Looking for drug and alcohol rehab in Ivybridge, or anywhere else isn’t easy. Even to take those first steps and admit event to yourself that you have a problem, is tough.
But luckily, at Rehab 4 Addiction we have plenty of resources to help you. Below, we’ve got a bit more detail on everything we offer, as well as more information on the rehab process in general.
When it comes to drug and alcohol rehab in Ivybridge, part of what makes it so hard is that there are a lot of initial barriers to overcome.
First of all, as we previously mentioned, you need to admit to yourself that you need help. Denial is a major reason why a lot of people don’t get the help that they need. You try and tell even yourself that you don’t have a problem, but this is an incredibly damaging mindset.
Many people also fear judgment from others and as a result, are scared to have their addiction out in the open. Something we want you to know is that you have nothing to be ashamed of. Addiction
Now let’s look at the second stage after you’ve admitted to yourself and to others that you need help. That would be researching in the way you are now reading this page, then getting in touch with an organisation like Rehab 4 Addiction.
Then, through various services, together we’ll be able to find a path that’s right for you.
The second major stage of recovery will be some kind of detox, which we have more information on in the next section. Essentially the purpose of a detox is to break the physical hold that addiction currently has on you through withdrawal symptoms and other physical manifestations of addiction.
Then, you can begin a process of mentally healing, through therapy, counselling, support groups and other mental health treatments. Then, you’ll likely have some kind of aftercare programme and you can of course continue to contact Rehab 4 Addiction for support at any point even after that’s finished.
It may all seem daunting, but taking each of these steps is a vital part of the addiction journey.
As we said previously, physically breaking down your addiction is the first and most important milestone. To start off with, over a period of about 3 weeks, your intake of addictive substances will slowly be reduced.
As a side note, this must be done in a supported, professional environment. This is primarily because withdrawal symptoms are very unpleasant and can even become dangerous with certain substances. It’s also not very likely to work, as it can be a difficult process.
Another key process of rehab is realignment. Treatments that fall under this umbrella primarily fall into the previously mentioned “mental health” category.
One major example is cognitive behavioural therapy, which seeks to break down the toxic thinking patterns known as cognitive distortions. Another two creative examples are art and music therapy, which can be a fantastic emotional outlet.
There’s also motivational interviewing, where you’re asked a series of non-judgmental questions, which encourage you to examine your behaviour.
As you can see, it’s all on a very broad spectrum – but all of it comes together, as its intention is to confront and defeat your psychological connections to addictive substances.
When you’ve finished these initial treatments, we’ll also help you to begin your new drug and alcohol-free life with an aftercare programme. This is mostly made up of continued mental health treatments, in addition, to support groups.
Also often available during the main part of your treatment, whether it’s at home or at a residential centre, these sessions allow you to build connections with people going through the same things as you.
And don’t forget, if you’re ever struggling, you can access at home treatments and additional support at any time. This is a lifelong journey and it’s a marathon, not a sprint.
Now that we’ve discussed the inner workings of rehab in a bit more detail, we’re going to discuss how Rehab 4 Addiction can specifically help you.
First of all, if you call us or even send a message via our website, we’ll be able to offer advice on anything related to addiction.
If you’d like us to, we can also create a specific treatment plan. In order to do this, we’ll first want to complete an assessment to get a broader picture of your specific circumstances.
In such an assessment, we might ask questions including what you’re addicted to, how long you’ve been addicted for, if anyone else in your life knows about your addiction and whether or not you’ve tried to get help before.
It should also be noted that, in general, most inpatient or outpatient journeys will start with a mental and physical assessment, for a similar reason.
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