Recovery from addiction is challenging for a number of different reasons. At the beginning of the process, it can be hard to admit that there even a problem. If your life is still functional, it can be hard to find the motivation to seek help, especially since you don’t know what would come after that.
The first step to solving any problem is admitting that there is one. Acceptance of your addiction is the essential first step to recovering from it. However, even when we are in a place of acceptance, it can be a daunting prospect to get the help that we need – it’s hard to even know where to start.
That’s where a service like Rehab 4 Addiction comes in. We are an expert referral service whose aim is to place people in the rehab or treatment facility that is right for them in London.
We can refer you to a treatment centre in the Catford area – call us today on 0800 140 4690 to find out more about the process, and how we can help you get into recovery.
It’s pretty well-known that the first step of any recovery process is to admit that you have a problem. However, for many this can be painful to acknowledge, so why is this step necessary before being able to access further treatment? Put simply, when approaching recovery, your attitude is crucial in determining your success.
Going through rehab will force you to go through a series of uncomfortable, but necessary changes. If you don’t accept that you have an addiction to begin with, it is unlikely that you will have the motivation to stick with the treatment and face those challenges.
On the other hand, if you accept that addiction has made your life unmanageable and that you no longer wish to have that destructive lifestyle, this will give you the motivation that you need to get through treatment and to stay in recovery for the long term.
When it comes to choosing a location for a residential rehab stay, there are some people who would rather be as far away from home as possible. This could be due to any number of factors, such as toxic home life or negative associations with the area. However, we find that most people prefer to find a rehab facility close to home.
Staying close to home has other benefits, such as providing the possibility of family-led counselling sessions, if your care professional deems that to be appropriate for your recovery plan.
Rehab 4 Addiction can find you the right treatment centre, all within the Catford area. We make the process as straightforward as it possibly can be. Once you call us on 0800 140 4690, we will conduct an assessment to get you to know you better and find out more about your addiction, your triggers, and your personal circumstances.
Once we have gained enough information, we can make an informed decision as to which centre is right for you. Upon your arrival at the facility, that will put together a treatment plan that is personalised to you, which will involve a number of different therapeutic approaches.
This could include group therapy, holistic therapies, one-to-one counselling, or all of the above.
You may not have been aware that some rehab facilities offer outpatient care – in other words, you stay living at home and travel to the facility every day for your treatment, rather than living in rehab full-time.
Generally speaking, the outpatient facilities would be more appropriate for someone who is suffering from mild addiction or behaviour issues and is managing to maintain a somewhat functional life.
On the other hand, those whose symptoms range from moderate to extreme would probably be better suited to a residential care facility. Residential facilities also have the added bonus of providing respite from a toxic or chaotic living situation at home, if that is an issue that you’re dealing with.
Which of the two options would be appropriate for you is something that will be determined after consultation.
It is well-established that addiction and substance abuse are often linked to other mental health issues, such as anxiety, depression, paranoia, and disturbing thoughts. It may be that these issues led to addiction in the first place, or that they are exacerbating your addiction problems now, or both.
For this reason, any residential rehab you are referred to will provide access to mental health care professionals, who can help you deal with the acute stresses of being in rehab, as well as providing you with educational tools and coping techniques to help you move forward.
Although completing a course of rehab is a great achievement, you should be mindful that is only the beginning of your recovery. Aftercare is vitally important. As you move into your new life, you will need to do everything in your power to make the right choices and avoid falling back into old ways.
This is why, at the end of your treatment in rehab, you will put together a relapse prevention plan with a care worker on-site. The purpose of this exercise will be to help you identify techniques and healthy coping strategies to help you continue your recovery successfully.
You will also be encouraged to seek further help in your community, such as attending group therapy meetings and/or individual counselling sessions. This is something that your care professional will be happy to assist you with.
We are waiting to help you get the treatments that you need in the Catford area. Recovery from addiction is difficult, but it is entirely possible, and always worthwhile.