A Guide to Alcohol and Drug Rehab in Bromsgrove
Like every other town in the UK, Bromsgrove suffers from the devastating impact of addiction: alcohol, illegal drugs and prescription medicines are taking a tragic toll on the inhabitants of the town and its environs, with serious ramifications for policing and social care. The cost to individual addicts and their families, meanwhile, is immeasurable.
Nevertheless, hope springs eternal: across the country there are now a good number of facilities treating addiction, staffed by dedicated and highly experienced professionals. If you or someone you love is wrestling with addiction in or near Bromsgrove, that help could be at your disposal if you are prepared to reach out for it. Read on to discover how rehab could, quite literally, save your life.
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What Is Rehab?
Rehab – more properly “residential rehabilitation” – is the process of attending a dedicated facility to undergo treatment for addiction, and also describes the facility itself. In rehab, patients enjoy the benefits of a quiet, secluded, pleasant and confidential environment and are treated and assisted by very experienced medical professionals familiar with the nature of addiction who are on hand 24/7, allowing patients to focus entirely on their own recovery and well-being.
Rehab is widely considered to be the most effective way of treating addiction, because it tackles both the immediate challenges of physical dependency and the longer-term ones of psychological addiction: it consists of a detoxification (“detox”) phase followed by a longer period of therapy and care, whereas many other approaches to combating addiction focus only on one or the other aspect and thus do not provide the level of holistic treatment which patients require if they are to remain abstinent once the initial dependency has.
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 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
The programmes offered by rehabs vary from one to another (as do the level and type of facilities available. However, they all have in common the provision of a secluded, secure, attractive environment in which healing can take place far from the temptations of everyday life and from substances of abuse.
Upon arrival a patient is assessed to give medical professionals an idea of their condition and the severity of their addiction. Following this assessment, the patient undergoes a supervised detox (during which, relevant medication may be administered to ameliorate the worst effects of withdrawal).
After detox and withdrawal are complete, patients move into a period of therapy aimed at revealing what led them into addiction originally and at ensuring they are fully psychologically equipped to resist the temptation to get back upon that path to destruction.
Bespoke nutritional and physical fitness plans will be administered, while patients will be able to take advantage of various other facilities (differing from one rehab to the next). Patients will usually be offered free aftercare for up to a year upon leaving rehab, in the knowledge that recovery is not achieved simply by leaving the facility after completing the treatment programme, but is a lifelong process requiring dedication and commitment.
What Does Rehab Cost in Worcestershire?
The cost of private rehab will vary from one facility to another depending on the nature of the treatment programs offered and of the standard of the facility in question (for example, luxury rehabs can logically be expected to cost more). Roughly speaking, standard costs in or near Bromsgrove range from £5,500 to £11,000 per month, although the cheapest treatment may be obtained for as little as £834 per week. For more specifics, call 0800 804 4755.
NHS Addiction Treatment Options Bromsgrove
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 and near Bromsgrove 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 going by the NHS for addiction treatment is that it will be free at the point of use; as noted above, the potential cost of private rehab discourages some addicts from seeking treatment in that way (though it should be noted that compared with the costs of continuing with an addiction, this may be viewed as a minimal investment).
Another advantage the NHS offers is its geographic reach which makes facilities comparatively very accessible (though waiting times, again, can be distressingly excessive). Quality is also a factor though this varies from trust to trust.
Addiction Support Groups
Alongside treatment facilities and programs able to address the immediate challenges of addiction and dependency, various organisations are active across the UK helping addicts who are in recovery. Some of these operate on a support group model: groups of people who are themselves recovering addicts who convene at regular (often weekly) meetings for mutual support.
Support group attendees come from all demographics and are brought together by their shared experiences of addiction and recovery. Usually, attendance at such groups is free: the only requirement is a commitment to abstaining from substances of abuse.
The best-known support group organisation – and one on which many others have been modelled – is Alcoholics Anonymous (AA). Founded in 1935, AA provides the famous 12-step programme of personal and spiritual progress (one of the steps is to acknowledge that a higher power governs one’s life and can help with an alcoholic’s recovery).
Narcotics Anonymous (NA), founded in 1953, is based on the AA model and is the second-largest support group organisation internationally, specifically aimed at helping recovering drug addicts.
Along similar lines 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. Each local support group chapter is run independently, and meeting schedules and venues are of necessity subject to change. To find information on meetings in or near Bromsgrove, see the relevant websites:
Types of Counselling
Many recovering addicts utilise individual counselling, which can be provided following the completion of a treatment programme at rehab or elsewhere as a supplement to that programme, or potentially as a means of managing an addiction in advance of engaging in proper treatment.
Private addiction counsellors offering a huge variety of different approaches to therapy operate across the country; they are typically seen by private appointment on an ongoing basis – often weekly – and usually charge by appointment. Access is usually limited to predefined working hours, although some councillors do make themselves available on an emergency basis.
How to Get to Banbury Lodge from Bromsgrove
Banbury Lodge is situated in a delightful, peaceful rural setting in the historic Oxfordshire town of Banbury. Its state-of-the-art facilities and highly experienced medical and support staff create the ideal environment in which to address the key questions at the heart of recovery from addiction, and to embrace its fully comprehensive holistic rehabilitation programme. It is also one of the only rehabs in the UK offering treatment to people aged between 16 and 18 struggling with addictions.
To get to Banbury from Bromsgrove, head out on the Birmingham Road/A38 and then take the M42 ramp towards M1/London. Merge onto the M42, then join the M40, then at junction 11 take the A422 exit towards Banbury. Stay on that road to the A4260 and follow signs to Banbury town centre.