Do You Need Rehab Treatment?
Knowing when you need rehab can be difficult, especially if you don’t have much experience with addiction beyond your own.
At Action Rehab, we are here to put any of your fears about drug or alcohol rehab to rest and to answer any questions you may have about the recovery process.
So let’s begin with some signs that will tell you if you need to go to a rehab for treatment or not.
- Do you find that you have built up a tolerance to the drugs or alcohol that you use?
High tolerance is a sign that your body has become used to the foreign chemical you are using. Your tolerance will only grow more and more as your body stops registering the effects.
This can be very dangerous as it can easily lead you to overdosing while chasing the high you have been struggling to feel.
- Do you start and end your day by thinking about drugs or alcohol?
Regularly abusing drugs and alcohol can cause your brain chemistry to change. This results in you experiencing cravings when you go too long without drugs or alcohol. These cravings can lead to danger if they are ignored and not handled safely.
Experiencing cravings often means that if you go too long without drugs or alcohol, you could experience withdrawal symptoms.
- Have you ever put yourself in danger because of drugs or alcohol?
It is not uncommon for people living with an addiction to put themselves in harm’s way. It is sadly very normal for people to act dangerously while under the influence by driving, for example. People often ignore the health risks associated with substance abuse, such as heart damage, liver failure and kidney failure.
- Have you missed important events because of drugs or alcohol?
Missing both fun recreational activities and work duties because your priorities have shifted is a very good sign of your drug or alcohol addiction getting out of control.
By holding drugs or alcohol as highly as your loved ones or your livelihood, you are putting yourself at risk of isolating yourself from those in your life who want to help you and see you happy and healthy.
The decision to actually seek help for your addiction at a rehab centre is a very personal one.
The journey to long-term recovery takes a lot of work, and you simply can’t force someone who doesn’t want to try into rehab. But if you are ready and you do want to make a positive change in your life, then we are here to support you every step of the way.
We can find you help from rehab in the Wallsend area today. Contact our admissions team for help today.
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Are you suffering from Drug and Alcohol addiction and need help? Action Rehab is a leading UK based expert in Rehabilitation. Find out how we can help by getting in touch with our friendly team today.
Addiction Treatment Programmes
The treatments we provide in the rehab centres in the Wallsend area are designed specifically to help you tackle your addiction.
There is no need to be afraid we promise you that you will be perfectly safe during every one of your treatments.
Your first treatment will likely be the detox which is needed in order to help wean your body off all drugs and alcohol. During the detox process, you will experience some withdrawal symptoms.
However, you don’t need to worry as the supervising medical team will make sure they never progress to the point of danger through the use of medication. So you don’t need to worry about the more serious withdrawal symptoms such as:
The detox process tends to take around 10 days to complete. After this, you will find that you experience fewer cravings as the chemical dependency has been dealt with. So long as you avoid using drugs and alcohol again, you won’t experience withdrawal symptoms again.
However, the detox only deals with chemical addiction – it is the mental addiction that will stay with you and will need to be managed.
That is why the other core treatment is therapy. During this, you will learn how to manage your addiction and avoid triggers for your cravings.
The different types of therapy you may receive are:
- Holistic therapy
- Group therapy
- Motivational interviewing
- Cognitive behavioural therapy
These can help you in different ways. For example, holistic therapy is very useful for trauma patients as it helps them to communicate feelings.
Referral for a family member
If you are worried about a loved one, then we are here to help you.
At Action Rehab, we offer family referral services as well. These family services will allow you to safely introduce your family member to the idea of seeking treatment in a calm manner.
This is done through our intervention services available through our admissions team, who can talk you through everything you need to know. Our admissions team will be able to help you plan what you are going to say and how you are going to approach the subject.
We know you just have their best interests at heart, but you can’t force someone that doesn’t want treatment into rehab.
They need to be the ones to make the decision for themselves so they can put the work into one day to achieve long-term recovery.
Don’t worry. We will provide you with all the support you need in order to help your family member in any way you can – call us today on 0151 268 6992.
At Action Rehab, we can provide you with our aftercare services for up to a year after you have finished your treatments with us.
These services can include a personalised relapse prevention plan that includes everything you learned during your therapy sessions, including replacement coping mechanisms for your substance abuse.
You will also have access to follow-up therapy sessions and support groups such as alcoholics anonymous and narcotics anonymous local to the Wallsend area.
We hope to hear from you soon. Good luck.