Addictions can also increase your chances of suffering from crippling mental health problems. If you have been silently battling an addiction, we would urge you to seek the help you need from a drug and alcohol rehab in Whitehaven.
In the UK alone, 1 in 11 adults between the ages of 16 and 59 have admitted to taking at least one type of drug in the last year. Similarly, 24% of people between 16 and 59 frequently consume alcohol, often resulting in binge drinking.
While these figures outline the number of people that are thought to infrequently use drugs or alcohol, it is somewhat easy for drug and alcohol abuse to turn into an addiction if not controlled.
If you are concerned that your irregular consumption of drugs or alcohol is beginning to become reoccurring, you may indeed be facing an addiction.
Wherever this is the case, it is highly advised that you seek an intervention before it spirals beyond your control. Leaving drug and alcohol abuse untreated has the potential to see you become dependent on substances, which can have devastating end results that not only impact your life, but others too.
How Do I Know I Need Support?
Supposing you are reading this and think that you may need support based on the quantities of drugs or alcohol you consume, chances are that it is in your best interest to seek professional support or advice. This may simply include talking to someone about the thoughts and feelings that you have towards certain substances.
Even though you may now find yourself thinking “but I don’t just sit at home and administer drugs and alcohol, so do I really need help?” or “I still go to work, so surely I can’t be addicted…” it is important to consider that some people with addictions can be functioning addicts. Functioning addicts have the ability to maintain relationships with others and go about their everyday lives.
When taking into consideration whether you need to complete a treatment programme at a drug and alcohol rehab in Whitehaven, it may be beneficial to ask yourself the following questions;
- – Do you drink alcohol or consume drugs in secret?
- – Do you drink alcohol or consume drugs at various times throughout the day?
- – Have you felt the consequence of drinking alcohol or consuming drugs, but continue to do so regardless?
- – Have there been times where you have been unable to concentrate on tasks as you are thinking about the next time you will be able to have an alcoholic beverage or administer drugs?
- – Have you ever risked something, such as your job, to feed your addiction?
- – Have you been spending an increased amount of money on drugs or alcohol?
- – If you are unable to feed your burning desire to drink alcohol or take drugs, do you become agitated?
- – Have you ever felt unwell, such as suffering from headaches or nausea, when you have been without drugs or alcohol?
If you have answered yes to more than one of the above questions, we would advise you to call us today. Regardless of whether you are a functioning addict or not, drug and alcohol rehabilitation can ultimately save your life.
What Treatment is Available?
There is a wealth of treatment available for those suffering from drug or alcohol addictions. These treatments can be sought from the NHS; however, private treatment is often a better-suited option. This is purely because private treatment can be administered quicker as there is an increased number of rehabilitation facilities available. This omits the need to be put on a lengthy waiting list and, in some cases, enables individuals to commence their treatment within days of contacting us.
When you contact us to seek support, we will ask you a range of questions that will form a pre-rehabilitation assessment. This assessment will allow us to gain a better understanding on how drugs or alcohol impacts you.
Based on your pre-rehabilitation assessment, you will either be offered detoxification treatment or rehabilitation treatment. Both treatment options will see you become an inpatient at a rehab in Whitehaven as you advance through your addiction treatment.
Upon completing your rehabilitation treatment, you will receive aftercare support. This aftercare support will help you transition through any urges outside of rehab and prevent you from relapsing. It will also equip you with coping mechanisms as you embark on your long-term recovery.
What About the Future?
Thinking about the future, especially when a drug or alcohol addiction is present can be unsettling. You might believe that the future cannot get better as your addiction will always impact your life in a negative way, but this is simply not true.
With the right help and support, your future can be bright. Your addiction will always be a part of your past, but it does not define who you are as a person. Once you have completed your treatment programme, you will start to see that a future without drugs or alcohol does exist and you will soon find that you have a positive outlook on life once again. You will feel motivated, encouraged and ready to leave your addiction behind you.
If you are still unsure as to whether you need to seek professional help, you can contact our confidential helpline. Upon doing so, you can share your feelings and thoughts with our dedicated team who will be able to determine if you are battling an addiction.
Perhaps we do not have reason to believe that an addiction is present but do think you would benefit from support for substance abuse, we can provide you with this.
Assuming you are serious about treating your addiction and feel ready to move on with your life, contact us today. Together, we can ensure that you get the support you need from a drug and alcohol rehab in Whitehaven.