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What is residential rehab?

To put it simply, residential rehab is a drug and alcohol rehab centre where you are able to live at until you have completed your treatments to tackle your drug or alcohol addiction.

The exact amount of time you will spend at the drug and alcohol rehab centre will depend on what exactly you want.

Some people prefer to only stay residentially during their detox process, which tends to take around ten days to complete.

While other people prefer to stay residential for all of their treatments for the full 28 days to 30 days period.

Residential rehab is preferred by many people because, for starters, it gives people a break away from their everyday lives. It gives them an opportunity to step away from the stress of work and home and to just focus on themselves for once.

It also provides an environment completely void of temptation. During your stay at the drug and alcohol rehab centre, you will have no access to alcohol and no access to any drugs that have not been prescribed and administered by the on-sight medical team.

This allows you to just focus on your treatments without worrying about fighting the temptation to use drugs or alcohol. It can provide a very good healing opportunity.

A residential rehab stay can also help you get situated for when you leave the drug and alcohol rehab centre. For example, let’s say you are living with others who regularly abuse drugs or alcohol, or you are a victim of domestic abuse. A residential stay away from home can give you the opportunity to get yourself into a safer environment.

In cases such as abuse, the drug and alcohol rehab centre will also be able to provide you with help and support to keep you safe.


How rehab can help you

A drug and alcohol rehab centre in the Swadlincote area can help you by providing you with a controlled environment to receive treatment for your drug or alcohol addiction.

The treatments available in a drug and alcohol rehab centre are the main reason people book themselves in.

At Addiction Advocates, we will only send you to a drug and alcohol rehab centre that has been fully inspected. We do this to ensure your safety and comfort so that you can relax and focus on your journey to long term recovery.

A drug and alcohol rehab centre can help you take control of your life back from your addiction so that you can start making progress. Progress towards long term recovery where you no longer rely on drugs or alcohol in order to deal with everyday stresses.

It is a safe environment that will teach you everything you need to know in order to manage a chronic condition such as addiction.

They can help you to start living a happier and healthier life. All you have to do is be willing to try the treatments and put your faith in the people that want to help you.


What types of treatments are available

The main types of treatments available in a drug and alcohol rehab centre in the Swadlincote area can be broken down into two types.

Type one is a detox designed to deal with chemical addiction and is needed for drugs such as heroin and alcohol addictions.

We provide services for both drug and alcohol detoxification.

A detox is very simply the process of allowing your body to naturally filter out all drugs and alcohol in its system over the course of about ten days. During this process, you will experience some withdrawal symptoms such as:

  • Migraine
  • Measure
  • Vomiting
  • Dehydration
  • Chills
  • Hot flashes
  • Mood swings
  • Delirium
  • Irritability
  • Aggression
  • Dyareha
  • Fever


However, the worse of the symptoms will be prevented by medication provided by the monitoring medical team, so you will not have to experience hallucinations or have any seizures.

Type two involves the treatment of the mental addiction. Again, this is done through various types of therapy, depending on your specific needs.

Therapy is a key part of the journey to long term recovery as some drugs, such as cannabis, are only mental addictions and therefore don’t require a detox in order to treat. However, when stopping a drug that you have become mentally addicted to, you can still experience:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Paranoia
  • Mood swings
  • Insomnia
  • Restlessness


Therapy is also a key treatment as substance abuse to the point of developing an addiction is not done without reason. In most cases, an addiction is an indicator of a deeper mental health issue that needs addressing.

It is quite common for people living with undiagnosed mental illnesses such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder and PTSD to try and self medicate with drugs and alcohol.

As part of your treatments in the drug and alcohol rehab centre, you can examine why you use drugs and alcohol so that you can identify the triggers for your cravings and learn healthier coping mechanisms to deal with them.


Is recovery long lasting?

Addiction is a chronic condition, and in order for recovery to be long lasting, you need to adapt your behaviour for the long term.

Addiction can be managed through various tools and strategies that you can develop during your stay at a drug and alcohol rehab centre. But the treatments alone won’t ensure that your recovery is long lasting.

Instead, it will give you the opportunity to carry on the work you started and to keep your recovery going.

That is why many drug and alcohol rehab centres offer aftercare services. This is to help you avoid relapses through a personalised relapse prevention plan, a referral for follow up therapy sessions and a referral to a local support group.

It is all to give you the tool and the support network you need in order to make your recovery last long term.


Is rehab the right choice

Rehab is a very good choice for people who want to achieve long term recovery.

But it can also be a very intensive experience that some people aren’t quite ready for.

Suppose you don’t think a drug and alcohol rehab centre is right for you. In that case, you can always start your journey by joining a support group such as alcoholics anonymous or narcotics anonymous.

But if you are ready to get started on your journey to long term recovery, all you have to do is give us a call at 0800 012 6088 or text HELP To 83222.

A member of our team is waiting to help.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between inpatient and outpatient rehab?
At an inpatient or residential rehab you will stay at the centre, allowing you to concentrate on a structured programme of treatments away from the triggers and stresses of everyday life. An outpatient programme, of the type typically offered by the NHS, will require you to attend appointments at clinics or other venues. You will have to manage these appointments yourself, as well as the detoxification process. Both approaches can be valuable but inpatient rehab is generally more effective for serious addiction problems.
What happens during the Admissions Process?
We know that people with addiction problems are often in denial about the extent of their addiction, which is why we offer services such as family intervention, family referrals and friend referrals. Once the ball is rolling there will be a telephone assessment to determine your needs before finding the right facility.
What do I need to bring to rehab?
Different rehabs can have their own policies on what you should and shouldn’t bring. In general you will need clothes, any prescription medicines (new and sealed), toiletries, cash and debit or credit cards. The centre may ask you not to bring electronic devices such as tablets or laptops, although some may allow them at certain times.