Rehab 4 Addiction

Drug & Alcohol Rehab in Acton

Thousands of people are affected by the devastating impact of drug and alcohol use. Whether this is the person with the problem or the people attached to them.

Although substances can be extremely dangerous if taken once (for some having fatal effects), there are those who embark on long-term use.

The ongoing effects of drugs and alcohol over a period of time have incredibly destructive repercussions. Not only do they ruin a person’s physical health, but they also damage mental health.

These are the personal issues, without even considering the familial, social, and financial issues.

If you’re ready to learn what rehabilitation options there are in the Acton area, then Rehab 4 Addiction is here to help. Entering treatment is a daunting prospect for many, however, with the support of our team, it’s made much easier.

It’s our job to make the transition towards recovery as simple and relaxed as possible for you.

How do you know if a person has an addiction?

Perhaps you have been taking drugs or drinking alcohol regularly for a while. This might seem quite normal, especially if you spend time with people who use substances in the same way.

It can be very tricky sometimes for people to identify whether there is a problem.

For thousands of people experiencing addiction, there is also a very destructive stage of denial. This might be linked to feelings of guilt or shame because of the stigma attached to substance abuse.

Denial can also be due to how the admission of addiction brings a new problem; to quit or not?

Stopping an addiction by its very nature will feel impossible. This is another reason people might deny there is a problem because of how hard the next step is.

One of the most important character traits to have around substance use is honesty.

This is what you need to be able to self-reflect in a beneficial way and it’s needed for recovery to take place.

Warning signs of addiction to alcohol and drugs

If you’re wondering whether you or someone you care for has an addiction, there are a few things you can look out for. It’s helpful to think carefully about the answers to the following questions.

Most importantly, you need to be honest with yourself when answering:

  • Do you think about drugs and alcohol a lot?
  • Do you think about the next time you will be able to drink or take drugs?
  • When you drink or use drugs do you need increasingly more to feel an effect?
  • Can you say no to drugs and alcohol if other people are using them around you?
  • Has your motivation in other areas (i.e. exercise, work, hobbies) been reduced?
  • Has your sleep pattern changed?
  • Has your appetite/weight changed?
  • Do you feel generally unwell?
  • Have people close to you told you they’re worried about you?

If you’re in two minds as to whether there might be a problem you can speak with someone you trust who doesn’t use substances for advice. Alternatively, you can call the Rehab 4 Addiction team.

We have worked with thousands of people living with addiction throughout the years and can speak with you helpfully about your problem.

What takes place at rehab centres?

Private rehab centres provide the optimum treatment services for addiction. The goal is to support every resident in achieving sobriety.

The professionals aim to set up each individual towards facing a life of healing and recovery.

The rehabilitation environment

Beginning a life of recovery starts by stopping the substance. This brings the person face to face with withdrawal symptoms which are both very physically uncomfortable as well as causing great psychological discomfort.

It’s imperative that a rehab centre makes everything as smooth as possible for its residents.

To ease this process which can be very distressing, all areas are considered and catered for beginning with the environment.

Rehab clinics are decorated to feel calm and welcoming. As well as private rooms, there are relaxed communal areas. Staff are friendly while professional and are around 24/7 to support your needs.

Part of the treatments include relaxed sessions such as yoga, mindfulness and meditative practices – these can also be practised outside of sessions in gardens and inside areas too.

The psychiatric assessment

It’s crucial that you’re given the best treatment programme to suit the needs of your addiction. This provides the ultimate structure of sustainable recovery.

On entering rehab, residents participate in a psychiatric assessment. This is so that the team of staff is able to totally understand how the addiction is affecting your life and what drives it.

This thereafter informs what treatments you’ll be offered.

Physical detox

The detox phase is essential. Patients can only be treated for the psychological aspects of addiction after the body has been eliminated from the substances and their toxins.

\For people addicted to heroin and alcohol, this can be especially dangerous due to the withdrawal symptoms.

A medical team of clinical nurses and a doctor are around to support people through detox. Medications are often prescribed to make this as smooth as possible. Detox lasts around a week.

The psychological and alternative therapies

For long-term healing to take place, residents have to address the causes of the addiction. This can be very stressful which is why highly-trained, specialist therapists are essential.

During these daily sessions, people begin to understand what caused the substance problem as well as the issues that are making it continue.

Therapies that empower a person to take back control of their thoughts and emotions are extremely effective in bringing long-term recovery. This is because when a person becomes aware of their thoughts, they’re better able to control them.

Every behaviour comes from a thought. Where a person controls thoughts, they control behaviour. This is how a person stops drinking and taking drugs.

As well as the science-based therapies, there are alternative therapies.

These are excellent in providing alternative ways to explore how addiction is impacting life and what a person might want to do to live a life of recovery into the future.

What do I do next?

To discover what your rehabilitation options are, give the Rehab 4 Addiction team a call.

We’ll support you towards recovery and make this time easier for you to face.

Callus on today 0800 140 4690.

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