Having chosen recovery over dependency, how do you go about choosing the right rehabilitation centre? David Richards takes you through the wide range of options at Brynawel Rehab
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You might be the person making the decision or you might be a professional, a family member or friend, supporting them. Having made the vital decision to change, you are faced with a range of options, claims and counter claims as to which programme, philosophy or approach will be the most effective. So how do you choose? It’s extremely important that all options are considered before making the final decision – an individual’s choice will play a major part in determining the success of their treatment outcomes.
Some people benefit from a 12-step programme, such as Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) or Narcotics Anonymous (NA). While these types of programmes can be helpful to some, and have helped many, they are not for everyone – so what’s the alternative?
A secular, evidence-based, holistic approach tailored to the individual is such an alternative. At Brynawel Rehab we believe everyone can recover given the right support. We focus on overcoming alcohol or drug dependence through the use of a wide range of therapies, including cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavioural therapy (DBT), improving self-esteem and overall physical and mental health supported by daily structure, healthy diet and exercise.
Our programmes meet the needs of the individual instead of being set up as ‘one size fits all’ solutions. We emphasise personal responsibility.
Detox: A medically supported withdrawal may be needed. We can help by assessing whether it can be a residential detox here, or if an inpatient detox is required. It could be necessary to substitute a weaker, less addictive substance – such as buprenorphine (Subutex) – during a transition period. We accept clients on Subutex scripts.
Psychological therapies: One-to-one and group therapy sessions can determine what led to dependency, teach new behaviours and coping strategies and can help to prevent relapse. Therapies include CBT and DBT, motivational interviewing, and for those who request it, family therapy.
Because we use only evidenced-based approaches, clients will only experience therapy with a professional who is highly experienced, qualified and registered (BACP) to help them overcome dependency effectively.
Dual diagnosis support: At Brynawel Rehab we understand the need to integrate mental health treatment and psychological treatment into our programmes – treating underlying mental health issues is key to achieving abstinence. Dual diagnosis is a condition that includes two co-occurring problems that may be interrelated and requires treatment for each problem – for example anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder or personality disorders, together with dependency on alcohol or drugs. DBT is a type of talking treatment based on CBT and has been adapted to help people who experience emotions very intensely. It’s mainly used to treat problems associated with borderline personality disorder (BPD), but it has also been proven effective for people who have experienced trauma.
An individualised plan: Based on assessment of a client’s recovery capital, an individualised plan can help overcome their alcohol or drug use while also addressing a range of specific needs.
Physical therapy and nutrition: People dependent on alcohol and drugs tend not to take care of themselves or eat well. The recovery process includes exercise, eating balanced meals, and learning better habits.
Alternative therapies: Mindfulness, acupuncture, tai chi, yoga, and equine therapy are all offered and can really help as relaxation techniques.
Continued support: Rehab isn’t the end of the road to recovery, just the start of it. We offer continued therapeutic support eg weekly therapy one-to-ones following completion of the Kick Start Programme, and training in SMART Recovery facilitation (Self-Management and Recovery Training, which uses evidence-based behavioural therapies).
A welcoming environment: Our accommodation is single room only, with ensuite facilities including TV, and is computer and mobile phone friendly in a semi-rural setting. Our experienced staff work to design treatments to suit individual preferences and needs, as our clients deserve nothing less.
Private rooms and a small client base allow our clients to focus on their recovery.
Clear and straightforward pricing: We believe in transparency with our clients, from the very moment you consider Brynawel Rehab for treatment.
Booking an assessment is completely free of charge, helping the client’s decision-making and deepening our understanding of their needs. This is easily arranged by calling 01443 226864 or going onto our website – www.brynawel.org to take a virtual tour and contact us using firstname.lastname@example.org