Rehab 4 Addiction

Drug & Alcohol Rehab in Steyning

If you are someone who is experiencing a drug or alcohol addiction and wish to receive treatment for such, you are in the right place.

We are Rehab 4 Addiction, an advisory and referral service that aims to place individuals battling substance and behavioural addictions into suitable treatment.

We do this by working with a large network of rehabilitation centres and outpatient clinics throughout the UK and matching each client with their perfect treatment facility, and then their perfect treatment methods, through a number of simple assessments.

We understand that this is a complicated and unpredictable time. There are many routes to recovery, and it can be challenging to decipher what is suitable for you and what is not.

At this time it is common to have many questions surrounding your situation, addictions in general, and the prospect of rehabilitation in a drug and alcohol rehab in Steyning.

Some of our frequently asked questions are listed below but feel free to get in touch if you do not find the information you are looking for.

To get in contact with us, call us on 0800 140 4690, or fill in our online form to receive a callback.

What is an addiction?

Many people, when thinking of addiction, will picture the most common substances to be addicted to; drugs and alcohol. However, these are not the only things an individual can become addicted to.

Addiction is simply taking part in a behaviour that is known to have adverse consequences, in order to receive or experience a ‘high’ of some sorts, and though drug and alcohol addictions are the most well-known, you can also become addicted to sex, gaming, gambling, exercising, shopping, collecting, eating, and much more.

The constant aspect of all these addictions is the ‘high’ that is achieved through the use of the substance or the taking part in the behaviour.

For shopping and collecting items, this high can be felt through the purchase of a new piece, with gambling it is usually winning or getting close to winning, and so on.

With substances like drugs or alcohol, this high is much more literal.

What causes addiction?

When we use drugs and alcohol a neurochemical reaction occurs in the brain that significantly increases the amount of dopamine.

This high lends itself to make us feel more relaxed and carefree, when before we may have been anxious or depressed.

The continual use of these substances in order to feel this high is how addiction can occur.

Of course, there are many complex and different reasons why an individual would be driven to want to reach this high.

It is possible for individuals to only ever use drugs and alcohol recreationally, and to reach this high every once in a while alongside a healthy lifestyle. However, this is unfortunately not the situation for everyone.

It may be due to a dysfunctional family, a pressuring friend group, an abusive relationship, a stressful career, the loss of a loved one, or a traumatic event, but there are countless reasons that would make an individual feel the need to reach for substances for comfort or escapism.

When this happens, an addiction is certainly just around the corner.

How much does rehabilitation cost?

We understand that cost can be a huge factor when deciding on addiction treatment and rehab facilities.

We also recognise that many individuals will opt instead for risky DIY and at home recoveries rather than seek professional treatment due to the expected financial setbacks of such.

We do not want anyone to miss out on crucial addiction treatment that could save their life, which is why we work hard to ensure that our services are offered and available to everyone, regardless of their circumstances.

This means that we will try our very best to work around any financial concerns or particular budgets you may have when it comes to your treatment, so make sure to detail any worries you have when you enquire.

How long will I be in rehab?

The average amount of time for a rehabilitation programme in a drug and alcohol rehab in Steyning is around 28 days.

However, this is simply an average, and will not be the experience for every client.

Some may need much longer than the expected 28 days, whereas some may find themselves finished with their recovery journey long before this time.

There is no shame if you are someone who happens to require a longer time in rehab, as this will be due to many factors of you and your addiction that are now out of your control, such as family history, the substance you have used, the method of abuse, and the length of time that you have used for.

Similarly, if you end up needing much less time in rehab than is expected, this is not an excuse to be lax with aftercare or to not be as responsible with your continued recovery journey when you do leave.

For both of these situations, a successful recovery is still possible, but we recommend focusing on the journey and the progress you are sure to make along the way, rather than the ‘finish line’ of recovery.

When should I reach out?

The time to reach out is now.

You may feel embarrassed to reach out, shameful to mention aspects of your situation to someone, or even like you are in complete control of your addiction, but waiting to ask for help could mean a higher risk of lasting damage being done to your brain and body, and maybe even death.

Whilst you are waiting for things to get better you could instead be receiving the vital addiction treatment you need, and be on your way to a full and long-lasting recovery.

Don’t wait to reach out for professional help. Don’t wait for your new life to start. Contact us today on 0800 140 4690.

 

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