Addiction can sometimes require immediate attention.
In certain cases, addiction can suddenly become critical, requiring immediate rehab admission.
Most rehab clinics provide some form of emergency admission, although not all are able to offer this service.
What is key when understanding immediate admission is that emergencies often emerge suddenly and without warning.
When they do, it is vital to have a support framework at a moment’s notice.
The busy life of a professional can sometimes bring on emergencies out of the blue where a quick response is essential.
Who Needs Emergency Rehab?
When discussing emergency rehab, there are two categories.
These are medical emergencies and psychological emergencies.
A medical emergency arises when the addiction in question has side-effects that are potentially deadly if not immediately addressed.
Examples of this include alcohol poisoning or overdosing.
Medical emergencies can take several forms depending on the substance that is being abused.
In all cases, it is important to react appropriately and not to dismiss the problem, and this can have life-threatening consequences.
The other instance that requires immediate rehab admission is a psychological emergency.
These are often not as serious as physical emergencies but nonetheless require a swift response.
For example, someone might decide that they need to address their addiction with professional care.
This would be classed as a psychological emergency, as it may not be long until they change their mind.
A more serious example would be thoughts of self-harm or suicide.
Again, this makes the emergency time-sensitive, as the individual will require urgent help before they are able to cause themselves serious harm.
If you are experiencing thoughts of self-harm, do not hesitate to make a confidential enquiry on 0808 115 0608.
In these cases, emergency admittance can even be the same day.
For information regarding same-day admittance, visit Castle Craig’s website.
What Can You Expect from Emergency Rehab?
At the point of emergency treatment, it is almost always advisable to seek residential treatment.
These can last anywhere between 4 to 12 weeks.
Castle Craig will typically assess the individual’s situation and provide some of the following:
- Help in breaking the physical addiction (detox)
- Physical, mental and emotional support
- Help in breaking the phycological addiction
- Equipping the patient with the skills to avoid future relapses
- Support to help the patient reintegrate into society
Upon arrival, the patient will be stabilised and placed in detox for between 7 and 10 days.
Afterwards, the team at Castle Craig will prescribe the correct course of action.
This may include:
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) – the aim of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is to help the patient regain control of their thoughts by promoting positive modes of thought
- Group counselling– a popular route for addicts, group counselling sees a group of people undergoing treatment meeting regularly to discuss their progress and concerns, creating a mutually supportive environment.
- 12-step work – Originally developed by Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), the 12-step programme is a highly successful model for beating addiction that has existed for over 80 years.
- Group leisure activities – many clinics will offer group leisure as a way of demonstrating what life can be like after addiction.
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- What are the benefits of inpatient treatment?
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