Put Off Going To Rehab Because You’re Not Sure What Will Happen There? Let Us Help.
Here in the UK, there is still a great deal of stigma surrounding what happens when you go to rehab. The perception of the public is that rehab is reserved for those who are entirely lost to drink and drug addiction. This could not be further from the truth. There is all manner of reasons why people go to rehab and not all of them are drink or drug related. Likewise, people go to rehab any stage of an addiction or an illness to help them to recover.
In fact, waiting until your addiction is fully advanced before you go to rehab, is the same as waiting until your broken leg is snapped in two different places before you go to the doctor. What we should be doing is nurturing a culture where it’s acceptable to check into rehab from the moment you first feel an addiction brewing. If you can treat it before it develops, this will save you time and money.
To make the process of checking into a rehab clinic easier on our readers, we will discuss what happens when you arrive at a rehab clinic. That should help to put your mind at ease and encourage you to check in when you need to.
Deciding To Go to Rehab
Deciding to go to rehab starts with a visit to your General Practitioner. Your GP will advise you on your options. In the UK you can get rehab on the NHS, but you must first go through all there. interviews and psychological assessments and rehab must be the only available option left to you before they will pay for it. Even then, the NHS contributes a fraction of the cost. Now this cost is £1400 per week’s stay in rehab. This does not cover the cost of even a basic facility. You will be left to fund the rest yourself.
Instead, opt for a private rehab clinic such as Verve Health. This gives you the ability to recover on your own time. You will skip the NHS waiting list and get the help you need when you need it.
Checking Into Rehab
When you check into rehab, what happens first will depend entirely upon what your problem is. If you have come to rehab for an eating disorder or gambling, sex, or Internet addiction, then the chances are you don’t have to go through the detox process chemically. You still must abstain and go through detox, however.
Those addicted to substances will spend the first few days of rehab in abstinence and suffering from the chemical imbalances caused by the lack of drugs or alcohol. These withdrawal symptoms will continue for some time, but they will lessen in intensity as the days and weeks go on.
Once you have been through the detox portion of your trip to rehab, you will move onto several therapies. You can expect therapies such as CBT, DBT and group therapy sessions. Even AA meetings. There will be educational workshops aimed at helping you get back to normal life when you leave rehab. You will be involved in an exercise routine and a healthy eating plan during your stay.
This all assumes that you check into a private rehab clinic where you will stay the night. These are known as residential rehab clinics. You can take rehab as an outpatient, but this is done in the NHS.