Regain confidence, dignity and freedom. Addiction can hinder so many aspects of your life, oftentimes resulting in catastrophic problems. Sometimes, addiction can even lead to death. Addiction is a disease that must be dealt with sensitivity and accordingly, and private (residential) rehab is the best method for this. If you are facing addiction, then it is important to reach out to a professional team. There are multiple benefits for residential rehab, and many of them serve you throughout your entire life, providing you with tools, tips and life hacks that will allow you to create a new life.

Advantages of Residential Drug and Alcohol Rehab

Drug and alcohol rehab presents you with numerous resources and methods in order to remove addiction from your life. It is conducted in such a manner that you are left feeling rejuvenated, motivated and strong. Rehab is extensive in each phase, and therefore gives you various life tools and information that will allow you to grow, and become healthy again.

If you are still unsure about what to expect at rehab, we will happily inform you about each step, as well as the benefits. However, some of the most notable advantages of rehab are:

  • Meeting new people
  • Building a strong support network
  • Detoxing and getting healthy
  • Setting boundaries
  • Setting new life goals
  • Removing anxiety and depression from your life
  • A place to recover/ recuperate
  • New perspectives on life
  • Healed relationships

What Types of Therapy Will I Attend?

The psychotherapies that are offered to you will be tailor made to your specific needs. Nobody is the same and that is how we approach addiction. Everyone is an individual, so you are likely to have a variety of therapies that will be the most beneficial for you. Most psychotherapies focus on rewiring your behavioural traits, self-awareness and creative therapies. Each one of the therapies on offer integrate numerous elements, which tackle trauma, anxieties and mental health issues. Some of the most common treatments are:

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

CBT assists you in identifying and changing negative thoughts and behaviours that contribute to emotional distress and addiction. It features one main goal, which is understanding how and why we feel the things we do, and learning to adapt to situations in which these feelings arise. Our thoughts affect our behaviours, and CBT aids in helping you identify triggers. These emotional responses must be managed accordingly. You may partake in journaling, or expressing your thoughts in various ways, to work through them.

Counselling Sessions (Individual and Group)

Counselling is a form of therapy that allows you to speak one to one and in a group about a shared problem. Counselling is the best place to speak out about your fears, your traumas and mental health issues. These are facilitated by specially trained counsellors and these sessions will have a positive influence on you, offering you specific advice, assistance and support.

Art Therapy

Art has always had a profound influence in society and humans in general. That is why this proven therapeutic method is often so beneficial for people dealing with addiction. Art therapists promote sensory perception and the perception of inner processes and feelings. It also supports growth processes, activates self-healing and allows you to express yourself in a very creative way.

Dual Diagnosis Explained

Dual diagnosis is having a mental illness and a comorbid substance use disorder. Usually, addiction is triggered or sustained by a type of mental health condition, such as anxiety, bipolar disorder, depression, schizophrenia or many more issues. Many substance abuse disorders are fuelled by our mental health, therefore, the best way to remove addiction is to deal with the problem at its core.

Most commonly, mental health-related symptoms and issues show first. In your attempt to relieve suffering, you may reach for a substance that makes you feel better. Whilst these substances only give temporary relief, they can cause permanent damage. Not everyone who is addicted to a substance has a mental health issue initially, but it often leads to that. However, the positive thing to note is that people who are facing a dual diagnosis often respond very well to treatments including psychosocial therapies.

Symptoms associated with one of the disorders diagnosed can affect the other problem, therefore private rehab will tackle every element and be worked into effectively to your overall treatment plan. Once you learn to understand your dual diagnosis, and work collaboratively with a professional team, you will find you can grasp the situation much easier.

How Long Will I Stay at Drug and Alcohol Rehab?

The standard length of rehab is 30 days. 7 days of these are spent detoxing and the rest of the time is spent engaging in numerous therapies and treatments before you reintegrate. Sometimes, rehab will last longer, but this depends on the severity of your addiction and what we feel is right for you. You will have a clear idea of your schedule before you enter rehab. When you leave rehab, you will then be assisted with reintegration and this includes a dedicated aftercare plan.

An aftercare plan has no set limit but often lasts in the months after you leave rehab. You will have continued support and therapies if it is needed. You are never alone.

Find Out How We Can Help

We are ready and waiting to help you on your journey. With our plethora of resources, we are active in finding you the best facility that aligns with your personal goals and your mental health needs. Reaching out can feel daunting, and you may be concerned about feeling judged or misinformed. When you contact us at Addiction Advocates, you will speak to a friendly team member, who will be willing to help you succeed. We want you to feel healthy and successful again, so please contact us today for more information. You can reach us on 0800 012 6088 or alternatively Text HELP To 83222 and we will make contact. It’s time to take control back, and we are here to help you do it.