Over the years various tv shows and movies have painted rehab as rock bottom. That only those who have nothing to lose will check themselves in to suffer through the various treatments.
The media has always negatively portrayed those suffering from a drug or alcohol dependency.
They make people struggling out to be criminals or jokes when all these people need is the help and the opportunity to work towards long term recovery.
In the modern-day, these kinds of depictions shouldn’t be so common, especially when it clouds a person’s perspective of what rehab is actually for.
A rehab centre isn’t some dark scary place that only the fallen turn to. It is first and foremost a place of healing, a hospital.
You may be struggling from the effects of prolonged substance abuse and you are unwilling to get the help you need.
This could be for a number of reasons:
First of all, we can easily put a few of these potential worries to rest.
To start with, our services take the stress out of finding a rehab centre. All you have to do is call us at 0800 140 4690 and you can begin your free initial assessment.
This assessment is then used to refer you to your perfect rehab centre within the Woodhouse area.
At Rehab 4 Addiction we are dedicated to aiding in your recovery in every way possible.
Our main service is taking your wants and fears into consideration while we make our referrals.
We allow you to focus on preparing for your treatments and leaving the stress to us.
Through our initial assessment, we will also be able to confirm for you that you have developed a drug or alcohol dependency.
However, you may not even need to get that far to get your confirmation as the best sign you need to go to rehab is that you’re considering going.
You may still be worried about going into rehab for treatment and having the police show up waiting for you.
We can assure you that you won’t get in any trouble for seeking treatment for the abuse of controlled substances.
Like hospitals you are perfectly safe to tell the medical staff about any drugs, you have abused.
It is a protected place there to help you work towards recovery, they don’t want you punished.
The treatment itself is more of a complex discussion, in order to put your fears to rest it is important that you understand why each treatment is done and what exactly it entails.
While your exact treatment will be tailor-made for your specific needs there are a few standard treatments everyone needs to work through.
The detox is the process of ridding your body of all drugs and alcohol so that you can be weaned off.
When many people think of the detox they think of the withdrawal symptoms that go along with it. There are many horror stories about withdrawal symptoms but here are the facts.
The withdrawal symptoms are caused by your brain.
Through prolonged substance abuse your brain becomes dependent on the substance to create dopamine, the feel-good chemical. So when you deprive your brain of something it thinks you need, it reacts violently.
The point of the detox is to give you a fresh start that allows you to focus on the rest of your treatment without the distraction of your cravings.
While many people wrongly assume it is the entire treatment you will receive at rehab it is just the starting point for you to work from.
It gives you the best possible chance to work towards long term recovery.
Very rarely a person is abusing substances just because they want to. Instead, it acts as a symptom of a deeper psychological problem that needs to be addressed.
A person could turn to substance abuse for any number of reasons, the most common being they are attempting to self medicate so they can ignore whatever is causing them pain.
You could be dealing with:
Through group therapy, at the rehab centre, you will be able to get to the core reason behind your drug or alcohol dependency. You will also be able to work towards replacing your substance abuse with a healthier coping mechanism.
Your treatment doesn’t end just because you have left the centre.
The journey to recovery is a long one that requires you to continue to work towards your goal even without constant supervision and support.
These services will include a referral for follow up therapy sessions and to a local support group.
The most important thing it will include, however, is your relapse prevention plan.
This is a personalised plan designed specifically to help you avoid triggers for your cravings. It contains the tools you learnt during your therapy sessions so you can live a happier and healthier life.
The best thing you can do now is to give us a call and let your journey towards recovery begin.
We believe in you.
Call us on 0800 140 4690