When you’re living with an addiction, there are issues that arise that make your experience of life more difficult.
People will be affected in different ways depending on their level of addiction, their functioning around it, and how they’re supported by others.
There are, however, some repercussions for everyone. From substance abuse ruining your health to it affecting your relationships, housing situation, and finances.
Whatever the circumstances, drug and alcohol addiction is a serious and multi-faceted disease that requires a specialist approach in treatment. Wherever you are in the High Bentham area, there are rehabilitation options to treat addiction needs.
Rehab 4 Addiction is here to introduce you to your options.
Many people will start taking drugs or drinking from an innocent place. Socialising, whether it be at a friend’s house, a party, or a festival, usually comes with a moment where people start to experiment with substances.
There are millions of people who might keep substance use to that experimental stage. Some might go on to use in a recreational way where the substance is kept to social times and outside of that, it’s not used.
However, for others drugs and alcohol move onto another stage which is known as problematic use. For these people, it’s common for addiction to occur.
The reasons for a person developing an addiction are as unique as each person. Ultimately everyone is going through their individual experience of life and are acting and reacting to events, situations, and others.
There are, however, certain factors that make some people more likely to become addicted to a substance. These include the following:
A person who has grown up around others who have addiction has already watched these behaviours and so using drugs and alcohol might seem a more acceptable behaviour.
Some people will be more genetically predisposed. Research shows that the neural pathways related to addiction in the brain can predate the addiction itself. (1)
Those with low self-esteem and self-confidence might turn to substances more easily as a way to manage reactions.
Where people have faced traumatic events, they might be more likely to turn to drugs and alcohol to cope with the feelings and memories.
There is a high correlation between addiction and mental health problems. Usually, they co-exist.
If a person is experiencing the above-mentioned factors as well as an addiction, it can be more difficult to stop using. It’s common that the substance has become a way of coping for people.
When the substance is removed, not only do people face withdrawal, their reactions to the original issues that caused the problems will be exacerbated by the uncomfortable symptoms of withdrawal.
This is one of the reasons why quitting drugs and drinking can be so difficult. There is also the problem of how to manage triggers and cravings in the future. If a person hasn’t learnt anything new to manage their reactions, then how are they supposed to maintain long-term change?
\Especially in the face of living in the same environment as where the addictive behaviours have been repeated for a length of time.
Where a physical dependency exists, it’s actually dangerous to try and quit alone. This is due to the hallucinations and seizures that might occur.
Medical detox in this instance is crucial.
Accessing treatment means you get support from a specialist team of professionals who understand the workings of addiction and how to treat people.
There, you learn how to change your thoughts and behaviours to begin a life of recovery.
It can take years for some to admit they have a problem and even longer to admit treatment is necessary. Sadly, society often views substance abuse in a negative light, but the truth is that addiction is a serious health concern and as such deserves to be treated like any other illness.
When a person has been using drugs and alcohol for a long time, they know the results and how their life is affected. Continual use is only going to worsen any consequences already experienced.
On the other hand, the sooner a person accepts help; they can start healing all the damage in all the different areas that addiction has affected.
If you’re experiencing the following symptoms then it’s advisable for you to seek treatment as soon as possible:
There are clinics throughout the UK. Whether you stay in the High Bentham area or enter a rehab further afield, there are centres that can treat your addiction.
Many people at rehab will be being treated for addictions to psychoactive substances such as cannabis, ketamine, cocaine, crack, heroin, amphetamines, and alcohol.
There are also options for people to be treated for substances alongside process addictions such as gambling, shopping, and sex-related addictions (such as using porn). This is because many addictions exist concurrently with others.
The Rehab 4 Addiction team has supported hundreds of people to access rehabilitation treatment. We specialise in finding the ultimate programme to treat your needs.
The clinics we’re connected to and refer to have the highest recovery rates in the country.
To find out about the best options for you to gain long-term recovery and healing, all you need to do is give Rehab 4 Addiction a call.
Our advisors can answer any questions you have and explain how treatments work. We’ll then lead you through the referral process and get you into rehab as soon as possible.
Call us today on 0800 140 4690.