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Private Drug Rehab

The rise in the number of private drug rehab clinics in the UK is both good and bad. It is good in the sense that there are more options for drug rehab than ever before. It is bad in the sense that the growth of drug rehab has been fuelled largely by increased demand.

All over the UK there are people struggling with addiction to illicit drugs, prescription medications, over-the-counter drugs, and household solvents. However, private drug rehab exists to help break the addiction cycle while enabling the addict to return to the life he or she knew before drugs.

The hope of helping drug addicts is what keeps us going. We are a referral service specialising in assisting drug addicts and their families find the rehab services that will enable them to overcome. All of the private clinics we work with are fully certified and meet our high standards of quality and safety.


Rehab versus Detox

When people contact us for help, there is sometimes confusion in that they assume detox and rehab is the same thing. In reality, they are two separate treatment options. Detox can be a stand-alone treatment with nothing following, or it can be just the first step in a comprehensive, long-term rehab programme. Let’s take a moment to look at both.

Drug detox is a method of breaking the physical addiction to drugs by preventing the drug addict from continuing to take them. This usually takes place in a hospital or private clinic setting under the supervision of trained medical personnel.

The process of detox begins with the onset of withdrawal symptoms. Those symptoms increase until they peak on the second or third day, followed by the gradual cessation of symptoms as the body cleanses itself of the toxins within. Most people can complete detox in about seven days.

Rehab is a much longer process that picks up where detox leaves off. It includes one-on-one counselling, group counselling, group support sessions, and life skills instruction. The best of these programmes are based on a residential model that takes 6 to 12 weeks to complete.


Private Drug Rehab Is Best

Our first recommendation to those who call us is a private drug rehab programme. Even though such programmes do cost money, they have a better record of success as compared to free programmes offered by the NHS. The main advantages of private rehab include:

  • residential treatment options
  • focused staff and resources
  • the ability to concentrate only on drug rehab.

To help understand why private drug rehab is more successful than NHS services are, think of it in terms of the car mechanic. Your typical mechanic does very well fixing common problems with common car brands like Ford, Volkswagen, and Peugeot. Nevertheless, the best mechanic for your Mercedes or Jaguar is one who has been specifically trained to focus on those models.

Private drug rehab clinics work the same way. Their only focus is addiction recovery and rehab. Their staff are chosen and hired for that reason, their programmes are developed entirely around that goal, and all of their resources are concentrated squarely on helping addicts and their families. The NHS cannot do that.


Residential Treatment

The primary difference with private drug rehab is the availability of residential treatment. This type of treatment is just as the name implies – a treatment involving living at the residential facility during the duration. This is highly beneficial because it allows the addict to be treated 24 hours a day, every day.

What does a residential treatment clinic look like? It’s not uncommon for clinic owners to renovate an old mansion or build a new clinic that looks like a house. The idea is to make patients feel relaxed and secure during their stay. A more institutionalised setting is not typically conducive to what the clinic is trying to accomplish.

To that end, most private facilities offer individual bedrooms to each client. Public spaces include a dining room, kitchen, and several meeting rooms that can be used for counselling or recreational activities. Residential facilities are usually located outside of city centres as well. This provides a bit of open space, which can be very therapeutic.


Making the Choice More Important

If you are currently struggling with drug abuse or addiction issues, it is more important that you worry about making the choice to seek treatment than what type of private clinic you will attend. Decisions about the clinic can be made later on. Right now, the issue at hand is the fact that you have a problem and you need help.

You need to understand that the best private drug rehab clinic cannot help you if you are not willing to be helped. We will not attempt to force you to admit yourself; we couldn’t even if we tried. You are the only one that can take responsibility for your decision to seek or neglect treatment.

We want to remind you that neglecting treatment is not going to help anything. You may think drugs are helping your situation, but they’re not. They are the source of your misery, depression, anxiety, and fear. They are also the source of the misery your family is going through. You need to make the choice to seek treatment, and you need to make it soon.


Nothing to Fear

We understand one thing that might be holding you back is fear regarding what a rehab programme involves. Believe us when we say that you have nothing to be afraid of. All of the private rehab clinics we work with are staffed by the most caring and compassionate professionals in the industry. They go to work every day with one purpose in mind: to do whatever it takes to help you overcome addiction.

You also have nothing to fear in contacting our organisation. We are not here to judge you or your family; we are here to assist you in finding the help you need. We promise to listen to what you have to say, take into consideration all of your concerns, assess your circumstances and then advise you on the appropriate course of action.

All of our services are completely confidential and free of charge. That means you have nothing to lose by getting in touch with us. If you are ready to break free of the prison of addiction, help is just a phone call or e-mail away.

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