It is well-known that drug and alcohol addiction ruins lives, homes, and communities. It is a huge social health problem around the country, including here in Lancashire.
As horrible as addiction is, and as much damage as it can cause, there is always a way out. The studies are clear – if you want to give yourself the best possible chance of recovering from addiction, the best course of action is to get into a residential rehab programme.
Here at Rehab 4 Addiction, we can make this possible by referring you to the best possible private rehab clinic in your area.
We get people into a quality rehab facility by taking them through a brief assessment over the telephone. We ask a few questions about your experiences with addiction, your current life situations, and any other requirements that you might have.
Once we have a better idea of who you are as a person, we can use our knowledge of the private rehab industry to suggest an appropriate clinic in your area.
We have links with facilities around Church and all over Lancashire. Call us on 0800 140 4690 to start your assessment, or read on for a bit more information first.
It is hard to pin down the exact causes of addiction in an individual.
Usually, it is a combination of genetic predisposition, unresolved mental health issues, and a particular set of life circumstances. Whatever the cause, the main thing is to get professional help with your addiction as soon as possible.
Rather than spending too much time thinking about what caused an addiction, what’s important is that you know how to deal with it now that it’s here.
At rehab, the mental health professionals who you deal with will be able to properly identify the triggers and aggravating factors that worsen your addiction now and give you concrete advice on how to deal with that going forward.
Many people are unsure if they are ‘qualified’ for rehab, in other words, if their substance abuse is severe enough to be classed as an addiction.
If one or more of the following apply to you, it is time to think seriously about getting addiction help:
If these sound familiar, you would definitely benefit from a course of treatment at rehab. We are here to make that as easy as possible to attain.
Once you arrive at your clinic and have settled in, the first thing on your list will be to go through detox, under the expert supervision of the medical team on-site.
This will usually take about 10 days, although that time could be more or less, depending on several factors. If you have been drinking heavily for a long time, or have been addicted to opiates or benzodiazepines, rehab will be more difficult than average.
In this case, you will be very likely to experience strong-to-severe withdrawal symptoms, such as headaches, muscle pain, vomiting, sweating, and anxiety.
This is why having the medical team on hand is so important – they will be there to monitor your progress, and to carefully manage any discomfort that you may be experiencing.
After detox comes to therapy, the schedule of which will be laid out in a treatment plan that is tailored to you. This will likely include a number of different individual therapies, such as counselling, cognitive behavioural therapy, and perhaps psychotherapy.
It will also include group therapy sessions, involving the other people who are going through recovery at the same time as you.
These sessions are a great opportunity to communicate your problems with sympathetic others, as well as gaining a new perspective or two from people in the same boat.
In some cases, there may be the opportunity of involving family members or loved ones in your therapy, with the supervision and mediation of mental health professional.
This can go a long way towards repairing relationships that have been affected by your addiction, but this will only be done with your consent, and if it is deemed appropriate for your recovery.
After a few weeks at your rehab clinic, you will be amazed at how far you have come, and how much you have learned about addiction and yourself.
Now comes the time to focus on the road ahead and prepare for a successful transition back into the wider world. It goes without saying that your top priority, once you are out of rehab, is to maintain your sobriety and stay in recovery for the long term.
To help you with this, the professionals will help you put together a relapse prevention plan, which will go into detail about positive steps that you can take to stay well.
This might include reassessing your social life, and cutting ties with friends who are still using drugs or alcohol.
It will probably also be recommended that you attend some kind of regular group meeting going forward, such as Alcoholics Anonymous.
Recovery doesn’t just happen – it requires ongoing, positive participation.
It is not possible to give an exact timeframe before conducting your assessment, but most people tend to stay at rehab for a period of 28 days.
This is enough time to cover all of the different treatments and classes mentioned in the section above.
It can sometimes take certain people a little longer – for example, if you have been abusing opiates or alcohol to a particularly high degree, the detox phase of treatment may take longer than average.
We are ready and willing to help you secure the professional addiction help that you need. All we ask is that you are ready to embrace the process and acknowledge your substance abuse problem.
Call us free of charge on 0800 140 4690 to speak to one of our expert recovery advisors.
Once you get through your assessment, we can make a recommendation for care, and you could be getting the best standard of treatment within a few days.