If you have been trying unsuccessfully to stop drinking or taking drugs you’re probably at the end of your tether. Unfortunately, the feeling of being overwhelmed and not knowing what to do can lead straight back to the behaviour you want to stop.
There comes a point in every person’s life where support is needed. It’s the same for a person who has an addiction. Being ready to accept support to change your life is a huge and positive step. The first thing to do is consider your treatment options.
With the increase in people suffering from addictions, many treatment options have appeared. It’s important that a variety of programmes exist in order to most effectively treat individuals. Although the experience of addiction may have common traits, each person is unique.
Finding the most suitable treatment programme for you as an individual is important. There are various ways you can access support.
In most local communities there are government-funded drug and alcohol services. They can be very effective for many. These services usually have timetables for people to access group activities. There is also limited availability for one-to-one support.
However, people experiencing longer-term addictions usually require more personal input that covers all areas. Choosing to stay at a private clinic in Sittingbourne provides 24 hours, 7 days a week support. The environment is immersive offering the opportunity for people to be totally focused on the beginning of healing.
By contacting Rehab 4 Addiction, we can talk through treatment options available to people who live in and around Sittingbourne. After asking a few questions, we can make recommendations to suit the individual.
To gain the optimum results from rehab and a solid start to healing and recovery, people must be totally dedicated.
Drug and alcohol habits develop and deepen over time. This is why rehabilitation takes focus and determination. A person needs to be open and willing to participate in the detox and therapies that are provided.
Choosing to change your life is a huge endeavour. The thoughts and habits that surround addiction affects a person’s entire life and a lot will have to be adapted, personally and on a wider scale.
It’s important that you enter treatment with both self-compassion and the ability, to be honest with yourself and the professionals who will be supporting you to recover.
“Most men would rather deny a hard truth than face it.” (George R.R. Martin). However, it’s only through facing a hard truth that a person can overcome it.
With an honest and determined approach, you can begin a successful journey of recovery.
When quitting an addiction, both the physical and psychological aspects need to be considered. At home or when trying to break a habit alone, physical withdrawal can feel frightening, it can be painful. Worse than this, when trying to quit a substance that has created a physical dependence, withdrawal can be dangerous.
Symptoms of withdrawal can include:
A physical dependence needs to be medically overseen. This is the safest method. At Rehab 4 Addiction in Sittingbourne, doctors oversee the early phase of a residential stay at a treatment centre. People are therefore able to access medication to ease the symptoms of physical withdrawal.
An alcohol withdrawal can be medicated with Librium. A heroin withdrawal is medicated with Subutex. There are other options where appropriate as well. It’s essential that detox is monitored by professionals who can prescribe the safe, necessary amounts of these medications.
It’s unsafe and inadvisable to try and do this alone at home.
It’s common that a person will try to quit drinking or drugs alone (and often many times) before seeking support. This can be a very frustrating time. There can be recurring relapses and this can lead to feelings of constant failure.
A person who is willing to try every day to face and overcome an addiction has courage. For people who want to quit every single day (even if this hasn’t happened so far), attending rehab can make all the difference. Here’s why:
A person is both their physical and psychological self; the body as well as the mind. Both are inextricably linked. This is why rehabilitation programmes provide support for both.
At a private clinic, people access support from leading professionals with years of experience. This ensures residents are in safe and reliable hands throughout the stay.
The physical treatment includes a detox at the start of the programme. It concentrates on the early effects of quitting a substance. Detox can include taking medications. Healthy and hearty food is provided. The focus is on supporting your body to physically start cleansing and detoxing.
The psychological therapies a person accesses during a stay at rehab is where a person becomes equipped to mentally take back control of their lives. This occurs through talking therapies and group work. Therapy enables people to start understanding where the addiction has come from and more importantly, how to overcome it.
CBT, dialectical behavioural therapy, 12-Step work, and motivational interviewing has healed many people before you. It can work for you too.
There are also holistic approaches to healing that can be incredibly effective. Mindfulness practice aims to reduce anxiety and to feel more controlled in the mind. Art therapy and music therapy are also excellent ways to provide a comfortable space in order for self-expression.
To treat the whole of a person, a person has to be open to having all parts treated. Then change can take place.
To find out all you need to know about attending a rehab centre in Sittingbourne or elsewhere in Kent, call us today. A short consultation will be held on the phone where we can talk you through the best options to suit your needs.