Rehab 4 Addiction

Drug & Alcohol Rehab in Craven Arms

Searching for a suitable treatment for a drug or alcohol addiction can be overwhelming.

Here at Rehab 4 Addiction, we work hard to simplify the entire process of seeking treatment, enquiring, and being admitted to rehab.

We do so by assessing our clients’ needs early on and working with a large network of rehabilitation centres and outpatient clinics throughout the United Kingdom.

This allows us to match our clients with their perfect treatment facility, which for you could be a local drug or alcohol rehab in Craven Arms.

To hear more about what we could do for you, do not hesitate to get in contact with us by calling 0800 140 4690.

Do I need to detox?

We understand that the detox phase of treatment can be one of the scariest and most nerve-wracking for those considering rehab as their form of addiction treatment.

However, it is also one of the most crucial steps in the entire recovery journey.

A detox works to rid the body of the substances within it, meaning you can begin the rest of your treatment (largely made up of therapy and counselling) on a ‘clean slate’, and your body can start to heal from the damage that was been inflicted during your drug and alcohol use.

Yes, you will most likely need to undergo a drug and alcohol detox, whether this is on-site at the rehab if you are on a residential rehabilitation programme, or possibly at home if you are an outpatient.

You are also highly likely to experience several withdrawal symptoms during this time, which can include nausea, headaches, muscle pain, fatigue, dizziness and mood swings.

Rest assured that the team at your chosen drug and alcohol rehab in Craven Arms will be on hand to monitor you throughout this phase.

Any side effects that you do experience will be expected and can be easily dealt with through simple patience, or medication if necessary.

Do I need professional treatment?

There are many forms of addiction treatment, the most common being residential or outpatient treatment in a drug and alcohol rehab.

All methods of professional treatment have their own benefits and some have more drawbacks than others, however, some people will, for many reasons such as cost, comfort, or even fear, will opt for DIY treatments instead.

This is not recommended for everybody.

Only those experiencing much less severe addictions or those that have used lower-class substances are ever suggested for at home or DIY treatments, due to the number of obstacles that can be faced when attempting to withdraw at home alone.

One of the most common of these obstacles is the ease at which further drugs or alcohol can be accessed when you are attempting to withdraw alone, and not in a professional environment.

Avoiding temptations and cravings during the very vulnerable phase of detox and withdrawal is already challenging enough, but when it is possible with just a few taps on a phone screen to have substances delivered to your front door, it becomes almost impossible to resist.

In a professional setting such as rehab, drugs and alcohol are banned on site completely, meaning that although you may feel the same temptations, it is decidedly harder to give in to them and relapse.

Avoiding these cravings becomes even harder still when you have no one around to help you stay on the right track, which is common in at-home treatments.

If you are lucky you may have a network of friends, family and other loved ones to assist you throughout your recovery, but this is sadly not the case for everyone.

This lack of support can be extremely dangerous, especially if you are someone who also lacks self-motivation.

In a rehab, you have a constant support system not only in the form of the staff and therapists but also the people with similar experiences to you who will also be attending rehab.

Another obstacle commonly faced with at-home recovery attempts is the dreaded detox.

Drug and alcohol detoxes, if performed incorrectly or without the proper medical knowledge, can be incredibly risky, and sometimes even fatal.

However, a detox performed safely in rehab by medical professionals is obviously much more likely to succeed and not go wrong.

It is also common to believe that detox is all that is necessary to recover from a drug or alcohol addiction, so when that milestone is reached during an at-home recovery the individual may think they are ‘cured’.

This is far from the truth, and one of the biggest drawbacks to withdrawing at home alone is the lack of treatment for the many psychological aspects of addiction.

Though the physical side of your condition may be treated with a DIY detox, emotional scarring and the triggers that led you to substance use in the first place will still remain, meaning you are much more vulnerable than you first may have thought at this time.

This can lead to an early and unwanted relapse.

In a rehab setting, this is negated, as both aspects of your addiction receive efficient and effective treatment; a full and safe drug and alcohol detox for your physical body, and multiple forms of therapy and counselling for your mind.

Together these form a much more cohesive treatment that is much more likely to lead you towards a full and long-lasting recovery.

This, and many more reasons, is why we almost always suggest professional treatment through a rehabilitation programme for those battling drug or alcohol addictions.

Though it is possible to recover at home alone, we want what is best for our clients, and DIY detoxes and treatments are far from that.

Get in touch with us today to learn more about why professional treatment is the best form of treatment, or to begin an enquiry for yourself, on 0800 140 4690.

Alternatively, you can fill in our online form to receive a call back at a later date.

 

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