Addiction is a disease of the mind. Each year, many people avoid seeking out treatment because of the unnecessary stigma that’s attached to addiction.
If you feel you are putting off seeking out treatment for your addiction because of this stigma, then know this stigma is largely based on erroneous assumptions that have surrounded addiction for many years.
The unfortunate reality is that most people living in Blackburn who suffer from addiction will not choose to take any action to improve their existence.
Often, people don’t tend to seek out addiction treatment until it’s too late. If you are reading this message, then please heed our warning: if you sit idly by as your addiction ruins your health, there will come a point when this damage is simply irreversible.
You simply cannot abuse alcohol and drugs for many years and then expect to live a healthy lifestyle simply because you’ve hit rock bottom. The damage is already done.
Even if you do stop drinking or taking drugs, your quality of life will have been compromised by your past addiction.
The good news is that you don’t have to sit idly by. You do have the power to reach out for highly effective drug and alcohol rehab in Blackburn.
Addiction is both a physical and mental illness, but the mental aspect is by far the hardest to treat. For this reason, drug and alcohol rehabs in Blackburn insist on offering extensive therapy sessions that aim to assist you in overcoming the mental causes of addiction.
You may be surprised to learn that around 75% of those suffering from addiction have experienced a traumatic event in the past. It’s usually memories of this traumatic event that gives rise to many negative coping strategies, and addiction is just one of many such strategies that often arise under these circumstances.
When you attend a drug and alcohol rehab clinic in Blackburn, you will begin your treatment by focusing on the physical aspect of addiction. The sad truth is that detoxing is potentially lethal, and so you must be fully assessed by a doctor before you simply stop taking drugs and alcohol.
Drug and alcohol rehabs in Blackburn will never expect you to simply go ‘cold turkey’ when you start your detox. Instead, you will be given medications that allow you to come off drugs and alcohol without experiencing withdrawal symptoms.
It’s difficult to undergo a medicated detox from home, and this practice has long been discouraged in NICE guidelines for well over a decade.
Home detoxes are unsafe, and GPs positively refuse to give out medication intended for this purpose. Instead, you must now undergo a detox from the safety of a rehab clinic where you will benefit from 24/7 medical supervision.
Whilst these initial physical complications may be easily treated via a medically supervised detox, by far the more challenging aspect of attending rehab is undergoing therapy and counselling sessions.
You cannot simply ‘detox’ negative emotions and memories from your system using medication. We truly wish this was the case. Instead, you must invest in an extensive therapy and counselling programme that will require 12-months to complete.
During residential rehab, you will attend daily therapy sessions for a 28-day period. During this time, you will discover your ‘addiction triggers’.
Therapists and counsellors will help you build up the toolset that’s required to face life without feeling the need to return to drug and alcohol use. In short, you will be given the ability to live your life in recovery.
If you leave a rehab clinic without tackling the mental aspect of addiction, it is highly likely that you will relapse. To ensure relapse does not occur, rehabs employ evidence-based treatments such as cognitive behavioural therapy, mindfulness and psychotherapy. You will benefit from these therapies each day whilst you undergo your rehab programme.
Rehabs we recommend in Blackburn also address addiction from a spiritual aspect. This is achieved through the use of the 12-step programme and a variety of holistic therapies.
Some will benefit from a spiritual approach to addiction treatment, whilst offers will benefit from a more logical approach. A more logical approach is achieved via the use of educational workshops that seek to inform you about the science of addiction.
Rehab 4 Addiction has assisted many clients in Blackburn in seeking suitable addiction treatment over the last decade. You may wonder how Rehab 4 Addiction may help.
The answer to this question is simple: we help by offering a free rehab referral service. You may benefit from this service by contacting us on 0800 140 4690.
Once you make contact, one of our advisors will carry out an assessment over the telephone. Once this assessment is completed, we then signpost you to suitable treatment clinics in Blackburn that caters to your exact needs.
It is important to stress that all rehabs we recommend are committed to abstinence and evidence-based addiction treatment. This treatment leads to lifelong changes by fully addressing the mental causes of addiction.
Rehabs we recommend also offer family therapy. Addiction is often termed a family disorder, and so we feel family therapy is in order, not least because it’s likely your family have also suffered greatly due to your addiction.
Family therapy is usually followed up by attending Al-anon meetings in Blackburn. Al-Anon is Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous’ sister organisation that focuses on helping family members affected by a loved one’s drug and alcohol addiction.
Going to rehab is not only about rehab and detox. It’s also about helping you rebuild your entire life. Rehabs we recommend also assist you in securing employment and social housing.
This may not be appropriate for all clients attending rehab, but for many, this level of support is essential in helping these clients fully rebuild their lives.
If you are asking this question, it’s likely you are still battling with denial. Denial may seem like a natural and harmless emotion on initial inspection, but since denial prevents many thousands of people from taking action, it is plausible to conclude that denial is a deadly emotion that could ultimately lead to your downfall.
We are ready to help you locate suitable rehab clinics in Blackburn or the surrounding area that will work hard to help you secure your recovery.
All rehab clinics we recommend in Blackburn are regulated by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). Each year, CQC inspects all rehab clinics in the United Kingdom and the report that materialises from this inspection is available on CQC’s website for public inspection.
You may visit each rehab clinic we recommend prior to your treatment commencing. In our experience, there really is no substitute for visiting a rehab clinic in person and doing so will help you choose a rehab clinic that’s right for your needs.
Rehab 4 Addiction is happy to recommend a number of rehabs in Blackburn and the surrounding areas. You may wish to attend a rehab that’s located in the town of Blackburn. Doing so will mean it is easy for your family members to visit you during your treatment programme.
Alternatively, we are able to recommend treatment that’s further away. Attending rehab that’s further away has many benefits, not least the fact that you will be removed from your immediate environment that’s obviously linked to your drug and alcohol-using lifestyle.
To learn more about drug and alcohol rehab options in Blackburn, contact Rehab 4 Addiction today on 0800 140 4690.
Rehab 4 Addiction facilitates a variety of addiction treatments in Manchester and across Lancashire in Bolton, Salford, Blackpool, Stockport, Blackburn, Rochdale, Wigan, Preston, Oldham, Bury, Lancaster, Chorley, Burnley and St Annes.