Addiction affects many people all over the world. For those who suffer from the condition or live with somebody who does, the damage that addiction can cause is almost immeasurable.
Families collapse, the person dealing with the addiction can often become alienated from their loved ones over time as their addiction worsens. In severe cases, addicts may overdose on a substance or become so depressed with their life that they consider or even try to commit suicide.
It is understandable that people in Gillingham who have fallen into the trap of addiction want to understand the cause of this problem. The first thing to make clear is that nobody ever chooses to become a substance abuser.
The condition is similar to disease and so the person is not really responsible for ending up this way. What the individual is responsible for is escaping this problem.
It can be very helpful for people to understand the reasons why there are likely to have fallen into addiction in the first place. It may not always be possible to get an exact answer to this, but understanding some of the potential causes can prevent the individual from falling into the same traps in the future.
Some of the most common reasons why people fall into addiction would include:
There are many potential causes for why people from Gillingham might fall into addiction. Luckily no matter what the underlying cause there will almost always be a path to allow the individual to escape this type of self-destructive behaviour.
If people would like to find out more about their addiction treatment options they should contact us here for more advice.
Many people who are addicted to substances know that they are not living in the best possible way. They watch their lives disintegrate before their eyes, but are unable to stop it. This is the very meaning of addiction.
Addicts cannot control their actions even when it is blatantly obvious that they are self-destructing. For many people, it takes a huge event to force them to try and take control of their lives. This could be anything from an overdose to losing their jobs and homes. Whatever the reason, the first place that they think of is rehab when people decide that enough is enough.
Rehab implements a number of treatments to help addicts lead a life of independence from their addiction. This will normally entail:
Although there are trained professionals to help every step of the way, the treatments are designed to work with addicts to help them help themselves. The health professionals cannot do the work for somebody, therefore, the only way a person will stay clean is if they are open-minded and prepared to put in the work.
The very fact that a person has become addicted means that they will probably have an addictive nature. This means that when it is time to stand alone, without constant supervision, many people will be at risk of relapsing.
When leaving rehab, those who are absolutely serious about staying clean should enquire about local groups in their area. Meetings are designed to get addicts in one room in order to support each other through the difficulties of staying sober.
In addition to this, having friends from rehab and/or groups can be hugely beneficial if somebody thinks that their willpower is wavering. Addicts can call their sponsor or a close friend from group to tell them they are in trouble.
Hopefully, the person will be able to calm them down and remind them of why they went through rehab in the first place, pointing out the achievements that have been reached so far.
Rehab 4 Addiction is an organisation offering counselling and referral services to addicts and their families in Gillingham. We work with private clinics offering drug and alcohol treatment programmes on a residential basis. We also advise clients regarding outpatient rehab services.
Contact us today for more advice on 0800 140 4690.