When a person has a drug or alcohol problem, it’s not just them who are affected. Addiction has an impact on every person connected.
This is especially difficult for family members and close friends. Watching the person deteriorate mentally and physically can be the most emotionally traumatic experience.
At times the situation might seem completely helpless. However, there are treatments available in Loddon that can make all the difference.
There are services with well-respected, qualified staff that are invested in supporting people in recovery.
A call to Rehab 4 Addiction will provide all the information you and your loved one needs in relation to accessing support.
It can be extremely difficult knowing how to approach the topic of addiction. This is especially the case where the people worrying don’t know much about the substance being used or how to support it effectively.
There are a variety of options for you to consider:
You can do this by speaking to a local GP or to Rehab 4 Addiction.
These are excellent environments to gain advice on how to set boundaries. You’ll also receive peer support which is extremely empowering for many. Human connection is highly effective in addiction treatment. You can call Rehab 4 Addiction to find out where local groups are.
This will take a compassionate approach. It can be a little tricky, especially if they’re not ready to admit the problem. It’s helpful to seek advice around this.
It’s best to do this with one other person who is a professional, such as a GP, or you can call our team for more ideas. An intervention would then mean speaking to the person who needs support and explaining your fears and making useful suggestions.
Even if the person finds it difficult to listen, it’s important to bring up the topic of addiction. Sometimes this can feel like the elephant in the room, but when you care about someone it’s important to overcome that feeling and face it head-on.
As time passes, the effects of drugs and alcohol will build up. Both substances are filled with toxins and this inevitably has an extremely damaging effect on the body.
Various substances will have different effects, but there are some ways long-term substance misuse affects people:
The sooner you talk to someone and the sooner they accept support, the quicker improvements to a person’s health can be achieved. The body has an amazing ability to recover where people eat and drink healthily as well as exercise.
In Loddon, there is a range of options open to you or your loved ones in terms of treatment. What will be the most suitable will be influenced by the following factors:
If a person has a serious drug or alcohol problem, then a residential stay is generally the best option. Outpatient services are available but tend to be more effective after a stay at rehab and for those who are in control of their substance use.
Some might have the time to go whereas other people might have work or family commitments to keep up on a daily basis which makes a stay at rehab more difficult to navigate.
Some people might be able to afford a 4 week stay at rehab where other people might be able to afford some outpatient input.
People who stay as residents at a rehab clinic are welcomed by a team of friendly and professional staff. The team is committed and invested in supporting the person towards achieving sobriety. Staff are around 24/7 in order to provide care and treatments.
A rehab house is designed to feel comfortable. At a time where people can go through some really uncomfortable physical and psychological symptoms, it’s critical that their environment is relaxed.
There are private rooms, as well as small clinical rooms for psychological therapies, and communal rooms for group activities and socialising.
Highly nutritious and tasty meals are cooked. It’s incredibly important that residents are nurtured and nourished both physically and mentally.
A stay at rehab usually lasts between seven to twenty-eight days. Physical detoxes last between seven to ten days depending on the substance which has caused the dependency.
The majority of residents opt for longer stays as this gives them a stronger introduction to recovery and healing.
As well as physical detoxes, there are psychological therapies and group sessions. A timetable of sessions is prescribed by staff after an initial psychiatric assessment just after a person’s admission.
There are rehab options in the Loddon area, or you might prefer to go somewhere miles away. There are positives and negatives to both and this can be discussed with the Rehab 4 Addiction team.
When you call us, we’ll ask you a little about the addiction and how it’s affecting your life.
This will provide us with the insight in order to give you the best options available to support your needs in recovery. To discuss your recovery options, call us today on 0800 140 4690.