When it comes to addiction, one size doesn’t fit all. There are simply too many variables in too many cases to create one overall experience.
If you choose to recover with Rehab 4 Addiction, we’ll ensure you have a recovery programme tailored to your specific needs. Below, we’re going to discuss some of the most common paths you could take, we’re going to give you a bit more insight into the admissions process.
Finally, we’re also going to discuss the ways that addiction relates to mental health.
The truth is, like many other disorders, addiction is too complex and runs too deep to be fully cured. For most, this is a lifelong battle.
But that doesn’t mean it can’t be managed. Rehab intends to teach you how.
Through plans including therapy, counselling, workshops, support groups and more, you can take on strategies that will allow you to finally move forward with your life. In addition, you’ll finally be able to confront and control a lot of the issues that are big drivers of addictions, like mental health problems.
If you’re at a stage of experiencing withdrawal symptoms, detoxes will also train your system to cope without substances. Usually lasting for about 3 weeks, this will involve reducing your intake, replacing it with prescribed drugs.
This must be done with full professional support. At home detoxes generally don’t work, as reducing your intake without expert assistance to the point where it stops is incredibly difficult, if not impossible.
Furthermore, it could even be dangerous. Some withdrawal symptoms, like nausea, tremors and diarrhoea are just highly unpleasant.
But some, which mainly come with certain specific substances, can be dangerous. The two worst are seizures and hallucinations.
As a final point, as this is such a specific subject, it’s very important that you research your specific addiction and its potential withdrawal symptoms.
If you know what you’re getting into, the whole thing will become much less of an unknown, making it much easier to move forward with less anxiety.
Now let’s look at the admissions process in a bit more detail. We can of course only speak for the system of Rehab 4 Addiction.
But hopefully, this section should give you a good idea of what’s likely to follow if you reach out for help.
Of course, the first stage is admitting to yourself and to others that you need help in the first place. Although it’s hard, once you’re over that hurdle, it’s simply a case of getting in touch.
Speaking about Rehab 4 Addiction specifically, all you need to do is drop a message on our website or call us. Either way, you’ll then be able to access our helpline, where we’ll be able to advise you on where to go next.
At the same time, in this initial conversation, we’ll establish the key facts of your specific situation, so we can narrow down exactly what you need in any future treatment.
A big benefit of private rehab is also the speed at which you can access treatment. After the above discussions, we’ll start to arrange a plan for your treatment as soon as we can. This will likely begin with some kind of detox, as detailed above.
It could also take the form of either inpatient or outpatient treatment. The difference between the two is primarily environmental.
Inpatient treatment is completed in a residential facility – outpatient treatment involves regular visits to a centre, with you staying at home as you go through rehab.
You’re likely to experience the same or similar treatments. But inpatient treatment is generally more intensive, as you’re in a space of continual treatment all day.
As a result, it’s generally recommended for those with moderate to severe dependencies. Those with less entrenched issues, who are more capable of organising their own treatment, might do better on their own.
And another not-yet-discussed element is home environments. If you’re currently living in a space where your recovery won’t be supported, that will very likely be worsening your issues.
So going to a new, secluded and private space could be the answer for you. In the long run, you might also need to think about permanent lifestyle changes once you’ve finished rehab, but that’s another issue.
Addiction doesn’t just hurt you physically; it also has a strong impact on most people’s mental health as well. Add in the fact that mental health issues can often lead to addiction and it creates a very vicious cycle.
For these reasons, a dual diagnosis of addiction and mental health issues is very common.
This is why mental health treatments are very commonly used during the rehab process. Although it doesn’t suit and therefore won’t be recommended to everyone, cognitive behavioural therapy is very effective for some.
In a series of sessions, you’ll smooth out the negative thinking and behavioural patterns known as cognitive distortions, with the help of an experienced professional.
Another discussion-based counselling treatment you could encounter is motivational interviewing. This involves a series of non-judgemental questions, which will encourage you to re-examine and change your behaviour.
When you’re going through something as big as rehab, it’s also important to know that you’re not alone. You might have the support of friends and family, which can be a big help.
It can also be beneficial to talk to people who understand exactly what you’re going through. This is where support groups and group therapy come into play.
You can of course continue to access all of these treatments and services after your initial plan is over. In fact, a majority of plans also finish off with some kind of aftercare programme, to help you transition from rehab.
And if you need anything else you can always talk to Rehab 4 Addiction. It doesn’t matter how many times you’ve been in this position before. We’ll always be there, over messages or the phone.
Call us today on 0800 140 4690