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Rehab | Addiction
There is no need to feel ashamed of alcohol rehabilitation. Many people are suffering with alcohol addiction. Making the next step into rehab, means that you are one step closer to recovery.
Drug rehab costs can vary. It depends on the type of facility they are. It depends on if they accept government funding or if they are private. There are a whole range of factors which decide the cost. However, it typically can range anywhere from £1000 to £10,000 a week for a live-in rehab.
Drug Addiction is explained as a brain disorder. It is a chronic, relapsing disorder which is created by compulsive drug use despite adverse consequences. There are functional changes to the brain circuits involving self-control, stress and reward. These changes may last a long time after a person has stopped taking drugs.
A relapse may feel devastating. Especially to family and friends of a loved one who might be suffering. It also creates a lot of emotions for the individual with the addiction. This doesn't mean that you and your loved one should give up. It is important to try and create a constructive response to the relapse. Use this experience to build and grow. To help understand and support your loved one who may be struggling on their way to recovery.
you may be feeling desperate to get a loved one into rehab. You can definitely 'make' or 'convince' someone to go to rehab. However, the success rate is low. The individual can leave the rehab at any point and if they are not committed to the treatment and to stop using substances then they won't be successful in treatment. The decision to get help and start recovery is down to the individual.
Often when people relapse they may give in to their addiction. This could mean that once they relapse they feel that there is no point or desire to carry on. These feelings a common with people experiencing relapse. But this shouldn't be the end of the road, use this as a tool to figure out what your triggers are. The individual can build and grow from this experience. This will make you stronger as a person and will help you to continue your journey to recovery successfully.
Rehab | Treatment
The length of treatment depends on the person. You can spend 2 weeks in rehab or you can spend 12 weeks in rehab. It is completely up to the individual and what they think they need to make the most out of their time in rehabilitation.
Alcohol treatment recovery programs tend to follow the same pattern. They will start with a detox to get the person to stop consuming alcohol. Then the next step is to offer a range of treatments and therapies to help understand the addiction and how to control it. They will then establish an outpatient programme for the individual to follow to continue recovery outside of the facility. Every person is different and all these factors are decided depending on the individuals specific needs.
You are assessed by a doctor who will then decide and prescribe you with medication which will help you to detox your body from alcohol or drugs in a safe way.
Some people are able to recover on their own. However, for many the only way for successful recovery would be through going to rehab and having all the treatments, therapies and support around you. A study published by the NHS’ National Treatment Agency for Substance Misuse in 2012 found that the best performing facilities achieve success rates of between 60% and 80% on the other hand, self managed programmes may have a success rates as low as just 5%. So yes, it is possible but success is considerably more likely with the guidance of professionals
It is completely up to you. Both inpatient and outpatient have advantages and disadvantages. If you are someone who struggles with other mental health conditions or has been known to relapse in the past, inpatient might be the option for you. This is because it offers more help and support. It also removes you from your normal environment which may have an impact on your using. Outpatient may be a good choice after you have completed inpatient treatment.