The longer a patient spends in hospital often the better chances of recovery. 28 days was a period of time dictated by insurance companies not by doctors. 90 days in inpatient drug and alcohol treatment is a very popular solution for patients self-funding or paying for treatment for alcoholism themselves. It is interesting that the NHS offers much longer periods of treatment, sometimes up to a year for alcoholism. Three months can offer an extremely firm foundation for alcoholics/addicts for getting better and connect addicts to consultants and therapist for ongoing aftercare a long time. alcoholics are introduced to various fellowships and are taken regularly to AA or NA and gain a firm understanding of what and how to change or maintain to assist in remaining sober. Drugs/alcohol substances are toxins that can cause great damage to the body organs and mind.
There are many opportunities to go to rehab if you live in Twyford
Welcome: With a range of alcohol detox centres that cater for Berkshire, Castle Craig will give you information on free counselling and support you need every stage of your recovery journey from drug and alcohol/mental health difficulties.
Here at the Executive Rehab Guide, we recognise that substance use, including alcohol and drug problems, as well as other behavioural addictions such as gaming, sex or food can have a severe and detrimental impact on your life.
What are you struggling with?
Get confidential help 24/7. Call 0808 1150 446 now. Access the top inpatient drug and alcohol treatments with the best counsellors. Access professional, caring, supportive guidance and learn about the many financial assistance options.
No matter where you live in Berkshire, many CQC/SCSWIS approved long-term Residential rehabs can help you overcome your addiction. We'll help you find it.
Guide to getting help
Perhaps you are looking for first class addiction help for you or an employee who may have problems with alcohol. We understand this is a very difficult time.
No matter where you live in Berkshire or England, there is the perfect residential treatment centre that can help you overcome your addiction. We'll help you find it. Our trained addiction consultants are on hand 24 hours a day.
We are here to help. To book into your Berkshire drug or alcohol rehab clinic of choice, call 0808 1150 446, we can offer advice on all aspects of accessing the right treatment for your alcohol/mental health problems.
The calls are free and there is no-obligation to purchase or commit to anything. The helpline is run by Castle Craig, one of the oldest and best rehabs in the UK.
Starting the rehab process
NHS rehab Process: First stop is GP. Ask to be referred for both counselling sessions for your alcohol/addiction and to a local drug and alcohol team nearest to you in Berkshire. Although NHS resources are limited, it is still possible to receive funding for treatment.
Private rehab Process
Self-funding: you can self refer. This means you can literally call and book, or simply turn up with a credit card to your inpatient drug and alcohol treatment of choice. See admissions.
Health insurance: choose your rehab and then ask GP to write a referral letter for you to take away. Alternatively, ask the doctor of advice on which hospital or clinic he recommends. More.
Arriving at the treatment centre
This will differ at different facilities but it is much the same everywhere
- You will be assessed so that your treatment needs and medical requirements are understood and a treatment plan is created
- You may need to detox
- You may be assigned a consultant psychiatrist near Twyford. They are in overall charge of your care and medication plan. They may make suggestions based on your diagnosis for additional medication or individual therapy on top of group work
- You may then assigned to a group of other clients etc.
- You are then possibly assigned a therapist or support worker/nurse locally in Berkshire
- You may be given 12 step recovery literature
- You are probably shown your room which you may have to share
- You might then meet the rest of the alcoholics/addicts
Everyone is very friendly. The staff in Berkshire have seen it all before so you are just another addict trying to recover. As patients, you are all in the same boat as everyone feels as raw and vulnerable as each other so making friends is normally easy.
Components of a rehab programme
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A typical day in rehab
Days will differ from rehab to rehab and drug and alcohol/addiction to addiction. However, most rehabs in Berkshire will follow a similar pattern.
A significant focus during treatment is on achieving clarity about the issues, people and surroundings in your life that have fuelled the desire to abuse drugs or alcohol/problems with internet, love and sex and shopping.
Sleeping in is not part of the programme. You get up early, get dressed, attend breakfast. Some clinics have morning meditation. Some clinics ask patients to clear away breakfast things on a rota.
- Breakfast is followed by group (often 90 minutes)
- Another Group (60 minutes)
- One to one session or Group (60 minutes)
- Group, yoga or Pilates session or lecture; (60 minutes)
- Possible meeting with your consultant, social worker, help team
- There is often written step or life story work to do
Evening time: Normally patients are bused to a meeting of AA, NA or relevant 12 step programmes.
Diet: A number of rehabs have adopted nutritional diets to combat mental health issues. There may be an absence of sugar and caffeine. Smoking is still allowed outside as it is said that addicts would not attend otherwise.
Devices: In some clinics phones or laptops use is forbidden or discouraged. Bear in mind that a person with internet or a gaming addiction may find other patient using their devices triggering.
Visitor/family contact: It was common for patients to be advised to limit any or all contact with friends or family during the first week of treatment. Again this differs by provider. NHS rehabs are often further from your home in Twyford as there are limited local resources which can make visiting difficult.
Can I leave: Yes, these are not secure facilities or locked wards.
Can I come back? Not always, the NHS is sometimes stricter, if you drink or use you may be barred from returning either, at all or within 48 hours.
Cost of rehab
Costs can range from £2,000 per week for a basic service to around £10,000 per week for a boutique service. Some clinics charge extras which have to be covered separately and which you may not anticipate in advance. More on Costs.
The best location for treatment
Finding the best rehab programme for alcohol problems is vital to long-term success. But where, close or far?
Every addict is different. However, most qualified psychiatrists often recommend that removing clients away from their local environment where they may have drunk, used or acted out is probably recommended.
It is better that the location is quiet and has an atmosphere that is both calm, peaceful and still 100% recovery-focused. However, that does not mean that city rehabs do not have appeal.
The difficulty with towns and city location is that offer easy access to alcohol and drugs, whereas locations without shops and fewer people make accessing substances that little bit harder. Perhaps this could be the difference between a moment's weakness leading to relapse or sobriety.
Recommended rehabs. One rehab that ticks all of these boxes is Castle Craig based outside Edinburgh. Only a 4-hour train ride or less from Berkshire. Over 10,000 patients have passed through our doors since 1988, and the majority have gone on to achieve, long-term abstinent recovery from their addictions. Another is Smarmore Castle in Ireland.
Why Castle Craig?
- Recommended inpatient drug and alcohol treatment
- 12 Months free aftercare
- Advanced levels of care
- Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
- Dual diagnosis care
- 81.6% were classed as a good outcome by the independent reviewers after attending Castle Craig's residential rehab . More.
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Executive Rehab provides people suffering from substance addictions and co-occurring issues such as depression and anxiety professional guidance on solutions to their problems.
Residential treatment aims to support you through the initial stages of detox, and equip you with the tools you need for long term abstinence. More.For detailed information visit the Castle Craig website.
Berkshire alcohol addiction resources
drug and alcohol addiction often results in sepsis, infections and other transmitted diseases like HIV/AIDS, in the case of injected drugs. Many people believe that using the same needle repeatedly does not cause any infections because it isn't shared with others. However, this is not true. Using the same needles without sterilizing them can cause infections.Other local areas: Soyland Town, Whitchurch, Cefn y Crib, Redbrook, Portmeirion, Northside, Cowshill, South Creake, Burray Village, Spennithorne, Muckamore and Badwell Ash.
There is a real cost of ignoring your problems
It's a sad fact that that 26% of adults in England and Scotland regularly drink over the chief medical officer's low-risk guidelines and 29% of drinkers in the ul binge drink on their heaviest drinking days.
Please note Castle Craig does not treat sex addiction, however, treatment is available at other recommended UK rehabs.