Though not the most seriously affected area in the UK, the area of Seaton within East Devon is showing a significant increase in the number of drug misuse related deaths. In 2020, there were 11 deaths – almost double the number from 2019.
From 2018 to 2019, there were 722 alcohol-related hospital admissions. This includes everything from minor intoxication to more serious issues such as liver disease and more long-term illnesses due to drug abuse.
These figures show that the number of drug or alcohol-related incidents are on the rise, and these are only the recorded cases. Every day, people are influenced and affected by drug and alcohol abuse, but not all end up hospitalised.
Many are caught in a cycle of abuse, rehabilitation, and relapse, and are in denial about needing specialised care.
Entering a specific rehabilitation centre and admitting you need help is the first step to beating addiction and breaking the cycle on a long-term basis.
The effect of alcohol, and more specifically, drugs, has a massive range of effects. This can vary from feeling ‘tipsy’ from alcohol to being high on substances such as LSD or heroin.
The effects of different substances are also greatly influenced by several other factors such as dosage, metabolism, age and gender, and tolerance level.
The time taken for the drugs to leave the system completely can also vary. Again, this depends on factors such as dosage and metabolism but is different for every substance.
For example, marijuana leaves traces in the urine for up to 30 days, but opioids such as heroin move through the body relatively quickly.
These substances are not usually picked up on in blood tests or urine samples, but traces can still be found in hair.
Removing these substances from the body, or metabolising them, is called detoxification. Usually, the key element of this process in time and patience, but support is still required during some stages of the process.
Withdrawal symptoms are incredibly common at this point.
Detoxing from any substance can be difficult. This is why finding suitable care and advice is one of the most important steps of the complete process.
Contact Rehab 4 Addiction today to get more information in the Seaton area and start your recovery in the best way possible.
When a person is addicted, this changes the way their brain is wired. The brain makes connections and associations related to the levels of drugs or alcohol in the system.
Because of this, addiction is categorised as a chronic disorder when affecting the brain. Some effects of addiction can be incredibly long-lasting and worsen steadily over time.
Some of these health impacts include:
Additionally, behaviour whilst under the influence of the drug itself can also be incredibly damaging.
In a worst-case scenario, addicts are risking death through drug/alcohol poisoning as well as an overdose.
These health impacts can also include psychological and mental wellbeing.
Despite ongoing research into the connection between addiction and its effect on mental health, there are still several issues in which the risk is increased by drug use.
So far, these lists only compromise health issues, but there are far more factors that can be affected such as social skills and relationships.
Addicts are far more likely to engage in criminal behaviour, make poor life choices, and break down their personal relationships – directly or indirectly.
Drug or alcohol abuse can ruin your career, wreck your social life, and seriously damage relationships.
To summarise, there are countless negative effects of substance abuse. If any of this sounds familiar, or you are worried about falling into a pattern of abuse, then finding help in Seaton may be the first step.
Rehab 4 Addiction is available today to start helping you find suitable, affordable, and tailored programmes specific to your needs and requirements.
Along with detoxification in a rehabilitation centre, you will be provided with consistent 24/7 care.
The goal of rehab is not to return – if you properly engage and utilise the services provided, the chances of returning to rehab are much, much lower.
This recovery can include activities such as talking therapy. By exploring your addiction further and understanding the reasons behind addictive behaviours, recovery becomes much more permanent.
However, these processes can be just as difficult as a withdrawal for some people.
Treatments like cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) are becoming increasingly common due to their proven usage in aiding recovered addicts.
Treatments such as this are especially useful for when you leave rehab.
Armed with therapies and techniques taught to you over the rehab period, long-term recovery will seem all the easier.
Issues after therapy such as the risk of relapse, or actually relapsing can also be assisted greatly by the aftercare provided by most rehabilitation centres.
Starting the process of looking for rehabilitation centres in Seaton can be daunting – where to start? What am I looking for?
There are thousands of options and decisions to be made and knowing what you as an individual need can be difficult to assess.
Rehab 4 Addiction prides on our experience.
We have years of experience aiding and guiding people to find the correct rehabilitation programmes and centres in Seaton, as well as the rest of the UK.
We want to help you find the best help possible.
Leaving problems as serious as addictions can cause serious problems in the future. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you.
Call us today on 0800 140 4690