Rehab 4 Addiction

Drug & Alcohol Rehab in Bruton

When a person is seeking help for a drug or alcohol dependency, speed is the key.

It can really make the difference between someone achieving long term recovery or them giving in to their cravings and relapsing.

Within the drug and alcohol rehabilitation medical sector, it is common knowledge that those struggling with dependency need to be seen and offered treatment as soon as possible.

That they need to be checked into a drug and alcohol rehab not long after they make the decision to start their recovery journey.

However, medical professionals, despite knowing their patients need to be seen as soon as possible, simply doesn’t happen with the NHS.

First of all, the last thing we want to do is make you or anyone else warry of the NHS. They are a free medical service that, as a country, we are very lucky to have.

In an emergency situation, you should not hesitate to call them.

That being said, they do that a widespread issue with patient wait times.

Should you go to Accident and Emergency because you are experiencing withdrawal symptoms and you are not in immediate danger, you will have to wait.

It is not uncommon for a person to have to wait upwards of ten hours before they are either check-in or told to go home.

In case you aren’t already aware of what they are, withdrawal symptoms are what you experience when your body’s cravings are ignored.

Prolonged substance abuse changes your brains chemistry. It makes your body used to having drugs or alcohol in its system, creating an extra boost of the body’s feel-good chemical dopamine.

The withdrawal symptoms can be viewed as your body panicking because something it has gotten used to and now believes it needs for producing any dopamine at all is gone.

The withdrawal symptoms, if experienced alone, can be very dangerous, and if you began experiencing some of the more physically alarming ones, the NHS would prioritise you, and we are sure you would be cared for.

However, as the NHS has to care for everyone in the Bruton area, you may be left to deal with the less dangerous symptoms while you’re sat alone in an A&E waiting room.

These symptoms can include:

  • Sweating
  • Muscle pain
  • Hot flashes
  • Chills
  • Headache
  • Vomiting

These symptoms may be uncomfortable, but they are not deadly. So, unfortunately, the NHS has no choice but to prioritise seeing people who are dealing with the most pressing and life-threatening situations first.

But let’s say you decide to seek help for your drug or alcohol dependency outside of the emergency services.

That you decide to schedule an appointment with the NHS drug and alcohol rehab team so you can avoid sitting and waiting for hours.

Again you will find the issue of the NHS having to prioritise only the most severe cases.

It is a sad but unforgivably true fact that our countries free healthcare services do not receive enough money from the government each year.

Every year less and less money is given out, and the mental health services, which the drug and alcohol rehab centre are a part of, receives the least.

With so few resources and staff, the NHS has to make sure the people they are helping need it.

This result in a very long and stressful selection process where through various interviews and emails, you will be expected to prove you are struggling with a drug or alcohol dependency.

For some people having the proof will be easier than others. Still, if this is your first attempt at getting help, then you may not have any supporting evidence.

It seems unfair that you may have to do so much just for a chance at being offer treatment. That you may have to hope for months that someone decides you are struggling enough to warrant intervention.

But let’s say you are offered treatment. Then what?

Well, the NHS doesn’t have that many drug and alcohol rehab centres, so it is very likely you will have to leave the Bruton area in order to receive help.

They also very rarely offer a residential option for many mental health services unless a person poses a threat to themselves or others. So you will be expected to travel out of the Bruton area for every session.

This will draw out your recovery journey, making it much longer and more complicated than it needs to be.

But the NHS is an excellent option to have if you need it. So it is very important that you remember they are there if you have no other choice.

We just believe it is essential you understand your other options to choose from.

Private drug and alcohol rehab centres in the Bruton area

The most significant difference between a private rehab centre and an NHS ran one is the speed.

When you find a private drug and alcohol rehab centre that you believe have the facilities to best aid in your journey to long term recovery, all you have to do is a book in with them.

They don’t expect you to prove you deserve their help. However, they know anyone that is considering rehab services will more often than not require them.

You will be found a place and begin your treatments as soon as possible, and you won’t be left waiting for months just to be told no.

Private drug and alcohol rehab centres are well funded and, most importantly, well-staffed.

This will allow you to receive the hands-on and personalised care you need. To them, you are more than just a patient. You are a person.

To them, you are an individual that they want to get to know so they know how to best help you.

As a person mental health plays such a massive part in them turning to substance abuse in the first place, it is crucial you are cared for by people who can help you improve both the physical and mental effects of a drug or alcohol dependency.

Finding the right drug and alcohol rehab centre

This will be a vulnerable time in your life.

You will need to be supported at every step of your journey so that you can achieve your goal of long term recovery.

You will need a drug and alcohol rehab centre with facilities for your specific needs.

But you may not know what kind of facilities you require or even what your needs are at this time. We can assure you this is perfectly normal and nothing to worry about.

It is why we are here to help.

We are Rehab 4 Addiction, and we have years of experience matching people with the perfect rehab centre for them in their area.

We do this by having you complete a simple free initial assessment that we use to create a profile on you.

We then use this profile to refer you to a drug and alcohol rehab centre in the Bruton area that will best be able to help you.

We want to support you so that you can relax and focus on working towards long term recovery.

This process won’t be easy, but we can promise you it will ultimately make your life so much better.

All you have to do is give us a call and get ready to begin your new sober life.

0800 140 4690

Good luck.


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