Drug and alcohol rehab in Sheffield

An addiction to drugs or alcohol can quickly take hold of every aspect of your life and cause overwhelming emotions that fuel the addiction further. If you ever need help reducing your intake of drugs and alcohol, there is support available whenever you feel ready to reach out.

Rehab centres in Sheffield can help you to become free of addictive substances, maintain sobriety and rebuild your life. Drug rehab and alcohol rehab in Sheffield can offer you or a loved one support from experienced staff, in a friendly environment to help you recover. We’ll explain everything you need to know about drug and alcohol rehab in Sheffield in this guide.

Types of addiction treatment and rehab programmes in Sheffield

Outpatient treatment in Sheffield will offer you support whilst you stay at home and is often less intrusive of your life. However, many people struggling with addiction are better supported through treatment centres that offer inpatient support. Inpatient treatment in Sheffield provides a residential service whilst you receive your treatment.

Outpatient addiction treatment (day rehab)

Also known as day rehab, outpatient treatment can be a good option for people who require flexibility whilst receiving their support. For example, some clients may have childcare responsibilities that require them to stay at home, so going home after each treatment session may suit them better. To receive this type of addiction treatment, you commit to attending a number of planned sessions at the rehab centre. However, you must consider whether this level of support could meet your needs, especially during your detox. It can be challenging to recover from drug and alcohol addiction without accessible 24-hour support.

Inpatient addiction treatment (residential rehab)

If you would feel more confident embarking on a treatment programme with around-the-clock support, then inpatient treatment may be better suited to you. You stay overnight at the addiction treatment centre for the duration of your treatment programme; so, it is also known as residential rehab. This allows you to remove yourself from everyday life stresses and focus solely on your treatment. Inpatient rehab is mostly accessed through private funding, which is why it provides a much higher level of support. There are only a small number of free rehab centres in Sheffield that are available.

Why inpatient rehab?

You may find inpatient rehab preferable because you can access support straight away. Following admission, you will be shown to your room and have the chance to meet the professionals to discuss your treatment options. At Primrose Lodge, treatment programmes offer a mixture of therapies to ensure that all individual needs are accounted for. Each therapy is regulated and scored by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) ratings to ensure the highest quality care. We acknowledge that some people engage well in groups, whereas others prefer one-to-one therapy, so you can be sure that treatment will meet your needs. You may work through a talking therapy such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), as well as family support programmes, to address all areas of your addiction. Family support programmes also include conjoints, which are meetings between yourself and your loved ones to repair relationships. You can find out more about treatment at Primrose Lodge by calling our number at the top of the page.

What should I expect from a detox in Sheffield?

The first type treatment you will embark on at the rehab centre is a detox. A detox is a period of abstinence where you stop taking addictive substances, allowing them to leave your body. This is a crucial step in your treatment programme because it allows you to become sober.

Medical detox

Suddenly cutting out addictive substances through a drug detox or alcohol detox can be dangerous to your health. It can send your body into shock and create unpleasant withdrawal symptoms. However, do not let this deter you from seeking help, because there are numerous measures put in place to support you through this process. A medical detox may be provided to support you through abstinence. You will receive assessment and support from a doctor, who will prescribe you with medication to take whilst you detox, which will act as a substitute for the addictive substance. This helps manage your withdrawal symptoms so that you can detox safely and reduce the shock to your body. You will receive additional care and supervision from professionals during a medical detox, which is why it is only offered in inpatient services. Outpatient services rarely provide a medical detox due to the health risk associated.

Drug and alcohol rehab programme

Rehab programmes can vary in recovery approach at different centres. At Primrose Lodge, we use a 12-step programme which treats the whole self through holistic treatment to maintain abstinence. Some find this link through religion, but you do not need to be religious to successfully engage in the treatment. For example, our 12-step programmes offer one-to-one therapy, CBT and group therapy, alongside other holistic treatments. Our programmes last up to twelve weeks, but this can vary between clients. Non-12-step programmes also focus on abstinence, but tend to offer less variation in their treatment programmes.

Is rehab free?

There are a small number of inpatient detox programmes that can be accessed free of charge through charities such as Turning Point. However, most free addiction treatment services accessed through the NHS are outpatient services, with long waiting lists. It can be months after your self-referral until you receive support.

Free addiction treatment services in Sheffield

Free services are important to ensure that help is accessible to everybody. As well as the NHS, there are free groups in Sheffield providing addiction support, such as Alcoholics Anonymous.

The downside to free services

For a number of years, public sector services have fallen victim to austerity. This has caused a reduction in free services available, as they struggle to meet demand from clients in need. Free services have had to streamline their treatment programmes to do more with less, removing access to holistic treatments. We understand that not everybody can access private treatment, but we always recommend inpatient services as they offer a much higher level of support.

The benefits of residential rehab in Sheffield

  • Ability to choose your preferred treatment centre.
  • Involve your family and loved ones in the duration of your treatment.
  • Immediate access to support after your self-referral.
  • You are removed from distractions that might otherwise interrupt your treatment.
  • You are looked after in comfortable accommodation.
  • All of your meals are provided for you.
  • All professionals are specially trained in their area of expertise.
  • You can build relationships with peers also recovering from addiction.
  • Access to a medical detox to ensure the highest quality treatment.
  • Access to a mixture of therapies to provide holistic support.
  • Aftercare provided to support you after rehab.

What happens after a rehab programme?

After rehab you will continue adjusting to a life of sobriety. If you received inpatient treatment, you will continue to be supported through aftercare programmes.

Aftercare programmes

Aftercare programmes provide you with ongoing support once you have left rehab. Aftercare programmes at all UKAT clinics, including Primrose Lodge, provide information from our friendly professionals, as well as access to support groups and our Alumni Network. Aftercare plays a crucial role in ongoing recovery and can help you through any challenges you may face.

Support groups

Support groups are a popular method of ongoing treatment in your local community. Groups such as Narcotics Anonymous (NA), Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), SMART Recovery and Cocaine Anonymous (CA) offer free support to people recovering from addiction. We suggest accessing as much support as possible after rehab to maintain your sobriety.

Long-term recovery from addiction

There may be future situations that you find difficult, but our help and guidance will prepare you to work through your challenges. Recovering from addiction is extremely commendable, and you should feel very proud of your accomplishments. With continued determination and support, addiction may eventually become a distant memory.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are rehabs open in Sheffield during Coronavirus lockdown?
All essential healthcare facilities are open for business during the Coronavirus pandemic, and rehab is included under this classification. There may be some private rehab centres in Sheffield that have decided to close, but Primrose Lodge remains open in line with government safety regulations.
How much does an alcohol/drug rehab cost in Sheffield?
Private rehab centres can cost between £5,000 and £13,450 for a standard 28-day treatment programme. The cost varies between different treatment providers and the length of stay required. Some healthcare insurance policies may include rehab treatment as part of their cover.
How do you sign up to a rehab?
You can make a self-referral by contacting your chosen rehab provider for private addiction treatment. They will discuss your options with you and prepare your stay. To sign up for NHS services, you must be referred by your GP.
How can I pay for a rehab?
You can pay for private rehab yourself, or in some cases, have the cost subsidised by your private healthcare insurance provider. NHS rehab services are free of charge.
What rehab programmes are there?
There are a range of rehab programmes available, with the most popular being the 12-step programme. Some providers offer a mixture of holistic therapies within this, to also include CBT, DBT, yoga and mindfulness.
Can you force someone to go to rehab?
Forcing someone to go to rehab does not work. It must be their choice to attend because they need to be open to change for a successful recovery. However, you can encourage someone to go to rehab through open discussions and interventions.
Can I sign up for rehab for someone else?
The person must sign up for rehab themselves, so you cannot sign up on someone else’s behalf. This is because the person must be open to receiving addiction treatment to ensure that they can engage meaningfully in the support provided.
How long does a rehab process take?
The length of the rehab process depends on the duration of the treatment programme. Treatment programmes can range in duration from 14 days to 3 months, but we recommend a minimum stay of 4 weeks.
What is treated in rehabs?
Rehab can treat the following addictions: alcohol, drug, sex, porn, gambling, internet, and food. Primrose Lodge can also offer treatment for people with an eating disorder, and support people with dual diagnosis and codependency.
Which drug addictions can be treated in rehab?
Rehab can treat any form of drug addiction, whether the addiction is to prescription drugs or illegal drugs. This also includes addiction to alcohol, legal highs and stimulants. Alcohol is a common addiction that we often treat alongside addiction to other substances.
Is rehab confidential?
Yes, receiving addiction treatment in a private rehab facility is strictly confidential. NHS addiction treatment will be recorded on your medical record due to the referral route through your GP. However, your medical records are confidential and cannot be accessed for non-medical purposes.
Can I visit a person who is in rehab?
Visiting has been temporarily placed on hold to ensure client safety in line with government guidance for the Coronavirus pandemic. However, at Primrose Lodge we are in the process of resuming our usual visiting times as quickly as possible. Our usual times that loved ones can visit are on a Sunday every week.
Are there free rehabs in Sheffield?
There are some free rehab clinics in Sheffield that provide outpatient addiction treatment. However, private inpatient rehab may be more suitable if you would prefer to remove yourself from your lifestyle triggers that can contribute to your addiction.
Can I get rehab funding through the NHS?
There are some occasions where the NHS can fund rehab for you. However, it is a lengthy application process via your GP with few applications approved.
Why is going to a rehab important?
Rehab offers people the chance to eliminate their addiction, as well as learn tools to continue with sobriety at home. Private rehab will also provide you with access to long term aftercare support for a greater change of successful recovery.
Private rehab also offers you a medical detox to ensure that you can abstain from substances safely with full support from professionals.
What is the difference between rehab and detox?
A detox is the process of becoming free of addictive substances through abstinence. Rehab on the other hand, will provide a series of therapies and techniques to help people with problem solving, and changing their lifestyle and attitude towards addictive substances. This will help them avoid relapse in the future.
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