Are you struggling with addiction to drugs or alcohol and seeking help to overcome your internal battles? It doesn’t matter who you are, where you come from, or how you live – addictions can affect anyone. Once addiction takes hold, it can be extremely difficult to break free from it.
Drug and alcohol rehab treatments are highly recommended when it comes to overcoming addiction. Are you unsure about rehab or wondering what the best course of action may be for you?
Our team of friendly, helpful staff are available to you to help you make the right decision. We can offer you the best advice and we are happy to answer any questions you may have about drug or alcohol addictions and the treatments available for each type of addiction.
Deciding to quit drugs and alcohol is a huge step and something you should be very proud of. We understand that it can be an extremely challenging time for you and so we will be here to support you in every way that we can. Addiction recovery requires consistency, determination, courage, and motivation.
If you are interested in turning your life around and returning to a life free from dependency on drugs or alcohol, get in touch with us today to find out more about how we can help you.
What Exactly Is Rehab?
Rehab is short for rehabilitation. It is a residential treatment centre in which individuals receive treatment, here we are specifically talking about drugs and alcohol addiction treatment. When starting rehab, you will go through a series of treatments, the first being the detoxing stage.
Detoxing is when toxins and remains of drugs and alcohol are removed from the body. This can take between 3 days and 2 weeks, depending on the individual’s case. If the person uses drugs or alcohol heavily and more frequently, this process may take longer.
Detoxing can be extremely dangerous and should never be done alone. Rehab is the perfect place to detox as you will be supervised by medical professionals who can make sure that you are safe and comfortable. They may administer medicines to help you relax and take away some of the pain and anxiety.
They may also be able to prevent or treat any of the serious side effects such as seizures, hallucinations and heart problems.
Next, you will be assessed by a professional and then given a treatment plan tailored to you and your specific needs. In this treatment plan will be schedules of psychological therapies, group therapies and wellbeing therapies and much more.
The program will help you to learn more about yourself, your addiction, become more self-aware and learn coping strategies to help you in the future. You will be fully supported along the way.
The length of time that you will spend in rehab completely depends on your situation. If your addiction is mild you, you may only have to spend a couple of weeks in rehab.
If your addiction is severe you could spend up to 90 days in rehab. Some people spend over a year in rehab. This depends on how well you progress and if you feel well enough to leave. The length of time you stay can also depend on your financial situation and how much you can afford.
This will be taken into consideration. If you find yourself able to function well and still work, you may also only spend a short while in rehab.
When in rehab you will attend psychological therapies where often people find that they receive a dual diagnosis. This means that someone may be diagnosed with a mental health disorder as well as an addiction to drugs or alcohol.
This is not always the case but many people with mental health issues will suffer from substance addiction at some point in their life.
The psychological therapies also help with lost connections and strained relationships with family or friends. They will often work with the individual and their loved ones and work through their issues and help each other understand their issues and work to heal them.
When you leave rehab you will not be alone. You will receive full support from an aftercare team. They can help you find a job, accommodation and more. They may also help you find your local support group and attend meetings with you.
Some people find that when they leave rehab they struggle with friendships as some of their friends before may still be using and they can no longer spend time with them. The aftercare team help you to find like-minded individuals or local groups doing hobbies that are far from drugs and alcohol.
Signs You Might Benefit from Rehab
If you are wondering if you may benefit from rehab or are wondering if your addiction is severe enough to need rehab, then you may want to look at the signs and symptoms of addiction to see if you identify with a few of them. If you do, then chances are you need support and rehab is the perfect way to embark upon your recovery journey.
Below are a few signs of addiction and an indicator someone may need support.
- Mood swings
- Unable to stay focused
- Becoming withdrawn
- Poor personal hygiene
- Being irresponsible
- Unable to stop drinking or using drugs
- Only wanting to take part in activities where drugs/alcohol are being used
- Being secretive
- High tolerance
- Unable to find pleasure in things they used to enjoy
If you or someone you know identifies with this list and feels they may need to get support with their drinking or using drugs, then rehab would be the perfect option for treatment.
Addiction is a very real disease and needs to be treated before it progresses. Addiction can destroy lives, it can be fatal and cause a lot of harm, this disease is not to be taken lightly and is to be treated as you would any other disease.