Rehab 4 Addiction

Drug & Alcohol Rehab in Adlington

Even if you’ve acknowledged that you have a problem with addiction, you might be sceptical of drug and alcohol rehab in Adlington. You might not know if it’s worth your time, or you might even think that your addiction isn’t bad enough to require treatment.

But it’s always worth looking into support and/or treatment for issues like this, especially as addiction often worsens with time.

You also might be unsure of the process purely from a lack of knowledge. Here, we have more information on drug and alcohol rehab in Adlington, and drug and alcohol rehab in general, to make it less of an unknown.

Do I really need help?

Drug and alcohol rehab in Adlington is the absolute best recovery option. Addiction works on two levels: there’s a mental side and a physical side.

Both need to be dealt with to a professional level for you to control your addiction long term. That can only really be achieved through professional treatment.

And to add to the earlier point about addiction worsening with time, it could become harder to treat if you leave it for too long, thinking it’s not that bad.

Although addiction can vary from person to person, there are a few common symptoms that could indicate you need help. One of the most significant is an increased tolerance to drugs and/or alcohol.

This might not seem like anything big, but it could be a sign that you’re developing a dependency. In the long term, this could lead to withdrawal symptoms if and when you do attempt to stop, which can range from sweating and tremors to seizures and hallucinations.

It should also be noted that these symptoms can vary based on both the severity of your addiction and what you’re addicted to. It’s definitely something you should research independently, taking your specific situation into account.

How will I know if rehab has worked?

You might think of rehab as a cure that will completely rid you of addiction forever. Unfortunately, this isn’t very realistic.

The goal of rehab is to help you manage your addiction so you can live a relatively healthy life with it after your treatment. If you’ve got to that goal, your time at rehab should be considered successful.

Your personal definition of success might also end up being different based on the context of your treatment.

It’s also something that can go back and forth at different times. So if you’ve been through all of this before and have relapsed, please know that you’re not alone and that can still come to us for anything you need.

What aftercare is available?

It’s also very important that your transition back into normal life goes as smoothly as possible. As such, some kind of aftercare programme usually features in treatment plans as well.

You’ll be able to access the same treatments on your initial treatment plan but in an at-home context.

This is where support groups especially can become really important. A final benefit of rehab is the access it gives you, to a network of people going through similar experiences.

This is something you’ll be able to continue accessing for as long as you want or need. It could even lead to long term friendships, with people who can support you going forward even outside of meetings.

If you suffer from addiction you’ll know how isolating it can be, so you’ll understand how important emotional support can be.

How to support someone you know or care about through addiction

Addiction isn’t just hard on the person suffering from it. Those around them often need help and support too.

If you think someone you care about could need help with addiction, the first thing you should do is try to talk to them about it. It won’t be an easy conversation – you’ll likely be met with anger and denial, especially if they’re struggling to admit even to themselves that they have a problem.

It’s very important to be sensitive in this kind of situation. But it is also important that you don’t ignore the issue as if it isn’t there.

If you’re struggling to get through to them, we can help you with an intervention. Our helpline is also open to offer you advice on any addiction-related issue.

Another context to consider is if you’re concerned about someone you work with or who works for you. If you don’t know them as well and if you’re in a professional environment, it’s even more important to be careful.

But there might also be more you can do to let them know that they’re supported, from a structural rather than an emotional perspective.

Look at your current workspace and your company policies. Would they help or hinder someone attempting to recover from addiction? What are your mental health policies? Remember that that can often hugely influence addiction too.

If you know that the person is going through treatment, you could also ask them if there are any changes they want or need. In both discussed scenarios, no matter how well you know the person, the absolute best thing you can do is let the person know that they’re completely supported by you.

How should I prepare for rehab?

First of all, as we touched on previously, you should try and do as much research as you can into the process of rehab before you get started. Luckily you’ve already made a good start by reading this page!

If treatment in a residential facility seems like something that will suit you, you should also look into every place you’re considering. Find out what treatments they offer, where they’re located and what their rules are.

Compare them against each other, so you can truly consider what’s best for you.

You’ll also have some pre-prep via the conversations and assessments of Rehab 4 Addiction if you choose to go through treatment with us.

Hopefully, the information here will have cleared up at least a few details of drug and alcohol rehab in Adlington. Remember that if you have any more questions, you can always call us or drop a message on our website.

Call us today at 0800 140 4690

 

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