Rehab 4 Addiction

Drug & Alcohol Rehab in Southmead

Something as serious as a loved one suffering from addiction can be hard to come to terms with. But organisations like Rehab 4 Addiction can help get you and the person you’re researching this for all the help and support you need.

If you call us or drop a message on our website, we can provide you with an assessment and/or a treatment plan. Or just general advice and support if that’s all that you need.

You might be surprised to learn that addiction treatment plans can look very different depending on what suits the person being treated. One major example of this is inpatient (residential) and outpatient (at-home) treatment.

For those who would be more suited to residential rehab, we also have several centres across the country. These are secluded, supported spaces designed to treat nearly all kinds of addiction.

How to help and support a loved one with addiction

This is an incredibly difficult situation to be in – the first thing you should do is try to talk to them about it. It’s important to be sensitive of course.

But whether it’s you or someone else suffering from the addiction, ignoring it won’t make it go away. In fact, it could make it much worse, as addictions usually spiral out of control without appropriate help and support.

This will very likely go without saying, but you should also make it clear to your loved ones that they have your full support in their recovery journey. Issues like this can be very hard to come to terms with, so it’s important that they know they have people there for them.

There is one more thing you should be made aware of: if you do attempt to speak to the person potentially suffering from the addiction, you’ll most likely be met with anger and denial. This is perfectly normal, even though it can make the situation harder.

If you need help getting through to someone who won’t acknowledge that they’re struggling, we can also support you in staging an intervention.

Signs to look out for

It can be hard to tell when someone is suffering from an addiction. But there are a few key physical, psychological and behavioural signs you should look out for.

Some of the most common are:

  • Interrupted sleeping patterns/insomnia
  • Bloodshot eyes
  • Lessened commitment to hobbies
  • Defensiveness
  • Memory problems
  • Increased secretive behaviour
  • Agitation
  • If the person won’t stop using, even if their continual use is hurting them and/or those around them
  • If attempts to stop end up in withdrawal symptoms

Drug and alcohol rehab in Southmead

Even if you’re reading this page on behalf of someone else, it’s important to learn as much as you can about the process.

Drug and alcohol rehab in Southmead can differ from person to person, it does generally follow the same stages. The first will usually be some kind of assessment, to establish the individual needs of the person.

Questions asked during such assessments may include: what are you addicted to? How long have you been suffering from addiction? Does anyone else know about your addiction? Have you tried to access treatment before?

In both inpatient and outpatient treatment, the next stage will be some kind of detox. This will cleanse your body of addictive substances in a supported, professional environment, usually over a period of about 3 weeks.

Then, as we said before, the treatments that will follow can vary depending on your personal circumstances and whether you go for inpatient or outpatient treatment.

But speaking generally, rehab is a combination of mental health treatments like therapy and counselling, workshops, support groups and physical therapies like massages, acupuncture and reflexology.

If you’re looking into treatment for yourself, be sure to research the specific place you’re going to offers! As a side note, doing research like this is very important in general, to know what you’re getting into.

How to support an employee or colleague with addiction

This is of course a different circumstance, in comparison to someone you’re close to suffering from addiction. More sensitivity might be required if you don’t know the person very well and you’ll also have to consider what your working relationship with the person is.

But it is still very important that you don’t ignore potential addiction issues. If you’re sure that they need help, you should gently encourage them to get it.

To expand on our earlier point about support, in this case, it’s important for them to know that they have both your individual support and the support of the company as a whole.

Finally, if you know that someone within your workspace is receiving treatment for addiction, you should make an effort to make said workspace as addiction friendly as possible.

Ask them what they need if you’re able to, whilst also looking at your company policies and changing them if necessary if you’re in a senior position.

Call us today on 0800 140 4690


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