In our years of experience at our drug and alcohol rehab Bartley Green, we continue to see a strong connection between addiction to alcohol and drugs and poor mental. Typically, this is a result of people who are suffering from poor mental health turning to drink or drug-taking as a coping mechanism.
Similarly, many people who are excessively abusing alcohol and drugs will develop issues with their mental health as a result of the harmful toxins they’re putting into their system. When a person is suffering from poor mental health and a drug or alcohol addiction, we call this a dual diagnosis.
Another common cause of addiction to alcohol or drugs is the influence from the social circles people find themselves in, mostly through peer pressure. Beginning with social drinking or drug taking, this can quickly take a turn for the worse and lead to a physical and psychological dependency on the substance. We believe this is such a common cause as the people you surround yourself with have a huge impact on your beliefs and your behaviours.
In addition to the above, we also regularly see people seeking addiction treatment at our drug and alcohol rehab in Bartley Green after a traumatic event in their life has resulted in excessive substance abuse. These traumatic events could include a family breakdown, a bereavement, or a job loss, making them feel so low, they believe that drugs or alcohol will help them; this of course, isn’t the case.
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Noticing the Signs of Addiction
It’s a natural reaction for most people to try and hide their addiction to alcohol and drugs from everyone else, and even from themselves. However, when it comes to substance abuse, it can easily take control over almost every aspect of your life very quickly.
Drug and alcohol addiction can seriously damage your physical and psychological well-being. Some of the most common signs and symptoms of addiction include a pale or unwell appearance, sudden weight changes, bloodshot eyes, memory problems, vomiting, and skin sores.
Excessively abusing alcohol and drugs will also make you more susceptible to developing liver disease, diabetes, and heart disease. It’s not just your physical health that is damaged by substance abuse, your psychological health can deteriorate just as quickly as you may notice signs of increased anxiety, depression, stress, paranoia, loneliness, bipolarity, and even suicidal thoughts.
If your concerns are about a loved one suffering from substance abuse, you can look out for whether they’ve experienced a bad break-up or are constantly arguing with other family members causing a breakdown in relationships.
We can often find it difficult to fully understand what another person is going through when they’re living with an addiction, but we can do what we can to identify the signs and seek out help when necessary.
Private rehab in Bartley Green
One of the first decisions you’ll need to make when searching for a drug and alcohol rehab is whether to join a private rehab or to seek out addiction treatment from the NHS. In our experience, addiction treatment with the NHS has proven to be a generic treatment programme for all which is unlikely to be effective in achieving long-term recovery.
Although it’s low cost or even free, this doesn’t mean it will work for you. You’ll likely end up having to go through treatment all over again making the process even longer and more difficult than it has to be.
Although private rehab is more costly, you’re much more likely to benefit from an effective rehab programme that’s been tailored to meet your needs the first time round. Receiving a personalised treatment plan makes a world of difference when it comes to addiction treatment. There’s no time wasted, and you’ll have the best chance of achieving your long-term recovery goals with the dedicated support of an expert team.