Drug and alcohol addiction is a problem that is experienced by millions of people across the UK at some point in their lives. Despite this, it’s something that is rarely talked about in daily life, and sadly, can be seen as something of a taboo subject.
This is one of the many reasons that people who are struggling with addictions often put off getting the help that they need, or often have no idea where to start.
When it comes to pursuing recovery treatment, there is a range of different options on the market, but none of them are likely to be truly effective and transformative as a stay in rehab.
Whereas other treatments might focus on one aspect of your addiction, rehab goes in-depth on all aspects of what is a physical, psychological, and spiritual affliction.
Make no mistake – rehab will not be easy. You will need to endure a lot, from dealing with the psychical side effects of withdrawal to the challenging prospect of identifying and facing the psychological issues that underlie your addiction. There is no doubt that the process will be challenging.
However, what’s even harder is staying in the cycle of addiction and misery, doing more damage to ourselves and those around us, and continually pushing away help.
Whether you have been motivated to seek help by your loved ones, or under your own steam, doesn’t really matter – the important thing is that you arrive at a place where you are ready to acknowledge your addiction and face it head-on.
Whenever you are ready to do so, you can call us on 0800 140 4690 to speak to a trained Rehab 4 Addiction advisor, who will be happy to answer any questions or concerns that you may have.
Rehab 4 Addiction can help you find the help that you need in Worcestershire or one of the surrounding areas. It starts with you giving us a call on 0800 140 4690 whenever you’re ready to start the process of recovery.
You will be able to speak to one of our friendly, highly knowledgeable advisors who will be happy to walk you through the process. When you’re ready, they will begin an informal assessment to identify your specific problems with addiction, and how it has affected you.
The reason we do this is so that we can use that information to pick out the most suitable rehab centre for you. Rehab is highly focused on the individual, and different rehab facilities have their own emphasis on different kinds of treatments.
After we’ve conducted our assessment with you, we will be able to pick out the right place for you and your needs. This personalised approach to recovery will continue once you get to rehab.
When you arrive at your first day, you will be welcomed by on-site staff and shown around the facility. Once you’re settled in, they will talk you through the process of rehab, which will start with a personalised plan of treatment, designed to give you the best chance of recovery.
This will include many kinds of therapies and holistic activities – they will go over each of them with you during the welcome consultation.
Soon after, it is likely that you will be encouraged to detox from whatever substance you have been abusing. During this process, you will be taken care of by the on-site medical professionals, who will make sure that you are detoxing safely.
It is vital that you do not attempt to detox by yourself before arriving – this is highly dangerous, and can even be fatal.
It is very likely that your detox will involve reducing your consumption over time – especially with alcohol. You will not be asked to stop drinking altogether on the first day, so try not to be anxious about that aspect of the process.
It should be noted, however, that as your consumption reduces, you could end up suffering some physical side effects of alcohol withdrawal, which could include symptoms such as muscle aches, insomnia, irritability, and sweating.
Although these symptoms can be very unpleasant, the medical staff on-site will be able to help you through this experience, which will soon become more manageable.
This is a necessary part of recovery, and it is much better to go through this process under the care of professionals, at a dedicated rehab facility, than anywhere else.
As you progress through your treatment programme, you will learn a great deal about addiction, how to cope with it, and how to heal and progress into recovery. You will be provided with the tools and knowledge necessary to stay in recovery after you leave and begin your new life free from substance abuse.
Your rehab is likely to last for about 4 weeks – at least, this is the case for most of our service users, roughly speaking. This is something that will be made clear to you during your initial assessment and referral, along with how much your stay will cost, and what your finance options are. We offer full transparency in these matters.
We understand that this seems like a long time and a big commitment. However, we encourage you to think of this as an investment in yourself and a necessary step towards your healthy, sober future.
The alternative is staying in addiction and struggling on, risking more damage to yourself and those around you – this is simply not sustainable for anyone in the long term.
If you’re ready to face your addiction, please call us on 0800 140 4690 and speak to a Rehab 4 Addiction advisor, who will be happy to answer any further questions, or address any concerns you might have around the rehab process. We can get you into a facility in the Droitwich Spa area as quickly as possible.
We hope you found the above information useful. Please know that it is possible to start a healthy new life. Getting sober and staying in recovery is a huge challenge, but it is the most positive and rewarding thing you could possibly do.