When it comes to recovery, there are a number of different options to consider. Checking in to a drug and alcohol rehab facility isn’t appropriate for everyone – some may not yet be ready for a full-time commitment to recovery, while some may require treatment that is less intensive.
However, if you are someone whose life has become unmanageable due to substance abuse issues, rehab could be a lifeline for you.
Over our years as a drug and alcohol referral and advisory service, the staff and volunteers at Rehab 4 Addiction have witnessed first-hand how helpful and genuinely transformative rehab can be for people struggling with addiction issues.
Rehab isn’t just about getting sober – it’s about getting the help to examine and address the underlying issues that led us to addiction in the first place, as well as helping you to stay in recovery and do everything possible to avoid relapse.
Rehab can change your life for the better, but to begin with, it’s crucial that you have the will and motivation to change, and are fully committed to the process. Recovering from addiction is by no means easy, but it is entirely possible and absolutely worthwhile.
If you’re ready to begin the process, we can refer you to a treatment facility in the Barrow-in-Furness area and begin your recovery as soon as possible. Call Rehab 4 Addiction today on 0800 140 4690.
It is our experience that a large proportion of service users have tried many times to recover from their addictions, through various other means, but often find themselves back in their addiction. For these individuals, rehab can be seen as an opportunity to further step up their efforts to recover for good.
When embarking upon a rehab journey, the most vital aspect of the process is that you approach the process with positivity, motivation, and an open mind. Approaching the process with a negative or dismissive attitude will highly decrease the likelihood that you are able to recover.
If you are currently in the midst of a drug and/or alcohol addiction, it is likely that the first practical step to recovery will be a detox procedure. This is one of the many services available for you to access through Rehab 4 Addiction.
Detox may involve reducing your alcohol intake gradually over a number of days or weeks – it all depends on the individual and the factors of their addiction and use.
It is crucial to note that all detox procedures need to be carried out under proper medical guidance. Attempts to go ‘cold turkey’ can often be fatal without proper supervision, especially when it comes to alcohol dependency.
As detailed above, the first step on the journey to recovery is admitting and acknowledging your addiction, and approaching the recovery process with the right attitude and a commitment to change. Once you have done this, Rehab 4 Addiction will make finding a rehab facility in the Barrow-in-Furness area as straightforward as possible.
We start by assessing your personal needs, the severity of your addiction, and attitude towards drug and alcohol use. We combine this information with other factors such as current life circumstances and previous recovery attempts, in order to establish the best course of action for you.
Once we find out more about you as a person, we will be able to refer you to the appropriate facility, where a highly-personalised treatment plan will be put together for you upon arrival.
The key to rehab is that treatment is personalised to each new service user, due to the fact that everyone’s addiction is different. Aside from being addicted to different substances or behaviours, different individuals will have a different intensity of addiction, as well as different triggers and underlying mental health issues.
With that in mind, the rehab process will consist of different treatments, depending on a number of different factors. This can range from one-to-one counselling, to group therapy, to meditation and mindfulness. All of these therapies work alongside one another to give you the best possible chance of recovery and ongoing mental wellbeing.
The hardest part physically will likely be the initial detox phase. Coping with withdrawal and other physical sensations can be grueling, but that’s why there are trained professionals on-site to help you deal with those symptoms and grow from those experiences.
Rehab isn’t just about dealing with your substance abuse issues – the goal is to get to the bottom of the underlying issues that drove us to those addictions in the first place. It will no doubt be challenging to confront some mental health issues underlying addiction, but you will be in the best possible place to do so, with expert mental health professionals on hand to help you through those challenges.
There is a high chance that you may also be exposed to therapies that you haven’t experienced before, such as cognitive behavioural therapy and exposure therapy.
No one ever said that rehab would be easy, but it is absolutely worthwhile.
It is vitally important that people in recovery do not become complacent after they have completed rehab. Recovery, by its, nature, is an ongoing process. That’s why were here to provide you with ongoing support, such as meeting groups, guidance, and further motivation to continue your healthy new life free from addiction.
Before leaving rehab, you will have set out a relapse prevention plan, with the help of a trained professional. This, along with the new mental skills and coping techniques you have learned throughout your stay, will give you the best possible chance of staying on the right path.
One of the most effective things a person can to do to remain in recovery is to have a regular healthy routine, and to stick to it. This can include exercise, reading, getting out into green spaces, and any number of other pursuits.
If our lives have focus, meaning, and routine, it is much less likely that we will fall back into addictions or other destructive behaviours.
No one ever said that rehab would be easy, but it is absolutely worthwhile. To take the first step and ask any further questions you might have, get in touch with Rehab 4 Addiction today by calling us on 0800 140 4690, and we’ll help you find the right treatment facility in the Barrow-in-Furness area or across Cumbria.