Across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, the number of drug and alcohol-related deaths is increasing. Despite falling in some local areas, the abuse and misuse of drugs and alcohol in Bude are on the rise.
In 2019, there were 44 deaths associated with these causes and the care needed for those affected costs local authorities billions in public health services.
Alcohol and drug misuse can have serious effects other than the risk of death. These include both physical and mental effects such as frequent hospital visits, suffering work performance, and strains on personal relationships.
In addition, statistics reveal that there are now more drug-related deaths than road traffic accidents in Cornwall with 5.3 deaths per 100,000 population.
Coping with a drug or alcohol addiction in Bude? We offer help and advice in a friendly and confidential environment, exercising a non-judgemental approach to the serious issues in question.
Programmes such as this can include a variety of therapeutic techniques including cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), medicinal treatments, and self-help techniques.
Staying in a centre provides a safe environment as you can focus on rehabilitation without fear of pressures and triggers. Support is provided 24/7.
Seeking suitable and affordable rehab in Bude can be difficult. This is because most of the NHS programmes available are based within communities, meaning that they have very little funding, and the waiting lists can be very long.
These programmes are more suitable for people with less severe addiction issues who commit to occasional meetings, appointments, and self-monitored detoxes.
The NHS provides inpatient care but as mentioned earlier, there is often a long waiting list in and around the Bude area.
If this sounds like something that may be appropriate for you and your needs, it is important to consider that this is still a daunting process to starting recovery in Bude and the neighbouring areas.
At Rehab 4 Addiction, we have unparalleled experience in seeking, advising, and suggesting different rehabilitation centres and treatments.
Want to overcome addiction? Our referral service is ready and waiting to suggest the best next steps for overcoming drug and alcohol misuse.
Addictions and addicts often come with a range of traits that dispel the seriousness of the issue. These include traits such as dishonesty – not just to yourself, but also to friends and loved ones.
This dishonesty can cover many areas such as the severity and frequency of drug/alcohol use.
To work out if you need help or not, asking yourself several questions may make this clearer:
This is just a shortlist of some of the questions you could ask yourself but answering ‘yes’ to any of the above questions may mean you should begin exploring options for an alcohol or drug misuse related issue.
Addiction to anything, including drugs and alcohol, is known disease. Without help from qualified professionals or experts in the field, addiction can be incredibly difficult to conquer.
There are ways to treat alcohol and drug misuse without the need for rehab, but research has consistently shown that entering a rehabilitation centre and undergoing a thorough holistic treatment course is the best method for recovery.
The services and programmes provided by rehabilitation centres will vary massively across the country, even in and around Bude.
Either way, each rehabilitation centre will provide its own specialised services and treatments to match every individual case.
Detoxes can be a long and difficult process, often including many withdrawal symptoms – both physical and psychological.
Rehabilitation centre staff are specially trained and qualified to provide support with no matter the occasion, but there is just as much emphasis on continuation after rehab and maintaining long-term recovery.
Some examples of treatments include group therapy and talking treatments. This is where CBT is proven to be most effective for issues related to alcohol and drug misuses such as anxiety and depression.
Recently becoming more common due to the increased research in this field, alternative therapies are also being used to treat alcohol and drug misuse.
Alternative therapies are especially effective for creating strategies to deal with addiction from an educational perspective.
During your time in rehab, you will be supported 24/7. Leaving this environment can seem alarming but starting to deal with your addiction outside of a centre will be much easier.
Rehabilitation centres equip you with multitudes of techniques to control your addiction, maintain your progress, and reduce the risk of a relapse.
At Rehab 4 Addiction, we provide a number of options for care after leaving rehab.
Examples of these include connecting you with local charities, networks of people with similar pasts/issues, and essential connections to aid you in your recovery.
Call us today on 0800 140 4690.