Do you find yourself resorting to drink or drugs to manage the stresses of day-to-day life? If so, it may be time for you to seek help.
We understand that various factors of an individual’s busy life can lead them to turn to drugs and alcohol for escapism. Abusive relationships, broken families, pressuring friends, demanding careers, and many other aspects of modern life can all contribute to the need to consume drink and drugs.
Yet no matter how common this coping mechanism may be, it remains unhealthy – and sometimes fatal – one.
Alcohol misuse continues to be the biggest risk factor for death among 15-49 year-olds in the UK, and the fifth-biggest risk factor across all ages. And in 2018, there were 2,917 deaths relating to drug misuse, with drug abuse also linked to 419 recorded suicides for the same year.
Here at Rehab 4 Addiction, we help as many people suffering from drug and alcohol abuse as we can, in hopes that these heart-breaking statistics don’t continue to rise.
Just as painkillers numb the pain of a headache for a short while, drugs and alcohol can relieve a person of stress in the same way. This is because when these substances enter the bloodstream and reach the brain, they act as a form of sedative.
This can lead to the individual feeling calm and relaxed as their stress levels decrease.
However, just like the painkillers, these effects are also only temporary. After a few hours the side effects of the drugs and alcohol will have worn off, and once again this person will be thrust back into the stresses that caused them to turn to the unhealthy habit in the first place.
It is a vicious cycle, and can sometimes result in stress levels actually increasing after each use. This only sends the individual further and further into the depths of drug and alcohol abuse, with some even misusing drink and drugs consistently to avoid this low.
Eventually, this is no longer a simple method of escapism, it is an addiction.
This addiction can lead to devastating lasting effects on a person’s mind and body, such as brain damage, blood clots and a much higher risk of heart attacks and strokes.
Even if you think you’re not at this level of drug and alcohol abuse, you should still seek help, as addiction at any point in time can cause serious and sometimes long-term problems.
No matter the severity of your situation, it is imperative you seek help for addiction.
If you are still unsure of your personal condition or are questioning whether you need our help at all, ask yourself the following questions:
If you answered yes to any of the above questions, we recommend getting help. Even if you only said yes to one or two, you may still benefit from reaching out to Rehab 4 Addiction today.
It is always tough to admit you may have a problem with drugs and alcohol, but it is the first step on the road to recovery. No matter how long that road may be, Rehab 4 Addiction will assist you along the way, in any way we can.
The first difficult phase of your recovery is over – you have admitted you need help, but what happens now?
On a judgment-free phone call, Rehab 4 Addiction can assess you right away in order to begin the process of referring you to the best possible rehabilitation centre or outpatient clinic in Oxfordshire, or one further afield.
During this assessment, we may discuss the severity of your addiction, the length of time you have been using drugs or alcohol, your mental and physical condition, and any other details that will help us to understand you and your needs as a patient.
With this information, we can begin to narrow down what rehab options and types of treatments will be most appropriate for you.
It is important to remain 100% honest and open with us during your assessment so that the correct methods of treatment and the right location for you can be selected.
This is undoubtedly an overwhelming time for you, but delaying taking action now could lead to fatal and lasting effects in your future.
Do not hesitate to get into contact with us if you are struggling to cope with an addiction to drugs or alcohol. We are eager to get you placed in a rehab facility in Didcot, so you can begin to receive the treatment you need.
Call us today on 0800 140 4690, and take the first steps into your new life.