Drug or alcohol addiction is a common concern in the UK and unfortunately leads to a wide range of illnesses, injuries, disabilities and in some cases, death.
Outside of your own health, continued addiction problems can contribute to participation in reckless or criminal behaviour, as well as ruining relationships and careers.
If you’re struggling with addiction, then you’re by no means alone. Addiction is an illness, and you should never feel ashamed or anxious about seeking help if you’re struggling with it.
The problem with addiction is, the majority of the above is widely known. The fact that being addicted to drugs and alcohol poses risk to your life and happiness are well documented.
The nature of addiction itself, however, means that addictive behaviours continue, despite this knowledge. How is it possible, therefore, to break the cycle of addiction, when a defining characteristic allows you to ignore any risk of negative consequences?
The answer is, finding the right help and support. The fact that you’re reading this means that you’ve already taken the first step. You’re considering finding rehab treatment in an attempt to recover from your addiction.
This decision shouldn’t be underestimated and certainly shouldn’t be ignored. You’ve come this far and you’re on the right track. Reach out to our helpful referral team today for advice on how to find the right drug and alcohol rehabilitation programme for you.
Comprehensive residential rehab programmes have been proven as the most effective way to recover from serious addiction problems.
Whatever the circumstances of your addiction, the time to seek help should always be as soon as possible after you’ve recognised you have or may have a problem.
Whilst it’s true that you may have other life responsibilities that are preventing you from acting now, it’s important to acknowledge that addictions quickly escalate when they are left untreated. The longer you leave it, the stronger your addiction will become and in turn, this will make it more difficult to recover from.
Festering addictions can actually impact your ability to adequately meet your existing responsibilities too, so whilst it can be difficult and inconvenient to step away from your life for a period of time to go into rehab, those responsibilities will be better served, once you’ve recovered.
Perhaps you don’t think your addiction is at the stage where you need help. Or maybe it’s mild, and you feel as though residential rehab would be over the top, speak to us.
First, it’s certainly possible to underestimate your own addiction. Secondly, if you do have an early stage addiction problem that can be treated through outpatient services, it’s best tackled straight away, to improve your chances of success.
For those at the other end of the spectrum, don’t worry. Your addiction is never too serious or too advanced for us to be able to help you.
Drug and alcohol rehab treatment centres offer you the best chance to beat your addiction. You will need the desire to change, but as long as you have that, we can help you take the next step into rehab. This is a huge step towards sustaining long-term recovery, no matter how severe your addiction problem.
There are plenty of addiction treatment options available in the West Midlands and the surrounding areas, and we can help you to choose the most suitable programme, at the most suitable centre. Whatever treatment option you decide is best for you, we offer experienced and non-judgmental advice about how to access it.
The first step is to decide which type of treatment you will benefit from. Different people have different levels of addiction and different responses to substances and therefore, some addiction treatments will suit you better than others.
We will discuss your substance use with you, as the types and level of consumption as well as the length of your addiction problem, can all affect which treatment suits you best. Any existing health problems, either physically or mentally, will also affect what treatments and centres are more suitable for you.
Many people benefit from the convenience of being treated locally to your home in Lichfield, however, others prefer to be further afield. It’s all a matter of personal choice, however, it’s important to understand that rehab facilities usually offer a secluded location, so if privacy is a concern, you won’t necessarily need to rehabilitate far from home.
There are also the options to participate in either a community-based outpatient programme, or as part of a comprehensive residential rehab programme. Outpatient rehab tends to be more suited to those who have milder addiction issues, as they require independent management of appointment attendance and significant self-control.
For those with stronger or long-term addiction problems, residential rehab will be recommended as your best opportunity to recover, as it offers the most intensive treatment programme, as well as a physical disconnect from your everyday environment.
Whatever your needs and budget, we can find the rehab programme and facilities in Lichfield, or further away from your local life if preferred. Speak to our team today for free advice and referral to the help you need.
Whatever type of treatment you opt for, detox will be a part of the process. Residential programmes are tailored to your own personal needs, however, professional detox is universally used as the first stage towards recovery.
Detoxification allows your body to metabolise the toxic elements of your addictive substances in order that your physical dependence can be reduced.
It’s important to be aware that opting to detox alone can be extremely difficult and, in some cases, dangerous. Throughout detox, you will experience a range of physical and psychological withdrawal symptoms, which will vary depending on the substance, usage time and amounts. Some withdrawal symptoms can be severe and last beyond the time it takes alcohol or drugs to leave your body.
At a rehab centre, you will be supervised by experienced medical professionals when you go through detox. They will provide support and minimise the symptoms, where possible, as well as providing medical assistance, if necessary.
Once you’ve completed your rehab treatment programme, you will be in the best possible place to maintain a sober, healthy life. You must remember, however, that addiction recovery is a lifelong effort. ‘One day at a time’ is more than just a trite mantra, it truly represents how addiction recovery is maintained.
Of course cravings and temptations to return to drink or drugs will exist in your life outside of rehab, however, the process will have instilled in you the ability to ignore triggers and coping mechanisms to deal with tricky situations, such as celebrations where others are drinking, for example.
A comprehensive rehab programme offers a holistic approach to your recovery. As well as exploring the cause of your addiction and addressing this, treatments will help you to change the way you think about substance use.
A combination of alternative therapies, counselling and workshops will provide you with the tools to stay clean and sober once you leave rehab. Most programmes will also include significant aftercare support, to help you to stay focussed and motivated in the long term. Speak to us today for more information about the rehab programmes available in Lichfield.