In search of leading drug and alcohol addiction rehab in Ossett? Whether you’re worried about your own behaviour or a loved one, the team at Addiction Advocates are here to help. What’s more, we’ve done exactly that for so many people just like you.

Understanding Addiction

Addiction is a challenging and serious health condition that often needs the help of doctors, nurses, counsellors and mental health experts to get better. This is because drug and alcohol addiction can have several physical, psychological and behavioural effects that affect health, relationships, jobs, family life and finances.

Drugs and alcohol change the way the body and brain work and react. Depending on the substance, this can make individuals feel relaxed, euphoric or both. However, it’s these addictive feelings that the body and brain can begin to enjoy and can then seek to replicate them again, which is why some people experience the urge to take more of the substance. What’s more, as more of the substance is taken, your body will require more of it to experience the desired effect. And, over time, you can find it difficult to stop using the substance as you’ll experience withdrawal symptoms. This is what’s known as dependence and tolerance.

Addiction can affect anyone – whatever their age, gender, lifestyle and background. It can present itself in many ways too. Some of the most common symptoms include:

  • Wanting to stop taking drugs and alcohol but not being able to – either because of cravings or withdrawal symptoms
  • Going to extreme lengths or lying to get the substance
  • Using the substance despite the impact that it’s having on your health and life

It’s important to remember that these aren’t the only symptoms of addiction. Some individuals are also what’s known as functioning addicts, where they seem to be in control of their life, finances, relationships and even drug and alcohol use. However, long-term drug and alcohol use can still hugely negatively impact your physical and mental health, which is why it’s so important to get advice and support for yourself or a loved one if you’re worried.


What Treatment is Available in Rehab?

There are lots of different rehab clinics in the UK. While the aim is typically the same – to treat the physical and psychological addiction and symptoms – each clinic will have their own processes and therapies. This includes the likes of cognitive behavioural therapy, dialectical behavioural therapy, creative therapy and counselling. Therapy is offered in group and individual settings to give individuals a space to confide and learn from each other. Family therapy is also usually encouraged as this not only gives individuals the support they need but allows your friends and family to get involved and learn how to support you once your time at drug and alcohol rehab comes to an end.

On that topic, before you do leave, most clinics have sessions on aftercare and relapse prevention. You’ll also have access to nutrition, wellbeing and holistic advice. These are all designed to help you to create new coping mechanisms and allow you to build necessary skills that will help you to thrive.


What is Outpatient Rehab?

If you’ve looked at the different types of rehab available in the UK, you’ve probably come across two different versions: inpatient and outpatient. Outpatient treatment,  is available on the NHS, is where individuals attend their chosen rehab centre during the day for therapy and then return home in the evening. Inpatient or residential alcohol and drug rehab, on the other hand, requires individuals to stay on-site for the duration of their treatment. Some experts believe inpatient treatment offers the best recovery rates and chances for long-term success. This is because individuals are provided with a space to focus on getting better, away from distractions and familiar temptations.

At Addiction Advocates, we’re here to help you to find a rehab clinic that suits you. Inpatient treatment isn’t right for everyone – whether you have children or other responsibilities – and we still see hugely successful outpatient stories. The choice of which rehab centre and the programme are up to you, but we can help you weigh your options.

Often, it’s the cost of private drug and alcohol rehab that sways someone towards a particular choice. But at Addiction Advocates, we don’t believe that cost should ever get in the way of someone who really wants to recover. For that reason, we have lots of options available, and we can outline what help is out there depending on your specific needs.


Seeking Help With Addiction Advocates

Our goal is simple: to make it easy for you to find the right addiction recovery rehab centre. We do that by getting to know you, your addiction, your fears and your goals before recommending a suitable plan. What’s more, we know that addiction can take a toll on everyone involved – whether you’re the individual suffering from it, a family member, a friend or even an employer. That’s why we offer a range of support.

Individuals with addiction can contact our 24/7 helpline at any time. Here, we can answer your questions and outline the treatment available. Friends, family members and employers can speak to us, but we can also arrange a referral or intervention.

Drugs or alcohol might have their hold on your life right now, but it doesn’t always have to be that way. We’ve helped so many people, just like you, to embark on a journey towards a new life away from addiction, and you could be next. Call our dedicated team on 0800 012 6088 for more information on how we can help you.

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 happens during the Admissions Process?
The admission process will include assessment screening so that experts can determine the best tailor-made programme of treatments based on your own individual needs and circumstances. The process will also include a medical assessment to ensure it is safe for you to start the programme. Many rehabs also offer family referrals and friend referrals. 
What is outpatient treatment?
Residential rehab is a type of inpatient addiction treatment – meaning you stay there for the duration of the programme. This is generally a minimum of 28 days. You can also opt for outpatient addiction treatment, of the type available on the NHS as well as by private providers. This has some advantages in terms of cost and not having to remove yourself from your regular life and commitments. It is often less effective than residential treatment, however. You will have to manage your own appointments and detox and will still be surrounded by the people, places, triggers and temptations associated with your drinking or drug use.