Gov.uk stated that the number of adults entering into drug and alcohol treatment in 2018 to 2019 increased by 4% from the previous year (127,307 to 132,210).
This is the first increase in the number of people entering drug and alcohol treatment since 2013 to 2014, which could potentially be a reflection of recent increases in the prevalence of illicit drug use.
Gov.uk goes on to explain that the age of people in treatment for substance abuse has continued to increase in older age groups. More than half of the people in treatment were over 40 years old (54%), with less than 10% of people in treatment for opiates or alcohol only were under 30 years old.
Clearly, more efforts need to be focused on this age group to prevent further addictions developing.
Our drug and alcohol rehab Jersey helps people who are struggling to overcome their addictions to alcohol or drugs by offering personalised addiction treatment programmes, drug and alcohol withdrawal support, and a vast range of therapies to help you succeed in achieving your long-term recovery. To begin your road to recovery, call us today on 0151 268 6992 or email us at [email protected].
How do you join our Addiction Rehab in Jersey?
We understand how difficult it can be to open up to someone about your substance abuse, particularly if you’re in denial about it yourself as many people who’re suffering are.
here are many signs and symptoms you can look out for if you’re concerned about yourself or a loved one suffering from addiction to alcohol or drugs.
As the addiction worsens, these signs and symptoms will intensify, resulting in an even more detrimental effect on your physical and psychological health. Some of the signs and symptoms include headaches, irritability, nausea, insomnia, changes in appetite, changes in appearance, increased levels of anxiety, lack of concentration, and frequent mood swings.
If you’ve begun to notice any of the above in yourself or in a loved one, it’s important that you seek professional support from a rehabilitation centre like ourselves. If left untreated, addiction only gets worse.
It will ultimately lead to significant physical and psychological long-term damage, conflicts with friends and family, and financial and career difficulties; in the worst cases, an untreated addiction can even lead to death.
Avoid all of this and contact our friendly drug and alcohol rehab team. Once you’ve made initial contact, we will strive to admit you into our rehabilitation centre within 48 hours.
We will arrange a pre-screening assessment to review your physical and psychological health and to understand the nature of your addiction in more detail. This is a great opportunity for you to ask us any additional questions you may have about our drug and alcohol services.
If you’re happy to proceed, we will agree on a date for you to join us at our addiction rehab in Jersey. One of our friendly recovery workers will make sure you’re settled in your private room before beginning your drug or alcohol detox and subsequent therapies.
What kind of Therapies do we deliver?
When you’re going through drug and alcohol treatment, it’s important to have a wide range of therapies available to you. This ensures maximum results as you’re able to focus on those therapies which benefit you most. At our addiction rehab in Jersey, we deliver a mix of psychological and well-being therapies, in addition to a drug or alcohol detox.
We will carefully select which therapies we feel you’d benefit from most and incorporate those into your treatment plan. These could include drug or alcohol relapse prevention, stress management, individual, group, or family counselling, art therapy, music therapy, fitness therapy, nutritional supplement therapy, mindfulness, yoga, relaxation and sleep management, and low-level laser therapy.
This mixture of psychological and well-being focused therapies complement each other well, ensuring you receive a holistic approach to your addiction treatment.
Before beginning your treatment plan, it’s likely that you’ll first undergo a drug or alcohol detox. This is highly recommended as it’s proven to be the most effective way to remove the harmful toxins from your body which are there as a result of substance abuse.
It’s vital that you only undergo a detoxification within the safety of a recognised rehabilitation centre and with the supervision of a dedicated team of medical professionals. Otherwise, a drug or alcohol detox can be extremely dangerous. The danger comes from the risk of withdrawal symptoms which are fairly common when it comes to detoxification.
Drug or alcohol withdrawal symptoms can range from mild nausea and headaches to severe insomnia and seizures. Our experienced team will oversee your entire detox, ensuring you’re safe and administer any prescribed medication as needed to ease the discomfort of withdrawal.
Mental Health and Addiction
You may find it surprising to learn that 53% of people starting drug and alcohol treatment in 2018 to 2019 stated they had a mental health need, of which 24% said they were not receiving any treatment to meet this need (Gov.uk).
When an individual is suffering from both an addiction to alcohol or drugs and mental health issues, we refer to this as a dual diagnosis. It’s a lot more common than most people realise; poor mental health and addiction tend to go hand in hand.
It’s possible that someone who is struggling with their mental health turns to substance abuse as a way to try to cope with their psychological well-being. It’s also possible that someone who’s addicted to alcohol or drugs develops mental health issues as a result of their significant substance abuse.
Either way, our addiction rehab in Jersey is well experienced and highly dedicated to delivering dual-diagnosis treatment.
Call us today on 0151 268 6992 or email us at [email protected].