Many of those with addiction issues can feel they’re facing it all alone, or that it’s something to be ashamed of. But a March 2021 report on the prevalence of alcoholism in the UK found that from 2018 to 2019 around 44,022,560 of the adult population (those aged 18+) had alcohol dependency.
Similarly, another government report showed that between April 2019 and March 2020, there were 270,705 adults in contact with drug and alcohol rehab services.
As a society, the best way to deal with these issues is to talk frankly and openly about it without shame. And on a personal level, the best thing people in these circumstances can do to get out of these toxic, harmful cycles is to reach out and get help.
That’s what Rehab 4 Addiction is here for. Our expert professionals can guide you towards treatment centres, places to get therapy, detox plans, support groups, anything you need.
Right here, we have a handy guide to the subject of addiction, alcoholism, drug abuse and rehab in more detail. We’ll also give you more information specifically on drug and alcohol rehab in Whitstable if you’re specifically looking for treatment that’s close to home.
The above statistics showing how prevalent drug and alcohol problems are might lead you to believe that these are minor, easily solvable issues. But that’s a dangerous path to go down.
Addiction is a chronic mental health condition that rewires the way your brain works. You can’t beat it by going solo, without the support and the guidance of people who know what they’re doing.
If you don’t nip your addiction in the bud as much as you can, as soon as you can, you run the risk of it becoming worse and worse. Even if it seems like a minor solvable problem now, it could end up damaging both your life and your health in numerous ways.
You could end up hurting either yourself or those around you due to an inability to stop consuming whatever it is you’re addicted to.
The health risks of a worsening addiction could include but are not limited to brain damage, seizures, heart problems, infections from a suppressed immune system and respiratory issues.
That list could make it sound like it’s too late if you have a moderate to severe addiction, or that there’s no hope if you’ve already reached that point. But it’s never too late to get help – it’ll just make the process of rehab harder.
When you contact Rehab 4 Addiction, we’ll arrange an initial assessment to discuss your specific needs. From there, we can create a personalised treatment plan designed to suit you. This could be based on various factors, including the substance you’re addicted to, your personality and how severe your addiction is.
One of the first treatments we nearly always start with is a detox. If you’re starting this process with the substance or alcohol you’re addicted to still in your system (which most people are), the first thing we need to do is get it out.
Whether you’re receiving inpatient (residential) or outpatient (at home) treatment, this will be done with the guidance of experts and will often be medically assisted.
We should note that this can be very unpleasant at best and incredibly dangerous at worse to attempt alone, due to withdrawal symptoms.
Due to the way that addiction plants itself in victims on both a mental and physical level as a biopsychosocial disorder, it’s also unlikely to succeed when it’s just one person attempting it all on their own. You wouldn’t try and treat other mental illnesses at home without support – so why try it with this?
An unfortunate truth of addiction is that it’s almost always a lifelong battle. As such, Rehab 4 Addiction can also direct you towards numerous aftercare treatments.
One of the most common is support groups such as Alcoholics Anonymous. It might seem like a bit of a cliché if you’ve watched too many films, but talking to people who are going through everything you are and receiving support from them in return can really help you to heal long term.
Other popular kinds of aftercare include the various kinds of therapy you can also access at any point during treatment, as well as physical therapies such as massages, reflexology, acupuncture and yoga.
In addition, even if you’ve been through all of these before, even if you’ve fallen off the wagon or feel you’re in danger of doing so, you can always reach out to Rehab 4 Addiction for further support.
You’ll also be happy to know that nearly everything we’ve mentioned here is available in or near Whitstable! We have residential rehabs available in Kent, as well as physical and mental therapies. All you need to do is get in touch with us and we’ll direct you towards whatever you need.
All of our team are all living their lived ‘in recovery’. You can contact us today on 0800 140 4690.