Rehab 4 Addiction

Drug and Alcohol Rehab Chatham

Alcohol addiction can be debilitating. The dependency on substances can have a ripple effect, so it is not just the addict who is affected but also their loved ones. This is why rehab programmes are so important. Taking that leap into your journey is the turning point that will help you lead to sobriety.

However, it is important to note that there are different types of rehab and finding the one that works for you is just as important as deciding to start a rehab programme. The two types of rehab are residential rehab and outpatient rehab.

Which Rehab is Right for You?

Residential rehab is where you stay in a housing facility specifically built to help you recover while you get your treatments such as detoxes and therapy.

At Rehab 4 Addiction in Chatham, you will be offered a large spacious residence which you will be sharing with other patients as you all go through your treatments. Other things that inpatient rehabilitation provides includes:

  • That sense of community that is so important for recovery. You will not feel alone while you get your treatment in a residential setting
  • Staff are at hand 24 hours a day, 7 days a week here at Rehab 4 Addiction. This is especially important for detox programmes since trained medical staff are advised to be there to help with symptoms
  • You will be away from distractions. By limiting contact with the outside world, particularly those people that either encourage or drive you towards substances. This helps with temptation which will ultimately aid in reducing potential relapses

Inpatient rehab is a great option for someone who has been battling addiction for a long time and may need the extra attention that this form of treatment provides.

Outpatient rehab treatment is very similar to residential rehab. However, the difference is that you go home at the end of the day with outpatient rehabilitation. You will still attend group and individual therapy along with other forms of treatments that are in your rehabilitation plan.

Some other things that this form of therapy provides includes:

  • Affordability. This is a lot more affordable as you will not be staying in a residence
  • You will be able to go back to the familiar environments of your home comforts
  • You still have access to all the forms of treatments and therapies that a residential rehab patient would have

This is great for someone who has a safe and stable home environment and people surrounding them who will not enable their habits but to provide the needed support to recover. This is also a good option for someone who may be in the early stages of addiction.

Whichever one you decide to choose or whether you agree to combine both forms, these treatments will be tailored towards you. How long you have been addicted for, the types of substances that you use, the number of relapses, and any mental health-related issues are all taken into consideration before a treatment plan is created.

Why 28 days?

Although 28 days is not a benchmark number, most rehab programmes are typically prescribed for around 28 days. This is enough time to safely detox from substances, understand the fundamentals of remaining sober, and learning the reason they turned to drugs or alcohol.

It is well known that habits can be picked up or dropped within 21-30 days. A rehabilitation programme between this length along with the necessary aftercare programmes is a great way to attain sobriety.

28 days away from the outside world (especially if you are doing a residential rehab) is a long time. Roughly spanning a month, these days can be spent away from familial pressures, especially if you would otherwise be surrounded by people who drink or use drugs.

Nevertheless, we at Rehab 4 Addiction recognise the importance of involving families and loved ones in the treatment process. We run an extensive range of family therapy.

However, our residence in Kent also provides the necessary privacy that is needed in the road to recovery. Our 28 days programme allows a balance between contact with your loved ones and also the privacy that is needed to provide reflective moments and essentially to recover.

Alcohol and Mental Health

Alcohol and other substances go hand in hand with mental health. Many use alcohol to self-medicate and cope with their symptoms. Self-medication is when you take medication or substances without supervision or advice from a medical practitioner.

Alcohol is a depressant which means that it slows down vital functions, causing slurred speech and unsteady movement. It also has effects on the mind too.

Taking in alcohol warps people’s judgement and reduces your ability to think rationally. By self-medicating with alcohol to cope with your mental health, you can end up exacerbating symptoms.

Alcohol has been described as the UK’s most favoured coping mechanism. The early sensations of alcohol often make you feel relaxed and at ease when you first drink. However, that high does not last long.

Addicts chase that feeling of euphoria to drown out symptoms of their mental health issues which ends up becoming an alcohol addiction.

  • Anxiety levels can be worsened through alcohol.
  • Low moods and depression can come about when the negative after-effects of drinking come through.
  • The post-drinking symptoms of hangovers could lead you to spiral even further.
  • Alcohol-induced psychoses is a real thing and can worsen any previous symptoms you have had.
  • Trying to keep mental health symptoms at bay with alcohol is not a good nor sustainable coping mechanism.

This is just another reason why getting help through detoxing and therapy is vital. The quicker you get it, the better it will be not only for your physical health but your mental health too.

Get Help Today

You do not have to do this alone. We at Rehab 4 Addiction will be with you right from the beginning even before you step foot into our centre. Call us today to make a start on your journey to becoming sober. Our number is 0800 140 4690. Alternatively, you can fill out our enquiry form.

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