Drug addiction: getting help
Although being addicted to drugs is becoming more common it is a serious condition that often requires urgent inpatient treatment in hospital. With the right help and support, you can get drug free.
At our Rehab Guide, we are dedicated to delivering individually tailored drug addiction treatment, therapy & support in Berkshire based drug detox centres near Bagnor.
Commonly abused drugs include Crack cocaine, cocaine, ecstasy (MDMA), heroin, LSD, ketamine, magic mushrooms, methadone, methamphetamine (crystal meth) and of course cannabis.
Commonly abused prescription medication include Oxycodone, Hydrocodone/Vicodin, Fentanyl, Codeine, Co-codamol, Tramadol and benzodiazepines (benzos), Diazepam/valium, Alprazolam/Xanex, Chlordiazepoxide/Librium, Zolpidem, Ritalin, Adderall and Dexedrine.
Abusing these drugs can lead to becoming physically and psychologically dependent.
There are many opportunities to go to rehab if you live in Bagnor
Welcome: With a range of alcohol detox centres that cater for Berkshire, executive-rehab-guide.co.uk will give you information on free counselling and support you need every stage of your recovery journey from issues and mental health problems caused by drug and alcohol.
At the Executive Rehab Guide, we know that substance addictions, including alcohol addiction, as well as other behavioural addictions such as gaming, sex or food can have a very unfortunate impact on all of a person's life.
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Get confidential help 24/7. Call 0808 1150 446 now. Access the top drug detox centres 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 accessible rehab, counselling and addiction therapy centres can help you overcome your addiction. We'll help you find it.
Looking for a CQC/SCSWIS approved substance abuse treatment inpatient close by Bagnor?
You will receive:
- 12 Step recovery model
- Proven counselling treatment
- Treatment plan should be tailored to fulfil the requirements of the addicts
- Offer aftercare and ongoing support
- Experienced team of doctors & therapists
- Prescription of medications to help stop substance use
- 12 Months free aftercare post residential treatment centre for alcoholism
- professional guidance on co-occurring issues like depression
- Free advice including pHs & private options
- 1 Year complimentary aftercare support post residential treatment centre for alcoholism
Guide to getting better fast
Wherever you live in Berkshire or England, there is the perfect Intensive Day Treatment rehab that can help you beat your addiction. We'll help you find it.
Starting the rehab process
NHS rehab Process: A GP is a good place to start. They can discuss your drug and alcohol problems with you and get you into treatment. They may offer you treatment at the practice or refer you to your local drug service. If you're not comfortable talking to a GP, you can approach your local drug and alcohol treatment service yourself.
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 drug detox centre 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 Bagnor. 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 patients 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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Does rehab work in Berkshire?
Yes it does. There is a strong evidence base to support the treatment methods used at Castle Craig, as well as in support of residential rehabilitation treatment for drug abuse/addictions.
What Are The Success Rates? "Castle Craig's treatment is very successful. It is evidence-based, and the evidence is independently verified. More."
What's it like? Click here for more information.
Two reasons why rehabs work so well
Local community-based or local outpatient services based in Berkshire does not offer this opportunity or level or isolation. It is proven that taking a person out of their home and away from 'using friends' or 'dealers' offers a better chance of staying sober long term.
Tailored Treatment: Private clinics in Berkshire tend to use a bespoke treatment model rather than a one-size-fits-all approach. Many alcoholics have co-occurring issues like self harm or stress disorders or anxiety disorders. Addiction is often seen as a response to inner turmoil.
The ability to custom tailor a treatment plan enables clinic staff to achieve maximum benefits from every therapy chosen. Remember time is limited to 28-days if you have health insurance.
Every patient receiving treatment at a UK residential facility is part of a group that is constantly in one another presence, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
"I will never forget the experience in residential treatment centre. My life has been forever changed. Thank you for giving me a second chance at life. It's the greatest gift I will ever receive. Go in with an open mind and be willing. Do it for you, not anybody else." Novalee June 2020 Southgate
Why rehab might not work:
- Lax screening process, i.e. taking anyone who will pay
- Lack of family involvement or participation for patients in Bagnor
- See addiction myths
Want an Addiction Recovery Program that works? See Getting into the right alcohol rehab centre.
How long does rehab take?
Patients are usually admitted into treatment at a private clinic or hospital from four weeks to 6 months, depending on the severity of the addiction. The best results are achieved when people stay in treatment for at least 12 weeks. Detox can take place before admission or on arrival alongside other therapies. More.
A typical day in rehab
Days will differ from rehab to rehab and drug abuse/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 gambling, internet, love, 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 clients 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 Bagnor 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 Perfect location for treatment
Finding the best rehab programme for drug and alcohol problems is vital to long-term success. But where, close or far?
Every alcoholic/addict is different. However, most doctors often recommend that removing addicts away from their local environment where they may have drunk, used or acted out is probably sensible.
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 drug detox centre
- One-to-one & therapy
- Consultation about the problem and feedback provided on recovery
- Established in 1988 Castle Craig is one of the UK's most established and respected addiction rehabilitation clinics.
- Residential and medically supported withdrawal (detox)
- One most recent independent research (2019) shows 73% of addicts achieving long-term abstinence with 93% showing overall improvements.'
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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.
Local addiction resources
West Berkshire Council - Alcohol and Drug Support - Information
Drug and Alcohol Action Team
Phone: 01344 312360
Swanswell is a specialist organisation that provides support and services to adults (over 18) who wish to change their drug and/or alcohol use.
1 Station Road, Newbury, Berkshire, RG14 7LP
The impact of substance use may be reduced with early intervention. Alcohol and other drug use is the principle contributor to poor quality of life and low moodOther local areas: Painthorpe, Armoy, Beltoy, Dowanhill, Port Glasgow, Creag na Cuinneige, Arbuthnott, Loughgilly, Bwlch Llan, Wycombe Marsh, Talbot Green and Holbeach St Marks.
Ignoring Problems Can Lead to Serious Consequences
It's important to remember that at Castle Craig the success rates of 62% or better were found among addicts who successfully completing rehab.
Please note Castle Craig does not treat sex addiction, however, treatment is available at other recommended UK rehabs.