The media portrays people struggling with addiction as lost causes. In films, they drink all day every day, they are aggressive, and they cannot function in society. However, the truth is that no one experiences addiction in the same way.
Some people appear to have it all together but are secretly dependent on drugs and alcohol; they are known as ‘functioning’. Others show clearer signs of addiction such as withdrawing from family or losing their job.
Similarly, there are stereotypes about treatment for drug and alcohol addiction. Many people believe inpatient treatment is ridiculously expensive and unsuccessful.
However, your experience at rehab will be individualised which gives you the best chance of staying sober. Residential rehab is also proven to be the most successful treatment option for addiction owing to its intense nature.
Now that you know the truth of addiction and addiction treatment, perhaps you can better identify if you need help. Fortunately, there are many treatment options for you in Blaby, whether you would rather recover at home, at an outpatient clinic, or at a residential rehab facility.
Anyone struggling with drug and alcohol use is free to contact Rehab 4 Addiction. Regardless of how long you have been struggling and how much you are struggling with, we can help you decide which form of treatment would benefit you the most.
We also welcome calls from people who are concerned about a friend or family member. In this situation, we guide you through the process of supporting your loved ones and inviting them to accept help.
Our helpline is open 24/7 so you can call us whenever you are ready. Even if you aren’t ready for professional help yet, we are more than happy to offer expert advice on addiction.
Many of our advisors have struggled with addiction in the past so they know the pain that comes with acknowledging you need help.
When you contact Rehab 4 Addiction for a free assessment, our advisors want to know all about your situation so that they can find appropriate care.
They may ask about the severity of your addiction, the time frame of your struggles, any treatment preferences you have, and the state of your physical and mental health.
They will also check the area in which you would like to attend rehab, as this does not have to be Blaby.
Our team works incredibly quickly so you are likely to receive a referral within weeks or even days.
As soon as your free assessment comes to an end, our staff get to work researching rehab centres in the Blaby area that suit your needs.
Alternatively, they will find an excellent outpatient clinic or begin to organise a home detox for you.
Firstly, home detoxing is a great way to deal with dependency on drugs and alcohol.
If you are dealing with a substance abuse issue, a detox flushes toxins out of your system and allows your body to learn how to function without substances.
However, this is not suitable for an established addiction as home detoxes do not get to the psychological root of the problem.
Secondly, outpatient clinics offer detox and therapy. This allows you to stay at home while you recover and travel to the clinic for all your appointments.
Attending an outpatient clinic provides more professional support than a home detox, yet it is not as intense as residential rehab.
Finally, the last option in Blaby is the most successful: inpatient treatment (residential rehab).
This involves staying at a treatment facility for 28 days and undergoing detox and therapy. Being away from all potential triggers means that you can concentrate on recovering better than you could at home.
When you are staying at rehab, you are under the care of professionals from psychologists and psychiatrists to doctors and nurses. Each staff member is trained in addiction, meaning they know how to ensure you stay physically and mentally well as you recover.
Residential rehab also offers excellent facilities that help you make the most of your experience. For lovers of exercise, there are often gyms, saunas and steam rooms in rehab centres, sometimes with the addition of tennis courts.
Rehab also offers plenty of opportunities to socialise in the common rooms and beautiful grounds.
Therapy is a crucial part of rehab as it encourages you to reflect on why you struggle with addiction. Often, addiction arises as a result of trauma, grief, or mental health conditions including depression, anxiety, OCD, PSTD, or schizophrenia.
This is because we try to self-medicate with substances in order to suppress negative feelings. When you speak to a therapist, you will be able to deal with the root cause and learn how to manage it in a healthier way.
While all of these things make rehab so successful, it is essential that you only attend rehab when you are ready. It is a huge time commitment and financial commitment that should not be made if you are not passionate about pursuing abstinence.
Get yourself to a place where you are determined to leave your addiction behind and then your chances of successfully completing treatment will skyrocket.
Leaving rehab is a scary prospect for many patients as it marks the beginning of a new life without the structure of rehab supporting you. However, you are not alone when you exit rehab.
Rehab 4 Addiction only works with inpatient centres that offer relapse prevention plans for the 12 months after you come out of rehab. This is a tool that supports you through the challenges of living a sober life.
The plan may involve regular therapy sessions, helpline numbers, and planned check-ins to see how you are coping with your triggers.
You will also be encouraged to look for local support groups in Blaby as it is essential that your support network is strong.
We ask that you carefully consider whether you are ready for the mental and physical challenge of addiction treatment. If you believe that you are, please call us today on 0800 140 4690. We would be delighted to help.