Are you living in or nearby Cricklade and struggling with a potential drug or alcohol addiction? If so, you’re not alone.
With figures suggesting that as many as 74% of the UK population are unable to cope with their daily stress, it’s unsurprising that many turn to drug and/or alcohol use as a coping mechanism.
Unfortunately, substance use will only act as a band-aid for stress, and in fact, over time, as usage increases, so does the potential to develop an addiction.
Rather than helping with stress and mental health issues, an addiction will exacerbate these issues, creating its own problems on top.
The fact that you have sought out our website is a positive sign that you have noticed an issue with your substance use and are considering attempting to find professional help.
Whether you’re based in Cricklade or elsewhere across the UK, we can provide help, advice, and referral to reputable rehab services, should you need them.
Call Rehab 4 Addiction for free today on 0800 140 4690, or request a callback through our contact form. All calls are completely confidential and you are under no obligation and we can talk through the different options available to you.
As we’ve mentioned above, stress is a common cause of drug and alcohol addiction, however, there is a wide range of mental health issues and traumas that can lead to addiction, or in some cases, they will arise simply from habit.
Both drugs and alcohol often provide temporary relief from either physical or mental pain that we might be experiencing in our lives. If we don’t tackle that pain in an alternative way, our brain will become reliant on substances as a way to escape this pain.
Over time, the body will become dependent on the sensation drugs or alcohol provide, however, the longer substances are used, the more we will need to create that sensation.
As the effects become harder and harder to replicate, both quantities and frequencies of substance use increase and addiction is developed.
The existence of denial as a part of the addictive personality will then ensure you are locked into the vicious circle of drug or alcohol use to dull your pain.
There are a number of ways that you can determine whether an addiction is present, and here at Rehab 4 Addiction, we can certainly talk you through the signs and symptoms to help you decide whether your use has become problematic.
It’s also fairly common for those that care about you to make negative remarks about your substance use when they are concerned that you may be developing an addiction.
Whilst your immediate reaction may be denial, it’s important to consider that these sorts of concerns are rarely unfounded and the vast majority of those who raise the subject, do so out of love and concern.
Here are some common signs that you may be developing a drug or alcohol addiction, so it’s important to consider them carefully:
If any of these circumstances sound familiar, it’s important that you get in touch and discuss the potential that you may have an addiction.
We hold no judgment, in fact, many of our staff are in recovery, so we’re able to provide insight into addiction and rehab, from a first-hand perspective.
There are a number of benefits to attending addiction recovery treatment, such as drug and alcohol rehab, with the predominant goal being to recover from your addiction.
It’s important that you understand, however, that addiction is a disease that cannot currently be cured, and therefore, once recovery is achieved, it will need to be maintained with ongoing efforts.
If you opt for residential rehab, you will have the opportunity to not only receive mental health support in relation to your addiction, but also investigate any pre-existing mental health issues that may have contributed to the development of your addiction.
Through one to one counselling with a professional psychologist, you will receive both any dual diagnoses that may be present, and be referred for ongoing mental health support outside of your rehab stay.
Detoxification is an essential part of rehab and attending a professional detox clinic as part of our rehab programme offers you a safe and more comfortable alternative to independent detox. It’s actually incredibly dangerous to attempt to detox alone, not to mention difficult.
With 24 hour monitoring by experienced detox clinicians, you will not only be safe, but they will be able to offer you prescription medications to minimise the effects of withdrawal symptoms, making them easier to endure.
Rehab will provide you with the coping mechanisms you need to diminish your triggers, prevent relapse and adjust more easily back to your sober life in Cricklade.
You will also have access to aftercare services, which will help you remain motivated towards your long-term recovery long after your discharge.
As well as expert advice and support, our main purpose, here at Rehab 4 Addiction, is to provide you with an efficient referral route into the right addiction recovery treatment programme. We have a network of reputable partners offering high-quality rehab services, across the UK.
Whether you would prefer to stay close to home in Cricklade or travel further afield, we have you covered.
We understand that the process of asking for help can be overwhelming, so we intend to make it as simple as possible, with our own assessment that will help us determine the level of your addiction and therefore recommend the type of recovery treatment that will be best suited to your needs.
There’s no need for a GP referral or to sit on a lengthy waiting list, we can start your pre-admission right away, so long as you’re committed to your recovery.
Contact us today, here, at Rehab 4 Addiction on 0800 140 4690, or ask for a callback via our web contact page.
All calls to this number are completely confidential, free of charge and you are under no obligation.