Many people don’t know what to expect when thinking about going to rehab. After months, years, even a lifetime of using drugs and alcohol, contemplating a life without substances can feel unimaginable.
Every person who has ever achieved an abstinent lifestyle knows that change is possible and in order to quit it’s absolutely critical. Only through changing thoughts, behaviours, and lifestyle is sobriety gained.
To get there, though, there are a few transitionary phases a person has to go through. As will any illness, the best way to go through a healing journey is with the support of others and through utilising professional treatment.
Many people with addictions find it incredibly hard reaching out for help. The truth is, this help is where the strength, stimulation, and encouragement to recover are found.
It’s admirable to admit a drug and alcohol problem and to reach out for help. It’s a brilliant moment when you decide that quitting the substance has to happen and will happen.
To give yourself the highest chances of success, it’s advisable to access the most suitable support.
At Rehab 4 Addiction we match drug and alcohol users to rehab clinics throughout Britain. We have specialist knowledge around substances, required treatments, and the best clinics for your needs.
There are many reasons people will decide they want or need to go to rehab. For some, it can literally be a matter of life and death.
The toxins in alcohol and drugs build up and after a prolonged period of regular use, these will start to damage the vital organs. Many people enter rehab to detox and save their lives.
Others choose to go to rehab because they want a break from the substance. There are those who attend rehab because they want to build a life of abstinence.
People will have decided totally independently, some will have been encouraged by family members to go to rehab.
Whatever the reason for a person going, there are benefits because a person rarely “chooses” to become addicted. There are endless healthy effects that can be gained from ridding the body of toxins.
Both mental and physical effects come with removing the substances and allowing the bodily functions to rebalance.
The goal of therapists, doctors, and substance misuse workers is to support those who are living with addictions in the safest way to achieve sobriety.
When entering rehab the first part of the stay is focused on detox. It’s safe to assume that the addiction is going to cause many uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms.
These can be both physical and psychological. Both types of withdrawal can be incredibly uncomfortable for people to experience, especially when they’re so used to returning to the substance to ease the symptoms.
Many people experience mood swings, irritability, aggression and sadness as the substance leaves. Restlessness, fatigue, and lethargy are common.
Many will experience shaking, sweating, and sickness and diarrhoea. At its most worrying, withdrawal can cause seizures and loss of consciousness.
All these symptoms are what cause the majority of people to relapse.
Rehab clinics provide the most suitable spaces for people to go through withdrawal. Clinicians provide round-the-clock care to patients in order to keep them as comfortable as possible.
They prioritise safety. Doctors also prescribe medications such as Librium and Subutex for those who have physical dependencies in order to taper off the substance during the detox.
The majority of people assume that rehab is unaffordable. However, there are so many options nowadays that no matter what your financial situation there will be treatment services to suit your needs.
Private rehab clinics also offer a variety of options. Each person will require different input so what you might need will look different to someone else.
This will be linked to what you’re addicted to, how serious the addiction is, and what treatments you need for how long.
To fully understand your options in Church Stretton or elsewhere in the UK, it’s worth contacting Rehab 4 Addiction. Once we totally understand what your requirements are we can advise on your options.
Outpatient services are slightly different to inpatient services. Outpatient services are where people access rehabilitation activities and treatments while living from home.
Rather than the intense approach of an inpatient stay which includes 24-hour care while staying in a private room at the clinic, outpatient care is more casual.
There is a timetable of group sessions and activities that people can attend as and when suits. Some people might be recommended to certain groups specifically to suit their treatment needs whereas others might be optional.
Patients will also have access to therapy and counselling in a one-to-one format should this be appropriate.
Outpatient services tend to be most useful for people who have already completed a residential stay or for those who are living an abstinent lifestyle. It tends to help those who have more control over their drug and alcohol use.
When a person attends outpatient services, they’ll still be faced with local triggers linked to people, places, and events. Opting for a residential stay minimises these challenging circumstances as it takes away the opportunities to be around them.
You can find out which would be more appropriate for you through a chat with Rehab 4 Addiction.
Our team of advisors have decades of experience supporting people with addictions. We are invested in your recovery.
For years we have seen the incredible changes people have made to their lives and the recoveries they have made.
Quitting alcohol and drugs often feels impossible, but we know you can do it. Our team offers emotional support from the point of the first contact should it be necessary.
We have extensive knowledge of treatments throughout the Church Stretton area as well as further afield. We can guide you through all the options open to you.
Our team can then handle every part of your referral over to a rehabilitation team making this transition easy for you.
Contact us on 0800 140 4690 to find out more.