Our experience with drug and alcohol addiction enables us to help our clients by recommending clinics and service providers with proven track records of success. Trust us when we say there is plenty of help available throughout Essex, yet not all services are equally effective. Our mission is to direct you to the most effective services for your circumstances.
Many of the treatments we recommend are offered by private clinics in England. Others come by way of the NHS or charities and support groups. The key is matching the individual client with the most appropriate treatment options. That’s why we recommend not trying to access treatment on your own. You need the expertise and knowledge offered by organisations like ours.
Different Types of Treatment
There are many different types of treatments across Essex and England. The clinics and service providers we work with do their best to create bespoke treatment plans according to each client’s circumstances. Today’s drug and alcohol rehab is all about what works best for each individual.
Here is a partial list of some of the types of treatment programmes available:
Alcohol & Drug Detox – When an individual is addicted to alcohol or drugs, those substances cause physiological changes in the body that result in a condition known as tolerance. Tolerance is easily identified when the addict needs to continue taking greater amounts of drugs or alcohol in order to be satisfied. Detox is the process of overcoming that tolerance by separating the addict from his or her substances. During the separation, the body is able to fully cleanse – or detox – itself.
Residential Rehabilitation – Even though detox can be helpful in breaking the physical addiction to drugs and alcohol, it does little for the mental and emotional addictions. That is where residential rehab comes into play. Residential rehab is a 4 to 12 week programme in which the recovering addict resides at the treatment facility in order to receive around-the-clock care. Residential rehab can include many different therapies as chosen by the individual clinic.
Outpatient & Day Therapies – Some people are better served by outpatient programmes rather than residential treatment. Outpatient and day therapies involve the recovering addict visiting the clinic on a regular schedule – usually every day – throughout the duration of the treatment. He or she returns home at the end of each day.
Aftercare & Ongoing Support – The clinics we work with usually offer aftercare and ongoing support in the weeks and months following the conclusion of residential treatment. These extra services are put in place to help the recovering addict adjust to his or her return to society. Statistics show that recovering addicts receiving appropriate aftercare are less likely to relapse.
Intervention – The intervention option is directed toward the family members of drug and alcohol addicts. An intervention is a process whereby they confront the addict about his or her behaviour, in the hope that he or she will be motivated to seek help. When done correctly, an intervention is a very powerful tool.
All of these treatment options are available to you or your loved one when you call our addiction helpline. Our highly trained rehab specialists are fully versed in each option and ready to answer all of your questions.
The majority of people needing help in Essex rely on the free treatment options offered by the NHS. Accessing their services starts by scheduling an appointment with your GP in order to determine the extent of your abuse or addiction problem. The GP will then be able to offer a diagnosis and a treatment plan.
Although services from the NHS are free to every resident of England, they are not necessarily the best choice. Unfortunately, the NHS is not properly equipped to give their best effort to alcohol and drug addicts. NHS services are known for the following:
moderate to long waiting lists
lack of bespoke treatments
insufficient aftercare opportunities
heavy reliance on community-based treatments.
When it comes to chronic addiction issues involving the hardest illicit drugs, the NHS has recently come under fire for its lack of successful treatment. For example, it is now fairly common for the NHS to give free methadone to heroin addicts as a means of providing medicated detox. Nevertheless, in far too many cases the methadone ends up being a substitute drug that the addict continues to take for years.
Our primary goal is to assist our clients in achieving total victory over addiction. We are not satisfied with simply substituting one addiction for another. That’s why we recommend private treatment ass the best option.
Advantages of Private Treatments
We understand that not everyone can afford the treatments provided by private clinics. However, for those who can, several advantages make it worth every pound. The first among those advantages is the concentrated care provided by private clinics.
Where NHS clinics must divide all of the available resources across dozens of different departments, private clinics are free to concentrate solely on abuse and addiction issues. They are not distracted by so many other things as a public hospital is. That means each client gets the full attention of the medical and support staff.
Second, private clinics offer a distraction free environment allowing the recovering addict to focus all of his or her attentions on getting well. The same cannot be said with public services. And make no mistake about it; a distraction free environment offers the best chances for long-term success.
Third, private treatments are usually tailored specifically to the individual addict and his or her circumstances. Clinics can do this because they have the time and resources necessary. Furthermore, much of the success private clinics enjoy is directly related to their bespoke treatment plans.
If you or someone you love needs treatment for abuse or addiction, the first step is to call our addiction helpline right away. We will take it from there. All we ask is that you not delay. The sooner you contact us, the sooner we can get you on the road to recovery.