If you’re searching for drug and alcohol rehab in London, or anywhere else, then you’ve come to the right place! All the information on addiction that’s out there may seem overwhelming, but Rehab 4 Addiction can direct you towards the help you need if you reach out to us.
By reading this page, you’ve already got past the first step. You just need to keep going.
We’re here so you don’t need to spend hours searching for different rehabs and treatments in your area, taking in everything you can on different kinds of addiction until your eyes glaze over.
Rehab 4 Addiction can direct you towards exactly what you need specifically, to take at least some of that weight off your shoulders. We know how hard this journey can be and we’ll do everything we can to make it easier for you.
There are several reasons someone might end up needing rehab, many of them relating to mental health, which we’ll get into in more detail a bit later.
You might be considering going it alone – but please listen when we say that most likely won’t work and could even put you at risk of dangerous withdrawal symptoms. Studies have shown that addiction is a disorder that changes the way the structure of your brain works. That can’t be fixed easily, but it can be done with professional expert help.
If you specifically mean a residential inpatient facility when you mean rehab, then that may be for you if you have a moderate to severe addiction.
Some people with more severe issues will benefit massively from being taken away from temptation at the worst point in their addiction and being put into an environment with constant access to help. When you first contact Rehab 4 Addiction, we’ll discuss a treatment plan that suits you, that will include this decision.
Now let’s get more specific. The kinds of inpatient and outpatient treatments for addiction can vary widely depending on the personal circumstances of the patient, but they generally fall into 2 specific categories:
Mental health treatment – this includes various kinds of therapy and counselling, as well as alcoholics anonymous style support groups.
Physical treatment – this is largely available in outpatient facilities, with the two most common being massages and reflexology (also known as zone therapy – it involves pressure being applied to specific points in the patient’s feet and hands).
Another very important, almost essential kind of treatment is detox, where at the beginning of your treatment, with assistance, your body is cleansed of the substances you’re addicted to.
Different levels of addiction will require different kinds of treatment – but the kind of help you need may also depend on what you’re addicted to. Common kinds of addiction that may require treatment or intervention can include alcohol, opiates, gambling, even shopping.
The measure isn’t whether the thing you’re abusing is inherently harmful. The measure is how much your inability to stop is damaging your quality of life and how much it’s affecting those around you.
It’s also measured by how deep that inability to stop goes in the first place. If you’re at a stage where you won’t stop consuming whatever you’re addicted to, you and your loved ones are being hurt? That’s the point where you need to get help.
There are several places you could get help from on this journey. As previously mentioned, the first stage with Rehab 4 Addiction will be an assessment, usually done over the phone, to discuss your specific situation.
Then, you’ll either receive localised help through outpatient therapy, including at-home detoxes, support groups and therapy, or you’ll be directed towards a residential rehab.
We mentioned mental health earlier – it’s just as important as anything physical. A huge proportion of addiction issues have some kind of underlying cause. It may be a bigger trauma that you’re already aware of, that you need to confront.
Or it could be something smaller. At the same time, it could be one issue or a multitude of issues. Everyone is different and it’s important to remember that no problem is insignificant if it’s damaging your mental health or contributing to your addiction.
If all of this has you worried, remember at this stage you also don’t necessarily need to strain yourself thinking too hard or delving too deeply into any mental health issues behind your addiction. Just making a phone call or sending an email to us should be enough to set you on the right track towards recovery.