Participating in drug and alcohol rehab in Looe is a big step forward and can feel daunting. You might feel overwhelmed by all the information you’re being presented with.
You might be inexperienced and not know where to turn. On a similar note, you might feel like you don’t know enough about addiction recovery to even get started.
Like many others, you might also be scared to confront what’s inside, especially if you’ve swept it under the rug and kept it inside for a long time.
But by even reading this page, you’ve already taken the first, vital step. Admitting to even yourself that you have a problem and then taking any kind of action to resolve that problem, is really important.
At Rehab 4 Addiction, we can help you with the next part. All you need to do is call us, or drop a message on our website and we’ll be able to give you instant advice and support.
The simple answer is as soon as possible. Addiction is a disorder that worsens with time. Immediate action is always best, as the longer, it’s been happening, the harder it will be to treat.
That doesn’t mean that it’s impossible to manage if you have been struggling for a long time. But it will require more intensive treatment and will be a trickier process overall.
If you’ve been using it for a while, you’re also more likely to have developed dependence. As the name would suggest, this occurs when your body becomes reliant on the substances you’re using.
This then means you experience bad reactions through withdrawal symptoms if you try to suddenly stop using.
And as a final point on this subject, the longer you leave addiction without getting any help, the more damage will be done to your life outside of your health.
Addiction doesn’t just hurt you physically and it doesn’t just damage your mental health. It can also wreck your personal and professional life in many ways.
If you don’t try to get help for your addiction, this damage is 1. Much more likely to occur and 2. Will be much harder to undo, like most other effects of addiction.
Before we discuss any kind of specific healing, mental or physical, it’s important that we outline the difference between inpatient and outpatient rehab.
Inpatient is probably what you’d stereotypically think of if we mentioned rehab to you. It’s recommended for those with a moderate to severe dependency and involves a stay in a residential facility.
It’s an environment of continual treatment, with access to spaces for that as well as living and recreation areas. It also provides a secluded and private space for you to heal in.
Finally, for those who are stuck in toxic routines and habits or who are currently in bad environments, residential rehab can be an opportunity to getaway.
Going somewhere completely new, getting into a routine of healing rather than hurting, getting out of bad social situations. These can all be vital steps towards recovery.
On the other hand, those with less severe addictions, who aren’t in the above circumstances, may feel more comfortable recovering through outpatient treatment. This is typically completed at home, with regular visits to a centre.
By its nature, it’s less intensive than inpatient treatment. It also gives participants more responsibility.
A lot of the treatments in both, like detoxes and various kinds of mental health treatments, are largely the same. As you might have already guessed from the above information, the difference between the two is mostly environmental.
Building off our previous point about inpatient treatment, many people find it both more comforting and convenient to recover locally.
If you chat to Rehab 4 Addiction we’ll create a treatment plan that’s specifically designed to suit you, with every stage being localised.
Drug and alcohol rehab in Looe, or anywhere else, happens in three stages: detoxification, rehabilitation and aftercare.
The detoxification stage links back to the withdrawal symptoms we mentioned earlier. Right from the start of your treatment, we’ll break down your dependence and avoid the worst withdrawal symptoms.
Over a period of about 3 weeks, give or take, your intake will slowly and safely be reduced. It will also be replaced with prescribed medication.
Once you’re through this first stage, you’ll then be able to move forward to the rest of your treatment.
Then comes the main bulk of your treatment: rehabilitation. This is the part that can vary most based on your individual situation. But we’ll try to give a broad view of it so you know roughly what it’s all about.
First of all, many people continue to access more minor physical treatments during both inpatient and outpatient rehab. These are things like massages, acupuncture and reflexology.
They might not be the first thing you think of when you think of addiction treatment, but they can really help you to relax, in addition to lifting your mood.
A lot of residential facilities also offer workshops, which can prepare you for post-rehab life by teaching various skills.
Mental health treatments are also a staple of rehab, especially as the connection between addiction and mental health is often so strong. Various kinds of therapy and counselling will be available to you, including
Then there’s aftercare, which is essentially a post-rehab adjustment period, involving continued access to treatment.
This is just as important as the rest of your treatment, as we try to make sure you avoid relapse after your initial treatment is over.
Even after you go through all three of those initial stages, Rehab 4 Addiction will be there to support you, if and when you ever need us again. All you need to do is contact us.
Call us today on 0800 140 4690