With so many people in the UK suffering from an addiction to alcohol or drugs, it’s more important now than ever to ensure the right information and access are available to those who need it most. Living with a drug or alcohol addiction can make you feel extremely isolated and as though there’s no way out of this vicious circle.

Addiction can have a devastating impact on so many aspects of your life, such as your physical and psychological health, your relationships with friends and family, your finances, and your career prospects.

Despite these incredibly difficult challenges that you may be facing, there is help available to you. Here at Addiction Advocates, we can recommend numerous rehabilitation options to help you recover from drug or alcohol addiction once and for all.

Whether you’re concerned about a loved one suffering from addiction or struggling to come to terms with your own addiction, it’s crucial that you understand your options to create a happier and healthier future for yourself and those around you. The first step is an incredibly courageous action to ask for support from a medical professional. If you’re feeling overwhelmed by this, it may be easier to speak to a loved one about your addiction who can refer you to our team to discuss your treatment options.

Once we know that you’re suffering from a drug or alcohol addiction, we can begin the process of welcoming you into an expert rehabilitation centre. We will invite you to a pre-screening assessment where our team can assess your physical and psychological health whilst getting to know you better and understanding the severity of your substance abuse. This process helps us to design the most effective drug or alcohol treatment plan that suits your unique circumstances.

It can also help us to identify what the underlying reasons of your addiction could be and how your addiction is triggered. If you’re happy to continue after this assessment, we will agree on a date for you to join drug and alcohol rehab Irlam.


Private Drug and Alcohol Rehab or Outpatient Rehab

There are two primary choices when deciding where to go for drug and alcohol rehabilitation. These two options are private rehab or addiction treatment with the NHS. There is no right or wrong decision, we can help you to make the best decision for yourself, but each option does have its own advantages and disadvantages. One of the greatest advantages of addiction treatment with the NHS is that it will be free or low-cost treatment.

Many people are attracted to this option for obvious reasons; however, it’s certainly not known to be the most effective treatment option when rehabilitating from drug or alcohol addiction. This is primarily because addiction treatment with the NHS follows a generic programme. Unfortunately, they don’t have the resources or the time to provide each person with a tailored plan. Because this is a free treatment, it’s a popular option meaning the waiting lists to receive treatment can be extremely long.

After waiting too long to receive your treatment and subsequently receiving a generic treatment plan, you’re unlikely to achieve your desired recovery from addiction. The associated costs with private drug and alcohol rehab can put people off seeking additional information. However, private drug and alcohol rehab has proven to be the best value for your time and efforts, as you’re much more likely to achieve a long-term recovery on your first attempt than with the NHS.

The benefits of private drug and alcohol rehab tend to be much greater than you would expect when paying for it. You receive the support of a highly trained team of addiction experts who are on hand to help you every step of the way.


Medical Drug and Alcohol Detox

One of the first treatments you’ll receive at alcohol and drug rehab Irlam is likely to be a medical detox where the addiction specialists will help you to gradually reduce your consumption of drugs or alcohol in a safe way. Detoxing is considered the most effective way to cleanse your body of the toxins that these substances harm you with. It’s crucial that a medical drug and alcohol detox should only ever be undertaken with the supervision of medical professionals, as this has the potential to be a high-risk process. If you were to attempt a detox at home without any support, then you’d be putting yourself in a very dangerous position as you’re likely to experience withdrawal symptoms which could be quite serious.

With the support of medical professionals, it lessens the risk of danger from withdrawal symptoms ranging from mild nausea, dizziness, and headaches to seizures, insomnia, or delirium tremens (the DT’s). It’s possible that you can receive prescribed medication if needed to ease some of the discomforts of these withdrawal symptoms.

Once you’ve completed your medical alcohol and drug detoxification, you can move on to your psychological and well-being therapies. These will be carefully selected by the team to ensure you receive a well-balanced treatment plan to aid your recovery. These therapy sessions may include mental health support, cognitive behaviour therapy, dialectical behaviour therapy, counselling, relapse prevention, stress management, mediation therapy, motivational interviewing, mindfulness, yoga, low-level laser therapy, nutritional support therapy, dual diagnosis, art therapy, music therapy, relaxation and sleep therapy, and music therapy.

All the above will provide you with a well-balanced addiction treatment plan to address your psychological, physical, and general well-being needs to achieve long-term recovery from drug or alcohol addiction.


How We Can Help

There’s no time to waste when it comes to improving your health and improving your lifestyle to create a better future to look forward to. We’re confident that our team can help to recommend the most suitable drug and alcohol rehab facility to help you succeed in your recovery goals. You can contact us via our online form or if you’d like to speak directly to one of our professionals on 0800 012 6088.


Frequently Asked Questions

What affect does addiction have on mental health?
Addiction has a ruinous effect on a person’s overall mental health. An addiction will cause you to push away those who are closest to you, which can lead you feeling isolated and depressed. Furthermore, the chemical imbalance in your brain brought about by addiction can only worsen underlying mental health illnesses that are also present.
What should I pack for rehab?
Guidance on what to take can vary from one facility to the next but in general terms you should take a range of comfortable and practical clothing. Some places may offer physical exercise, a range of activities and even spas or pools so bring appropriate gear. You should bring toiletries and personal effects such as photographs and musical instruments. Electronic devices such as mobile phones and tablets are generally allowed, but only in your free time when treatment is done for the day.
How private is a stay in rehab?
From the moment you first contact us through the admission process to the actual stay and treatment, everything is kept in the strictest confidence. The rehab environment itself is discrete and secure and personal details are kept strictly inhouse. Communication with family members and others will only be undertaken with your guidance and agreement.