If you thought that drug or alcohol addiction couldn’t happen to you then that would put you in the majority. Nobody thinks that it will happen to them and yet it is a common affliction and one that is increasing in the UK. It is wrongly stigmatised and leaves people who are suffering from an addiction and feeling unable to speak about their problems to other people.
We believe that it’s vital to talk about your addiction and open discussion features heavily in all of our addiction treatment programmes. By calling us on 0151 268 6992 you can talk to our caring, understanding team. Many of them are themselves recovering addicts and know the pain you’re experiencing. You no longer need to do that by yourself, we know that first call will be hard but once you overcome that hurdle, we promise you that your recovery will get easier.
Preparation for your rehab
If attending a rehab clinic is something you’re seriously considering, it’s natural to have lots of questions. You will no doubt continually question whether you really are a drug or alcohol addict and if you need professional help. Even if you don’t feel that you fit into the stereotype of an addict, you still need assistance. Anyone can become addicted to drugs or alcohol, there is no one kind of person who does.
Our clients come to us at different points of their addiction and the important thing is that they get the help required. Please, don’t let your addiction become worse to prove to yourself that you need to seek professional help. This just makes you harder to treat further down the line.
You may find that your physical and mental health has started to decline, you are struggling with your career and have a string of failed friendships or relationships. These are all big problems that someone suffering from a drug or alcohol addiction encounters. This is an indicator that you have a problem that you need help with. No matter what stage of your addiction, it’s never too late to take a different path and Action Rehab can help you to make changes straight away.
At some stage, everybody tries to quit of their own accord. However, doing this alone is hard, dangerous and when a relapse inevitably happens, you are left feeling unable to continue attempting to get clean. Statistically, the best treatment programme is a 28-day stay at a residential rehab clinic, which provides a comfortable, luxurious and reasonably priced opportunity to get clean and make a new start at your life.
Your residential rehab in Oxford
When you are first admitted to Action Rehab, we will complete a thorough examination of you both physically and psychologically. This is so we can get to know you and create a completely individualised treatment plan. No individual and no addiction are the same and this is why we prioritise getting to know you.
The first stage of your drug and alcohol addiction treatment programme is to commence a detox. This is an essential part of your journey to recovery as it flushes all harmful toxins out of the body – these will have gathered during your period of substance abuse.
There’s no shying away from the fact that detox is an unpleasant experience as it brings about a series of withdrawal symptoms. The big benefit to undergoing residential rehab in one of our clinics is that our medical staff can be by your side 24 hours a day. Stopping consumption suddenly is sometimes dangerous and so monitoring your reaction is essential. We can also issue prescription medication if you are finding the process difficult.
Once you have managed to overcome the withdrawal symptoms and you are clean, you will feel a huge lift and we will continue with your treatment via behavioural therapies. We use CBT (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy) as it can treat a range of issues. These sessions will help us to identify the root cause of your illness which may well lie in a mental health condition which has not yet been diagnosed. Mental health issues and drug and alcohol addiction go hand in hand.
You will also be introduced to group therapy sessions which is an extremely beneficial opportunity to speak to fellow recovering addicts about your struggles and experiences. This will be a further reminder to you that you’re not alone.
After you are clean and your treatment programme for drug and alcohol addiction has been completed, you can return to your normal life in Oxford. You will be encouraged to continue with group therapy sessions located within your local community and to continue with ongoing behavioural therapies.
Our aftercare is free, but you will need to continue to work hard. You will need to continue to make better choices, such as avoiding triggers for your addiction and avoiding places or people that could cause you to relapse. It’s an unfortunate statistic that recovering addicts are most likely to suffer a relapse within the first twelve months of them leaving rehab.
Your secondary care plan will provide you with all the assistance that you need and your time with us will allow you to develop a fresh, positive mentality to ready you for the days ahead. There is no way to make addiction disappear completely, but you can take control. You will constantly face temptation and you will need everything you’ve learned to stand up to it.
Let Action Rehab help you
We do understand that making the first call is tough. Accepting you have a problem is always the hardest thing to do. When you are prepared to do that, Action Rehab are ready to help you.
We can admit you immediately following an initial telephone consultation and there’s no wait for our treatment. So please don’t put that call off any further, let’s work together to give you a future free of drugs and alcohol. Please call us on 0151 268 6992 today to discuss your options.