Executive Rehab Guide

Your Guide to Rehab: Why it’s necessary & why it could save your life.

Boardmills

Lisburn/Boardmills/BT27

The last person to see the problem is the alcoholic.

Alcoholism affects people of any race, sex, and class in Northern Ireland. If you have a problem with alcohol, either binge drinking or excessive drinking there's a wide range of mental health services that can help.

Treatments offered for alcoholism may start with an intervention, discussion on 'moderation vs abstinence' and possibly the opinions of inpatient (psychiatric hospital) or outpatient treatment (therapy), a detox may be required. A good inpatient treatment centre with talking therapy, counselling and expertise in addiction is also a good step forward. Keeping the alcoholic apart from alcohol and all the triggers associated with acting out can mean hospitalisation or alcohol and drug treatment centre is the best solution. Not admitting to a drinking problem (denial) can often be an effective barrier to getting help for patients.

Common mental illnesses include anxiety disorders like panic attacks, mood disorders/Seasonal depression (SAD) or postnatal depression, psychotic disorders like schizophrenia and eating disorders like binge eating disorder

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Welcome: With a range of alcohol detox centres that cater for Lisburn, 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.

Here at the Executive Rehab Guide, we recognise that substance use, including alcoholism, as well as other behavioural addictions such as gambling, internet and shopping can have a very unfortunate impact on a life.

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Get confidential help 24/7. Call 0808 1150 446 now. Access the top alcohol and drug treatment centres with the best qualified psychiatrists. Access professional, caring, supportive guidance and learn about the many financial assistance options.

No matter where you live in Lisburn, many short term addiction rehab centres can help you overcome your addiction. We'll help you find it.

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Guide to getting help

No matter where you live in Lisburn or Northern Ireland, there is the perfect 28-day rehab that can help you beat your addiction. We'll help you find it.

We are here to help. To book into your Lisburn 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 drug and alcohol difficulties.

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 residential care for alcohol or drug misuse in the UK.

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The process of getting into rehab

Assessment | Detox | Therapy | Aftercare

NHS rehab Process: Your GP in Boardmills is a good place to start. They can discuss your drug and alcohol problems with you and help get you the right non-NHS rehab in Lisburn.

Private rehab Process
Skip The Waiting List. Self-funding: you can self refer. This means literally call or turn up at your alcohol and drug treatment centre of choice with a credit card. 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

  1. You will be assessed so that your treatment needs and medical requirements are understood and a treatment plan is created
  2. You may need to detox
  3. You may be assigned a consultant psychiatrist near Boardmills. 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
  4. You may then assigned to a group of other alcoholics etc.
  5. You are then possibly assigned a therapist or support worker/nurse locally in Lisburn
  6. You may be given 12 step recovery literature
  7. You are probably shown your room which you may have to share
  8. You might then meet the rest of the alcoholics/addicts

Everyone is very friendly. The staff in Lisburn 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.

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Does rehab work in Lisburn?

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 alcohol/addictions.

What Are The Success Rates? "67% of addicts who attend rehab plus continued attendance at Alcoholics Anonymous in the patient's home community in Boardmills recovery?."

What's it like? Click here for more information.

Two reasons why rehabs work so well

  1. Tailored Treatment: Private clinics in Lisburn tend to use a bespoke treatment model rather than a one-size-fits-all approach. Many clients have co-occurring issues like self harm or stress disorders or obsessive compulsive disorder (cod). 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.

  2. Ownership: The treatment provided through UK hospital forces addicts to take ownership of their circumstances, feelings/emotions, actions and relationships, as opposed to blaming others.

    Without anyone or anything else to blame, he or she must come to terms with the fact that they alone are responsible for changing their addictive behaviour AND they are responsible for their own recovery. Rehab quickly teaches that those who try and get better for others will ultimately fail.

"Did not know what to expect. But I was very impressed by the staff, the facilities and, most of all, the therapy. The doctors were great." Sienna February 2017 Craiglockhart

Why rehab might not work:

  • Little to no aftercare
  • patients going to rehab for someone other than themselves
  • See addiction myths

Want an Addiction Recovery Program that works? See Getting into the right drug rehab centre.

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How long does rehab take?

The duration of your alcohol and drug treatment centre stay will depend on the severity of your dependency, your own commitment, family support and willingness to live a life free from dependency, and the amount of time and money you have available to spend. If you have insurance then it will generally be 28-days.

Generally, the longer the rehab programme the less likely you are to relapse. NHS rehab normally accommodates longer inpatient treatments sometimes up to a year. More.

Average UK inpatient times

  • Detox: 7-10 days (Methadone/20 days and Benzodiazepines/2-8 weeks).
  • Hospital residential treatment, general mental health issues, depression/anxiety etc.: 7-14 days
  • Most common Addiction programme/residential treatment: 28-days
  • long-term residential treatment: 90 days
  • NHS funded treatment, non private: 3months - 1 year
  • Long term Outpatient treatment (including treatment for alcohol: 130 days
  • More.

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Boardmills

A typical day in rehab

Days will differ from rehab to rehab and alcohol/addiction to addiction. However, most rehabs in Lisburn 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.

Daytime

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.

  1. Breakfast is followed by group (often 90 minutes)
  2. (Break)
  3. Another Group (60 minutes)
  4. (Lunch)
  5. One to one session or Group (60 minutes)
  6. Group, yoga or Pilates session or lecture; (60 minutes)
  7. Possible meeting with your consultant, social worker, help team
  8. 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 patients 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 Boardmills 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.

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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.

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The best location for treatment

Finding the best rehab programme for drug and alcohol issues is vital to long-term success. But where, close or far?

Every addict is different. However, most consultants often recommend that removing alcoholics/addicts 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.

easily accessible alcohol and drug treatment centre in Lisburn

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 Lisburn. 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 alcohol and drug treatment centre
  • a tried and tested drug addiction rehabilitation
  • A Focus on both mental and physical Health
  • 1yr free aftercare
  • Full physical and psychological assessments
  • Castle Craig's treatment is very successful. It is evidence-based, and the evidence is independently verified. More.

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Your journey

Many of the people we have helped have started their journey with us feeling hopeless, anxious, and severely depressed. We are here to help.

We work closely with families to ensure that even after treatment is completed that loved ones and sufferers know the essential coping methods to deal with and overcome their problems.

If you feel like you have lost your sense of control, and alcohol and drugs are having a detrimental impact on your life, it can be difficult to know where to begin when it comes to getting help.

If you have decided to attend a rehab centre, you are no longer in denial, and you have completed half of the battle.

Need help? Speak with one of our senior admissions advisors like Anne Goodall today on 0808 274 5168 – lines are open 24/7.

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Aftercare

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.

Aftercare can involve:

  • Continuing counselling or group therapy
  • Regular check-in meetings with a programme
  • Avoid triggers that previously resulted in your substance use; whether that is certain people, situations or stress from over-working
  • Referring regularly to the 12 Step Programme
  • Getting enough sleep
  • Regular exercise
  • Maintaining a nutritious diet

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Local addiction resources

Addaction addaction.org.uk

Supports alcoholics with drug, alcohol or mental health problems.

Adfam adfam.org.uk

Information and support for friends and family of patients with drug or alcohol problems in Lisburn.

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) 0800 9177 650/alcoholics-anonymous.org.uk

Help and support for anyone with drug and alcohol addiction.

The Alliance m-alliance.org

A UK organisation that provides information and advocacy for people accessing non-NHS rehab

FRANK 0300 123 6600/talktofrank.com

Confidential advice and information about any drugs (amphetamines; methyl amphetamine (crystal meth), psilocybin, amphetamine and heroin etc.) their effects and the law.

Castle Craig (Scotland): an extremely professional drug and alcohol 12 step addiction centre

Gamblers Anonymous gamblersanonymous.org.uk

ACCA National Association for Children of Alcoholics 0800 358 3456/nacoa.org.uk

Provides information, advice/support for everyone affected by a parent's drinking, including adults.

Narcotics Anonymous 0300 999 1212/ukna.org

Release 020 7324 2989/release.org.uk

A charity that gives free and confidential advice about drugs (prescription opioids, alcohol, hallucinogens etc.) and the law.

SLAA Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous 020 7293 0994/slaauk.org

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: Gurnard, Bodelwyddan, Clawdd Poncen, Dromore, Pharis, Church Clough, Lackagh, Aston Subedge, Nant, Winterton on Sea, Buckhaven and Dyce.

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    Please note Castle Craig does not treat sex addiction, however, treatment is available at other recommended UK rehabs.