The Roman city of Bath is one of the UK’s most popular tourist attractions. However, like elsewhere in the UK, Bath also experiences a problem with drug and alcohol addiction.
If you live in Bath and you are struggling to cope due to your addiction to drugs or alcohol, then know that help is only a telephone call away. Each year, Rehab 4 Addiction assists hundreds of people in Bath in helping them overcome their addiction, and we are confident that we can help you too.
Many people affected by addiction erroneously blame themselves for their ill fortune. However, this belief is faulty, because addiction is a disease. The myth that addiction was a lifestyle choice was dispelled many years ago. No longer do medical professionals and therapist attribute moral failings as the cause of addiction.
Although this myth has long been dispelled amongst medical professionals, this myth still perpetuates amongst the general population. It’s likely your family and friends have all placed blame on your shoulders because of your addiction. Unfortunately, many people addicted to drugs and alcohol begin to believe this lie and the stigma associated with addiction prevents many people from seeking out professional help. In turn, this stigma is arguably the cause of many otherwise avoidable deaths that inevitably result when help is not sought out.
When you contact Rehab 4 Addiction, your enquiry will be handled by advisors who show compassion and empathy for your situation. In fact, many of our advisors are able to positively identify with your situation because they have suffered from addiction themselves and gone on to live a happy and fulfilling existence in their own recovery.
If you have used drugs and alcohol for many years, your behaviour becomes locked in this seemingly unshakable cycle. Breaking free from addiction isn’t easy, but with the right help and vision, you can establish new patterns of behaviour that help you to live your life in recovery.
Many drugs are physically addictive. This includes alcohol and all opiates. If you attempt to stop taking these drugs, you will soon begin to suffer from a range of withdrawal symptoms. For people addicted to opiates, these withdrawal symptoms include flu-like symptoms. The easiest way to treat these symptoms is to continue to use opiates, which defeats the purpose of trying to get clean from these drugs in the first place.
If you are addicted to alcohol, you may assume the detox process is safe, perhaps because alcohol is a legal drug. You thus may be surprised to learn that alcohol is by far the most dangerous drug to detox off. Whilst an opiate detox is highly discomforting, an opiate detox is not lethal in any possible way. This contrasts sharply with alcohol detoxification. Each year, thousands of lives are lost because an alcohol detox is undertaken without medical assistance.
England’s Care Quality Commission (CQC) regulates rehab clinics with an iron fist. This is particularly the case for rehabs offering alcohol detox services. The CQC employs a team of medical professionals to annually audit rehab clinics offering alcohol rehab services, and if agreed NICE procedures are not followed, fines are issued. If rehab clinics continue to neglect NICE procedures, the CQC has the power to close offending rehab clinics.
Thankfully, the CQC’s role helps to save lives. This is because an alcohol detox is potentially lethal, and NICE procedures exist to help clinics eliminate these risks using a range of medical techniques.
An alcohol detox is potentially risky because when you are addicted to alcohol, the brain releases chemicals known as inhibitory neurons. These neurons are called GABA-A receptors. When you stop drinking alcohol, the brain stops these neurons and this causes the mind to jolt. This jolting effect may trigger a seizure or even a heart attack.
To prevent these withdrawal symptoms, drug and alcohol rehab clinics we recommend in Bath will psychiatrically assess you upon arrival. Following on from this assessment, you will then be given medications that trigger the release of GABA-A receptors in ways similar to alcohol. The clinic will then taper your dosage of these medications slowly over the course of a 7-10 day detox programme.
During the detox, you will also be monitored by medical staff. Sometime, you may require a greater dosage of medication to help prevent withdrawal symptoms. The clinical team will monitor your state of wellbeing and increase your dosage of medication if necessary.
Once your addiction has gotten out of control, it is simply difficult to break free without professional help. Many people attend NHS-run outpatient therapy sessions, but ultimately fail to stop drinking and taking drugs. This is because these people are allowed to return home each afternoon following the completion of therapy sessions.
An alternative is to attend a drug and alcohol rehab clinic that’s residential in nature. This is also known as inpatient rehab. When you attend a residential rehab, you won’t return home at all until your programme is completed. Many people spend around 28 days in a rehab clinic. During this time, you will be entirely free from distractions that may otherwise derail your recovery efforts.
Bath and the surrounding Somerset countryside is home to many excellent rehab clinics. Some of these rehabs offer detox services, whilst others choose to merely offer rehab services which are more therapeutic in nature.
Furthermore, some rehabs are more religious and spiritual in terms of treatments on offer, whilst others prefer to offer treatment that’s psychotherapeutic in nature. Inevitably, one of these approaches to addiction treatment will likely suit your needs more than others.
When you contact Rehab 4 Addiction on 0800 140 4690, we carry out an assessment. The information you provide during this assessment allows us to better tailor rehab options in Bath that we recommend.
We truly believe our free and confidential service will not only save you the trouble of researching rehab clinics in Bath, but it will also ensure you avoid attending a rehab clinic that’s poorly suited to your needs and individual preferences.
All rehabs we recommend offer a substantial amount of therapy and counselling. You will attend therapy sessions for around 5-6 hours each day, for a 28-day period. During this time, you will truly begin to understand why you are resorting to drugs and alcohol.
Often, people affected by addiction use substances to self-medicate mental health problems and negative feelings. For this reason, addiction is often known as a negative coping strategy. If you simply remove drink and drugs, it is likely your mental health issues will not magically disappear. Thus, addiction therapy aims to also treat these underlying mental causes of addiction.
Therapy sessions take place in groups of 5-6 people. This is known as group therapy. You will also supplement group therapy with one-to-one therapy.
Once rehab concludes, the clinical team will help you in designing a relapse prevention programme. You will also begin to benefit from weekly aftercare sessions, again taking place at the rehab clinic where you initially attended for residential treatment.
To benefit from Rehab 4 Addiction’s free and confidential helpline, contact us today on 0800 140 4690. With our help, selecting rehab treatment in Bath need not be difficult. You do not need to struggle alone. Our helpline advisors are available to assist 24-hours a day.
We recommend rehab services across Somerset in Bath, Bridgwater, Taunton, Wells, Weston-Super-Mare, Glastonbury and Yeovil.