At the moment, there is a growing addiction problem in the United Kingdom. This is a very hard problem to solve, but if you feel like you could benefit from some type of treatment then don’t hesitate to get started. The longer you put it off the worse the drug or alcohol addiction will get.
At Action Rehab we can refer you to rehab in Bradford, West Yorkshire. We aim to help you find a suitable rehabilitation programme that helps you to take control over your alcohol addiction, drug addiction or whatever is harming you.
We are just a quick phone call away from putting you in touch with drug and alcohol rehab in Bradford and other treatment options.
What may have caused your drug or alcohol addiction?
Numerous things could be the cause of your addiction. The tricky thing is, to stay sober long term, these have to be treated effectively. You may already know the reason for your addiction, sometimes it can be very obvious. If you have suffered a lot of trauma in your life or have had a tough upbringing then it is easy to point the finger at this as the cause. Other causes may be more subtle and almost unnoticed to yourself.
However, treating these causes without professional help can be troublesome. Without the help of a trained addiction counsellor, you may not be dealing with these issues effectively. Many patients are found to have repressed a lot of memories to deal with crisis or stress – this may help at first, but these problems will one day rise again.
Other things that have been found to cause drug or alcohol addiction are events such as trauma, grief, career trouble and most commonly, mental health issues. Mental health is another thing that is rarely discussed. If someone is struggling with mental health issues, these are extremely hard to manage long term if you don’t have outside help. It’s best to tackle these issues head-on in therapy but many people don’t seek help for various reasons.
What happens during addiction treatment?
Even if you have some idea on what has caused your addiction, without trained professionals helping you through the process, it is hard to complete ‘home-made treatment programmes’. Friend and family support just simply isn’t enough.
That’s where drug and alcohol rehab centres come in. These are medical centres whose main aim is to get and keep you sober long term. These medically managed treatment programmes have had success in thousands of patients in West Yorkshire and the rest of the UK.
The main benefit of residential treatment is that it removes you from your usual environment. This will be daunting at first but the benefits of physically not being able to access your drug or alcohol of choice are paramount.
Once you enter a rehab clinic, the first thing you must do is go through a detox programme. This is an unpleasant but vital part of the process of getting sober. By going through a detox programme, you will be denying your body the access to substances it craves. Though this is greatly beneficial and what we are aiming for, the side effects and withdrawal symptoms can be nasty. Addiction treatment centres will always provide a medically managed detox to patients in order to make this process as pain-free as possible.
Once this is complete you will move onto the next set of treatment options. These will vary in different rehab centres but generally, therapy is used as the best option. As mentioned earlier, the root cause of your addiction is a very important thing to pinpoint. One-to-one therapy sessions are often the best way to tackle addiction and underlying issues.
Also on offer could be group therapy sessions. These won’t be compulsory but the benefit to be gained is massive. By talking to other patients about your past experiences, you can help create bonds that last for years to come. Making a stable support network is a great thing to do during your stay. If you are surrounded by people who regularly use drugs or alcohol when you leave the rehab clinic you will be more likely to relapse.
Some of the key signs you are ready for rehab
In most cases, the realisation that you need to go to rehab usually comes from somebody else. This may either be a friend or a family member or during an intervention. The key thing to remember is that these people care about you. Sometimes it may feel like you are being victimised but this is not the case. It is reassuring that other people are looking out for you.
Sometimes a person may eventually realise that enough is enough, this is the point where they should start looking towards drug and alcohol rehab. This is commonly known as ‘rock bottom’. While it is often a harrowing realisation, the bright side is that you can start to fix things.
Other common signs that you may need addiction treatment include:
- Friend and family relationships are starting to suffer
- Your employer is starting to take notice
- You are engaging in increasingly risky behaviour
- You can get through the day without drinking or taking drugs and it’s all that you look forward to.
If you exhibit any of the above symptoms then it may be time to give us a call.
I’m ready to get started with drug and alcohol rehab in Bradford
It’s always great news when we get the chance to help someone kick their habit. Here at Action Rehab, we are a referral service that aims to get you into the best rehab for your addiction. When you initially contact us we will talk through your problem and aim to find a rehab centre that suits both your needs and your location.
If you would like to get started then we are simply a phone call away at 0151 268 6992. If you would prefer not to use the phone we can also be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We aim to respond to all enquiries as soon as possible. Once you have contacted us you can have the peace of mind knowing that we are doing the best we can to find you the help that you need.