A 2022 study shows that between 2010 and 2017 over 280,000 people in the UK were admitted to hospitals due to an opioid overdose. Out of those numbers, it’s challenging to know how many found the support to quit the drug after their hospital admission. At Banbury Lodge, we are committed to reducing the alarmingly high numbers of overdoses by providing the necessary support and help needed through our opiate rehabilitation programme. Rehab provides a safe and supportive environment with access to professionals and peers who understand what you are going through and can provide the tools you need to change your life.
What is opiate rehab?
Opiate rehabilitation (or rehab) is a comprehensive treatment programme specifically designed to help people struggling with opiate addiction. The main aim of opiate rehab is to help individuals to overcome their struggles, build coping skills, and develop healthier behaviours and relationships. Rehab involves providing medical and mental health treatments to help the sufferer break the cycle of substance abuse and move towards improved physical and mental health.
When is it time to consider opiate rehab?
Drugs are incredibly deceptive. They often appear to provide quick, easy solutions to underlying problems or feelings. In reality, however, many drugs create new problems and can have long-term negative effects on physical and mental health. The deceptive nature of drugs can often lead you becoming reliant on them without even realising the warning signs that your thoughts, feelings and behaviours may be projecting.
If you’re unsure as to whether or not you have an issue with opiates, it’s always best to take a ‘time-out’ moment to re-assess the situation at hand. Below, we have added questions that you could try asking yourself;
- Am I using increasing amounts of opiates to get the same effect?
- Have I been engaging in dangerous behaviours to obtain opiates?
- Am I continuing to use opiates despite negative consequences?
- Do I ignore responsibilities and social obligations in favour of opiate use?
- Am I experiencing financial difficulties related to opiate use?
- Do I have intense mood swings and difficulty feeling pleasure without opiates?
- Have I been withdrawing from friends, family and activities one used to enjoy?
If you are answering ‘’yes’’ to some or even all of these questions, it could be time to get in touch with Banbury Lodge and let us guide you through the next steps. The earlier prescription drug rehab is sought, the better the outcome for long-term recovery.
What are the benefits of opiate rehab?
By joining opiate rehab, you will have the chance to regain control of your life. With hard work and determination, it’s more than possible to achieve the stability in life that everyone craves. But it’s not only stability that rehab treatment can offer. The following headings are some of the best things you can achieve once the rehab is completed:
- Increased quality of life: The improved physical health that comes from opiate rehab can help lead to an increased quality of life. Opiate abuse often disrupts day-to-day activities, which can greatly impact relationships, work, and general wellbeing.
- Improved mental health: Many people struggling already with the use of opiates are dealing with underlying mental health issues like depression and anxiety that contributed to the issue in the first place. In opiate rehab, you can receive counselling or therapy to treat mental health issues as well as learning to cope with life stressors that might lead to relapse.
- Social support: A huge part of opiate rehab is being surrounded by a supportive environment where you can discuss your struggles and receive the help you need from peers and healthcare professionals. This type of social support is vital to the recovery process and will provide a strong foundation for long-term sobriety.
- Healthier body: You will have access to nutritional counselling and physical activity planning to help you strengthen your body after being in a weakened state.
- Strengthened family relationships: You will receive family therapy sessions that are designed to help family members understand the disorder and how they can support you while in recovery.
What types of opiate rehab does Banbury Lodge provide?
At Banbury Lodge, we provide opiate rehabilitation services for commonly abused opiates. These include;
Codeine rehab is a treatment focused on long-term sobriety and recovery. It includes counselling, education, aftercare planning and other supportive services.
Fentanyl rehab involves physical and psychological therapy to help individuals cope with substance abuse and build a healthier, drug-free lifestyle.
A psychological, educational and physical approaches to helping individuals manage their issues and providing support to lead healthier lives.
Oxycodone rehab is a comprehensive programme that provides individuals with the tools to quit the drug successfully.
Treatment designed to manage physical and psychological issues through therapy, medication and lifestyle changes.
What can I expect to happen at opiate rehab?
At Banbury Lodge, we understand that taking steps toward recovery can feel daunting, but our team of professionals is here to support you through every step. We offer individualised treatment plans incorporating evidence-based therapies proven successful in the long-term recovery from opiate use. A treatment plan in our opiate rehab programme can vary depending on your needs, but it usually always includes the following:
- Detoxification: Opiate detox the process of removing the drugs from the body. Medical supervision and medication-assisted treatment (MAT) may help minimise withdrawal symptoms and cravings.
- Therapy: You will participate in individual and group therapy sessions to help you address underlying issues, like trauma or depression, that may have contributed to your drug use. Cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) and other types of treatment can help individuals develop positive coping skills and healthy behaviours to sustain recovery.
- Education: You will learn about drug use risks and develop strategies for avoiding relapse.
- Aftercare planning: The aftercare support our clinic provides will vary depending on the services provided, however some examples of aftercare support include follow-up appointments, ongoing medication management and monitoring, lifestyle advice and guidance and psychological services such as counselling.
How should I approach opiate rehab?
Rehab can be a difficult journey, both mentally and physically. It is hard to be away from loved ones and to have to work through personal issues in an unfamiliar place. Fortunately, we are here to offer advice and tips on how to approach the rehab process;
- Have an open and positive attitude: Approaching rehab with a positive outlook is essential for success. Having an open and accepting mindset will create an environment for growth and learning.
- Don’t expect it to be easy: Recovery can be difficult and require hard work and dedication. Be prepared to challenge yourself and make difficult changes to achieve success.
- Don’t set unrealistic expectations: Recovery is a process and it takes time. If you set expectations that are too high you may become discouraged if those expectations are not met.
- Make sure to follow instructions from your counsellor: Your counsellor is there to help guide you on the path of recovery so make sure you listen to their recommendations.
- Stay focused on the goal of sobriety: It’s important to remember why you chose to go into treatment and stay focused on that goal. Don’t let distractions or negative thoughts derail your progress.
- Surround yourself with support: Support from friends and family can be invaluable in times of difficulty. Have people around you that will encourage you, listen to your struggles, and celebrate your successes with you.
How can I help a loved one who is going to opiate rehab?
At Banbury lodge, we understand how difficult it must be to watch your loved one go through opiate rehabilitation. You must remember that your support can be an invaluable tool to help them through this process. There are many things you can do to help, such as:
- Encourage your loved one to stay in the rehabilitation programme for as long as needed. Offer to accompany them to counselling and group therapy sessions whenever possible.
- Be a strong source of support for your loved one throughout their recovery. Listen to them, provide positive feedback and offer reassurance that they can overcome their problems.
- Research local support groups that your loved one can attend after they’ve finished the rehab programme. Participate in these activities with them and provide moral support.
- Develop a healthy, distraction-free environment at home and plan activities like walks, movies or games that help encourage recovery.
- Anticipate and help manage triggers like stress or negative influences that could lead to a relapse.
- Check in regularly and monitor their progress to gauge whether additional steps need to be taken for continued recovery.
What are the next steps?
If you’re struggling with opiates, you don’t have to go through this alone. Seeking professional help at Banbury Lodge today can start you on the path to a new life, especially one free from the harmful effects of opiate abuse. It may seem like an uncomfortable thought, but rehab will provide you with the support and guidance you need to get back on the right track. There’s never a wrong time to ask for help and it’s never too late to make positive changes. Take that first step towards recovery today and seek out opiate rehab.