Rehab 4 Addiction

Addiction takes over people’s lives. A person might feel as though they’re in control of their choices and deny having an addiction for a very long time. However, with severe addictions, this is usually far from the truth.

It’s understandable that when a person is in the space of denying the problem, they might feel ashamed to admit the extent of the issue.

Unfortunately, society often shrouds addiction in a negative light. For many people, addiction often also means making decisions and exhibiting behaviour that goes against the usual moral compass. This can be extremely hard to live with for those who love people with addictions.

When a person admits to having a problem with drink or drugs, a small amount of control is taken back. Addiction is linked to cravings and habits. With the admission of the addiction, these cravings and habits can finally be faced and discussed in an honest way.

At Rehab 4 Addiction, we support people on their journey to taking back control of their lives. To facing the underlying causes of the problem and to start building the foundation of a new type of life without drugs and alcohol.

If you’re ready to find out more about drug and alcohol rehab options in East Sussex, Rehab 4 Addiction can lead you through the process of referral in your local area.

Am I ready for rehab?

Whoever you are and whatever your challenges in life might be, there is rarely a “perfect time” for rehab. At any time, quitting an addiction is going to be hard. Perhaps the hardest experience a person might ever face. It is, though, possible to quit alcohol and drugs. People do it every day. All types of people. Even those who have faced the most difficult trauma imaginable.

At Rehab 4 Addiction, we know that if others can quit, so can you. You might be unsure if you can possibly do it, but as long as you’re determined to do whatever it takes, it is possible. A stay at rehab in Hailsham provides the safest, most relaxing environment for you to begin the process.

With the best support from knowledgeable and compassionate professionals, you’ll be fully supported to begin your recovery.

As the famous saying goes, “There is no time like the present.” Contact Rehab 4 Addiction today to find out about options in Hailsham.

Can I detox at rehab?

In order for rehabilitation to take place, it’s essential that the body is completely free of substances. This might feel frightening when a person has spent much of their lives determined to have the substance in them. Some might feel terrified at the thought of going through detox when withdrawing can be incredibly uncomfortable.

The symptoms of withdrawal are often the reason that people relapse even when they might be determined to quit “on their own”. Withdrawal can be especially difficult when all the systems in the body are used to a substance and “need” it to function normally.

Misusing and abusing substances causes imbalances in brain chemistry and hormones. When the substance starts to leave the body, leaving more imbalances, it can result in very extreme withdrawal.

This is why, for physical dependencies especially, a safe and medically observed detox is essential. A stay at rehab means that there are doctors and clinical nurses around to prescribe appropriate medications to help ease symptoms. The team of experienced staff also means that there are people around to make all other aspects of the detox as comfortable as possible too.

Detox takes place at the beginning of a stay at rehab. For those addicted to alcohol and heroin, it usually lasts 7-10 days.

What other treatments are there?

After the initial detoxing phase of rehab, other treatments are introduced. After the physical aspect comes the psychological aspect of rehab. Full participation in and willingness to do these treatments are essential in order to provide the strongest chance of recovery.

At the centre of addiction are the reasons people use drugs or alcohol. The reasons are wide and varied. They can be as different as each person is unique. In order for a person to gain control of addiction, facing the causes and learning new ways to think about and approach them is crucial.

Psychological treatments provide residents with the tools and strategies to retrain thoughts. Once a person becomes aware of their thoughts and is able to look at them using the tools provided, they become easier to control. With control, emotions and addictive behaviours are also easier to control.

The types of treatment on offer to begin this psychologically healing journey are:

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.
  • Mindfulness.
  • Dialectical Behavioural Therapy.
  • Holistic therapies, like art and music.
  • 12-Step groups.
  • Motivational Interviewing.

What’s the process of referral?

Making the decision to go to rehab is huge. This in itself is a special moment and the first step to changing the course of your life. It can, however, be overwhelming.

There is so much to think about in terms of organising your stay and speaking to the appropriate people. Then there are the conversations around your life and alcohol and drug use. This can be hard for some people to face at the beginning.

Rehab 4 Addiction can take care of the referral process for you. When you contact us, we hold an assessment where we ask you questions. This enables us to form a picture of you, your lifestyle, and what your goals are around drink and drug use. With this information, we can identify the most suitable drug and alcohol treatment options for you in Hailsham.

Depending on the severity of your use, whether you want to stay at a clinic, and what your budget is, we’ll make recommendations. No matter who you are or what your background is, there are rehabilitation options for you.

At this point, we’ll talk you through the various programmes, and you can decide which you want to do. With your consent, we’ll then take care of all the arrangements. We’ll contact the clinic or local services and set up your place in drug and alcohol treatment.

Call us today on 0800 140 4690 to speak with one of our experienced and friendly advisors. We look forward to hearing from you.


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