Whether your struggle is with drug or alcohol addiction, over time it can have a huge negative impact on your health and other important aspects of your life, such as relationships and the ability to maintain stable employment.
If you’re starting to see the negative impact of your substance abuse problems, then now is a good time to make a change and find a treatment programme that can help you.
There are a range of drug and alcohol rehabilitation centres in and around Bicester in Oxfordshire, which offer you the best opportunity to tackle your addiction.
Comprehensive treatment programmes offered at all of our partner centres will help you to end the destructive cycle of addiction and take your first steps towards long-term sobriety.
Addiction can be difficult to both spot and admit to in yourself. Some people spend so much energy trying to hide their addictive behaviours from loved ones, that they start to believe that they don’t have a problem.
If you’re here, then you’ve perhaps already had the initial thought that you might be experiencing symptoms of addiction. With that in mind, take a moment to be honest with yourself and consider the below list of potential symptoms of addiction.
You should bear in mind that these can vary, depending on what type of addictive substance(s) you are using.
Physical symptoms to look out for include:
Psychological symptoms to look out for include:
If you recognise some above traits in yourself, stop and think about what you’re risking in the longer term. Getting help at the earliest possible time will make the road to recovery so much easier. Addiction will only increase over time if left untreated.
If you’ve made the choice to seek help for your addiction problem, then you’re already on the right path. The next step is to consider which rehab treatment options are the most suited to your needs and your lifestyle.
For example, those with newer or less severe problems with addiction may benefit from outpatient treatments such as the NHS community-based rehab programme.
You should bear in mind, however, that it can be difficult to obtain a place on this type of programme, and that when you do, the recovery is very much based on your own efforts and discipline.
Residential drug and alcohol treatment programmes are known to be more effective, largely due to the intensive and comprehensive nature of the treatment.
You will have 24-hour support from experienced addiction support professionals, as well as access to the leading treatments, scheduled throughout your stay. It can also be easier to focus on your recovery in a facility which is specifically designed to remove all traces of your usual environment and triggers.
Before you enter into your treatment programme, it’s important to accept that, as an illness, addiction is a lifelong problem. Whilst you can very much recover from your addiction, efforts to maintain your newfound sobriety will have to continue once you’ve left rehab.
The thing to remember, however, is once your addiction is under control, it will be so much easier to sustain.
A full treatment programme will deal with both the physical and psychological aspects of your addiction, helping you to explore your addictive behaviour and the root causes.
Often people are aware of the cause(s) of their addiction, which is why full mental health support is available, and you will have the opportunity to attend a range of therapy sessions and support groups, to tackle them.
Another important aspect of your residential programme will be the detox process. Whilst some people will try to attempt to detox alone, this can be very dangerous.
The very best place to be whilst you experience withdrawal symptoms is under the care of trained medical professionals, who can not only monitor and try to reduce the severity of your symptoms but are there to provide medical care, should anything go wrong.
Cognitive behaviour therapy is another leading addiction therapy that you may experience as part of your stay at a residential rehab centre. This treatment works by helping you to change the way you think and feel about your triggers and to exchange them with healthier habits.
This puts you in a great place to manage your continued sobriety back in your new drink and drug-free life, at home. Get in touch with our referral team today and we will help you find the right rehab treatment facility for you in the Bicester area.
If you’re here looking for help for someone you care about that you believe is struggling with addiction, here at Rehab 4 Addiction, we can help you find a drug and alcohol rehab facility on their behalf.
It’s important to realise, however, that you cannot force someone to recover from addiction. In order for addiction treatment to be successful, the individual must be fully invested in their own recovery.
In some cases, having a strong support network of family and friends can promote a faster and more maintainable rehabilitation from addiction.
Once you’ve chosen to approach your loved one about their addictive behaviours, you must be ready to accept that they will not always be receptive.
We can help you consider which approach will be more effective, however, it’s important to understand that the nature of addiction can change the way that people react to everyday situations.
Addiction is a disease and therefore, whilst those suffering through addiction problems can act out of character, they most likely don’t have full control of their emotions and behaviours.