In Greater Manchester alone, a 74% increase in drug and alcohol-related deaths have been observed in the last ten years. Adding to this, the number of hospital admissions relating to alcohol-based conditions is almost 53% higher in Greater Manchester than it is in the whole of England.
With such a large increase in figures, it would be expected that many individuals are currently seeking help, however, this is not the case. Only 18% of people battling addictions related to drugs or alcohol are receiving private rehabilitation treatment.
If you are suffering from a drug or alcohol addiction, is imperative that treatment is obtained to ensure you live a happier and longer life. At Action Rehab, we are on hand to help you do just that. We are with you every step of the way and will assist in your referral to a rehab in Salford.
Signs Rehab May Be the Best Option for You or Your Loved One
If you find yourself unsure as to whether you actually need help with your addiction or are hesitant about whether your loved one needs to seek rehab treatment, there are a number of signs and symptoms to look out for.
If you are personally suffering with an addiction, you may have noticed an increase in physical and psychological differences in yourself. If you are considering contacting us on behalf of a loved one you may have observed some differences in their behaviour or appearance that have concerned you.
Physical differences may include, but are not limited to;
- – Reduced effort in personal appearance
- – Unexpected weight loss or gain
- – Changes in appetite including wanting to eat more or eating less
Psychological differences may include, but are not limited to;
- – Sudden changes in moods, such as mood swings and a short temper
- – Feeling mentally drained and extremely tired
- – Being defensive when asked typical and simple questions
- – Feel anxious or on edge
- – Lack of concentration and attention
- – Trouble remembering things that have happened recently, such as a conversation
There are also a number of behavioural symptoms that can be visible in someone that is suffering with a drug or alcohol addiction. While we may mainly discuss physical and psychological differences, it is important to let us know if you have noticed any of the following in yourself or those that you believe may have a substance addiction;
- – Dishonest behaviour such as lying about excessive amounts of money being spent
- – Being incredibly secretive and becoming defensive when asked about their actions
- – Becoming unreliable and not fulfilling tasks that they initially said they would
- – Being physically absent from important events or avoiding certain people or locations
If you believe that you have or are experiencing more than one of the above symptoms, or have observed them in your loved one, it is likely that a substance addiction is present.
How Can Action Recovery Help Me or My Loved One?
There are various ways that we can help you, or your loved one, but the main form of support we offer is a referral to a drug or alcohol rehab in Salford.
When you reach out to us, our team of friendly professionals will take the time to listen to you. For many, making the initial phone call to us will be the first time that they have openly discussed their addiction.
Our team will take into consideration everything that you tell us, including the substance that you are addicted to, how long you have been addicted, the symptoms you display and whether you have experienced any withdrawal symptoms. We will then arrange a referral with a specialist rehab in Salford to ensure that you get the help you need.
If you are calling on behalf of your loved one and think an intervention is necessary, we will not only listen to the signs and symptoms you have noticed, but we will also support you. Watching a loved one suffer with an addiction can be disheartening, especially when you believe that there is nothing you can do to help them. We will let you know all of the various ways that you can continue to support them as they progress through treatment and we will also provide confidential advice and family therapy sessions at the chosen rehab facility.
What If I Relapse?
Maintaining your sobriety can be tough, which is why you are never expected to go at it alone. As you leave rehab or complete your detox programme, you will continue to receive after care support.
While many individuals that complete rehab programmes will feel more set up for success, temptation is almost inevitable. This is another reason that you will be offered counselling and be encouraged to engage with others in their recovery journey for support.
Should you relapse, we can help you get back on track with your sobriety. This will require you to be completely honest and open with us and recall the events that led up to you either reaching for a drink or re-using drugs. Once this has been identified in a one-to-one counselling session, you will be given the tools you need to resist any urges as they arise. This could be as simple as talking to someone over the phone at the time you feel an impulse or could include being re-admitted to rehab.
Relapses are somewhat common, so please never be ashamed to admit that this has happened.
How Do I Start My Sobriety Journey?
If you are ready to begin a drug or alcohol-free life, now is the time to contact us and find a rehab in Salford.
Simply give us a call on 0151 268 6992 and let us support you now, and in the future.