Drug and alcohol addiction and the associated side effects of long term substance abuse can have a significant and serious impact on your life. As well as endangering your life, it can have lasting negative effects on your physical and mental health, your work and ability to earn a living and your personal and family relationships.
If you’re struggling with addiction problems in Pudsey or the surrounding areas and you’re reading this article, then you’re already considering your recovery, which is an incredibly important step.
Here at Rehab 4 Addiction, we want you to know that you are by no means alone in your struggles and we are here to provide the advice and support you need to find a suitable treatment and recovery option.
Our services are free, confidential and non-judgmental. We can refer you to local Pudsey based rehab facilities, should you decide to go ahead with your recovery. Reach out to us today and we will field any of your concerns that have not been answered below.
When you’re struggling with your own addiction, it can be difficult to admit to yourself that you have a problem, or how significant your problem is. Unfortunately, the impact of drugs and alcohol can sometimes cloud your judgement and cause you to underestimate the extent of your addiction.
The truth is, if any of the following apply, then the likelihood is, you are in fact addicted to your chosen substances and could use some help to overcome this behaviour before it becomes more problematic for you. Answer the following questions honestly to yourself:
If you answered yes to one or more of these questions, it’s time to seek professional rehab addiction treatment. Addiction is a disease and not something that you should be ashamed of. Like most diseases, it requires knowledgeable medical intervention in order to be successfully treated.
There are a range of treatment options available for addiction, some of which achieve better results than others. NHS treatments are available for those struggling with milder addiction problems, and whilst some people find them valuable, they offer limited options and vary regionally based on local funding availability.
This means that places are not always available anyway, and even if you feel that community-based treatment would suit you, you are likely to find yourself on a long waiting list.
Of course, the risk of waiting to address your addiction is that, over time, the addiction will take more of a significant hold and you have the time to reconsider attending the treatment programme at all.
If you have a serious addiction, you will need to attend a residential rehab programme in order to successfully recover and unfortunately, places on NHS residential rehab programmes are incredibly limited.
The good news is, there are private drug and alcohol rehabilitation centres available in the Pudsey area and across West Yorkshire that offer leading rehab treatments and are far more accessible.
If a professional, private residential addiction therapy programme sounds like a good fit for you, we will help you find the best facility in the Pudsey area, minimising your disruption and enabling family and friends access to visit you more easily, throughout your stay.
We will carry out a pre-admission assessment, which will help us to advise you on the best course of treatment and where to find it. Our referral process can also ensure that you are admitted to a personalised programme quickly, and easily.
Each centre offers a range of treatments and provides dedicated treatment plans for each client, based on their individual needs and addictive behaviours.
Although programmes are varied depending on the level of addiction and side effects you are struggling with, as well as potential pre-existing conditions, there is a recognised structured approach used throughout all of our partner treatment facilities.
This ensures continuity of care and focuses on addressing both physical and psychological aspects of addiction.
A medically supervised detox will offer you the best chance of reducing your physical dependence on drugs and alcohol, whilst monitoring your health and minimising withdrawal symptoms where possible.
Whilst there are home detox kits and in some cases, an independent detox will be encouraged as part of an NHS programme, it’s important to understand the dangers involved in detoxing on your own. Withdrawal symptoms can be dangerous, especially for those with longer-term addiction issues.
Once detox has taken place, you will participate in a range of psychological therapies, including CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy), group sessions and one to one mental health support.
During this time, your mental health will be assessed and any pre-existing mental health conditions will be diagnosed and treatment advised. You will look at the motivations and triggers that caused you to turn to drugs and alcohol and how you can alter your behaviour patterns to overcome them.
A residential treatment programme removes you from the triggers that usually surround you, and offers you a private and comfortable place to rehabilitate, with professional addiction counsellors on hand at all times. You will create a relapse prevention plan which intends to ensure that your sobriety is maintained, once your residential programme has ended.
Transitioning from an environment of continuous support, back to the reality of real-life can be a daunting experience. You’ve successfully learned how to keep your addiction under control and avoid your triggers and you’ll leave rehab in a much stronger mental position than you entered.
This change in outlook and toxin-free version of you will have a far greater ability to maintain your recovery than you will believe at this moment.
That being said, addiction is a lifelong disease and one that you will need to find the strength and motivation to fight against in the long term. We understand that this is a lot to take on, which is why all rehab programmes have substantial aftercare support available.
You’ll also be given access to new support networks and group meetings, all of which help you keep that motivation to stay sober.
If you’re ready to start your new life, free from the risks and issues caused by addiction, speak to our support team, here at Rehab 4 Addiction today, we’re ready to help you start your journey towards long-lasting recovery.