Rehab is the most effective route to a full and long-lasting recovery for those dealing with a substance or behavioural addiction.
If you need guidance and support in finding your perfect rehabilitation centre, Rehab 4 Addiction is here to help
With our advisory and referral services, you could soon be placed in a suitable and local drug and alcohol rehab in Filey, and be on your way to a new, substance-free life.
To find out how this is possible, get in contact with our admissions team via 0800 140 4690, or input your information and details about your situation to our online form and we will contact you at a later date.
Entering rehab can be daunting, but so can the prospect of simply preparing to do so.
Preparing to leave your usual world behind can be nerve-wracking, as you may experience anxiety over what will happen to your home, belongings, family, pets, etc. whilst you are away.
This panic can infringe on your progress in rehabilitation, as you may be too busy thinking about your life back home to focus on your recovery journey.
To help alleviate some of the stresses that leaving your world behind can cause, we suggest some simple preparations to keep your life intact and your mind at ease.
First of all, you should be mentally preparing yourself for the journey that lies ahead of you. Rehab is no easy feat and will require dedication, motivation and hard work from you in order to reach its full potential and provide the desired results.
Be ready to participate in treatments such as therapy, be open to meet new people and discuss your addiction with others and with professionals, and overall be prepared to do anything that is recommended to recover from your drug or alcohol addiction.
It may sound clichéd, but remaining positive throughout your rehabilitation will mean you are more likely to fully recover, just as having a negative attitude towards treatment and not being willing to partake in therapy can slow your recovery progress down significantly.
We suggest focusing on the journey you are about to take and the progress you will make along the way, rather than attempting to rush towards a fictional ‘finish line’ that may not be possible without your cooperation and effort.
When it comes to admin-type preparations, telling the people in your life is a number one priority.
Allowing trusted friends and family members to learn about your plans for rehabilitation means that they may be able to visit you during your time in rehab, and can even take part in family therapy sessions if they wish.
Having a supportive group of loved ones to head back to can also help make you eager to recover and return, and can push you to work harder and participate more in treatments.
We also obviously suggest letting any employers or bosses know about your situation.
We understand that you may be feeling embarrassed or ashamed of your predicament, but having a job to go back to after your stay in rehab is another great way to propel your recovery journey and motivate your return.
To do this, you will have to discuss whether or not you are able to return to work when you are ready, and maybe arrange cover for the workload you will not be able to fulfil in the meantime.
It is also important to tie up any loose ends that will need attention whilst you are scheduled to be in rehab.
These can include employing a friend or family member to frequently visit your home to check for mail, water plants, clean, or even just open and close curtains, and also making sure you have adequate care for any pets you may have.
Make sure to check for any bills that will need to be paid in your absence, as you can usually pay them early or set up a schedule of automatic payments.
Performing these simple steps can help you feel more relaxed as you enter your drug and alcohol rehab in Filey, and can greatly impact your recovery.
Leaving rehab can sometimes be just as daunting as entering. Clients can become comfortable in their new surroundings and can become unwilling to return to the unpredictable outside world.
This is very common amongst those in recovery and is completely expected after such a huge upheaval of your life to rehab – and now from rehab back to your life.
But what happens after rehab? What can be done to help ease the nerves that come with leaving rehab?
When you do eventually leave the care of your chosen drug and alcohol rehab in Filey, you will not be abandoned.
We here at Rehab 4 Addiction will still be with you every step of the way and will be there to guide you through the complexities of your new substance-free life.
You will receive a detailed aftercare plan, and will also still have access to our free, 24/7 helpline which you can contact at any time.
If necessary, additional appointments can be made for you at a local outpatient clinic, for simple check-ins or for further treatments.
However, a bulk of the responsibility will of course have to be shifted to you at this time. This can seem scary, but it is necessary if you wish to live successfully in recovery.
Luckily, there are a few things that you can do to ensure that your new life stays substance-free.
We suggest making sure that the people you surround yourself with are helpful and supportive of your recovery journey.
If you find a friend or even a family member that is pushing you to use again or is using around you with no regard for your health, it may be time to prioritise yourself and move on from that relationship.
New hobbies are also recommended, as starting a new club, craft, or sports team can not only positively impact your overall mental health, but also act as a great change from your old routines.
Lastly, it is crucial to be on the lookout for any warning signs of a relapse.
By now you should know the many signs and symptoms of addiction so that if they do creep back into your life, you are prepared and ready to get in contact with us again.