Drug and alcohol rehab in West Yorkshire
We understand that living with addiction is extremely difficult, but there are a range of services available for you to get support. There are rehab centres in West Yorkshire that can help you end your substance abuse habits completely. Many of the professionals who work at the drug and alcohol rehab centres in West Yorkshire have experienced addiction themselves, so they have first-hand experience of how you may be feeling, and are best placed to guide you through recovery.
Whether it is drug rehab or alcohol rehab that you need, this guide will tell you about the support available.
Types of addiction treatment and rehab programmes in West Yorkshire
Treatment centres offer different types of addiction treatment and rehab programmes. We will explain these in detail throughout this guide so that you can find the best one suited to your needs. The two main types of treatment are inpatient treatment and outpatient treatment, both of which can be found in West Yorkshire.
Outpatient addiction treatment (day rehab)
Outpatient treatment is a programme that is offered whilst you continue to stay at home. This type of treatment is often better suited to people who have only just started taking substances and have lower addiction levels. You receive your addiction treatment by visiting the treatment centre each day for an appointment and then going back home.
Both drug and alcohol addiction can be treated in outpatient services, but it is not something that we offer at Linwood House, as our approach encompasses connection and teamwork. Outpatient treatment can be more challenging for people who have less control over their addiction, because daily distractions will still be present during your treatment.
Inpatient addiction treatment (residential rehab)
Inpatient treatment is a residential treatment programme. This differs from day rehab in that you live at the treatment centre to receive your treatment, which offers a more intense intervention. At Linwood House, the duration of residential rehab usually ranges from two weeks to 12 weeks, and we have a rehab centre in West Yorkshire currently available to provide this service. Inpatient treatment often has greater recovery prospects, because you can get away from the usual daily distractions that can cause relapse. With residential rehab, you can focus solely on your treatment at the addiction treatment centre, offering a greater prospect of success.
Why inpatient rehab?
Treatment offered at inpatient rehab provides a more holistic service, seeking to treat all the areas of your life that your addiction has disrupted. This is possible because of the mixture of therapies that are provided. Inpatient rehab includes one-to-one therapy such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), which focuses on your thoughts, feelings and actions. CBT equips you for long-term recovery by challenging the way your thoughts and feelings influence your actions.
At Linwood House, we also offer family support programmes to repair relationships that may have been damaged by your addiction. Part of this includes conjoint meetings, which are meetings between yourself and your loved ones to talk openly and honestly. They are facilitated by a professional, who will support you throughout. All of the services are regulated by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), who regulate all health and social care settings, so you can check CQC ratings to help you decide which rehab centre to choose.
What should I expect from a detox in West Yorkshire?
A detox is the process of abstaining from harmful substances, such as drugs or alcohol. It is a key part of the treatment programme and can cause withdrawal symptoms during the process. Withdrawal symptoms are experienced by all clients and are a signal of your body responding to the detox.
If you have been addicted to substances for a long time, you may be offered a medical detox to help ease the withdrawal symptoms. You will be prescribed detox medication by a health professional to take as part of your medical detox. This is because higher addiction levels can present more uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms. A medical detox can be offered as part of either a drug detox or alcohol detox, and you will receive full support from professionals throughout the process.
Although you can receive detox treatment in both inpatient and outpatient programmes, a medical detox is rarely offered with outpatient treatment. This is because increased monitoring from medical professionals is required, which would not be included with outpatient treatment. As Linwood House only offers inpatient treatment, we will offer you either a standard or medical detox depending on your needs, both with constant care from our professionals.
Drug and alcohol rehab programme
Linwood House, like other UKAT facilities, provides a 12-step programme of treatment alongside a mixture of holistic therapies to reach your end goal. This recovery approach supports you on your journey to a new version of yourself. Our programme includes one-to-one therapy, group therapy and CBT. This supports the recovery of your whole self with great chances of long-lasting change.
Most programmes last between two and 12 weeks, with the option to extend your stay if you want to. There are also non-12-step programmes offered elsewhere that use one therapy type instead of offering a combination.
If you’d like to know more about the recovery process and what to expect from an inpatient programme, you can call our number at the top of the page or message us via live-chat or email. Our supportive staff are here to address any concerns you may have and will be happy to talk you through the process.
Is rehab free?
There are some free addiction treatment services available on the NHS. These are predominantly outpatient services, with a small number of detox programmes available. You can access these through self-referral, but you will have limited treatment options. You may also be referred to Turning Point, a free substance misuse organisation.
Free addiction treatment services in West Yorkshire
As well as referrals for treatment and rehab, there are free groups that you can join to receive peer support. We’ve included details of free support group for alcohol addiction below:
AA Meetings West Yorkshire
Telephone: 0800 9177 650
Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism.
The downside to free services
We encourage everybody who has the option to access private addiction treatment to do so. Whilst free services are accessible to everybody, there are long waiting lists and fewer treatment options to choose from. Due to a high demand for free services, the NHS does not offer holistic treatments. This can make recovery from addiction a lot harder, because you receive a lower level of support that focuses on only one area of recovery.
The benefits of residential rehab in West Yorkshire
- Access to support from the moment you reach out for help.
- Support from professionals who are specially trained in addiction (with many having first-hand experience).
- A residential stay allows you to immerse yourself fully into the treatment programme, with no distractions.
- Chance to build support networks with peers also staying at the rehab centre.
- Suitable for all levels of substance tolerance.
- Access to a medical detox if required.
- Support from specialist professionals around the clock.
- Group therapy, including peer groups and family support groups.
- One-to-one therapy included.
- Aftercare provided to all clients upon successful completion of the treatment programme.
What happens after a rehab programme?
After rehab your body will be free from addictive substances, making you ready for the next part of your recovery: embarking on an aftercare programme.
Aftercare programmes will help you in your newfound sobriety. It can be overwhelming to think about the future, so aftercare will support and reassure you. If you choose to recover at Linwood House, or another UKAT facility, you will receive information from professionals as well as join our Alumni Community. This is a lifetime aftercare network that includes events and online materials, making it easy for you to mix with others who have completed their rehab programme and support one another in the next steps.
Support groups are extremely popular for clients who have completed a rehab programme. Their sense of community provides encouragement in your ongoing recovery. Some popular support groups that you could join and that are recommended by our professionals include Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), Narcotics Anonymous (NA), Cocaine Anonymous (CA) and SMART Recovery.
Long-term recovery from addiction
Recovery from addiction is a long-term process, so do not be disheartened if you continue to find it difficult after completing your treatment programme. You will always have access to information from the UKAT team, as well as ample support from peers, to help you continue on your path to recovery.