Rehabilitation centres are a great setting to get the help you need for your addiction. However, stepping across the threshold is harder than it seems. This starts with recognising you have an addiction.
Drugs and alcohol not only affect the body but also the brain making it harder to identify when you have gone into the addiction territory. Your reality and the high you get after taking the drug may start to merge, causing your addiction to slowly creep into other aspects of your life.
It can also make you more susceptible to certain mental health issues as the substances start to affect your brain. Every single addiction is different as every substance affects people differently.
Call us on 0800 140 4690 to start your consultation. Our trained staff will be able to create a rehab plan that puts your needs at the forefront.
Once you are deep in the pit of addiction, it may be hard to identify it, however, there are some signs and symptoms which may help you recognise it.
These symptoms can be self-identifiable. However, as a loved one of someone addicted to drugs and alcohol, ascertaining these symptoms and seeing if they develop further is another good way to help them start their recovery journey.
Some loved ones may feel like they are in denial about the addiction. As hard as it is to face, refusing to acknowledge it, can cause you to enable their behaviour.
As a loved one, being there to support them on this journey, it could potentially decrease relapse rates. Our rehab centre in Morecambe will be there with you every step of the way.
Sometimes with all the help in the world from friends and families, it still might be hard to convince someone who is addicted to substances to enter rehab. This is where staging an intervention may help. An intervention is a strategic plan with the intention of helping a loved one start their rehab treatments.
It’s important to note that an intervention is not a place to embarrass anyone. The goal is to help them feel safe and supported throughout the process. Emotions run high during interventions, but the end goal of sobriety is worth it.
So how does an intervention work exactly?
An intervention is the coming together of loved ones, the person addicted, and in many cases an addiction counsellor or an intervention specialist. The role of the counsellor is to keep an order to what is oftentimes a heightened and emotionally charged meeting. They will be there to continue the discussion and make sure the meeting runs smoothly.
The aim of an intervention is to help the addict realise how harmful their behaviour has become along with understanding the detrimental effects of substance abuse. With the help of an intervention specialist, you will be more likely to reach the addict.
You have to keep in mind that substance abuse has taken over your loved one’s ability to think rationally. A professional in the room facilitating the meeting will not only be able to guide your loved one to understand the gravity of their abuse but also how it has not only affected them but their friends and family too.
In fact, statistics show that 90% of interventions with a professional presence ends successfully.
Once you have decided to enter a rehab facility, you will have the 24/7 support of our well-trained staff. Our initial consultation will go over how far you are in the addiction process, the substances you have been taking (especially if you have been mixing drugs and/or alcohol). Our doctors and nurses here in Morecambe will then be able to identify what courses of treatments is best for you.
It is important to note that rehab tackles both the physical and the psychological aspects of addiction. Before you start your treatments, a detox will be done. This process will rid your body of all the built-up toxins that have been slowly accumulated throughout your addiction.
It is important to have a professional there alongside you as the withdrawal effects can be dangerous. Anything ranging from heightened anxiety to full-on tremors and seizures can happen. Our staff will be able to provide you with the necessary medication and support to help you complete this stage.
After the physical stage of the detox is complete, it is time to tackle the psychological aspects. Different treatments are curated to help you find coping mechanisms which can be used once you have finished your rehab programme. Individual and group therapy are used in tandem, with both providing their own benefits.
Getting that one-on-one time with a therapist will help you hone in and tackle trickly aspects of recovery. Group therapy is a great way to feel a sense of community with fellow addicts. You will be able to create a support network that you can then take with you to the outside.
We at Rehab 4 Addiction make sure that our support does not end once you step out of those doors. Our Aftercare programmes provide assistance for all of our patients once they are in the outside world.
With more temptation to relapse, our staff work with you to help you maintain the coping mechanisms you learnt in therapy as well as help you find a sense of community away from the peer pressure of drugs and alcohol. By joining an Aftercare programme, you are less likely to relapse as you work on reinforcing what you have learnt in rehab out in the real world.
We know that the unknown of rehab can be a little scary. Call us today on 0800 140 4690 to find out more about our process here in Morecambe. We hope to speak to you soon.