Over the years, here at Rehab 4 Addiction, we have seen first-hand the success stories that can come out of the rehabilitation programme.
We have been privileged to witness people pulling themselves up through hard work and dedication, ending up a much happier and healthier version of themselves.
So how exactly did these people achieve sobriety?
Well, many people assume it was through sheer force of will they were able to avoid substance abuse.
Unfortunately overcoming a drug or alcohol dependency isn’t as simple as just stopping. It is a serious medical condition that like any other illness requires medical help to overcome.
A drug or alcohol dependency is developed when your brain becomes used to the rush of dopamine it gets when you abuse substances.
Dopamine is the chemical that causes you to feel pleasure so anything that creates it can easily become a dependency.
Over time your brain will become used to the extra rush of dopamine and will need more and more drugs or alcohol in order to achieve the same effect.
Your brain begins to crave drugs or alcohol. It believes it needs them to make any dopamine. So when you deny it what it wants, it reacts violently.
When you think of drug or alcohol dependency you also have to consider the dangers of withdrawal symptoms.
These symptoms are your brain’s reaction to having its cravings ignored and they can be very uncomfortable.
They act as the best definitive proof that your substance abuse has developed into a dependency.
Should you experience any of these symptoms after going a period of time without drugs or alcohol please seek medical attention.
The withdrawal symptoms include:
In some cases, seizures are also a possibility.
This is why it is so important you never experience these symptoms alone and outside a medical facility. You are putting yourself in serious danger.
Because of the danger of withdrawal symptoms, you cant just grin and bear your way towards sobriety. You need help.
As in recent years seeking help for a drug or alcohol dependency has become more socially accepted there has been a boom in rehab centres available.
Just in the Bedminster area, you have a wide range available to choose from.
While that is a good thing, with more choices available to you there is a better chance of finding a rehab centre best suited for your specific needs.
The problem is where do you even start?
At this point in your journey, it is perfectly normal to not even be sure what you want let alone need from your rehab centre. The whole process may feel overwhelming and isolating.
Well, you don’t have to do this alone.
At Rehab 4 Addiction we use our years of experience to find you the perfect rehab centre.
We do this by talking to you during our free initial assessment. Here we will take the time to learn about you and your history of substance abuse.
We are then able to refer you to a local rehab centre with the best possible facilities to help you on your journey to recovery.
Our number one goal is to keep you safe. We only ever refer people to fully vetted rehab centres so you can rest easy knowing you will be perfectly fine wherever we send you.
We understand this is a scary time, but we just want to support you so that you can focus on working to become the person you know you’re capable of becoming.
The happier, healthier and sober person.
All you have to do is give us a call at:
We already explained how dangerous it can be to try and recover from a drug or alcohol dependency alone.
But we believe it is also important for you to understand what exactly will happen in a rehab centre that makes it the safer option.
As you now know withdrawal symptoms are what makes quitting so dangerous. Well in rehab weening you off your substance of choice is one of the core treatments you have to work through.
This process is called the detox. This rids your body of all drugs or alcohol over the span of about 10 days.
During this time you will be monitored day and night by fully trained medical staff who can monitor your withdrawal symptoms, and should they prove too much administer medication to relieve the symptoms.
The detox gives you a fresh start and most importantly allows you to focus on the rest of your treatments without the distraction of your cravings.
Within rehab, following your detox, you will then be expected to take part in therapy sessions.
In most cases, this will be group therapy, where you along with others staying at the rehab centre at the time will sit down with a therapist and work together to unpack your issues.
Therapy is such an important step because substance abuse doesn’t just happen.
More often than not it is a symptom of a mental health problem that needs to be addressed in order to achieve long term recovery.
The most common reason behind substance abuse is mental illness and trauma.
Those suffering from a mental illness may try to self medicate. It’s not uncommon for those suffering from anxiety or depression to attempt to regulate themselves with various drugs or alcohol.
While people dealing with trauma often use drugs or alcohol as a way to numb their pain. But substance abuse is just putting a plaster on a wound that won’t heal without medical help.
Therapy allows you to improve your mental health and replace your substance abuse with a healthier coping mechanism.
The journey towards long term recovery doesn’t just end after rehab.
It’s something you have to keep working towards every day and we won’t lie. It won’t be easy but we can promise you will be better off because of it.
You owe it to yourself to put the work in and live a happier and healthier life.
You have to start somewhere so why not start with a call to us?
Good luck, we hope to hear from you soon.