As addiction is a multi-faceted issue and drug and alcohol rehab in Radstock is complex, it goes without saying that multiple kinds of treatment will be on offer. Here, we’re going to go over a few of them in a bit more detail, whilst also discussing the differences between inpatient and outpatient treatment.
Then, we’re going to answer some frequently asked questions about drug and alcohol rehab in Radstock.
Inpatient and outpatient are official names for the two kinds of rehab you might access. The treatments offered aren’t too distinct – the big difference is the environment you’re treated in.
Inpatient treatment is generally recommended to those with moderate to severe dependencies. It happens in a residential centre, meaning you’re essentially in a constant environment of treatment (although such places do usually have recreation areas too).
In comparison, outpatient treatment is completed via regular visits to a centre, giving you less intensity and more flexibility overall.
Although it’s important to be aware of every part of the process, in this case, you don’t need to worry too much about what would suit you best. If you choose to speak to Rehab 4 Addiction, we can advise you based on our knowledge and previous experiences.
You might think of physical symptoms like withdrawals and cravings if you think of addiction. But it has both a physical and a mental side.
This is partially why it’s so hard to treat – it’s also why drug and alcohol rehab in Radstock, and everywhere else, always covers both sides.
One of the most common mental health treatments accessed during rehab is cognitive behavioural therapy, commonly shortened to CBT. Sessions of CBT aim to unpack your cognitive distortions (toxic thinking and behaviour patterns in non-therapy speak).
You’ll be encouraged to re-examine your behaviour and look at where you could potentially make changes.
Another kind of mental health treatment/counselling technique that will encourage you to change in the same way is motivational interviewing. Instead of just talking to a therapist and going through different scenarios like in CBT, this time you’ll be asked a series of non-judgmental questions.
Other kinds of talking therapy will of course also be available – and support groups like alcoholics anonymous and narcotics anonymous can be a huge benefit to your mental health too. Then along those lines, there’s also group therapy!
Both of these options will give you access to a network of people with similar struggles, helping you to feel less alone. These groups will also give you an environment to share your story with people who truly understand what you’re going through.
This network is something that a majority of people continue to benefit from long after their initial treatment is over.
The mental health treatments we’ve discussed above are of course very important – but there is also one crucial physical treatment we always start off with. That is a detox.
At a certain point of addiction, you’ll start to develop a dependency, meaning your body has become reliant on the substances you’re addicted to. This then results in withdrawal symptoms if you suddenly stop taking the substances, which can be highly unpleasant or even dangerous in certain circumstances.
Detoxes aim to break down that dependency, via a slow and safe reduction of your intake. At-home detoxes are never advisable, as they can become dangerous due to withdrawal symptoms and are unlikely to work anyway.
The strength of addiction is nearly always too much to take on single-handedly in any aspect. But especially something which requires this much caution.
Other physical treatments, like massages, reflexology and acupuncture, might seem insignificant in comparison to the other options on offer. But they do actually serve a fairly vital function.
They help you to relax, lifting your mood and helping you get through what can be a really difficult time.
On a similar note, a huge benefit of accessing professional assistance to help with your addiction is the level of emotional support you’ll receive.
Even if you just give us a call, you can talk to our helpline about any worries or questions you have and we’ll try our best to answer.
Now we’ll look at some frequently asked questions concerning drug and alcohol rehab facilities located in the Radstock area.
All you need to do is contact Rehab 4 Addiction and we’ll be able to create a treatment plan. Via an initial conversation and then a formal assessment, we’ll pin down all the information we need about your specific situation. Then, we can get you started on any treatment you need, whilst offering
In some ways, it does depend on how well you know the person, but the first thing you should do is try to have a conversation with them about it if you can. Denial is a big reason that a lot of people don’t get help – and the situation could get much worse if the problem is ignored from being hidden and never spoken about.
If you need help with getting through to someone, Rehab 4 Addiction can also provide interventions.
Research is vital in these initial stages, especially as drug and alcohol rehab is so often highly personalised. Reading this page is a good start, but after you’re finished here you should try and find out as much as you can on your own.
Look up what you’re specifically addicted to, find out everything you can about various treatment options, look at every place you’re considering. The more you know going in, the better prepared you’ll be.
In terms of general pre-preparation, making a list of things you need to take with you could also be a good way of organising yourself before you get started. Lists of what’s recommended and what isn’t allowed should be on the websites of most residential facilities, so be sure to look out for it!
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