Drug Addiction aftercare
What is aftercare?
We offer a variety of aftercare programmes that are designed to increase long-term abstinence. We will help you overcome your addiction, but what good will that do if you struggle to stay clean or sober without help?
Aftercare is a separate aspect of rehabilitation that can address a variety of associated issues. It could include something as simple as creating a support network for you to access, or something as intimate as behavioural therapy.
We will create a personalised aftercare programme that addresses your needs so you can go on to achieve long-term success in your life.
Your aftercare programme may:
- Address the precedents of addiction, including social factors, education, habits, behaviours, triggers and emotional issues.
- Put in place a support network that you can access at any time in the future whenever you feel like using or drinking.
- Provide comprehensive family support, including educational workshops and therapy to strengthen the family unit.
By delivering aftercare in the right places, we substantially reduce the risk of relapse and improve your expected outcome. Most of our patients need additional help after graduating from our care, and aftercare facilitates this.
Rest assured that your aftercare will not bring inconvenience to your life. We know how much you will want to get on with your life after rehab, so your aftercare will be designed to support you in your recovery and provide help when you need it.
Please call us on 0333 444 3420 to discuss aftercare with our experts.
Types of Aftercare
Your aftercare programme will be personalised to address your needs. It may include:
Support networks include people and organisations in your community who can help you recover from addiction. They can provide help when you reach out, so they are invaluable for those times when you feel like using again. Your support network will include a variety of groups and people who can help you.
Behavioural therapy can help resolve the bad habits and behaviours that fuel your addiction. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) are excellent options with proven results. They can also help address anxiety, stress, depression and mood disorders, which can act as triggers.
Counselling gives you the opportunity to discuss your thoughts and feelings openly in a safe environment with a therapist. Your therapist will listen to you and help you resolve your emotional problems and worries. This type of therapy is useful for people who have a lot of built up emotion and need to let it out.
This is an opportunity for our graduates to meet up with us in the weeks following treatment to discuss progress and the next steps. It can also be useful to identify problems and resolve them before they fester into a trigger. Aftercare meetings can take place at our clinic or over the phone, whichever is easiest.
Families have the opportunity to attend educational workshops and therapy. These workshop and therapy sessions are designed to strengthen the family unit and educate family members about addiction. They are useful to bring families together and resolve the worries and problems that recovery creates.
Residential and Outpatient Aftercare
Aftercare therapies and family support are available in a residential setting, where treatment is provided at one of our rehab clinics.
This will be a good option if you live close to one of our rehab clinics. It also ensures we have as much time as possible to focus on your recovery.
If your rehab programme was in residential accommodation, you will probably feel comfortable with residential aftercare.
Alternatively, you can choose to receive aftercare as an outpatient, where treatment is provided outside of our rehab clinics. If you opt for this, treatment can be provided in a safe place close to where you live or over the phone.
We can provide the following treatments with outpatient aftercare:
- Telephone counselling
- Behavioural therapy
- Mutual aid meetings
- Family support meetings
Phone-based counselling and aftercare meetings are also available.
We provide one years’ free aftercare with every rehab programme and all our aftercare programmes are personalised to the needs of the patient.
Your aftercare may include behavioural therapy and talking therapy to address the behaviours, habits and triggers that lead you to drink or do drugs, or it may be something as simple as a weekly phone call to discuss your progress.
Whatever works for you works for us. We’re here to help you overcome your addiction and stay clean long into the future. Aftercare forms an important aspect of this, covering you for at least 12-months after graduating from rehab.
Please call us on 0333 444 3420 to discuss rehab and aftercare. Our world-class team of doctors, therapists, nurses and addiction experts can help you overcome your addiction and achieve long-term abstinence.
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Alcohol Addiction FAQ's
Where can I find my nearest rehab centre?
We offer locations for alcohol rehab centres nationwide, call our team on 0333 444 0434. They will be able to advise you on treatment options available in your area.
How soon will you be able to get me into rehab?
This all depends on your personal circumstances. We ask that you contact our team on 0333 444 0434 so that we can fully understand your situation and needs.
We’ll talk you through a short telephone questionnaire designed to help us provide you with the best possible care.
We then set a date and time for your admission and you can look forward to a new start in life.
Could my mental Health be linked to my addiction?
Absolutely yes, so many people are not even aware they have a mental health problem and many people don’t make the connection in children and mental health. The alcohol can become a ‘solution’ for a persons mental health. At the start it will seem as if the alcohol is quieting the mind, but in time as the addiction progresses it will only add to any mental health problems the person has. It is also difficult to diagnose a person with mental health while under the influence of alcohol.
Is it true that alcohol affects sexual performance and harm an unborn babies?
As well as being directly related to many serious diseases, drinking large amounts of alcohol can also lead to poor sexual performance, and it can harm an unborn baby. If you have an alcohol related problem, there are many ways in which you can get help to reduce your drinking, and there are also many services that you can use that will help you stop altogether. Definition The problems associated with alcoholism, or alcohol dependence, are wide ranging, and can be physical, psychological, and social.
Is rehab a cure for addiction?
There is no definitive cure for addiction. However, rehab can provide patients with the skills needed to successfully manage their addiction and remain sober. Recovery from addiction is never over and patients will need to work on their ability to avoid relapse for the rest of their lives. A high quality addiction rehab programme sets patients up for this process.
Am I an alcoholic? What is the difference between casual drinking and alcohol addiction?
Most people can enjoy a casual night out with friends, have one or two drinks and then stop, and they might not drink again for several days. They enjoy a drink, but they don’t NEED it.
If you feel that you would like to talk to one of our experts and see how we can help you, call us on 0333 444 0434.