Rehab 4 Addiction

Drug & Alcohol Rehab in Bassetlaw

You might be wondering what drug and alcohol services are available in Bassetlaw. After spending time using alcohol and drugs, you might be wondering what it will take to achieve a life of abstinence.

One where you wake up and have new interests and hobbies. A life where you’ve taken back control of cravings, recognise triggers and know what to do to overcome them.

Entering a rehabilitation programme supports you in building a solid foundation for your health and wellbeing into the future. 

Contacting Rehab 4 Addiction will mean you gain a thorough understanding of your local options. 

Long-term effects of drugs and alcohol

Both drugs and alcohol introduce toxins into the body. Regular consumption brings with it a whole host of implications. Due to the nature of toxic substances, they can upset many of the bodily systems that people often don’t consider.

1. Effects on the brain

The brain naturally produces chemicals that help to regulate our moods and emotions. Simple tasks like spending time in the sun can release serotonin in the brain.

This is known as a happy chemical. Likewise, exercise can cause a release of endorphins. Dopamine might be released when you listen to music that you absolutely love.

People can become addicted to substances because they force a release of these chemicals. This has the effect of causing a high. Unfortunately, the desire to experience those feelings again can cause a person to use a substance again and again. 

The problem with this is that soon the store of “happy” chemicals runs out. There are none left and the alcohol or drug has created uncomfortable symptoms when they leave the body.

This is known as withdrawal. The desire to avoid withdrawal symptoms can cause people to drink and use drugs over and over again. 

2. Effects on other vital organs

When a person uses alcohol or drugs their organs have to work very hard to remove the toxins from the body. When a person uses substances every day this can wreak havoc.

The balances of chemicals and enzymes in the organs all come out of tune. 

With prolonged substance abuse comes illnesses and diseases such as cirrhosis, liver hepatitis, chronic pancreatitis, Korsakoff syndrome (a memory disorder), and blood diseases (such as hepatitis and HIV).

Prolonged drug and alcohol use also negatively impact the gut which can affect the immune system.

3. Bodily systems and hormones

People don’t often think of their thyroids or lymphatic systems but these are working very hard at all times.

The thyroid regulates hormones and a person’s moods. The lymphatic system helps to keep the amount of water in the body balanced, as well as supporting the immune system. 

When a person has an addiction, the various parts of the body aren’t able to support each other in a harmonious way. The body has to focus on ridding itself of the toxins instead.

With prolonged use, all the parts of the body deteriorate under the pressure.

At rehab, you are supported through a detox to rid the body of alcohol and drugs. This happens at the beginning of a residential stay in a private clinic and lasts up to ten days.

What makes a person use drink and drugs in the first place?

People often use alcohol and drugs because they’re seeking an effect from them. These might feel pleasurable in the short term. Many want to feel relaxed or confident.

 As time goes on, however, the pleasurable effects reduce and, on the contrary, start to cause a lot of damage which have a serious knock-on effect to mental health as well.

Are you ready to go to rehab?

People often say that they’re waiting for the right time to access treatment for drugs and alcohol. This might suggest that the person doesn’t want to stop using the substance.

Part of them might want to, while another part of them might want to carry on drinking or taking drugs. This can be for a number of reasons. 

Commonly, people will be using drink and drugs as a way to cope. The idea of removing a person’s coping mechanism can feel terrifying to some. There might also be the fear of having no idea what else to do to get through life.

Many people who attend a rehabilitation centre will have very mixed feelings about the substance they use. This is completely natural.

The priority is that the person wants to quit. The “right time” doesn’t come into it. There will never be a right time. Whenever a person enters rehab it will bring challenging moments. 

The most important thing when a person starts a rehab programme is that they’re honest. It’s also important to participate in sessions with an attitude of willingness and determination.

The professionals are there to show you how to face the addiction and overcome it. You just have to be there and practise the exercises they give.

Are the drug and alcohol treatment centres in Bassetlaw?

There are many drug and alcohol services in Bassetlaw. Through a referral with Rehab 4 Addiction, you can access the treatment that is most appropriate for you and your needs.

There are outpatient services, which are very useful for people who have mild substance misuse issues. A person is offered support sessions with a caseworker or in a group setting.

Often, this type of service has a timetable laid out and a person attends when they can and when the service has availability.

Inpatient services are what are often known as “going to rehab”. This is when a person stays overnight for up to twenty-eight days to detox and become sober. There will be a medical and therapeutic team supporting the person to start physical and mental recovery.

How do I know there will be treatments to suit me?

When you contact Rehab 4 Addiction we’ll explain the options. No matter your background, there are rehabilitation options to suit you in Bassetlaw. Everyone who lives with an addiction deserves access and the opportunity to be supported in recovery.

A Rehab 4 Addiction referral will start with a pre-assessment where we ask you questions. This helps us gauge your health and history currently and in the past.

We ask you about your addiction and about your life and responsibilities. With all this in hand, we can then match you to the most appropriate treatment programme in your local area.

Give us a call on 0800 140 4690 to speak to a member of our friendly team. Alternatively, you can also reach us through our website.

We look forward to hearing from you!

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