The NHS stated that in 2018/19, there were 358,000 admissions to hospitals in England where the main reason was due to drinking alcohol.
This was 6% higher than in 2017/18 and 19% higher than 2008/09. They go on to explain there were 5,698 alcohol-specific deaths in 2018 which had increased by 7% in the last 10 years since 2008.
Furthermore, in a paper released by the Mental Health Foundation (2016), individuals with probable alcohol dependence are twice as likely as those with low levels of drinking to be taking psychotropic medication for common mental health conditions such as anxiety and depression.
Half of those with drug dependence were receiving mental health treatments in 2014. This study highlights how strong the connection is between addiction to alcohol or drugs and poor mental health.
When someone is struggling from both an addiction and mental health issues, we refer to this as a dual diagnosis. Our excellent team are well experienced in delivering dual-diagnosis treatment so please don’t feel as though you can’t join our drug and alcohol rehab Weymouth for this reason, or for any other reason.
A dual diagnosis is very common, either a person who’s suffering from poor mental health turns to alcohol or drugs as a way to try and cope with their mental health, or someone who is struggling to overcome their addiction develops a mental health condition as a result of excessive substance abuse.
Whichever it is, we’re here to help. Don’t suffer alone, call our drug and alcohol rehab Weymouth today on 0151 268 6992 or email us at [email protected].
Are you ready for Drug and Alcohol Rehab?
Seeking out support for your addiction can feel very overwhelming, particularly if you haven’t fully come to terms with your substance abuse. It’s very common to be in denial about your condition, we’ve seen countless people try to downplay or hide their symptoms.
We’re here to assure you that there’s nothing to be ashamed or embarrassed of. Opening up and asking for help is an extremely courageous thing to do and will take you one step closer to a happier, healthier future free from addiction.
Some people may think that their addiction is too mild to warrant help from a professional rehabilitation centre, whereas others may believe that their addiction is so severe, they’re beyond help; neither of these are true.
There’s no drug or alcohol addiction too mild or too severe to ignore professional addiction treatment. The longer you leave it untreated, the worse it will get, potentially leaving you with irreversible physical and psychological damage.
It’s essential that you seek help as soon as you see any unusual changes in your behaviour or additional signs which could indicate that you’re addicted to alcohol or drugs.
These signs could include sudden mood changes, irritability, memory loss, problems sleeping, increased secretiveness, distancing yourself from friends and family, increased lying, abrupt changes in weight, changes in speech, skin, hair, nails, and teeth degrading, constant illness, and bloodshot eyes.
If you’re experiencing any of the above in addition to increased feelings of depression or anxiety, then we can’t stress enough the importance of contacting our rehab in Weymouth immediately.
How does our Drug and Alcohol Rehab work?
Once you’ve made contact with our friendly admissions team, we will arrange for you to undergo a physical and psychological review. This is a good opportunity for you to ask us any additional questions you may have and vice versa.
During this review, we can take the time to get to know each other and try to understand your addiction to alcohol or drugs in more details. This will allow us to then create the most effective treatment programme which is tailored to suit your unique needs.
By following a personalised programme featuring a selection of well-being and psychological therapies, combined with a drug or alcohol detox, you’ll be giving yourself the greatest chance to succeed in overcoming your addiction once and for all.
We will take you through the induction process at our rehabilitation centre and allow you to settle in before beginning with a visit to our detox clinic. This is an integral aspect of your addiction treatment as a drug or alcohol detox will provide you with an essential cleanse so that you can effectively participate in your subsequent therapies.
These could include cognitive behavioural therapy, counselling, relapse prevention, motivational interviewing, mindfulness, relaxation and sleep management, low-level laser therapy, art therapy, fitness therapy, nutritional supplement therapy, and yoga.
Drug and Alcohol Aftercare
Upon leaving our drug and alcohol rehab after completing your residential addiction treatment, you will return home to continue your journey to long-term recovery. Our support won’t stop just because you’ve left our rehabilitation centre.
We will provide you with a personalised aftercare programmes to ensure you remain motivated, focused, and avoid any potential relapses. We offer dedicated helplines, additional therapy sessions such as relapse prevention and cognitive behavioural therapy and can recommend local support groups such as Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous.
Anything you need, our aftercare team will be there to help you. The first 12 months after completing your residential addiction treatment is commonly the most difficult. This is when you’re most likely to relapse as you adjust to your new behaviours.
This is why we offer our aftercare for 12 months free of charge, so that we can continue to support you every step of the way towards your long-term recovery goal.
Start your journey to a life free from alcohol or drugs. Take the first step by getting in touch with our drug and alcohol rehab Weymouth on 0151 268 6992 or email us at [email protected].