Recognising you have a problem is the first step toward a brighter future. At Rehab 4 Addiction in Hexham we aim to help the rest of the journey as smooth as possible.
We offer around the clock care and guidance to free you from addiction no matter your severity.
But acceptance is key. You may have noticed your consumption is higher than average or that your demeanour has changed over time.
Others may have noticed these things too. It’s recognising the signs of substance abuse or addiction that’ll help you understand the next steps you need to take.
We have a little breakdown of signs and symptoms to help you understand where you’re at and whether you should reach out to our drug & alcohol rehab in Hexham.
Substance abuse is recognised as a brain disorder in which a person will use or overuse a substance in order to escape their reality.
Through using mind-altering substances such as cocaine, marijuana, heroin, however, substance abuse can also encompass legal drugs such as nicotine, alcohol or prescribed medications.
Taking more medicine than prescribed or taking medications prescribed for someone else is an act of substance misuse. Using medications to reach a high to escape your pains is only worsening the problems rather than escaping them.
Signs you may be abusing substances are overconsumption of alcohol, such as binge drinking, taking drugs for a non-medical reason, or using drugs to ease anxiety when really, they can actually enhance it.
Symptoms can include losing interest in the things you usually love to do, not taking care of yourself or your basic hygiene, changing your friendship groups a lot or flitting from person to person, spending more time alone than usual, having problems with family or work life, switching from feeling good to bad very quickly, sleeping at odd hours or craving the use of the substance.
Addiction is a disease. It has a physical and psychological side, and both are worked on when you visit our drug & alcohol rehab in Hexham.
Addiction occurs when a person is unable to consistently abstain from a specific behaviour or taking a substance. The key part is dependency.
The general signs of addiction can form physically, such as withdrawal symptoms when you haven’t taken for some time, to social aspects such as abandoning commitments.
Psychological symptoms can include increased temper, mood swings, tiredness, agitation and defensiveness, inability to focus on concentrate on something, having poor judgment, memory problems, poor self-worth or self-esteem and feelings of hopelessness. Mental health problems can also occur as a result of addiction, such as stress, anxiety or depression.
Behavioural or social signs of addictions can be dishonest or secretive behaviour such as:
You may also experience physical symptoms such as disrupted sleep patterns, insomnia or having a lack of concern for your physical appearance and personal hygiene.
Addictions can really take over your life and if left untreated can lead to an array of long-term problems.
Some of the negative effects resulting from addiction are a breakdown in the family, strained friendships, unemployment or job losses, financial problems, legal problems including imprisonment, homelessness or suicidal thoughts.
These are the types of long-term effects that can have a negative impact on your life. In addiction drug or alcohol consumption can also lead to physical threats and even result in death.
Long-term physical consequences can include liver damage, pancreatitis, gout, ulcers, kidney failure, increased risk of multiple types of cancer, a weakened immune system, problems with brain functioning and high blood pressure, stroke and other heart problems.
Despite these damaging long-term effects and consequences, it’s important to know that addiction and substance abuse are treatable. With the right help and a positive mental attitude, you can turn your life around and avoid these fatal possibilities.
At Rehab 4 Addiction in Hexham, our highly qualified addiction experts are here to empower you to tackle your symptoms, to reach the root of the problem, underlying causes and triggers of your addictive behaviours, to repair past damage and get you on the right path toward a stronger and sustainable recovery.
If you’ve decided it’s time to seek help, it’s important to first understand your problem. Reading the signs of your behaviours and physical symptoms can help you understand what is really going on and will help us to guide you on the right pathway for treatment.
It’s possible to consume substances without having an addiction and this is known as drug abuse. Drug abuse is likely to be present if you don’t consistently crave the substance or experience any physical withdrawal symptoms when you’re not taking them.
Even when you’re not addicted, it is still highly imperative you consider rehabilitation. So often drug abuse can lead to addiction and disastrous consequences will follow.
Whereas if you feel a burning desire to use the drug or drink, or experience nausea, headaches or sweats when you’re going without, there is a higher chance you’re suffering from a full addiction.
If this sounds familiar to you, we’re here for you to make a change. We’d recommend you reach out to our drug & alcohol rehab in Hexham as soon as possible. It’s never too late.
Our rehabilitation centre is ready to take you to any time of day. All you need to do is reach out to us for a short conversation.
We’ll discuss your symptoms, how long it’s been going on, how it may be affecting your daily life and what support system you have already.
Then we’ll also run through treatment options from group therapy to alternative therapies so we can get to know you more and reach an understanding of the psychological side of your addiction. After your call, we’ll tailor a plan specific to your needs and get you ready to come into our drug & alcohol rehab in Hexham.
It’s your commitment that will make an impact on your life. Give us a call today on 0800 140 4690 and we’ll get to know you a little before we start your treatment.
This call is completely confidential, free and non-obligational. We just want to get to know how we can help you lead a happier and healthier life. Let’s get you on the right path today.