There is an unnecessary stigma surrounding rehab and drug and alcohol addictions.
This stigma, and the feelings of embarrassment it can inflict on those battling addiction, can be debilitating when you are attempting to reach out for help.
We here at Rehab 4 Addiction want you to know that with us, there is no need to feel ashamed, embarrassed, or uncomfortable when reaching out, discussing your addiction, and searching for suitable treatment.
Realising you may have a problem with substances and admitting that you need support for that problem shouldn’t have to be a shameful act; it is a brave one.
We know just how much courage it takes to prioritise your health, avoid cravings and seek out external help – so we applaud anyone who has made it this far.
Because we know just how difficult this process already is, we ensure that Rehab 4 Addiction is a safe, welcoming space where you can discuss your addiction and needs for treatment in a judgment-free zone.
If you have any questions, queries or concerns, please do not hesitate to let one of the members of our friendly admissions team know.
To get in contact with Rehab 4 Addiction feel free to call us on our 24/7 helpline – 0800 140 4690 – or fill in our online form to receive a call back at a later date that is more suitable for you.
Do not wait to reach out. A suitable and local drug and alcohol rehab in Great Dunmow could be your chance for a better life.
You have made the first brave step, now it is time to take the rest.
Attending rehab can be a huge change and upheaval of your life. For this reason, alone many will avoid going into rehabilitation and will put themselves at risk, in fear of this move.
To make the jump to rehab a little easier, and to also ensure that your life remains intact whilst you are taking part in the rehabilitation programme, there are a few things we suggest to do before you attend.
Many individuals fear their lives falling apart in their absence, which can be a nerve-wracking thing to return to and may encroach on your progress in rehab if it is all you can think about. To aid this, we recommend sitting down before your admission and tying up loose ends and doing small jobs that will help you later on.
These can include setting up automatic payments for bills that will need to be paid whilst you are recovering, employing a friend or family member to visit your home every so often to check things over, water plants, pick up mail or even just open and close the curtains, and sorting out suitable care for any pets you have for the time you will be gone.
It is important to let the people in your life know about your rehabilitation plans. This may not be everyone you know, but just trusted friends or family members. If they are supportive of your recovery journey they can visit you in rehab, and certain loved ones can even take part in family therapy sessions if they wish. Telling these people will hopefully mean that you have a supportive network of loved ones to fall back on when you return from rehab, who will be able to keep you on track if necessary.
It is also crucial to tell any employers/bosses about your whereabouts, and how long you think you may be gone for. If possible, find out if you are able to return to work when you are ready, and maybe arrange cover for the workload you will be unable to fulfil in the meantime.
One of the most important preparations you can make for rehab is to prepare yourself.
Rehab is not a vacation from your normal life or a relaxing spa treatment. Though of course, you will have time to relax and take breaks along the way, rehab is still hard work. Rehabilitation requires patience, effort, mental strength and determination in order to give you the desired results you are aiming for, so be prepared to participate in therapy and counselling and to be open to all treatments that are recommended for you.
Try to remain positive towards your rehabilitation journey. It sounds clichéd but having an optimistic attitude towards treatments and therapy can give you a higher chance of reaching a recovery, just as being pessimistic or unwilling to take part in treatments will inevitably slow your recovery journey down.
When you do eventually leave rehab, it will be time for the bulk of the responsibility of your recovery to fall to you.
Though we will be available through our 24/7 helpline and will provide you with a detailed aftercare plan and further appointments at your chosen clinic if necessary, it will be mostly up to you to continue the progress and improvement you will have made in rehab.
To help you stay on track, we suggest a few things that you can do after rehab:
Make sure that the people who you are spending time with – whether that be friends or family members – are supportive of your recovery journey, and will not put your progress at risk by offering you drugs or alcohol, using them around you, or even forcing you to use again.
If you do find someone that could be detrimental to your health within your social group, it may be time to leave them behind as you continue with your new, substance-free life.
Starting a new hobby like crafting or dancing, or joining a sports team or a club are great ways to not only positively impact your overall mental and physical health but also to break out of your old routines that may have indirectly driven you to drug and alcohol use before your rehabilitation.
Get out there and try something new that will occupy and distract you from any temptations that may reside elsewhere.
You will by now know of the many warning signs of a relapse, and also the most common symptoms of a drug and alcohol addiction. Stay on the lookout for any in your life, and if you do notice any changes for the worse, get in contact with us again immediately.
Are you ready to start your journey to a long term, sober free lifestyle? Get in touch with our friendly team today by calling us on 0800 140 4690. We look forward to helping you reach your goals!