Life whilst struggling with an addiction can be incredibly exhausting. It can interrupt your lifestyle, damage relationships, and ruin your work ethic.
The effect of addiction is painful, and while it’s never too late to ask for help, if it’s not caught early enough the toll it can take on your body can cause long-lasting harm. This is why it’s always advised to get help as soon as you possibly can.
Many people will instinctually turn towards the NHS for this as it is the cheapest method of receiving help and is the most well-known. The NHS is a wonderful service that has helped to save the lives of many throughout it’s years of existence, however, when it comes to addiction, some may find that it’s not the right route for them.
There are many reasons for this, for example, the NHS is known to offer methods that may help one person, but that doesn’t necessarily pertain to another. This is what has considered a ‘one shoe fits all’ method.
A personalised experience tailored especially to you and your recovery would be the best method of dealing with addiction, and many may find that the NHS can’t do this for them.
Another reason is the waiting list is often very long. It may take months before you can be admitted into a rehabilitation programme, during this time you might find that your addiction may get worse, or during the waiting period, you may decide that actually, you don’t want help anymore.
At Rehab 4 Addiction located here in Nottinghamshire, we want the best for you. We want you to be admitted quickly, and we want to understand you and your needs so that we can work towards a long-lasting recovery that will help you prosper once you are discharged.
A lot of people find themselves second-guessing what they need. It’s easy to pretend as though everything is fine, however, the issue of not checking in and perhaps asking for help, is that substance and alcohol abuse can do some serious damage to your body and your relationships.
Alcohol and drugs can cause severe illnesses that may lead to death if not treated soon enough. This is why it’s always so important to get help when you recognise that you need it.
It can sometimes be hard to know when you need to ask for support. The most obvious is if you seem to be struggling living life daily without the assisting hand of alcohol and or drugs.
Here are some additional tell-tale signs that indicate that perhaps a professional should get involved:
As well as many more symptoms.
As we’ve mentioned before, we ensure that your means of recovery is completely tailored to you. There are so many triggers that can start an addiction or can make you become dependent on certain substances, this is why it’s important to understand what yours are and work through them.
The first step will be to do complete detoxification. We want to clean your body of all toxins. This step can be incredibly hard for some people, which is why we require a full commitment from you before we begin.
We need to ensure that you are ready to move forwards to a healthier life. Luckily, this difficult process doesn’t take that long. It can last up to 10 days, then, after that, we will still be there to give you any help or support you need.
The next step in the process includes a combination of effective methods of therapy. With psychological therapy, we will trace you back to when the addiction first started, how it came about, and why it worsened.
From there, we’ll work forwards, pushing you through the difficult parts with a combination of CBT and DBT.
Holistic therapy will also be used during this time. We love this method because it allows us to help target some obstacles that those who are dealing with addiction might be struggling with such as: Struggling to sleep, eat, and dealing with emotional stress /guilt.
Our ways of coping with this pertain to certain methods like:
And much more. Holistic therapy can also work to reduce the effects that drugs and alcohol have on our brains.
Drugs and alcohol can have interesting effects on our minds. They often change the ways in which our brains work by hypnotising it to make it feel as though you need drugs and or alcohol to continue. This is one of the many reasons why addiction can occur so easily, and why you shouldn’t blame yourself.
We want to support you throughout your journey until you personally feel as though you no longer need us. One of the ways we can help you is through our Aftercare services that will be provided to you as soon as you are discharged from our facilities.
There are several services offered to you within our Aftercare umbrella such as support groups that we feel is best for you and the addiction you’re dealing with. Another is accountability sessions.
Addiction can be hard and scary to go through alone, so we here at Rehab 4 Addiction want to ensure that you never feel alone. You will always have a helping hand to guide you through this difficult journey.
We will also provide you with our contacts who offer around-the-clock 24/7 care through their phone service. Through these methods, we hope to help guide you to long-term recovery.