In August of 2021, drug poisoning deaths in England and Wales hit a record high. Similarly, drug deaths overall hit a record high in England and Wales in October 2020.
So many people don’t seek out help until it’s too late and statistics show it to be a growing issue.
You’ve taken a good first step by visiting this page. Now, let’s look at some of the ways that drug and alcohol rehab in Haxby could benefit you.
This can also often be an overwhelming experience, which can lead to some people backing away. But trying to control your addiction alone is very unlikely to work in the long term.
Addiction has a lot behind it: it affects your mental health, your physical health, your work life, your personal relationships.
One person can’t really unpick all of that. But through the treatments of drug and alcohol rehab in Haxby, as well as the physical and emotional support we can give you, you’re much more likely to succeed.
If you’re at the point of developing a dependency and/or experiencing withdrawal symptoms, detoxing alone is also not advisable. Some symptoms, like sweating and tremors, are completely mild.
Others, like vomiting and diarrhoea, aren’t really dangerous but are highly unpleasant and will likely stop any attempt at a detox in its tracks. Then the worst, like hallucinations and seizures, could even become deadly.
The withdrawal symptoms you would experience in this scenario will depend on both what you’re addicted to and the overall severity of your addiction.
In a course of rehab treatment, we’ll attempt to avoid the worst of these symptoms. At the beginning of your journey, you won’t be expected to just fully stop all use right away.
Instead, your intake will slowly be reduced over a period of about three weeks and replaced with prescribed medication. We’ll also be there for any emotional support you need.
If you’re beginning to develop the increased tolerance that often precludes dependency, it could be time to seek out help. At the same time, if you find that these symptoms are already preventing you from stopping your drug and/or alcohol use, or if you can’t stop overall? That’s also a key signal that professional intervention is required.
Overall, putting a ticking clock on addiction treatment isn’t exactly the best thing to do. First of all, however long your treatment lasts will depend on both how severe your addiction is and how well your treatment goes.
But starting off by wondering when exactly the endpoint isn’t a very healthy mindset to start on.
The most important thing to focus on is getting better, not how long it takes.
But reading this section means you’ll likely need an answer to this question on a practical level. So to answer this, an average stay in a residential facility usually ranges between 30, 60 and 90 days.
As addiction is a complex disorder with multiple levels, addiction treatment itself happens in multiple stages.
The first is one that we’ve already discussed is detoxification. Once you’ve been through that and have broken the physical hold addiction has on you, we can then start to move forward with the mental health side of things.
The next stage, encompassing these mental health treatments amongst others, is called rehabilitation. If from that name you guessed that this is the main chunk of any plan, you’d be right! This will either involve a stay in a residential facility, known as inpatient rehab, or will be completed at home.
In that case, it’s known as outpatient rehab.
The final stage is aftercare. This is a continual journey, so you’ll also need continual access to treatment once you’ve left whichever kind of rehab you chose.
This could involve continued therapy, continued access to support groups, or any other kind of treatment you need.
As a final note on this subject, you can of course continue to access any of these treatments at any point and can contact us again if you’re struggling.
While some people may be coming into residential treatment from toxic environments, others may feel more comfortable staying at home. In addition, staying nearby is simply more convenient for a lot of people.
The intention of rehab isn’t to completely cure you. Addiction is too large, deep and complex for that.
Instead, the intention is to give you the skills to manage your addiction, whilst also looking into the causes (often through therapy) and helping you with long term life skills.
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