Drug and Alcohol Rehab in Dorset - Rehab Guide Clinics

Drug and Alcohol Rehab in Dorset

Drug and Alcohol Rehab in Dorset

Getting help for Addiction & Substance Abuse in  Dorset

Rehab that specialises in treating those recovering from addiction to alcohol and drugs can help you or a loved one to recover and restart life. Many people need rehab: they are struggling with drug and alcohol addiction and in need of somewhere to detox and recover.

Addiction problems mean Dorset has been highlighted as having a much higher level of alcohol-related health issues than the average. Fortunately, there is a rehab available in Bournemouth, which is residential and offers an excellent range of treatments, including detox and addiction recovery programs. Dorset rehab centres offer treatment programs for both alcohol and drug addictions, mental health assessment and addiction therapy.

With rehab, you might have the idea that you will recuperate away from the outside world, but that doesn’t need to be the case if you want your support network close by. The environment is for detoxing, rest recovery with a beautiful sandy beach and excellent parks and recreation facilities nearby. It is lively and ideal for family and friends to visit with plenty of places to stay and activities to join them in. Family therapy is also available here, with drug and alcohol counsellors trained in bringing families together to support you in your time of need.

Rehab treatment; what’s involved

Choosing a rehab treatment program for you or a loved one is one of the most important decisions you will make. Our experts can give you personalised recommendations on which Dorset rehabilitation centre will offer the most effective program for you. There are a number of modern approaches to recovery from drug and alcohol addiction, some are core therapies, and others vary between rehabs. The following treatments are available in rehabs in the Dorset area. Remember, you can choose and discuss the best plan for you upon admission.

Medical Detox

A detox will be your first step in entering rehab. Detoxing yourself is not the most comfortable experience for alcohol and is not recommended for drug addiction. Medical detox helps to manage the symptoms and improve your health while you recover.  The medications provided are prescribed by a specialist doctor and include antidepressants and medication to control aches, pains and cramps. Patients will often spend time relaxing and recovering in their rooms or gardens during this period.

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy CBT

A revolutionary psychological treatment in its time, CBT and its relative DBT dialectical Behaviour therapy are now household names in mental health circles. A big part of rehab and recovery is understanding why you have been using drugs or alcohol. Through counselling, group sharing, and role-playing, CBT can help resolve these issues and reduce the chance of relapse.

Holistic treatment

Drug and alcohol rehabs used to focus on getting people away from the substance they were abusing and convincing them to stop using. This approach led to many relapses and repeat admissions. It was only later that those in rehab circles realised that they had to treat the whole person, enter holistic rehab. Filling the void left by drugs or alcohol with positive and healthy activities starts you looking forwards to life. Yoga, meditation, sport and nature walking are just some of the holistic therapies offered in rehabs to get you back on a more fulfilling path.

How much does rehab cost in Dorset?

The most important part of rehab is the treatment that you receive. We never recommend sacrificing on your therapy; after all, that is what you are in rehab for. Shorter stays can leave unfinished business and mean that you have to return again at a later date. The price for rehabs that we advise going to varies based more on location and residential facilities. There are three main price ranges per week for rehabs in Dorset:

  • Luxury rehab 10,000-15,000. All private rooms with ensuite facilities and likely a private gym or even swimming pool. If you are looking for a hotel-like living experience during rehab, then this is the band you are looking at.
  • Mid-range rehabs 5,000 – 8,000 charging this price are in smaller former residences, perhaps in a location further from London and other central hubs. You will likely still be able to find a single room and excellent facilities.
  • Budget rehab 3,000 – 5,000 if you are happy to compromise on location or share a room, often supportive and uplifting experience, you can find rehab around this price range. The rehabs we recommend are comfortable and well equipped, and we can find somewhere to suit most budgets.

Rehab for free and funding

Rehab is no longer offered by Healthcare Dorset or the NHS, but there are funding sources you might be surprised at the help available.

If you are not able to pay for a rehab centre, you can contact local recovery groups such as REACH, and We are with you and EDAS as well as your G.P. Prescriptions to ease the detox period, especially methadone can be offered by a local doctor and pharmacy in Dorset.

What is rehab like?

Hopefully, this article will have given you a good idea of what rehab in the U.K. is really like. You might have some ideas from T.V. and media about what life in a rehabilitation centre would be like. Real rehab is a far cry from the glamour of celebrity ‘dry out’ spas or gritty images of people who have hit rock bottom. Residential rehabs in Dorset are usually in former residential homes with comfortable private rooms and shared living facilities such as living and sunrooms and gardens.

There is usually a focus on routine in rehabs, designed to combat the chaos that is part of the drug and alcohol-fuelled lifestyle. Meals will be taken as a group and tailored to your preferences and recovery plan. There will be counselling, group meetings, and time for recreation and relaxation with sports and holistic therapies encouraged. Time will also be made for communicating with family and friends, including visits and phone/video calls.

What happens after rehab?

After rehab, life starts again, hopefully, stronger and better than before your stay. Addiction is a life-long condition, and so it will need ongoing maintenance. Aftercare is offered by all the rehabs that we recommend in Dorset, Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch areas. The support of being able to call or attend meetings in your local area is vital to continue recovery. The staff in the Dorset rehab you have stayed in will be available to speak with you regularly, and a plan will be made for you when you are ready to return home. This plan will include community groups that are close to where you live, and most rehabs also offer their own meetings if you live nearby enough to attend regularly. If you do not live in Dorset near the rehab, the staff will find you a local group, AA (alcoholics anonymous) or NA (Narcotics Anonymous) are the most common, but other small community focussed ones exist as well.

Do I need rehab?

Our rehab advisors can listen to your situation and give you personalised advice based on years of experience. Many of our counsellors have been through recovery and are in the same position as you are and have found a new lease of life in helping people to choose recovery over addiction. Contact us today for free help and advice 24/7.

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