Whatever difficult circumstances you’re facing due to a drug or alcohol addiction, you can fix them. Many people, after years of addiction, feel as though there is no way to heal so much of their life that has been damaged.
The consequences of a substance misuse problem ripple out into each area of a person’s life.
There are ways to recover every aspect of a person’s life. In order to gain this, however, a treatment centre that follows top quality protocol is essential.
Recovery rates are much higher where staff are fully invested in supporting patients and where people have the time to focus totally on healing.
A referral through the Rehab 4 Addiction team will ensure you access one of these clinics.
We are connected to the best rehab clinics in the UK and can ensure you a placement to the most suitable for your individual needs.
The effects of drugs and alcohol are felt far and wide. Not only does the person experience it, the people who care for this person will also live with the heartbreaking situation and then beyond that local communities are affected.
There are both immediate effects of taking substances as well as long term implications. In the first instance, people tend to try alcohol and drugs because they’re hoping to achieve “desired effects”.
These might be linked to socialising, such as wanting to feel more confident or wanting to fit in.
Taking drugs and alcohol will have a variety of effects depending on the substance taken, the person’s tolerance and general health, as well as whether they have combined any substances.
Many substances affect the central nervous system and this has many physiological consequences. A person’s heart rate can change, as well as respiratory functioning.
A person’s eyes might dilate, or their eyelids may droop. People might become more energetic or appear comatose.
There are also fatal consequences at the most extreme end of using alcohol and drugs.
In relation to long-term use, there is far more than the initial side effects of taking the substances. Where this happens, there arises a huge increase in the risk of health issues.
People are more likely to develop diseases and chronic health conditions.
The issue is, addiction isn’t just a matter of quitting and there are dangers of quitting substances where a physical dependency exists.
Where problematic drug and alcohol use exists, professional treatment is critical to recovery.
Many people will be deterred from accessing treatment. There are many reasons for this. Some people might have been put off due to previous experiences they’ve had with healthcare professionals in the past.
Sometimes the stigma attached to addiction will prevent a person from seeking help. Many people will find it difficult to admit that there is a problem for themselves and then to others. This might be linked to feeling embarrassed.
Sadly, society often criminalises drug use, where actually a huge part of it is a health concern and as such deserves to be treated as one. Some might worry about getting in trouble with the authorities.
Other barriers to treatment might include finding it hard to make appointments due to work commitments or, on the other hand, homelessness.
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There are huge benefits to beginning a rehabilitation programme. Firstly, a person is choosing to stop taking the drug, especially where they might opt to begin treatment with a residential stay at a clinic.
When the substance is removed from the body in the detox stage of treatment, the body can begin to return to its normal functioning.
It can take from days to weeks for a substance to be totally out of a person’s body. It will depend on the substance and the person. This is why it takes time for a person to start feeling better.
The chemical and hormonal balances in the brain and body need to rebalance. The vital organs take time to rid the toxins and to start doing the jobs they’re supposed to do.
Therapies provide a healing space for people to address the psychological and spiritual aspects of recovery.
Tackling the causes and triggers of addictive behaviours and learning how to manage them creates space for long-term change.
In terms of the “spiritual” self, people begin to find new ways of feeling comfortable within themselves.
Rehab clinics offer holistic therapies such as yoga, mindfulness, and equine therapy to support people to feel comfortable in the moment. This can be especially helpful when cravings take hold.
There are NHS funded services in many towns in Britain. While these support many people, NHS addiction services don’t have as much time or as many staff to input the type of attention that is required to fully address addiction.
NHS services are generic regardless of what your addiction problems are and what your personal needs are.
This can be especially felt around the issue of a dual diagnosis where people also have mental health problems.
At private clinics the quality of care is of paramount importance. Staff are trained in a variety of therapies in order to individualise your treatments.
They are able to treat mental health issues alongside addiction. There is a team available 24/7 to ensure your safety. Finally, there are a variety of groups and therapies to ensure all your needs are met.
If you’re wondering what’s available in the Settle area, contact Rehab 4 Addiction.
Our team can talk you through your options. There are some key treatments you’ll likely need, though, in order to treat the addiction.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is usually essential to treatment and has been proven to successfully support people to recover. Along with other therapies, it’s advisable to access peer groups for ongoing and consistent future support.
Yes. Millions throughout the world recover from drugs and alcohol every year. With focus and willingness to do whatever it takes you can recover.
Accessing treatment is essential in order to give you the best tools to recover. Call Rehab 4 Addiction to find out what your next steps towards recovery are.
Call us today on 0800 140 4690.