signs to the city centre.