How It Works
The 3 stage Detox > Therapy > Aftercare, rehabilitation approach helps those in Peterborough and surrounding areas move seamlessly into long term sobriety.
In our experience, this 3 stage approach is the most effective, structured, specific, and relevant treatment for addiction available today.
Whether you're seeking abstinence from alcohol or drugs, this model will help you make the first steps into sobriety, in earnest.
1. Detox. Detoxing from alcohol or drugs involves withdrawing from the substance itself, usually whilst medication is administered which alleviates withdrawal symptoms and cravings.
This gives the liver and other body functions, time to flush the remaining toxins from the body.
Nevertheless, detox puts additional stress on the liver and other organs during this time, as, until this point, they've not normally been able to function in this way, or been given time to process the toxins in this way.
For this reason, individuals accessing treatment are normally prescribed a custom detoxification, specific to their needs, background, medical history, and other criteria as assessed by that clinic's medical team.
While detox is primarily a chemical and physical process, don't underestimate the emotions and feelings which arise while the body is clearing remaining toxins.
Additional emotional reactions can arise as a by-product of chemical/physical detox, but also as a reaction to the removal of the psychological coping mechanism the substance has become.
Most clinics assign a support worker to you, in some cases this individual will stay with you throughout your stay. This person is your first point of contact throughout detox, therapy and aftercare.
Following assessment by the clinic's medical team, you'll usually begin detox quickly - substance depending - and continue with detox medication throughout your stay as advised by staff. Naturally all decisions re your detox and stay are down to the relevant medical personnel for that clinic.
Normally, you would take oral medication, under the supervision of the clinic team, at specific times during the day.
Since most clinics have an abstinence based approach, you'll leave the clinic fully detoxed and ready to begin life in long-term recovery.
While detoxing alone can be challenging - and dangerous - detoxing in a supervised residential setting means care from a specialist team and help that (almost) eliminates withdrawal symptoms, cravings, etc.
Multi/Complex Detoxes - Select clinics have medical professionals who specialise in addiction and have significant experience in dealing with complex, multi detoxes, and high dose transfers.
Ask us about your needs and we'll fit you to the right organisation. In many cases we can provide complex detox options not available elsewhere in the UK.
Usually after 2-5 days into the detox process, you'll begin taking part in the therapeutic sessions in the clinic.
2. Therapy. Once detox is underway, the underlying issues will normally begin to surface. It's critical at this point to move in to the therapeutic elements of help, to begin to resolve the emotional issues behind the addiction in your life.
Why am I in this pattern? Why do I keep turning to this coping mechanism? What does the addiction do for me? Why can't I stop? These questions are difficult to answer on your own, but hold the key to unlocking the pattern of the addiction in your life.
Structured help is needed to unearth the real reasons behind the addiction, as they manifest in your life, personally.
For many of our clients, they may have some form of support already available, such as AA meetings, a personal sponsor, etc, but still struggle with these very personal elements of addiction.
Our clients have found that addressing these individual understandings first, before mutual aid supports, is crucial.
Most clinics offer several sessions of CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy), or an alternative, per week, in a group setting.
In smaller clinics, the private group setting makes it easier to witness and empathise with others' insights on the journey, and begin to share and resolve your own.
Most clinics will help you take inventory of how addiction has affected your life, and that of the others around you. With support from a therapeutic team and support staff, you'll connect the dots of addiction in your life....so it never needs to happen again.
Many times clinic staff are in recovery personally, and have first hand experience - they know exactly which questions to ask and how to best help you along the way.
Therapy session usually continue throughout your stay. Being supported through the process, whilst living residentially in the clinic, eating, breathing, sleeping, and living recovery, can result in significant mindset changes that positively impact your future, and those around you.
Most treatment centres also provide additional one-to-one support sessions, with your assigned care manager, anywhere from 1-3 times per week.
During these sessions you'll normally corroborate and build on any insights gained during therapy, begin your journey on the 12 step model, and start planning life after the clinic.
How do I get the most out of therapy in the clinic? Bring an open mind, willingness to participate, and admission of your addiction.
3. Aftercare. Most acute care clinics will provide facilitation of aftercare arrangements or planning. Making these plans begins long before you leave the clinic. It's usually done one-on-one, to gauge your progress in the clinic so far, assess sticking points, and identify areas for improvement.
Together you'll look at the positive steps taken in detox and therapy, and how these will affect life after the clinic.
And by this point, you'll have a greater understanding of triggers in your life, associations to alcohol/substances, conditionings, and repeating patterns.
For the first time, this gives you the power to identify your trigger situations, and therefore, how to combat them.
As you envisage re-integrating back into life as a sober individual, what gaps are present, and how do you want to fill them?
In all areas of life - relationships, work, family, friends, finances, etc, you should identify and plan for multiple relevant sources of support you can have in your life in long term recovery from addiction.
Different clinics will give you varying degrees of help with this. If it's important to you, ask for advice.
The supports involved could be anything from working with a one-to-one sponsor locally for the foreseeable future, to local aftercare meetings in your area, additional therapeutic help, or connecting with others in recovery locally.
Each support is structured and tailored by you, usually with help from clinic staff, to fit the situations of your life where you need it.
This means matching specific types of support, to specific trigger situations or circumstances you've identified, for best results.
Beyond addiction support, many Peterborough area clients simply need some structure and order back in their lives, in recovery.
A sense of organisation or function is lost in the chaos of addiction, and a treatment clinic can help you plan how a typical day in your life will look, now you're in recovery.
What will day 1 entail, when you leave the clinic? What will day 2 look like? What will your first week, month, and year in recovery involve?
Importantly, you can get help to plan in as much detail as you need. A clearer plan makes it much easier for you to follow through, and seize the new life, free from addiction, you deserve.
How To Book Alcohol Or Drug Rehab
To get started, call us direct on 01733 530 417. We'll cover a few basics over the phone, and you can get started in treatment in less than 48hrs, in most cases.
Call Us For Free Advice Now on 01733 530 417.
Call Us For Free Advice Now on 01733 530 417.