Do you think you might have an addiction problem? Are you struggling to know where to turn to get help? Do you need somewhere to get more information specifically on drug and alcohol rehab in Chiswick?
Fortunately, all of that and more is right here! Rehab 4 Addiction have a huge range of services to help with all kinds of addictions (as our name would suggest).
And below we have all the information you’ll need before starting on any treatment, from signs and symptoms of addictions to specific kinds of rehab and treatment.
On a surface level, addiction is usually defined as an inability to stop doing or taking in something, whether it’s drugs, alcohol or something else. Therefore, the first and probably the most well-known sign of addiction (at any severity level) is that constant, unstoppable consumption. There are also a few more benchmarks that could show you need help, including:
But it’s also important to remember that you don’t need to exhibit every single symptom of addiction to get help. Whether it’s severe, moderate or smaller than that, it’s important to speak up about any addiction that is affecting your life in any negative way.
If you leave it, thinking it’s not that bad or that you can handle it alone, you run the risk of the problem getting worse – or it could be damaging your life in ways that you haven’t thought of.
Let’s start off this section with the most basic question: what is rehab? Like many others, you might think it just means a stay at an inpatient residential facility, or you might need a clearer, more in-depth, definition of rehab overall.
Essentially, rehab is the term for any course of treatment that helps drug or alcohol addicts. It can include residential or at-home treatment and it includes a multitude of therapies, physical treatments and support groups.
Something really important to know is that, as a result of every addiction being different and having its own complexities, every course of treatment will be different too.
When you get in touch with Rehab 4 Addiction, or probably any other organisation, we’ll start off by simply talking to you about your specific circumstances and needs. Once we’ve established that, we can move forward with whatever treatment you need.
After that, treatment can largely be divided into two categories: one side for your physical health and one side for your mental health. Both are equally as important in recovery, feeding into one another and helping you to heal overall.
Mental health treatments will primarily consist of various kinds of therapy and counselling (the main difference being that the former is more specialised and the latter is more general), in addition to support groups.
The first and probably most important physical treatment under the vast umbrella of rehab is detoxing. Nearly all Rehab 4 Addiction journeys, whether they’re inpatient or outpatient, start off with some kind of detox, to cleanse your system of the substance you have a toxic relationship with.
This is usually medically assisted and done with the guidance of Rehab 4 Addictions’ expert professionals, especially as it can sometimes be dangerous to attempt alone due to withdrawal symptoms.
Other common physical treatments are less directly related to the addiction and are more designed to help you relax to be in a better headspace for the rest of your recovery process.
To talk in more specific detail about what’s available in Chiswick, let’s start by discussing our London rehab facility. First of all, it benefits from being in a secluded, private environment and being close to home for many residents at the same time.
There are also a multitude of onsite treatments available and as an added bonus, the residential/recreation rooms and recovery rooms are in the same building, so it’s all easily accessible.
If you get in touch with us we can also direct you towards local support groups and therapies, which will make up the majority of your treatment if an outpatient plan would suit you best.
This is a more practical one, but if you’re staying in a residential facility, there are a few things we would advise that you take with you. The first two are also probably the most basic: you’ll need to bring clothes, nightwear and toiletries.
Other important items to bring include a notepad and pen, a journal, stationary and approved books.
As we discussed earlier, when you reach out to Rehab 4 Addiction, we’ll discuss your specific circumstances and create a personalised treatment plan. This can be highly beneficial, as every journey is different, and you may need different kinds of help in comparison to someone else.
Getting help from Rehab 4 Addiction is very simple. All you need to do is drop us an email or give us a phone call and you’ll easily be able to book an initial assessment, like the one we mentioned earlier.
Then, depending on what is discussed, we can get started on the personalised treatment plan that we mentioned above and put you on the road to recovery!
All of our team are all living their lived ‘in recovery’. You can contact us today on 0800 140 4690.