Rehab 4 Addiction

Drug & Alcohol Rehab in Cirencester

Are you struggling to control a drug or alcohol dependency?

Are you interested in seeking treatment for your substance abuse in a drug and alcohol rehab centre?

If you answered yes to one or more of these questions, then we can help you. We are Rehab 4 Addiction, and we want to give people like you the opportunity to live a happier and healthier life free of drugs and alcohol.

We understand that for many, the idea of finding a drug and alcohol rehab centre and beginning their journey to long term recovery can feel very overwhelming.

Like they would prefer to hide away from the world and their problems and just try to work through the recovery process alone. This is perfectly normal and actually considered by many as the first step towards long term recovery.

The journey to long term recovery is going to be difficult. However, telling you otherwise will just set you up to feel like something is wrong with you when you struggle later. We can’t promise you that the journey will be easy, but we can promise you that it will be manageable.

With the right treatments and support, is it more than possible to achieve long term recovery. But you can’t do it alone.

The recovery process is complicated, and if you want to achieve long-term recovery, you need the help of experts who have years of experience helping people living with a drug or alcohol dependency.

This kind of help can only be found inside a drug and alcohol rehab centre in the Cirencester area and rehab across Gloucestershire.

In the Cirencester area alone, you have a wide variety available, each offering a unique experience. As every person has unique needs and experiences, they also need different drug and alcohol rehab centre facilities.

But know what exactly you need can be difficult, especially if this is your first attempt at achieving long term recovery. You may not even be sure what the various treatment in a drug and alcohol rehab centre is.

At Rehab 4 Addiction, we are here to do the work of finding a drug and alcohol rehab centre in the Cirencester area for you.

All you have to do is give us a call, and a member of our dedicated team will talk you through our free initial assessment.

This simple assessment is designed to help us get to know you. What you want to get out of your time in a drug and alcohol rehab centre, your history with substance abuse and an idea of the current state of your mental health.

All this is used to create a profile on you and compare it to the drug and alcohol rehab centres in the Cirencester area in our database.

We can cross-reference and find a rehab centre with the best possible facilities to cater for your needs. This will be a very delicate time in your life. You need all the support and understanding you can get.

You can be open with us. We are not here to judge or shame you. We just want to help you get the treatment you need.

If you are ready, you can give us a call and begin your free initial assessment and let your journey to long term recovery begin.

Addiction intervention

If your loved one is unable to accept that addiction treatment is necessary, he or she may benefit from professional intervention. An interventionist will conduct an intervention meeting at a place of your choosing in Cirencester.

The interventionist will also be able to advise you on Community Reinforcement and Family Training, or CRAFT. This helps you better take care of yourself during this difficult period, and arm you with more effective strategies for helping your loved one through the process of attaining his or her recovery goals.

Why a drug and alcohol rehab centre is right for you

At this point in your journey, we understand there is a temptation to just try and work through the various treatments alone.

It can be challenging to admit to others that you are struggling and then accept professionals’ help. Many people don’t want to make their loved ones worry, while others are too proud to asks for help.

In a situation like this, intention doesn’t matter. What matters is that if you tried to work through the treatments alone, at best, you would achieve long term recovery after a much longer, much more dangerous and much more difficult journey.

The worst-case scenario is that you will end up in hospital as your life could very easily be endangered.

The recovery process is complex and requires a specialised facility filled with trained professionals to keep you as safe as possible.

The reason the journey to long term recovery can be so dangerous is because of the withdrawal symptoms.

Withdrawal symptoms occur because your brain has gotten used to the extra rush of dopamine you experience due to substance abuse. As a result, your brain becomes dependent on drugs or alcohol over time, believing it needs them to produce any dopamine.

So it craves your substance of choice and even causes your body to panic when these cravings are ignored.

These are the withdrawal symptoms, and they can be incredibly dangerous under the right circumstances. If you experience any of the following symptoms, please make your way to a medical facility as soon as possible.

The withdrawal symptoms include:

  • Measure
  • Vomiting
  • Deborah
  • Muscle pain
  • Muscle spasms
  • Insomnia
  • Irritability
  • Aggression
  • Mood swings
  • Chills
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Goosebumps
  • Sweating
  • Hallucinations
  • Delerium
  • Headache
  • Seizures

Under the right circumstances, these withdrawal symptoms can be very dangerous and even life-threatening if experienced alone.

If things were easy, you could just do what they do in TV shows and movies where they lock themselves away for a few days and then come out perfectly fine.

But the real world is never that simple and easy.

The only safe way to experience the withdrawal symptoms is as part of your treatment within a drug and alcohol rehab centre in the Cirencester area.

Alternative options to going to rehab

It’s also important to know that going to rehab simply isn’t suitable for everybody.

If you are drinking more than 30+ units of alcohol a day and suffer from a co-occurring mental health issue, then it’s likely going to residential rehab may be the most suitable option, but other options do exist, such as home detoxification and outpatient therapy.

During the admission process, we shall discuss the existence of co-occurring/dual diagnosis mental health issues. These issues typically include depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder and bipolar disorder, amongst others.

The rehab’s admissions team may also make use of the DSM-5 criteria in helping you or your loved one determine the severity of the addiction.

Other alternative and complementary options include attending a local fellowship meeting run by organisations such as Narcotics Anonymous, SMART Recovery and Alcoholics Anonymous.

Detox for drug and alcohol dependency

The detox is one of the core treatments that you will be expected to work through no matter what drug and alcohol rehab centre you end up in.

In theory, it is a simple process that rids your body of all toxins, including all drugs and alcohol, over the course of about ten days.

During this time, you will experience withdrawal symptoms, and it will be uncomfortable, but it will also be perfectly safe.

This is because you will be monitored night and day by fully trained medical professionals who can ensure the withdrawal symptoms don’t prove too much for your body to handle.

Most importantly, they can administer medication to relieve the withdrawal symptoms if they do prove too difficult for you to handle.

The detox is uncomfortable but necessary.

It gives you a fresh start and allows you to carry on with the rest of your treatments without the distraction of cravings or the worry of experiencing withdrawal symptoms again.

Addiction therapy after the detox has been completed

As the leading cause of substance abuse is mental health issues, group therapy is a standard treatment you need to complete.

Most people living with a drug or alcohol dependency find they also live with either trauma or an undiagnosed mental illness.

In the case of trauma, it changes the way your brain is able to respond to stress. It leaves you living in a constant state of alertness known as hypervigilance. This basically means that your fight or flight response is very easily triggered.

Many who live this way turn to drugs or alcohol as a way to dull their flight or flight response so they can live a normal life.

Similarly, people living with an undiagnosed mental illness such as anxiety, depression, PTSD, bipolar disorder or even psychosis turn to substance abuse to try and manage their moods.

Unfortunately, substance abuse will only work in the short run and will ultimately only worsen your mental health.

There is no magic pill or drink that can just fix your mental health problems. They require work and dedication, and most importantly, you need professional help.

You need the help of a therapist that can help you unpack your mental health and teach you healthier coping mechanisms to replace your substance abuse.

They want to give you the tools to be able to deal with your triggers without having to resort to drugs or alcohol.

Most drug and alcohol rehab centres will also recommend some form of follow up therapy included in their aftercare services.

This may involve actual therapy sessions or a referral to a support group in the Cirencester area.

They are both there to help you monitor your mental health and give you people you can talk to about your problems in a safe and supportive environment.

Some of the therapies used during rehab include:

Beginning your journey

It is time to take a breath and breathe for a moment.

We understand that this is a lot to take in. But you must be prepared for the journey ahead of you.

This won’t be easy, but we will be by your side, offering you support at every step. But we can only do that if you can be brave and give us a call.

One call is all it takes, and then we can handle the rest and find yourself in a drug and alcohol rehab centre in the Cirencester area in no time.

We really hope to hear from you soon. Contact us today on 0800 140 4690.

Good luck, we know you can do this. You are so much stronger than you know.

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