Giving up substances that provide a safety net can seem a daunting proposition but it is important to remember that you are not alone. Rehab offers comprehensive treatment that addresses the physical, mental and emotional aspects of addiction. Through therapy and other treatment approaches, rehabs across the UK have helped countless people to regain control of their lives and have a fresh start. The first and most important step in recovery is admitting you are struggling and entering a professional rehab centre for treatment.
Rehab is the process of undergoing a comprehensive addiction treatment programme. The goal of alcohol and drug rehab is to help you achieve sustainable sobriety through a combination of therapy, support and education.
While there are many potential paths to recovery, rehab is widely considered to be the most effective treatment option because it provides a structured and supportive environment in which you can learn about the causes and triggers of your condition and develop healthy coping mechanisms.
Alcohol dependence can be a very difficult condition to navigate alone, but access to the right help can make all the difference. Click here to read more about the alcohol rehab treatment we have available.
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It can be difficult to know whether your substance use or behaviour has reached the level of needing support, particularly as the condition can be very deceptive and convince you all is well. To see if you could benefit from drug or alcohol rehab, here are some questions to ask yourself:
If you answered yes to any of these questions, it is likely that you would benefit from addiction rehab. Get in contact with Liberty House today and we will explain more about how our rehab programmes work.
For people struggling with cravings, rehab can be a vital step on the road to recovery. There are two main types of rehab: residential rehab (also known as inpatient rehab) and outpatient/day rehab. Both have their own benefits and drawbacks, and it is important to choose the right one for you.
Residential behavioural, alcohol and drug rehab offers a range of benefits that make it the most effective option for most people. These benefits include:
‘Day’ or ‘outpatient’ rehab allows you to live at home while attending treatment during the day. This means that you can still go to work or school, look after children and take care of your other responsibilities while getting support. However, while day rehab may seem like a more convenient option, remaining at home during your addiction treatment means that you will still be exposed to triggers and temptations. This can make it harder to stick to your treatment plan and will increase the likelihood of you using substances or engaging in addictive behaviour again.
Due to the advantages of residential rehab, Liberty House provides comprehensive inpatient addiction treatment for all our clients. As one of eight rehabs across the UK, Liberty House has a team of highly-trained and experienced therapists, most of whom have been through the recovery process themselves.
Liberty House offers a wide range of different addiction treatment therapies and other recovery sessions and activities including:
Offering a diverse mixture of therapies and treatments means that we are able to cater for all of our rehab clients and also address every aspect of their conditions. Through this holistic approach, we have helped many people achieve long-term recovery and completely turn their lives around.
If you are considering undergoing addiction treatment, it is important to understand what the process will involve. This way, you can know what to expect and be better prepared for the challenges ahead.
The first step in addiction rehab is usually detox where all traces of drugs or alcohol are removed from your system so that you can start your recovery with a clean slate.
Alongside this, you will undergo the different therapies and treatments that make up your addiction treatment programme. These will help you to understand what led to your reliance on substances, challenge negative thoughts and behaviours, develop new coping mechanisms and learn how to live a life without drugs, alcohol or unhealthy coping mechanisms.
Once you leave rehab, you will then begin aftercare. This is a very important part of addiction treatment because it will help you to stay on track with your addiction recovery. At Liberty House, our aftercare programmes involve weekly group therapy sessions which provide the support you need during difficult moments, particularly when you are transitioning from one of our rehabs back to your everyday life.
Relapse is a very real danger for anyone in recovery. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, 40-60% of people who receive treatment for reliance on substances will relapse at some point. While there is no sure-fire way to prevent relapse, there are some steps that can be taken to reduce the risk. The main causes of relapse are listed below, along with some possible solutions:
Triggers: Triggers are anything that can cause cravings and lead to relapse. Common triggers include stress, boredom and being around other people who use drugs. To avoid triggers, it is important to have a solid support system in place and to use the healthy coping mechanisms that you learned during rehab.
Isolation: Isolation is another common cause of relapse. When people are cut off from their support system and don’t feel like they belong anywhere, they may be more likely to return to their old ways. To prevent isolation, it is important to stay involved in supportive activities and to reach out to your loved ones and other people in your support network.
Overconfidence: Many people who relapse do so because they think they can control their use of drugs or alcohol this time but substance dependence is a powerful illness that can quickly take over someone’s life again. The best way to avoid this is to fully engage in your aftercare programme and to avoid situations where you might be tempted to use drugs or drink alcohol.
If you have a loved one who is struggling, you may be wondering how you can help them through the rehab process. Here are some tips:
Educate yourself about rehab. This will help you better understand what your loved one is going through and how best to support them.
Encourage your loved one to seek help. You can’t force someone into rehab, but you can provide information about treatment options and offer your support.
Make sure they have a solid plan in place before they leave for treatment. This should include everything from transportation arrangements to setting up a support system of friends or family members who can help them stay on track after they return home.
Stay involved during their treatment. This means visiting them in rehab and attending family therapy sessions if possible.
Prepare your home for their return. When your loved one leaves rehab and comes home, it is important that they return to an environment that will help support their recovery. This means getting rid of any drugs or alcohol in the house, setting boundaries and accompanying them to support groups.
While there is no cure for addiction, rehabilitation can be an important step on the road to recovery. Rehab provides a structured and supportive environment in which to address the root causes of the condition and develop healthy coping mechanisms. It can also be a vital opportunity to build a network of support and make positive changes in lifestyle and behaviours.
Liberty House’s rehabilitation programmes are based on the latest scientific research and are delivered by our team of experienced clinicians and therapists. After completing our programme, clients can stay connected with staff and other clients through our Alumni community, which offers ongoing support and advice. As part of this community, you will have access to exclusive events and resources, making it easier for you to maintain your sobriety in the long term. While addiction rehab may not be a cure, it can be an incredibly important step on the journey to recovery.