It is very easy to let fear rule your life.
To just let it consume you and stop you from moving forward or doing something to fix what’s making you feel this way in the first place.
Fear can stop you from realising your current situation is hurting you. The only way to begin to recover is to step away and ask for some help.
More people than you would think live with a drug or alcohol dependency in this country.
They live with it quietly, doing their best to not even let the people closest to them know what is happening.
They do this because if people knew, then things would have to change.
They would have to admit not just to others they have a problem that they need help with, but also to themselves.
For many people, when the option is either to numb the pain they are experiencing through substance abuse even if it doesn’t really help or to take the brave first step to work towards long term recovery.
Unfortunately, most of them stay where they are.
They find the familiar pain comforting in the face of an unknown promise of help.
If you feel this way as well, but you want to find help for your drug or alcohol dependency, then there are a few simple things you can do.
Many peoples fear around the recovery process comes from a lack of understanding about what will happen to them and why.
It also comes from a feeling of isolation during this very delicate and vulnerable time in their life.
We are Rehab 4 Addiction, and we are here to support and help you through this so that you can live a life free of the substance abuse that is dragging you down.
By researching drug and alcohol rehab centres in the Minchinhampton area, you have already taken that first and very frightening step. You are well on your way to achieving long term recovery.
From here onwards, we can walk this path with you and hopefully make it less scary to carry on.
You are not alone, and you are more than capable of doing this.
TV and movies like to paint rehab centres as bad and dangerous places.
In reality, they are no different from any other kind of specialised hospital. They are well-staffed facilities that just want to help you work to recover from your drug or alcohol dependency.
Like any other specialised medical facility such as a dentist, they have certain treatments that will be the same no matter where you go.
In a drug and alcohol rehab, these are the detox and therapy.
These are designed to combat physical dependency and give your body a fresh start weaned off all drugs and alcohol.
Before you move on to the reasons behind your substance abuse and how you can avoid future relapses.
The detox process, in theory, is very simple.
It takes around ten days to complete. During that time, you will be given no drugs or alcohol so that your body can naturally rid itself of the toxins.
You may be worried about this as going long periods without any drugs and alcohol will result in you experiencing withdrawal symptoms.
While this will happen as part of the treatment, you will be monitored and kept safe by medical staff.
They are there to make sure the withdrawal symptoms don’t prove too much for your body to handle and can provide medication to relieve the symptoms if needed.
There is a key part of your time at any drug and alcohol rehab centre as trauma is the leading cause of substance abuse.
In group sessions led by a fully trained therapist, you will be able to work together to come to terms with your trauma and use it to understand what exactly triggers your cravings and why.
Most importantly, you will be able to learn how to replace your substance abuse with healthier coping mechanisms so you can continue to work towards long term recovery once you leave the drug and alcohol rehab centre.
We understand if at this point in your journey to long term recovery that the idea of trusting a group of strangers to help you may seem hard, but it is the best chance you have at achieving long term recovery.
Part of the services we provide is a referral to a drug and alcohol rehab centre in the Minchinhampton area.
We will only ever refer you to a rehab centre that is clean, well-staffed and most importantly, safe.
Every one of our centres has been carefully inspected to ensure you are getting the top-quality care you deserve.
There is no reason to be afraid we make sure you are supported by the right people at every step of your journey.
Many people living with a drug or alcohol dependency are worried that if people find out, they will be ostracised for it.
While there is still a negative stigma surround those who abuse substances, people are now more than ever excepting of those who check themselves into a drug and alcohol rehab to get the help they need.
People can now see that substance abuse is a symptom and that the only way to deal with it is by addressing the trauma that caused it.
You may be surprised by how many people are already in your life who will support you through this difficult time.
One reason why drug and alcohol rehab centres use group therapy is so that you can surround yourself with people who will really understand how you feel.
You will be able to bond over shared experiences and maybe even make a few friends while you are there.
This is carried on even after you leave the rehab centre through local support groups in the Minchinhampton area.
During any hard time in your life, it is best to surround yourself with people who want to help you and care about your wellbeing.
It’s important that you see you are not alone. There are people in your life who are ready and waiting to give you the support you need so you can live a happier and healthier life.
Take a deep breath.
Getting this far is already an accomplishment, and we are proud of you for even just considering finding a drug and alcohol rehab centre.
But now is the time for action and for you to be brave.
We are here for to take you to the next step and help you from then on, but first, you have to give us a call at 0800 140 4690.
This won’t be easy, and we understand if you are frightened, but this is the pathway to a better life.
One that is free from drugs and alcohol where you can actually live.
We really hope to hear from you, we know you can do this. All you have to do is pick up the phone and be brave a little longer.
You can do it your so close, just take a deep breath and call us.