Addiction might seem simple on the surface, but there’s nearly always a variety of unique causes behind every case. At Rehab 4 Addiction, we take care to individualise every course of treatment as much as we can.
You might feel lost right now, but please be reassured that there’s an array of treatments available to you, in addition to a solid network of people who want to help you heal. All we need to do is find what suits you best and then try it out.
This won’t be an easy road – addiction is a continual fight, as it’s a disorder that is managed rather than cured. The idea of rehab isn’t to suddenly make you completely better, as that’s, unfortunately, an entirely unrealistic goal.
Instead, we’ll try and teach you ways that you can keep your addiction under control, via various strategies and life skills. You can still get your life back to the way it was before, with the right help and support.
Knowing what to expect from drug and alcohol rehab in Coleford can also be a massive help, as it eliminates the fear of the unknown that stops a lot of people from getting help. This is why we have a more in-depth guide to the rehab process below.
As we just said, the main way that Rehab 4 Addiction can help you is via the creation of a personalised treatment plan.
Let’s take it right back to the beginning: if and when you decide to get in touch with us, we’ll chat to you about your addiction, to figure out the kind of help you might need. Then, we’ll complete a formal assessment and will create a plan as we said before.
The final stage is, of course, you going through with those treatments, hopefully leading to a better, drug and/or alcohol-free life.
If you’re worried about a loved one who you think could be struggling with addiction, we can also help with interventions, advice and/or emotional support.
We understand that this can be a very difficult struggle for those around the addict too, so we want to make sure you feel supported as well.
On a similar note, it can be even more tricky to know how to handle addiction in a work environment. There are more layers of formality involved and you might not know the person as well.
Like any other similar scenario, the best thing you can do is try to have a conversation about it, where you also let them know that they have your full support.
Depending on how high up you are in the company, you could also take a second look at your company policies. Would they help someone struggling with addiction? Could they even make the situation worse? Overall, you should aim to create an addict friendly work environment.
Try to ask the person you’re thinking of what would make them comfortable, or if there’s anything you should change in your workspace.
You should also endeavour to create an addict friendly work environment in general, like you hopefully would with any other mental health issue. You never know who could be suffering in silence.
Rehab happens in a few distinct stages: there are the initial planning stages we’ve already touched on, which is followed by detoxification, rehabilitation and aftercare.
Detoxification is nearly always the first step. The physical hold that addiction has on you will be broken down at this point, as your intake is slowly and safely reduced in a supported environment.
The treatment following the detox stage can also take many different forms, depending on your specific needs. Having said that, it’s likely to be a mix of mental health treatments, workshops, support groups and more minor physical treatments.
A few kinds of therapy and counselling you might come across at this stage are cognitive behavioural therapy, also often called CBT, group therapy and motivational interviewing.
A majority of these mental health treatments are designed to either help you confront your past, your current behaviour and/or the mental health issues
Facing up to these things may seem like a daunting concept, but it is the best way to move forward. Like addiction itself, suppressing your feelings generally only makes them worse.
Then the final stage is aftercare, where you’ll continue to receive treatment as you readjust to post-rehab life.
And you can of course continue to access any localised treatments you need for as long as you need them.
To use one example, a lot of people who start attending support groups like alcoholics anonymous and narcotics anonymous continue to do so, as the network of support it gives them is very beneficial.
Of course, these might all occur in a different context, depending on whether you go for inpatient or outpatient treatment. The difference between the two is simple: one involves a stay in a centre, while the other occurs at home, with visits to a centre.
Treatments don’t differ too much between the two, the biggest change being the environments and context they take place in. Inpatient rehab is essentially an environment of constant treatment, so it’s naturally more intensive than outpatient treatment.
As such, it’s generally recommended for those with moderate to severe dependencies.
Outpatient treatment is more relaxed and puts the person being treated in charge of their own healing a bit more. This is something that some people can handle and some people can’t: in this case, it truly comes down to both the severity of your addiction and your overall personality.
Finally, the home environment can often have a huge impact on addiction. If you’re currently in a space where your recovery won’t be supported, getting away from that and out of the routine you’re currently in could be the best thing for you.
If you have any further questions about the process, you can always get in touch with us.
Call us today on 0800 140 4690