Rehab 4 Addiction

Drug and alcohol rehab in Whitehaven in Cumbria can be tailored to suit your specific situation. Consequently, no one’s rehab experience will be the same. We help people with many different addictions, different root causes, and different concerns about treatment.

However, all rehab experiences follow a similar structure. Rehab is a welcoming place in which you are encouraged to work through your addiction daily.

Eventually, you will learn how to deal with your problems without relying on substances.  This takes plenty of time and effort, but it ends in great success for many addicts.

Being away from home allows you to focus entirely on your addiction rather than continuing to pursue unhealthy relationships and make dangerous decisions. Recovery requires a great amount of effort, so living in a residential rehab is essential for most addicts to truly overcome their addiction.

What happens in rehab?

Firstly, you will undergo a detox. Toxic substances that have built up over the course of your addiction will be removed from your body in an attempt to improve your physical health.

This can lead to withdrawal symptoms ranging from headaches to depression. Medical staff are ready to step in if your symptoms worsen significantly, which is why it’s important that you don’t try to detox alone.

Next, it’s time to begin therapy.

Therapy is an essential part of rehab as it promotes long-term sobriety after the short-term fix of detoxing. It’s not easy and it’s not quick, but it gradually changes the way you think over time, increasing your chances of staying mentally and physically well.

Despite common misconceptions, therapy is not the same as counselling. It encompasses a wide range of treatments, including CBT (cognitive behavioural therapies), group therapy, and motivational sessions.

In residential rehab, you will also be introduced to non-medical ways of protecting your mental health, including healthy eating and exercise. In addition to this, you will attend workshops that teach you how to live like an ‘addict’.

How Do I Know If I’m an Addict?

Given that many people in the UK have a turbulent relationship with substances, it’s difficult to know when something is classed as an addiction.

Here are some key signs of an addiction to drugs or alcohol:

  1. You cannot go a day without substances
  2. You find yourself thinking about substances when you are doing other things
  3. You are secretive about your consumption of drugs or alcohol
  4. Loved ones have expressed their concerns about your relationship with substances
  5. You find yourself consuming substances when no one else is around
  6. Your relationships and/or work are being affected 

Remember that what can start as occasional social drinking has the potential to turn into an addiction; no one is exempt from drug or alcohol dependency.

If you’re concerned about your relationship with drugs or alcohol, the best thing to do is to reach out to our non-judgemental staff, who will listen to your situation and offer expert advice.

How to Get Help

Call us at 0800 140 4690 or email at to talk to our amazing staff.

If we make a mutual decision that residential rehab or an outpatient clinic would be ideal for you, our team will immediately begin research on the best centres in and around Whitehaven.

You may be tempted to conceal your addiction, but hiding it only makes it worse. It could lead to depression, unemployment, crime, and even death.

It’s never too late to stop; contact us today for a fresh start.

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