Do I Need Long-Term Residential Rehab Treatment?
Yes. This is the most successful rehab programme. Residential rehab allows you time away from triggers and other addiction causes to fully concentrate on your recovery.
Long-term residential treatment at Abbeycare has been developed for those suffering from alcohol or drug addiction. Doing a long-term treatment programme may be the antidote to problematic substance use.
Remaining in a drug addiction treatment programme for longer will provide you with a safe and structured environment to recover from drug addiction.
The work that is carried at the drug rehab clinics is often short, but it is instrumental in promoting long term sobriety. Some may benefit from a longer length of programme while others will require just a short time with outpatient treatment.
We also ensure that your addiction treatment is under a medically assisted withdrawal detoxification because this is the first stage of the treatment.
We offer a residential treatment as this is the best for success. Our group therapy sessions, including a free addiction assessment when you enroll will help us understand what kind of drug addiction treatment we shall prepare for you.
You must however be willing to stay at our inpatient treatment facility that has been specifically designed to help aid recovery by the implementation of various treatment modalities and holistic therapies.
This will support the transition from dependence to independence. Residential treatment certainly has many beneficial components.
The Benefits to a Long-Term Residential Treatment Programme
Our addiction treatment programmes start with a free confidential assessment at all of our drug rehab clinics.
Next, we design a drug addiction programme that will feature residential addition treatment.
You will receive the following benefits;
- Your mind and body will be given time to heal from the damage of addiction in a safe and specifically designed environment
- The change required to promote long term drug addiction recovery from alcohol and drugs can be implemented through group therapy and addiction therapy, both of which are part of our treatment programmes at our manor clinic.
- The longer time spent away from the ability to access substances the better for your sobriety, and an addiction free life.
- As a resident at our drug rehab, you shall also receive treatment options for mental problems that may occur as a result of drug abuse. Mental health is extremely important for positive outcomes.
- In our serene residential programmes, you are bound to have clarity of thinking without any distractions. This makes the recovery process easy and smooth.
- A renewed sense of self is awoken through our treatment approaches.
- Although in the initial stages things may be tough, later days will be filled with great energy levels
- Once the withdrawal symptoms subside, a once disrupted sleep pattern returns.
- With the promise of a long term recovery, and support groups, your family members and loved ones will begin to feel hopeful about your drug treatment.
- Our treatment programmes are designed to handle all sorts of alcohol and drug addictions, including a dual diagnosis for both drug and alcohol among other addictions.
- Because at the addiction rehab you are finally able to think clearly, your lost dreams will be awoken. Things such as feelings of guilt and shame disappear, and your drug addiction motivated fear is replaced with hope.
A 28 Day Specialised Recovery Programme
The 28 Day addiction treatment programme has been created to ensure that participant experience the full experience of recovery by attendance on the many therapeutic and treatment programmes, plus interventions delivered.
When you search popular searches, you will find that co occurring disorders are pretty common when it comes to drug addiction.
For this reason, drug addiction treatment requires a good amount of time, to deal with all sorts of issues you may be facing.
These tried and tested approach’s include the use of personalized and individual's addiction which refers to treating the addicted individuals singly, rather than as a group.
Other therapy types include;
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT),
- Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET) and the
- 12 Steps to bring about a full and robust change of thinking and behaviour conducive to long term sobriety and freedom from active addiction.
For us, commitment to quality is our motto. We feature a research based guide, that contains a drug addiction treatment 24 hours a day.
Participants take part in daily therapeutic group work as well as 1-2-1 sessions with trained Psychotherapists. We seek to find out when addictions develop and how this has affected you.
We are also on standby for any withdrawal symptoms that may cause complications. Addiction treatment is not a walk-through, rather a complicated process that requires dedication and commitment.
The whole programme is designed with active recovery as the main ingredient and residents are transported on journey from active alcohol and drug addiction to freedom from the bondage of problematic substance abuse..
The Abbeycare residential drug addiction treatment programme is ready to start this incredible journey with you. Don't allow drug addiction to rule and control your life. We provide confidential help for all our patients.
Contact us by phone through our enquiry line on 01603 513 091 and start your success journey with us. We shall immediately start a free addiction assessment book in order to understand which treatment programmes will be suit you. Also check out our third edition newsletter for more.
Because drug abuse and mental health sometimes come hand in hand. We always ensure that we treat them both together.
The Root Cause Of Addiction
Although rehab at Abbeycare focusses on recovery from alcohol and drug addiction, it could be argued that ‘most’ of the human race suffer from various addictions. Such as: gambling, food, sex, shopping, exercise or nicotine addiction to name but a few.
But what are the root causes of addiction?
While its not fully understood, most alcohol and drug addiction occur during childhood. When adolescent children are witness to many situations that form the basis or their core belief systems. They sometimes choose drug addiction as a coping mechanism.
These core beliefs are shaped by their environment, care givers and peers. In the end, drug addiction creates a positive solution to coping with the world's issues.
Once introduced to a certain substance a feeling of relief may wash over and take the negative thoughts away. This feels good. Unfortunately, research shows that most children from abusive families tend to end up addicted to a specific drug.
In the end, drug addiction treatment is the only solution to this problem. A good drug rehab, such as Abbeycare offers various treatment programmes for drug abuse and each of the rehab programmes is specifically designed for each patient.
But research based guide (third edition) shows that the alcohol or drugs are just masking the bad feelings, the reason why those feelings exist are still there.
Almost like a sticky plaster being placed on a gaping wound ‘it’ stops the bleeding slightly but in truth is more a hindrance than a help. Alcohol or drug abuse cannot replace any sort of pain you may have in your life.
Drug addiction treatment through rehab considers negative beliefs and thoughts as;
- “I need alcohol or drug use to get through my day!”
- “I can only socialize when I’ve taken something!” Drug use and alcohol are my only solution.
- “I can’t live without alcohol or drug abuse!”
As a light on these untrue beliefs, promoting a new confidence for life and the ability to take part in the world sober. Abbeycare residential basis treatment helps in turning negative perceptions back into positive ones.
So, call our enquiry line if you are looking for these and other services. Our phone numbers treatment enquiries will guide you on our research based guide (third edition) for treatment. We offer the best outcomes and will be with your loved one 24 hours a day.
Download our brochure as well, to find confidential help. If you are looking for contact us, call our enquiry, on 01603 513 091. We are ready to start a treatment plan for you.
We also provide free aftercare treatment after rehab.
Long-Term Treatment Versus Short Term
Long-term treatment is a viable option for substance users. There is no rule that excludes the type of drug used. There is also no rule that excludes the duration the drug has been taken for only recommendations.
Participants vary in presenting conditions and all are placed on a therapeutic treatment programme to combat their addictions.
Those with dual diagnosis i.e. mental health problems and dependence on alcohol or drugs are recommended to attend a longer-term treatment programme.
As are patients who have been using substances for many years or have encountered many problems directly relating to their use of drugs and alcohol. Such as arrests, homelessness, relationship breakdowns, job losses and periods of low mood.
Long Term Rehab Is For The Treatment Of:
Short-Term Treatment Rehab
This treatment plan generally, consists of a detox and a brief introduction to a therapeutic programme. Short term rehab can be delivered in a hospital setting or inpatient rehab. And can bring about the much-needed break in dependence on a substance.
Returning to a place before dependence took hold and a quick return to normal living.
Short term rehab works with all the above substances however methadone, prescription meds, diazepam and fentanyl would all require a longer-term detox and a recommendation of long-term rehab.
Long-term rehab treatment has been proven to be more successful for those with Co-Morbidity i.e. two diseases. Such as mental health problems and substance use or underlying physical health problems and substance use.
Mental and Physical health problems combined with substance use may require a longer treatment period or time spent in treatment, as the ability to bounce back, and return to a place before addiction took hold is slightly more complex.
The longer time spent in rehab the longer time spent recuperating and regaining physical and mental strength. The incidence of relapse will reduce.
The Science Behind Treatment
Why choose long term treatment?
Consider alcohol, this drug, has been found through research and examination to be mood and mind altering. If used over the long term, in some instances, decades. This drug as well as others will chemically alter the human brain.
What does this mean?
Just as a human craves water and food as means of survival. The brain will now receive signals that crave the substance of choice such as alcohol, heroin, cocaine, cannabis etc.
These signals or mental cravings will instruct the body to retrieve these substances in order to achieve equilibrium. In order words to feel better.
However, these substances do not act like food and water as they are not naturally occurring, and the body was not created to require them for survival.
A chemical disturbance has been created within the human body and the need for drugs is abnormal to the body’s natural structures.
In short, the mind and body have been chemically disrupted. The brain's receptors have been chemically changed to command the body to use more drugs.
Long term residential rehab will reset the mind and allows the body to follow.
After detox treatment has been completed the receptors on the brain of a person dependent alcohol and drugs will detach themselves. The brain slowly returns to a state of homeostasis i.e. they in which it was originally created to work.
The return to a normal state of mind and body takes time.
Recovery is over time not overnight.
Negative thought processes and behaviour patterns that occur with chemical dependence have to be addressed and relearned.
This is where rehabilitation is of vital importance to a once chemically dependent individual. As the group therapy sessions and 121’s with a specially trained addiction/recovery therapist will create the environment conducive to change.
Many in the early days of recovery may feel guilty or ashamed of their actions under the influence of substances. And the trained therapists will work to put these situations into context.
Supporting the resident to deal with these feelings as they learn to understand that a mind-altering substance also had control of their mood. And now it no longer does a ‘fresh start’ is on offer.
The hope is that the participant grabs this ‘fresh start’ with both hands and begins a new way of living.
Long Term Rehab And Relapse
Before attending Abbeycare relapse may have already occurred.
Addiction is a chronic relapsing condition and without the appropriate support networks in place or time spent addressing the root causes of addiction. Relapse can occur.
Recovery has to be considered on a longitudinal basis as there is no quick fix to sometimes decades of substance use. Or being beat down repeatedly by relapse.
Relapse can induce feelings of hopelessness. Long-term rehab addresses the situations that occurred prior to relapse and helps the client work through these to stop the negative cycle from repeating.
Rehab looks at conditions prior to relapse and introduces coping strategies to implement if these situations occur again. In this instance empowering and informing residents will provide the tools required to combat thoughts of using regardless of life’s circumstances.
Frequently asked questions
As a parent this can be the hardest aspect of entering a long-term treatment programme. 28 days can seem like an eternity when considering leaving children with family and friends to address your substance use.
Parents are asked to consider the long-term benefits of abstaining from alcohol or drugs. And ask the question – “Will the time spent away from children however difficult in the short term protect and support them in the longer term?”
Employment matters vary from person to person and are usually taken on individual cases. For example, stealing from your place of work whilst intoxicated may be viewed differently than turning up for work in a poor condition due to the previous night’s excesses.
With that said employers are becoming more understanding of alcoholism and drug dependence, partly, because of improvements in employment law and partly because the UK is now considering problematic substance use as a public health problem.
In most cases your GP will write a ‘sick line’ to cover your duration of stay in rehab.
The 28 Day or longer rehab programme is intended as a continuous therapeutic programme and clients will not be allowed a leave of absence.
Upon leaving the programme demission paperwork will be filled in and the service will cease.
At this present time 28 Days may seem lengthy however rehabilitation is a way of life and does not stop 28 Days later. Bearing that in mind it is imperative that clients make the long-term rehab programme their top priority in order for it to work. And work with family and therapy team to remove any distractions from their life outside rehab.
Currently Abbey care do not have a payment plan. A deposit is paid before or on arrival and the date for the rest of payment will be negotiated with the Admissions Team.
Some private health care services will provide the funds for long-term rehab programmes. If you have private healthcare and are unsure about this call or email them for more information.
During Covid-19 residents are allowed access to their Smart Phones to contact family member and loved ones as visits have been temporarily halted to protect lives and halt the spread of the virus.
Phones will not be allowed into the therapeutic sessions but after negotiation with the staff team short periods of time may be allocated to residents to make work calls etc.
However, detaching from all outside responsibilities and focussing on rehab will help the resident achieve better results.
Long-Term Rehab Participation
Long-term rehab participation works as the vessel required to bring about a complete change. The change required to break the physical and mental cravings for substances problematic to health.
What was once seen as the elixir of life and the provider of ease and comfort, the cold hard truth has been exposed. The drugs don’t work they just make you sick! And it’s time to face life again.
A wonderful life worth living with eyes wide open, with strength and vitality and sober.
Recovery is overtime not overnight, long term rehab provides the tools for living a new way of life.
Addiction And Life
Addiction to alcohol and drugs can affect every area of life from health, finances, relationships, jobs, children and peace of mind. Addiction is all consuming.
Therefore, recovery needs to be progressive and positive in its attempt to eliminate the desire to use substances harmful to health. Recovery involves freedom.
Recovery is available for anyone regardless of background, drug they choose to use or length of time they have used substances for. The cycle can be broken.
If you visualise yourself free from alcohol and drugs living a happy and productive life?
And wish to learn more about our Addiction Treatment or Detox, Rehab, Aftercare Programme call our free 24/7 Helpline on 01603 513 091 or fill out the form below to speak to a trained addiction counsellor.