Searching for suitable treatment whilst also dealing with a drug or alcohol addiction can be overwhelming.
There are a ton of options out there, and it is all too easy to get bogged down whilst trying to decipher what will suit you, and what your next steps should be.
We, here at Rehab 4 Addiction, work to make this process of finding treatment a much simpler one.
We work with clients all across the UK, matching their needs to that of the perfect treatment facility and method, and we can do the same for you.
With our help, you can finally identify what treatment you should be considering, whether that be at home, as an outpatient, or in a local drug and alcohol rehab in Paddock Wood.
To find out what your route to recovery could look like, get in touch with us today at 0800 140 4690.
On your search for suitable addiction treatment, it is highly likely that you have considered not opting for professional treatment at all, and attempting to recover at home instead.
Though this can be a viable option for many individuals battling a drug or alcohol addiction, it is not the best route for everyone.
This is for a multitude of reasons, one of the main ones being that certain addictions are just too severe to be treated at home and without medical and professional intervention.
If you are trying to recover from the use of higher class drugs, you too will not be able to recover at home, and will instead be recommended rehabilitation as your treatment option.
Another reason why recovering alone at home is not always suggested is that it can actually be quite dangerous if done improperly.
DIY detoxes are risky, and in some cases, even fatal. Without adequate medical support or knowledge, a detox can go wrong very quickly, especially if you use higher class drugs like mentioned before.
Recovery requires support in order to be successful. If you are someone who has a network of support available in the form of loved ones like friends and family then you may be able to lean on them for the guidance and encouragement you will need during the recovery process.
However, this is not the case for everyone, and not every individual battling addiction will have help readily available. This only makes it harder to withdraw from substances, undergo a detox, avoid temptations, and generally heal from your drug or alcohol addiction.
At home, it is also much easier to gain access to further drugs or alcohol. With substances now able to be dropped off at your front door, it has never been easier to use substances in the comfort of your own home.
If you do not have support during your recovery attempt, the temptation and ease at which you can gain more drink or drugs become even harder to ignore.
Addictions are complex, and they attack the brain just as much as they attack the body. This means that any treatment you receive for addiction must work to fight both these aspects. At home, it is difficult enough to treat the physical side of addiction with a DIY detox, let alone undergo therapy for the psychological aspects.
If left untreated, the mental factors of addiction could eventually lead you to an unwanted relapse, regardless of your success with detoxification.
For these and many more reasons, we very rarely suggest a recovery at-home option for our clients. There is no shame if you are someone who is not recommended for this method of treatment, as whether or not it will be suitable for you relies on a number of factors of you and your addiction that are now out of your control. These can include:
Rest assured that your recovery is possible no matter how you get there.
If you are offered other options instead of at-home recovery, trust that they are the best and most suitable routes for you to take at this time.
If recovering at home is not an option for you, what are the other routes you can take?
There are two main options besides at-home recovery, which are residential treatment and outpatient treatment.
Outpatient treatment involves the individual fighting addiction living mostly at home and also completing detox at home, but visiting their chosen outpatient clinic frequently for treatment and check-ins.
Much like recovering at home, outpatient treatment can come with many downfalls.
Even though you receive more professional and medical guidance during the detox phase, as you are left to perform it yourself at home you could still face complications.
You also face the challenge of resisting temptations, as mentioned before, and similar to at home recoveries, if you lack moral support even outpatient treatment can be tricky.
We always want to give our clients the best treatment to help give them the highest chance of reaching a long-lasting recovery, rather than relapsing after they finish treatment.
This is why our most recommended option for addiction treatment is a residential rehab programme.
As it says in the name, a residential rehab programme involves clients residing on the premises of their chosen rehab for the time they are being treated.
Residential rehab offers the highest chance of full and long-term recoveries for clients and is the most effective option for addiction treatment.
All the downfalls of at home and outpatient treatment are negated with this option; you receive 24/7 support from the rehab team, you have no access to further substances, each process and procedure such as a drug and alcohol detox is carried out safely by medical professionals, and you receive treatment for both the body and the brain – all under the one roof.