Top Alcohol and Drug Rehabilitation in Derbyshire
Living with an addiction is a lonely and devastating experience. You may feel very isolated and unsupported but please be reassured that with the right intervention you can stop your addiction in its tracks. There are many comprehensive support packages in the Derbyshire area that are available to help you overcome your issues and create a wonderful, and sober life
Why Choose Rehab?
Experts agree that a tailored, research-based, residential rehab programme is the most effective treatment for drug and alcohol addiction. That is not to say that addiction treatment is a one size fits all solution, your treatment plan will be tailored to your individual requirements and your goals.
There are a variety of services in the Derbyshire area that treat addiction on the physical, emotional, mental and physical level. You are welcome to call our addiction services to discuss which treatment options will be the best fit for you.
Medical detox plans in Derbyshire
Before the therapeutic part of any recovery programme can really start you will first need to detox from drugs and alcohol. The Derbyshire drug and alcohol rehab services can support you with this by providing substance-specific detox plan to help you get over this initial hard step.
Should you choose to attend rehab in the Derbyshire area rest assured that you will see a consultant on the first day of your admission and be prescribed an appropriate detox. The trained and passionate team will make your detox as safe and as comfortable as possible. Staff will be on hand 24 hours a day, to support you through your detox. Being in a community with other people who have gone through the same process often makes detox seem a lot easier than doing it alone, at home.
Paying for rehab
If you are able to privately fund your rehab program you will find there is little or even no waiting list prior to your assessment and admission. You may be eligible for NHS funding – to find out about an NHS funded place in rehab is a visit to your GP. Your doctor should be able to refer you to your local drug and alcohol service and from there you can be referred either to a community-based rehab program or to residential rehab. Derbyshire drugs and alcohol services are committed to providing you with conscientious, evidence-based, excellent care, regardless of how you pay for treatment.
What Does the Rehab Programme Offer?
Derbyshire rehabs aim to empower you on your journey toward a healthy, happy, and sober life. To achieve this residential rehab will usually offer a comprehensive therapeutic programme which is tailored to your individual goals and needs. The programme will often contain a blend of:
- 12 Step work
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT)
- Group therapy
- One-to-one therapy
- Regular sessions with a key worker
- Skills workshops
- Art therapy
- Holistic treatments
- Relapse prevention
- Group activities
- Gender Groups
The therapy you receive will take into consideration any other conditions you may have (such as depression and anxiety), and will focus on the issues you feel are important. You will be given the time and space to explore and heal from your past experiences. You will also work on developing safe and effective coping skills. The aim is not only to enable you to get clean and sober but to help you to develop great interpersonal and emotional regulation tools. This should give you the best chance at achieving a long-lasting and happy sobriety.
Your personal counselling sessions will typically last for one hour and will be between you and your focal counsellor. The counsellor will provide a safe, and confidential space in which you can share the process, and heal. Your focal counsellor may set you assignments to work on between sessions.
Group sessions in rehab usually consist of sessions between a small group of peers facilitated by a counsellor and support staff. In these sessions, you will benefit from hearing the insights and experience of your peers and share your insights and experiences with the group.
The 12 Steps are an abstinence-based approach to addiction recovery. Because of the existence of the 12 step fellowships this approach offers the opportunity for an ongoing recovery community upon leaving treatment.
Relapse Prevention as Part of Rehab in Derbyshire
Being in recovery and turning your addictive tendencies around gets easier and easier over time. We know that when you first leave rehab you are likely to feel vulnerable and that you will benefit from additional support.
The risk of relapse is generally highest in the first months after completing rehab. You can minimise this risk by getting as much support as you can. The Derbyshire drug and alcohol rehabs do offer reassuringly comprehensive aftercare packages. You will not be discharged without an individualised support plan in place to help you. This will usually consist of:
- Aftercare sessions – you will have the opportunity to continue to benefit from group therapy in aftercare groups for up to a year following discharge from primary treatment.
- Personal Counselling – regular contact with your focal counsellor will help you to put in to practice and perfect the skills you have learned in rehab.
- Continuing care – When you are discharged we will contact your doctor where appropriate so that continuing and seamless care can be put in place should you need it.
- Second and third stage care – We offer graduated levels of care – you may be eligible for second or even third stage care in the form of dry accommodation with key worker support following primary rehab.
- Community Support – We strongly recommend that you get in touch with the Alcoholics and Narcotics Anonymous fellowships in the Derbyshire area. They offer invaluable, ongoing, and free support to recovering people.
What Is Addiction?
Addiction is a baffling and powerful illness. Through the ages, people have tried to understand what it is that drives a person to harm themselves and their loved ones in the pursuit of a mind-altering chemical. Finding the answers to this age-old problem has been very difficult, not least because no two addicts are ever the same. There are many different reasons why a person uses and many different ways in which people cross the line into addiction.
Traditionally addicts have been thought of as weak-willed or morally deficient in some way, but today we understand addiction from a medical perspective. Addiction is an illness. More specifically addiction is a neurological disorder that it is characterised by an inability to choose to stop using. If you are an addict you are not responsible for having the disease of addiction, with the right help however you can become responsible for your recovery.
When deciding if the time has come to get help it may be useful to ask yourself a few questions about how your suing or drinking is affecting your life:
- Are you able to moderate your drinking or using?
- Are you able to stop drinking and using entirely for a while?
- Do you find yourself drinking and using even though you had planned not to?
- Do you suffer withdrawal symptoms when you don’t have a drink or a drug?
- Do you find your self-drinking and using in secret?
If you are thinking about whether or not you are an addict it can be quite revealing to think about how your addiction is impacting your life, your relationships, and your health: mental, physical and emotional.
If you are suffering in these areas and yet still find yourself unable to stop or moderate there is help available. There are many different approaches to addiction if you wish to discuss which treatment options will be the best fit for you please do give one of our addiction experts a call.