Nothing about addiction is simple, easy, or bearable. Everything seems more intense and extreme, from the need to constantly fuel your addiction to the effects it has on your body and your mental health.
And unfortunately, the first few steps of seeking help can also be just as overwhelming, especially if you don’t have the support of loved one.
It can be hard having to realise that you have a problem, understanding the way it is damaging your life, your health, and your future, and then have to seek the right help. This is made even harder when you realise how much information is out there.
A huge problem we often see with people struggling with addiction is that they tend to go along with the convenient, or free, addiction fixes.
The issue with this though, is that these conventional treatments are often incomplete ‘quick’ fixes that can sometimes do more damage than they do good.
They may lead to a waste of money, time and more often than not, relapses, three things that we don’t want you to have to worry about going into rehab.
Some people may find a weight settle on their shoulders because of the pressure of having to seek out the right information, which can be a huge deterrent.
It can cause people to go with the ‘quick’ and ‘easy’ route of recovery, or it can lead to some giving up and continuing with their unhealthy habits.
Rehab 4 Addiction, however, takes away most of this pressure by organising everything for you. We’ll have a sit-down talk with you about your addiction, your symptoms, and your goals for the future. We’ll then take this and offer you somewhere where your health and safety is a complete priority.
We’ll also discuss your budget and your mental health history which will assist us in narrowing down a treatment programme that will benefit you the most.
We have found that personalising treatments is incredibly important because we as individuals all have very different behaviours and experiences.
So the best thing for you to do if you’re suffering from an addiction is to contact us. We can help you access great help that will put you on the right path.
At Rehab 4 Addiction we know that mental health issues and addiction is often very deeply intertwined. This can be because of issues you might have been suffering from pre-addiction, or it could be because of the cognitive changes that happen when consuming large amounts of drugs and alcohol.
Either way, poor mental health can greatly aggravate addiction symptoms and cause recovery to be that much more difficult. For this reason, our rehab centres go the distance to ensure that your physical body is healing as well as your mental, spiritual one.
When a ‘one shoe fits all’ treatment is applied, it’s difficult for long-term recovery to be feasible. In order for the healing process to truly take effect, you’ll have to dig down into past traumas and understanding why/how your addiction came about.
There will be different methods of therapy used in order to do this such as unique holistic treatments, CBT, DBT and much more.
Some people might prefer CBT to DBT, some might need massage therapy, which falls under the holistic category, whereas others might be uncomfortable with this.
It all depends on you, who you are, and what our experienced professionals believe will help you the most with the healing process.
As we’ve stated before, everyone is different, and so everyone’s experience in Rehab will be unique to them. However, we do have a basic foundational programme that most of our patients will follow.
The first step is always a detox to remove all of those toxins in your body out before you move on to anything else.
This can last up to 10 to 7 days and during this time you’ll be monitored around the clock by doctors who can offer prescribed medication and support.
Going through detox alone can be very dangerous and, in some cases, can lead to seizures. This is why it is never recommended, and why we take this period especially seriously.
The next step is rehabilitation, which is where your own bespoke treatment plans come into play. This step can average at 27 days; however, it may be longer for some or shorter.
Observations will also be held constantly during this period too. We do this to know if your stay with one of our centres should be shortened or lengthened.
We also do this because we want to ensure that your treatment is having some sort of positive effect. We want to see you completely disconnecting from your physical and mental dependence, working more on your future self, and absorbing the information we can offer you about addiction.
If this isn’t the case, then we will have to alter your treatment to better suit you.
There is never a wrong time to seek help. It can’t be too early or too late, we’re always very eager to help whoever we can, however, we can.
We will say, however, that we need to ensure that rehabilitation is something that you definitely want, otherwise all of these treatments and work you’ll be putting in will equate to nothing.
Your mindset needs to be purely focused on your future and your health. If you feel as though you’re ready to move into a healthier, brighter part of your life, then contact us either for more information or to book an assessment.
For more information and guidance, contact our helpline today on 0800 140 4690.