Rehab 4 Addiction

If you’re struggling and feel like you need help, drug and alcohol rehab in Wisbech might be for you. There are lots of treatments out there, in addition to tons of support, to help you get through what can be an incredibly difficult time. And Rehab 4 Addiction is here to help you understand all those options in more detail.

For a majority of people with a moderate to severe addiction to drugs or alcohol, residential rehab is the answer. Being in an isolated environment, safely away from the substance they’re addicted to, with continued access to support, can be life-changing.

Some may also have these addiction issues in the first place due to difficult circumstances at home, so there being away from your usual environment can be beneficial too.

Signs and symptoms of addiction

Addiction is an incredibly complex disorder – but many of its signs and symptoms are actually a lot more simple than its causes or treatment. Usually the most prominent are:

  • An inability to stop consuming the addictive drink or substance, or stop participating in addictive behaviour.
  • Changes in your behaviour
  • People around you noticing changes in your behaviour
  • Damage to your physical or mental health
  • Damage to your finances
  • Problems at work or difficulty finding work due to changed behaviour

Essentially, if you can’t stop consuming something or behaving in a particular way no matter how much it hurts you or those around you. Or if you’re switching your life around to fit the addictive substance and if people are starting to notice. Or if it’s damaging your life in any way. You may need to seek out professional help.

When should I reach out?

The simple answer to that is, as soon as possible. If you don’t get help to manage your addiction, you run the risk of making it worse, meaning it will become even harder to treat. Studies have shown that addiction literally rewires the brain of the affected person.

This makes it extremely difficult to treat, but it also means that, like many other illnesses, catching it early on could be the key to getting better.

Types of treatment

There’s plenty of treatment for drug and alcohol rehab in Cambridgeshire– you just need to know where to look. That’s what Rehab 4 Addiction is here for. If and when you choose to get in touch with us, we’ll complete an initial assessment and then use that to give you a personalised treatment plan.

This will nearly always start with detox if you go into whatever form of treatment is recommended to you with drugs or alcohol still in your system.

This will be medically assisted with the guidance of experts. It’s also important to say here that detoxes, or “going cold turkey” as it’s called colloquially, is very likely to fail if you do it alone.

This is because it’s not just a case of stopping and resisting temptation from then on. As we said earlier, addiction is complex and unfortunately, it’s not that easy to solve.

Most detoxes also come with a variety of withdrawal symptoms, which can vary widely depending on what you’re detoxing from. If handled alone, these symptoms can range from incredibly unpleasant to straight-up dangerous, which is another reason we don’t recommend detoxing alone.

Therapy and other mental health treatments can be another very important part of the recovery process. Remember, addiction is a mental illness as well as a physical one, meaning both need to be treated.

Counselling, which is more generalised and therapy, which is more specialised, could play a key part in your recovery. In addition, a variety of support groups including alcoholics anonymous and narcotics anonymous will also be available as treatment options.

It may seem like a cliché, but opening up to people who are in the same circumstances as you does often really help.

If you’re still in need of support, it doesn’t just stop at that initial plan either. We also have a variety of aftercare options, including all the therapies we mentioned just now, in addition to various groups and continued support in general.

It doesn’t matter if you’re just starting out on this journey, or if you’ve been through all of it a million times (that may be a bit of an exaggeration and isn’t really possible, but hopefully you know what we mean). Rehab 4 Addiction will always be there to guide you, whenever you need us. You can contact our helpline on 0800 140 4690.


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