Drug and alcohol addiction is a problem all over the UK. According figures published by the NHS a fifth of young people and nearly 10% of all adults had taken an illicit drug in the previous year. There were more than 18,000 hospital admissions due to poisoning from drug misuse across 2018-19, as well as nearly 7,400 hospitalisations for drug related mental and behavioural disorders. There were also close to 3,000 deaths related to overdose, or poisoning from drug misuse.
According to the charity Alcohol Change UK, nearly a quarter (24%) of adults in England and Scotland drink more than the recommended low-risk amounts of alcohol and more than a quarter (27%) binge drink. There are an estimated 586,780 dependent drinkers in England alone and fewer than one in five (18%) are currently receiving treatment.
Basingstoke and the surrounding Hampshire areas are certainly not immune to these problems. If you or a loved one are struggling with alcohol or drugs, accessing the right treatment programmes and drug or alcohol rehab centres could help.
Getting help for drug or alcohol addiction in Basingstoke
Drug and alcohol addictions wreck lives and, unfortunately, the problem is so widespread that most of us know someone whose life it has touched. Addiction can have a huge impact on an individual’s physical and psychological health and potentially wreck their career and relationships, as well as affecting their friends, family and society as a whole. Left unchecked, addiction can kill.
It is extremely difficult to beat addiction without help and very few people manage to do so. Undergoing a professional, evidence-based treatment program or rehab is much more likely to result in the addict being able to kick their habit and achieve a long term recovery.
Call us now to find out more on 0151 268 6992.
Rehab centres and addiction treatment
If you’re looking for rehab in Basingstoke, we can help put you in touch with the right treatment programmes to help you overcome your addiction. All our centres feature the best facilities and are run and staffed by experts in the field of addiction recovery, with medical expertise accessible when required.
They offer a range of services tailored to your own situation that can give you the best chance of beating your addiction and resuming your life leaving alcohol and drug dependency behind.
It is incredibly difficult to beat addiction without expert help, yet a recent study published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) found that drug and alcohol services in England had lost nearly a third (30%) of their budgets since 2013-14.
Residential rehab services are extremely rare on the NHS and, even where they are available, there is generally a very long waiting list. Time counts when dealing with addiction. Every day lost is a day of potential danger or harm – to both the addict and those around them.
Contact us today and you could quickly get access to the help you need.
What treatment options are available?
The clinics we work with offer a wide range of drug and alcohol treatment services, as well as treatments for conditions like gambling addiction, which can be psychologically damaging and have a massive impact on your financial health, relationships and general well-being.
We can help you to overcome addiction to:
- Other illegal drugs
- Prescription drugs
Some treatment service types available include detox programmes, holistic rehab programmes and various types of therapy.
What is a detox programme?
Detox, or detoxification, involves getting the toxic substance out of your system and dealing with the after-effects, whether this involves alcohol, prescription drugs or illicit substances.
This can be difficult to do without expert help and going ‘cold turkey’ alone can also be potentially dangerous. It is never a pleasant process, even with medical supervision and proper support, but a structured detox programme can help you to deal with withdrawal symptoms.
Most of our centres offer 24-hour care and supervision during this crucial part of the recovery process, as well as access to medical expertise and prescription medicine where appropriate.
What therapies are available?
The detox process will see the actual physical substance leave your body but the psychological effects can be long-lasting and difficult to overcome.
Various forms of therapy have been proven to be effective in helping people to overcome their addictions and start to rebuild their lives. Some therapies that may be useful, depending on the situation, could include:
- Group therapy
- Couples therapy
- One-to-one counselling
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
What is drug or alcohol rehab?
Rehab or rehabilitation is a holistic programme that aims to deal with all aspects of your addiction. This is likely to involve a detox programme and various therapies as outlined above.
Overcoming addiction is very rarely a quick or straightforward process. Many addicts will struggle for years and may have recurring cravings and other related issues throughout their lives. Rehab programmes will also help you to understand your addiction, providing you with the tools you need to avoid temptation, deal with the possibility of relapses and take control of your life beyond the doors of the treatment centre.
How can Action Rehab help?
Here at Action Rehab, we provide help and advice to those seeking recovery from addiction by offering a referral service that aims to seek out the best possible treatment options available for drug and alcohol addictions.
We never forget that every person going through issues with alcohol or drugs is an individual and that everyone’s needs are different. We can help you to find the right treatment centre for your own situation and offer advice in complete confidence.
Our helpline that is staffed 24/7, with access to a team of experienced addiction recovery experts. Many addicts are initially unwilling to seek help, or even admit that they have a problem, but we can also offer impartial advice for friends, family members, co-workers and other involved parties.
If you or someone you know needs help dealing with drug and alcohol issues, contact Action Rehab today by filling out a contact form or by calling us on 0151 268 6992.