If you’re struggling with addiction, seeking help is nearly always the best answer. Here at Rehab 4 Addiction, we have a wide range of resources available to help you recover.
We also have more information here on the process of rehab itself, if you’re looking to learn more.
Addiction is a large and complex disorder – but many of its signs are actually fairly easy to spot. Generally, they fall into three categories: physical, behavioural and psychological.
Some of the most common physical symptoms are:
Some psychological symptoms are:
Finally, a few typical behavioural symptoms of addiction are:
If any of these symptoms seem all too familiar, it could be time for you to reach out. This is especially true if they’re very prominent or extremely recognisable to you or to others around you.
The worse (and even the more life-threatening) an addiction is, the more apparent symptoms will be.
Treating yourself at home is never advisable.
You might have noticed us mention withdrawal symptoms earlier. These occur when you’ve been using for so long that you start to develop a dependence on the substance you’re addicted to.
They can be highly unpleasant at best and even dangerous at worst It is important that you break down the physical side of addiction to start with, which is why many rehab plans begin with some kind of detox. But this really isn’t something that should be attempted alone.
Outside of trying to go cold turkey, trying to handle something as big as addiction on your own in any capacity isn’t likely to end in success. The psychological and physical aforementioned ties are too strong to be broken without support.
This is also why even with treatment addiction can’t be cured, only managed. But that doesn’t mean that getting help won’t lead you to a happier, healthier life. We’re going to look at how rehab helps you to achieve this below.
In both inpatient (residential) and outpatient (at home) cases rehab works because it gives you strategies and life skills to manage your addiction long term. In addition, through treatment, you’ll gain access to a level of support that you might not have experienced otherwise.
One great example of a treatment that does both is support groups like alcoholics anonymous and narcotics anonymous. Groups like these are available for inpatient and outpatient treatment, in addition to aftercare programmes.
Even after you’ve completed those stages, you can of course continue going for as long as you need to. Through sessions where you’ll also get to share your story and hear about the experiences of others, you’ll get to know people who truly understand your situation.
Through therapy and counselling, you can also go back to the root causes of your addiction and finally confront any traumas in your past.
As different forms of treatment, inpatient and outpatient rehab also offer many benefits. Different paths work for different people.
Generally, those with moderate to severe dependencies do better in a secluded environment where they’re kept away from temptation. This can also be an overwhelming time, so some may benefit from not having to worry about recovering alongside their daily routine.
As a final point, if a person is in a toxic home environment, or any space where their recovery won’t be supported, it can be important to get away from that. On the other hand, you might have a less severe issue and be more comfortable recovering at home.
It varies from person to person and everyone has a different experience of recovery.
As we said before, we have multiple avenues in place for anyone who is struggling. You can call or send us a message and we’ll give you advice as soon as we can.
We can also offer advice if someone you care about is struggling. We’re here to help with anything within that sphere!
We also have several residential facilities, including one that works for drug and alcohol rehab in Berwick Upon Tweed. Finally, if it’s something you feel you need, we can produce a full treatment plan for you.
If you do choose to be treated with us, we’ll assess you once initially and then a second time before you start any treatment.
Recovery and management of your addiction is possible – all you need to do is get in touch with us at 0800 140 4690.