Addiction is a physical and psychological condition that can be effectively treated, even cured, via addiction rehabilitation.
Addiction recovery is often a lifelong process and requires regular efforts to remain on track, but the rewards are undeniably worthwhile.
Rehab 4 Addiction wants to help those in Helston who are currently battling addiction. If you, or someone you know, is currently having a problem with substance use, please get in touch.
There are a number of substances, both legal and illegal, which can have severely harmful effects on the body if misused.
Alcohol and drug addiction are common afflictions that often result in premature death and a number of debilitating illnesses, including:
In addition to health issues, excessive drinking and drug use can have negative impacts on personal relationships, employment, and finances.
Public intoxication and being caught carrying drugs can both incur heavy fines and even prison sentences. In short, despite how it may feel at the time, there are no positives to having an addiction.
Addiction also has a wider public impact. Public money is spent on NHS-funded addiction treatments, emergency responses, and drug-related crime prevention.
Driving under the influence is potentially lethal to both drivers and pedestrians.
Drug use and excessive drinking can damage small communities like Helston, and when one person overcomes an addiction, society also benefits.
The dangers of substance use are widely reported, from classes in school to warning labels on tobacco products, and yet addiction remains a prevalent issue in the UK.
A large reason for this is the common misconception that addiction treatment isn’t for everyone. In reality, rehabilitation is accessible, non-exclusionary, and rightfully open to anyone who needs it.
The reasons why someone may abuse drugs or alcohol are entirely individual, and we believe that the treatment should be the same way.
It is impossible to make a treatment template that would suit everyone, so we create tailored treatment plans comprised of complementary and highly effective therapies.
Generally speaking, a treatment plan is comprised of three elements:
This is usually the first step, as eliminating the addictive substance from the body allows for clearer thinking, making you more receptive and open to the therapies that follow.
Medically-assisted detoxes tend to be carried out in inpatient rehabilitation centres, where you temporarily move into a residential care setting.
A gradual detox can be physically draining, with many people experiencing withdrawal symptoms while their body chemistry rights itself.
Medications are often prescribed to offset these symptoms, and therapy usually begins once the worst of them have passed.
Many people with addictions neglect their physical health, and often don’t follow a balanced diet, so you might be provided with dietary supplements to boost your immune system during detox.
Sometimes, medications will continue to be used throughout the treatment programme, even though aftercare and beyond. This will mostly depend on your mental and physical condition once the detox is complete.
Antidepressants may be prescribed to improve any low mood you may be feeling as a result of your addiction, and you might continue any of the dietary supplements you were taking during detox.
If you underwent the detox in an inpatient facility, you might have the option to remain at the residential centre for talking therapies or continue as an outpatient.
Most talking therapies take place in one-to-one settings, giving you the opportunity to speak candidly about your addiction in a private and confidential setting.
You might also attend group therapy, as part of a mutual support group. As an inpatient, most of your time will be spent in counselling and talking therapy, but some centres will offer more creative or niche therapies, such as art and equine therapy.
Recovery is different for everyone, and you won’t reach the aftercare stage until your therapists are confident that you are over the hump.
A detailed aftercare plan will be put together for you so that you can maintain some of the structure you have enjoyed during therapy.
Aftercare is usually easier to blend in with your usual at-home routine than previous treatments, allowing you to gradually return to normal daily life, addiction-free.
If you haven’t already, you will usually be encouraged to join a mutual support group during aftercare.
These offer a relaxed group therapy environment where you can help others in their recovery, while you simultaneously learn from their experiences.
Rehab 4 Addiction is a specialist referral service that helps to place people in the addiction treatment that’s right for them.
People living around Helston will be put into contact with local services, as either inpatients or outpatients, and put onto the road to recovery.
All it takes is a 10-minute consultation, which can be accessed by calling one of our advisors on 0800 140 4690.