What is a private rehab?
A private residential rehab is a facility for treating addictions, such as alcohol (alcohol rehab), drugs (drug rehab), gambling (gambling rehab), as well as other mental health problems (dual diagnosis or co-occurring disorders). ‘Residential’ rehab means that clients remain on-site for the duration of their treatment programme, rather than attending weekly sessions or living at home.
‘Private’ rehab means that treatment is funded privately, either by the individual themselves or by their loved ones. Private rehab clinics treat the individual and their symptoms, and good quality addiction treatment is often the best and most preferred option for people suffering from addiction.
Opting for residential private rehab gives you access to 24/7 professional support and care.
The structure, intensity, and level of support provided by these facilities is unparalleled. It just isn’t on offer from outpatient or day services. Whilst free addiction services and day programmes certainly have their benefits, the majority of addicts and alcoholics reach a point in their addiction where they require a level of support and care that only a private, residential rehab can meet.
Trained addiction counsellors can help facilitate the addict’s understanding of what led to their addiction in the first place, and help them to develop the tools and coping skills they need to avoid relapse in future. From fully supervised drug or alcohol detoxes, to one-to-one counselling, bespoke treatment plans, and individualised aftercare provisions, a residential treatment centre has so much to offer someone beginning their recovery.
To find out more about the range of treatment programmes on offer at the Providence Projects rehab centre in Bournemouth, call us today on 0800 955 0945 to speak to one of our team of highly skilled addiction counsellors.
Do I need to go to private residential rehab?
Many of us have preconceptions when we hear the word ‘rehab’. The term conjures up images of celebrities in LA, luxury hotel-style treatment facilities, and very expensive treatment programmes. Alternatively, one might think of someone needing rehab who has hit rock bottom, is homeless or has lost everything. In reality, residential rehab clinics are nothing like the stereotypes. There are a variety of treatment facilities on offer, all with their own rehab programmes and specific therapies and treatments. When choosing the right rehab clinic for you, it’s so important to do your research and think about what might best suit your needs.
We know how daunting it can be to consider entering a private residential rehab clinic. You may wonder if your addiction problem is ‘bad enough’, or whether it is worth the money. In all likelihood, if you are researching or considering going to rehab, you probably need to go.
Before seeking rehab treatment, it can be helpful to analyse your relationship with the problem substance or addiction. Common questions that should be answered include:
- Are you constantly engaging in the addictive behaviour? Do you use drugs/alcohol every day or binge on large amounts? Are you covering up your alcohol or drug problem to friends, family and work colleagues?
- Are you experiencing any negative consequences as a result of your usage, such as damaged relationships, financial worries, poor mental or physical health?
- Do you feel like you need to consume alcohol or drugs, or to go gambling, to get you through the day?
- Have you tried to stop, or made promises to others that you’d have a break, only to find yourself using or drinking the very next day, or even hour?
Ultimately though, no one can diagnose you as an addict or alcoholic, or decide whether you need residential rehab treatment. It is up to you to admit you may have a problem and to seek help from those who have experienced the same struggles as you.
Free rehab services
Whilst there is no such thing as a ‘free’ rehab in the UK, there are lots of community-led addiction services and groups offering support. These tend to be more suitable for mild cases or to support individuals in maintaining their long-term recovery.
To attend an inpatient, residential rehab always costs money, and sadly addiction often reaches a point where inpatient treatment is the only option for successful recovery. If you are seeking support for yourself or a loved one, there are free services available which we have listed below. It’s important to remember that these often won’t be enough, on their own, to begin the recovery journey.
Support Groups & Charities
Charities and groups offer sessions for those recovering from drug, alcohol and gambling addictions. These groups are confidential and provide useful support when navigating the early days of recovery, as well as trying to maintain sobriety long-term. The support, friendship and empathy you receive in these groups are unparalleled. Most importantly, they’re free! Groups include:
- Alcoholics Anonymous
- Cocaine Anonymous
- Gambler’s Anonymous
- Smart Recovery
NHS Talking Therapies
If you can’t meet the costs of private residential rehab, the NHS can provide access to free counselling sessions with an NHS practitioner. Unfortunately, the waiting lists for these sessions can take months, and addiction is rarely conquered by counselling sessions alone.
Booking an appointment with your local GP can be a good place to start when looking for addiction support and treatment. Your GP may be able to offer you substitute drugs while you await treatment, or be able to refer you to a local day programme within the community.
Paying for private rehab
The thought of entering a private rehab clinic can be daunting enough, without trying to work out how to pay for it. There’s no way to avoid it, rehab is expensive. However, there are different ways to meet the costs of addiction treatment, and in the long run, it is the best investment you can make, for yourself and your future. Below are some ways to pay for the costs of private addiction treatment:
- Private funds
- NHS funding
- Professional organisations
- Credit Cards
- Payment Plans
- Other personal options
The Providence Projects is here to support those suffering from addiction and to enable anyone looking for treatment to access the professional help they need. We believe everyone deserves the right to good quality, accessible and affordable rehab treatment. This ethos has remained the same since our doors opened in 1996! Call us today on 0800 955 0945 for confidential support, advice and guidance.
What are the benefits of private rehab?
1. Supervised Detox
Undergoing detox within a private residential rehab setting greatly improves the chances of success. Those who are addicted to drugs and alcohol often require detoxification, helping the addict to rid their body of drugs and alleviate any withdrawal symptoms in the meantime. At The Providence Projects we provide safe and qualified care for a range of detoxes, from heroin to cannabis to alcohol to cocaine, and many more.
Private residential rehab provides a safe and nurturing environment in which to detox safely. A team of qualified addiction counsellors and healthcare professionals are on hand to support the process 24/7. Of course, detoxification is often just the first stage of recovery. On its own, it will not be sufficient to break the cycle of addiction long-term. In fact, it is after detox that the real work begins, in the form of therapy and a structured, intensive rehabilitation programme.
2. One-to-one counselling
Individual counselling and psychotherapy is a key factor in most addiction rehab programmes and plays an important role in any effective treatment plan. Addiction counselling sessions with a qualified practitioner provide the opportunity for the addict to learn how to live life without the crutch of substances to numb all feelings and emotions. They are a safe space in which to explore triggers and cravings, and to gradually develop the skills to stay sober in the real world. You can work with your counsellor to set goals for both your physical and emotional health, relationships and future aspirations.
These individual and highly personalised sessions, facilitated by skilled addiction professionals, are one of the keystones of our drug and alcohol treatment programme. You will uncover the underlying psychological issues that led to your drug addiction. There are many reasons why people get addicted to drugs: from childhood trauma, low self-esteem and negative belief systems, to other co-occurring mental health disorders, such as depression, anxiety or PTSD. It may be a way to cope with stress, to avoid taking personal responsibility, or to help you numb yourself from emotional and physical pain. By rationalising and understanding the reasons behind your addiction, and peeling back the layers of your behaviour, you can start to heal.
3. Group therapy
Rehab group therapy sessions complement your one-to-one counselling, and form an integral part of effective addiction treatment at most private rehab centres. Addiction is such an isolating disease that often addicts feel lonely and cut off from the world and their loved ones. Group therapy, including alcohol therapy, provides the opportunity to develop your interpersonal and communication skills within a safe, therapeutic environment. You will find companionship, peer empathy and support from people facing similar issues to yours. Whilst this is a daunting prospect for most, it is one of the most valuable tools for those seeking recovery from addiction.
4. Alternative therapies
Here at The Providence Projects we believe in holistic therapy: treating mind, body and spirit. As part of our treatment programme we offer alternative therapies such as acupuncture. The basis for this approach is the belief that a person’s overall health is a combination of all aspects of their life. Healing is not just about addressing your addiction, but also exploring the psychological, physical and spiritual dimensions that make up who you are.
5. Family therapy
It isn’t just the addict who suffers in their addiction; there is a ripple effect and the whole family suffers too. The waves of destruction caused by the addict’s unhealthy and harmful behaviours affect everyone around them. That’s why family therapy sessions are such a vital part of any private residential rehab programme. They help all family members to understand addiction as a disease, to heal and to move forward through open communication. The Providence Projects offers support for families of addicts, including hosting family therapy sessions and interventions.
Learn more in our blog: 5 Benefits of Private Rehab.
Get help now
There are many benefits to attending a private, residential rehab. Getting help for your addiction is the only way to get better and to break the patterns of behaviour. There really is no downside to freeing yourself from the vicious cycle of addiction. As you start to feel better both physically and mentally, and to develop new healthy habits which will enrich your life in recovery. We do understand how big a decision it is to enter a private drug rehab or alcohol rehab. It can feel scary and overwhelming, and the financial costs associated can add to this.
We want you to know that going to a private residential rehab can be one of the best things you do for yourself and those who love you. It is an investment in your future, your health, and the quality of your family and friends’ lives too. If you’re physically dependent on drugs or alcohol, or addicted to gambling, it is likely that you require a stay in a residential rehab facility. Whilst support groups such as Alcoholics Anonymous or Gambler’s Anonymous can go some of the way to support you in getting better, the majority of people need to be physically removed from their environment in order to break the addictive cycle to substances.
If you or a loved one would like more information on addiction and how private rehab can help, please call us today to speak to one of our expert team of addiction counsellors on 0800 955 0945, or fill out our contact form. Help is available and you don’t have to suffer on your own anymore.