If you look at the bigger picture, you’d be surprised how many people struggle with addiction. A 2018/19 report by Manor Clinic found that 20.3% of young adults aged 16 to 24 had taken an illicit drug, whilst 9.4% of adults aged 16 to 59 said the same thing. In that same time period, there were around 7,376 drug-related hospital admissions. And that’s not even taking into consideration alcohol abuse.
We’re not telling you these statistics to scare you. It’s only to demonstrate the number of people going through the same things, if you’re suffering and you feel alone.
No matter how long you’ve been in this situation, it’s never too late to get help. At Rehab 4 Addiction, we can direct you towards services from residential rehabs to at-home detoxes. Alcohol rehab in Ilford is very easily accessible – all you need to do is contact us.
Below, we have further details on how to spot an addiction, how to get help for it and lots of information on treatment.
The first and most important thing to do before you start with any kind of discussion or treatment is to establish whether you have an addiction issue and what severity of addiction you have.
You may have a problem if the following signs apply to you:
If you recognise any of these in yourself, you need to reach out to someone. Even if your addiction doesn’t seem severe, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t get help. It could be hurting you in ways you don’t realise, or it could even get worse further down the line. Either way, kicking bad habits is always something worth looking into.
If any of those signs seem all too familiar, you may be wondering what to do next. If you’re considering getting help through Rehab 4 Addiction, the first thing you need to do is either drop us an email or give one of our experts a call. We’ll have a clear conversation with you about your specific circumstances, to put you on the right track and establish what you need specifically.
Before you start your journey towards recovery, it’s important to consider your motivation. Why are you reaching out in the first place? If you understand that, then it will be much easier to move forward. You’ll also be more likely to make progress overall if you’re working towards and for something in particular.
On a more logistical level, there are also a few terms you should probably know definitions for before you start.
The first is the distinction between inpatient and outpatient, the two major categories of treatment. The clues are in the words “in” and “out”. If you’re recommended for “in” patient treatment (which a majority of people are by the way), you’ll be in some kind of residential facility, with 24-hour access to care.
Outpatient treatment is the opposite and is more localised, being completed from home. Another important term you might not have heard or might not have a full definition for is “detox”.
Essentially, a detox is a process to remove addictive substances from your body. It’s usually the first step of most treatment plans and it can be the most important, allowing you to move forward by physically ridding you of whatever you’re addicted to.
If you’re specifically looking for alcohol rehab in Ilford and you’ve been directed towards inpatient treatment after a conversation with us, our London rehab will probably be for you. This centre is in a secluded space to give all its patients privacy and it has resources for a majority of alcohol and substance addictions, plus several recreational rooms.
As we’ve previously mentioned, inpatient is best for those with a moderate to severe addiction. But that doesn’t mean there isn’t plenty out there for people better suited to outpatient treatment!
Many outpatient options are similar to the aftercare options listed below. It’s primarily assisted detoxes, therapy and support groups.
As harsh as it may sound, your journey with addiction is unlikely to come to a nice, clean end straight away, even with the right treatment. It’s going to be a continual fight, which is why an aftercare programme could also really help you.
This will usually take the form of continued support groups and therapies. Continuing to go through any underlying mental health problems you may have, getting support from people in the same boat and working to stay sober are the best ways to recover long term.
Call us today on 0800 140 4690, and take the first steps into your new life.