Rehab 4 Addiction

Drug and Alcohol Rehab in Dartmouth

Do you feel like you are spiralling due to substance abuse? Addiction to drugs and alcohol is a major problem in Dartmouth, as well as the rest of the UK.

This affects not only the person with the addiction but friends and family who may be trying to support them.

Have you hidden, lied, or cheated to support your drug or alcohol abuse?

Has this led to losses both physically and mentally? – rushed life decisions, loss of money, and breakdown of relationships are just a few of the risks that thousands of Brits take every day.

In 2020, there were 7 deaths relating to drug and alcohol misuse in the South Hams area (the region in which Dartmouth is based) – almost twice the number of deaths compared to 2019[1].

Some people take several attempts before truly committing to a rehabilitation programme. Some people are in denial about their habits, despite clear signs to themselves and the people around them.

Sounding a little too familiar? – you may be eligible for a custom-tailored rehabilitation programme in a centre in or around Dartmouth. At Rehab 4 Addiction, our extensive experience helps us to help you.

Whether this is finding a rehabilitation centre, putting you in contact with helpful connections, or seeking a suitable detox programme, we are here to give you the best advice possible.

When is it time to seek help for drug or alcohol addiction?

If you struggle with addiction to drugs and/or alcohol, you should start thinking about finding advice. No matter how small you believe your problem to be, it is easy to think less of your situation and constantly put off your journey to recovery.

Addiction is an unfortunate disease, as it is known to worsen over time, causing a multitude of problems both physically and mentally.

Addiction physically changes the way that connections in the brain are made[2]. This affects areas that control vital functions such as decision making, learning new information, memory, and behavioural control.

These changes to brain connections make recovery difficult as the body is essentially trained to ‘need’ drugs or alcohol, even in situations where the person with the addiction knows that there may be negative impacts to their behaviour.

This impulse is hard to control, but it can be treated. Addiction is classified as a disease and can therefore be treated as a disease.

Recently, there has been a massive increase in research into addiction and treatments, meaning that most modern centres use scientifically based treatment schemes and programmes to help you recover in both the short-term and long term.

Is a private drug rehabilitation centre the best option?

Moving forward with getting help? Congratulations. The hardest step is often the first, and you’re heading in the right direction.

Usually, most people think of the NHS to provide help and advice. However, this is not always the best option, though it is useful in some cases.

Most NHS programmes are community-based. This means that rehabilitation is achieved through group sessions, appointments, and all whilst managing your addiction on a partially supervised detox programme.

Specialised treatment centres are therefore much more effective in the long term as they are able to provide specialised and tailored support on a one-to-one basis.

The staff are specifically trained for rehabilitation, and inpatients often show a much higher rate of recovery in a shorter span of time compared to the outpatient approach.

This may sound expensive, as it is private care, but Rehab 4 Addiction is here to advise on cheaper rehabilitation options, payment plans, and other funding options.

The cost should be considered against the problems that may arise without treatment – work issues, family problems, and other health issues.

There is a multitude of options in and around Dartmouth.

The detox processes

Different centres have different facilities and treatments available. What may be available in Dartmouth may not be available in other regions, and vice versa.

One of the most common treatments offered is a detox programme. This process involves expelling the harmful and toxic components from drugs and alcohol and returning the body to a state of reduced toxicity.

However, this comes with a few impacts that should be considered carefully.

Withdrawal symptoms come in many different forms: physical and mental.

They also depend on many other factors including the specific substance taken, duration of abuse, and the severity of drug or alcohol use.

See below for a list of some of the most common withdrawal symptoms:

  • Headaches and dizziness
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Struggles concentrating
  • Nausea, vomiting, and diarrhoea
  • Feeling anxious and/or panic attacks
  • Depression or low mood
  • Shortness of breath
  • Twitching/shaking
  • Memory issues
  • Muscle ache

More serious withdrawal symptoms may include:

  • Hallucinations
  • Seizures
  • Heart attacks
  • Strokes
  • Delirium tremens (DTs – a combination of many different symptoms)

In a specialised rehabilitation treatment centre, the full withdrawal process will be supervised by fully-trained and experienced professionals.

There will also be a range of different medical care services and medication available when suitable and/or appropriate.

What about after detox programmes?

After leaving a rehabilitation centre or detox clinic, they will often stay in contact to aid you in your long-term recovery. This contact includes providing you with a range of support.

From further therapies such as group therapy or cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) to connect you with others in similar situations, you are not left high and dry after leaving rehab.

Recovery can be a long process and is a continuous process that will continue long after leaving rehab.

It is a long journey, and Rehab 4 Addiction is available to contact today to receive any further information about rehab in Dartmouth or anything you have read today.

Call us today on 0800 140 4690

  1. Office of National Statistics; Number of deaths related to drug poisoning, persons by local authority, England and Wales, registered in each year between 1993 and 2020
  2. American Psychiatric Association; What is a substance use disorder?; September 2015


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