Whether you are local or looking to escape your addiction, for those looking for drug and alcohol rehab Birmingham offers some of the best detox and rehabilitation options in the UK.
Alcoholism and drug addiction deeply affect those suffering from them. Your career, relationships physical and mental health greatly suffer when substance abuse takes over. Birmingham has a strong party culture and research shows that more than 13,000 people are struggling with alcohol addiction in the city, above the national average. More worrying still is that hospital admissions for alcohol abuse are rising every year in Birmingham.
Fortunately, there are several residential rehab centers in and around Birmingham city. Recovery is possible with help from counsellors, group therapy and expertly operated rehab facilities. Rehab staff have often been through this same struggle themselves. This provides a level of understanding and help that no other can.
Some need rehab to take them away from the daily associations with substance abuse. The Birmingham rehab offers an escape where through detoxification, intensive counselling, group therapy and routine you can recover and find yourself again. A former private residence, this rehabilitation centre is a home away from home where you have help to keep you on the road to recovery and put you on a new path of sobriety.
The residential addiciton rehabs we work with in Birmingham have their own drug detox on-site, supervised by medical professionals. According to the drug you were using and how often you used it, how long detox takes varies according to the drug they were using. For most, medically-assisted detox takes five to seven days before the transition into an inpatient program. Alcohol detox is also offered in-house and takes from a few days to a week. This timescale will depend on how long and how much alcohol you have been drinking. Your symptoms will be managed with a prescription from the rehab’s detox doctor. Medical detox for alcohol or drug addiction has been shown to improve your physical and psychological wellbeing during this challenging period.
While some people endure very few withdrawal symptoms, others may experience more serious side effects. For instance, delirium tremens is an example of the most dangerous of alcohol withdrawal symptoms. It can occur within the first 48 hours after your latest drink and can cause confusion, severe shaking, hallucinations, and high blood pressure. The safest place to be during this time is a rehab centre with 24/7 staff supervision.
Drug detox in rehab depends on the drug. For instance, cocaine detox can usually take 3-5 days, whereas opiates may take weeks. Drugs are mind-altering and can seriously affect the nervous system, which means that when someone reduces the number of drugs in the system, the brain needs to get used to this sudden change in chemicals. Withdrawals from drugs can have psychological and physical effects.
Rehab has misconceptions around it. Every centre differs in its structure and offerings, but most follow a similar program. Mornings are for breakfast, which is taken as a group, after the detox period. After a period of relaxation or recreation, you will begin with counselling or group therapy. Discussing your addiction with others in the same position.
After lunch with your fellow residents, you will have time to relax and may take part in holistic therapy. This may be followed by one-to-one sessions with a counsellor before dinner time. In the evening you will usually be free to spend time alone or with other residents in the public rooms or gardens. This is also a good time for connecting with family and loved ones.
This schedule is a typical day in rehab, it is worth remembering that often this can change. Some days may have a special outing, family day or classes for you to enjoy.
Counselling at a Birmingham rehab helps you to understand substance abuse concretely. They’ll go through the circumstances of their lives and pinpoint the potential reasons for the reasons they’ve turned to drugs or alcohol to cope. Counsellors also help people to recognize patterns of behaviour and triggers that will help them avoid drugs and alcohol when they leave treatment.
One of the most common types of therapy enlisted in rehab in Birmingham is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. This is effective talk therapy for identifying triggers and the specific behavioural responses that lead an addict to use.
Alcohol support in Birmingham can take many forms. These might include mental health therapy sessions that help deal with anger, stress, or grief. They might also include workshops that give the basic tools needed to lead a clean and sober life.
Other alternative therapies include art and music therapy, dance therapy, and equine therapy. But there are a host of therapies that are thought to help addicts achieve recovery. Be sure to talk to your rehab centre to find out what they offer.
Addiction is an illness that affects the entire family of an addict. It can cause co-dependent relationships among family members that enable the addict to continue to use. But it can also lead to anger and resentment that can tear a family apart.
Rehabs also offer therapy and counselling for families as well as people struggling with addiction. In some programs, the family of the patient plays a strong role throughout the entire program. They’ll take part in the assessment and be prepared for how they can help during aftercare.
Families will learn about the causes and triggers for the addict in their life. They’ll be given tools to help them cope and to help them best support their loved one in their recovery.
Most drug and alcohol rehab programmes are 28 days long. There are also programs for 45, 60, and 90 days.
But the length of stay in a rehab centre really depends on the individual. It should consider what they’re addicted to, their personal history, the severity of the problem, and whether there are related mental health disorders present.
While in a drug and alcohol rehab programme, the environment is structured in a way that makes staying clean and sober easy. After discharge and returning to normal life, some find it challenging to maintain those routines and remember the lessons they’ve learned about their triggers and addictive behaviour.
Therefore, a good rehab program will include a strong aftercare program. This might consist of an outpatient treatment program or a stay at a halfway house. At the very least, the individual should attend 12-step meetings and check-in with their counsellor every week.
Rehab prices will vary depending on the location, facilities, and the amount of time you stay at the centre. A medically assisted 10-day detox will cost around £3000-£6000. Sharing a room with another resident usually costs £2000-£4000.
Luxury rehabs will offer more facilities and private rooms costing between £10,000 and £15,000 a week. The recommended stay at rehab is 28 days, costing between £8000 to £12000, or £6000 for a shared room.
We recommend against short stays in rehab which often lead to relapse and a return to the residence. The best value is always to recover fully so your addiction does not return to your life again.
A medically-supervised detox from home is another option to quit addictive drugs in your own home safely. Home Detox’s cost between £1,600 to £2000 depending on the doctor carrying out the process.
To access free rehabilitation programs, you could start by getting in touch with ‘Change Grow Live’. They offer local addiciton services for alcohol and drugs, and can help point you in the direction of free services.
You can also get drug and alcohol information, advice and support by contacting the following services:
Birmingham Jednosc Polish Speaking
Sunday Time: 11.30
Polish Millenium House, Bordesley St, B5 5PH
Monday Time: 20.00
Changes, 8-9 Allcock St, Digbeth, B9 4DY
Wednesday Time: 12.00
St Josephs RC Church, Thimble Mill Lane, Nechells, B7 5HT
Birmingham Edgbaston Walker Hall
Saturday Time: 11.00
Walker Memorial Hall, Ampton Road, Edgbaston, B15 2UJ
Thursday Time: 20.00
Oaklands Community Centre, 1 Oakland Rd, Handsworth, B21 0NA
Whether you or a loved one requires help with a drug or alcohol misuse problem, there is help out there. Rehabs in Birmingham provide a structured environment in which you can get clean and sober. During an inpatient program that can last anywhere from 28 to 90 days, patients learn the in’s and out’s of addiction, their triggers, and how to cope with life in a healthy and manageable way.
There is a variety of options out there for drug rehab. Each has its own approach and therapy, depending on the needs of the patient. Contact us to find a rehab centre that’s right for you.
If you live in Birmingham and you struggle with alcohol abuse, we can help you find a rehabilitation centre with professionals on hand who will guide you along the path of recovery and alcohol-free life. Remember, recovery is a choice — we encourage you to make the right one.
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