It is hard for most people to comprehend the link between alcohol and illnesses such as cancer. However, this legal and widely available substance is highly addictive, and when consumed in large quantities, can be dangerous to health. Despite warnings from the Government that alcohol can lead to illnesses such as liver disease and cancer, individuals in towns and cities across the UK, including Preston, continue to drink more than the recommended weekly guideline allowance of fourteen units. Regularly drinking above the recommended guidelines can lead to addiction, and this means that many people end up being in need of alcohol rehab in Preston and other areas of the UK.
Just as in other UK towns and cities, alcohol is not the only addictive substance the people of Preston have to worry about. Illegal drugs and prescription medication can also lead to addictions that can have devastating implications for individuals, families, the wider community, and the economy. With this in mind, drug rehab in Preston has become more important than ever, especially as it is often the only way that those affected can get their lives back on track.
Recovery.org.uk is a free referral service working hard to connect the individuals that need addiction services with the facilities that provide them. We have a huge database of information on the various providers of addiction services in all areas of the UK. This includes contacts in the NHS, local counsellors, local support groups, charities, and private clinics. It is our mission to make treatment for addiction quickly and easily accessible to everyone that needs it, regardless of their circumstances.
The first step on the road to recovery is always going to be accepting the problem and a diagnosis of ‘addict’. This is often the most difficult part of the process for many people as they find it hard to see themselves in this way. To them, an addict is completely different to how they are; they will have this image in their mind of what an alcoholic or drug addict looks and acts like. It is often completely different to how they see themselves.
The trouble with addiction and those affected is the fact that there is still a lot of stigma attached to it. Most have a negative image of the individuals affected by addiction and this is usually due to negative stereotyping in the media.
It is hard for those with no experience of the illness to even see it as that – an illness. Yet this is exactly what it is. It is a condition that can affect anyone, no matter how old they are, where they come from and how much money they have. The belief that addiction is something that has an impact on a particular type of person is completely wrong and one that must be addressed to ensure that more people can overcome their issues and feel confident of asking for help.
With alcohol and drug rehab in Preston, the negative stereotyping around addiction can be addressed. You will learn all about your illness and why you should never feel ashamed. You will learn the cause of your addictive behaviour and will be given skills and techniques that will help you to avoid triggers and temptations going forward.
Rehab in Preston is typically based on the inpatient or outpatient model, and you will have the option to choose the treatment programme you feel best suits your requirements and circumstances. We can help you to decide, and we will provide several options for you to choose from.
While we believe that private residential treatment is the best option for most clients, we know that it is not appropriate for everyone. This is why we work alongside providers of both inpatient and outpatient programmes throughout the UK.
Inpatient treatment programmes offer intensive treatment over short periods, usually between six and eight weeks. With this type of programme, the patient is removed from his or her everyday life and is placed in an environment where there are no distractions and no opportunities to use drugs or alcohol. In short, the recovering addict has nothing to do but focus on his or her recovery, and for that reason, it has a proven track record of success. It is also the reason we refer clients where possible.
Outpatient programmes can be just as effective as inpatient programmes, but we do find that the patient must be completely focused on recovery and motivated to change his or her behaviour to achieve a successful outcome. The programme is provided on a day care basis with the patient returning home after treatments; meaning still having to deal with everyday issues such as work and home life.
Outpatient programmes are beneficial for those with less severe addictions and plenty of support at home. They are also the preferred option for patients who would find it impossible to be away from home or work for any length of time.
There are various types of rehab centres available in Preston, including inpatient alcohol rehab, luxury alcohol rehab, and private drug rehabs.
When it comes to treating addiction, things have changed in recent times. It used to be the case that rehab providers would use one treatment plan for all patients regardless of their needs or circumstances. This type of approach would work wonders for some patients while others would fail to respond effectively, ultimately ending up returning to the substance they were abusing before beginning their treatment.
These days, we know that every patient is different and the way they are affected by addiction is different too. This means that treatment should also be unique for every client. The good news is that with such a broad range of treatments and techniques available these days, it is possible to offer bespoke treatment plans catered to the needs of the individual.
Traditional treatments such as counselling and therapy are often combined with alternative treatments to provide a person-centred approach that will treat the mind body and spirit. So while patients will all receive unique treatment plans, they can expect them to include elements of:
A combination of treatments has proven to be the most effective approach when it comes to addiction treatment today.
If you would like more information about rehab in Preston, do not hesitate to get in touch via our 24-hour helpline.