Many people across the length and breadth of the UK found lockdown to be a profoundly unpleasant experience.
Being stuck inside during the stay-at-home orders spurred negative emotions ranging from tedium to loneliness, and even despair in most individuals.
Sure, there are some people who enjoy solitude, but not many of us like to be forced into a state of isolation, unable to communicate with our social groups and loved ones, in particular when we are also worried about their health at the same time.
One group of people who are particularly dependent on their support groups and networks are those suffering from or recovering from addiction.
A long-standing cornerstone of addiction treatment and recovery has been the ability to attend face-to-face therapy with a professional or with a support group, such as at AA meetings.
Therefore, this has been a particularly uncertain period of time for recovering addicts who have been able to depend on support groups in their daily life, only to see this much-needed resource made potentially unavailable for an unknowable amount of time.
Due to the sudden closure of public spaces where the likes of AA meetings could take place and with the apparent uncertainty about the viability of attending therapy, a lot of people were understandably very concerned about the current state of addiction treatment options.
Addiction rehab is still very important during lockdown, and due to it being a medical need, residential rehab addiction treatment at private centres is stills permitted according to UKAT’s analysis of the government’s rules and guidelines.
The Major Question On People’s Minds Is, “Is It Better To Delay Getting Treatment Until The Covid-19 Pandemic Is Over?”
According to expert’s opinions, delaying attendance at a professional addiction treatment centre will naturally feel like the right decision at the moment, considering the advice to stay within your somewhere possible.
However, these reasons are precisely why you should attend a residential rehab and trust your physical and psychologic health in the hands of professional medical staff — such as those who are employed within residential rehab facilities.
On the whole, addiction treatment centres are clean, sanitary, and they have a roster of professional medical staff who work there, all of which will be perfect for helping you to root out a long-lasting and secure recovery.
Private rehab also means that you will be staying indoors at a secure facility, which is in keeping with guidelines.
Staying Alone In Your Home Can Take A Toll On All Aspects Of Your Health
Staying at home is of the paramount importance at the moment in order to help stop the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic, and adhering to national lockdown is beneficial to your own health as well as the health of those around you.
That is not to say, however, that staying indoors is a positive experience for many, and being confined in your home can throw up a lot of its own problems which need to be addressed — especially for addicts.
The amount which people have been drinking thrown up some very worrying statistics in regards to the general health of the UK public during lockdown.
Drink Aware’s 2020 reviews showed that around 4.6 million adults across the UK drank more than normal in 2020 in order to cope with the stress of lockdown. Drink Aware’s chief executive said of the current situation, “Our Monitor shows that when people are feeling fragile – whether they’re uncertain about their futures or struggling with working at home – they could be reaching for a drink. And while some people adapt, many might not be getting to grips with the so-called ‘new normal’, continuing to drink more than they usually would.”
However, it is not only alcohol which has been wreaking havoc on the lives of addicts, as well as causing more people to develop addictions. Despite national lockdown and stay at home orders, a lot of people have still been turning to drugs to avoid the tedium of lockdown and to cope with the daily stress of current life.
Addiction charity We Are With You’s Andrew Horne told CGTN of the dangers currently facing those with drug addictions, “Some of the people we work with here in Scotland have been telling us that they’re stockpiling drugs […] But we’re also hearing about supply difficulties, too, and that the purity of many drugs is decreasing as dealers cut them with different substances to increase their bulk.”
Attending Private Rehab May Well Be Just The Thing You Need Right Now
The Government the United Kingdom has ordered that everyone across the UK is to remain in their home and not to take unnecessary travel at this time.
However, the thing that you, or perhaps a friend or loved one who’s struggling with addiction, is in need of right now is relaxation to focus on recovery.
Removing yourself from the myriad of stresses that come with general household responsibilities and daily life throughout lockdown, and discovering the correct focus and commitment to your health — by therapy to help mend distorted memories and negative habits — will enable you to start living a healthy and addiction-free life.
These exact reasons are the perfect explanation as to why attending private, residential rehab may well be the best thing for you to pursue in this current climate.
In a facility such as that which Action Rehab can offer, you will be able to enjoy a private room and reside in a luxurious cut-off facility in a safe community focused on recovery and wellness.
And, crucially, while you are with us, your mind will be free to roam during the day. The stresses of daily life will be removed as we provide you with home-cooked food, grounds for exercise, and anything you may require. You will also be adhering to the stay at home orders in our facilities, except you will be staying with a support network to help you through this difficult time.
If you have any more questions about this, then please reach out to us and we will be happy to answer any and all queries you may have.