It is our belief here at the Executive Rehab Guide that every person is entitled to receive the best alcohol, drug, depression and anxiety treatments.
We aim to provide you with guidance that will help connect you to the right treatment centre, which will provide you with the best options for your circumstance.
Many people are affected by alcohol dependency across the UK and never get the help they need or deserve.
Call 0808 274 6351 to get help today.
When to seek help
Since alcohol and drug use are considerably normalised in UK culture, it is often easy to hide dependency issues, both from yourself and from friends and family.
If you are still ambivalent as to whether or not your drinking or drug use is serious enough to permit rehab, some questions you can ask yourself are:
- Have my friends or family told me that my drinking is a problem?
- Am I able to turn down a drink when someone offers it?
- Do I need to drink more than I previously did to reach the same level of intoxication?
- Do I depend on alcohol to relax and unwind after work?
- Do I hide my drinking habits from my friends or family?
- Do I experience any side symptoms of anxiety, depression or other mental health problems?
If you answered yes to one or more of these questions, then you may want to seek help from a professional and find out how to tackle these issues.
Although admitting that you have a problem can be scary, once you have taken this step you effectively remove some of the weight from your own shoulders.
Addiction is a disease, and you need to be supported by medical professionals who are trained and experienced in dealing with people who have suffered from the same issues.
Statistics from Alcohol Change UK reveals that in England alone there are an estimated 586,780 dependent drinkers, and only 18% of these people are receiving any kind of treatment.
Although we acknowledge deciding to go to rehab can be a huge decision, we are confident it is the best solution to regain control of your life and rid yourself from the dependencies you are plagued with.
Executive Rehab Guide aims to provide factual, informed information on the best ways to treat and overcome these issues.
What happens if I don’t like it?
Your desire and commitment to get better is essential for the programme to work.
For this reason, it would be detrimental for a rehab centre to demand you stay there against your own will.
However, if you chose a reliable clinic, there should be no reason to leave.
Although the experience is, of course, difficult, you will finally have access to everything you need to change your life for the better.
Make sure you fully research your wellness rehab centre before deciding where you will go.
Castle Craig allows visiting hours and incorporates family therapy to make reintegration and recovery post-rehab as easy as possible.
For families visiting patients at Castle Craig, the visiting hours are usually on Sundays from 1.30 pm to 5.00 pm, although in exceptional circumstances other arrangements can be made.
Why should I choose residential rehab over out-patient treatment?
There are many different ways to treat addiction, including weekly hour-long group discussion groups and full 12-week programme residential stays.
Usually, clients come to rehab when they have either a) exhausted all other options or b) are conscious that their case is severe enough that they require the full support of a residential programme.
One of the reasons why residential rehab is so much more effective than outpatient treatment alone is that it usually incorporates all of the benefits of outpatient treatment (group therapy, reintegration, a space to share your experience with a supportive community) while it also removes you from the everyday stresses that can often trigger substance use.
Castle Craig utilise a holistic treatment programme based on academic and theoretical underpinnings and has mounting evidence based on its own outcomes.
There are very few treatment services that can show this depth of support for their methods.
73.4% of those who attended treatment at Castle Craig were totally abstinent from all drugs or alcohol at follow-up (after about 1 year).
How long should someone spend in drug rehab or alcoholism treatment?
The duration of your stay will depend on the severity of your dependency, your own commitment and willingness to live a life free from dependency, and the amount of time you have available to spend.
Generally, the longer the rehab programme the less likely you are to relapse.
Although treatment length varies person by person, there are two stages of rehab:
If you have been substance dependent for a long time when you stop drinking or using drugs your body will go through some withdrawal symptoms as you detox.
It is important that you have the professional support you need to guide you through this stage.
Make sure the clinic you choose provides ongoing medical care from doctors, individual and group therapy sessions and education about addiction as a disease.
During stage 2, you will work with programme facilitators to create and implement a treatment programme to be used in the rehab centre and after you leave.
What happens after the programme has ended?
A reliable treatment programme does not just help you while you are at the rehab centre but provides ongoing support to help you create a life free from substance addiction
At Castle Craig, they know that reintegration is just as important (if not more important) than rehab itself.
When you return to your “normal” life, there will be some adjustments you need to make and a good programme will support you through this aspect of your journey too.
Castle Craig provides ongoing individual and family therapy post-rehab and organises regular reunions for clients to reconnect with those they went through rehab with.
This helps individuals remain committed to sobriety and stay in control of their lives.
If you would like to speak to an adviser and find out more, call or email their 24-hour service on:
Freephone (the UK only): 0808 274 6351
International: +44 1721 726 135
Fax: +44 (0)1721 752662
If you are still unsure whether you are in need of treatment, fill out this questionnaire here.