Drug and alcohol rehab in Leeds
Rehab centres in Leeds are the best place for you to receive treatment to overcome drug or alcohol addiction. We understand how difficult it can be to come to terms with your addiction habits, but please be assured that you are not alone. Drug and alcohol rehab in Leeds has helped many people on their road to sobriety, so no matter how far away that feels for you right now, help is always available. This guide will explain what you can expect from treatment programmes in drug rehab and alcohol rehab, to help you become free of addiction.
Types of addiction treatment and rehab programme in Leeds
There are two ways that you can receive treatment for addiction, which are both offered at treatment centres. The best treatment method for you will depend on your experience of addiction as well as your current lifestyle commitments. These methods are outpatient treatment in Leeds, and inpatient treatment in Leeds.
Outpatient addiction treatment (day rehab)
You stay at your own home when you receive outpatient treatment, which is often referred to as day rehab. This can be preferrable for people who have unavoidable commitments, but it is not always the ideal form of addiction treatment. Whilst you do receive support during your planned day rehab sessions, including some group support, it can be difficult to avoid relapse in your home environment. Drug and alcohol addiction often consumes your whole life, and can cause substance misuse triggers to develop. With outpatient treatment, you will have to avoid these triggers between your treatment sessions.
Inpatient addiction treatment (residential rehab)
During inpatient treatment, you are free from the distractions that often contribute to your drug and alcohol addiction. This is also called residential rehab because you stay overnight at the addiction treatment centre for the duration of your treatment programme. This allows you to receive round-the-clock support from a team of professionals who can support you through any difficulties you face. Sanctuary Lodge is one of the rehab centres providing this service, and offers you comfortable living amenities for your stay. We offer places for privately funded clients, which on some occasions are covered through private insurance.
Why inpatient rehab?
During your stay in inpatient rehab, you will embark upon a mixture of therapies with a range of specially trained professionals. All of the therapies are regulated by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), so you can use the CQC ratings to help you decide on your preferred rehab programme. These therapies will each target different aspects of your addiction to equip you with the skills to maintain sobriety. Our one-to-one therapy, such as cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), unpacks your negative thinking patterns to influence your feelings and behaviour.
At Sanctuary Lodge, you can also involve your loved ones in your treatment through family support programmes. Holistic support leads to holistic recovery, and we know that addiction impacts multiple aspects of your life. We support you to nurture your relationships during your recovery through conjoint meetings. These meetings are facilitated by our trained professionals to help you share your feelings with your loved ones.
What should I expect from a detox in Leeds?
You will complete a detox before embarking on the mixture of therapies. This is a period of time to abstain from taking the addictive substance until it is no longer in your body. Doing this first will allow you to have more meaningful engagement in the remainder of your programme.
During a medical detox, you abstain from taking addictive substances whilst also taking medication prescribed by health professionals at the treatment centre. This is required if you have a higher tolerance of harmful substances, to ensure that your body can be weaned off them safely. It is extremely important for anybody wanting to complete a detox to have the appropriate support in place. This makes it is unlikely for a medical detox to be offered as part of outpatient treatment.
A medical detox during inpatient treatment is available for a drug detox or an alcohol detox. The medication will help you to manage the withdrawal symptoms you experience during your abstinence. Although you may find these uncomfortable, they are only a temporary response from your body until you are free from toxins. Withdrawal symptoms can vary in severity, which is why professionals are always on hand in an inpatient setting.
Drug and alcohol rehab programme
At Sanctuary Lodge, we use a 12-step programme as our client recovery approach. This offers a journey to acceptance using some form of spirituality. Don’t worry if you are not religious, because your higher power during treatment can be anything that resonates with you. Our treatment programmes range in duration between two and twelve weeks, with the final steps completed outside of rehab. We use a number therapies including group therapy, one-to-one therapy and cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT). Alternative treatment providers may use non-12-step programmes, which instead of offering spiritual guidance, have a more narrow focus.
Is rehab free?
With the exception of Turning Point (a free health and wellbeing organisation), most inpatient rehab is funded privately. However, if you cannot access private services, there are some free addiction treatment services available on the NHS. These can be accessed via self-referral, offering mostly outpatient treatment and limited detox programmes.
Free addiction treatment services in Leeds
As well being referred through the NHS, there are some free support groups that specialise in supporting people through addiction. We have included a link AA meetings in Leeds here.
The downside to free services
Whilst free services are important to ensure that help is available for everybody who needs it, unfortunately they do have some downsides. Public sector health and social care services have been pressured for a while now, causing fewer service offerings. This has caused long delays from referral to admission, with a lower level of support to accommodate the high demand. The lack of services also means that choices are reduced, with no holistic treatment offered.
The benefits of residential rehab in Leeds
- Immediate access to support upon securing a place at your chosen residential rehab.
- Fast admission process with friendly professionals to help you settle into rehab.
- A comfortable and therapeutic environment to provide a sense of calm during your treatment.
- Medical detox provided to ensure a safe and effective withdrawal from substances.
- Access to peer support with other clients also embarking on recovery.
- One-to-one therapies to help you address your personal issues.
- Involve your family and loved ones in your treatment programme.
- Round-the-clock support from specially trained professionals.
- Access to an aftercare programme after completion of your treatment programme.
What happens after a rehab programme?
After rehab you can plan your new lifestyle, free from addictive substances. UKAT are committed to supporting our clients outside of rehab through aftercare programmes.
Upon successful completion of your rehab programme at Sanctuary Lodge, we provide a full aftercare programme. This consists of helpful information from our UKAT professionals, as well access to peer support groups. Aftercare will help you to stay motivated in your recovery journey and help you when any challenges arise.
We recommend that you access as much support as possible outside of rehab. This can give you the best chance of avoiding a relapse and reaffirm the techniques learned in rehab. Some popular support groups in Leeds are Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), Narcotics Anonymous (NA), Cocaine Anonymous (CA) and SMART Recovery.
Long-term recovery from addiction
Do not get disheartened if you ever feel negative impulses after rehab. The road to recovery is a long one, and it is common for there to be bumps in that road. At UKAT, we are always here for our clients and wish you all the best in your future.
Frequently Asked Questions
The process of restarting visitation sessions is ongoing, with the safety of clients, staff, and visitors our top priority.
Private rehab centres offer clients medical detox, and provides invaluable aftercare through access to a support network which helps former clients support each other on their road to long-term recovery.