Rehab 4 Addiction

Alcohol and drug addiction is widespread across the UK and if you’re struggling with these problems, there is absolutely no shame in seeking help when you need it.

In fact, asking for help is a brave and positive step, which can lead to a transformation of your life. Addiction may feel like a trap, but there is a way out, so if you’re ready to start a life free from the constraints of addiction, speak to our team here at Rehab 4 Addiction today.

We can assist you in your search for a drug and alcohol rehab programme to suit your needs in Leatherhead and the surrounding areas.

You may find the choice of treatment options overwhelming, but we can help you navigate the process through our referral service. Our team at Rehab 4 Addiction have knowledge and experience in finding the most beneficial treatment options whatever type of drug and alcohol addiction issues you may have.

We understand that everyone is an individual and that there is no ‘one size fits all’ approach to drug and alcohol addiction treatment. Each individual has their own circumstances and people are affected differently by substance use.

This is why rehab centres and programmes are also varied. No two facilities are the same and a comprehensive rehab treatment course will be tailored to your precise needs, depending how severe your addiction is and what side-effects you are suffering from.

How to best prepare to enter a rehab programme

Making the decision to begin your journey towards recovery from addiction is one of the biggest and most significant steps you can take. In order to make a lasting recovery, however, it’s important that you are fully invested in the course of treatment that you have chosen too.

It’s important to realise that when you’re in the grips of an addiction, it’s difficult to acknowledge, or even to see personally, the extent of your problem.

Successful rehabilitation requires you to be ready for what’s to come. All of our partner rehab facilities in the Leatherhead area offer you a substantial support system to help you stay motivated, however, it’s important that you are willing to commit to consistent effort on your part, in order to make the most of the treatment and recovery opportunity that they are offering.

Supporting others with addiction

If you’re considering rehab on behalf of someone that you know who’s struggling with addiction problems, we can certainly offer advice to you too. In fact, it’s often loved ones who take the first actions towards finding a suitable rehab programme.

You should bear in mind, however, that we are unable to refer anyone for treatment if they are not ready or willing to acknowledge or treat their addiction problem.

We can provide advice and support to their loved ones on how to approach the subject of considering rehab treatment with them, however.

Am I required to detox before I attend rehab?

Whilst there are rehab programmes that will be able to help those who have already undergone detox, the majority of drug and alcohol rehab treatment facilities in Leatherhead offer this is a key part of the treatment programme.

Detox is actually a risky process, which is recommended to be done under the supervision of trained medical professionals, due to potentially dangerous withdrawal symptoms.

Detoxing as a part of your rehab treatment programme actually offers you the safest option, with the highest chance of lasting sobriety. Although withdrawal symptoms are unavoidable, trained addiction treatment professionals will be able to minimise the effects of them and ensure that your detox is as comfortable as possible.

Of course, symptoms may vary and will be different for some substances than others. It also depends on the amount of time you’ve been taking the substance(s) for and in what quantities. Regardless of your individual circumstances, medically supervised professional detox is the best option.

Commitment to a continuous recovery

Following on from your detoxification treatment, there are a number of other aspects involved with a comprehensive rehab treatment programme.

The actual types of treatment will vary depending on whether you attend a residential or community based programme. Both will include psychological treatments in addition to the physical act of detox, in an attempt to tackle every facet of your addiction.

Once your rehab programme has ended, recovery will need to continue. Whilst maintaining recovery will become easier over time, it’s something that must be a long term commitment, in order to prevent relapse and rehab cycles.

Psychological treatment

Depending on your preferred substances, detox can be a relatively quick part of the recovery process. The psychological issues left behind by the withdrawal symptoms, however, can take much longer to overcome.

Part of your rehabilitation programme will be about teaching you coping mechanisms and learning how to function without substances. In order to psychologically recover, it’s important to understand and address the issues that caused your addiction problem in the first place.

There are various types of psychological treatment, all of which have their own aim and purpose as a part of your recovery. From educational workshops, for example, you can gain a greater understanding of the effects substance misuse have on your mind and body.

Cognitive behavioural therapy will be used to help you unlearn your addictive behaviours and replace them with habits that are more conducive to living a healthy lifestyle.

One to one talk therapy with a professionally trained addiction recovery counsellor will help you to explore the reasons for and causes behind your addiction. This gives you the opportunity to take advantage of mental health support that could be critical to your successful recovery.

Many people who struggle with addiction are found to have underlying mental health issues, which if left untreated, will lead to a return to bad habits.

There will be various alternative therapies, group therapy and in some cases, family therapy provided to help you both feel confident in your sobriety and where possible, build an external support system, to help encourage your continued recovery post-rehab.

Long-term recovery goals

Overcoming an addiction certainly isn’t something that can happen overnight, it takes commitment, effort and drive on your part. With the right support, guidance and treatments, however, you can achieve your long-term recovery goals more easily than you think.

Whatever stage your addiction is at, whether you’re concerned about a potential new problem, or you’ve struggled with addiction for many years, we can help you to find a happy and sober future.

Speak to our friendly referral specialists today here at Rehab 4 Addiction and we will help you to find the best rehab treatment programme for you in the Leatherhead area. All of our team are all living their lived ‘in recovery’. You can contact us today on 0800 140 4690.

 

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