Rehab 4 Addiction

Have you come here looking for drug and alcohol rehab in Hayes? If you have, then you’re in exactly the right place!

If you’re struggling with addiction right now, you may feel like you’re completely alone and that things will never get better. But you’re not on your own at all.

Addiction is far more common than a lot of people think and many people start off addiction treatment feeling the same way. Opening up and reaching out for help could be the best thing you can do, in terms of both access to treatment and lifting an emotional weight off your shoulders.

The best way to deal with addiction is a targeted, highly personalised plan designed to fit your specific needs. If you choose to contact Rehab 4 Addiction, we can provide this via an initial assessment.

As a matter of fact, this is how we start all of our treatment programmes, as we recognise that almost every case of addiction is different in some way.

It’s a complex, deep and tricky disorder, with different factors at play, from trauma to other mental health issues to outside circumstances in the life of the person suffering. But with the right help and support, it can be managed.

The signs and symptoms of addiction

There are several key signs that someone could be in need of addiction treatment. Some of the most common are:

  • If the person can’t stop consuming the addictive substance, or can’t stop the addictive behaviour, no matter what the cost is to their personal or professional life
  • If the person’s life is being damaged by the addiction
  • If people around the person are beginning to notice a change in their behaviour
  • If the person experiences psychological symptoms such as paranoia, poor judgment, memory problems, agitation, tiredness, mood swings and/or defensiveness
  • If the person experiences withdrawal symptoms when they attempt to stop (this is a sign of one of the later stages of addiction: dependence)

All of these can of course vary from person to person and may emerge in different amounts or not at all. But if anything on that list seems all too familiar, whether it’s to yourself or a loved one, now could be the time to get professional help.

When should I try to access drug and alcohol rehab in Grays?

The simple answer to that is as soon as you’ve realised you need it. Like many other disorders and illnesses, the earlier you tackle addiction, the easier the treatment will likely be. A lot of people in this situation try to tell themselves that their problem isn’t so bad, or that they can deal with it alone. Unfortunately, this is almost always a bit too optimistic.

First of all, ignoring or suppressing the addiction instead of dealing with it will likely lead to it becoming worse rather than going away. Second of all, even if you do acknowledge, it, it’s incredibly hard to handle alone.

It’s a disorder that literally rewires the way your brain works – it’s not easy to manage it without access to support and treatment. To use one common example, going cold turkey on your own is much more likely to end in failure than the medically assisted detox you would go through in rehab.

Depending on what you’re addicted to, this could even become dangerous due to withdrawal symptoms.

Finding the right treatment for you

As we touched on previously, something very important in this process is finding the right treatment plan for you on a personal level. Some of the decisions we’ll help you to make in that aforementioned initial assessment are:

  • Inpatient vs Outpatient (essentially residential vs at home) – inpatient is usually recommended for those with a moderate to severe addiction, but some with less severe issues may be able to recover more comfortably at home.
  • What kinds of therapy would suit you, if that’s the direction you’re going in – there’s a huge range. Options can include talking therapy, group therapy, art therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy and/or counselling.
  • Whether support groups such as alcoholics anonymous or narcotics anonymous would be for you
  • Whether you would benefit from workshops – some of the most frequent ones are on subjects such as health, addiction and nutrition.
  • What length and intensity of treatment your addiction requires.
  • What kind of aftercare would suit your specific needs.

It’s also very important that you pursue whatever treatment you need with organisations and facilities that provide for these specific needs. Not every place has every kind of treatment on offer, so it’s best to really think all of this through, rather than making any snap decisions.

The milestones of rehab

Whichever treatments you go for, addiction recovery can be marked in a series of milestones. The key stages that will lead you to a much healthier and happier life in the long run are:

1. Detox/withdrawal

This physical stage is one of the most important. With a medically assisted detox and with support from Rehab 4 Addiction, here you will work to get addictive substances out of your body, so you can move forward with other treatments.

2. Mental restoration

With addiction and in general terms, your mental health is just as important as anything else. At this stage, with the aforementioned therapies, support groups and other treatments, we’ll work to sever your psychological ties with the addictive substances you’d previously got rid of on a physical level.

3. Preventing relapse

Rehab doesn’t just help you in the present moment. You’ll also learn and develop long term habits and strategies to prevent relapse. That’s where the workshops we spoke about come in and that’s also where a period of aftercare, where you continue to access treatment after your initial experience of rehab, can also be very important.

4. A better life

This is the final aim of all addiction treatment: to allow you to manage your addiction long term and give you a much better quality of life as a result.

We are here to help – call us today on 0800 140 4690 for confidential advice in Grays.

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