When a person faces an addiction, it’s usually only a matter of time before they realise that they want to take back control of their life.
Regaining autonomy of one’s actions isn’t as easy as might first be thought, though, where addiction exists.
You have probably realised that you want a future that’s healthier than the one gained while using drugs or drinking alcohol.
In order to achieve this goal, there are a few things that you can set in place to make the transition to sobriety much easier.
Rehab 4 Addiction is here to support you towards your goals. Our team of advisors is linked to drug and alcohol services throughout the UK and are trained to match people with the ideal rehabilitation programme.
It’s our goal to make sure you access the best clinic for your needs and to make this as easy as possible, so you have less to worry about.
For anyone who has an addiction, it’s often agreed that the withdrawal process is where a lot of the problems are.
Withdrawal is a process that can be both mentally challenging as well as incredibly uncomfortable in its physical symptoms. The type of substance you take will influence the type of withdrawal you experience.
Symptoms of withdrawal include:
Usually, when a person enters withdrawal, they’ll immediately want to get the substance again in order to relieve these symptoms.
This is only natural for two reasons, firstly, the substance is the coping mechanism, and secondly, the substance literally eases the symptoms.
If a person is alone or with people they care about, cravings can feel impossible to manage. This is why relapse occurs.
When you begin a stay at rehab, you’ll enter the detox stage. This means being supported by a team of medical staff to get through the early stage of withdrawal.
A doctor is available in order to make the symptoms easier to get through; they’re able to prescribe medications to help with this.
The medications ease symptoms of both psychological and physical withdrawal.
Where physical dependencies exist, the symptoms are usually much more dangerous and so it’s important that people are under medical supervision where this is the case.
After a person has gone through detox, their body will be free from the toxins in the substances. The challenge faced now is making sure that you don’t use drink or drugs again.
There are several areas that need to be addressed in order to ensure this happens.
In life, where any problem exists, there is a cause. In order to fix a problem, one must consider what the cause is and figure out how to fix it or how to manage it effectively.
Many people who have addictions will have faced uncomfortable events or feelings. There might be a genetic predisposition or low self-esteem.
Whatever the causes, therapists support patients in identifying what these are. In some cases, the causes will no longer exist while the addiction remains.
A therapist makes it easier for a person to understand how to manage their responses to issues that have caused them to use.
Along with this, people will be supported to understand how to manage their thoughts and behaviours as well as in developing healthier responses to triggers.
It’s imperative that a person is willing to participate in the various therapies and activities that are on offer to support healing and recovery.
For long-term recovery, a person needs to remain focused every day on continuing to use what they have learned at rehab to maintain a sober lifestyle.
Along with an aftercare plan of support that will help you to remain sober, you’ll have actions to set in motion. You might be interested in learning something new, or taking up a new hobby.
Self-discovery enables you to create meaning in your life. You’ll be supported by staff at rehab in finding ways to do this.
It’s also important to keep in contact with outpatient services, this will make a huge difference in strengthening your resolve to maintain sobriety.
It’s likely you might have considered attending local rehabilitation services that are funded through the NHS. While these are useful for some, the reality is that their resources are overstretched and understaffed.
This has a knock-on effect of creating long waiting lists to access particular treatments and sadly, many require more input in order to be fully supported towards abstinence.
There are often difficulties where mental health issues exist too as some services will only treat one condition or the other.
For a start, a private clinic means you’ll be supported by a team who understand that addiction and mental health issues are interwoven.
In a high majority of cases, people will be experiencing problems in both areas.
Private clinics provide the ultimate treatments that can be used in addressing all areas of addiction.
They use a holistic approach. One which accepts how the mental, physical, and emotional health of a person is linked. As such, all areas have to be treated.
When you decide you want to go to rehab, it’s likely that you’ll want to go as soon as possible, while your resolve to quit drugs and alcohol is strong.
By opting for private treatment, you don’t have to worry about how long you’ll have to wait before the admission date. Many people will go within days of a referral through Rehab 4 Addiction.
To learn what your local treatment options are in the Wragby area, contact the Rehab 4 Addiction team.
We can advise what services and treatments will suit your needs best. Call us today on 0800 140 4690.