Rehab 4 Addiction

Drug & Alcohol Rehab in Louth

In the age of social media, it is easy to believe that other people have got it all figured out.

That because people only ever project the best version of themselves for the world to see, that must mean that you are the outlier with your problems.

It is so easy to get wrapped up in what people want you to see and know about them that they can end up appearing inhuman and like they wouldn’t be able to understand your problems.

Living with a drug or alcohol dependency can be a very isolating time in your life.

Many people choose to hide their substance abuse from their friends and family due to fear of their reaction should they find out.

This fear tells you that you should keep quiet and never come forwards, so you never have to know if they will react badly or not.

But this fear is holding you back.

The journey to long term recovery is very difficult, and it takes a lot of work and dedication from you.

However, it is not something you can do or even should attempt to do alone and without the support of people that care about you.

If you are in the Louth area and you are living with a drug or alcohol dependency, then it may be time to do something about it.

The best thing you can do is be open with people and accept their help so that you don’t need to do all this alone.

A drug and alcohol rehab centre can offer you the support and companionship you need to get through these difficult times so that you can someday achieve long term recovery.

But you will also need the support of your friends and family.

We are here to help you understand the recovery process and how it will help you stop isolating yourself from those that want to see you living a happier and much healthier life.

We want to help you see that drug and alcohol dependency is more complex than just a bad habit of prolonged substance abuse. So that you can assure yourself and others that a drug and alcohol rehab centre is the best place for you.

That a drug and alcohol rehab centre is no different than any other kind of specialised medical facility.

If there is no shame in telling your friends and family you need to go to the dentist, then there is no shame in telling them you need the help of a drug and alcohol rehab centre.

You are going to be ok.

We can’t promise that the journey to long term recovery will be easy. In fact, it will be one of the hardest things you will ever do.

But we can promise you that this will all be worth it so that you can live the drug and alcohol-free life that you deserve.

The journey starts here.

How a drug and alcohol rehab centre helps you avoid isolating yourself

At any vulnerable time in your life, there is always that instinct that you should be pretending to be fine so that no one can tell you are struggling.

This comes from when humans needed to always be strong to avoid being hurt by predators or other humans.

But now, we have evolved past that, and we are sure that your friends and family don’t want to hurt you just because you are struggling with a drug or alcohol dependency.

We have come a long way in the acceptance of people needing help with their mental health in the past few years. While we still have a long way to go, there is now an air of understanding and compassion.

No one will think any less of you if you need help.

But they will be devastated if you hide your drug or alcohol dependency until it is too late for you to get help. Your loved ones care about you. They don’t want you to be suffering.

But still, we understand that there is a big difference between admitting to a medical professional that you have a problem and a loved one.

That is why in a drug and alcohol rehab centre, you are encouraged to be open and interact with others there.

During group therapy, you will be given the opportunity to share your history of substance abuse with others who really understand your experiences. They will have no expectation of you.

No stakes or judgments.

Just an open and supportive environment that will allow you to improve your mental health and realise that there is no need to hide your pain. It is always best, to be honest, and let those that can help you do so.

Many people living with a drug or alcohol dependency distance themselves from others because they are worried about how they behave when they begin to go into withdrawal symptoms.

Many people are aware of the physical effects of withdrawal symptoms which are:

  • Sweating
  • Shivering
  • Hot flashes
  • Muscle spasms
  • Chills
  • Muscle pain
  • Vomiting
  • Nausea
  • Headage
  • Insomnia
  • Diarrhoea
  • Seizures

But a lot of people are less aware of the effects they can have on your mind as well. Withdrawal symptoms can cause:

  • Irritability
  • Aggression
  • Paranoia
  • Mood swings
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Delirium
  • Hallucinations

When this is what can happen, it is understandable that you would want to keep your loved ones away. But ignoring the problem is not the solution.

In a drug and alcohol rehab centre, you will work through the detox process, where you will be able to work through the withdrawal symptoms in a safe and controlled environment.

You will be monitored by fully trained medical staff who can offer you medication should the withdrawal symptoms prove too much for your body to handle.

Once you have completed the detox, you won’t have to worry about the withdrawal symptoms again. You won’t have anything you need to protect your loved ones from.

Why a drug and alcohol dependency is more complicated than just substance abuse

When you are actually ready to talk to your loved one, you may want to be able to give them an explanation as to how you became dependent on drugs or alcohol.

While there is no definitive answer that will apply to everyone, there are certain factors that can make it more likely for a drug or alcohol dependency to occur.

1. A family history:

People with a family history of drug or alcohol dependencies are more likely to develop a dependency themself as there is a genetic component. For example, if a dopamine deficiency is passed down, your brain will latch on to whatever can produce it.

2. Trauma:

Trauma is the leading cause of substance abuse, thanks to you, something is known as hypervigilance. This is when your brain is unable to respond to different stresses at different levels and results in the fight or flight response always being activated.

Many people living with trauma turn to substance abuse as a way to dull the fight or flight response and live a normal life.

3. Mental illness:

Many people living with an undiagnosed mental illness will attempt to self medicate with drugs or alcohol. For example, a person living with anxiety may use alcohol to try and relax.

Unfortunately, many people do not realise that substance abuse will only make your mental health worse.

All these factors can result in a drug or alcohol dependency, but it is best to speak with a member of our team to help you understand which applies to you.

Your loved ones will want you to be able to live a happier and healthier life. So you can be open with them.

But if that is before or after your stay at a drug and alcohol rehab centre in the Louth area, that is up to you.

How we can help

We are Rehab 4 Addiction, and you can think of us as a friendly face that is there to support you.

We work to match people with their perfect drug and alcohol rehab centre that will have the best possible facilities to cater for their specific needs.

We do this by asking you to give us a call at 0800 140 4690 and completing the free initial assessment that we can use to build a profile on you to compare to the drug and alcohol rehab centres in our database.

We are ready and waiting to help you.

Please let us show you that you are not alone, that you will always have people by your side that wants to see you living a better life that is drug and alcohol-free.

Good luck.

 

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