For those looking for drug and alcohol rehab, Devon provides an idyllic location and 24-hour care from experienced medical and care staff.
The rehab in Devon offers a full medical detox, psychological and physical recovery program and a completely abstinent space for those struggling with addiction. The rehab is located in a quiet area surrounded by beautiful countryside, perfect for rest and reflection.
In some cases, the need for rehab is clear to everyone around you, and the addicted person may start to feel it too. However, addiction is a condition where denial is common, and many hold out hope for returning to social drinking or think they can quit on their own. It is essential to look at the facts when deciding if you need rehab. If the following apply to you, you are likely to be addicted and need to seek professional help.
Most private rehab centres offer admissions 24 hours; they understand that the situation is often urgent. You can arrive at rehab with a friend or family member for support, and we only recommend travelling yourself if you are fit to do so. This companion can stay with you throughout the admission for moral support. If you prefer to come alone, we can help you arrange sober transport from your location to the rehab in Devon.
When you arrive, you will meet with one of the counsellors and a detox doctor. They will help you with some treatment plan ideas and a prescription for medical detox. The medications you receive will help you to rest and stay comfortable during the initial recovery period. Thankfully, this means fewer withdrawal symptoms and a more comfortable first week. You will also be given a nutrition plan to restore your strength, and if you feel up to it, you can start therapy.
Detox is what most think about when they are considering rehab. This is understandable; it is a huge step and a challenge both physically and mentally. You might feel that once the chemical addiction is over, you will be able to return home and stay clean and sober.
Statistically, this is not the case for most people. Leaving rehab after less than one month leads to much higher rates of relapse. The reason for this is the underlying issues that are responsible for drug and alcohol addiction. These problems are psychological and must be dealt with through therapy. You can find counselling in the community but doing this in the temptation free space of rehab dramatically improves your chances of completing your treatment plan.
C.B.T. (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy) is a method used for rehab counselling and other psychological issues to help you explore your reasons for substance abuse. You will work with your therapist to correct negative thought patterns and actions. This kind of therapy is also done in groups which helps you share your feelings and what you have experienced. This helps significantly with feelings of isolation and introduces you to the mutual support circles present in most community support groups. Being a member of these groups is very important in recovery and improves your chances of staying clean and sober long term. It gives you a community and social life that does not involve drugs or alcohol.
Creating a new life for yourself away from addiction is crucial if you want to stay on track. New friends and social groups are part of this, and so are activities. Sticking to groups and interests that do not involve alcohol or drugs is vital. Apart from this, you can find something that suits you. Many in rehab take up old passions or find new ones such as sport, art or music.
Finding something to fill the gap left by your addiction will keep you moving forward and stop pervasive thoughts. These will be part of your ongoing treatment plan once you leave rehab as well. Your counsellors will help you make this plan and choose support groups, family and friends and other stabilising influences.
The rehab in Devon also provides a year of free aftercare to all former residents. You can use this to receive counselling, attend meetings or even call to talk to someone supportive when you need it.
For those who cannot pay for private rehab, the best option is to find outpatient rehab in the community. It is a good idea to get as close to the inpatient rehab experience as possible. You can detox at home or stay with someone you know who supports your recovery. Finding a responsible friend or family member to support you can be very helpful. Fortunately, if you need free drug and alcohol rehab, Devon has an excellent group to support you throughout.
Together Drug and Alcohol Service Devon Magdelene House, Grendon Road, Exeter Devon EX1 2NJ 08002335444
A joint group with Humankind charity Together offers help with prescription detox, group and individual counselling and family therapy and interventions.
Choosing the right rehab for you or a loved one is a balancing act of cost, location and accommodation. The most important thing, in our opinion, is treatment, and so we only recommend rehab with excellent treatment programs.
For further advice and help convincing a friend or family member into rehab, please call us on 02072052845.