Addiction is a disease that heavily impacts your mental health. If not treated correctly, it will repeatedly come back and leave a large dent on your life.
It’s incredibly dangerous and should be dealt with in a professional and careful manner. If you believe that you are struggling with addiction, it’s imperative that you get help as soon as possible.
The number one affliction people have when suffering from an addiction is maintaining a sober lifestyle. Doctors and rehabilitation facilities are constantly seeking new ways to prevent relapses from happening, but unfortunately, there isn’t an amazing pill or treatment you can forego that will prevent it altogether.
The only thing you can do to prevent it is seeking help from professionals and commit to your treatment.
Recovery and healing starts and continues with you and your mindset. This is why, whenever we work with anyone seeking treatment with one of our rehabilitation centres in Isleworth, we always ask that you commit before we go ahead and admit you into treatment.
It’s important that you’re goal is to heal, and move forwards with a positive attitude for your life after your stay with one of our facilities.
Sometimes addiction might be hard to acknowledge or to accept. For many, it’s easier to ignore the signs and push on, or some aren’t quite ready to let go of their addictive behaviour just yet. However, addiction can leave permanent damage in our lives if not tended to as soon as possible.
It can cause a series of diseases such as lung disease, cancer, and strokes. It can also heavily impact our working lives and our social lives, relationships may be severed, and maintaining a job becomes more and more difficult.
In order to secure a long and healthy life for yourself in which your loved ones can also partake of, professional help is required to help end the hold drugs and/or alcohol has on your life.
So what are the signs that you might have an addiction?
If you can relate to these symptoms, then this a sign that you should call for help and receive the support you need.
The centres we work within Isleworth offer two different types of treatment. The first is detox, which normally last 7-10 days. During this time, you will undergo withdrawal, which will be a very unpleasant experience, so for this reason you will have around the clock care. 24/7 at any time of the day, you can call on someone to talk to or for help, and someone will be there.
You will be monitored for health reasons and will be tended to by the loveliest professionals we can offer you.
They will provide you with counselling and support during this time. The next step for some will be Aftercare, but for others it’s Rehabilitation. This lasts for 4-12 weeks, sometimes longer if needed.
During this time, you will stay at one of our facilities and be provided with therapy centred around CBT and DBT. You will also do some work with holistic therapy in which we’ll work on allowing your creativity to help you with the healing process.
These are all tried and proven methods to help prevent a relapse from happening either immediately, or in the long term. During this time we will explore how this addiction came into your life, how it affected your life, and how we can prevent it from re-entering. The ways in which we do this is by exploring your triggers.
The definition of ‘trigger’ is an event or situation that causes someone to do something. E.g. the trigger of a gun can cause someone to lose their life or cause severe damage to property.
In life, these triggers can appear very different to everyone, it can be as simple as a smell that can activate a memory or a feeling. Here are some of the most common triggers:
Stress can appear in many different ways, either from work, from social anxiety, money issues etc… Sometimes, it’s completely unavoidable, so instead of looking at how to avoid stress and anxiety, we will look into how to cope with it.
Sometimes people or places can be unhealthy for us. Certain people might encourage addictive behaviour, or places might play into a certain weakness, for example, someone with gambling addiction should avoid casinos.
The same goes for someone who is addicted to alcohol. They should avoid people who encourage them to drink and establishments such as bars and clubs.
Once you leave one of our facilities you are provided with aftercare. This provides you with a number you can call whenever you need additional support as well as a support group most suited to you, this is because we want to prevent any relapses at all, however, once you leave the centre, and the world becomes sharper again, it can be harder to maintain your commitment and remember the techniques you learned.
There are many other triggers that cause relapses as well such as: Social occasions, social isolation, depression, overconfidence, sex, and relationships.
Here at Rehab 4 Addiction, we are aware of how hard it can be to first, seek help, and also maintain a sober and healthy lifestyle. We know the pressures of life, and society, can really take a toll on a person, but we want to help.
We want to help you work through previous trauma, current triggers, and future fears, so that you and your loved ones can have a happier future. All of our team are all living their lived ‘in recovery’. You can contact us today on 0800 140 4690.