What do you know about residential rehab, and is it based on research or common misconceptions? Do you believe it’s the last resort for ‘drug addicts’?
That it takes you away from family and friends? That it’s full of judgemental staff who pressure you to recover? Or perhaps that it simply doesn’t work?
We would like to explain what rehab in Corringham is really like. It’s challenging and overwhelming, but it’s also life-changing. By reading this article, browsing our website, and watching our
YouTube videos, you can see for yourself just how amazing residential rehab is. Once you’ve done all your research, you can decide whether it’s something you would benefit from.
We are always available to discuss your options or get started with finding you a place at a local rehab centre.
Before we talk about the common signs and symptoms of addiction, we need to introduce you to some of the most common addictive substances.
Someone who is addicted to cocaine will not suffer in the same way as someone who uses marijuana, so we need to distinguish between some addictions.
Alcohol is a drug that is more socially acceptable than others. Unfortunately, binge drinking is often seen as normal, though it has serious effects on your health. When we abuse alcohol, our brain activity slows down, which impacts our decision-making skills, self-control, and judgement. It can also cause us to experience low energy, headaches, irritability, depression, and anxiety.
Nicotine is the addictive part of the cigarette. It makes you feel relaxed, which is why many people smoke to destress. However, smoking regularly can cause chest pain, a sore throat, persistent flu-like symptoms, breathing difficulties, and frequent coughing.
Marijuana is a psychoactive drug that affects each user differently. Some people feel euphoric when they use marijuana, whereas others feel extremely anxious and paranoid. Some symptoms of marijuana abuse are loss of motivation, depression, poor judgement, irritability, lethargy, and bloodshot eyes.
It is often easier to conceal an addiction to painkillers as it is normal for people to take painkillers every now and then. When you abuse them, you may experience a high that leaves you feeling euphoric. However, over time, you can develop a poor appetite, mood swings, social withdrawal, and strong cravings.
If you are experiencing symptoms of addiction, your addiction is already affecting you badly.
This is because the symptoms are a response to the damage that drugs and alcohol are doing to your body and mind. It is important to remember that many symptoms of addiction will only get worse if you do not get professional support.
The worst consequence of addiction is death.
As you know, each type of addiction breeds different symptoms, but there are some general symptoms of addiction that cover all substances.
These come in four categories – physical, social, behavioural, and psychological:
A change in appetite, body odour, fatigue, weakness, headaches, tremors, and nausea.
Isolating yourself more, only going out if you know you will have access to substances, cutting out sober friends, and making friends with fellow victims of addiction.
Being secretive about your addiction, distancing yourself from family and friends, not turning up to work, and spending most of your money on substances.
A loss of interest in life, low mood, overthinking, paranoia, lack of motivation, defensiveness, denial, aggressiveness, poor judgement, poor decision-making skills, impulsivity, and mood swings.
The first reason you should consider attending rehab in Corringham is that you will have access to personalised care.
Each and every treatment you have will be tailored to your specific addiction, as well as any mental health conditions you are diagnosed with.
This means you will have the best chances of recovering successfully.
The second reason that you would benefit from residential rehab in Corringham concerns the staff at rehab. There are therapists, psychiatrists, psychologists, doctors, and nurses who are all trained to guide you through the recovery process.
They all have expert knowledge of addiction, so they understand the challenges you will face, and they are prepared to help you through them.
Thirdly, the treatment methods that are used at rehab have helped people get sober for years. The combination of detoxing and therapy treats your physical and psychological symptoms, which allows you to fully heal from addiction.
This does not mean you will no longer experience temptation, but it does mean you won’t suffer from the side effects of regularly drinking and taking drugs.
Finally, rehab is truly a community. You are never left alone to recover, as there is always a staff member to talk to or a fellow patient to spend time with.
Thanks to the excellent facilities on offer at rehab, there is always an opportunity to distract yourself from your temptation and make the most of your stay with the community as a whole.
For example, you can enjoy outdoor activities, dedicated leisure time, sports facilities, group therapy, and motivational sessions.
Many people are deterred from getting help as they believe they will be left waiting a long time. This is true if you go through the NHS, but with Rehab 4 Addiction, the waiting times are extremely short.
Most people get help just days or weeks after contacting us. This means you don’t have to worry about being left alone to struggle, particularly as you can contact us at any point for support and advice.
If you’re ready to get sober, call us on 0800 140 4690 . We will assess your physical and mental health to determine which type of treatment you need.
Alternatively, you are welcome to inform us of a specific type of treatment you would like to have in Corringham.
Though we usually encourage patients to attend rehab, we are open to other ideas such as home detoxing or outpatient treatment.