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Drug & Alcohol Rehab in Jordan

According to an Anti-Narcotics Department study from 2012, the number of drug addictions present in Jordan is just less than 1% of the population.

Though this may seem an insignificant number, it is important to remember that this means there are still just under 100,000 people battling an addiction throughout the country.

The most widely abused drugs in Jordan in recent surveys were found to be prescription sedatives and stimulants, followed closely by opium and heroin.

Drugs like cocaine, marijuana and ecstasy were comparatively much less common.

It can be difficult for those suffering from an addiction to find a suitable treatment or even simple advice, especially when many communities in Jordan often still consider drug and alcohol abuse to be unacceptable from both religious and social standpoints, but we are here to help.

Get in touch with Rehab 4 Addiction today and we can support you throughout your recovery journey in a drug and alcohol rehab in Jordan – and beyond.

The admissions process

We understand here at Rehab 4 Addiction that time is precious during this vulnerable stage in your recovery journey.

This is why we work as quickly as possible to get you admitted into a suitable drug and alcohol rehab in Jordan.

With no long waiting lists and speedy assessments that allow us to find out what your specific needs for treatment are, you are sure to be on track to a full recovery in no time. All we need from you is honesty and cooperation.

You will be asked questions regarding your personality and your addiction, such as how long you have been using for, which substances you have used, the method of your abuse (snorting, smoking, injecting, etc.), and if you have any personal requirements for treatment.

This information will allow us to find and refer you to the best rehab facility for you, where you will begin the rest of your journey to recovery.

Physical addiction vs. Psychological addiction

Whilst physical addictions – such as a dependence on drugs or alcohol – show themselves through the build-up of tolerance for the substance and the presence of physical withdrawal symptoms such as headaches and nausea, psychological addictions also exist.

These addictions, which can include shopping addictions, gambling addictions, and so on, are usually thought to be much less severe than their more well-known physical counterparts.

This is far from the truth, as the two are not mutually exclusive and cannot be treated as such.

There is a huge overlap between these two addictions, as even a person experiencing one can be impacted by the opposite.

For example, someone battling a physical addiction is still influenced by many psychological processes.

Alcohol detoxification

The process of detoxing from alcohol addiction can be long and arduous, but it is the first and very necessary step towards a full recovery.

It is important to not attempt detox alone at home, as withdrawal symptoms are known to change quickly, range from mild to very aggressive, and can sometimes require certain medications.

Attending a drug and alcohol rehab in Jordan will ensure that your detox goes as smoothly as possible.

It also means that if there are any complications during this stage you are under the care of highly-trained doctors and other medical professionals that can help out if needed.

It is also important to remember that this process is not an easy or short one. Detoxes require dedication and a lot of hard work and can last a few days, a few weeks, or even a few months.

Drug detoxes

Much like an alcohol detox, a detox for drugs is there to help rid the body of the substance you have used, so you can begin healing and focusing on the rest of your treatment.

A drug detox also works to minimise the amount of potential physical harm that may come from quitting a drug – or multiple drugs – after a long period of time.

The entire process of drug detox can take a few days, a few weeks, or even a few months. However, some side effects from the detox may last up to a year.

During drug detox, the intake of the substance of choice will slowly be reduced until the individual is completely withdrawn from the drug. Reducing the dosage too quickly, or even all at once can result in more severe withdrawal symptoms such as seizures.

To lessen the risks to the individual the drug is tapered off at a comfortable pace – which may have to be slower or faster depending on the substance used, and the severity of the addiction.

Some common mild side effects of withdrawal at this stage can include mood swings, heightened feelings of anxiety, depression or agitation, flu-like symptoms, nausea, shakes, headaches, and cravings for the substance or multiple substances that have been used.

These withdrawal symptoms should begin to slow down after the first week or two, but some can last for up to a year depending on the seriousness of the addiction and the drug of choice.

Dual diagnosis

The possibility of receiving a dual diagnosis is very likely when being treated for a drug or alcohol addiction.

Dual diagnosis is the condition of suffering from both a mental health disorder and a substance addiction.

It is very common – around 45% of people with an addiction are also battling a mental health condition, and those with existing mental or behavioural conditions are twice as likely to develop a substance dependence when compared to the general population.

Those with a dual diagnosis require more detailed and specific treatment plans, as both issues need to be addressed as interconnected problems.

The most common mental health disorders linked to substance use, and therefore the most common in dual diagnoses, include:

  • Depression
  • Eating disorders
  • Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)
  • Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
  • Schizophrenia
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Though the signs of a dual diagnosis can vary greatly from person to person and depend on the substance used, the exact mental health condition and the severity of both issues, some symptoms are common amongst all cases.

These include sudden changes in the person’s behaviour, difficulty managing tasks or responsibilities, the avoidance of social events or activities, neglect of health and hygiene, delusional thinking/cognitive impairment, a refusal to seek or comply with treatment, and poor performance at school or work.

If you notice these signs in yourself – or a loved one – you may indeed be facing a dual diagnosis.

By getting in touch today we can confirm this, and get you the multi-faceted help you need in a suitable drug and alcohol rehab in Jordan.

Rehabilitation takes time

Though the average time spent on a drug and alcohol can vary from client to client, a full programme in rehab usually takes around 28 days.

If you end up requiring slightly longer in your chosen drug and alcohol rehab in Jordan, don’t panic.

This will most likely be down to aspects of your addiction that you cannot control, such as what substances you have used in the past, and the general severity of your addiction.

To help shave time off of your time in rehab, we recommend fully committing yourself to treatment and being willing and ready to actively participate.

Treatments to expect in rehab

Your treatment will be decided by the assessments you undergo during the admissions process, to ensure that you receive only the treatments that are beneficial to you.

This means that every addiction treatment plan will vary greatly depending on the client, but some of the common forms of treatment that you can expect to experience are:

1. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

An interventional therapy that aims to improve mental health and cognitive behaviours

2. Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT)

Psychotherapy that focuses on changing behavioural patterns

3. Contingency management

A treatment that incentivises the desired behaviour with treats, prizes, and money

4. Motivational Interviewing

A counselling approach that aims to enhance a clients motivation

To find out more information on possible treatments you might encounter during your time in rehab, contact Rehab 4 Addiction today.

The 12 step approach

Below is what is known as “The 12-Steps”, which is a device often used by members of AA.

1. Honesty

After a period of denial, the recovery journey can only begin with an admission that you are powerless over your substance use.

2. Faith

Before a higher power can help, you must first believe that it can.

3. Surrender

You can change your self-destructive ways/behaviour/decisions, by realising that you cannot recover alone, but with help and support, you can.

4. Soul-Searching

Identify your personal problems and get a clear understanding of how your behaviour has impacted yourself and others.

5. Integrity

You must admit your ‘flaws’ or mistakes in front of your higher power or another person in order to grow.

6. Acceptance

Accept your ‘defects’ as they are and become willing to let them go.

7. Humility

Learn to be humble, and understand how humility can be a great trait to have during a recovery journey.

8. Willingness

Make a list of those that you may have harmed with your substance use before you began your road to recovery.

9. Forgiveness

Aim to gain forgiveness from the people that you hurt by healing relationships and making amends.

10. Maintenance

Ensure that you are maintaining your good behaviours, and be aware of where you are continuing to harm yourself and others.

11. Making contact

Discover the plan that your higher power may have for your life and recovery journey.

12. Service

Continue your own progress whilst helping others to do the same – live by the steps even after your completion of the programme.

Relapse prevention planning

Your chances of relapsing decrease the longer you stay sober and withdrawn from drugs and alcohol. On average, 21.4% relapse in their second year of recovery, 9.6% relapse in years 3-5, and only 7.2% relapse past year 5.

To help ensure that you do not experience a relapse, your rehab team will help you create a relapse prevention plan as your time in your drug and alcohol rehab in Jordan draws to an end.

Your history with alcohol, which substances you have used and what your personal triggers are will all be considered in order to create the best plan for you.

With this information, you and the team will be able to establish an action plan for if a relapse does occur back home, which will guide you through the steps to take if you, unfortunately, do relapse. The more detailed this prevention plan is, the better.

Relapsing is not something to be ashamed of. Many people living in recovery today have experienced a relapse in their lifetimes, and many will experience one in the future.

A relapse is not the end, and it is important to remember that your recovery is still possible regardless of how many obstacles you face throughout.

Mutual support groups (AA/NA)

Researchers from The Stanford School of Medicine recently found Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA) to be the most effective path to abstinence after rehab, attributing the group’s success rates to the social interaction and emotional connections that are made within these aftercare meetings.

It is true that if you wish to change your own behaviour, finding others that also wish to change can uplift your chances drastically, which is why AA and NA groups are so successful.

Many of these fellowship groups follow a 12 step model such as the one listed above, which focuses on honesty, acceptance and community.

These 12 step programmes have also been highly recommended, being called by those who have followed them as ‘not just a set of instructions, but a way of life’.

You are not too old or too young for AA/NA, and these groups are open to anyone in need of help and support with addiction or existing recovery.

To find your perfect fellowship group, make sure you do your own research – some groups specialise in certain areas of addiction whilst some are more expansive.

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