Trying to overcome an addiction without professional help and guidance is remarkably difficult and, in some cases, very dangerous.

Since addiction affects both your physical and mental health the impacts of an addiction can be most apparent and worrying for friends and family.

In order to successfully achieve long term recovery significant behavioural changes are needed. At Addiction Advocates our holistic, dual-diagnosis treatment programmes are tailored to the individual and provide treatment for both the mind and body.

All you need to do to turn your life around today, is contact our friendly and supportive team for a free and confidential chat about your addiction and rehab options.


Symptoms of Addiction

Admitting to an addiction is often the hardest part of recovery. The longer your addiction goes on for, the stronger your denial becomes. However, there are some signs to look out for if you believe you may be suffering with an addiction or you’re concerned for a loved one.

Symptoms of drug or alcohol addiction can include the following:

  • Inability to go 24 hours without consuming the substance
  • Increased isolation from friends and family
  • Secrecy
  • Insomnia
  • Memory loss
  • Change in personality and old habits and behaviours
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Increased sensitivity and more severe reactions to stress

If left untreated an addiction can lead to irreversible damage and even death. You may think that a simple detox at home will do the trick, but addiction is a complicated disease that requires professional help and support.


What to expect from Drug and Alcohol Rehab in Blyth

If you’re searching for drug and alcohol rehab in Blyth, you may feel overwhelmed by the amount of rehabilitation services there are to choose from.

All rehab treatments will come with their own pros and cons and finding the right treatment for you can be a daunting task, especially if you’re new to drug and alcohol rehab.

However, there are two main differences to look out for when choosing the right treatments for you, and that is whether you opt for outpatient or residential rehab.


Outpatient Treatment

Outpatient treatment is received at a local clinic. You’ll attend a detox clinic first and then attend therapy sessions to help you maintain sobriety.

The main advantage to outpatient treatment, for some, is the fact that this treatment can be received locally and allows you to return home at the end of the day.

We find, however, that this form of treatment can be particularly challenging, especially if you don’t have a strong support network around you.


Residential Rehab

Residential rehab, on the other hand, requires you to check-in to a rehabilitation centre for the duration of your treatment programme. You’ll receive all your treatment whilst at the centre, all meals are catered for and you’ll have access to a wide variety of facilities throughout your stay.

The main advantage of this type of treatment is the fact that it provides you with distance from your toxic daily life that fuels your addiction. With this space you can focus solely on your recovery, whilst surrounded by peers who are going through a similar journey to you.


What happens during Residential Rehab?

Upon arrival at one of our private drug and alcohol rehab centres, you’ll undergo a full medical assessment. This will help us to determine a personalised treatment programme for you during your stay.

All treatment programmes begin with detox, which is then followed by therapy. This dual diagnosis approach allows you to identify the root causes of your addiction to help you maintain long term recovery.

Since mental health issues can cause addiction, without addressing both the physical and psychological impacts you won’t be able to achieve long term recovery and the next time a stressful situation arises you’ll find yourself reaching for you addiction to help you cope.

Detoxification is medically supervised to help you manage any withdrawal symptoms and will usually last a couple of days, depending on the severity of your addiction. Once you’re free from the substance and your mind is clear, you’ll begin your therapy treatment.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is the most common form of therapy used to treat addiction. It works by helping you identify the root causes of your addiction, its triggers and the behaviours put in place that encourage your substance misuse.

Through psychoeducation you’ll understand how to manage cravings, prevent situations from arising that fuel your addiction and change negative habits that help promote the use of the substance.

Combined with CBT we provide a range of therapy treatments that can help treat mental health issues that can arise from addiction, such as anxiety and depression.

These include; individual therapy, group therapy sessions, motivational and meditation workshops.


How long is Rehab?

Residential rehab programmes last for 28 days. This may seem like a long time, but it’s important to understand that rehab doesn’t end when you leave the rehabilitation centre. The 28 days is just the beginning, as rehab will continue for years after.

The first 12 months after rehab are considered to be the most vulnerable time when it comes to relapse. We provide aftercare programmes that are designed to help you reintegrate back into your life and maintain long term recovery.

Entering rehab means that you must be fully committed to your recovery, which means that if 28 days puts you off, you’re simply not ready to enter into rehab.


Cost of Private Drug and Alcohol Rehab

Private drug and alcohol rehab, of course, costs more than outpatient, NHS provided care. You can expect to pay anywhere between £5,00 and £10,000 for your 28 day treatment programme.

However, by accessing your treatment through a private centre you can expect to be admitted within a couple of days, rather than months, and receive state-of-the-art accommodation and industry leading treatment.

In the long run, private drug and alcohol rehab is the cheaper option, as your addiction will cost you far more to sustain.


How to begin

If you’re ready to take back control of your life, then all you need to do is contact our friendly and dedicated team today for your free and confidential call.




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