Do you live in the Leyland area? Are you concerned that you, or a loved one, is suffering from drug or alcohol addiction? Drug and alcohol abuse is unquestionably a very serious health condition, and yet is still often overlooked. It is sometimes hard to admit that we need help because to our ego, it feels as though it signifies defeat.
But Action Rehab don’t see it that way – we think you are brave for taking this step and accepting that you have a problem. Our caring, highly trained team of medically-trained staff and therapists are ready to take your call and put you on the path of recovery.
Please give us a call on 0151 268 6992 or fill in the online enquiry form and we can get started straight away.
How drug and alcohol abuse can happen
There isn’t one particular reason why people develop an addiction to drugs and alcohol. However, studies generally indicate that amongst the most common factors for drug and alcohol abuse is family disconnections.
When we are young, we learn to deal with different kinds of stress and negative emotions. This can lead to the development of unhealthy habits. In turn, this may cause some individuals to turn to drugs or drink heavily during their teenage years as a coping mechanism. Other serious issues such as family breakdowns and sexual abuse also have strong links to drug and alcohol abuse. You may recognise this from your own childhood. You may also recognise now the string of failed friendships and relationships, including with your own family, that drug or alcohol addiction can cause.
Another possible factor is your friendship group. If you associate with fellow addicts, then you’re putting yourself in a dangerous environment where drug and alcohol abuse has become the norm. Whether you are actively aware of it or not, our friends influence our habits, hobbies and behaviour.
Therefore, if you surround yourself with a group of people who take drugs and drink alcohol to excess, you’re at high risk of replicating these habits yourself. The biggest benefit of residential treatment programmes with Action Rehab is that you’ll not be able to access people or places of a bad influence whilst undergoing your detox.
Studies have also found that your surroundings may have a highy significant impact on your addiction as well. For instance, if you associate drinking alcohol with the opportunity to let off some steam, you could create a pattern where you seek out a bottle whenever you feel low.
Our admission process in Leyland
Just by reading this page, you’ve taken a significant step because you are concerned that you might have a problem. You are probably nervous and anxious and not sure what to expect. Action Rehab are here to support you through this difficult journey.
When you call us and commit yourself to rehab, our admissions team will welcome you and provide detailed information about what to expect in our clinic. We are aware that everyone is different and as such, has different needs. Therefore, we go through a pre-admission questionnaire as part of your initial assessment. This consists of simple questions about your physical and mental health, and your levels of drug and alcohol use. As difficult as it may be, you’ll need to be completely honest with us so we can provide the best course of treatment.
When we’re satisfied that we have enough information about your drug or alcohol addiction and your lifestyle and behaviour, we’ll arrange for you to check in at our rehab clinic. There’s no waiting list and your admission will be immediate.
When you arrive at our state-of-the-art rehab clinic, you’ll be introduced to our recovery team. They will guide you through every step of your treatment. You’ll also meet with a doctor who will evaluate you physically and psychologically. You’ll be then shown around your local residential rehab facility, your home for the next 28 days.
Your individual treatment programme
Our doctor will perform these examinations to determine the state of your current health. This is vitally important to your treatment as it means that we have the relevant data to review your progress as time passes.
However, a doctor will also prescribe you with the relevant prescription medication to combat any withdrawal symptoms. This is the detox part of your treatment. There’s no way around the fact that this will be a difficult period for you and the withdrawal symptoms can be highly unpleasant. However, it’s essential to get the toxins out of your system so you can truly begin to shake your dependence of drugs and alcohol.
It’s also very important that we closely monitor your reaction when you are first given prescription medication on order to check how you respond. When we’ve established a clearer picture of your detox progress, we’ll be able to discuss treatment options with you.
Everyone is different and as such, nobody receives identical treatment. Some people enjoy and react well to support groups, whereas others prefer their recovery to be one-on-one and we will organise treatment sessions according to the preferences of the individual. You’ll have regular reviews with us and if we feel we need to make any changes, we’ll speak to you about how it could benefit your treatment.
A vital part of any treatment programme for drug and alcohol addiction is the secondary treatment – also known as “aftercare.” It’s essential that this is a robust and detailed plan as this is for when you leave our care.
Whilst we have a 24/7 helpline, once you leave our care, the emphasis will again shift back onto you as an individual. You’ll need to put everything that you have learned into practice and make choices to protect your health. Our aftercare plan will give you every opportunity to return to your normal life in a better state of mind and in better health with confidence that you can avoid straying back into old habits.
So please make that call. We know it’s hard but many of our staff are recovering addicts themselves. They want to help you and will be able to give you guidance without judging you or your situation. Please call us on 0151 268 6992 today.