Too often, addiction has been viewed as a moral defect and something entirely within an individual’s control. Unfortunately, this can lead to feelings of shame in those suffering- as they internalise these harmful stigmas.
Thankfully, the medical consensus that addiction is a chronic illness, has begun to filter into public opinion and change people’s perception.
At Rehab 4 Addiction, we appreciate the toll that substance use disorder can take on both mind and body. As such, we’ve made it our mission to provide your referral to a leading rehab clinic- offering both physical and psychological treatment.
Whether you’d prefer to receive care in Longbenton, or in the greater Newcastle area, we’ll provide a clinic centered around your preferences.
Contrary to the narrative that someone has to hit rock bottom to have an addiction, this disease can take many different forms. Frequently, the first step towards recovery is identifying signs of addiction in a loved one or yourself.
While some may experience a loss of relationships, employment, or even housing, signs of struggle aren’t always so apparent. Those with a high functioning addiction often sustain productivity while using a substance.
They are able to complete day-to-day activities, and nothing appears to be amiss on the surface. In order to justify their addiction, some may compare themselves to stereotypes, thinking “I’m not as bad as this person”.
However different each addiction looks, there are some universal signs to be aware of. A common theme is the inability to quit entirely, despite making numerous attempts.
Moreover, someone who is high functioning may still be unable to control the amount of said substance they consume. Eventually, this will affect their emotional response to things they once enjoyed- impacting relationships and hobbies.
Oftentimes, those struggling with addiction rely on a substance to treat an undiagnosed mental health condition. For example, an individual with social anxiety might overuse alcohol or drugs to alleviate symptoms of fear.
If you recognize any of these symptoms in yourself, or someone dear to you, our team are on hand to provide guidance and help in finding a rehab centre.
Here at Rehab 4 Addiction, we’ve simplified the process of selecting a treatment provider. Our partner rehab centres amount to 120 in The UK, and each provides outstanding care as certified by the Care Quality Commision.
Once you’re ready to begin your recovery journey, the first step will be to arrange a consultation. Via a confidential phone call, one of our experienced staff will complete a free health assessment. This involves answering questions about specific behaviour surrounding a substance, readiness for change, and any health issues.
Getting a full picture of your routine, triggers, and unique preferences, helps us to form a personal treatment plan. In conjunction with this programme, we’ll refer you to a nearby clinic that best represents your needs.
We understand that private rehabilitation care can be expensive, which is why we take your budget into careful consideration. There’s a common misconception that rehab care is reserved for the rich and famous. In reality, there are centres to suit each budgetary preference.
However much you want to pay, you’ll be safe in the knowledge that your recovery will begin immediately. We can provide you a place in a world-renowned clinic, in as little as 48 hours. In contrast, those wishing to opt for NHS care may have to wait months for help to arrive.
While there’s no ubiquitous treatment for addiction, all patients will go through a detox phase. This will start upon your arrival, and will typically last for 7 days depending on the substance being gradually removed from the body.
As part of your bespoke treatment programme, a medical consultant will help you manage any withdrawal symptoms that may arise.This can include taking a low dose opiate such as Subutex, or a mild sedative in order to alleviate discomfort.
You’re also guaranteed access to round the clock care, and a comfortable environment in which to receive treatment.
From here, your personalised treatment plan will steer towards both group and individual therapy. Talking therapies such as CBT ensure an ethical and relaxed approach to psychotherapy, focusing on recovery without losing your sense of self.
You’ll work with an experienced addiction psychiatrist to better understand your addiction, and may receive a dual diagnosis in order to treat any mental health concerns.
With a proven success rate, talking therapy is combined with holistic methods to help achieve an individual’s goals in all areas of their life. These can range from meditation and mindfulness, to healthy eating and exercise.
By helping you to rediscover hobbies and other modes of healthy living, the likelihood of a relapse decreases while the ability to cope post-rehab increases.
Another benefit to a comprehensive treatment programme, is that the support doesn’t diminish after you leave rehab. On the contrary- for 12 months post-rehab, both yourself and loved ones will have access to continual aid, free of charge.
This includes regular check ups, and therapy sessions in the Longbenton or Greater Newcastle area.
If you’re based in the Longbenton area, and seek support for yourself or a loved one suffering from addiction- our team is only a phone call away.
All of our team are all living their lived ‘in recovery’. You can contact us today on 0800 140 4690.