Rehab 4 Addiction

Drug & Alcohol Rehab in Kuwait

The Arabian Gulf region is considered a ‘crossing point’ and a large consumer of illicit drugs.

Unfortunately, Kuwait is one of the many countries within this region that suffers greatly from the scarcity of information regarding the dangers of these substances, and the addictions they can cause.

Data shows that in Kuwait, the most commonly used substances are:

  • Amphetamines
  • Benzodiazepines
  • Cannabis
  • And Heroin.

However, the most seized of these substances was found to be cannabis, followed closely by heroin, opium and cocaine.

Though there is little information for communities in Kuwait about the risks of consuming these substances, there is still help and treatment available with Rehab 4 Addiction.

With our help, you could find a suitable drug and alcohol rehab in Kuwait, and finally, receive the treatment you need to recover.

Getting admitted to rehab

The whole process of being admitted into rehab can be daunting, but with Rehab 4 Addiction it can instead be a safe and judgement-free process, conducted by a friendly and understanding team.

You will at this point have to divulge personal information in order for us to be able to figure out what treatment you are in need of.

We work hard to ensure that we create a welcoming space for you to do this, but if there is anything that we can do to make you feel more comfortable at this stage, please let us know.

The first of two assessments in the admissions process will take place over the phone, and will look at aspects of yourself and your addiction that can impact what your needs for treatment are (for example, this assessment could reveal that you need more intensive care, that you need care for multiple substances or disorders, or that you will generally do better in individual therapy over group therapy).

The second assessment will take place when you arrive at your chosen drug and alcohol rehab in Kuwait, and will be performed by a doctor.

This evaluation will take a deeper look at your mental and physical health, which can help us narrow down your treatment options even further.

The difference between physical addiction and psychological addiction

Though the most commonly heard of addictions are drug and alcohol addictions, this is far from the only type to exist.

Whilst drug and alcohol dependence is classed as a physical addiction, there are also many psychological addictions that can impact individuals in much the same way.

The main difference between these addictions is how they exhibit symptoms.

Psychological addictions – such as collecting items, gambling, or shopping – are usually associated with numerous emotional and cognitive symptoms, whereas the development of tolerance for the addicting substance/behaviour and withdrawal symptoms usually mean a physical addiction is present.

Whilst some believe the two addictions are mutually exclusive, the reality is that there is a huge overlap between the two, and to categorise an addiction as purely physical or psychological would be a mistake.

Even as an individual experience a physical addiction they still can be influenced by many psychological processes, and vice versa – a person battling a psychological addiction can still make their own decisions despite this.

The alcohol detoxification process

Detox for alcohol addiction can take anywhere from a few days to a few months, or in severe cases, even longer.

It is very common during alcohol detox to experience a variety of withdrawal symptoms.

These can be mild, such as headaches, fatigue, nausea and dizziness, but they can also drastically become more aggressive, and even lead to seizures, disorientation, and, in severe cases, delirium tremens.

Withdrawal symptoms can be worse for those that have been using it for years, whilst those that have used it for a shorter period of time may be able to manage their symptoms even without medication.

Rest assured that any withdrawal symptoms you experience at this time can be eased with certain medications and that doctors and trained professionals will be on hand at your rehab to guide you through the process.

The drug detoxification process

The purpose of drug detox, much like an alcohol detox, is to rid the affected individual’s body of the toxins left behind from their substance of choice.

It is the first and most important step in the journey to recovery from drug addiction.

Quitting a drug or multiple drugs after a sustained period of time can be incredibly challenging, both mentally and physically.

Due to the many unpredictable and sometimes aggressive side effects of withdrawal, it is recommended that a drug detox be done under the professional care of doctors and other medical experts in the safety of a drug and alcohol rehab in Kuwait.

Some of the withdrawal symptoms that are commonly experienced during this stage include mild symptoms such as headaches, mood swings, and flu-like symptoms.

However, depending on the severity of the addiction, the substance that has been used, and how long the individual has been using, more drastic symptoms can occur. These can include shakes, tremors, seizures and hallucinations.

Dual diagnosis and addiction

Many people with substance dependence will also likely suffer from a co-occurring behavioural or mental condition, known as a dual diagnosis.

Dual diagnosis is very common, in fact, those that are suffering from a mental health disorder are almost twice as likely as the general population to also face a substance addiction in their lives.

Many times the two issues can be linked back to one another, with the drug or alcohol addiction being one of the root causes of the mental health disorder, and sometimes vice versa.

This is why, when it comes to treatment for your addiction in a drug and alcohol rehab in Kuwait, both issues have to be treated as interconnected problems.

If you receive a dual diagnosis, you will have a more detailed treatment plan that addresses both your addiction and mental health disorder in equal and effective parts.

The signs of a dual diagnosis can vary greatly, depending on the person, the severity of both issues, the substance that is being abused, and the specific mental health condition the person is suffering from.

However, some of the common symptoms that span most cases of dual diagnoses include:

  • Mentions of suicide, or certain suicidal behaviours
  • Refusal to seek treatment, or comply with treatment
  • Erratic or impulsive behaviour
  • Issues when managing finances
  • A poor performance at school or work
  • Neglecting health and hygiene
  • Sudden changes in behaviour
  • Difficulty managing daily tasks
  • Cognitive impairment

How much time will I spend in rehab?

The average time spent in a rehabilitation facility is usually around 28 days.

This is enough time for most clients to undergo a full drug or alcohol detox, begin therapy and counselling, and overall prepare for their return to the outside world.

Of course, this will not be the same for everybody. The amount of time you spend in rehab is largely determined by a number of factors that are, at this point, mostly out of your control.

These include how long you have been using for if you have tried to quit before, your substance of choice, and any family history of addiction you may have.

Focusing on the ‘finish line’ of treatment can actually do more harm than good, as you are neglecting to focus on the actual treatment itself, and the improvement you are making along the way.

Rest assured that your recovery is possible no matter how long it takes.

Treatments to expect in rehab

During your stay in rehab, you will participate in a number of different therapy and counselling sessions as part of your personalised treatment plan.

What treatments you experience will be determined early on in the admissions process, where we assess your needs for treatment and plan accordingly.

Because of this, we cannot at this time detail exactly which types of therapy and treatment you will encounter, but some of the most common forms include:

To find out more about the possible treatments you might experience in a drug and alcohol rehab in Kuwait, get in touch and begin an enquiry with us today.

12 steps to a recovery

The 12 steps are a set of directions meant to provide those battling addictions with the path to sobriety and a substance-free lifestyle.

They are widely considered to be the fellowship of Alcoholics/Narcotics Anonymous (AA/NA) mutual support groups.

Though adapted slightly over time, a majority of the steps remain the same as when they were created by the AA.

They are:

1. Honesty

Because the road to recovery begins with an ending of denial and a simple admission that you are powerless over your addiction

2. Faith

Because before a higher power can operate you must believe that it can

3. Surrender

Because you can change by realising you need help to do so

4. Soul-searching

Because you need to gain a clearer picture of your behaviour and how it has impacted you and your loved ones

5. Integrity

Because admitting your wrongs in front of another person provides a great opportunity for growth

6. Acceptance

Because you can learn to let go of character ‘flaws’ by first accepting them

7. Humility

Because sometimes humility is a good trait to embrace

8. Willingness

Because you may have hurt people before beginning your recovery, so making a list of these people can help with…

9. Forgiveness

Because making amends and healing relationships is crucial for a recovery

10. Maintenance

Because we have to maintain the progress we have made and recognise where we are lacking

11. Making contact

Because your higher power may have a plan for your life

12. Service

Because you can help others in need by passing on what you have learnt

Preventing a relapse

Once your time in your chosen drug and alcohol rehab in Kuwait draws to its conclusion, you will have to begin thinking about relapse prevention.

Relapse prevention is the pre-emptive planning of how to avoid relapse for when you eventually leave the care of your chosen rehab and will no longer be under constant care.

Proper relapse prevention planning can mean the difference between a successful recovery and a short-lived one, so it is important to take this part of your treatment seriously, and fully commit to the plan that is created for you.

You and the team at your rehab will consider your history with substances, which particular substances you have used in the past, and any triggers that could lead you to a relapse.

This data will then be used to create a plan of action for if a relapse does occur, and other information and advice for when you feel like you are on the brink of one.

Aftercare and fellowship groups

Alcoholics Anonymous was the very first mutual support group for those dealing with addiction.

It was created by two men in 1935 who, suffering from alcoholism themselves, realised that addiction is not a moral failing, but rather a disease that can and should be treated with the same respect and dignity as any other illness.

Since then, millions of people have been supported through these fellowship groups, have made connections for life with people who share similar experiences to them, took part in 12 step programmes, and maintained a healthy recovery as a result.

If you wish to attend an AA or NA group when you leave rehabilitation, make sure you do your own research on what type of group will benefit you the most, and what you wish to gain from the meetings.

Some groups specialise even further than just alcohol or drug addictions, so take the time to find out which specific aftercare would suit your recovery goals the most.

There are also groups especially for loved ones of those battling addiction, such as Adult Children of Alcoholics (ACOA), Alateen and Al-anon.

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