Rehab 4 Addiction

There are many reasons why it might take some time before you agree to start rehab. One of the major factors is the stigma associated with alcoholism and entering rehab. Society has deemed many addicts as untrustworthy and undeserving of love and attention.

A lack of empathy is given to addicts which can greatly hinder their mental health and can push them to spiral even further into the depths of substance abuse. This dehumanises addicts greatly and can be an obstacle to get over before even going into rehab.

At Rehab 4 Addiction in London, we are a judgement-free zone. We want to make your stay as comfortable and as successful as possible. We will take all of your needs into consideration before during and even after your treatments.

What is Alcoholism?

Alcoholism is the addiction toward the consumption of alcohol. It is the most serious form of problem drinking with many health conditions attached to it.

This overpowering need to drink takes over many aspects of the addicts’ life from work to familial commitments. This will ultimately lead to a tolerance of the substance in your body and when deciding to quit, will result in strong withdrawal symptoms.

England has a huge problem with drinking. There are over 500,000 people dependent on alcohol. Only 18% are getting the needed treatment. With such a huge amount of people not receiving any help for their alcoholism, rehab centres have become more important than ever.

Signs that you need to go to Rehab

It’s hard to distinguish between reality and the alcohol-induced existence that drinking provides. By understanding some of the symptoms that you or your loved ones are facing, they can help be a guiding force to recognise your dependency.

Some of the symptoms include:

  • Uninterested in doing activities that were previously enjoyed.
  • The boundaries for getting tipsy or drunk has stretched. You have to drink more to get the same result.
  • You abandon key responsibilities.
  • Becoming tired and irritable to the people around you.
  • Not understanding when to say no to alcohol.
  • Mental health issues such as depression and anxiety are apparent, and symptoms can become exacerbated once you start drinking.
  • Becoming more reserved and deceitful around your loved ones.
  • You surround yourself with the wrong crowd of people that worsen your drinking habits.
  • Blackouts occur when you drink alcohol.

What to do if a Loved One is Showing Symptoms of Alcoholism?

Standing on the sidelines as your friend or family member is going through the throes of alcoholism is tough. You will often see their personality and appearance change into someone completely different to whom they used to be.

You may feel frustrated with their lack of a desire to be sober. Those feelings are valid, but there are ways that you can help them.

So, what can you do?

Talk to them as openly and honestly as possible. By sitting down and having a candid conversation about the state of their addiction could help them understand their own symptoms.

By talking in a judgement-free zone, you may be able to convince your loved ones to get the help they need. You will also have created a trustworthy environment that they can come back to if they want to get help.

At Rehab 4 Change, we understand how vital the role of families and loved one’s play. This is why we involve them throughout our treatment and even provide family therapy which will help look into unresolved tensions and can start the work to build those relationships back.

What to Expect from Alcohol Rehab in Edgware?

Before you start your treatments at one of our facilities, you will go through an appointment with one of our medical professionals where your course of treatment will be written up.

Our staff will take into consideration the prolonged usage of alcohol, whether you are using the other substance alongside it and any mental health issues you may have alongside it. Once your course of treatment is determined, you go onto the next stage which is detox.

Detox is when you rid the body of all the built-up toxins that have come from alcohol addiction. It is very important that this is done with a medical professional close by.

Withdrawal symptoms can be dangerous and someone there to help you through this tough stage is necessary. Our staff will also be able to provide the medication to reduce some of these symptoms.

The next stage is getting your treatment. During your initial consultation with our team, you will go through the treatments and forms of therapy that will help you in your rehabilitation journey.

At our facilities in Edgware, we provide various courses of treatments to our patients to help them understand why they fell into addiction and how to stay away from substances once you are in the outside world full of temptation. Some of the treatments we offer include:

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy: This helps you to understand the root causes of negative thought processes. The purpose of this treatment is to look into the way a person thinks and to change that way of thinking into something more positive and productive
  • Music and Art Therapy: This aids the process of introspection and reflection and is a great form of therapy that will prepare you for other talking therapies. Music and art therapy can also be soothing for those reliving traumatic experiences, especially during the beginning few days or weeks at a residential facility
  • Nutritional Therapy: A poor diet and substance abuse are often connected. Nutritional therapists identify where the patients’ diet is lacking sustenance and will work together to find a suitable healthy diet which will aid in a healthy recovery
  • Meditation: This is great to utilise throughout your journey in therapy. Meditation looks into a person’s breathing in tandem with their thought processes. Find a quiet place and focus on your breathing techniques and imagine living a life free of alcohol and other substances. This is a great tool to replace with alcohol, especially when you get those urges to drink. By practicing meditation, you are also honing in on restraint and discipline too

Every good rehab programme should also have aftercare treatments too. At Rehab 4 Addiction in Edgware, we provide various aftercare programmes.

Our trained staff will be able to help you find one that suits you the best. Aftercare will provide you with the necessary support you will need outside the rehab facilities.

These programmes are able to reduce relapse rates and can solidify your relationship with sobriety. Our aftercare programmes are varied in length and help you integrate back into your environments through community-based work.

Contact us Today

If you would like to reach out and find out more about our treatments in Edgware, please call 0800 140 4690.

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