One of the biggest challenges that a person in addiction can face is a lingering denial that their substance abuse does not constitute an addiction.
They may think that they have a handle on it, or that they just enjoy drugs or alcohol recreationally. Perhaps they might be thinking something like “This is just a temporary thing – as soon as [life event] has passed, I will not use drugs so heavily”.
There are many reasons that we might tell ourselves lies like this, such as a misplaced sense of pride or stubbornness, or not wanting to go through the time and effort of getting treatment.
The fact is, if your life has become unmanageable due to substance abuse, it is likely that you have developed an addiction. There is no shame in this, but it must be acknowledged and accepted before you proceed with treating it.
This is the purpose of interventions, which you may be aware of – often, it takes the perspective of other people for someone in addition to realise what is going on.
We can help facilitate an intervention, or help you to come to terms with your addiction in other ways. All you need to do is reach out to us.
Here at Rehab 4 Addiction, we have a straightforward process when referring people to rehab. It starts with you calling us on 0800 140 4690, to speak with one of our specialist team.
They can answer any questions you have, and when you are ready to proceed, they can begin your preliminary telephone assessment. This will involve us asking you some questions about the pattern of your addiction, and how it has affected your life.
We will also ask some questions about your current circumstances in life, for example, your living arrangements and family commitments.
Once we have built up a clearer picture of who you are as a person, we will be able to make a judgement as to which of the rehab facilities on our books would be a good fit for you.
We then provide you with clear information on how much your treatment will cost, and how long it is likely to take. If you are ready to proceed, we can refer you there and then, and arrange your enrolment at rehab very quickly.
Wherever you end up going for rehab, you will need to detox if you are still using. This is not a pleasant experience, but at rehab, you can have your detox managed and supervised in a professional manner minimising any negative side effects of detox.
You may still experience withdrawal symptoms, such as muscle pain sleeplessness, or anxiety. However, the staff on-site will be able to help you get through it safely.
Please do not attempt to detox on your own. Going cold turkey is actually very dangerous, and in some cases, it can result in seizures or even death.
You do not have to reduce your substance intake before you get to rehab – let the professionals handle your detox properly.
If you are addicted to alcohol, you will probably come off the drink over a number of days, reducing the amount that you drink each day, rather than stopping suddenly.
At rehab, you will have access to a range of mental health professionals, who will be able to help you through any issues you may be having.
Through your therapy treatment plan, they will be able to help you to get to the bottom of any issues you might have, and identify the root causes of your addiction.
Knowledge is power, and being aware of how your addiction manifests is half the battle.
You will be provided with the psychological tools and coping techniques to make fighting addiction easier, as well as preparing for re-joining the outside world with a personalised relapse prevention plan.
We only refer to private rehabs, so there will be a cost for any treatment that you receive. This cost will vary depending on the facility that you are referred to, and how long you stay there, among other factors.
This is something that we can talk you through at length during your initial phone call. We pride ourselves on offering full transparency in terms of the cost and timeframe of your treatment.
Rehab is affordable for most people, but it is a big financial commitment to make for a person on an average salary. After all, it involves a whole month of specialist care, as well as accommodation and food for that time period.
We appreciate that the financial aspect of rehab may be a concern for you, especially since addiction can often take a toll on a person’s wallet. Still, you should consider the benefit that you would gain if you were able to complete rehab and get into long-term recovery.
Your life would be so much better, and the cost of treatment at rehab is nothing compared to the cost of spending a lifetime in addiction.
Think of how much money you could spend on drugs or alcohol in one year, for example. Rehab is not cheap, but it is always worthwhile. Call us on 0800 140 4690 to begin your journey into recovery.