Rehab (short for rehabilitation) is a course of treatment to help someone get healthy from drug or alcohol dependency. But a rehab programme can also be for people with other physical or mental health problems.
Rehab treatment programmes can be both inpatient, meaning that it is residential, or outpatient, meaning that the client stays in their own home while attending appointments, meetings, and treatments.
Starting rehab can be a daunting prospect, even if you know that you need treatment. Understanding a little more about what rehab is for and what it’s like can help to make it easier to see if it is right for you.
What is it Like in a Rehab Centre?
The experience that you might have in rehab depends on a number of factors.
Firstly, you will have a very different experience attending an outpatient programme compared to an inpatient programme.
Our rehab centres provide inpatient treatment, as we believe that it is the best way to give effective treatment in a safe and comfortable environment.
Some people might think that rehab is a strict environment where they may feel controlled.
However, although there are rules to follow, a rehab programme is designed to provide a supportive, welcoming, and understanding atmosphere.
Attending rehab is hard work and is an intense process, but it comes with the resources and support necessary to begin recovery.
What Is Inpatient Rehab Like?
Inpatient rehab is delivered in a rehab centre or facility. It might initially sound as if they are fairly sterile, but they are designed to offer a comfortable place to stay. In fact, they are intended to help you feel at home during your stay.
Our inpatient rehab centres are located all over the country and offer a safe place to receive treatment under a therapeutic approach. You have the assistance of doctors and nurses at all times to help you through your recovery.
If you want to learn more about what inpatient rehab is like, the best way to do it is by taking a tour of a rehab centre. It will give you a good look at the available facilities and what life is like in rehab.
Alcohol Rehab & Drug Rehab
Rehab treatments are excellent options for treating alcohol and drug addictions. Residential rehab programmes ensure the client is taken away from the environments where they might experience triggers and bad influences.
Instead, they offer a safe environment where residents can receive the support that they need. The environment is relaxing and stress-free so that you can concentrate on recovery instead of being distracted by other problems in your life.
It can help to address not just addiction but the other mental health conditions that often coincide with addiction, such as depression.
Day Care Programmes & Evening Programmes
In addition to inpatient rehab, there is also the option of outpatient rehab. This includes both day and evening programmes.
Day therapy programs are tailored to meet individual needs and treat mental health problems and addiction.
The client is assessed, and a Personal Recovery Plan can be created for them once they are ready to make a change in their life.
Programmes take place in a positive environment with a knowledgeable and caring therapist.
Undergoing this type of treatment ensures clients have dignity and respect and benefit from a structured therapy program that they can really engage with.
Choosing an evening treatment programme helps working people to access the support that they need more easily.
It offers an option for those who want to continue juggling their life’s commitments while getting the help that they need.
What Is Detox Like in Rehab?
When you are attending a rehab programme for substance misuse, a detox and withdrawal treatment is usually the first stage.
This is the period during which you will stop using alcohol or drugs, and manage the symptoms of withdrawal that go along with this.
Detoxification treatment allows you to detox in a safe environment, where you can be monitored and receive the support that you need.
It also helps you to maintain the proper diet and get the appropriate exercise during detox to help you be as healthy as possible.
Rehab for Other Conditions
But what is eating disorder rehab like or rehab for other mental health conditions? These rehab programmes deliver the same levels of support as you would receive when choosing rehab for alcohol or drug addiction.
You will receive counselling services and therapy to help you address your health and get your life back to a place where you feel proud of what you have achieved.
Choosing a Rehab Centre
When choosing a rehab centre, taking a tour of your nearest location can make it easier to decide if it is right for you.
We have many rehab centres around the UK, allowing you to discover a private clinic that works for your needs.
As well as finding the right location, we can help you to choose a rehab model and treatment plan that fits your wants and needs.
The staff are also important, and a tour of a rehab centre will give you a chance to meet some of the key staff who will be helping to look after you.
When you leave rehab, that doesn’t have to be the end of your treatment. In fact, it’s important that you continue to receive support after completing treatment in rehab.
An aftercare programme ensures that you can continue your recovery with the necessary support, including continual care and recovery plans and support networks.
This type of help gives you ongoing encouragement and motivation to continue to stay healthy and take steps to create the life that you want. Our aftercare service also gives you support from like-minded people.