A lot of people living with drug and alcohol problems find it incredibly hard to access support in order to quit. This might be due to feelings of embarrassment, guilt, or shame.
Society stigmatises addiction and this can cause a huge amount of damage in terms of accessing treatment.
There are also the problems that the consequences of drug and alcohol use cause.
These are substances that have severe effects which can make it really difficult to feel mentally well or strong enough to seek help.
If you’re concerned about someone you love, it’s really beneficial to support them in accessing appropriate treatment. If you’re thinking about entering rehabilitation programmes yourself, then this is a step that Rehab 4 Addiction can support you with.
Our team of advisors can make your transition towards a sober lifestyle much easier.
Thousands of people struggling with an addiction will also be living in denial. There does inevitably come a moment, however, where the reality is impossible to ignore.
Where regular and prolonged substance use has taken a priority in life and where it is causing negative effects, it’s usually the time to admit it.
Signs you have an addiction might include:
These signs can be difficult to admit. If you care about someone else in this situation, you can approach them in a kind manner and explain the behaviours you can see.
The truth is, many people will still deny the problem, but eventually, it will become clear.
By remaining compassionate and open, can make a huge impact on the person you care about especially when they get to the point of saying that they want help to quit.
Many people will say that they want to quit the substance on their own without accessing support. Although this might seem like a noble act, the reality is that addiction is a seriously deep-rooted illness.
It’s a disease that affects the physical and psychological aspects of a person’s health.
Thousands of people have addictions and the ones who achieve abstinence are those who are treated by a team of doctors, therapists, drug and alcohol services, as well as, of course, those who access peer support.
Drug and alcohol abuse often comes hand in hand with feelings of loneliness and isolation. One of the most effective ways to approach healing is through human connection.
Humans are social creatures who respond to human input.
Accessing support for addiction provides the ultimate way to recover and to make it as easy as possible. Trying to quit on your own is incredibly difficult because triggers don’t just disappear and change takes time.
Also, having people to talk to reveals ways to make simple changes that can have hugely beneficial effects on your recovery.
Lots of people who take drugs and alcohol will say that they’re waiting for the right time or for a particular moment before they quit.
While this might seem a good idea, it’s actually a way of putting off the challenge and it “excuses” their use in the meantime.
There will never be a “right time” in the future to quit drugs or alcohol. It’s going to be hard whether you do it now or in a year.
It’s useful to keep in mind, too, that you already know what taking the substance feels like, what it does, how it’s impacting your life. These things won’t change and will only worsen.
The right time to choose a sober lifestyle is now. The sooner you reduce or stop using alcohol and drugs, the quicker you begin to heal and recover.
This brings a life of meaning and makes any health issues related to the addiction much easier to address.
In the Newlyn area, there are a variety of options available to treat your addiction.
As well as outpatient services where you remain living at home and accessing various sessions, you can also enter a residential clinic and stay for a length of time.
Rehab residentials provide the most effective method and setting for treating drug and alcohol problems. People are supported to achieve sobriety using the most appropriate medications in order to see them through withdrawal.
They’re given the highest standard of psychotherapies in order to face the mental and emotional side of the addiction.
During your time at the rehab, you will be supported by drug and alcohol workers as well as therapists. These staff members will discuss with you what it is that has kept your addiction alive.
Along with them, you’ll identify triggers and issues that have been preventing you from becoming sober.
Together, you’ll develop an aftercare plan. On this, there will be a list of lifestyle changes you need to implement in order to create a new and sober life.
This will often include starting new activities in areas of interest, such as walking, art, yoga, or whatever you’re interested in. You’ll be encouraged to think about how to change who you spend your time with.
There will also be aftercare 12 Step groups and ongoing counselling where appropriate.
It’s essential you maintain contact with services and are totally dedicated to following the necessary measures outlined in order to stay on track.
Relapse is, of course, a possibility. The aftercare plan will clearly outline what to do where this might happen.
All you need to do to access rehab treatment options in the Newlyn area is contact the Rehab 4 Addiction team.
We’ll also be happy to take care of the referral process and support your admission to rehab.
Call us today on 0800 140 4690.