Rehab 4 Addiction

Drug and Alcohol Rehab in Shaw

For many, the first step in the recovery journey is accepting that you need help.

While many think that it is in fact accepting you have a problem in the first place, from experience we have found those asking for help are those on the right track.

While admitting you are struggling with a drug or alcohol dependency is a step in the right direction, until you are able to admit you need support and help from a professional your recovery journey will on be able to go so far.

So, you may be wondering what the acceptance of help looks like?

Well, it can come in many different forms, some are asking loved ones to support you throughout the recovery process or finding s local support group so that you can work towards sobriety together.

However, while they are excellent for supporting the recovery process, the best possible thing you can do is attend rehab and work through their treatment plan.

At Rehab 4 Addiction we take the time to get to know you.

During our initial assessment, we learn what makes you tick. Your wants and needs during the recovery process and how we can best support you.

Following our assessment, we will make a referral to a rehab centre within the Shaw area so that your treatment can begin as soon as possible.

You may be asking yourself:

‘Why bother with a private rehab centre?’

After all, we are lucky enough to have free healthcare in this country. The NHS does offer treatment for drug or alcohol dependency.

At Rehab 4 Addiction we love the NHS and respect the work they do.

The sad truth, however, is that the government has neglected the mental health services they offer. As a result, NHS staff are massively overworked and underpaid.

They are spread so thin across the mental health sector that they sadly can’t offer the same hands-on and customised treatment that a private rehab centre can.

The NHS will also require you to prove you are struggling enough with substance abuse to deserve their help. This process can put a massive strain on your mental health and can even put many off seeking treatment.

Once you are offered treatment, it is very likely it will be at the end of a very long waitlist that even when you reach the top will more often than not be outpatient treatment leaving you without the 24-hour support and care that a private centre can offer.

It will also very likely be outside of the Shaw area, leaving you the travel in for every new treatment, spreading the entire process out over months,

With our services, we can quickly find you a residential rehab centre within the Shaw area and take all the fuss and stress out of finding yourself the best possible treatment.

Our dedicated team is standing by to take your call and begin your free assessment of needs:

0800 140 4690

What happens in rehab?

Unfortunately, due to TV and movies, rehab centres have gained a bit of a reputation for being scary places.

We can assure you that like any other hospital the rehab centre and its staff only wants what’s best for you. They are there to aid in your journey towards recovery.

We can understand that it may be intimidating, especially if you are unsure as to what the treatment will actually involve.

The first treatment you are likely to receive upon your arrival at the rehab centre is detox.

The detox is famously the worst part of the treatment.

It is the process of weaning you off drugs and alcohol so that you have a fresh start and are able to focus on the rest of your treatment without being distracted by your cravings.

First of all, the detox is considered so bad as you are working through withdrawal symptoms. These symptoms can include:

  • Chills
  • Muscle pain
  • Nausea
  • Insomnia
  • Mood swings
  • Paranoia
  • Vomiting

Due to these symptoms, it is never recommended you attempt the detox alone and without medical supervision and assistance.

The detox can be very dangerous when done alone as the withdrawal symptoms can easily become too much for your body to handle.

This is why within the safety and security of a rehab centre you will be monitored 24 hours a day during this process.

Here fully trained medical staff will monitor your vital signs and make you as safe and comfortable as possible.

Most importantly, the medical staff can administer medications to ease the effects of your withdrawal symptoms making the entire process much easier on your body.

Following the detox, you will move on to therapy.

Therapy is an important part of the recovery journey as substance abuse is more often than not a symptom of a deeper mental health issue that needs to be addressed.

People may turn to substance abuse for a variety of reasons:

  • Past trauma
  • A parent or guardian was drug or alcohol dependent
  • A dramatic change in circumstances, such as becoming homeless
  • Domestic abuse
  • Loss of a loved one

It can also be a form of self-medication for an undiagnosed mental illness such as:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar disorder
  • A chronic illness such as chronic fatigue or pain

All of these can result in a person turning to drugs or alcohol as a way to escape their current situation. To numb the pain and pretend it’s not there.

This works for a short amount of time as substance abuse produced dopamine, the feel-good chemical in your brain.

The danger is that over time you need more and more drugs and alcohol to get the same effect.

Your body becomes dependent on substance abuse to create dopamine.

Depending on your exact needs you may be offered private therapy sessions, but you are most likely to attend group therapy.

Here you can work through your problems and be supported by others at the centre.

After rehab

Your treatment continues outside of the centre.

You will be referred to a support group within the Shaw area and offered aftercare services so that you can continue your journey towards recovery.

All you have to do now is take that first step and give us a call:

0800 140 4690

We are ready and waiting to help.

 

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