Have you spent most of the day thinking about drink or drugs? Perhaps you’ve then thought about getting some, and then decided not to and then gone around in your head thinking the same thoughts continually. Even when you don’t want to get another drink or more drugs, it might be hard not to.
If this is the case, it’s likely that you’re facing some type of addiction. Being that each person is an individual, addictions affect people differently in terms of severity.
The length of addiction, the amount of a substance a person uses along with tolerance, and also how much alcohol or drugs have affected a person’s life all contribute to the severity of the addiction.
When you contact Rehab 4 Addiction, our friendly and professional team of advisors take the severity of addiction into account. This, along with your usual responsibilities, preferences, and budget is also considered when thinking about what the most suitable rehab programme for you is in the Bethnal Green area in London.
By using Rehab 4 Addiction as a referral service, this part of your recovery journey is made as easy as possible. We ask the questions, all you need to do is answer honestly so we best can advise on treatment options.
Addiction affects people from every part of society. No matter where you live or what your background is, addiction is a real and serious issue. If not for you, then possibly for someone you care about.
No matter who a person is, there are things in life that are incredibly hard to face. Whether this is an event, a feeling, or a memory. There is also the aspect of mental health.
People living with addictions are also often facing mental health problems. Anxiety, depression, trauma, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia don’t discriminate. Anybody can experience these issues, and they can be related to addiction.
There are thousands of people all over the UK living with addiction. Each person is at a different part in the cycle. Anyone who wants to recover is suited to and welcome to joining a rehabilitation programme.
This might be an outpatient service in the local community where casual drop-ins are available, or at the other end, it could be a 28-day stay at a private clinic where there are staff available 24/7.
Whatever your personal circumstances there are treatment options to suit you. At Rehab 4 Addiction we can find the most appropriate for your needs, tastes, and budget.
When attending drug services, a detox might be advised. At a private clinic, this is essential to a person’s stay and will be carried out at the start of the programme.
A detox is necessary when a person has developed a physical dependency on a substance. This is very common in the case of alcohol or heroin. It can be dangerous for a person to attempt detox alone at home without supervision because of the effects it can have on the body.
In a rehab centre, the staff are prepared, experienced and qualified to guide people through the most comfortable detox possible under uncomfortable circumstances. Withdrawal can be a very physical experience. This is why there are doctors around to observe, monitor and to provide medication where appropriate.
In the case of alcohol, Librium can be prescribed and Subutex can be prescribed for heroin withdrawal. If you have a long-term addiction to either of these substances, you will need to go through a safe and medically observed detox.
At rehab, it’s critical that a person goes through this process. The substance must be totally out of the body before the psychological start of recovery can begin.
Addictive substances affect how the brain physically works. They interrupt and change messages that are sent to make the body function as it should. Substances also change the chemistry in the brain. This all has a knock-on effect.
When a person uses drink or drugs regularly it affects how they think. This can manifest in various ways. It can cause paranoia, for instance. Another way might be how a person’s mindset can become totally geared towards finding more of the substance in place of prioritising anything else.
It’s common for a person to experience mood swings and irritability, especially when craving a substance. This can be incredibly difficult to manage for the person experiencing it and to endure for the people around the person facing the withdrawal.
Long-term drinking and drug use is extremely detrimental to mental health, although many people might use them to self-medicate due to having mental health problems in the first place. Both short term and long term use can cause feelings of depression and anxiety. Withdrawal can also cause hallucinations.
All these symptoms are caused by toxins in the substances and the chemical imbalances they create in the brain. Alcohol and drugs might have caused the brain to release the “happy chemicals” (serotonin, endorphins, and dopamine) in the early days of a habit, which is why a person can experience euphoria.
However, after regular use, the chemical balance becomes very damaged and this can result in a lack of these natural chemicals. Hence, other mental health issues developing.
A person might become addicted to drugs and alcohol because this is what’s needed to make them feel “normal”.
There’s another way you can feel normal too. A much healthier way where you take back control of your decisions and life. This is through a life of recovery.
If you’re truly ready to stop drinking or doing drugs and have the determination to commit to recovery then we want to hear from you! At Rehab 4 Addiction we’ll explain the various options available in Bethnal Green. With your consent, we’ll then refer you.
Get in touch with our helpful team today. You can do this by calling us on 0800 140 4690, or by contacting us through our website.