There are many misconceptions about what rehab is, and what it can do for you. Perhaps you’re struggling with drug or alcohol addiction currently, and ready to seek help, but you’re concerned about what rehab actually involves. That’s where Rehab 4 Addiction, an expert advisory and referral service, comes in.
As well as answering any questions you might have about rehab, no matter how big or small, we can refer you directly to a rehab facility that is appropriate for you, all within the Chingford area and across London.
Once you have read the following frequently asked questions, call us on 0800 140 4690 for a free consultation, and we can do everything in our power to get you the help that you need.
When it comes to recovery from drug and alcohol addiction, rehab is simply more effective than any other known method. If you fully invest in the rehab process, it can be truly transformational, and lead to recovery from addiction and substance abuse.
Residential rehab has a proven track record of helping people with their addictions. Other, more experimental treatments might be cheaper or more appealing, but it is highly unlikely that they will be anywhere near as effective.
You may not have known this, but rehab is always tailored to you and your specific needs – the recovery and treatment plans implemented are not universal. The professionals at your facility will take into account factors such as the timeframe and severity of your addiction, how it has affected your life and your current life circumstances.
If you’re committed to making a positive, lasting change, call Rehab 4 Addiction today for a free consultation call. If you’re in a frame of mind where you’ve accepted and acknowledged your own addiction, we can start the process of referring you to a rehab facility in the Chingford area.
An unavoidable part of the rehab process is a physical detox – this will start towards the beginning of your time at rehab. Your detox will be overseen by a medical professional – this is absolutely vital, especially in the case of alcohol addiction. Attempting to go ‘cold turkey’ or detoxing alone is extremely dangerous, and can often be deadly, so please do not attempt to do so.
If you’re detoxing from alcohol use, it is likely that your consumption will have to be decreased gradually, rather than a sudden stop. As consumption of alcohol decreases, you should be prepared for some physical side effects of withdrawal to kick in.
Although this can be a painful process, it is a necessary part of healing, and in the long term, it will be far outweighed by the many health benefits of having no alcohol in your system.
You will no doubt already be aware that addiction is a psychological issue, as well as a physical one. That’s why any rehab facility to which you are referred will have access to a number of mental health professionals who are there to help you.
As well as providing you with therapy and helping you create new coping techniques, they will also be there to help you with the acute stress and anxiety that can often be one of the challenges involved in moving into a rehab facility.
You may find this especially helpful in the first days of rehab, when you are still trying to adjust to your new surroundings.
Towards the end of your stay, you will be involved in putting together a relapse prevention plan. As the name suggests, this is a clearly defined plan that, if stuck to, will give you the best possible chances of staying in recovery.
You will also be encouraged to attend further therapy appointments such as support groups, which may or may not be 12-step programmes such as Alcoholics Anonymous. Your mental health professional will determine which course of action is most appropriate for you.
The important thing is committing to making healthy choices, and avoiding toxic persons or situations as much as possible. Although this may be challenging, doing the right thing for your own recovery is always worthwhile.
Rehab 4 Addiction are a specialist referral agency whose purpose is to get you into the rehab facility that is right for you. Once you call us, we can conduct a consultation to find out more about your circumstances, as well as your specific needs and recovery goals.
Once we have gained more information about your case, we will be able to refer you to a facility in Chingford or surrounding areas. Upon your arrival, a mental health professional will help you put together a personalised treatment plan, which will consist of a number of different therapies, such as counselling and group therapy.
The hope is that the value of these therapies will be accumulative, and greater than the sum of its parts.
There is no doubt that a stay in a rehab facility has the potential to change your life for the better. In order to take your first steps on the journey to a life free from substance abuse. Firstly, there needs to be an acknowledgment and acceptance of the fact that you have an addiction, and that your life has become unmanageable because of it.
Secondly, you need to be open to the experiences outlined above, and pursue recovery proactively while you’re in rehab. Having a negative or dismissive attitude towards any aspects of treatment will decrease your chances of recovery, so it is in your best interests to approach rehab with as positive a mindset as possible.
If this applies to you, then you are ready for rehab. Call us on 0800 140 4690 today for a free, confidential consultation, and allow us to find the right facility for you in the Chingford area. No matter how you feel right now, recovery is possible!