When someone mentions rehab, what springs to mind for you? Expensive retreats in Thailand that only the richest of the rich can afford?
Endless sessions of group therapy where every patient is forced to bare their soul? Being isolated from family and friends out in the middle of nowhere?
The reality is nothing like these stereotypes. When you contact Rehab 4 Addiction, we will introduce you to what treatment addiction is really like in Guisborough.
As well as calling us, you can browse our informative website, watch our videos, and even arrange a visit to a local rehab centre to see if it’s right for you.
Don’t expect to discover that rehab is easy or fun, because it’s neither of those things. For many people, rehab is the most challenging thing they ever face.
However, it is also the most rewarding. There is nothing like rehab to show you what you’re capable of, so why not allow us to arrange a referral for you?
There is a strong connection between addiction and mental health. Most patients that you meet at rehab will be diagnosed with one or more mental health conditions (dual diagnosis) and here’s why:
When you live with a mental health condition such as depression or anxiety, the chemicals in your brain regularly fluctuate and cause concerning psychological symptoms.
The same thing occurs when you use substances, as this alters the level of chemicals in your brain.
Living with a mental health condition is incredibly challenging. Sometimes, when people believe there is no other option, they use drugs and alcohol to treat the symptoms of their condition.
For example, anxious individuals may drink to calm their nerves and give them confidence. People with depression might decide to drink to numb their emotions and provide them with an escape from their problems.
When you consume drinks and drugs for a long time, you begin to experience psychological symptoms of addiction, even if you have always been mentally well.
This usually involves low mood and excessive worrying. In extreme cases, a mental health condition can develop, such as depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, or schizophrenia.
On your first day at rehab, you will receive a personalised treatment plan that details the treatments you will undergo during your 28-day stay. The main methods used to treat drug and alcohol addiction are detoxing and therapy.
A physical detox will be administered over the course of a few days, in line with NICE guidelines. It may cause you to feel under the weather, experiencing nausea, headaches, shakiness, or fatigue. We call these withdrawal symptoms. They are completely normal and they should go away after a few days.
Therapy is a crucial part of rehab as it addresses the psychological issues you have as a result of your addiction.
Finally, before you leave rehab, you will be presented with an aftercare plan. This plan ensures you receive all the necessary support after completing treatment, such as regular therapy sessions and calls with the staff at rehab.
You will have a say in the creation of the aftercare plan, so you are free to mention any resources you believe you would benefit from.
Most people prefer to complete treatment close to home as it is hassle-free.
There is plenty of choice in Guisborough when it comes to treatment centres, so if you choose to stay here, you could enjoy family visits and minimal travelling.
Having said that, we liaise with leading rehab centres all over the country, so you are not restricted to rehab centres in Guisborough. Here is a list of a few of our treatment areas, but you can explore our website to see every town and city we operate in:
Blackpool, Leeds, York, Stockport, Rotherham, Preston, Kendal, and Beverley.
Birmingham, Leamington Spa, Congleton, Bethnal Green, Lichfield, and Sutton Coldfield
Cornwall, Devon, Bristol, Surrey, London, and Dorchester.
Getting sober requires a huge amount of dedication, but going off the success rates of rehab centres in Guisborough, it’s certainly possible. Here are some changes you can make to your lifestyle to encourage sobriety:
You have probably been waiting a long time to get help, and this only intensifies the fears surrounding rehab.
If you take the brave step of asking for help today, you will realise that you are much more capable of leading a healthy lifestyle than you thought.
Ring us on 0800 140 4690 and get ready to reach your full potential.