Rehab 4 Addiction

Drug & Alcohol Rehab in Freckleton

By even just considering finding help for your drug or alcohol dependency, you are moving in the right direction.

The first step to long term recovery is asking the question: “Do I need help?”

This question can be a scary one to ask. But, of course, it can change your entire life ultimately for the better, but that’s why it’s so scary, isn’t it?

No matter what comes from the question, it will result in things being different, and that’s simply unavoidable. Once the question has been asked, there’s no going back to ignoring your problems anymore.

So we have to ask you.

Do you need help?

What do we do

At Rehab 4 Addiction, we ask that question and offer the support to find you that much-needed help.

We do this by working with rehab centres in Freckleton to create a database of what facilities and services they provide. All centres included have been properly vetted to ensure your safety during a vulnerable time.

As every person is different, so are their experiences, so each person seeking rehabilitation services will need something different based on their individual needs.

We find out what you need through our free initial assessment. This assessment is essentially a small interview where we aim to learn about you.

Your past, your experience with substance abuse, your mental health status and what you hope to gain from your time at rehab.

We then use your answers to refer you to the perfect rehab centre within the Freckleton area. You will be referred to a rehab centre best equipped to help you work towards recovery.

There is no standardised treatment plan as your needs will be different to others seeking treatment, and the same goes for them.

But there are a few things you can expect from your time at rehab.

What to expect from rehab.

As everyone has a different experience with substance abuse, from what caused it in the first place to why it is continued to be done, no one set of treatments can help everyone.

Instead, rehab centres have to offer you personalised care that has been designed specifically for you.

First of all, in order to begin your specific treatments, you will have to work through the standard ones that are designed to improve your physical and mental health and give those at the rehab centre somewhere to work from.

Upon your arrival at the rehab centre, you will most likely be taken to complete a detox.

A detox is a process that takes place over a ten-day period and allows your body to rid itself of all drugs or alcohol that may be in your system.

By the end of the detox, you will have a fresh start and should be able to focus on the rest of your treatments without the distraction of cravings.

A detox is famously hard and dangerous. While this is true, it is only dangerous if attempted outside the security of rehab or medical facility.

This is because detox is essentially a process that allows you to work through withdrawal symptoms in a controlled and safe manner.

Withdrawal symptoms are the result of your brain becoming used to substance abuse and becoming dependent on it to create dopamine, the feel-good chemical.

When you deprive your brain of something it believes it needs, it causes your body to react violently.

Withdrawal symptoms can include:

  • Chills
  • Hot and cold flushes
  • Muscle pain
  • Insomnia
  • Memory issues
  • Mood swings
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhoea
  • Hallucinations
  • Paranoia
  • Delirium
  • Tremours
  • Seizures

These symptoms can be very dangerous, and regardless of if you are interested in seeking treatment or not, if you experience any of these symptoms, you must find medical assistance as soon as possible.

Within the safety of a rehab centre during your detox, you will be monitored 24 hours a day by fully trained medical staff who are able to administer medication to ease the withdrawal symptoms should these prove to be too much for your body to handle.

Following your detox, you will move on to group therapy.

This is an essential treatment as the leading cause of substance abuse and its eventual dependency is trauma.

This trauma could be caused by anything from domestic abuse to a dramatic change in circumstances such as homelessness.

The trauma can also be caused by untreated mental illnesses such as anxiety, depression or PTSD. Substance abuse can often be used as a form of self-medication.

Substance abuse, however, is only a short term solution for these problems. It may work fine now, but over time, you will need more and more drugs or alcohol in order to achieve the same effect.

The only way to actually treat your mental health problems is through working through them with a fully trained therapist. Numbing the pain doesn’t remove. It just pushes it away to be dealt with later.

Substance abuse will only make your mental health worse.

Through therapy, you will learn how to develop healthier coping mechanisms to replace your substance abuse and how to avoid triggers for your cravings.

Made for you.

As mentioned above, rehabilitation is a process that requires a personalised touch.

Rehab centres do this through a variety of workshops.

One common workshop is a nutrition class. This class is designed to help you create a diet plan that can help you make well-balanced meals.

These are designed to help you begin to repair the damage done to your body from prolonged substance abuse.

The most important part of your personalised treatment will be the creation of your relapse prevention plan.

A relapse prevention plan is something you will take with you when you leave rehab and go out on your own.

It contains the tools you have learnt during your stay that you can use to avoid triggers for your cravings.

It may also include a referral to a local support group where your progress can be continuously monitored by others also working towards long term recovery.

Follow up, one to one therapy sessions may also be recommended as part of your aftercare.

Long term recovery

For most, the end goal of rehab is to one day achieve long term recovery.

It’s essential that you understand that this isn’t a cure. It’s instead a goal to keep working towards. One that will ultimately give you a much better quality of life.

The best way to achieve this goal is through the upkeep of both your physical and mental health. It would be best if you looked after yourself.

The first step to achieving long term recovery is giving us a call and letting us find you the perfect rehab centre.

Would you please let us help you live a better life?

0800 140 4690.

 

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