We often see people who are in complete denial about their substance abuse or who try to hide their symptoms from loved ones and even from themselves. This makes receiving addiction treatment even more difficult but it’s certainly not impossible.
Our drug and alcohol rehab Tynemouth understand the difficulties surrounding addiction treatment; we’re here to offer our unparalleled support and guide you along each step of your recovery journey.
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There’s a variety of addiction treatment options available to you from free NHS treatment for alcohol addiction to private drug and alcohol rehab centres like ours in Tynemouth. You can also join a drug or alcohol rehab programme as an outpatient or an inpatient.
If you join as an outpatient, this means that you’ll return home each night after receiving your treatment for drug addiction. Whereas, if you’re an inpatient, you’ll be staying overnight at the rehabilitation centre for the duration of your addiction treatment; all methods have varying rates of success.
The most suitable approach to addiction treatment really depends on the severity of your drug addiction or alcohol addiction and what your specific requirements are. Generally speaking, private drug and alcohol rehab on a residential basis as an inpatient produces a greater success rate than any other method.
What are the Signs and Symptoms of Addiction?
When it comes to identifying that you have an addiction to alcohol or drugs, it can be challenging for some people to recognise this within themselves but also within other people. Addictions can cause different symptoms for different people, but there are some common signs to look out for which could indicate that you or a loved one requires professional support.
These include withdrawal from family and friends, sweats, restlessness, anxiety, depression, impaired thinking or judgement, memory confusion, lack of concentration, withdrawal from aspects of their life which they once enjoyed, insomnia, mood swings, anger, becoming secretive, and slurred speech.
The toxins within drugs and alcohol put an enormous amount of pressure of many aspects of your life. Most noticeably, your physical and psychological health will deteriorate, leaving you at much higher risk of liver disease, heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and developing mental health issues.
This physical and psychological deterioration can lead to underperforming in the workplace which could result in a dismissal. Unfortunately, we’ve seen these situations unfold to the point where an individual loses their job and resorts to criminal activities to fuel their expensive substance abuse habit.
How to help a loved one who’s suffering from Addiction
If you’ve noticed a change in behaviour or in your relationship with someone you suspect could be suffering from an addiction, try to speak to them in a calm and respectful way and encourage them to open up to you.
If they’re still not comfortable in discussing their addiction with you, you can take advantage of our friend and family referral service or our intervention service for additional support to help your loved ones begin their journey to recovery.
Once your friend or family member has been referred to our drug and alcohol rehab Tynemouth, we can get in touch with them and create an open discussion around their addiction with the aim for them to join one of our addiction treatments programmes.
Feeling as though you’re alone in your battle against addiction can often be the worst scenario. We’re always here to offer our support to those who need it most.
Whilst it’s a tough subject to approach, the longer you leave it unspoken about, the more damage you’ll be doing to your own well-being, not to mention prolonging the damage your loved one is going through.
Completing a Drug or Alcohol Detox
Whilst all of the addiction treatment programmes offered at our drug and alcohol rehab are personalised to each individual, we highly recommend a drug or alcohol detox for most people.
This is because it has such a high success rate of helping people who are trying to recover from addiction, reduce and hopefully completely remove their physical cravings for the substance. During a detox, your consumption of alcohol or drugs will be gradually reduced in a safe and controlled environment until your system is cleansed of these harmful toxins.
Of course, an alcohol detox can be quite an uncomfortable experience with many people feeling withdrawal symptoms; this is quite common as your substance intake is reduced. These withdrawal symptoms can include mild nausea, headaches, dizziness, and the more severe delirium tremens (DT’s), insomnia, or seizures.
This is why it’s crucial to have a medical team by your side whilst you go through a detox. They can administer prescribed medication if needed to ease any discomfort you’re feeling and to minimise the risk of danger.