Rehab has been proven again and again to be the best option for helping addicts overcome their addiction. At Action Rehab, we work to help those who are suffering from addictions to find the right rehab for you so that you can safely and effectively recover from your addiction.
Join us today and start your journey towards a life free from drugs and alcohol.
Reasons for Addiction
There are many contributing factors as to why someone may end up suffering from an addiction. A large reason is down to mental health. A large number of people who suffer from a mental health disorder will deal with substance addiction at some time in their lives.
During recovery from addiction, people attend therapy, especially in rehab, here the person battling addiction may receive a dual diagnosis and this is fairly common. A dual diagnosis is when someone is diagnosed with a mental health disorder as well as addiction.
Other reasons someone may suffer from addiction is due to grief or trauma. For instance, if you lost someone close to you, you may spiral into depression and use substances to help you deal with the grief, this can turn into an addiction over time.
Traumas, such as abuse, natural disasters, crime and tragedies can also contribute. People who suffer from severe trauma can develop PTSD, also known as post-traumatic stress disorder which can again lead to substance abuse to help with coping.
There are environmental and social factors that can lead to addiction and substance abuse. If someone is around family members or friends who drink heavily or use drugs they are highly likely to use too.
This can eventually lead to addiction. The availability of drugs will also play a factor. Some people become addicted to drugs and alcohol by very innocently just wanting to try it.
Often people decide to try a drug with a friend and unfortunately they become hooked and are stuck with an addiction they cannot shake alone.
Am I Far Enough into Addiction to Receive Help?
There is no particular point during your addiction when you suddenly become eligible for help. Help and support are always there for anyone suffering from addiction.
The chances are you need the support if you are wondering if you are far enough into your addiction to warrant help. If you choose to go down the route of rehab and you have a milder addiction, it may be that you just do not need to stay quite as long as others but you still need to go and receive the support and get better.
No matter how far you are into your addiction, you should reach out for help as soon as possible. No two addictions are the same and so it can be hard to determine who is far enough along in their addiction to need help.
If you are wondering at all if you need help for your addiction, you should reach out now anyway to find out more about your options and what support is out there to help you.
Can I Recover at Home?
It is not recommended that you try to recover from addiction at home, it is highly unlikely that it will work and that you won’t relapse, it can also be very dangerous.
Rehab is the best option for recovery as every aspect will be made easier with full support and guidance from compassionate, professional staff. You will be fully assessed in rehab and will have a tailor-made treatment programme to suit you and your specific needs will be met. You will learn all of the tools you will need to maintain your sobriety and get a second chance at a healthier, happier lifestyle.
Another reason to recover in rehab and not at home is the detoxing stage. To get better from addiction and stop using you must go through a detox. Detoxing is when you ride your body of the toxins and harmful substances, in this case, alcohol or the drugs you are using.
Depending on the severity of your addiction this can be extremely dangerous, especially with alcohol withdrawals. Detoxing at home alone is never recommended.
In rehab, you will receive around the clock monitoring and even receive medications to help you feel more comfortable with the side effects and even prevent them.
Some of the side effects that you may experience when detoxing are listed below.
- Irregular heart rate
- Changes in blood pressure
- Heart failure
There are so many reasons why you must receive treatment through rehab and not at home, another is therapy. In therapy, you will learn a lot about yourself, your addiction and why and how you got to where you are now.
All of these things will help you to stay off the substance in the future and stay sober. In therapy, you will also talk through any traumas and you may even receive a dual diagnosis. From there you can be treated properly and future relapses can be avoided.
Rehab can also help you to rebuild relationships and reconnect with loved ones. You may attend therapy with relatives, friends and loved ones to help you reconnect and rebuild the trust and the relationships you once had.
Of course, addiction can destroy lives and relationships, but in rehab, they can be restored. At home, none of this is available to you and therefore, addiction may find its way back into your life.