We understand how challenging it can be to open up to someone, to even admit it to yourself, but trust us, it’s the best thing you can do for yourself and for those around you.
It’s not uncommon for people suffering from addiction to go years living in denial or downplaying their symptoms because they’re too ashamed to seek help. If you leave your addiction untreated, it will only get worse; it will not go away on its own.
Before you suffer any life-changing damage from excessive substance abuse, we urge you to get in touch with a rehabilitation centre. Not only is an addiction to alcohol or drugs likely to leave you in a financial crisis, it’s also likely to cause huge conflicts between you and your loved ones.
The effects of addiction can cause you to distance yourself from your family and friends, whether you’re aware of it or not. People suffering from addiction tend to be solely focused on one thing, their next fix, leaving their loved ones behind.
Addiction can significantly impact your physical and psychological health, leaving you at much higher risk of diabetes, heart disease, liver disease, stroke, anxiety, depression, bi-polarity, and suicide.
Does our Drug and Alcohol Rehab Twickenham offer Mental Health support?
You may be surprised to learn how common mental health problems are within people who also suffer from addiction. The two conditions are closely linked and can occur when a person with poor mental health turns to alcohol or drugs as a way to cope with their psychological well-being.
Alternatively, this could also occur when a person who’s excessively abusing alcohol or drugs develops a mental health disorder as a result of this abuse. When someone is living with the two conditions, we refer to this as a dual diagnosis.
Our excellent team are well experienced in delivering dual diagnosis treatment. We’re able to provide the necessary therapies to tackle both conditions simultaneously whilst attempting to understand the root of both your addiction and your mental health disorder.
Being able to identify what may have caused your conditions can help dramatically when it comes to achieving your long-term recovery. As you come to understand the underlying reasons behind your addiction and poor mental health, you can learn to recognise your triggers and avoid any potential relapses. Our team of specialised recovery workers will help you every step of the way.
Finding the right Drug and Alcohol Treatment for you
There is a vast array of drug and alcohol services out there, you may begin to feel overwhelmed as you search through all of the options. Firstly, you could seek out addiction treatment with your free local health services like the NHS.
Whilst receiving free addiction treatment may sound appealing, this is actually the least effective way to treat an addiction. Unfortunately, the NHS don’t have the resources or funding to provide a personalised treatment programme which benefits your unique needs.
Instead, you’ll receive a generic drug and alcohol treatment plan to follow which is unlikely to target your specific condition in an effective way. Another downside of receiving treatment from free local services is that you’ll be added to a long waiting list, delaying your rehabilitation even further; this can be detrimental to your recovery.
Using outpatient drug and alcohol services is another option available to you. However, similarly to the NHS treatment, you’d be returning home each night which has many downsides with regards to achieving an efficient and effective recovery.
If you’re returning home each night, you’ll be surrounded by the daily stresses and distractions of life in addition to any negative influences that could be present at home. This makes it very difficult for you to fully concentrate on what you’ll have learnt at the rehabilitation centre and to put it into real life practice.
By far, the most effective and reliable addiction treatment method is to join a residential drug and alcohol rehab. This allows you to remove yourself from any distractions and solely focus on overcoming your addiction.
Our rehab in Twickenham provides a motivating atmosphere within a safe haven for you to work through your physical, psychological, social, and emotional connections to drugs and alcohol. This is your greatest opportunity to receive the highest-quality addiction treatment within a safe and secure setting.
Not only do we deliver evidence-based therapies which focus on both your psychological and well-being needs, we arrange social activities for you to take part in during your down time to ensure you’re as relaxed and comfortable as you can be.
These could include quiz nights, film nights, group runs or walks, and family visits. We also take care of your laundry, housekeeping, and deliver home-cooked nutritious meals to aid your long-term recovery from addiction.
Do we offer a Drug or Alcohol Detox?
Visiting our detox clinic will likely be the first thing you do after settling in at our rehab in Twickenham. This gives you a great starting point as you’ll gradually reduce your consumption of alcohol or drugs in a controlled environment under the supervision of our excellent medical team.
It’s essential that you only ever attempt a drug or alcohol detox in a secure environment like our drug and alcohol rehab; it can be very dangerous to attempt this at home alone.
The danger of a detox comes from the drug or alcohol withdrawal symptoms which are fairly common. These range from mild symptoms such as headaches, nausea, and dizziness, to the more severe symptoms including insomnia, delirium tremens (the DT’s), and seizures. Once you’ve completed your session at our detox clinic, you will move onto your personalised therapies.
Take the first step on your journey to long-term recovery. Call us today on 0151 268 6992 or email us at [email protected].