Starting a life of recovery can come with a whole host of questions that you might not know the answers to. After so long being focused on drinking or taking drugs, it’s often the case that the sight of other aspects of life is lost.
Many people when deciding they want to quit alcohol or drugs will have their own particular and often private reasons. It’s beneficial to use these reasons as a focus, or as goals to head towards in order to drive the healing process.
Along the way, professional support also reveals other tools to make quitting the substance easier as well as encouraging new ways of looking at life.
When this begins to happen, people are better able to redefine their approach to life and this comes with the ability to change where a valuable and purposeful life emerges.
Rehab clinics in the Harwich area offer top-quality services as well as highly experienced addiction specialists who believe in the power of recovery.
Despite the difficulties that addiction raises, there are ways to overcome it.
Rehab 4 Addiction can support you in accessing the best rehab services in the Harwich area. By doing this you’ll gain the optimum support and a solid foundation for recovery.
Drug and alcohol use is different for every single individual on the planet. There are, however, particular stages that people tend to “sit-in” with their use once they’re tried a substance.
When a person first tries a substance, this is known as the experimental stage. For many, this will occur in a social situation with friends, perhaps at a party.
The person might not know much about the substance or its effects.
If a person continues to occasionally use drugs or alcohol in social situations, this becomes known as recreational use.
At this stage, people tend to have control over their use and have usually put some thought into whether they want to do it or not.
Following on from the recreational stage of drug and alcohol use, people might start to find that they’re using substances more regularly, such as most weekends. Soon, this weekend use can seep into mid-week.
Before a person knows it, they can look back across the last six months and realise they’ve used drugs or alcohol most days/weeks. When this happens, problematic or addictive use has begun.
(It’s important to note that for some people, the first instance of substance use might not have been by choice. This is a topic that is addressed during therapeutic work.)
There are some very common signs that suggest a drug or alcohol problem. Some people might be better at hiding symptoms and also might be able to live a very successful life on the face of it.
No matter how well a person appears to be doing, if substances are being used regularly, then physical damage is happening to the body internally.
What happens to a person when they have an addiction?
Substances such as alcohol, THC-strains of cannabis, cocaine, ketamine, heroin, crack-cocaine, steroids as well as illegally obtained prescribed medications are powerful substances.
They have an effect directly or indirectly on all bodily systems, especially with prolonged and regular use.
The majority of these substances are also toxic. When a person takes these types of substances, their vital organs will immediately begin trying to rid the body of them.
This means the organs aren’t focusing on their usual “jobs” and are put under strain. This is especially the case when drugs and alcohol are used every day.
Toxins build up. It’s only a matter of time before the physical and mental side effects of this begin to unravel.
There are many rehabilitation programmes and services in the Harwich area. Rehab 4 Addiction is actually linked to clinics throughout the UK and has specialist knowledge on what the best options are.
When we work with people, we offer a personalised approach. This means that when you call us, a member of the team will get to know you a little bit by asking a few questions.
This knowledge about your life coupled with the experience we have of rehab clinics in Harwich and further afield means we’re able to match you to a private rehab clinic.
Clinics offer differing services and specialise in various areas. Some might be particularly brilliant at handling bipolar conditions, an eating disorder, or a gambling addiction alongside a drug addiction, for instance.
Rehab 4 Addiction understands what’s available and will guide you through the most suitable options to suit your needs.
Whether you enter inpatient services or outpatient, it’s highly likely that you’ll need to go through a detox. The aim of this is to ensure your body is supported in the healthiest and safest way to have all the toxic substances removed from it.
A detox might mean that a person requires medications in order to manage withdrawal symptoms. This is without a doubt essential in the case where physical dependencies have developed.
Doctors and clinical nurses ensure the detox is carried out safely and in the most comfortable way for the patient.
Detoxes last up to ten days, but might be as little as three.
People might feel anxious about receiving therapies. It’s useful to consider why this might be. Usually it’s linked to feeling as though they have to open up about uncomfortable topics.
While therapies might lead to this point for some, therapists usually use an integrated approach which means assessing your needs and understanding what is going to work for you and when.
Psychological therapies within the addiction field tend to focus on the behavioural aspect of healing.
Psychoanalytic methods where the past or traumatic events might be discussed are only used where this is deemed appropriate between the patient and doctor.
For long-time healing to occur, willingness and participation in psychotherapies have been proven to increase recovery rates throughout addiction services.
To begin your journey of recovery, contact Rehab 4 Addiction at 0800 140 4690 today.