Rehab 4 Addiction

Drug & Alcohol Rehab in Swanscombe

There are different types of addiction and the nature of yours will be very specific to your history and the person you now are.

Drug and alcohol addictions are where psychoactive substances create a neurological impact on the brain which causes triggers, cravings, and withdrawals.

There are, however, behavioural addictions that might also influence a drug and alcohol addiction into becoming more difficult to stop. Behavioural addictions might be those related to shopping, gambling, porn use, or exercise.

Whether drug or alcohol addictions are connected to other unhealthy habits or not, physical and psychological treatments from professionals are essential.

These have been proven, time and time again, to be the most effective way to heal these types of health problems.

Knowing where to go in Swanscombe for advice can be confusing.

Rehab 4 Addiction exists to explain your options in the Swanscombe area as well as in other parts of the UK if this also interests you.

How to know that an addiction has developed

There are various signs and symptoms that are common where addictions exist. For many, the stage of denial can be very strong and this can mean people won’t be open to hearing what these symptoms are.

This can be extremely hard for people who love the person who has the addiction.

Usually, though, there comes a moment where people are ready, to be honest, and admit that there is an issue.

Addiction always affects how a person feels and thinks. This is due to how strong alcohol and drugs are and how they impact the chemical and hormonal balances in the body.

Although many might start using substances to make themselves feel better or relaxed, they inevitably cause more problems and make the negative symptoms worse.

Mood swings are incredibly common in addiction, especially in relation to withdrawal.

Alcohol and drugs might come with an initial desirable effect, but this doesn’t take long to completely change.

There are also the issues linked to fluctuations in sleep and appetite, which can make a person feel exhausted and reduce their motivation to participate in usual activities.

How do substances affect the body in the long run?

After prolonged, regular and increasing use, alcohol and drugs will have seriously dangerous effects on the body. The toxins in the substances build-up and although the liver works hard to try and eliminate them, it’s unable to keep up.

This is why people with addictions are at a higher risk of physical health problems.

The physical health issues connected to long term drug and alcohol use include:

  • Chronic damage to the liver, pancreas, kidneys, stomach etc.
  • Heart problems and disease.
  • Several types of cancer.
  • Alcohol-related dementia.
  • Catheter use in those addicted to ketamine.
  • Risk of heart attack linked to cocaine.
  • Lung problems connected to crack-cocaine use.
  • Risk of bloodborne viruses for people who use needles.

What substances are treated at rehab centres in the Swanscombe area?

All psychoactive substances can be treated for, although some are more likely to be treated for than others.

For instance, it’s not as common for drugs such as LSD or psilocybin to be treated for at rehabs although they cause serious psychoactive effects and in some cases, long-term damage, especially in terms of mental health.

It’s, therefore, more likely that people who might have used hallucinogenics in the past are treated in mental health services for schizophrenic or psychotic symptoms.

The most common substances that are treated in rehabs in the Swanscombe area are as follows:

  • Cannabis.
  • Alcohol.
  • Cocaine.
  • Ketamine.
  • Amphetamines.
  • Crack-cocaine.
  • Heroine.

Although they’re not commonly thought of, it’s also increasingly common for people to enter treatment for misuse of prescribed medications and steroids.

Steroid use is on the rise in the UK, especially for young men who exercise a lot.

Steroids are drugs that have serious negative effects on physical health and treatment is essential.

This is particularly important as users might not view themselves as being the “typical drug user”, but the risks are the same, especially where needles are used to administer the drug.

Can you be treated for addiction if you have a mental health problem?

Private rehab clinics are especially experienced and equipped to treat people who are living with both addictions and mental health problems.

Many people who might have accessed NHS-funded drug and alcohol services usually find that where the two problems exist, it can affect a person’s eligibility for various other treatments and services.

This isn’t the case with private clinics. Professionals in these settings recognise the scientific evidence that the two conditions are highly correlated.

It’s not always clear which problem came first, but what is obvious is that patients deserve to be treated for both issues alongside each other.

Recovery rates are high in private clinics because the whole of the person is treated. A person’s mental, physical, and emotional self is addressed through all the different aspects of treatment.

What type of treatment would I receive in Swanscombe?

There are different types of treatments and services. Each individual who accesses rehabilitation programmes has first to be assessed.

This is for the team around the patient to understand exactly what is going to be the most useful and beneficial for the person’s recovery.

Some people will access outpatient services which means that they remain living at home while attending certain therapies or groups at a clinic. For others, a fully comprehensive package of support is necessary.

This is when people will enter rehab for a particular length of time. The level of treatment required will influence the length of the stay.

Treatments offered include physical detox treatments to eliminate substances from the body in the safest way possible.

There are also psychological and alternative therapies to address the triggers of addictive habits and how to manage behaviours in the future.

Finally, peer groups provide a social and connecting part of treatment, which often provides a long-term space for healing.

How can I find out more about rehab in Swanscombe?

To get all your questions answered around addiction, treatments, and what clinics are available to suit your needs, contact the Rehab 4 Addiction team.

We’re here to guide you and if you want to enter rehab can secure you a place in the most suitable clinic.

Call us today on  0800 140 4690.

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