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Five steps to drug addiction support

Are you seeking drug addiction support for you or a loved one? Finding the right drug rehab centre can more often than not become a daunting task. At Port of Call, we want to make the whole process as easy as possible. So we have compiled a five-step guide to finding a suitable rehab treatment centre just for you.

 Drug addiction treatment at rehab is widely accepted as the most successful way to treat drug addiction. This intensive form of treatment gives the absolute best chance to break the destructive cycle of drug addiction and secure a fresh start.

Knowing how and where to access drug treatment isn’t always as clear-cut as it should be. But that’s where Port of Call can help. Our five-step guide will set you on the right foot and beyond that our specially trained advisers can make all the necessary arrangements to secure the right treatment, at the right time, for you.

1. Research suitable drug treatment centres

Accepting you need have an addiction is a great first step. Therefore, searching for the right rehab centre is a major decision and should not be taken lightly. If you are researching drug treatment centres, it’s worth considering the following points:

  • How long you can commit to treatment for.
  • Whether you are prepared to travel for rehab.
  • What standard of accommodation you require.
  • What treatment approach you feel you would be most comfortable with.
  • Whether you require medical or psychiatric support whilst in treatment.
  • How you will finance your treatment.
  • What budget you have available.

2. Consider private drug addiction treatment

Whilst programmes, prices and philosophies vary from clinic to clinic, private rehabs generally offer residential treatment, which allows you to focus simply on getting well, without the distractions or pressures from home or work.

Private rehab clinics are specialists in drug counselling and have the expertise and experience to help people recover. They recognise that treatment is often needed urgently and can deliver this immediately, via tailored treatment plans; with superior levels of comfort, care and staffing; and with aftercare support.

3. Decide on local drug treatment or further afield

While some clients choose to go to a drug rehab near their hometown, others choose to travel further afield for drug addiction support. A change of environment can give more of a sense of a fresh start, whilst staying more local can make family visits easier. Either option has its benefits and the best choice depends on your individual needs and wants.

Visit our comprehensive drug rehab directory to find drug rehabs in specific locations.

4. What to expect at a drug treatment centre

Treatment normally involves a stint of detox, which is a process that removes a drug’s toxins from the body and is usually the first step towards treating drug addiction. Sudden drug withdrawal can be life-threatening, which is why a gradual detox should always be carried out in a medically supervised environment.

While rehab is also a pivotal part of the drug recovery process and can include treatments such as individual counselling, group work, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, education, and relapse prevention.

5. Use our treatment centre directory to find a rehab

To find a clinic near your hometown, you can use our treatment centre directory, where we list the majority of registered UK clinics. Whether you are looking for drug rehab closer to home or further afield, our comprehensive rehab directory is guaranteed to have the right drug rehab centre for you.

Alternatively, call our independent rehab specialists on 08000029010 if you would like a more personal approach to finding and choosing the correct rehab centre.

About the author: Alex Molyneux

Alex is our admissions team leader. Over the last 5 years he has spoken with more than 10,000 people via our helpline and has organised over 1,000 detox and rehabilitation placements.

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