Rehab 4 Addiction

Drug & Alcohol Rehab in North Tawton

People tend to start taking drugs and drinking alcohol in an experimental way. This for many might be done as a bit of fun in a social situation.

For some, the substances increase or decrease energy, or produce feelings of euphoria. Substances might be used to increase self-confidence.

These effects might be why people seek the substances out again. As time goes by, other reasons for using might develop such as using the substance when something stressful has happened.

Unfortunately, for some people who try alcohol and drugs, there will be more chances of them developing an addiction. With ongoing use, the dangerous impact of substance use begins to unfold.

Sadly, addiction is a disease with increasingly dangerous and destructive effects. It’s only a matter of time before the seriousness of drug and alcohol use begins to show.

At this point, many people will deny there is a problem due to the gravity of the situation and feeling overwhelmed in how to approach it.

Rehab 4 Addiction is here to support people in accessing the best treatment services in the UK. Our team can support you when you’re ready to take the step towards recovery.

What happens when you drink or take drugs over a long period of time?

Each person responds to substances differently. In the case of ketamine use, for instance, one person might reach the point of needing a catheter bag much quicker than another user.

A person with a drinking problem could get liver disease sooner than someone else.

There are many different factors that will influence at what moment a person will experience the negative impact.

These include a person’s generic health, how often a person consumes the substance, and how much they consume.

Alcohol and drugs are toxic substances that damage the body. When a person takes these substances into their body regularly, the toxins build up in the various organs.

The organs themselves are unable to function as they would normally as they become focused on ridding the body of the toxins.

At some point, the effects of these toxins build up and reach other parts of the body. This is when illnesses and diseases start to develop.

Health risks of substance misuse include:

  • Symptoms related to depression.
  • Symptoms related to anxiety.
  • Insomnia and sleep problems.
  • Lack of motivation or interest in usual activities.
  • Fluctuations in appetite and weight.
  • Feelings of general ill-health.
  • Aches and pains.
  • Shaking and sweating between each time you use or drink.
  • Diseases such as heart problems and cancer.
  • Chronic illnesses related to the vital organs.

What happens in the other parts of your life?

Addiction affects all types of people. Some will be able to maintain a job and keep running a family while using substances.

This doesn’t negate the fact that they will still be at the same physical risks as people who aren’t able to keep working or supporting their families.

Many people who have addictions find that they struggle in the following areas as well:

  • Focusing on education and employment.
  • Participating in enjoyable hobbies and interests.
  • Achieving lifetime goals.
  • Supporting the family emotionally.
  • Running a household and paying bills.
  • Being in control of finances.

What types of treatment services are there for addiction?

To begin with there are government-funded as well as privately-funded services. Many people might automatically veer towards the government-funded option due to it not costing them financially.

Before doing this, it’s really helpful to think about what that means regarding treatment. Privately-funded rehab options mean the resident pays towards treatment.

Government-funded treatment centres

When a person enters government-funded clinics, they get certain treatments and some input for free.

However, due to how prevalent addiction is and how underfunded treatment services are, the support required to effectively treat addiction isn’t at the level that really makes a huge difference in terms of long-term recovery rates.

These clinics tend to be understaffed and have so many people to work with that the support offered is thin on the ground.

There can also be long waiting lists, strict eligibility requirements, a lack of treatments offered (including specialist therapy), and workers are often set targets which can impact the effectiveness of patient input.

Privately funded treatment clinics

Private rehab clinics offer a variety of options. There are trained specialist professionals such as therapists, doctors, clinical nurses, and highly experienced drug and alcohol workers.

These people form a team around the patient and prescribe and lead a person through the best quality addiction treatments options available in the UK.

There are therapies and peer group sessions that run every day which every resident has access to.

Therapies include the following:

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.
  • Dialectical Behavioural Therapy.
  • Mindfulness.
  • Art therapy.
  • Music therapy.
  • Equine therapy.
  • Yoga.
  • 12 Step structured peer groups.
  • Family and couple therapies.

Due to the variety of options related to the type of treatment required, as well as the length of time they cover, there are different budget considerations.

It’s worth contacting Rehab 4 Addiction to discuss this further as there are options for most people.

Private clinics also offer quick availability in terms of your admission and are extremely welcoming to people suffering from a dual diagnosis.

A dual diagnosis is when a person is living with both an addiction and a mental health problem.

Practitioners at private clinics recognise how these problems are linked. They know the importance of treating both illnesses alongside each other and how this can have better recovery outcomes.

How do I find out about going to rehab?

There are so many things to think about when you’re considering going to rehab.

As if facing the challenge of quitting alcohol and drugs wasn’t enough, there is now the issue of finding the most suitable rehab and making all the arrangements.

To make this time of your life as easy as possible, Rehab 4 Addiction can lead you through the process.

We work with the best private clinics in the North Tawton area and can secure your admission to the most suitable for you. Contact us today on 0800 140 4690 to find out more.

 

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