Addictions can easily spiral out of control. With this in mind, if you believe that you may have an addiction to alcohol or drugs, you should seek help right now.
Rehab is the best option for recovering from drug and alcohol addictions. Here at Action Rehab, we can help you find the right rehab centre for you and your circumstances.
Get in touch today to find out more about what we can do for you. Our team of friendly, helpful staff will guide you through the process and answer any questions you may have about addictions, recovery, and rehab treatments.
You Can Overcome Your Addiction
Everyone who is suffering from addiction has different reasons as to why they came to where they are now. Everybody’s experience is different; therefore, their treatment will also differ. Some may respond better to talk therapies, some, group therapies.
Rehab is the perfect place to recover as you will be individually assessed and will receive a treatment plan tailored to suit your specific situation and needs. When it comes to recovery, there is no ‘one size fits all’ treatment, the length of time you stay in rehab will completely depend on the severity of your addiction.
Some people will have been suffering for longer and therefore their lives will be impacted on a larger scale, their mental and physical health may be worse and treatment can take longer. There is no quick fix when it comes to recovery. You must follow the treatment plan made for you.
It is possible to have a second attempt at life and overcome your addiction, especially with help from rehab. However, you must be serious about your recovery journey.
You will not get better and are likely to relapse if you do not fully comply with your treatment. You must be willing to surrender your addiction and be honest with yourself and the professionals assisting you.
Recovery is something to not be taken lightly and can change your life for the better. Recovery is a chance at a new, positive, healthier lifestyle.
What Exactly is Rehab?
Rehab, short for rehabilitation, is a residential treatment centre specifically for addictions. In this case, substance addictions such as drugs and alcohol. Recovery from addiction is daunting, it can feel almost impossible and often there is a worry of how to stick to it and not relapse.
Some people try to recover alone, without medical help. However, recovery at home is not recommended as it can be extremely dangerous when coming off drugs or alcohol. It is also mostly unsuccessful due to a lack of professional support.
The psychological issues that come with addiction and recovery are one of the biggest hurdles you may face. Therefore, professional help and support are vital for getting sober and staying sober.
There are a variety of ways that one may decide to follow to recover. The most successful and most recommended way is through rehab. In rehab, you will have everything you need and learn everything you need to know to help you recover safely. You will be supported by professional, compassionate staff who will guide you through every step in your recovery.
What Can I Expect in Rehab?
You may be wondering exactly what happens in rehab. Deciding to take this step can be daunting when you have no idea what to expect. The important thing to know is that you will never have to suffer alone with your issues while in rehab.
Contrary to common misunderstandings about rehab, it’s actually a very positive and uplifting place. Of course, there are serious moments, you are after all going to be processing a lot of hard thoughts and feelings.
Upon entering rehab, you will be fully examined and assessed by professionals who will decide exactly where you are in your addiction, how severe it is and what the best course of treatment is for you personally. Then you will go into detox.
Detox can last anything from a few days to a couple of weeks depending on how much of the substance is in your body and how often you use. Detoxing is a process where the traces of substance and toxins are removed from your body. This can be extremely dangerous, the process must be done with caution and you must be monitored by medical professionals.
Never detox at home alone. Detoxing can cause a variety of symptoms that can even be fatal if the correct measures are not in place. You can suffer from depression, anxiety, vomiting and headaches to seizures, hallucinations and in some cases, heart failure. In rehab, these symptoms can be managed and prevented by medications and around the clock monitoring.
After detox, you will receive your treatment plan which will be tailored to suit you and your specific needs. This plan will contain sessions of individual, one to one therapy where you will talk through your addiction, learn about your addiction and yourself, discuss how you got to where you are, and sometimes you may receive a dual diagnosis.
A dual diagnosis is when you receive a diagnosis of a mental health disorder as well as your addiction. This can be fairly common as a large percentage of individuals with mental health problems struggle with addiction.
Your treatment programme will also include other therapies to help you on your way including group therapy where you will achieve a sense of empowerment and this will allow you to not feel so isolated in your addiction.
You will also attend a wellbeing therapy where you may take part in activities such as meditation, yoga, gym and classes on nutrition. A healthier body helps to have a healthier mind. Having a healthier lifestyle will help you to avoid substance addiction and stay on track.
Get in touch today to find out more about how we can help you find the right rehab centre for you.