Here at Rehab 4 Addiction, we understand and appreciate how difficult the initial steps to recovery from addiction can be. Not only is is difficult to fully accept that you have a problem, in a practical sense, it’s also hard to know where to start.
There are innumerable rehab and treatments centres out there, all of which will have their own way of doing things, so which is right for you?
That’s where we at Rehab 4 Addiction come in. We are an expert referral service specialising in treatment for drug and alcohol addictions. We can help you to find the right treatment centre for you within the London area, enabling you to go through the whole process of detox, rehabilitation, and ultimately, recovery.
The first step to addiction recovery is the acceptance and acknowledgment of a drug or alcohol problem, and the acknowledgment that your life has become unmanageable because of it.
Once you find yourself at this stage, you call us on 0800 140 4690 to speak with a trained advisor who will guide you through the process.
From there, we will conduct an initial assessment, in order to get to know you as a person and to understand your addiction better. All of these conversations are carried out in strict confidence.
Once we have learned enough about the severity of your addiction, your triggers, and other factors, we will be able to refer you to a rehab facility that is right for you, within the Feltham area.
Once you arrive at the rehab facility, a trained professional will put together a treatment plan that is catered to your specific needs.
Personalisation is hugely important when it comes to planning a recovery. All service users will have addictions to different substances or behaviours, along with different triggers, and a differing severity of addiction. It, therefore, makes sense that their treatment plan should be just as unique.
Once you arrive at rehab, it is likely that the first step will be a properly supervised detox. From there, you will put together a personalised treatment plan that is tailored to your needs and recovery goals.
This could include any number of different therapies, including cognitive behavioural therapy, group therapy, and individual counselling.
It may also be appropriate to include holistic therapies such as mindfulness meditation. Don’t worry if you haven’t tried any of this kind of therapies before, or don’t know what they are.
You’re at rehab to learn and grow, and the on-site staff will help you through it. All they expect is that you approach the therapies with an open mind and a commitment to get better.
As someone with an addiction, you are probably already aware that addiction is an issue involving psychological as well as physiological aspects. As you might expect, medical detox is often the first port of call for those entering recovery, in order to free the body from harmful substances.
However, it is imperative that any substance detox is carried out under the close supervision of a professional. Detoxing alone, or going ‘cold turkey’, is extremely dangerous, and can often be fatal, especially in the case of alcohol addiction.
This is why any rehab that we refer you to will have the means to give you detox with proper supervision. We are happy to answer any questions you might have about the detox process – call a Rehab 4 Addiction advisor today on 0800 140 4690, and we can help you find a detox facility in the Feltham area.
When it comes to addictions, mental health issues often go hand-in-hand. It could be that the addiction has been caused by an unresolved mental health issue, or at the very least, is being exacerbated by it.
This is why throughout your rehab process, you will have access to a host of mental health professionals. They will help you to explore issues like anxiety, depression, intrusive thoughts, and other related issues that could be spurring you towards addiction or holding back your recovery.
They will also be there to help you through times of acute stress, which can be a common occurrence throughout the early days of recovery.
Although some progress has been made in recent years, we recognise that there is still something of a stigma around mental illness. Rest assured that all of your conversations, from your initial consultation through the conclusion of rehab, will be treated with the strictest of confidence.
Once you are coming to the end of your stay in rehab, you will be encouraged to put together a relapse prevention plan. The idea of this is that you utilise the knowledge, skills, and coping techniques that you learned during your time there, to minimise the chances that you will relapse and fall back into addiction in the future.
Addiction is something that we will have to contend with for the rest of our lives, but it’s important to remember that recovery, and a life without substance abuse, is entirely possible and achievable.
You might have some difficult decisions to make in your new life after rehab – for example, distancing yourself from an old group of friends, if they are engaging in behaviours that could harm your recovery. This is one of the things that you can discuss with your mental health professional while you put the relapse prevention plan together.
We hope that the above has given you a better understanding of the rehabilitation process, and how we can help you to achieve your recovery goals. Recovery from addiction is a challenging process, but it is one that is entirely worthwhile, as it will provide a better life, free from substance abuse.
If you’re ready to commit to recovery, call Rehab 4 Addiction today on 0800 140 4690 to speak to a friendly advisor in complete confidence.