Drug and alcohol rehab in West Yorkshire
You will find that there are multiple rehab treatment centres within West Yorkshire for both alcohol rehab and drug rehab. Most rehabs can and will provide different treatment programmes, including inpatient and outpatient services. Being able to get the right guidance when it comes to finding a good rehabilitation programme is essential for you to start your journey to sobriety, and so we have put together the following guide to aid you in finding the right alcohol or drug rehab in West Yorkshire.
Types of addiction treatment and rehab programmes in Manchester
Being able to understand what addiction treatment programme will work best for you means being able to understand the various options that are available within West Yorkshire. Services include inpatient and outpatient treatments, and they can either be privately or publicly funded. At each treatment centre, you will be helped on your recovery by various medical professionals, ranging from doctors to therapists.
Outpatient addiction treatment (day rehab)
- Outpatient addiction treatment can also be known as ‘day rehab’.
- Outpatient treatment is a form of getting help with drug and alcohol addiction.
- You attend scheduled appointments at a given clinic.
- You will not stay overnight at the centre (no safe accommodation where you can avoid addictive substances).
- Detox can be made available (this can be dangerous as leaving during detox without medical care leaves you vulnerable).
- Outpatient treatment is normally chosen as an option by people who have other responsibilities, such as childcare.
Inpatient addiction treatment (residential rehab)
Inpatient addiction treatment, sometimes known as residential rehab, is where you stay at a chosen centre for the duration of a treatment programme of your choice. Here you can avoid any triggers you may feel when at home and be cared for throughout the duration of your stay at the residential rehab centre. These are commonly privately funded; however, you can find certain centres in West Yorkshire that are covered by insurance. Residential rehab gives you more freedom in terms of location and the amount of treatment programmes available, and also gives you the added benefit of comfortable board.
How does residential (inpatient) rehab work?
You have a choice between NHS-funded inpatient rehab and private rehab. However, it is important to understand that despite free options being available, they provide a limited number of spaces and require ongoing assessments whilst you are put on the waiting list. If you are seeking a rehab treatment via the NHS, please consult with your GP, who can refer you to the waiting list after an assessment.
Why inpatient rehab?
Inpatient rehab gives you the luxury of separating yourself from the harmful habits that have led to your addiction. Everything is taken care of on your behalf once you arrive, and the centre provides plenty of opportunity for self-reflection via therapy groups and activities. Many privately run treatment centres will also provide support programmes for the family members of those affected, as well as conjoints, all in an effort to support your journey. Most rehab centres will offer a list of details of their programme model on their website, but don’t hesitate to contact our advisor if you have any questions.
Every treatment centre will do their best to cater to your needs and offer a range of programmes, but we advise checking a centre’s Care Quality Commission (CQC) results as they are able to provide an in-depth assessment of the clinic of your choosing.
What should I expect from detox in West Yorkshire?
Detox is the elimination of the harmful substances you have ingested from your body, in turn allowing you to slowly become less dependent on them. However, this can lead to some withdrawal symptoms, some of which include shaking, diarrhoea, vomiting, weakness and confusion.
You will be assessed on your current usage rate of either alcohol or drugs to determine if medical detox is a necessary step for you. Contrasting with outpatient treatment, residential programmes are able to provide ongoing care and guidance throughout your detox treatment. We do not recommend undergoing detox without the guidance of a medical professional, and medical detox will only be offered to someone who has a higher risk of suffering from severe withdrawal symptoms.
Drug and alcohol rehab programme
Every treatment centre will have its own personal recovery approach, so it is always a good idea to research which addiction treatments are on offer and what would suit you best. Various examples of treatments available are group and one-to-one therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and a 12-step programme. We also recommended a minimum of four weeks within a rehab programme to achieve the best results, as well as looking into the aftercare options available to you once you leave a treatment centre.
Is rehab free?
The NHS can provide you with free addiction services; however, they are mainly made up of outpatient treatments. This is due to the lack of availability of inpatient treatment spaces and lack of funding. You will have to apply via a self-referral in order to get admitted onto the waiting list. Bear in mind that choice of location is not guaranteed, and detox may not be available. If you seek urgent free treatment, please refer to Turning Point, a charity which funds a limited number of beds when they are available.
Free addiction treatment services in West Yorkshire
There are various free addiction services available within West Yorkshire. In this link are just a few examples.
The downside to free services
As mentioned, free services are in incredibly high demand, with little to no government funding resulting in a reduced treatment service. They are mainly made up of outpatient treatments, giving you a lack of individual therapy and not giving you the chance to break away from any harmful substances you may have at home.
You should consider the severity of your addiction when deciding on the right rehab treatment for you, making sure you pick what is needed for you, as with free treatment you are not given the luxury of your choice.
The benefits of residential rehab in West Yorkshire
- Flexibility (beneficial to those with small children)
- Free services are available
- Recovery can start from your home
- Disadvantages of choosing outpatient treatment
- Long waiting times
- Limited availability
- Highly likely you won’t be admitted to the clinic of your choice
- One-to-one therapy is not usually available
- Medical aid not provided once at home
- Lifelong connections won’t be made
- Addictive substances still accessible
- Therapists are more likely to be regular counsellors, rather than being specialised in addiction
- No 24-hour specialist contact to help you through any setbacks
- Simplified group work for all ages (some may find it unaccommodating)
- Risk of distraction (hard to break away problematic behaviours)
- Aftercare treatments are of a lower quality
What happens after the rehab programme?
Rehabilitation enables you to start your journey to living a substance-free life. However, your battle to achieving long-lasting sobriety is ongoing even after treatment is completed. You will never be expected to proceed on your journey alone, which is why many aftercare programmes are put in place. This gives you contact with medical professionals and like-minded peers when you are in need of support.
Residential addiction treatment programmes do offer aftercare programmes. This enables you to keep getting support and guidance even after you have finished your rehabilitation treatment. Aftercare usually involves peer support and group therapy. Sanctuary Lodge and other UKAT centres can offer you the added benefit of access to our online alumni network, which is a wonderful community of people who have also completed treatment with our programme. Being part of our alumni means that you will receive constant support with any difficulties you may have when you leave our clinic.
There are various forms of aftercare treatment, support groups being a popular option. Within support groups, you can meet and discuss issues with people who are also on the same path to recovery. Sobriety is a long-standing battle and having the right support available is vital, enabling you to secure your goal of long-term abstinence. Examples of various support groups include Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), Narcotics Anonymous (NA), Cocaine Anonymous (CA) and SMART Recovery.
Long-term recovery from addiction
You might experience a setback early within your recovery stage, which is a normal occurrence for many. This is due to everyday stresses and triggers you can find upon returning home. It is important to be kind to yourself and to be patient, as recovery is a long-term process.
How do I help get a loved one to rehab?
When expressing your concern over a loved one’s addiction and wanting them to seek treatment, it is important not to seem demanding or dismissive of their emotions. It is important to understand that you can’t force anyone to attend rehab if they are not ready to do so. However, you can always communicate your desire to see them get better, as you love them and fear for their health. Remind your loved one that you will support them every step of the way as they overcome their battle with addiction.
How do I tell my family I’m going to rehab?
There is no shame in asking for help, especially when it comes to reaching out to your family and seeking treatment to overcome your addiction. Despite feeling overwhelmed and worried about opening up to your loved ones, it’s important to invite your family members on your journey to sobriety, as this will only strengthen your resolve for long-term abstinence.