Frequently Asked Questions

Alcohol Rehab

Below are some of the most common alcohol rehab questions we are asked at PCP. These are intended as a guide and general information only, and is a work in progress, which we’ll be adding to often. For professional, tailored advice or answers to any of your questions, please get in touch with us. Our expert staff can help answer any questions you have about addiction, recovery and alcohol rehab – whether it’s for you or a loved one.

What is alcohol rehab?

Alcohol rehab is a medium to long term course of intensive, specialist treatment, focussing on enabling people who have alcohol problems to understand what is underlying their addiction. Our alcohol rehab programme is delivered by qualified Psychotherapists and Counsellors, most of whom have also successfully recovered from an addiction themselves. The aim of our rehab programme is to help ‘free’ people from the negative thinking, behaviours and emotions that lead to and were part of the addiction, and teach a new way of living that will lead to long term abstinence from alcohol.

What is the difference between PCP rehab and the treatment that you can receive at a local alcohol service?

The main difference is the intensity of the intervention that we provide, which is all day every day, compared with maybe one session per week. Our rehab programme, being away from your home, also means that you are able to focus entirely on overcoming this problem without the stresses of everyday life and work

Will I receive 1-2-1 counselling

100% - All clients receive a structured 1-2-1 counselling session each week. Our counsellors are also on hand throughout to assist when problems arise or if you’re having a bad day, they will always be there for you to provide a listening ear.

What can I bring to rehab?
You will need to bring with you clothes, toiletries and a towel as well as any medications that are prescribed to you. You may also bring with you your wallet, phone, books, pictures of loved ones. You will not be allowed your phone for the first 72 hours of treatment, after this you may make calls in the evening.

What type of treatment will I receive in rehab?

All of counsellors studied for over 4 years in University to be able to provide the treatment that we offer at PCP, so it is incredibly varied. A lot of the work we do is in groups, which will focus on various aspects of addiction. We teach all of our clients the full 12 step programme, which is a tried and trusted method for overcoming an addiction, we offer CBT and deliver other alternative groups such as Art Therapy and Guided Meditation. Our counsellors will work with you on an individual basis to see what is behind your addiction and tailor the work that they do with you to cover the areas that we agree with you that need to be addressed.

How long are your rehab programmes?

Our primary care rehab programmes can be for 2, 4, 8 or 12 weeks. We also offer a secondary rehab programme of up to another 12 weeks for those that want even longer term. As a general rule, as you would expect, the longer that someone is in rehab the better the outcome is going to be.

Do your rehab programmes include medical detox?
All of our rehab programmes include medical detox that run alongside the rehab. Unlike other services, we really encourage people undergoing the detox to fully engage with the rehab where they can.

Can my family visit me whilst I am in rehab?
Absolutely. One of the most important things about recovery from an addiction, is re-connecting and re-building relationships with loved ones, so we encourage visits from supportive family and friends on the weekend. On these visits you are free to go for a coffee, take a walk in the park – this time is for you and them and it is so very important.

What is the success rate of the rehab programme?
The success rate of people completing the programme is 92%. We complete a 6 month follow up for all clients that complete the programme and the long term success rate is 74%. Ultimately, it is the person receiving the treatment that will decide whether the programme works for them or not.

Will I receive aftercare support once I have finished the rehab programme 
Aftercare is a crucial part of the treatment process, because maintaining abstinence and recovery can be hard at first, especially after leaving rehab. PCP offers a weekly face to face aftercare group, as well as ongoing telephone counselling. These services are completely free and are available to you for as long as you need them.  

Will I receive aftercare support once I have finished the rehab programme?
Aftercare is a crucial part of the treatment process, because maintaining abstinence and recovery can be hard at first, especially after leaving rehab. PCP offers a weekly face to face aftercare group, as well as ongoing telephone counselling. These services are completely free and are available to you for as long as you need them.  

Can I smoke in rehab?
PCP has many designated outdoor smoking areas and there are breaks throughout the day for people to vape and smoke. We find that in rehab a lot of people do turn to vaping or attempt to abstain from smoking as well, purely because they want to free themselves from all of their addictions and have the newfound confidence to do so.

How much does alcohol rehab cost?
Our alcohol rehab programme is the most cost effective in the UK. The cost does vary based on the treatment location, single or shared occupancy and the length of treatment required, so please speak to one of our experienced addiction treatment advisors who will go through all of the options.

 

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