Addiction can have many devastating impacts, on both your health and your life. Perhaps one of the worst is the way that it isolates you and makes you feel like you’re struggling alone.
Many people are also reluctant to reach out on two levels: first of all, they don’t want to admit to themselves that they have a problem. Second of all, they’re afraid of judgement from others once their addiction is out in the open.
Rehab 4 Addiction is a judgement-free space, where you can receive appropriate support for your problems without shame. And as a sidenote, addiction is also a lot more common than people think and is nothing to be ashamed of.
Drug and alcohol rehab in Tring, or anywhere else, may seem intimidating.
But if you get in touch with Rehab 4 Addiction, you’ll be going into this with a full team behind you, as you go through professional treatment.
When it comes to addiction, there are a few key signs that could indicate that you need help. The first and most important one is the inability to stop, ignoring any and all consequences.
Linking to this, if your addiction is severe enough that a dependency has developed, you may also experience withdrawal symptoms if you do attempt to stop. This essentially means that your body has become dependent on whatever you’re addicted to, as a result of heavy use over a long period of time.
Withdrawal symptoms can vary by quite a bit from substance to substance and depending on severity level. They can include sweating, diarrhoea, tremors, seizures, hallucinations and flu-like symptoms.
During treatment, professional detoxes aim to lessen and/or stop these symptoms from occurring, whilst also breaking down the physical side of addiction from the start of your journey.
To go back a step further, a sign of developing dependency is also an increased tolerance. To use a real-life example, if this is becoming the case for you, you might find that you need to use more to get the same effect.
On the outside, there are also several physical symptoms of addiction. Some of the most common are bloodshot eyes, lessened care for hygiene and disrupted sleep patterns.
Finally, we should note that there’s a difference between drug and alcohol abuse and drug and alcohol addiction, although one can often lead to the other. Both do require treatment, but abuse is generally at a less severe level.
Addiction is complex and often has many factors going into it. Rehab attempts to reach in and unpick these root causes, through a combination of treatments.
One major example of this is the trauma that often triggers these issues. In professionally supported rehab, you can learn to manage this through mental health treatments.
These can include various kinds of therapy and counselling, alongside support groups. Finally, many residential rehab centres also offer workshops that will help you to have a healthier life once your treatment plan ends.
It’s tricky to come up with an answer to this, as every case is unique. As we said before, there are often a lot of different factors going into it.
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