Rehab 4 Addiction

Drug and alcohol addiction negatively impacts people all over the UK. Not only does it physically damage the person living with the addiction, it causes serious psychological issues.

When a person lives with the physical and mental impact of severe alcohol and drug use on a daily basis the effects start to spread out.

Addiction doesn’t just affect the person with it. It also causes stress, concern, and worry for the people who love the person suffering with the condition. Relationships with family members and friends are often damaged as well.

Following this, there are the financial and housing aspects of a person’s life to be considered. Daily drug and alcohol use can ruin all aspects of a person’s life.

People talk about “rock bottom” as though this is a place where a person might decide to quit using drink or drugs regularly. However, people decide to stop at various parts of the addiction journey. There’s never any “right time” to choose a new life, apart from the present.

At Rehab 4 Addiction, we know the importance of ensuring your referral to drug and alcohol services needs to be swift and efficient. You need the support as soon as you realise you want it.

When a person decides they want a life separate from alcohol and drugs it has the power to change their life for the better.

The thought of rehab might, however,  feel terrifying. When a person has spent most of their lives focused on drinking or using drugs giving them up can cause real distress. This is why it’s essential that you receive support from professionals who understand your situation.

Rehab 4 Addiction has a team of experienced advisors who are ready to guide you in a compassionate way through the referral process.

How will going to rehab in Ampthill help me?

Many people might be under the impression that when you go to rehab you have to move to a town far away. It’s common for people to think that a new environment is what makes all the difference in a person quitting drinking or taking drugs.

This isn’t necessarily true. There are many factors that influence a person’s ability to give up an addiction. Some of these include:

  • Support from professionals
  • Support and connection to friends and family
  • Attending peer support and community groups
  • Willingness to participate in detox and therapy
  • Removal of triggers (including exposure to certain friendships)
  • Practising strategies that help combat withdrawal
  • Lifestyle changes
  • Determination and willpower
  • Honesty and self-compassion
  • A change in environment

It’s clear that much more is needed than a change in environment to give up alcohol and drugs. In fact, being able to quit a substance in a town where you are used to doing it can have a positive effect.

It can reinforce the fact that you’re able to not drink or take drugs in the area that you’re accustomed to doing it in.

But I have daily responsibilities to get on with, I don’t have time to stay at rehab!

There are alcohol and drug services in the Bedfordshire area to suit all types of people. Whatever your life looks like, there will be a treatment programme to suit you.

Before writing off a residential stay at rehab it’s crucial to ask yourself what you stand to gain or lose by doing so.

Outpatient services offer flexibility so that people can continue with their life and attend one-to-one and group sessions as offered by the service.

This is useful for people who have mild drug and alcohol use and might need support around harm reduction or staying focused on life goals. Outpatient services are also good for people living an abstinent lifestyle and who benefit from peer support groups.

If you’re in control of your alcohol and drug use, then outpatient services can be a great solution in terms of keeping you supported appropriately.

For those who have a severe addiction and regular daily use where the need for a drink or fix takes priority over everything else, a stay at rehab is probably more suited.

If drugs and alcohol control your life, it’s unlikely daily responsibilities are prioritised and that there will be people around you willing to take care of things and support your decision to go to rehab.

What support is available at rehab?

A holistic approach to support is necessary for a person to be fully supported through a stay at rehab. This is because a person is made up of various parts: the physical, mental, and emotional. It’s therefore vital that a person is supported in each of these areas.

During a stay at rehab, residents will receive support in these areas, and it will be available 24/7. The types of support include:

  • Physical. The start of a rehab stay includes a detox. This means people are supported through a physical detox to remove the substance from the body. Doctors are available to prescribe necessary medication and clinical nurses are on hand to support a person through the physical withdrawal of substances, especially in relation to alcohol and heroin. These two substances are known for creating physical dependencies. This is why medical and monitored detox is essential for your safety
  • Mental support. There are psychological therapies to support you through the mental aspect of withdrawal and cravings. These include introducing coping strategies that equip you to mentally face a trigger. This is gained through participation in therapies such as CBT and DBT. Once you have learned the strategies, you need to be willing and ready to put them into practice every time they’re required. With more practice, the easier it becomes to face and ultimately overcome the craving
  • Emotional support. This is provided through talking therapies and group sessions. 12-Step work, Motivational Interviewing, as well as holistic therapies are excellent spaces for enabling you to understand and face the emotional aspect of your addiction. It’s important to face this in order to develop resilience in the face of triggers in the future.

How do I get a referral?

To begin the process of a drug and alcohol referral, all you need to do is contact our friendly and experienced team at Rehab 4 Addiction. We’ll hold an assessment. After answering any queries you have, we’ll make recommendations as to the most appropriate drug and alcohol services for you in Ampthill.

With your consent, we’ll then make the referral and support you through the process.

Call Rehab 4 Addiction today on 0800 140 4690 or fill in the enquiry form.

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