It’s very challenging for some people to admit they have a drug or alcohol problem.
Where this has been an issue for a long time it can feel uncomfortable especially where loved ones might have been trying to persuade you into treatment services.
Other people might find it hard to admit because of the stigma attached to addiction.
Alternatively, accepting the problem might be an issue because this brings with it the moment of choosing sobriety or not.
There are people who enter rehab services with the aim of managing their substance use in a more controlled way. The main downside of this is that the substances are still entering the body and this causes damage.
Alcohol and drugs are toxic. It’s only natural therefore that they’ll inevitably damage the organs.
To begin a life of healing, you can get a referral through Rehab 4 Addiction to the most suitable rehab programme for you in Pateley Bridge.
Each person comes with individual differences. Some are naturally more chatty than others.
Some people might find it easy to share their feelings while others might find it impossible.
Whichever angle you come from, it’s important to stress that in order for powerful long-term healing to occur, therapy is necessary. This can be difficult at some points.
There may be moments where the causes of the addiction are discussed or uncomfortable triggers might need to be faced head-on.
Only with a bit of courage, honesty, and a willingness to participate can psychological healing begin to take place. What’s important to bear in mind, too, is that therapists use a variety of approaches in order to treat you.
This might mean that they understand that in some cases talking too much about a distressing event might not be helpful and actually, a different approach is more beneficial.
It’s very common that people with addictions might have experienced some trauma.
Evidence-based therapies which concentrate on understanding thought patterns and how to control them is usually a much more successful approach to addiction treatment.
Whatever psychotherapeutic approaches your therapist takes; it will be based on their understanding of your addiction and recovery goals.
Where concern exists over talking, it’s useful to remember that burying feelings in alcohol and drugs is much more harmful than sharing feelings with a trained professional.
Rehab clinics come with staff who ensure your wellbeing is in safe hands. This includes making sure you feel safe to share.
There are many types of therapy. Many people think of a psychologist analysing the dreams of a patient laid out on a reclining chair.
This isn’t how therapy is approached by the staff at rehab clinics. Therapeutic approaches have evolved a lot over the last 100 years.
There are two formats that therapies tend to take: one-to-ones or within a group. A one-to-one will involve you being led by a trained therapist or counsellor to talk about topics in your life.
A group therapy session can take two formats, such as family or couple therapy where a trained professional guides you and your family through therapy.
In addiction treatment, there are also many peer-led groups that follow the 12 Step structure.
There are psychological therapies that treat mental health symptoms and related behaviours. The most common ones that are used in rehab services are cognitive and dialectical behavioural therapies.
These are scientifically proven to be highly successful in treating addiction.
On the other end of the scale, there are alternative therapies, such as art and music therapies, mindfulness, and equine therapy. These treatments are also used in rehab clinics and are very effective.
When combined together in a programme, all of these therapies complement each other and provide a solid basis for healing.
Initially, residents will go through a detox. This means successfully ridding the body of any substances.
A medical team of staff will oversee this. The goal is to ensure you’re as comfortable and safe as possible throughout.
Outside of your timetable of treatments, there are gardens, communal areas to socialise and relax in, as well as your bedroom should you need some privacy.
The vast majority of people addicted to drugs and alcohol go through a stage of denial. This is only natural.
It’s a powerful moment when a person is honest with themselves and accepts the reality of the problem. It takes great strength to do this and it’s the nature of this strength that brings health and wellness if you’re committed to recovery.
Telling other people you have a problem can be very difficult for various reasons. Firstly, it’s important not to worry about this.
Secondly, when you begin to speak about the drug or alcohol problem honestly, it’s beneficial to do so with someone you can trust. It can be helpful to speak with someone who doesn’t have an emotional attachment.
The Rehab 4 Addiction team is here to talk to should you need this. We can discuss the addiction in a professional as well as understanding way.
We have extensive experience on substances, their effects, the best types of treatments and services, as well as how to handle other related matters such as managing conversations with those you care about.
There are rehab services in the Pateley Bridge area. Some locals choose to stay near to where they live so that they can benefit more easily from family therapies as well as ongoing outpatient services.
Others opt for rehab in another area so there is a larger distance between their usual problems and treatments. Either option can work so long as it suits your needs.
It’s worth discussing this with the Rehab 4 Addiction team who can also advise on clinics in other UK areas.
Choosing the most suitable rehab often feels overwhelming. Our team can advise you around this as well as handling all the arrangements leading up to a rehab admission.
Call us today on 0800 140 4690.