Addiction is a disorder with several sides. It affects you mentally and physically, which is why it can be so hard to recover from.
Drug and alcohol rehab in Whaley Bridge, or anywhere else, aims to break down both of these parts, so you can manage your addiction long term.
A full and complete recovery with no issues ever again isn’t realistic, so shouldn’t be expected. This is unfortunately true for a majority of mental or mental health linked disorders.
It’s a lifelong journey. But you can get your life back, with the right help and support.
Drug and alcohol rehab in Whaley Bridge will give you access to both treatments and levels of support (mental and physical), that you wouldn’t be able to get anywhere else.
This is particularly true in terms of detoxes, as attempting to detox alone isn’t likely to work and could even become dangerous with certain substances.
This is because of withdrawal symptoms, which develop when your body has started to become dependent on the substances you’re addicted to.
Some withdrawal symptoms are mild, especially depending on the severity of your addiction and the exact substance you’re addicted to. And alcohol is also its own category in that sense.
Because of this it is hard to generalise – but overall, some of the most common withdrawal symptoms are:
If you choose to go through with drug and alcohol rehab in Whaley Bridge with Rehab 4 Addiction, we’ll help you to safely detox at the beginning of your treatment.
The detox period usually lasts for about 3 weeks, although this can of course varies from case to case.
Your intake of drugs and/or alcohol will slowly be reduced until that aforementioned physical barrier is broken. This is also done with the assistance of prescribed medication.
You’ll also only be able to access the kinds of mental health treatments that will allow you to recover through professional rehab – but we’ve got a bit more on that, as well as a few more physical treatments, later.
To get in touch with OK Rehab, all you need to do is call, or drop a message on our website. Then the next stage is laying down the specifics of your situation, first through a conversation, then a formal assessment.
After that and before you start any actual treatment, we’ll also ask you to complete a full mental and physical assessment.
The word “assessment” might sound intimidating, bringing to mind images of pressured exams and overly formal scenarios. But it really is nothing to worry about.
It’s just a way for us to find out more about you and your circumstances, so we can figure out how best to help you.
The next stage is treatment, including the detoxes we’ve already discussed and the mental health treatments we’re about to discuss.
The support doesn’t end there either. Most plans usually include some kind of aftercare, meaning you’ll continue to access treatments as you adjust to post-rehab life.
In the earlier stages, we just discussed, one of the most important decisions to be made is what kind of overall treatment you should go for. Inpatient treatment is completed in a residential facility and is generally recommended for those with moderate to severe dependencies.
It’s generally more intensive than at-home treatment (known as outpatient treatment), as it puts you in an environment of constant care.
Going to a residential facility can also be more beneficial for those who need to getaway. On the other hand, people who feel more comfortable at home might suit outpatient treatment more.
In that process, you’ll regularly visit a centre instead of living in the space where you’re also recovering.
As we’ve previously touched on, the treatments you’re advised to get will largely depend on your specific circumstances. But there are a few constants and a general 3 stages. Those are detoxification, rehabilitation and aftercare.
After detoxes, we start to look more at the mental health side of things. Therapy and counselling are both vital at this stage.
But, depending on what suits you most and what’s emerged in our previous discussions, you might experience different kinds, including:
Often shortened to CBT, this kind of treatment encourages you to look at the cognitive distortions (toxic thinking and behaviour patterns) that could be influencing your behaviour.
Similarly, this also encourages you to take a second look at your behaviour. But this time, it’s done through a series of non-judgmental questions.
Having a good network of support around you can also be very important. This is where group therapy comes into play, as it allows you to form the connections that will then provide you with the emotional support you need.
Even though they’re technically two separate things, we’re putting these two together, as they’re very similar processes that provide very similar benefits. Expressing yourself through creative arts can be very cathartic. It’s especially helpful if you’re the kind of person who enjoys these activities anyway, as it can lift your spirits during what can be a tough process.
Then, of course, there is the kind of therapy where you simply sit down and unpack any and all issues you have with a therapist.
This might seem like a daunting prospect. But facing up to your traumas truly is the best way to deal with them in the long run.
As a final point, more minor physical treatments like massages can also help to lift your mood, putting you in a good frame of mind throughout the whole process.
And, of course, support groups like alcoholics anonymous and narcotics anonymous can provide the same benefits as group therapy.
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