Do I Need to Go to Rehab?
It is not uncommon for you to doubt whether rehab is the right place for you.
After all, not many people really understand what the treatments you will receive at rehab really involve. All they know is that it will involve hard work and dedication so that the treatments given to them can take effect and help them on their way to long-term recovery.
Addiction is a complicated medical condition that needs specialised medical help to overcome. If it helps, you can think of it as a chronic illness.
With any chronic illness, you can try to manage it yourself. You can use the internet for tips and even get help from others living with the same condition. But if you want to see real progress to allow it to be managed in the long term, you need help from someone who really knows what they are doing.
Addictions are not something that can be cured. They are something you can manage and even get to the point where you can manage without a relapse. But you must keep in mind there is no easy fix which will cure you.
However, you can still be treated and live a full and happy life if you work hard and keep up the effort.
There are many different types of things you can be addicted to. The traditional addiction being to substance abuse of either drugs or alcohol. However, you can be addicted to anything that produces dopamine in your brain. This is why some people can be addicted to gambling, sex or video games.
At Action Rehab, we can provide you with support to overcome your drug or alcohol addictions through our tried and tested treatment plans.
But you may not be sure if you really need to go to rehab still. Because, in theory, all there is to overcoming an addiction is to stop doing what you are addicted to.
Unfortunately, addiction is not that simple. Rehab treatments give you a safe way to wean yourself off your substance of choice and receive support and tools that will help you to move away from addiction.
Overcoming addiction is very difficult. It is even harder to do if you try to do it alone. It is also much more dangerous, especially if you are addicted to alcohol or a drug such as heroin which can cause you to experience withdrawal symptoms.
Going to rehab will give you the best chance to achieve long-term recovery to live a happier and healthier life – contact us today on 0151 268 6992.
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What Happens at Rehab?
Your time at private drug and alcohol rehab will typically start with you being talked through the various treatments you will be given. The staff want you to understand what is happening to you at every step of the journey to feel as comfortable as possible.
Depending on what you are addicted to, you may be taken for a detox first.
A detox is simply the process of weaning your body off all drugs and alcohol in your system to have a fresh start.
A detox is technically needed for all addictions, but some require more specialised assistance than others. For example, suppose you are addicted to cannabis or gambling. In that case, you won’t experience the physical withdrawal symptoms as they are only a mental addiction. You may still experience:
- Mood swings
But you won’t experience the physical withdrawal symptoms, which include:
- Sweating and chills
- Hot flashes
During your detox for a chemical addiction, you may experience some withdrawal symptoms. But we want you to know that there is nothing to be afraid of. During the detox process, you will be monitored 24 hours a day by a team of fully trained medical professionals who can give you prescribed medication to relieve your withdrawal symptoms before they progress too far.
After your detox, you will be moved on to therapy. This is important as addiction tends to be a symptom of a deeper psychological issue that needs addressing.
The different types of therapy you may be given include:
- Cognitive behavioural therapy
- Holistic therapy
- Motivational interview
- Individual therapy
- Group therapy
Each type can help you in a different way, and it will be decided during your pre-admissions screening which types will be the most beneficial to you.
Help for Drug and Alcohol Addiction in Southwell
When you have made the decision to seek help for your addiction, it is important that you move quickly so that you don’t give yourself a chance to talk yourself out of it. Addiction makes it very easy to justify your own destructive behaviours.
Once you have contacted us, a member of our team will be able to talk you through our admissions process and everything you will need to know. We will also use this call to gain a better understanding of your and your needs.
If you are worried about a friend or family member, you can go through the process of trying to refer them.
You will be able to speak with someone that can help you with staging an intervention, but you must remember that you can’t force someone into rehab if they don’t want to go.
All you can do is be there for them and offer support until they do want to make a change.
How Long Does Rehab Last?
How long rehab lasts depends on what you want.
If you just want to stay for your detox, you will be there for about ten days for the entire process.
But if you want to stay at the rehab for all of your treatments, you can expect to be staying there for around 28 days which is the minimum recommended time for drug or alcohol rehab.
We hope to hear from you soon.