Have you started to realise that your drug and/or alcohol use is out of control? Have you noticed it affecting your personal and/or professional life, or even the people around you? Are you ready to take back control?
At Rehab 4 Addiction, we can’t promise to fully and completely cure your addiction. It’s a battle you’ll need to keep fighting, especially as addiction is often so deep-rooted.
We can, however, give you the tools and resources to manage your addiction going forward.
We’ll go through specific examples a bit later, but overall rehab is a mix of mental and physical health treatments that will give you those skills.
Acknowledging even to yourself that you’re struggling with addiction can be scary. Many people let their shame stop them from getting the help that they need.
We want to let you know right here, right now, that you have nothing to be ashamed of. Addiction is a disorder like any other and it’s not your fault that you’ve ended up suffering from it.
If you admit your problems and open yourself up to getting help, it is possible to heal. You can get your life back. Remember those tools we mentioned earlier?
With regards to mental health treatments specifically, you might also be afraid to face up to past traumas. But, like addiction itself, facing up to these parts of your past is often the best way to move forward.
You just need to take that step, by reaching out for treatment.
Of course, not knowing the details of what rehab actually is often doesn’t help. But that’s what this page is here for! So you can go in with a much wider view of the whole process.
This isn’t really a question we can answer for certain. The first reason is that there will probably be a lot of variation depending on how severe your case is and how you respond to treatment.
You could recover very quickly and therefore spend less time in rehab.
On the other hand, you might realise that you need a bit more time than you originally thought. Either way, trying to put a specific time stamp on your recovery isn’t a very healthy thing to do.
It could result in false expectations of a quick recovery being dashed, which could cause a lot of damage in the long run. In addition, going into treatment distracted by thoughts about how quickly it will be over is also not helpful.
Having said that, if you need to know on a practical level, an average stay in a residential facility usually lasts for about 28 days.
For the most part, addiction doesn’t just happen out of nowhere. It often has underlying causes like mental health issues and previous traumas.
This is why mental health treatments are such an important part of rehab. Major examples of counselling and therapy commonly used during this process include:
Finally, a lot of people don’t seek out help for addiction because they feel alone and isolated. This is why support groups can also be highly beneficial during this process.
They give you access to an entire network of people who can truly understand what you’re going through.
As well as mental health treatments, there are also a few physical ones we should mention. The first and most important of these is detoxing.
This is a physical stage at the beginning of your treatment, which usually lasts for about 3 weeks, give or take. We’ll attempt to reduce your intake of drugs and/or alcohol during this time.
The endpoint is whenever your dependency breaks.
Dependency occurs after a long period of addiction when your body has adjusted to your continual drug and/or alcohol use. This then means that if you attempt to stop suddenly, you’ll likely be met with withdrawal symptoms.
These can vary drastically depending on both the severity of your addiction and what you’re addicted to in the first place.
This is why supported, professional detoxes are so significant – especially in certain circumstances, and at a certain point, they’re the safest and most permanent way to suddenly stop using.
Make sure you research the withdrawal symptoms for the drug and/or alcohol you’re addicted to, to figure out the specifics of your case.
Now let’s discuss one of the biggest decisions to be made with regards to your treatment. Whether you should go for private or NHS rehab is entirely up to you, with both having benefits and drawbacks.
The NHS has some great services, but it also often has long waiting lists. Via private drug and alcohol rehab in Aldeburgh, you’ll probably be seen much faster.
Treatment in private rehab also tends to be much more specialised and tailored to you individually.
This can be very important, as every case of addiction is unique. Different substances can cause more severe effects and in some cases are more likely to cause severe levels of addiction.
Underlying causes can also vary by quite a bit from person to person. All of these factors need to be taken into account when deciding the correct path for you.
This of course doesn’t apply in every case. But a lot of people do benefit from being closer to home.
It’s more convenient and can make some people feel more comfortable. Again, if you get in touch, we’ll be able to discuss what would suit you best.
Call us today on 0800 140 4690