Drug and alcohol addictions are a very serious affliction indeed and they can have long-lasting impact on your life. Many people who suffer from addiction find it very difficult to take the first step. With the help of Action Rehab, you can take that very brave first step of admitting you have a problem. You may feel a sense of shame in doing this, but when you have, we can help to change your life. There’s no wait for our treatment programmes and we can get to work on making positive moves to change your life straight away.
Whether your addiction is a relatively new issue or an ongoing, long-term battle, it’s important that you receive help as soon as possible. Many people who suffer from either drug or alcohol addiction don’t know that addiction is categorised as a mental illness. Frequent binge drinking and regular substance misuse may seem like harmless, common habits. However, if these bad habits manage to snowball out of control, the damage can be both widespread and considerable to your body, your mind and those around you.
Defining drug and alcohol addiction
Drug addiction is an illness that causes powerful and overwhelming impulses. Addicts are mostly very aware of the harmful consequences that taking drugs or drinking to excess can have but will still abuse substances regularly and can’t rest until they’ve had their short-term fix.
Many of those people that don’t suffer from drug or alcohol addiction have difficulty understanding how somebody can become an addict in the first place. If you are aware of the harmful effects that drugs have, then why take them at all?
What begins as a harmless sounding ‘high’ can very quickly develop into a dangerous addiction. There are some drugs that have been known to cause instant addiction.
There is no special reason that makes some people more vulnerable to falling victim to an addiction than others and it can affect a wide range of people. A drug or alcohol addiction is a complex mental illness that goes as far as altering the workings of the brain. A brain that is addicted makes quitting very difficult and almost always requires professional help.
There are a wide range of reasons a person may develop an addiction. Anxiety, traumatic events and stress are just a few examples of issues that can result in a drug or alcohol addiction.
Tell-tale signs of an addiction include, but are absolutely not limited to underperformance at work, financial difficulties, an unkempt personal appearance and persistent strained or failed relationships are often indications that someone is having issues with a drug or alcohol addiction.
The effect of drug and alcohol addiction on your body
All drugs have an effect on your brain. Your mood, instincts and behaviour will all be altered depending on the quantity of drugs that are within your system. Heart conditions can arise, your liver will be over-worked and there can be additional complications with your breathing and digestive systems. As the substance abuse continues, these symptoms will inevitably worsen and they can lead to brain damage, lung disease or ultimately death.
In a similar thread, alcohol addiction often has long-term consequences to your health. Alcoholism can lead to high blood pressure, liver disease and even strokes or heart attacks.
You may feel like you’ve been suffering from an addiction for a long or short period of time but that’s unimportant – it’s vital that you seek help today and give your body and mind the best chance of long-term recovery.
Your rehab in Hartlepool
Once accepting that you have a significant drug and alcohol problem and you require rehab, Action Rehab are here to help. You’ll be able to sidestep any NHS waiting times and after an initial assessment you can be admitted immediately.
Once you have arrived at our modern treatment centre, you’ll then have a thorough assessment with our caring, experienced and friendly healthcare professionals. These assessments are all personalised and designed specifically for you. This allows us to diagnose the root cause of your addiction. All of our treatment is designed with you the individual in mind and your long-term recovery. We won’t judge you or your situation and we will do everything we can to make you feel comfortable and settled in your new surroundings.
The detox phase is not a pleasant part of the treatment and it can take two weeks for this to be completed. Whilst our clinic is comfortable and of the highest quality, there’s no disguising that detox is tough and withdrawal symptoms are unpleasant. This is the reason we ask for a 28 day commitment from you. Residential rehab allows you to steer clear of any bad influences and we’ll be on hand with prescription medication to make your detox as comfortable as we possibly can.
Detox is toughest part of your recovery and our 24-hour care will be here to help push you through it. Our reasonably priced rehabilitation programme includes group therapy with former addicts, therapy and holistic treatments. We will work with you to put together a treatment programme that works for you.
When your treatment has been completed, you’ll be able to leave us with a deeper understanding of your addiction, how to avoid triggers and with a new, fresh perspective on life. You will have a new sense of purpose.
However, before you leave us, you’ll be given an aftercare programme which it is essential that you stick to. It’s easy for us to control your surroundings when you’re in our residential rehab but when you return to your normal life, the emphasis shifts back to you and you’ll need to be vigilant to make sure you don’t slip back into bad habits and relapse. Our 24/7 helpline is here to help you should you need any help or advice.
Action Rehab are ready to help
We are ready for your call and we are ready to give you the help that you need. We appreciate it’s hard to accept that you have a problem but in doing so, you’ll allow us to get started with your treatment.
So please call us on 0151 268 6992 and let’s talk about your brighter future free of drug or alcohol addiction.