If you’re considering seeking out addiction help, don’t let a lack of information on the process hold you back. Although a base of knowledge before you get started is very important, you don’t need to know absolutely everything right away.
Start off by doing your own research – into the treatments you could be recommended, the places you’re considering going to, the specifics of your exact addiction.
Don’t worry if there’s anything you don’t understand or need further clarification on. If and when you choose to get in touch with Rehab 4 Addiction, we’ll be happy to answer any questions you have.
To get you started on this journey, we’ve included a few frequently asked questions below. These include how to help someone you know through addiction, as well as the benefits of drug and alcohol rehab in Stalbridge and how Rehab 4 Addiction specifically can help you.
It’s never easy to see someone you care about suffering from addiction. It might feel difficult to talk about it, but an open and honest conversation is honestly the best thing you can do.
Even if they react negatively by denying the issue, or getting angry at you, it’s much better to at least have it out in the open. Even if your intervention fails initially, it could end up being an important moment in their journey.
Speaking of interventions, if you truly can’t get through to somebody you know who is suffering from addiction, that’s something that Rehab 4 Addiction can help you with. Like all of our services, all you need to do is get in touch with us.
Our point about research can also apply to you too! It might be trickier with less information if you’re not personally experiencing the addiction, but you could try and look at and learn about potential treatments.
Furthermore, if the person you care about is at a point where they’re looking into treatment, you could try and learn alongside them, if they’d like you to. This small action could go a long way to making them feel less alone.
And it will help them on their journey towards recovery, as they’ll have someone to encourage them.
Ultimately, the best thing you can do is be there for them. The two best ways of doing this let them know that they have your unconditional support and asking what they need on a practical level.
In some ways, this is a trickier situation. You likely don’t know the person as well and you’ll have different levels of professionalism and formality to sort through.
But you might also have more avenues to help them on a structural level. If you can, you should take a look at your company policies and consider how they would or wouldn’t benefit someone suffering from addiction.
And of course, the point about unconditional support also applies in a work scenario. As a further addition, if you have the authority, let them know that the company as a whole will support them too.
Accessing treatment locally can also benefit a lot of people. Even outside of how convenient it is, being closer to home can also make a lot of people feel more comfortable.
At Rehab 4 Addiction we can help you access local facilities if that’s something you feel you need. And that’s not the only way we can help you…
Aside from the interventions and facilities we’ve already discussed, there are other ways that Rehab 4 Addiction can help you too.
Knowing what exactly to do next can be confusing, which is why we can create a personalised treatment plan for you if you’d like us to.
When you first get in touch with us, we’ll discuss the specific details of your situation. Then, we’ll ask you to complete a more formal assessment.
Through the information in both, we’ll then be able to recommend exact treatments for you.
More generally, we can also offer you guidance and emotional support throughout the process and beyond. It doesn’t matter how many times you’ve been through treatment, we’ll always be there to provide whatever support we can.
Drug and alcohol rehab in Stalbridge, or anywhere else, generally follows three stages.
The first aims to break your physical connections with the substance you’re addicted to. More specifically, it will stop the worst withdrawal symptoms from occurring whilst you go clean and will allow you to do so on a long-term basis.
Rather than stopping all at once, detoxes slowly reduce your intake, usually over a period of about 3 weeks.
After that, we can move on to mental health treatments as well as further physical ones. Major examples of this include cognitive behavioural therapy, also known as CBT, motivational interviewing and group therapy.
Each of these provides a different benefit: CBT allows you to work through the toxic thinking patterns known as cognitive distortions, whilst motivational interviewing also allows you to confront past behaviour.
Finally, group therapy also allows you to connect with other people who are in similar situations.
Then, after you’ve completed treatment, either at home with visits to a centre or in a residential facility as we discussed before, you can move on to aftercare.
In this part of the process, you’ll continue to access treatment on a localised level, as you readjust to post-rehab life.
Addiction is a lifelong battle. So even after you’ve finished all of these stages, you can continue to access therapies and support groups if that’s something you need.
And you can get in touch with us for addiction-related advice at any time.
Call us today on 0800 140 4690