Rehab 4 Addiction

At Rehab 4 Addiction we understand the stress and worry families of those struggling with addiction can be under. You may feel like you aren’t providing enough support and that you are watching helplessly from the sidelines.

Sometimes it is incredibly hard to make someone with addiction see how much they are struggling. Often the last person to see the addiction is themselves.

Drug and alcohol addictions not only take over the individual’s life but also have long-lasting effects on family and friends. We wholeheartedly advise that you do not attempt to deal with addiction on your own and reach out to us for help.

Many loved ones may be scared to ask for support in fear that an intervention will prevent help instead of encouraging it. This is the best course of action and we can offer professional help in one of our rehab facilities in Thornaby-on-Tees and around North Yorkshire.

Can I refer a friend or a loved one?

You may feel anxious about reaching out to us as it may be the first time you’ve spoken about the issue to a professional. We know this can perhaps make the issue feel more ‘real’ and cements a course of action.

Our team are friendly and can offer confidential advice you may not have found elsewhere. We have many years of experience dealing with addiction as well as the repercussions on loved ones and can assist you in this process of organising a referral or intervention.

We know you want what’s best, even though it may feel very hard at the time. By calling us on 0800 140 4690 we can further discuss the best plan of action if you are wanting to refer somebody you know.

During our call, we will ask you to point out the signs that you have noticed which can help us find the correct next step. If we believe that the individual in question requires treatment in a rehabilitation centre, we will contact clinics in the area and arrange admittance.

Rehab isn’t always the right course of action so we may recommend therapy or counselling too.

When should I intervene?

Sometimes it’s hard to spot the signs in a loved one as we like to believe they can get better if we just support them a bit more. This is a lot of pressure to place on yourself. Sometimes the only way to receive help is professionally and under medical supervision, especially when it comes to addiction.

You may notice some changes in your loved one or friend that include but are not limited to:

  • Slurring speech
  • Rapid weight loss or weight gain
  • Many mood changes in a very small space of time
  • Regularly missing work or important events
  • Lots of money spent with very little to show for it
  • Lack of personal care and a change in appearance

If you have noticed some of these changes, we advise you to speak to your loved one in a calmly and clearly. Having a conversation with them in the morning is most likely the time they are not under the influence and may produce better results for both of you.

They may not believe they need help, like many people with addiction believe. But there is support out there for them. Having this difficult conversation is not only in their best interest but yours too.

Intervention must take place when the strain on you becomes too much. It is not selfish to want to make a change, but you are only human and cannot provide support at all times as well as manage your responsibilities.

Trying to manage their addiction as well as your own needs often results in a strained relationship and a toxic environment, if you live together. You are not expected to cope with all of this so remind yourself you are doing the right thing by reaching out to us at Rehab 4 Addiction.

What happens at rehab?

The rehab clinics that we will put you into contact with are private which means as soon as your loved one enters a facility in Thornaby-on-Tees they are considered an inpatient. This means that they reside in the clinic during their treatment.

It can be anxiety-inducing to think of a loved one away from their home environment, but we can guarantee they will be well looked after at all times during their stay.

Visits from family members and friends are encouraged during rehab as it helps remind the individual struggling with addiction of their motivations for wanting to recover.

If you are unfamiliar with the process of rehab here’s a friendly overview of what to expect:

  1. The first stage of rehab is detoxing. This usually lasts around a week and helps see all toxins and substances leave their system. Withdrawal symptoms are a nasty part of this but we can provide prescription treatment to ease the pain
  2. The second stage is therapy. After detoxing we encourage all clients to take part in therapy whether it’s one-to-one or group. Our staff can help equip clients with the essential tools they need to reshape a successful future. With these tools, we can expect clients to be less likely to relapse when they leave our care
  3. And finally, aftercare. This is imperative for long-term and successful recovery. After inpatient treatment, we offer therapy sessions and meetings with local Alcoholics and Narcotics Anonymous to ensure your loved one is receiving professional support

What can I do to support them?

During your loved ones’ stay at rehab, it may feel difficult to offer support as they aren’t close by. We recommend you send letters or visit them to encourage them on their journey to recovery.

You could also take in gifts however please do check with the individual clinic on what items they allow or prohibit.

Once your loved one enters the aftercare stage just offering a place to stay or taking them to outpatient therapy sessions could mean a lot to them. Lending a hand in small ways can often mean the most. By calling us on 0800 140 4690 we can help your loved ones get the help they need.

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