Addiction is a lonely battle, but you do not have to keep it to yourself.
There are so many treatment centres in Ramsbottom that take people from rock bottom, help them get sober, then teach them how to live with their addiction.
This type of sustainable care is accessible to everyone – all you have to do is contact us and we will arrange a referral.
Community is so important when it comes to recovery, which is why we tend to recommend patients for inpatient treatment, where you are surrounded by fellow victims of drug and alcohol abuse.
Why not escape the stress of everyday life for a few weeks and recover in a beautiful part of Ramsbottom?
Suffering from a mental health condition makes you more likely to become dependent on substances.
When you are struggling mentally, you may be tempted to use substances as a means of numbing painful emotions and helping you to forget past trauma temporarily.
It is also more likely for victims of mental illness to have addictive personalities, so it is harder for them to resist the attraction of drugs and alcohol.
Just as mental illness can cause addiction, addiction can bring about mental illness.
Consuming substances regularly affects the levels of chemicals in your brain, which can lead to the development of conditions such as depression, anxiety, and schizophrenia.
When you are suffering from an addiction and a mental health condition, we call this dual diagnosis. There are rehab centres set up for people with dual diagnoses.
It can be tricky to spot the mental signs of addiction, so here are a few things to look out for:
If you choose to get sober, your mental health is likely to improve. You will no longer be bound by substances, which gives you a sense of freedom that beats any high a drug could give you.
In some cases, mental health conditions can even disappear when someone stops taking drugs and alcohol.
Drugs and alcohol also have a serious effect on our bodies. When you consume them, you are allowing harmful toxins into your body, which can damage your vital organs.
Some common physical symptoms of addiction are:
Fortunately, when you stop using substances, you will find that you are in much better shape physically. You will have more energy which will allow you to concentrate on the important things in life.
What’s more, you will no longer be at an increased risk of developing serious illnesses or even dying due to addiction.
Most people attend rehab in Ramsbottom for 28 days, and in that time, they learn how to take care of their physical and mental health.
When their time at rehab comes to a close, they leave with much more knowledge about how to practise self-care and prevent relapse.
From a mental health standpoint, rehab forces you to address your issues as you will have daily therapy sessions.
As you discuss your problems with drink and drugs, you will figure out the reason behind your addiction, enabling you to treat the root cause.
This is often trauma such as grief, divorce, neglect, abuse, illness, or bullying. However, not everyone has one sole cause that justifies their issues as addiction is more complicated than that.
Residential rehab also provides the opportunity to learn about your physical health. You will be able to exercise on a regular basis and eat healthy home-cooked meals, which gives you more energy and motivation to face each day.
The detox is the most important treatment for your physical health, as it will ensure drugs and alcohol are no longer harming your body.
Leave society’s stigma behind and take the brave step of asking for help. We are not here to judge you but to listen to your story and figure out how to support you.
We will do everything in our power to find an appropriate form of treatment for you in Ramsbottom, so do not believe the lie that your addiction is too mild or too severe to treat.
Whoever you are and whatever your story, we want to help you. Call us on 0800 140 4690 to discover what kind of support you can access, and to ask us for any advice regarding treatment.
Our service is flexible, so you can choose the location of treatment, type of treatment, facilities offered, and more.
You are our main priority, so we want to ensure you are comfortable with the treatment you receive in Ramsbottom.