Rehab 4 Addiction

Drug & Alcohol Rehab in Great Harwood

It’s likely you’ve reached a point in your life where you’ve had enough of drugs and alcohol. The experience of quitting isn’t easy.

It takes determination, willpower, honesty. Another thing it needs is an optimum level of top-quality support from experienced professionals.

Treatment is essential to begin your long-term recovery.

The impact of addiction in the UK

In the UK, 29 million people over the age of 16 drink alcohol and 7.8 million “binged” on their heaviest drinking day. (1) Interestingly, there are around 74,618 people in treatment for alcohol use. (2)

These figures suggest that there are probably more people living with alcohol problems in the UK than what first might be assumed.

Similarly, people entering treatment for drug use is on the increase, especially for cocaine use for which there is currently a worldwide epidemic. This is partly due to how easy it is to get hold of and the price of it becoming cheaper.

Addiction exists for many reasons. Accessibility is one of the causes.

There are, however, many internal and external causes too, which is what makes treatment so important.

Left untreated, people’s mental and physical health are at serious risk. Substances do a huge amount of damage to the brain and other vital organs.

This creates chronic health conditions and diseases such as cancer and heart problems.

What are the symptoms of withdrawal?

Withdrawal from a substance is slightly varied according to the substance and individual differences.

However, on a whole, the typical symptoms include both physical and psychological effects.

1. Psychological symptoms of withdrawal

  • Moodiness and irritability
  • Feeling low and upset
  • Exhaustion
  • Paranoia
  • Low motivation
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Feeling guilty or ashamed of using the substance

2. Physical effects of withdrawal include

  • Tremors
  • Sweating
  • Hot and cold flushes
  • Sickness and diarrhoea
  • Hallucinations
  • Seizures

Physical symptoms of withdrawal are more common with substances that create dependencies such as alcohol and heroin.

However, other substances can also cause these symptoms.

What drug and alcohol treatments are available in the Great Harwood area?

Throughout the country, there are many options to treat drug and alcohol use. Great Harwood has a variety of options.

You might decide that you’d prefer to access rehab in your local area or opt for options further away.

The benefit of accessing treatment near to where you live is that family can be involved in therapy easily. It’s also very useful to quit a substance where you usually take it as this helps to overcome triggers.

The benefits of entering a recovery option further afield mean you can completely separate from the area you usually drink or take drugs. It also might be easier to keep confidential if that’s something that is important to you.

There are both outpatient and inpatient treatment services in the Great Harwood area. Inpatient means you can enter rehab as a resident and stay for a particular length of time.

A short stay is usually around seven days and includes a physical detox. A longer stay will last anywhere up to twenty-eight days.

Outpatient services entail accessing groups and therapy sessions as and when they’re scheduled. You’ll liaise with the clinic to come up with a timetable to suit you and fit around your responsibilities.

A residential stay is especially useful for people with moderate to severe addictions. For those with mild addictions, outpatient services might be more suited.

In the case of a dual diagnosis where another condition exists too (i.e. a mental health problem or behavioural addiction), then a residential stay will probably be more suited.

Clinics offer a wide variety of therapies. This is to address the psychological and philosophical sides of addiction. Psychotherapies treat the mind and thought processes.

Therapists introduce techniques to patients that they can use to start reframing thought and thereafter alter behaviours and habits.

These types of therapies have proven time and time again to successfully treat addiction and support a person to recover.

Alternative therapies including music and art therapy as well as participation in yoga and mindfulness provide the environment for healing the emotional aspect of addiction while giving space to consider the bigger life questions.

What is a detox and do I need one?

As mentioned before, addictions come with withdrawal phases with both physical and psychological symptoms. Whether your addiction has created a dependency or not, you’ll need to complete a detox.

This is where you’re supported by staff by eliminating the body of the substance in a safe way. Clinical staff are on-hand to ensure this process runs smoothly.

For people who have a dependency (to alcohol, heroin, or alprazolam, for instance), then a medically supervised detox is essential. This ensures that you are safe as a patient.

The withdrawal phase is especially uncomfortable for this type of withdrawal and can be dangerous. Many people will experience seizures as the substance leaves their bodies.

A medical detox means that a doctor will ensure your safety and will prescribe medications to reduce the symptoms.

How do I get treatment for drug and alcohol use?

To get treatment for drug and alcohol use, all you need to do is contact the Rehab 4 addiction team. Our staff are experienced and qualified in addiction.

A conversation with us means you can ask all the questions you might have. Quitting alcohol and drugs is challenging and many will feel as though it’s impossible.

We’re here to reassure you that it is possible. Our team supports hundreds of people to access treatment every year and witnesses the success stories.

Some of our team have been through treatment themselves and are now living an abstinent lifestyle and supporting others to start recovery.

When you contact Rehab 4 Addiction, we’ll lead you through some questions. This will ensure we understand enough about your situation to provide you with the best advice.

At this point, we’ll explain your treatment options and it will be up to you to confirm which you’re most interested in.

With your permission, we’ll then begin the referral process. Our team manages all the arrangements, liaising between you and the centre up to your admission date.

It’s our job to make your move into treatment as relaxed and easy as possible.

Call us today on 0800 140 4690.

We look forward to hearing from you.

References

  1. https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/healthandsocialcare/drugusealcoholandsmoking/bulletins/opinionsandlifestylesurveyadultdrinkinghabitsingreatbritain/2005to2016
  2. https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/substance-misuse-treatment-for-adults-statistics-2019-to-2020/adult-substance-misuse-treatment-statistics-2019-to-2020-report

 

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