For anyone starting a journey of addiction recovery, there’s a lot to learn. So it’s perfectly normal to have a lot of questions. That’s why, right here, we’ve written a handy guide to drug and alcohol rehab in Ealing and beyond.
It’s also often difficult to admit that you need help. It can be hard to talk to friends or family, or even professionals, due to an underlying fear of judgement. But we can promise you right here that no one at Rehab 4 Addiction will judge you.
We just want to help you move forward with your life. If you keep everything you’re going through bottled up, you run the risk of making the problem much worse and making it harder to deal with in the future.
It goes without saying that every case of addiction is different. People may have different traumas that triggered their addiction in the first place. Or they could have different mental health problems, which might have either caused or have resulted from their addiction.
And, of course, there are a huge variety of substances that someone could be addicted to, (as well as alcohol of course), all of which may require different treatment. Finally, every individual is different in terms of their personality, meaning different people may respond differently to various treatments.
That’s why, if and when you contact Rehab 4 Addiction, we’ll start off with an initial assessment to discuss your specific needs. You’ll be asked various questions about your circumstances, such as what you’re addicted to, where the addiction started and whether or not you’ve told anyone else.
Then, we’ll look at all of that and recommend a treatment plan that works for you.
Recovery is never easy. Addiction is a complex and difficult disorder, which is more managed than cured for the most part. But early treatment can make all the difference and with the right plan in place, it is possible to get your life back to the way it was before addiction took hold.
You may also be wondering what kind of treatment you can get locally, in Ealing. If you’re looking for residential treatment, Rehab 4 Addiction’s London facility has plenty of resources
One of the biggest benefits is that it’s in a very secluded area, allowing all of its patients’ space and privacy that they so often need.
In terms of recreation, it boasts an onsite gymnasium, a small fishing lake, a picnic area, horse riding stables, as well as access to a steam room and sauna. Treatment and therapy rooms are also in the same building, so you’ll always have easy access to support. And as another bonus, it has easy access to WiFi and is easily accessible to nearby motorways.
If you don’t think that residential treatment is for you, there are also plenty of local therapies and support groups available. These will most likely come up in the aforementioned personalised treatment plan and may include support groups such as alcoholics or narcotics anonymous, or even physical therapies such as massages.
If you’re talking about rehab in the general sense of “recovery process from addiction”, the simple answer to that is anyone with a drug or alcohol problem. But if you mean residential rehab, the answer to that is a bit more complex.
The two main distinctions here are inpatient and outpatient treatment. Essentially, inpatient involves a stay at a residential facility, whilst outpatient is undertaken at home. Generally, we’d recommend that anyone with a moderate to severe addiction goes for the residential options.
It’s often much harder to complete treatment at home. Continued access to substances, less support during detoxes (which we’re going to cover in a bit more detail soon) and less immediate access to treatment are the three primary reasons for this.
But on the other hand, some people may be more comfortable (and therefore may do better) recovering at home.
After an aforementioned initial assessment, the next stage of your treatment will most likely be a detox. In almost every case of addiction, the best way to start recovery is to physically remove the addictive substances from your body and your mind via a detox.
Detoxes happen on both a psychological and physical level and are often medically as well as emotionally supported. Slowly, little by little, you’ll be able to reduce your consumption of drugs and or alcohol, replacing it with prescription medication.
But we should also add that you shouldn’t attempt any of this alone. It wouldn’t just be difficult, although that is true too. It could also get dangerous, due to withdrawal symptoms, which can become severe, especially depending on the substance you’re addicted to.
It also goes without saying that you shouldn’t attempt to replace the drugs you’re already taking with prescription drugs on your own. You can contact us today on 0800 140 4690.
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