Have you noticed an increase in your alcohol consumption? Do you feel your drug use is spiralling out of control? Have people around you started to notice behavioural, psychological or physical changes?
If you’re concerned, or if you’ve gone a step further and have admitted to yourself for certain that you have a problem, drug and alcohol rehab in Bungay might be the best step forward for you. Here, we have a bit more information on addiction.
This includes key signs to look out for, reasons you should consider professional rehab, information on the kind of support you can receive from us and finally a few more frequently asked questions.
Although addiction is very much a case-by-case issue, there are a few key signs that you should always look out for, in yourself or in others. As you might have noticed from our wording before, these symptoms are generally divided into three categories: behavioural/psychological and physical.
The biggest behavioural/psychological symptom is also the one that defines addiction itself: the inability to stop using. No matter how much you’re harming your health, your job, your relationships, the people around you: if you still can’t stop in spite of all that, then you likely need professional support.
Withdrawal symptoms can also be a big physical reason why those suffering from addiction can’t stop using. An early sign of this can be an increased tolerance – needing to consume more to get the same effect might not be too noticeable, but it can be incredibly important.
This is primarily because an increased tolerance is a sign your body is becoming dependent on these substances, or on alcohol. This then means that your body will react if and when you suddenly take these substances away.
This creates a physical tie to addiction that can only really be fully broken by a professionally supported detox. This is why nearly all treatment plans will start with that.
Additionally, withdrawal symptoms can even become dangerous in certain circumstances and with certain substances, so it shouldn’t be attempted alone.
Finally, some more psychological and behavioural signs that you might need help are:
What we said about detoxes also applies in most other areas: drug and alcohol rehab in Bungay will give you access to a level of care, support and treatment that you simply won’t find anywhere else.
The aim of rehab isn’t to cure you: the aim is to build a foundation of coping strategies, as well as management and life skills, so you’ll be able to live with your addiction going forward.
We’ll also try to deal with addiction on both a physical and mental level. Both sides are equally as important – if one is cured and the other isn’t the addiction won’t be beaten.
In line with this, if you choose to go through drug and alcohol rehab in Bungay with Rehab 4 Addiction, you’ll also receive both physical and emotional support. The previously discussed detoxes and to be discussed mental health treatments are both important parts of this.
But in addition, our helplines are always available if you need to discuss anything, get any advice or let anything out.
In fact, that’s where most people start on their journey with us.
Now, let’s look at the answers to some also often-asked questions.
Putting an exact time on it generally isn’t recommended as the mental ticking clock it will create could serve as a distraction, hindering your recovery overall. It can also be hard to put an exact time on it, as every case is different.
But generally, residential rehab lasts for 30 to 90 days. If you choose to be treated with Rehab 4 Addiction, we’ll start off with a simple conversation, either through messages or a phone call.
We can discuss your exact circumstances then, deciding what’s best for you through that conversation.
It will of course change based on your exact situation. But as we previously mentioned, you should expect a combination of mental and physical treatments, starting with some kind of detox.
Alongside mental health treatments like cognitive behavioural therapy, motivational interviewing and art therapy, support groups can also be highly significant. Alongside group therapy and the contacts you’ll make from residential rehab in general, they can be vital sources of emotional support.
Every residential rehab will have rules on what you can and can’t take with you. But there are a few recommendations that nearly always make both lists.
A few examples from most “allowed/recommended” lists are:
Make sure you research the specific place you’re going to, to find out what their exact rules and regulations are.
Again, the exact rules might vary from place to place, but visitors are allowed in residential rehab. In fact, it’s another incredibly important form of emotional support, vital in a lot of recovery journeys.
This can be a tricky situation to deal with. You might be met with anger and denial, but the best immediate action you can take is to have an open and honest conversation with them.
If you need any advice, you can also call Rehab 4 Addiction. If you’re close to the person suffering from the addiction you’ll likely need emotional support too, which we’ll endeavour to provide.
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