People try drugs and alcohol for many different reasons. There are lots of perceptions on what it means to be addicted.
While it’s easy to think a person who has an addiction looks a certain way or acts another, actually addiction ripples out across all areas of society. Many people have drink or drug problems who on the face of it look healthy.
A person with an addiction might have got to the point of losing their health, house, and close connections. However, there are thousands of people who face the struggle of addiction while holding down a job and running a family.
This is an illness that, like any other, doesn’t differentiate in who it targets.
As with all diseases, substance misuse issues deserve to be treated. Due to how addiction affects both the mental and physical parts of the body, a specialist approach is required.
Rehab 4 Addiction can guide you towards finding the best support in the Arundel area.
It’s common for people to lose weight when they regularly use drugs. This can be due to how substances affect and suppress appetite.
Malnutrition can be a real problem for some people who have drug and alcohol problems, especially when other conditions exist too, such as mental health issues like anxiety and eating disorders.
It can take a while, though, for the effect of drugs and alcohol to become physically recognisable from how a person looks. Also, many people will look well for a long time.
This can actually be quite dangerous because by giving people a false sense of security about their health.
The reality is that drugs and alcohol are toxic to the body. Toxins have an incredibly damaging impact on the vital organs and so although some people may look well on the outside, inside, the body is under huge amounts of strain.
It’s only a matter of time before the impact starts to take hold and this impact is usually devastating.
When a person regularly consumes substances, especially over a lengthy period of time and when the amounts continue to increase as tolerance does, there are consequences.
As well as how substances affect a person’s mental health through upsetting the natural balance of brain chemicals (such as serotonin and endorphins) and hormones, they also damage physical health.
As mentioned above, the vital organs are put under constant strain. This is often because the body is unable to metabolise or eliminate the toxins effectively or quickly enough.
When this happens there is a build-up of the toxins.
What this means is that people become at an increased risk of serious health problems such as the following:
The benefits of entering rehab or an outpatient programme will literally change a person’s life. When you’ve been focused on drinking or taking drugs for a long time, it can feel overwhelming imagining a life without them.
Substances alter a person’s perception of reality. Not only in their effects but in how they go on to affect your mental health.
What this does is mean it can be very difficult to see a new way of living life when you are stuck in the cycle of addiction.
When you access support everything becomes a little easier. Rehabilitation programmes exist to make life with addiction more comfortable to navigate through doing the following:
There are many types of treatments that a person needs to participate in, in order to gain the benefits of rehabilitation.
A residential stay at a private clinic in Arundel or elsewhere in the UK offers the ultimate way to begin the healing journey.
Physical treatment includes detox and this takes place at the initial part of the stay. Residents are supported through the night and day to manage withdrawal in a safe and comfortable environment.
Where necessary, staff can administer medications in order to make withdrawal easier. This is the safest way to remove substances from the body due to medical supervision.
There is a range of therapies available to treat addiction. When you enter rehab, a psychiatric assessment is held in order to inform the staff of what therapies are most appropriate to treat your needs.
It’s very common for most people to participate in cognitive behavioural therapy as this is one of the most effective ways to treat the psychological aspect of addiction.
Therapies address causes, triggers, and create a new approach for the person to view life from.
People are supported to developing techniques that will enable them to manage cravings on into the future.
Alternative therapies are also offered. Many residents enjoy the nurturing aspect of these in order to gain more self-awareness and to develop new and healthy interests.
To discover your local rehab options or to find out about rehab further from your hometown, call Rehab 4 Addiction. We’re linked to top quality treatment centres in the UK and can discuss what services would be the most suited to you.
Rehab 4 Addiction can refer you to the clinic of your choice and manage all the arrangements for you leading up to your admission.
Call us now on 0800 140 4690 and we’ll answer every question you have and support you to begin recovery.