As much as we discourage those we help from being ashamed, the unfortunate truth is that addiction is often a taboo subject. Many people who haven’t been through it don’t understand it.
This can lead those who are suffering from it to hide away their problems, for fear of judgement. But this isn’t a good thing to do, as it’s a dangerous disorder that often worsens with time.
Here at Rehab 4 Addiction, we can support you emotionally as well as via treatment. Our helpline is open for anyone who needs it.
In fact, alongside our website, that’s how most people get in touch with us.
Furthermore, we can help you to heal in a private and confidential space, whether that’s at home through outpatient treatment, or in a residential centre, through inpatient treatment.
We can discuss which of those two would be best for you, alongside other treatment options, if and when we have conversations with you before you get started on actual treatment.
On this page, we have more information about how we’ll specifically personalise your treatment, whilst also looking at how to overcome the taboo of addiction and the stages of drug and alcohol rehab in Liskeard.
As views on mental health have changed, so have people’s attitudes towards addiction specifically.
Especially as addiction is a mental as well as a physical disorder, it’s been largely a similar path. Ignorance has all too often led to the dismissal, which then creates a societal stigma.
People historically haven’t understood the deeper causes behind addiction and have seen it as something to simply “get over”.
But things are getting better. There are a lot of people who do understand, especially as people’s understanding of mental health has improved dramatically.
There’s been an especially big shift over the last 10 years or so, to acknowledge all kinds of mental health issues.
We also want you to know that you have nothing to be ashamed of. Addiction is a vicious disorder that can affect anyone and you shouldn’t be afraid to speak out if you’re suffering from it.
It’s not a choice and it’s not something you should ever be expected to fix alone.
That’s what we’re here for – to help you sort through it all and eventually heal.
This is a bit of a tricky one to answer. It isn’t really something that can be fully cured.
The complex inner workings of addiction make it a lifelong battle, that you’ll likely need to keep on fighting even after you’ve finished your initial treatment.
But there is a bright side. With the right treatment, you can learn to manage it to the point of living a perfectly normal and functional life with it.
Addiction treatment aims to get you to that point. We’ll go over the actual specific stages and treatments involved in a bit.
But overall, Rehab generally consists of mental health treatments and physical treatments in combination, all designed to teach you life and management skills, as well as coping strategies.
As every case of addiction is different, with a variety of unique factors influencing it, it’s also very important that your treatment is tailored to suit you.
If you choose to be treated with Rehab 4 Addiction, we’ll start off with a simple conversation to establish your specific needs.
From what we find out in that conversation, we’ll then be able to create a personalised treatment plan.
There are a few key facts we’ll need to establish before we get started, via those aforementioned conversations.
Drug and alcohol rehab in Liskeard, or pretty much anywhere else, happens in three stages:
To use one example, cognitive behavioural therapy is extremely common.
Other popular kinds of therapy at this stage are group therapy, art therapy, music therapy, motivational interviewing and group therapy.
Physical treatments often accessed at this time are more minor than detoxes and are designed to lift your mood, in addition to helping you relax. Things like massages, reflexology and acupuncture can all help with this.
Finally, support groups can give you access to an entire network of people with similar experiences, which can really help to make you feel less alone. And workshops can give you new life skills, in preparation for a drug and alcohol-free life.
And remember that if you’re struggling at any point after all of these, you can always get back in touch with Rehab 4 Addiction for anything you need.
Just as there’s nothing to be ashamed of in seeking help in the first place, there’s also no shame in admitting that you need to access help a second time, a third time, a fourth time, or even a fifth time.
Call us today on 0800 140 4690