Rehab 4 Addiction

Drug & Alcohol Rehab in Petworth

Dealing with a drug or alcohol addiction can bring with it many complicated feelings.

You may feel nervous having to hide your substance use from loved ones, overwhelmed from attempting to seek help, stressed from trying to still lead a normal life and maybe even hold down a job, confused over the amount of addiction treatment options out there, and isolated from having to cope with all this on your own.

But it doesn’t have to be this way.

Here at Rehab 4 Addiction, we can lend a friendly helping hand, by taking over the hard part of searching for treatment for you.

We can also offer support as you inform loved ones of your addiction and get your personal life in order, and can simplify the entire process of getting placed in suitable addiction treatment so that you don’t have to stress about it any further.

With our help, you can focus simply on getting better and recovering from your addiction in your chosen drug and alcohol rehab in Petworth.

To learn more about our services and what we can offer you, call us today on 0800 140 4690.

What is an addiction?

An addiction can be defined simply as an individual partaking in a behaviour that is known to have adverse consequences, in order to achieve a ‘high’ of some sort.

This high is almost always caused by the well-known chemical that makes us feel good; dopamine.

Whether it be with shopping, gambling, sex, exercise, collecting, or the more common addictions such as drug or alcohol addictions, dopamine is released in the brain making us feel happier, stress-free and relaxed.

What causes addiction?

Addiction occurs in an individual when the chase of the aforementioned ‘high’ is sought too often, most commonly in return for feelings of comfort, escapism or to avoid difficult emotions.

This can happen for many reasons. The individual may feel the need to keep returning to the substance/behaviour because of the stress of an abusive relationship, a dysfunctional family, a pressuring friend group, or even a high powered job.

Traumatic events such as the loss of a loved one can also lead an individual to turn to drugs or alcohol for support.

This constant need to feel the rush of chemicals that comes with substance use or other addictions then leads the individual to use more and more, resulting in an eventual increase in their tolerance for the substance or behaviour.

Soon enough, the tolerance is so high that the individual requires more each time in order to reach the same effect as before.

With substance addictions, this means simply a higher dose of the drug or more alcohol each time, but this is also true for other addictions; the shopper may need to purchase more expensive items or a higher quantity of items in order to feel the same rush, the gambler may need to bet more money to experience higher stakes, and so on.

It is at this point when a casual or recreational behaviour can become a dangerous and unpredictable addiction and one that becomes increasingly harder to shake the longer the individual is impacted.

How do I know I am experiencing an addiction?

Knowledge of the signs and symptoms of addiction could save your life, or the life of someone you know who may also be battling addiction in silence. Learning more about the signs of a drug or alcohol addiction can also help make it harder to deny the truth.

If you are someone who is either in denial over the severity of their situation or someone who has little knowledge of the symptoms of addiction, ask yourself the following questions to help determine what it is you are experiencing:

  • Have I unexpectedly lost weight recently?
  • Has my physical appearance drastically changed?
  • Do I experience withdrawal symptoms when I have not used the substance I use for a short period of time? (These can include mood swings, fatigue, headaches, dizziness, nausea and muscle pain)
  • Do I become out of breath quicker than usual?
  • Is the substance I use all I can think about?
  • Do I struggle to think of much else?
  • Do I turn to the substance for comfort, escapism, or to forget about or avoid difficult feelings and emotions?
  • Am I experiencing heightened symptoms of an existing mental health disorder? (Such as depression or anxiety)
  • Am I more on-edge, angrier or easily agitated than usual?
  • Am I lying to loved ones about my use of the substance?
  • Am I lashing out at loved ones when they express concern over my use of the substance?
  • Do I have a hidden stash of the substance somewhere secret?
  • Am I avoiding social or work events? Am I doing so to instead use the substance?
  • Have I become more withdrawn in my work or social life?
  • Am I avoiding responsibilities in my work or social life than I used to perform with no problem?

If you answered ‘yes’ to even just a few of the questions above, you may indeed be experiencing a substance or behavioural addiction.

We suggest seeking help right away with us here at Rehab 4 Addiction, so we can get you assessed and placed in a local drug and alcohol rehab in Petworth as soon as possible.

The time to reach out is now. Any time spent waiting is risky, as even though you may believe you can control your symptoms, addiction will always be unpredictable, and without help, it can be easy to give in to temptations and cravings.

The earlier we catch an addiction, the easier it usually is to assess and treat the client, so don’t wait to ask for help.

Our free-to-call helpline is open 24/7, and our friendly and understanding admissions team are on the other end waiting to help you with your enquiry. Feel free to ask any questions or queries, or voice any concerns you may have.

Our team are ready and willing to get you placed in an appropriate treatment facility and on the road to recovery, so call us today on 0800 140 4690, or fill in our online form with your details and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

 

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