Can you feel yourself spiralling with drugs and/or alcohol? Do you find that you’re unable to stop, despite the harm caused to your personal and/or professional life, or even those around you? Speaking of outside perceptions, have people around you started to notice a change?
These might be hard questions to answer, but they’re things you should think about in relation to addiction. If your instinctual response is “yes”, then it’s likely time for you to get help.
At Rehab 4 Addiction, we have multiple avenues of support available. If you simply get in touch with us, we can give you advice on where to go next right away.
More specifically, we have a helpline and our website is available for that kind of support too.
Following that, if you’d like us to, we can also layout your next steps via a personalised treatment plan. We’ll find out everything we can about you and your situation, first via informal conversations and then through a formal assessment.
Then, we’ll be able to guide you towards whatever is best for you.
Any kind of drug and alcohol rehab is the best option. Through these processes, you’ll receive a level of support and treatment that you wouldn’t otherwise be able to access.
Addiction is a lot for one person to handle alone, especially as it works on multiple levels. Trying to treat yourself or deal with your issues by yourself is very unlikely to work.
In the case of at-home detoxes, it could even become dangerous due to withdrawal symptoms.
These occur once dependence has developed – they can be highly unpleasant or even dangerous and are one of the biggest reasons a lot of people don’t get help.
In professionally supported rehab, these symptoms can be avoided through a slow, safe reduction of your intake, alongside specifically prescribed medication.
On a similar note, it goes without saying that rehab gives you access to many other mental and physical treatments that you wouldn’t be able to complete alone. These include group therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy and motivational interviewing.
There are also more small scale physical treatments like yoga, massages and acupuncture.
Localised treatment can also be highly beneficial. It’s more convenient and knowing they’re close to home can also be a comfort to a lot of people.
Residential rehab can already be a disorienting and strange experience at first. And that’s without worrying about being in an unfamiliar location, on top of the stress you’re already going through.
A big decision you’ll need to make at the beginning of your treatment is whether you should go private or be treated via the NHS.
There are of course advantages to both. The NHS has many great services to offer, especially if you have less severe issues and so don’t mind waiting a while.
But there can also be long waiting lists, which isn’t good if your addiction issues are already deep-rooted and are worsening.
Another big advantage of private rehab is that it’s often a lot more personalised. As every case of addiction is unique, with a multitude of factors at play, it’s important that your treatment is tailored to you.
This is much more likely in private rehab.
Another major decision to be made is whether to go for inpatient (residential) or outpatient (at-home, with visits to a centre) treatment.
Inpatient treatment is generally recommended for those with moderate to severe dependencies. It works better for those with more severe issues, as it’s far more intensive than outpatient treatment.
You’re on a daily schedule of treatment, to a greater extent than you would be otherwise.
Your treatment is also more structured, with you being given much more responsibility in outpatient treatment.
Inpatient treatment also works well for those who are currently in toxic routines or are in toxic home environments. Going into a new, secluded environment will likely be the best way for you to heal if that does apply to you.
If you’re really not sure which will suit you best, don’t worry about it too much. This is something else we can advise you on if and when you choose to get in touch with us.
You don’t need to make up your mind or be completely sure about everything right now.
Having a good base of knowledge is important, more to ease your fears going into this process than anything. But you can also learn as you go along, as many others do.
Although it is the best option for long term recovery, drug and alcohol rehab in Ambleside will only work if you fully commit to it.
Emotionally and physically, rehab allows you to take back the power from drugs and/or alcohol. But, to a certain extent, you need to be prepared to take that action yourself.
Reading this page and doing your own research into addiction treatment is a great start. Now, the next step is to actually get help.
You also need to be prepared to make major lifestyle changes once you get out of rehab.
That could take many forms – you might need to revaluate your relationships or change your social circles. You might need to change things that were making you unhappy before, like your job or where you were living.
You might not need to make these kinds of changes at all – it all depends on your specific case.
Rehab can get you out of the toxic cycles that were making you spiral. But to make that last, some parts of your life might need to change once your treatment is done.
As a final point, we also want to note that addiction can’t be fully cured. The aim of rehab is to fight off your addiction, whilst giving you the tools to continue the battle after your initial treatment is over.
Recovery might be hard, but it is possible. You just need to get access to the right help.
Call us on this number 0800 140 4690