Are you a resident of Halesworth, and looking for addiction help for yourself or a loved one?
We provide personalised referrals to some of the top private rehab clinics in the country and make the whole process as straightforward as possible.
If you would like to discuss your options for treatment, please call us on 0800 140 4690 for a free no-obligation consultation.
Everyone has a different story when it comes to how their addiction started, but most will have some kind of common ground.
For example, a large majority of drug users have their first experiences with drugs during their teenage years.
However, what starts as adolescent thrill-seeking, often spurred on by their peers, can end up becoming a full-blown dependency in adulthood.
Even as young adults, peer pressure is a big factor in drug use. We as human beings are very much social creatures, and if a person is part of a social group that uses a lot of drugs, they may not think of their own drug abuse as much of a problem.
It’s not just your social group that is a factor in addiction, however. In fact, for many people, it can be a lack of friends, coupled with underlying mental health issues, that becomes an aggravating factor.
Social isolation can make mental health issues much more difficult to deal with, and some people turn to substance abuse as a form of escape from their problems.
Before you know it, their drug use can get out of hand and result in addiction.
Whatever the causes of your addiction, it is important to acknowledge when a problem has developed, and seek help as soon as possible.
One of the frustrating things about drug and alcohol addiction is that, unlike many other diseases, there is not a binary test that you can take to tell you if you have it or not.
However, there are certain behavioural signs that you can look out for, whether in yourself or someone you love.
If any of the following apply to you, it is likely that you have developed a substance addiction:
If one or more of those apply to you, you should definitely reach out for addiction help.
If you have noticed these behaviours in someone that you care about, we can provide free advice on how to stage an intervention for that person. Hearing how their addiction has affected their loved ones is difficult for anyone to hear.
However, it might just be the motivation that they need to get help.
The main service that we provide is arranging referrals to some of the best private rehab clinics in the country. This is something that we have done successfully for thousands of people since we formed in 2012.
The process is straightforward – when you call us, we can proceed in your own time with a telephone assessment, which will aim to find out a bit more about you and the challenges you have been facing with addiction issues.
Once we have a better idea of your needs, we can cross-reference that information with our extensive database of rehab clinics, and make a recommendation on a rehab that would be right for you.
We then tell you how much it will cost, how long it will take, and any other relevant information. If you’re happy to proceed with our suggestion, we can go ahead with your referral there and then.
Another service that we provide is acting as a strong resource of information about anything to do with addiction, rehab, and recovery.
We can provide advice on how to discuss these issues with a loved one, whether that is staging interventions for others, or opening up to family about your own addiction.
We can also provide clarity on the ‘nitty gritty’ of rehab life, such as what to expect from detox, and what a day-to-day schedule in your rehab clinic might look like.
We provide all of this information for free over the phone – you do not have to commit to a rehab placement in order to get the information and get better informed.
It is free to call us from UK landlines, and your calls are always treated with strict confidence.
If you are still using drugs or alcohol, the first thing on your to-do list will be a full detox, under proper medical supervision.
This will require a slightly different approach depending on the substances that you have been using, so it is important, to be honest with the medical staff in your consultations with them.
With the potential of a number of withdrawal symptoms, detox can be a challenging time, but it is temporary and absolutely necessary for your recovery.
A detox may be particularly rough if you are withdrawing from heavy drinking, benzodiazepines such as diazepam, or opiates such as heroin. In the case of heroin, your detox might involve moving onto replacement medications such as Subutex.
This is something that you will be able to discuss with the team. It’s important to remember that they are on your side, and have your best interests at the forefront of their decision-making.
Also, do not try to detox by yourself before you arrive – this is very dangerous, and can only end badly.
After detox is complete, you will be able to move on to an intensive therapy programme, which is likely to feature counselling, cognitive behavioural therapy, group therapy, and other therapeutic activities.
There will be a healthy emphasis on community healing, in other words, group therapy sessions and conversations with the other people who are attending your rehab clinic.
These sessions will be led by a member of staff, and provide a great opportunity to share your problems as well as learning from others going through similar challenges.
As you wrap up your treatment schedule at rehab, you will set out a personal relapse prevention plan, in order to prepare for your retransition into the wider world.
You will have help with this from the mental health team as well. On top of all this, you will also have access to 12 months’ worth of aftercare services, meaning that you can get help through the challenging first year in sobriety.
If you are ready to acknowledge your addiction and prepared to do the work necessary to recover, we can get your referral underway, and have you in treatment with a very quick turnaround.
Call our team for free on 0800 140 4690. We are happy to answer any questions you have, and we ensure that your information is treated with complete confidence.
When in addiction, recovery can feel like it is a long way away. However, if you follow the programme, it could be just over a month from now that you walk out of rehab into a bright new future in recovery.