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The best drug rehab is the one that meets your needs


If you or a loved one are contemplating private drug rehab, or any form of professional drug addiction support, the best option is the one that suits your needs. Port of Call is here to help you with your decision making process, starting with this guide about what questions to ask when looking for drug dependence treatment.

At Port of Call we often talk about the ‘best rehab for you.’ That’s because no two person’s experience of addiction is the same and, as a result, neither will their resulting rehab journey. Think about it; we are, as human beings, extremely diverse individuals. How you see the world is often vastly different to your partner, your siblings, your friends or strangers in the street.

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That is exactly why we always say that there is no ‘one-size-fits-all’ solution to treat addiction. Everyone’s experience is different, which means that treatment should fit around your individual needs – not the other way around. So when you’re researching different drug treatment options, and are faced with websites claiming to be the ‘best’ drug rehab centre in the UK, ask yourself: ‘is it right for me?’

After speaking to one of Port of Call’s advisers, it’s worth considering the following questions to help you to find the right drug rehab centre for you.

What kind of drug treatment do you need?

Most residential drug addiction treatment programmes promote complete abstinence from all mood altering chemicals. To overcome addiction, people need access to the treatment that is most suited for their needs. Port of Call have a rehab choice for everyone and we’re here to help you to understand all your options

We work with the majority of registered clinics in the UK and are able to offer a diverse range of services, treatments and accommodation options. Whether you have thoughts and feelings about which treatment philosophy might suit you best, or if you need help in understanding the different approaches, we’re here to help you navigate the options.

From Therapeutic Community, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) through to 12-step programmes, from quasi-residential options to fully residential treatment, we’re able to help you find the treatment that is most appropriate to your needs.

What length of drug rehab programme?

A residential stay in treatment can last anywhere between 4 weeks and 6 months. Most primary programmes last between 4–6 weeks and are aimed at helping people address the physical and psychological aspects of their dependency, all with a view to remaining abstinent. The crucial thing to consider is to give yourself enough time to achieve stable sobriety. This is something that Port of Call’s advisers can guide you on, to help you determine the length of drug treatment programme and help you to achieve your chosen goals.

Stay local or access drug support further afield?

As ever, there is no right or wrong answer here. It is entirely dependent on your priorities. Do you want to go for a private drug rehab centre that’s close to home, so that your family and friends can be in close contact? For some people, having the support and encouragement of loved ones nearby can be hugely uplifting. Others might prefer the clean slate of travelling further afield to a drug rehab centre that is far away from the temptation that might exist closer to home.

What life skills will private drug rehab give you?

A recovering addict must have the skills to deal with negative influences – like drug-using friends or difficult life events – that would previously have triggered a relapse back to drug abuse and dependency. A comprehensive drug rehab programme should provide the necessary life skills needed to deal with life’s ups and downs. Counselling techniques, such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), can be beneficial. So, if these are the type of skills you need, make sure to ask the question when considering your drug rehab options.

Make us your first Port of Call. If you, or a loved one, are dealing with drug addiction we can help you to access the right addiction help at the right time. Take the first step today by speaking to one of our advisers for free on 08000029010.

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