A drug or alcohol dependency can leave you feeling isolated, but it is so important to know that help and genuine support is available whenever you are ready. There are so many fantastic addiction treatment services, and the first and most important step is to reach out and ask for help. Whether you are looking for drug rehab or alcohol rehab, there are some wonderful rehab centres that can provide the support and treatment you need. In this guide, we will explain everything you need to know about drug and alcohol rehab in Derby so that you can get started on your journey to recovery.
Choosing the right recovery programme can seem like a huge task, especially with so many different treatment centres available. The first thing you should know is that there is both inpatient treatment in Derby and outpatient treatment in Derby, and while both approaches have their advantages, there are some key differences.
When seeking addiction treatment, many people will first consider free outpatient treatment at an NHS day rehab centre. This is often considered the best choice because it will enable you to live at home, continue working and taking care of your other responsibilities, and only attend rehab for your scheduled appointments. Unfortunately, drug and alcohol addiction usually requires a more immersive treatment approach than can be provided by day rehab. Outpatients who receive treatment while carrying on with their everyday lives are still exposed to all of the stresses and difficulties which may be underlying contributing factors in their addiction.
In order to put some much-needed distance between yourself and these potential addiction triggers, it is usually advisable to undergo inpatient treatment at a residential rehab centre. You will stay at your addiction treatment centre as a resident during the entire course of your treatment programme so that you can focus purely on your recovery. There are various rehab centres in Derby offering inpatient treatment, and if you are confused about which one will be right for you, give us a call or send us a message and we can advise you. Inpatient treatment is usually privately funded but your medical insurance may be able to help.
Not only does residential rehab provide the most immersive approach, there are various other reasons why it is often the most effective option. Choosing the best rehab clinic can be difficult but for extra guidance, you can use the CQC ratings given by the Care Quality Commission. The CQC is an independent body that gives a score based on factors such as leadership and levels of care, and so you will be able to compare different clinics’ scores to help you choose. Inpatient treatment incorporates a mixture of one-to-one therapy, group therapy and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), which address every aspect of addiction. Residential rehab centres also provide family support programmes to help loved ones through the rehab process. These programmes – along with sessions called conjoints, which are designed to give clients and their families a safe place to communicate – help to strengthen relationships and ensure that the client has all the support they need.
Detox is a critical part of addiction treatment, as it purges all of the drugs or alcohol from your system so that you can start your therapy. This can be a potentially dangerous process with severe withdrawal symptoms, so detox should always be done in consultation with a doctor or a qualified medical professional.
When you choose residential rehab, the support and guidance of medical professionals will be available straight away. Your overall health and the extent of your addiction will be fully assessed and a judgement will be made with regards to whether you are at risk of developing potentially dangerous withdrawal symptoms. If so, you will be offered medical alcohol or drug detox, which will involve round-the-clock medical observation and detox medicine to help keep you safe and comfortable during the process. While medical drug and alcohol detox is available to both inpatients and outpatients, day rehab patients may need to wait a long time for a bed to become available, which can delay the start of their addiction treatment. As an inpatient, you may be apprehensive about the amount of time medical detox will add to your time in rehab, but it really is a key stage of the recovery process.
When researching the various options, you may notice that each rehab clinic has its own recovery approach. Some use a non-12-step programme which focuses only on the underlying causes of addiction, but Recovery.org.uk clients follow a 12-step programme, which is a far more holistic approach to addiction treatment. 12-step programmes incorporate one-to-one therapy, group therapy and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) to cater for the unique needs of each client. The first few stages of these programmes take around twenty-eight days, so you will need to commit at least a month to your stay in rehab.
The NHS does provide free addiction treatment services but these are limited due to government cuts. You may be able to get a place through self-referral, but if there are none available, your GP may prescribe a detox programme instead. For help with financing private treatment, speak to the charity Turning Point, who may be able to assist you.
There are other organisations as well as the NHS which offer free addiction services in Derby. Go along to your local AA meeting and you will be able to meet other people on their own recovery journeys.
Government cuts during austerity have caused major shortcomings in free NHS services. All addiction treatment is now outpatient only, and it is virtually impossible to provide outpatients with the holistic approach that is most effective in treating addiction. Even places in day rehab are now very difficult to come by, and those that are lucky enough to get a place often find that there are no appointment times to fit their schedule. Getting access to medical detox can also be very difficult through free services and can cause serious delays, which increase the chances of relapse.
Leaving rehab can be both very exciting and also a little scary, with some people worried about slipping back into old habits or being exposed to old triggers.
With our comprehensive aftercare programmes, however, you will get all the support you need. We offer our clients additional group therapy and assistance, and also give access to our online Alumni network in order to grow our family of clients helping each other during the post-rehab stages of recovery.
You will also be able to get support from other local groups. Try reaching out to these organisations to meet other addiction treatment experts and people in recovery:
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)
Narcotics Anonymous (NA)
Cocaine Anonymous (CA)
Rehab is just the first stage of a lifelong journey to recovery, but it is important to remember that everyone is different and will have their own obstacles to overcome. Where everyone who has undergone rehab with us is the same, however, is that all will have our continued support long after their time as a resident is up.
Unfortunately, the Coronavirus pandemic resulted in us postponing visiting to help stop the spread of the virus. As soon as it is safe to do so and in line with government guidelines, we will re-introduce visitation.
The rehab programme is therapeutic and focuses on the psychological aspects of addiction, teaching you tools and techniques to live a life free of addictive substances.
There are various types of rehab centres available in Derby, including inpatient alcohol rehab, luxury alcohol rehab, and private drug rehabs.