If you or a loved one is currently living with an addiction, it can be a very difficult situation to navigate.
With the right support from a team of professionals who care about recovery, a new part of life can begin. One of healing and sobriety.
Addiction exists all over the world. Where there are substances, there are people who develop unhealthy habits linked to them.
There are many reasons for this. Most people drink and take drugs and develop an addiction by accident.
It’s important to remember that no one sets out to develop an addiction. When someone you care about develops a problem, it’s heartbreaking, stressful, exhausting.
For some, though, this can be difficult to spot, especially if addiction isn’t something they’ve encountered before.
There are many signs you can look out for that might suggest that a substance misuse problem exists, including the following:
Many people try alcohol and drugs in a social context. Usually, with a friend or someone, they enjoy spending time with. While the initial reasons for drinking might be completely social, for many these reasons can evolve into something else. A
ddiction makes drinking and taking drugs a habit where the person feels or might physically be unable to stop taking the substance.
Problematic and addictive use occurs when drinking and using drugs become a regular habit. Often the person will think about the substance a lot and feel as though they can’t pass a day without it.
It should be noted that some people might start using substances in other contexts too, perhaps through being pressurised or coerced. In these cases, addictions can still form.
Enabling behaviour is quite common for people who are emotionally connected to a person with an addiction. It can happen completely by accident.
Enabling occurs where a person isn’t aware of how to or feels unable to maintain boundaries with the person who has an addiction. Where the boundaries are slack, it can enable addictive behaviours.
As an example, many people who love someone in their family who has an addiction might lend money to the person or pay off debts.
This act “frees up more” money for the person to buy more drink or drugs.
The enabling person isn’t at fault for the person’s addictive behaviours, but can certainly aid use. This is why support groups and counselling for people close to the person with the addiction are extremely beneficial.
These settings equip a person to understand how and to set boundaries that come from a place of love while looking after themselves and the person who is ill.
The best way to support someone with an addiction is by learning about addiction and how to have boundaries with the person who is ill. It’s also very helpful to understand how to talk to people with addictive behaviours.
It’s advisable to seek support for yourself to understand how to do this. Relationships can become strained and very damaged when you care for someone with an addiction.
To protect the relationship and support the person, you will need advice and guidance too.
Quitting alcohol and drugs comes with a huge amount of health benefits. Both mental and physical health will improve.
With the elimination of the toxic substances and replacing these with healthy food and drink, as well as becoming more active, the body can begin to rebalance and heal.
Your thought processes and emotions will begin to feel easier to manage. Internal damage to your vital organs will begin to mend.
With long-term abstinence, healthy life and a healthy mind are achievable.
There are many drug and alcohol recovery options in the Mossley area. The level of care and treatment needed will influence what is most appropriate for you.
Rehab programmes include a total approach to healing. They cover all areas of the mind, body, and soul in order to support your sobriety as well as possible.
When you’re admitted for treatment, you’ll identify with therapists and doctors what is most suited to you.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is commonly prescribed as a way of treating the long-term psychological aspects of addiction. You’ll also be able to take part in alternative therapy groups and 12 Step groups.
For people who are recommended a residential stay at a rehab clinic, there will be the option to stay in the Mossley area or to move away.
Both options have pros and cons and it really depends on your preferences. However, it’s worth seeking advice from Rehab 4 Addiction as we can give you more information as to how staying local or staying away will benefit you.
When you contact Rehab 4 Addiction, with your permission, we can start the referral process. We’ll discuss how your addiction is affecting you and what your treatment options are.
If you’re ready to access treatment, then we can manage the arrangements for you. We’ll contact the clinic and start the ball rolling. We’ll support you as much as you need leading up to your admission to rehab.
You can also call us if you have any other questions related to addiction and if you have any worries and aren’t sure how to deal with them.
It really depends on the clinic and your circumstances. For those who enter a private clinic and who get a referral through Rehab 4 Addiction, a quick referral and admission are usual.
This is because we work on your behalf to ensure you are placed quickly.
Our team understands how when you decide you want treatment, it’s important to act fast. The sooner you enter rehab, the easier it is to stay motivated and focused on healing.
Call us today on 0800 140 4690 to start your life of recovery.