The decision to seek help for a drug or alcohol dependency is never an easy one.
The journey towards long term recovery includes dedication, hard work and the willingness to accept help from others.
It isn’t something you can do alone. You need to be able to accept that without the help of trained staff the journey is going to be much longer and harder than it needs to be.
But you may still not be sure if you are in fact struggling with a drug or alcohol dependency. You may think you can quit whenever you want and you just don’t want to.
Well, the best way to know if your substance abuse has evolved into a dependency is to look out for withdrawal symptoms.
Withdrawal symptoms are what you experience when you go a prolonged amount of time without drugs or alcohol when you have developed a dependency.
This is because substance abuse changes your brains chemistry. When you first use drugs or alcohol you create a rush of dopamine, the feel-good chemical.
Over time your brain begins to crave more of what released dopamine and can react violently when it goes extended periods without the substance. You can experience withdrawal symptoms which when experienced alone can be very dangerous.
Especially as over time it will take more and more drugs or alcohol to ward them off.
With withdrawal symptoms you can experience:
It is very easy for these symptoms to prove too much for a person to handle and they return to substance abuse to end them.
Experiencing withdrawal symptoms is definitive proof you have developed a drug or alcohol dependency and that you require specialist treatment in order to achieve sobriety.
The best place you can be in order to work on your drug or alcohol dependency is a rehab centre.
Rehab centres contain specialist facilities designed to aid in each step of the recovery process.
Now more than ever there is a wide range of options for you to choose from each dedicated to helping you.
But with so many choices the process of actually finding a rehab centre suited for your specific wants and needs may seem overwhelming. At this point in your journey speed is the key.
The sooner you are in rehab, the sooner your treatment can begin.
At Rehab 4 Addiction we aim to streamline the entire process. We take the stressful job of finding the right rehab and do it for you.
All you have to do is complete our free initial assessment so that our dedicated staff can learn about you. We take the time to understand what you need in your treatment and what kind of facilities are needed to best provide this.
We are then able to refer you to a rehab centre in the Wantage area so that you can stay local and stay focused on your treatments.
Unlike with NHS rehabilitation programmes, we are able to work quickly and efficiently as we only refer you to rehab centres that are well-staffed and well funded.
Where you will be able to receive the one to one attention you need and deserve.
Many people are warry with rehab centres due to a lack of knowledge surrounding the treatments they will receive.
It is easy to be scared by something you don’t fully understand, but we aim to put those fears to rest.
The first treatment you are likely to receive upon your arrival at the rehab centre is detox.
The detox is the process of ridding your body of all drugs and alcohol to ween you off them together.
Now it is important to remember that the detox alloys your body to work through the withdrawal symptoms in a safe environment monitored by fully trained medical staff, who are able to administer medication to relieve the symptoms.
It is incredibly dangerous to attempt to detox alone as it will most likely end with you in the hospital.
During the detox in rehab, you are monitored 24 hours a day and everything humanly possible is done to keep you as safe and comfortable as possible.
The detox acts as the perfect starting off point for the rest of your treatments. As you are able to focus on them rather than your cravings.
The next treatment will be therapy.
As substance abuse is often a result of mental health problems and past trauma in order to achieve long term recovery these issues must be dealt with.
In most cases, you will attend group therapy sessions along with others staying at the rehab centre.
These sessions are run by a fully trained therapist who can monitor your progress and help you get to the core reason behind your substance abuse.
In some circumstances, you may attend private one to one therapy sessions. This is perfectly normal and is simply a decision made by the rehab centre to best help you.
During your therapy sessions, you will be given tools to avoid triggers for your cravings and healthier coping mechanisms than substance abuse.
Following your stay at rehab, you will be offered aftercare services.
These tend to involve follow up therapy sessions and a referral to a support group in the Wantage area.
A support group is invaluable to those that have left rehab. It provides you with the support but without the constant supervision, you have gotten used to.
It allows you to have accountability and a support network that can help keep you in check.
In order to begin your journey towards long term recovery all you have to do is give us at Rehab 4 Addiction a call. Our dedicated staff members are standing by ready and waiting to get you started.
Our number is 0800 140 4690
We know you can do this. Getting to the end of this site is the first step in the right direction.
Let us help you the rest of the way.