Rehab 4 Addiction

Addiction is a growing issue across the UK – according to official NHS data, last year in there were 7,027 hospital admissions for drug-related issues, which is an increase of 21% from 2008/9.

Although issues of oppression can impact addiction as they impact every part of a person’s life, addiction can also transcend class, age and any other social constructs to hit any of us.

Many find it embarrassing to try and seek help, or to even admit they have a problem in the first place – but it can be the best way to recover. Going it alone is one of the worst things you could do in this scenario.

Trying to recover on your own without any expert or professional help could lead to very dangerous withdrawal symptoms and will be much harder overall, as you’re much more likely to fall off the wagon (to use a cliché) if you’re alone and not using professional techniques.

Alcohol rehab in Woolwich through Rehab 4 Addiction is fully available to anyone who needs it, in addition to multiple other kinds of treatment and assistance.

Different kinds of addiction

In addition to being all-encompassing, addiction can also take many forms. These include:

  • Alcohol – One of the most known kinds of addiction, this can also be one of the hardest to fight as alcohol is so woven into culture and society. But like any of the problems mentioned here, it is possible to beat it, with the right recovery plan in place
  • Opiates – detoxing from Opiates also comes with some of the most dangerous withdrawal symptoms, with the worst including seizures, dehydration, vomiting a rapid heartbeat and high blood pressure, so it’s incredibly important to get treatment with expert guidance, rather than trying to handle it on my own
  • Cannabis – This is seen by many as a less dangerous drug, but it can still be addictive and can lead to long term psychological problems if taken too far
  • Gambling – The only behavioural addiction on this list, gambling addiction can destroy lives as well as mental health. The compulsion to engage in specific rewarding behaviour (what behavioural addiction is by definition) can be just as toxic as substance or alcohol issues. Other kinds of behavioural addiction include shopping addiction, gaming addiction, food addiction and phone addiction
  • Prescription drugs – This addiction can start in either two ways: with legitimate and legal use that fits with the term “prescription”, or with illegal consumption. Either way, getting help is extremely important. Always remember to only take such drugs if you’re directed to by a medical professional

Is addiction a disease?

The simple answer to that is yes. On a clinical level, it’s considered a disorder that alters the brain of the sufferer, impairing their judgement and getting worse or even becoming deadly if left untreated. In the long term, addiction has also been shown to affect parts of the brain that control memory, decision-making and learning.

It’s never the fault of the person suffering from the addiction: it’s simply a horrible, often life-destroying illness that needs treatment like any other condition.

What treatments are available?

When it comes to addiction, there are a huge variety of options available, which can seem overwhelming. If you choose treatment with Rehab 4 Addiction, your journey will begin as a simple conversation with one of our experts, to discuss the best personalised plan for you. In that personalised plan, treatments may include:

  • A detox (nearly all Rehab 4 Addiction’s treatments begin with some supported variation of this, but it can be dangerous to attempt alone due to withdrawal symptoms).
  • A 12-step programme
  • Holistic therapy
  • Talking therapy
  • Counselling
  • Alcoholics Anonymous or similar support groups
  • Health workshops

Another decision will be whether to go for inpatient or outpatient treatment. The difference is simple. Inpatient programmes are treatments completed whilst the patient is still at home – this can be a beneficial choice for people with less severe problems who would be more comfortable staying in a familiar environment.

Meanwhile, outpatient treatment involves a stay in a residential facility and is generally the best option for people with moderate to severe dependency.

Why choose rehab?

As we’ve already established, every circumstance is different and every unique addiction scenario needs its own personalised treatment. As we previously stated, residential rehab is the best option for moderate to severe addiction issues, for a multitude of reasons.

First, it’ll keep you in a private space away from temptation. Second of all, having continual access to professional support will really help you if you have a more serious problem.

If you’re struggling with a serious addiction, our alcohol rehab near to Woolwich could be an effective solution. The nearest facility to Woolwich is London, where we have a private, secluded residential centre with many beneficial features to aid in your recovery.

These include a large garden space, a swimming pool an on-site gymnasium and a conservatory. The residential rooms and treatment rooms are also in the same building, giving you access to everything you might need as you go through the rehab process.

No matter what kind of treatment you need or how severe your addiction is, it’s never too late to ask for help. Get in touch if you’d like to chat to our experts. Call Rehab 4 Addiction today on 0800 140 4690 or fill in the enquiry form.

 

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