ESH Community is a safe and supported fully residential addiction treatment centre set in the Heart of England's Warwickshire countryside away from everyday distractions.
Drug addiction treatment is complex but in general terms the treatment support would normally consist of a medically assisted detox followed by a period in a fully residential rehab to address the root causes of a person’s addictive behaviours and then to maintain their wellbeing in recovery it is essential that they are supported with on-going aftercare.
"We recognise that addiction is influenced by people’s life experiences and the treatment we offer for people suffering with drug addiction issues is personalised to accommodate each individual's circumstances and needs."
Our treatment centre was purposely established as a small recovery community with treatment and accommodation in the same location. The programme was designed to be personal and to focus on a smaller number of residents. This ensures we provide the best possible support with the optimal personal and dedicated time for every individual from our professional staff and counsellors.
Residents eat, sleep and undertake all the core activities of the activity programme either at the house or within the grounds. The accommodation is currently male only.
All admissions and detoxes are supervised by our specialist addiction consultant psychiatrist.
Our clinic's specialist team of professional staff support and monitor residents 24/7 safely through their medically assisted detox minimising any withdrawal symptoms.
As residents progress through their detox they start to participate in our rehab programme of education and group sessions. There are also regular 1-2-1 counselling sessions with our experienced professional addiction counsellors. The group sessions and counselling encourages the residents to explore and understand the underlying root causes of their addictive behaviour.
Aftercare for our residents following completion of their placement is essential and is included in the overall treatment package. Our aftercare incorporates follow-up 1-2-1 counselling sessions, telephone support and regular aftercare groups supported by professional staff.
Drug Detox Southam covering Rugby & Daventry
Most people who are using or taking drugs will experience some symptoms of withdrawal when they stop using. These can be physical or emotional, including anxiety, paranoia and nervousness.
Physical withdrawal symptoms occur because the body has become dependent on the effects of the specific drugs.
Withdrawal symptoms can be very unpleasant- which leads to craving- and then back to using drugs for relief of the symptoms.
During the pre-admission risk assessment before admission any medical risks are considered along with individual’s suitability for our overall treatment programme.
Medically Assisted Detoxification
On admission the prescribed medication is given when withdrawal symptoms start. More medication is then given (every hour if needed) to ensure that the withdrawal symptoms are well controlled.
The detox symptoms are monitored and more medication given as required particularly if there is any difficulty sleeping.
The rehab's team of professional staff support and monitor residents 24/7 safely though any medically assisted detox minimising any drug or alcohol withdrawal symptoms.
‘Drug detox’ is only the initial stage in the treatment and it is essential that all patients engage fully with the residential rehab treatment programme after detoxification. This will identify underlying emotional issues which caused the addictive behaviours.
Most importantly, the residential rehab treatment programme will give you a plan for a happy, healthy drug-free life.
Drug Rehab Southam covering Rugby & Daventry
A period of rehabilitation to address under lying physiological issues that are at the root of the compulsive behaviour is essential after detoxification.
During their rehab placement our residents are helped to explore their feelings and emotions, patterns of negative thinking and their day to day relationships with others, all of which may have contributed to the addictive behaviours.
Our recovery programme addresses the emotional issues and symptoms associated with addictive behaviours including, isolation, stress, anxiety, depression, anger and low self-esteem.
Our professional support helps to develop our resident's confidence, regain self-esteem and self-belief to achieve an abstinent life with meaning and purpose, moving from dependence to independence.
The community works in groups through a 7 day week structured programme of recovery activities, all residents are required to actively participate.
We believe in a holistic approach to recovery which addresses mental, physical and spiritual health.
Our programme is client focussed and resident's recovery plans are jointly reviewed and agreed to meet their differing needs.
The programme includes:-
- Daily structured programme of education and awareness group activity sessions including; effects of alcohol and drugs, gambling, relapse prevention, looking at change, self awareness, understanding anxiety, stress, depression, health and nutrition
- Regular one-to-one psychodynamic counselling with our experienced addiction counsellors
- Introduction to the 12 step programme of recovery and attendance at AA/NA/GA and other fellowship meetings
- Meditation and Mindfulness
- Daily therapeutic duties around the house, allotment and in the grounds
- Gym, swimming and sauna at the local leisure centre
- Specialist auricular acupuncture for detox and addiction
- Walking and other outdoor activities
Staff are on-site 24/7 and residents are always escorted by staff members when they are off-site at meetings or activities such as gym and walking sessions.
To support residents and improve their overall health and wellbeing our meals are freshly prepared and cooked on site by our dedicated catering staff.
There is also a range of support available from external specialist organisations to assist with housing, debt, employment and benefit issues if required.
Drug Aftercare Southam covering Rugby & Daventry
Sustainability is vital and we provide the essential ongoing aftercare support to achieve that.
There are many many people who manage to stop drinking, gambling or using drugs for periods, sometimes long periods of time. The problem isn't the stopping, it's staying stopped that is the issue. Addiction is a progressive illness. It never gets better. Unless addressed it just gets worse.
"Aftercare for our residents when they complete their placement is essential and our on-going comprehensive aftercare support is included with all our placements."
The key measurement of our success is sustained recovery, which is basically the length of time ex-residents stay drug and alcohol free after completing our residential programme.
Our aftercare incorporates follow-up 1-2-1 counselling sessions, telephone support and regular on-going aftercare groups supported by staff and other previous residents who also attend.
There is also the opportunity to join current residents and staff at external meetings which they regularly attend. We are people who have experienced the horrors and terrors of addiction first-hand, so we have a practical understanding of addiction and addictive behaviours, we treat it as an illness, it is NOT a weakness.
When residents complete their placement at the residential rehab they become part of the ESH Community wider recovery network with the on-going mutual support of our other previous residents who pass on practical experience and support each other in recovery.