Are you struggling with addiction? Do you feel like no one can help you? Are you wondering where you can turn for help?
At Rehab 4 Addiction, we have the resources and experience to help you manage your addiction in the long term. But we also recommend doing more research on your own before you get in touch with us.
It’s important that you go into the process with the fullest view possible. That way, fear of the unknown won’t hold you back and you can have a better idea of what you’re getting into.
To help you get started, we’ve gathered up some information on drug and alcohol rehab in Aspatria.
We’d also recommend looking into every specific kind of treatment that might be available to you, taking into account your personal experiences and circumstances.
Unfortunately, addiction isn’t really something that can be cured. It’s too complex and runs too deep, with studies showing that it even changes the way your brain works.
It’s also a continual battle, that you won’t be able to fight alone at first.
The intention of rehab isn’t to somehow magically make your addiction completely go away. Instead, we’ll give you the (metaphorical) tools and training to fight it yourself.
For example, through the mental health treatments, you’ll be able to access in rehab, you’ll learn several coping strategies.
As the name suggests, these will then allow you to cope better with any underlying mental health issues, as well as the main overarching mental health issue of addiction itself.
As addiction itself has both a physical and a mental side, so does treatment. Going back, the first stage of drug and alcohol rehab in Aspatria, or anywhere else, will be some kind of detox.
Many people don’t get help due to the psychological restraints that addiction puts on them. But withdrawal symptoms can stop your recovery in its tracks too.
Detoxes attempt to break down the physical connections that are currently preventing you from healing.
Typically lasting about 3 weeks, detoxes involve your intake of drugs and/or alcohol slowly being reduced, to the point where your dependency on them is broken.
Then, you can move on to those briefly aforementioned mental health treatments.
To be more specific on that point, some of the most common mental health treatments typically encountered during the process are:
Finally, workshops are also usually offered during rehab, especially residential rehab. These focus on life skills to help you avoid relapse once your treatment ends.
We’ve already discussed the combination of mental and physical treatments you’ll receive during drug and alcohol rehab in Aspatria.
Now let’s talk about the structure of the process itself, starting with how you access it in the first place.
To get help from Rehab 4 Addiction, all you need to do is call us or drop a message on our website. Our helpline will be available to you immediately, with all the advice and support that you might need.
During those initial conversations, we’ll also be able to guide you towards the next steps. More specifically, we’ll complete a formal assessment to truly pin down what exactly you need.
There are a few questions that commonly pop up during these assessments, with the list typically including:
Different substances can affect you in vastly different ways, with alcohol also being in its own category. As a result, the drugs and/or alcohol you’re addicted to will make a big difference in your treatment plan.
Addiction also generally worsens with time. This is why it’s so important to get help as soon as possible and it’s also why we need an exact timeline before we can truly help you.
We ask this mostly to find out two things: the level of support that you currently have and how open you’ve been about your addiction so far.
Your previous experience with drug and alcohol rehab is also very important. To know how we can best move forward with you, we first need to know where you’ve been.
From your answers to all of these questions, as well as our other more informal conversations with you, we’ll then be able to develop an exact treatment plan.
After this and before you formally start any treatment, we’ll also ask you to complete a second physical and mental assessment. Then you can get started on healing.
That depends entirely on your situation and what you specifically need.
The NHS has some great services on offer – but generally, private rehab can also be accessed much faster, as the NHS often has long waiting lists for these kinds of things. Additionally, private rehab is also often more personalised and targeted, which is also something that can be very important in more severe cases.
The amount of time you’ll need to dedicate to drug and alcohol rehab in Aspatria can vary by quite a bit, depending on the severity of your addiction.
If we had to give an average time we’d say 28 days, but don’t take that as the ultimate set time. If you have a less severe issue and you’re able to heal quickly, it could be a shorter time than that. On the other hand, if you have a chronic issue, it could take longer.
Furthermore, it’s not very healthy or productive to try and put a timestamp on your recovery. If you have a ticking clock in your head the entire time, it will distract you from the healing processes you’re going through.
Rather than constantly thinking about how much time it’s all going to take, the best thing you can do is focus on your recovery.
Call us today on 0800 140 4690.