When it comes to getting help for addiction, the best way to make lasting, positive change is to seek professional help. As every addiction journey is different, it stands to reason that kinds of treatment will work to different levels with different people.
It often depends on your personality, your personal circumstances and finally the severity of your addiction.
Those with a moderate to severe problem will most likely do better in a residential facility. This is because it’s an environment where they’ll have continual access to the help that they need and will be isolated from temptation to a greater extent.
If and when you get in touch with Rehab 4 Addiction, we’ll make sure to set you on the path that suits you best. But for now, we’re going to go over some details of both residential and other kinds of rehab in more detail. Finding Drug and Alcohol Rehab in Brierley Hill is much easier than you think.
We’ve already looked at the primary reason someone would be directed towards residential rehab specifically, that being the severity of the addiction. But you may also be questioning if you need professional help at all.
The three main questions to ask yourself in these circumstances are: “are my toxic habits hurting those around me? Would I be able to stop if the harm being brought about by these habits became more extreme? How is my physical and mental health being damaged?”
What makes addiction treatment so hard is that it works on two levels. Addiction is proven to be a disorder that physically changes the way your brain functions. That on its own can be incredibly hard to handle, especially if you’re going it alone.
But then you need to get help for the physical side of it too, with detoxes and in some cases physical therapy. Just going cold turkey at home won’t change these underlying issues driving the addiction, which is why that method often ends in failure and in some cases further spiralling.
As an important sidenote, completely cutting yourself off without professional guidance can also become dangerous depending on the thing you’re addicted to. Withdrawal symptoms for alcohol and various drugs can range from tremors to seizures, so attempting a detox alone is often not advised.
Even disregarding all of that (which you shouldn’t do, but that’s by the by), if you think you have a minor problem that you can just solve on your own, if you don’t reach out for expert guidance, you run the risk of making the problem much worse.
Then, it will become even harder to treat. Addiction is like many other illnesses in that way: the earlier you catch it, the more chance you have of permanent recovery and less damage overall.
Rehab 4 Addiction’s targeted approach will probably be the most beneficial to the majority of addictions. When you first start treatment with us, we’ll start off with an assessment and then develop a plan that suits your specific circumstances.
At that point, we’ll also be able to advise you on whether inpatient (residential) treatment would be best for you, or whether you’d be better off staying at home.
As we mentioned earlier, a majority of people seeking help for addiction benefit from being in an environment where they have constant access to treatment. Additionally, in spaces such as Rehab 4 Addiction’s centres, they can get the privacy they need to fully recover without fear of judgement.
Most stays in residential rehab last for 28 days – it’s a big commitment, but if it’s the key to kicking your addiction to the kerb for good as much as you can and if you’re open to getting help, then it will absolutely be worth the time you put into it.
It’s important to be honest here and say that most addictions can’t be fully cured, only really managed. But no matter how much your addiction has already damaged your life, residential rehab can help you to get it back.
At this point we’ve pretty much covered the benefits of rehab – but now let’s go over what specific kinds of treatment are actually available.
In the same way that addiction works on a physical and mental level, so do we. On a more surface level, we have physical treatments like reflexology, massages and the all-important detox, which clears away any and all addictive substances from your body. This will be done with lots of assistance and medical support too.
Then on the mental health side of things, various kinds of therapy and counselling will also be available to you. The biggest difference between counselling and therapy is that counselling is more generalised, while therapy is more specialised. A majority of our patients have a mix of both, in addition to a combination of different kinds of therapy.
Three of the most common kinds of therapy we can direct you towards are talking therapy, where you simply talk to a therapist as the name would suggest, cognitive behavioural therapy, better known as CBT and motivational interviewing.
To go into more detail on the last two, cognitive behavioural therapy focuses on changing negative thoughts that could worsen addiction or mental illness, whilst motivational interviewing encourages you to explore your issues and become motivated via questioning.
Finally, when we said you would be fully supported throughout this process, we didn’t just mean by our professionals! Various support groups, including alcoholics anonymous if that’s your issue, will also be available.
Through these groups, you’ll be able to talk in confidence with people who are going through the exact same things as you. You’ll be able to support each other, you’ll be able to hear their stories and it can really help if you’re feeling alone.
All of our team are all living their lived ‘in recovery’. You can contact us today on 0800 140 4690.