Admitting to having an addiction can be scary and upsetting for a lot of people. The fear comes from preconceived notions about addiction, the stereotypes that can often be thrown about and the concern that the way loved ones might view you could change. However, addiction can come about naturally for anyone.
It’s something that anyone in the world can succumb to, and it shouldn’t be something to be ashamed of. A lot of people can notice that there might be a problem in regard to alcohol or drugs but might be afraid to ask for help for fear of the judgement they might receive from the person, or organisation, offering them aid.
At Rehab 4 Addiction, we are aware of all of this, and we want you to know that you will never be judged for something out of your control. We want to help you, however we possibly can, and we want to do it as fast as we possibly can.
There are many types of addictions that can affect people. The main types are:
All the addictions mentioned above can be incredibly harmful to your body and your lifestyle. If you don’t receive help soon enough, the damage done can become long-lasting, and that’s something we all want to help you avoid.
Drugs and alcohol deeply affect the brain, it affects the way we respond and receive information, it can completely alter the inner mechanisms of our brain. This is one of the many reasons why addiction is classed as a mental illness.
Although mental health problems and substance abuse is closely linked, there isn’t enough evidence to suggest that one directly correlates to another. Mental health problems are linked to genetics, your environment, and many other factors.
However, there is evidence that proves that substance and alcohol abuse can lead to a greater risk of more serious mental health issues, and that self-medicating can cause side effects that end up worsening your mental state and can encourage anxiety and depression to arise.
Physically, the problems caused by addiction are much less complicated and more transparent. The five health conditions that are most likely to arise due to drug and or alcohol addiction are:
These conditions can all lead to much worse problems such as, amputation and death. That is why it is so important to get help as soon as you recognise that there is a problem.
We want to do what’s best for you in the long term, we want to ensure your body is healthy, your mind is clear, and your future is hopeful.
The first step is often one of the hardest, and it has to come from you. We need you, or a loved one, to contact us. In order to help you, we’ll need to know more about you. First thing’s first, we’ll ask you about what you’re addicted to. We will then need you to tell us the symptoms, when did the addiction first start, and how you’re feeling.
It’s a bit like a doctor’s assessment before they book you in to see the actual doctor. It’s not supposed to be scary, or intimidating, we just need to figure out which path we should put you on.
Our main goal is to give you bespoke treatment curated for your needs in order to give you long-lasting rehabilitation. This all depends on the information you give us.
After this is done, we will then locate a rehabilitation facility in Plymstock that we have identified as best suited for you. We’ll call them and discuss your assessment, evaluating the treatment that we should give you. There are two main types of treatment within any rehabilitation facility, depending on your symptoms you’ll either go through detoxification treatment or rehabilitation.
The detoxification treatment normally lasts up to 10 days, during this time your body will experience withdrawal, which can be a very unpleasant experience for many.
In order to help you through this, we can provide you with medication specifically for withdrawal, this is called Librium. We will also give you around the clock care as well as daily therapy and counselling.
It’s important that you remain within our facility during the withdrawal process, this is so that we can ensure no immediate relapses take place, and so that we can care for you during this difficult time.
Rehabilitation, however, lasts slightly longer. Whilst you’ll still have to go through the detox process, you will remain within one of our facilities for up to 4-12 weeks. During this time you’ll have care provided to you from our professionally trained nurses, as well as receive counselling, therapy, and holistic treatment.
You’ll also be free to correspond with loved ones via letters, phone calls and occasionally they can visit you within the facility. We want you to be as comfortable as possible as we help you on your journey to health. It’s important to us that you feel secure and are able to feel somewhat calm.
After you have been discharged, we want to ensure that you aren’t left alone to cope. One of our numbers will be given to you, if at any point you feel tempted, stressed, depressed, or alone, you are free to call that number at any time of the day.
We will also put you into our Aftercare system which offers counselling and group therapy. This is to help to encourage you to remain clean, sober and prevent any relapses. You will never feel alone during this process, it’s a battle that you won’t have to fight alone. If at any time you feel a bit shaken, you won’t be without help.
Pick up the phone or send us an email to book an assessment phone call so we can get started on your journey in Devon.