Are you struggling with drug and alcohol addiction? Are you unaware of the long-term effects it can have on your body and mind? Have friends and family noticed your consumption? Can you admit you have a problem?
Denial is a huge part of addiction and the person struggling is often the last person to see how severe their problem is. Denial is often used as a coping mechanism for addicted individuals as they use substance abuse to block out issues in their lives.
It can also be used as a strategy to protect loved ones and friends from knowing the truth, to avoid shame and to stop any judgement.
At Rehab 4 Addiction we understand that acknowledging you have an addiction is a huge step. You may have reservations about receiving treatment and misconceptions about what rehab truly entails.
We are here to offer professional and confidential advice to you at all times and to support you as you embark on your journey to recovery.
Our mission is to find the most suitable form of treatment for you in the Hereford area, so you have the best opportunity to successfully rehabilitate.
Denial is a state where you distort and deny what is happening to you. Denial often consists of ignoring the problem, minimising people’s concerns or blaming someone else for what you are going through.
No matter the form of addiction, denial is arguably the most powerful coping mechanism to avoid facing reality.
No one wants to admit they are struggling with addiction and it is even harder to admit you need help. Sadly, denial can lead to behaviour such as:
People struggling with addiction often try and rationalise their behaviour. You may hear things such as ‘I’m stressed, so I need a little help’ or ‘I’ve earned it’.
This is used when an individual convinces themselves that things aren’t as bad as they seem, in this case, they will believe wholeheartedly that their addiction is not severe.
If the addiction is brought up in conversation the person struggling may act like it isn’t a big deal. They will believe other people have it far worse which sees them avoiding professional help.
Denial acts as a way for those struggling with addiction to continue engaging in destructive and addictive behaviour. It can cause harm to relationships as well as to the individual, having negative effects both physically and psychologically.
Seeking professional help is the most effective way to overcome denial as it can provide you with wonderful tools that can see you acknowledge and subsequently work through your addiction.
Denial can most often be overcome by stressing reality. Methods such as therapy and education can help expose what is truly happening and allow you to take back control of your life.
Once you have accepted your problem you can make the most out of treatment.
If you are worried about a loved one, an intervention is the most effective way to help someone overcome denial. With the help of a professional interventionist, who can mediate the conversation, you can begin to help a friend or family member see the severity of their problem.
The realisation often sets in allowing them to confront their problems directly.
If you are struggling with denial it is important that you overcome this before beginning rehab or your progress could be hindered.
This can be done in a variety of ways such as talking to loved ones, searching for local groups such as Alcoholics Anonymous or Narcotics Anonymous, as well as finding local counsellors to help you acknowledge your addiction.
Once denial has been recognised, we can help provide a referral to a local Hereford clinic that delivers treatment suited to your needs. Acknowledging your problem boosts your willingness to recover.
If you are committed to recovering and dedicated to seeing a positive change in your life, we can provide immediate help and guidance.
Through our referral service, we can find clinics that offer the best forms of treatment.
Throughout the UK there are now a wide variety of clinics offering various forms of treatment. Whilst this is great it can also feel intimidating to the individual searching for professional help.
We often advocate for localised treatment as it provides the most effective results. This means you will stay close to home for the duration of your treatment.
Some of the benefits to this include:
At Rehab 4 Addiction we only work with high quality-treatment providers that offer evidence-based programmes. This means that whatever treatment you opt for it will have provided high success rates with clients in the past.
With our services, your treatment programme will always be tailored to you as an individual. To ensure this we will complete a short assessment via telephone before admission to a facility.
Our trained staff will ask questions about your addiction and needs for treatment to make sure we can find you a place in a rehab clinic suited to your requirements.
We take into consideration your physical and mental health, your budget, and your environment to name just a few of the contributing factors.
We will always work with you and every choice is yours. We encourage you to reach out to get the help you deserve. Call us today on 0800 140 4690 or fill in an online enquiry form to find out more.