When you’re suffering from such a complex condition like drug addiction or alcohol addiction, searching for help can often be the last thing on your mind.

It may feel like an overwhelming task which you’re just trying to avoid, but we can’t stress enough how important it is to seek out professional help when you’re suffering from addiction.

Various addictions can’t be treated with medication alone, you require the expertise of dedicated addiction specialists to fully overcome your battle with addiction. The longer you leave addiction untreated, the worse it will get; now is the time to invest in your future and free yourself from drugs or alcohol.

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Drug and Alcohol Rehab Treatment in South London

When searching for a drug and alcohol rehab to help you recover, you’ll likely be faced with a wide variety of options which may not mean an awful lot to you. Each addiction treatment option will have their own advantages and disadvantages, depending on what’s most suitable for your unique circumstances.

The first decision you’ll need to make is whether you receive addiction treatment from free local health services like the NHS or join a private drug and alcohol rehabilitation centre. Of course, free treatment may sound appealing, but this doesn’t necessarily mean it’s the best option for you.

This method has proven to be the least effective in achieving a long-term recovery from addiction, therefore, you’ll likely end up feeling disheartened after a failed attempt and reluctant to try again or spend twice as long attempting to rehabilitate.

 

Private Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Treatment

The most effective method of addiction treatment is provided by private drug and alcohol rehab centres. They have dedicated, highly qualified teams who deliver evidence-based treatment programmes which are personalised to each individual, making them much more effective than the generic treatment programmes which are delivered by the understaffed NHS.

The next decision you’ll need to make is whether you’d like to receive your addiction treatment as an outpatient or inpatient. As an outpatient, you’ll remain staying overnight at home but will visit the rehabilitation centre for a few hours a day to receive your addiction treatment. Whereas as an inpatient, you’ll remain overnight at the drug and alcohol rehab for the duration of your addiction treatment.

Again, there are advantages and disadvantages of both. Typically, the best results come from inpatient treatment as you receive 24/7 care and supervision whilst undergoing your therapies and detoxification. It can be very difficult to remain motivated and to avoid any potential relapses when you remain at home whilst receiving addiction treatment.

 

Addiction Treatment offered by Addiction Advocates

There’s a wide variety of addiction treatment therapies on offer at our drug and alcohol rehab South London. We believe variety is key as it’s important to receive the therapies which will benefit your unique condition the most.

Typically, most of our clients will begin with a drug or alcohol detoxification as this has proven to be the most effective way to gradually reduce your consumption of the substance in a safe manner.

 

Detoxification Process

During your detoxification, you’re likely to experience withdrawal symptoms which could include nausea, insomnia, dizziness, headaches, seizures, or delirium tremens (the DT’s); this is why it’s so important that you only ever undergo a detox with the supervision of a medical team. It’s very dangerous to attempt a detoxification at home, particularly if you’re alone. This would likely be a failed attempt and puts you at very high risk of life-changing damage, both physically and psychologically.

Once you’ve completed your detoxification which usually takes a few days, you should feel cleansed and much more prepared to take on your psychological and well-being therapies which make up the remainder of your addiction treatment programme.

 

Therapies

Some of the common psychological therapies our drug and alcohol rehab South London deliver includes, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT), stress management, counselling, relapse prevention, motivational interviewing, and mediation therapy.

These are then combined with therapies which take of your well-being as you go through your rehabilitation. These could include mindfulness, low level laser therapy, yoga, art therapy, music therapy, relaxation and sleep management, meditation, and fitness therapy.

 

Aftercare

After completing your addiction treatment programme, you’ll be provided with a personalised aftercare programme to aid your recovery upon your return home. This includes dedicated helplines, access to local support networks like Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous and additional therapy sessions as required.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the most common signs of Alcohol Addiction?
It can sometimes be quite difficult to spot the signs of an alcohol addiction, however, there are some common signs we can look out for which may indicate that you require immediate alcohol rehab. These include regular mood swings, unable to say no to alcohol, begin dishonest, always feeling tired, feeling less interesting in hobbies or socialising, looking generally unwell or pale, and drinking more to achieve the effects of being drunk.
What is Outpatient Treatment?
If you’re receiving addiction treatment as an outpatient, then you’d be visiting the rehabilitation centre for a few hours each day to receive your therapies. You would then return home as you’re not required to stay at the drug and alcohol rehab overnight as an outpatient, whereas you would as an inpatient. Outpatient treatment isn’t suitable for someone with a very severe drug or alcohol addiction as they’re likely to require urgent and constant care, especially when going through detoxification.
Can I receive letters or parcels when staying at our drug and alcohol rehab South London?
Yes, of course. During your stay at our rehabilitation centre, you may receive post or parcels. It’s not unusual to receive gifts, cards, or letters from friends or family whilst you undergo your addiction treatment. We only request that a member of our team must be present when you receive and open any deliveries; they reserve the right to confiscate and hold any prohibited items until you complete your addiction treatment programme.