At Rehab 4 Addiction, as our name would suggest, we can support you through drug and alcohol rehab in Thorne, or anywhere else. We have a wealth of experience in helping people in your situation to get their lives back.
On a technical and more specific level, we also have various channels to help you recover. For example, if you call or even drop a message on our website, we can give you advice on any addiction related issue. In addition, if you’re reaching out for someone else, we can offer you support too.
We also run residential centres, for anyone who has a moderate to severe dependency. Finally, we can give you a specific treatment plan if that’s something you need.
Rehab can often be as vast and complex as addiction itself. As a result, there’s a lot to learn, which can feel overwhelming during a time that’s already so difficult.
Here, to help you get started, we have more information on the rehab process.
To put it simply and bluntly from the start, drug and alcohol rehab in Thorne is the best choice for recovery. Unfortunately, like many other disorders, there isn’t a cure for addiction.
Instead, the aim of treatment is to help you manage it, so you can get on with your life.
To use one example, the workshops often offered during residential rehab aim to give you life skills, covering subjects like nutrition, health and addiction. Various kinds of therapy and counselling will also teach you coping strategies, so you can heal moving forward.
Cognitive behavioural therapy aims to break down cognitive distortions, also known as toxic patterns in non-therapy terms. These entrenched ways of thinking are a huge driver for addictions spiralling out of control, so it’s very important that this is resolved.
And an important physical treatment that we’re going to talk about in a bit is detoxing.
These aren’t really things you can do or learn alone. As a final point, there’s also such a huge variety of treatments available, that there’s bound to be something that works perfectly for you.
As we said before, one of the most significant parts of rehab is detoxing. To recover and eventually learn to manage your addiction, you’ll first need to break the physical hold that it has on you.
Across a period of about three weeks, give or take, your intake of drugs, alcohol, or both in some cases, will slowly be reduced. It will then be replaced with prescribed medication to avoid withdrawal symptoms that can sometimes become deadly.
For this reason, if you’re going to attempt a detox, it’s incredibly important that you don’t do it alone. Outside of it potentially becoming dangerous, it’s also not likely to work without professional support.
Outside of the various kinds of treatment available, there’s another initial decision to be made. Should you recover privately, or via the NHS? Both have benefits.
Like everything else in this process, it’s a case of finding what works for you.
There are some fantastic services available via the NHS, but you also might have to face long waiting lists. Many people choose private rehab, as it’s much quicker and simpler to access.
Private recovery might also be a better option if you’d like more personalised treatment. Try to consider what you need to recover long term.
A context that’s not often brought up in these conversations, but which needs to be discussed, is how to handle addiction in a work context. How can you support an employee or a colleague through these issues?
You should of course always approach this situation with caution. Have a conversation with the person about their potential issue, but be careful and sensitive with your wording.
It goes without saying, but you should also be sure that the person you’re worried about actually has an addiction.
Now let’s look at what you should do if any employee or colleague is currently seeking help for addiction.
Most importantly, you should try to make your workspace addiction friendly, in whatever way you can. More specifically, you should look at your current policies; will they help or hurt in this scenario? If they’re harmful, it’s very important that you retool whatever the policy is.
Most importantly of all, ask the person suffering from the addiction what makes them comfortable. That’s what’s most important, whatever angle you’re looking at this from.
To briefly go back to the point about addiction-friendly spaces, it’s a good idea to try and create an environment like that, even if you don’t think anyone in your workplace is currently struggling with these issues.
You never know who could be suffering in silence, or what could come up in the future.
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