Drug rehab is where an individual undergoes a drug rehabilitation programme in order to overcome their addiction and maintain permanent recovery from drugs. It is vital that any individual undergoing a detox from drugs also undergoes a full rehabilitation programme. Without it, there is an extremely high chance of the individual relapsing and returning to their old lifestyle once again. Addiction is a chronic relapsing brain disease; with less than 5% of sufferers finding permanent recovery. A life threatening condition; it destroys the individual internally and externally; causing a ripple effect that leaves its mark on the sufferer’s family, friends and local community. In order to safeguard against relapse, Primrose Lodge strongly recommends undergoing our drug rehab programme. This can be carried out in conjunction with a full medical detox if required.
It is a common misconception that an individual who suffers from drug addiction, just needs to stop taking drugs and all will be well. Addiction, regardless of the substance that is involved, whether it be alcohol, heroin, cocaine or prescribed drugs, is a disease of the brain. The individual is compelled to take drugs, or in some cases compelled to carry out an activity, despite ever growing consequences to their health, relationships, career and finances. It is not simply a lifestyle choice. Who in their right mind would destroy themselves and harm the ones they love out of choice?
Removing the substance, activity or drug is only the first step in overcoming addiction. The addict is required to undergo a profound change in their thinking and behaviours in order to maintain their recovery. The root causes of their addiction, essentially the driving forces behind it, need to be treated in order that they can grow in their recovery. By only undergoing a detox they are essentially only treating part of themselves as a whole, i.e. their physical health. With the same mind-set, beliefs and perceptions, it is very likely they will return to their old self-destructive behaviours. In order to successfully treat addiction, the mind and spirit of the addict must be treated as well as the body. Essentially, they must be restored to a level of sanity, which is far removed from the insanity they displayed in active addiction.
Our experience shows that there are no quick fix solutions to treating someone with a drug or alcohol addiction and that as a chronic illness, a detox alone is rarely sufficient.
Drug rehab is a professional and specialist treatment service available to those suffering from addiction and co occurring illnesses. The process of treatment is usually a medical detox followed by an intensive rehabilitation programme with aftercare to follow. Drug rehab is usually carried out as an inpatient. The reason for this is that the individual can be kept safe and focused without outside distractions or temptation. The fact that they are staying at the rehab clinic means that they can benefit from a more in-depth level and higher intensity of therapy. They have a far higher chance of completing a detox and treatment programme by being removed from their usual environment. A period in drug rehab also enforces abstinence, allowing the individual to break free from the self destructive and compulsive patterns of their addiction.
Drug Rehab offers a secure and nurturing environment in a purpose built clinic. Patients are assured of a professional and confidential service that is especially tailored to their individual treatment needs. Primrose Lodge offer patients their own en-suite rooms for added comfort and privacy. We also have a state of the art gym, resident qualified chef and laundry service. We feel it is important for our patients to feel relaxed and well rested, so that their energies can be focused on their recovery and rehabilitation.
The duration of rehabilitation depends on the treatment requirements of the individual. How long they need to stay can be dictated by various personal factors, such as:
Primrose Lodge recommend a minimum of 28 to 56 days residential rehab treatment in the vast majority of cases. This can be further extended and Secondary Care is available to those who complete their Primary Care. Beyond that, we offer 1 years free aftercare to all those that complete treatment with us.
We understand the importance of rehabilitation in the long-term successful treatment of drug addiction. We therefore offer a fully personalised drug treatment programme for each of our patients. Long term recovery can only be achieved where an individual has found acceptance of their past and in themselves as a person. Drug addiction destroys the sufferer’s confidence, self worth and self-esteem. Our experienced counsellors and therapists work hard to restore each patient back to optimum health – mentally, spiritually and emotionally. This process takes time and it is not something that is achieved over night; this is why we recommend a minimum of 4 to 8 weeks residential treatment. Our comprehensive treatment plans are person centred. Treating each individual as a whole, we take into account each patient’s social, physical, mental, emotional and spiritual treatment needs. We ensure that any issues that are identified, that could possibly hinder the individual’s recovery, are addressed through the correct medical and therapeutic means. Our drug rehab programmes are delivered by our elite team of qualified doctors, nurses, counsellors, psychotherapists, holistic specialists, and support workers; all of whom are passionate about making a difference in the dark and otherwise hopeless world of addiction.
Primrose Lodge ensure that each patient benefits from the continuity of care of our seamless service. We continually review each patient to ensure that any new issues that are highlighted are treated promptly. Our staff work as a team; this allows us to provide a higher level of care and treatment to each and every patient admitting to our clinic.
Please refer to our sections of “Our rehab programme” for a comprehensive list of our rehabilitation programme treatments and what they involve.
When it comes to choosing a drug rehab, there are a number of different programmes and options. Primrose Lodge offers full residential inpatient treatment. Full residential means that everything is included. This is the preferred method of treatment as it has shown to be the most effective, safe and intensive form. By electing to admit to a full residential rehab clinic, you receive the following benefits:
In addition to the above benefits, Primrose Lodge offers all patients that complete treatment, 1 year free aftercare. Aftercare is a vital part of rehabilitation and assists in addressing sober living issues as they come up for each patient. We will support you through your first year of recovery, and if needed beyond that.
To find out more about the benefits of drug rehab and how we can help you, call us or chat to us now.
“The thought of rehab terrified me, I didn’t know what to expect but I was at a point where I could no longer carry on as I was; my Heroin addiction was killing me and hurting those around me. Primrose Lodge were so welcoming; as I opened up, there was no judgement whatsoever. I even made friends with some of the other residents and came to realise that I could live without Heroin. I’m so grateful for the opportunity I had. They continue to support me and my family today”