Do you find yourself turning to drink or drugs after a hard day? Do you use these substances as a way to cope with difficult feelings or emotions? If so, it may be time to seek help with Rehab 4 Addiction.
We understand what it is like to be where you are right now – many of our team have actually experienced addiction themselves in the past, and are now living in recovery.
We recognise that there are many stressors in our daily lives and at home that can make us feel the need to resort to substance use, such as stressful jobs, dysfunctional families, abusive relationships and even just an overwhelming pressure to fit in.
However, though this technique for coping is a common one, it remains unhealthy – and sometimes even fatal – one.
Alcohol misuse remains at the top of the list for risk factors for death among 15-49-year-olds in the United Kingdom and is the fifth biggest risk factor for all ages.
In 2018 alone, there were a shocking 2,917 deaths related to drug misuse, with drug abuse also connected to at least 419 reported suicides in the same year.
Here at Rehab 4 Addiction, it is our job to ensure that these sad statistics decline each year, as we strive to help those in need of addiction treatment, no matter their circumstances.
Call us today on 0800 140 4690 to see how we can support you during this time, or for more information about the possibility of a placement in a drug and alcohol rehab in Keynsham.
Just as a painkiller works to numb pains like headaches for a short while, substances like drugs and alcohol can relieve stress and anxiety in much the same way.
This is thanks to the chemicals that are released from these substances when they enter the body, which acts as a form of sedative.
This leads to the individual using the substance feeling free from stress and worries.
However, much like the painkillers, these effects can only ever be temporary, and will eventually wear off.
When this happens, the individual is unfortunately thrown back into the stressful and difficult feelings that may have led them to use drink or drugs as a coping mechanism in the first place.
This is why the lure of drugs and alcohol is such a dangerous and vicious cycle, and also why it is incredibly challenging to break out of.
As the individual’s tolerance for the substance increases, each use becomes even riskier than the last, and this constant usage of substances can actually lead to stress levels increasing with each use too.
This then only adds to the person’s need to use more and more in an attempt to avoid these feelings.
Eventually, what was once perhaps a recreational use of drugs or alcohol or a quick way to escape reality, is now an addiction.
This addiction can lead to blood clots, brain damage, a higher risk of strokes and heart attacks, and a whole host of other negative and lasting effects.
Even if you believe you are not at this level of addiction, we recommend reaching out as soon as possible.
No matter the severity of your situation, it is imperative to not wait to seek help.
As soon as you begin to notice the signs of addiction within yourself, reach out for professional help immediately.
If you are unsure as to how addiction can show up in your life, ask yourself the following questions:
You have made it through the hard part and admitted to yourself that you may need help.
The next step, however daunting it may be, is a crucial one. Reach out to us here at Rehab 4 Addiction, and we can begin a discussion on what your options for treatment and care are.
Call us on 0800 140 4690.
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