Author: Fiona Kennedy
Nestled in a quiet residential suburb, the drug and alcohol rehab in Sussex offers those suffering from drug and alcohol addictions a luxurious safe-haven to recover. The Sussex rehabilitation centre is fully residential within a large, comfortable suburban home where all a client’s needs will be catered for by the experienced and hospitable staff. The treatment in the clinic is well-rounded, and their carefully tailored program gives patients the very best support while they deal with and recover from their addiction.
The treatment programme focuses on an initial medically assisted detox, followed by an intense regime of innovative therapeutic treatments. To help you navigate the detoxification process without suffering potentially life-threatening withdrawal symptoms, a psychiatrist will prescribe one of many medications available. During detoxification, you will also begin to explore therapeutic treatments designed to neutralise the psychological causes of alcohol addiction. Modern addiction treatment is focussed on the recovery of the entire person. To this end, a holistic approach towards addiction as part of body, mind and spirit is an essential part of addiction recovery. A ‘personalised care plan’ will be drawn up by a drug rehabilitation nurse and implemented during the course of the treatment programme.
Building on the solid foundation of the established 12-step program of recovery, the Sussex rehabilitation centre helps clients to rebuild all of the healthy and positive aspects of their lives to make a full recovery. One-to-one sessions and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) help to establish the thought patterns and feelings that lead people into drug and alcohol addiction. In the facility, the counsellors are all experienced in CBT and the dual diagnosis and treatment of those with both an addiction problem and associated mental health issues.
Group sessions are offered in addition to one-to-one therapy at the Sussex rehabilitation centre. These sessions allow those struggling with addiction to share their experiences, thoughts and concerns with others in a similar position. This can help to improve clients’ understanding of their own addictions and ease feelings of being alone. Working together in groups to support each other can also help to introduce people to the sharing coping mechanism used by the AA, NA and other sobriety organisations.
In groups, patients can also take part in art therapy sessions. These help with expressing feelings through alternative mediums and allow people suffering from addiction to reflect and relax. Similarly, meditation sessions are held in the centre each morning to help
The day patients leave the care of the team at the drug and alcohol rehab and return to their lives clean and sober is a happy one that also brings its own challenges. To help support your long term recovery and keep you on the clean and sober path, a year of aftercare is also provided by the clinic. This includes telephone help available and group meetings where those suffering from drug and alcohol addiction can continue to feel supported and understood as a community. A counsellor will also be present at the group meetings to guide the attendees.
Being based in a centre that is fully integrated means that patients can enjoy home-like comforts as well as the full facilities of a rehab clinic. All of the treatments rooms and facilities in the clinic are located in the same building accommodation, giving patients seclusion and privacy during their recovery. The rooms are clean, comfortable and tastefully decorated with both double and single beds available the perfect place to rest and recover body and mind.
In the interest of recovering both the body and mind the drug and alcohol rehab in Sussex has its own gym for patients to use once they have completed their medical detox. Those who prefer gentler exercise have the option of taking relaxing walks in the surrounding area with others from the centre. Spending time in the quiet green surroundings of the centre is the ideal opportunity to reconnect with nature and reflect. To support these healthier life choices, the treatment plan you receive will include nutrition advice. Letting go of care for personal appearance and health is a common side-effect of alcohol and drug addiction and something that needs to be rectified during treatment. The clinic’s in-house chef will prepare healthy, nutritious meals for all patients specific to their dietary requirements and nutritional needs.
The answer to this question will depend on your own needs and personal situation. Those who come for inpatient alcohol detox will find it takes around a week or longer to remove the chemicals from their system. It is recommended that once the medical detox is complete, those suffering from addiction take part in secondary treatment that leads them towards the resolution of their addiction and into a clean and sober lifestyle. Residential stays for secondary treatment can last from a month to several months, depending on the client’s condition and progress.
Using your phone and any other electronic devices is something that can keep you connected with family and friends during your stay. However, it can also be a distraction and keep those suffering from addiction connected to their troubles and difficulties outside the clinic. Once the initial medical detox period is finished, phones and computers can be used outside of treatment times. Together with your counsellors, you can make a sensible decision about whether it is in your best interests to make use of these devices during your stay.
The vital support that family, close friends and loved ones can provide is invaluable in recovering from drug or alcohol addiction. For many people, there are also unresolved issues with those around them, which can be addressed in a safe emotional space in the clinic. To this end, the centre offers each weekend, a family programme where loved ones can come and join in the recovery process. These sessions are led by experienced counsellors who can help families to rebuild relationships, resolve issues and develop a support network to help protect those suffering from addiction from future relapses.
Our service is perfect for addicts residing in the both West Sussex and the Brighton area of East Sussex. We also cover the areas of Crawley, East Grinstead, Eastbourne, Bexhill, Horsham, Rehab Haywards Heath, Alcohol Rehab Hastings, Worthing, Bognor Regis, Chichester and Arundel.
The Drug & Alcohol Wellbeing Network is a CGL service offering free and confidential drug and alcohol services for adults over 25.
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