The biggest mistake you can make at this point in your journey towards long term recovery is to assume your journey will be the same as everyone else.
As every person is unique, so are their reasons for substance abuse.
There are so many different factors that can lead to a drug or alcohol dependency being developed that there is no one treatment that will help everyone.
A person may become drug or alcohol dependent because:
Drug or alcohol dependency can have a genetic factor, if a relative is struggling with a dependency you are more likely to as well.
Being exposed to drugs and alcohol when your young can normalise the excessive usage resulting in a dependency being harder to identify in yourself and others.
For people whose brains naturally don’t make enough dopamine substance abuse causes a rush of the feel-good chemical.
This provides them with dopamine in the short term. But over time it will require more and more drugs or alcohol to get you the same effect.
Trauma can be caused by traumatic incidents, domestic abuse, homelessness, death of a loved one and illness. It causes people to seek out coping mechanisms that can dull the pain so they don’t have to think about it.
No matter the reason behind the drug or alcohol dependency the best place to get treatment and begin your journey towards long term recovery is still rehab.
Now you may feel overwhelmed.
You may not know exactly what kind of facilities you need. Rehab centres are designed to cater to a wide range of needs but you want to be sure you have found the right one for you.
You can leave the search to us.
At Rehab 4 Addiction our dedicated staff take the time to get to know you.
To learn about your past, your fears about the treatments and want exactly you need in order to achieve your goal of long term recovery.
With this information, we are able to refer you to a rehab centre within the Litherland area and you can rest easy knowing your needs are being put first.
While the NHS offers excellent services and their work is the most valuable resource the people of this country have. The sad truth is that the government does not prioritise mental health services.
With more and more cuts being made to the NHS every year no sector is hit as hard as the mental health services.
The mental health doctors and nurses now more than ever are stretched thin with just not enough resources to go around.
In order to get help from the NHS, you need to be able to prove you are struggling enough to warrant them stepping in. This entire process can be long and very mentally draining.
Even after you have been approved, the help you need as soon as possible is at the end of a very long waitlist.
One that even when you are at the top will most likely take you out of the Litherland area to travel to an outpatient facility every time you have a session.
Unfortunately being so understaffed the mental health nurses simply won’t be able to provide you with the one to one attention you need.
They do their best but if you have other options available to you isn’t it better to go with the one most likely to help you achieve long term recovery?
There are three main steps in your treatment. They each help you deal with the core issue of each part of drug or alcohol dependency.
First, you have the detox.
The detox is the process of ridding your body of all drugs or alcohol. It does this by allowing you to work through the withdrawal symptoms in a safe and controlled environment.
During this process, you will be monitored 24 hours a day by fully trained medical staff who can ensure you are as safe and as comfortable as possible.
The most valuable thing the medical staff can offer you, however, is medications to relieve the withdrawal symptoms should they prove to be too much.
The detox acts as a fresh start for your body. So that you can focus on the rest of your treatments without the distraction of cravings.
If done right you will be weaned off and you will be able to remain sober.
The next treatment would be therapy.
As mentioned above there tends to be a mental health reason behind substance abuse. Within therapy, you are able to work to improve your mental health.
You will be expected to take part in group therapy where you along with everyone staying at the centre will be able to work through your problems and replace your substance abuse with healthier coping mechanisms.
Depending on your needs you may be referred to private one to one therapy sessions but more often than not you will just be expected to attend the group sessions.
Finally, you will be offered aftercare services.
The key to maintaining sobriety is to continue to work towards long term recovery even after you have left the rehab centre.
The aftercare services you will be offered tend to be follow up therapy sessions and a referral to a local support group where your progress can be monitored.
Most importantly it will include a relapse prevention plan which is designed specifically for you to help you avoid triggers for your cravings.
In order to begin your treatment and get on the path to long term recovery all you have to do is give us a call at 0800 140 4690.
Our dedicated team is standing by and ready to help, let us take on the stress of finding you the perfect rehab centre so you can focus on your treatment.
You’re one step closer to a happier and healthier life.
What’s one more step in the right direction?