Drug and Alcohol Rehab London
Drug and Alcohol Rehab Centres In London

 

Areas We Cover in London

See below areas our addiction treatment service in London covers:

  • Abbey Wood
  • Aberfeldy Village
  • Acton Green, London
  • Acton Vale, London
  • Acton, London
  • Addington, London
  • Addiscombe
  • Adelphi, London
  • Agar Town
  • Albany Park, Bexley
  • Albertopolis
  • Aldwych
  • Alperton
  • Anerley
  • Angel, London
  • Aperfield
  • Archway, London
  • Ardleigh Green
  • Arkley
  • Arnos Grove
  • Avery Hill
  • Bakers Arms
  • Balham
  • Bandonhill
  • Bankside
  • Barking Riverside
  • Barking, London
  • Barkingside
  • Barnehurst
  • Barnes Cray
  • Barnes, London
  • Barnsbury
  • Barwell, London
  • Battersea
  • Bayswater
  • Beam Park
  • Beam Reach
  • Beckenham
  • Beckton
  • Becontree
  • Becontree Heath
  • Beddington
  • Bedfont
  • Bedford Park, London
  • Belgravia
  • Bell Green, London
  • Bellenden Road
  • Bellingham, London
  • Belmont, Harrow
  • Belmont, Sutton
  • Belsize Park
  • Belvedere, London
  • Benhilton
  • Bermondsey
  • Berry’s Green
  • Berrylands
  • Bethnal Green
  • Bexley
  • Bexley Riverside
  • Bexleyheath
  • Bickley
  • Biggin Hill
  • Blackfen
  • Blackfriars, London
  • Blackheath, London
  • Blackwall, London
  • Blendon, London
  • Bloomsbury
  • Botany Bay, London
  • Bounds Green
  • Bow Common
  • Bow, London
  • Bowes Park
  • Brackenbury Village
  • Brentford
  • Brentford End
  • Brentham Garden Suburb
  • Brimsdown
  • Broad Green, London
  • Broadfields Estate
  • Broadwater Farm
  • Broadwater Green
  • Brockley
  • Brockley Hill
  • Bromley
  • Bromley Common
  • Bromley-by-Bow
  • Brompton, London
  • Brondesbury
  • Brondesbury Park
  • Brook Green
  • Brunswick Park
  • Bulls Cross
  • Bullsmoor
  • Burlington Estate
  • Burnt Oak
  • Bush Hill Park
  • Bushey Mead
  • Bushwood, Leytonstone
  • Camberwell
  • Cambridge Heath
  • Camden Town
  • Canary Wharf
  • Canbury
  • Cann Hall
  • Canning Town
  • Cannon Hill, Merton
  • Canonbury
  • Canons Park
  • Carshalton
  • Castelnau, London
  • Castle Green, London
  • Catford
  • Central London
  • Chadwell Heath
  • Chalk Farm
  • Charing Cross
  • Charlton Riverside
  • Charlton, London
  • Chase Cross
  • Cheam
  • Chelsea Harbour
  • Chelsfield
  • Chessington
  • Chinatown, London
  • Chinbrook
  • Chingford
  • Chingford Hatch
  • Chingford Mount
  • Chislehurst
  • Chiswick
  • Church End, Brent
  • Church End, Finchley
  • Clapham
  • Clapham Park
  • Clapton, London
  • Clay Hill, London
  • Clerkenwell
  • Cockfosters
  • Coldblow
  • Coldharbour Estate
  • Coldharbour, Havering
  • Colindale
  • College Park, London
  • Collier Row
  • Colliers Wood
  • Colney Hatch
  • Coney Hall
  • Coombe, Croydon
  • Coombe, Kingston upon Thames
  • Copse Hill
  • Cottenham Park
  • Coulsdon
  • Cowley, London
  • Cranbrook, London
  • Cranford, London
  • Cranham
  • Crayford
  • Creekmouth
  • Crews Hill
  • Cricklewood
  • Crofton Park
  • Crofton, London
  • Crook Log
  • Crooked Billet
  • Crossness
  • Crouch End
  • Croydon
  • Crystal Palace, London
  • Cubitt Town
  • Custom House, Newham
  • Cyprus, London
  • Dagenham
  • Dagenham Dock
  • Dalston
  • Dartmouth Park
  • De Beauvoir Town
  • Denmark Hill
  • Dollis Hill
  • Dormers Wells
  • Downe
  • Downham
  • Duckett’s Green
  • Dulwich
  • Dulwich Village
  • Duppas Hill
  • Ealing
  • Earl’s Court
  • Earlsfield
  • East Acton
  • East Barnet
  • East Dulwich
  • East End of London
  • East Finchley
  • East Ham
  • East London
  • East Sheen
  • East Village, London
  • East Wickham
  • Eastcote
  • Eastfields
  • Eden Park, London
  • Edgware
  • Edmonton, London
  • Eel Pie Island
  • Eia
  • Elephant and Castle
  • Elm Park
  • Elmstead, London
  • Eltham
  • Emerson Park
  • Enfield Chase
  • Enfield Highway
  • Enfield Island Village
  • Enfield Lock
  • Enfield Wash
  • Enfield, London
  • Epping Forest
  • Erith
  • Falconwood
  • Farnborough, London
  • Farringdon, London
  • Feltham
  • Field of the Forty Footsteps
  • Finchley
  • Finsbury
  • Finsbury Park (area)
  • Fish Island, London
  • Fitzrovia
  • Foots Cray
  • Forest Gate
  • Forest Hill, London
  • Forestdale, London
  • Fortis Green
  • Forty Hill
  • Fournier Street
  • Freezywater
  • Friday Hill, London
  • Frognal
  • Fulham
  • Fullwell Cross
  • Fulwell, London
  • Furzedown
  • Gallows Corner
  • Gants Hill
  • Gidea Park
  • Gillette Corner
  • Gipsy Hill
  • Goddington
  • Golders Green
  • Golders Green Estate
  • Goodmayes
  • Gordon Hill, London
  • Gospel Oak
  • Grahame Park
  • Grange Mills
  • Grange Park, Enfield
  • Great North Wood
  • Green Street Green
  • Greenford
  • Greengate, London
  • Greenhill, Camden
  • Greenhill, Harrow
  • Greenwich
  • Greenwich Millennium Village
  • Grove Park, Chiswick
  • Grove Park, Lewisham
  • Gunnersbury
  • Hackbridge
  • Hackney Central
  • Hackney Downs
  • Hackney Marshes
  • Hackney Wick
  • Hacton
  • Hadley Wood
  • Haggerston
  • Hainault, London
  • The Hale
  • Hale End
  • Ham, London
  • Hampstead
  • Hampstead Garden Suburb
  • Hampton Hill
  • Hampton Wick
  • Hampton, London
  • Hanwell
  • Hanworth
  • Harefield
  • Harlesden
  • Harlington, London
  • Harmondsworth
  • Harold Hill
  • Harold Park
  • Harold Wood
  • Harringay
  • Harrow Garden Village
  • Harrow on the Hill
  • Harrow Weald
  • Harrow, London
  • Hatch End
  • Hatcham
  • Hatton Garden
  • Hatton, London
  • Havering-atte-Bower
  • Haverstock
  • Hayes, Bromley
  • Hayes, Hillingdon
  • Headstone, London
  • Heath Park, Havering
  • Heathrow (hamlet)
  • Hendon
  • Herne Hill
  • Heston
  • Highams Park
  • Highbury
  • Highgate
  • Hillingdon
  • History of Lisson Grove
  • Hither Green
  • Holloway, London
  • Homerton
  • Honor Oak
  • Hook, London
  • Horn Park
  • Hornchurch
  • Hornchurch Marshes
  • Hornsey
  • Hounslow
  • Hounslow West
  • Hoxton
  • Hurlingham, London
  • The Hyde
  • Ickenham
  • Ilford
  • Isle of Dogs
  • Isleworth
  • Islington
  • Jacob’s Island
  • Kenley
  • Kennington
  • Kensal Green
  • Kensal Town
  • Kensington
  • Kentish Town
  • Kenton, London
  • Keston
  • Kew
  • Kidbrooke
  • Kilburn, London
  • Kings Cross, London
  • Kingsbury, London
  • Kingsland, London
  • Kingston upon Thames
  • Kingston Vale
  • Knight’s Hill (Tulse Hill)
  • Knight’s Hill (West Norwood)
  • Knightsbridge
  • Knowledge Quarter, London
  • Ladbroke Grove
  • Ladywell
  • Lambeth
  • Lambeth Marsh
  • Lamorbey
  • Lampton
  • Lansbury Estate
  • Lea Bridge
  • Leaves Green
  • Lee, London
  • Lessness Heath
  • Lewisham
  • Leyton
  • Leyton Grange
  • Leytonstone
  • Lillie Bridge (Fulham)
  • Limehouse
  • Limmo Peninsula
  • Lissenden Gardens
  • Lisson Grove
  • Little Heath, London
  • Little Ilford
  • Little Portugal, London
  • Little Russia, London
  • Little Stanmore
  • Little Sutton, Chiswick
  • Little Venice
  • Little Woodcote
  • Locksbottom
  • London Fields
  • Longford, London
  • Longlands
  • Loughborough Junction
  • Lower Holloway
  • Lower Lea Valley
  • Lower Morden
  • Loxford
  • Mabley Green
  • Maida Vale
  • Malden Rushett
  • Manor House, London
  • Manor Park, London
  • Mapesbury
  • Maryland, London
  • Marylebone
  • Maze Hill
  • Merton Abbey, London
  • Merton Park
  • Middle Park, London
  • Mile End
  • Mile End New Town
  • Mill Hill
  • Mill Meads
  • Millbank
  • Millwall
  • Minories
  • Mitcham
  • Monken Hadley
  • Monkhams
  • Monks Orchard
  • Montpelier, London
  • Moorfields
  • Morden
  • Morden Park
  • Mortlake
  • Motspur Park
  • Mottingham
  • Muswell Hill
  • Nag’s Head, London
  • Neasden
  • New Addington
  • New Cross
  • New Eltham
  • New Malden
  • New Southgate
  • Newbury Park, London
  • Newington Green
  • Newington, London
  • Newyears Green
  • Nine Elms
  • Noak Hill
  • Norbiton
  • Norbury
  • North Acton
  • North Cray
  • North End, Bexley
  • North End, Fulham
  • North Finchley
  • North Harrow
  • North Hyde
  • North Kensington
  • North London
  • North Ockendon
  • North Sheen
  • North Wembley
  • North Woolwich
  • Northfields, London
  • Northolt
  • Northumberland Heath
  • Northumberland Park, London
  • Northwood, London
  • Norwood Green
  • Norwood New Town
  • Notting Hill
  • Nunhead
  • Oakleigh Park
  • Oakthorpe Park
  • Oakwood, London
  • Old Coulsdon
  • Old Ford
  • Old Malden
  • Old Oak Common
  • Orpington
  • Osidge
  • Osterley
  • Oval, London
  • Paddington
  • Paddington Green, London
  • Palmers Green
  • Park Royal
  • Parsons Green
  • Peckham
  • Penge
  • Pentonville
  • Perivale
  • Perry Vale
  • Petersham, London
  • Petts Wood
  • Pimlico
  • Pinner
  • Pitshanger
  • Plaistow, Bromley
  • Plaistow, Newham
  • Plashet
  • Plumstead
  • Ponders End
  • Poplar, London
  • Portpool
  • Pratt’s Bottom
  • Preston, London
  • Primrose Hill (district)
  • Purley, London
  • Putney
  • Putney Vale
  • Queen’s Park, London
  • Queensbury, London
  • Rainham, London
  • Rayners Lane
  • Raynes Park
  • Richmond, London
  • Riddlesdown
  • Rise Park
  • Roehampton
  • Romford
  • Rosehill, London
  • Rotherhithe
  • Roundshaw
  • Roxbourne
  • Roxeth
  • Ruislip
  • Ruislip Gardens
  • Ruislip Manor
  • Rush Green, London
  • Russell Hill, Croydon
  • Ruxley
  • Saffron Hill
  • St Ann’s, London
  • St George’s Fields
  • St Giles, London
  • St Helier, London
  • St James’s
  • St Johns, London
  • St John’s Wood
  • St Luke’s, London
  • St Margarets, London
  • St Mary Cray
  • St Pancras, London
  • St Paul’s Cray
  • Sanderstead
  • Sands End
  • Scotch Corner (Knightsbridge)
  • Seething Wells
  • Selhurst
  • Selsdon
  • Seven Kings
  • Seven Sisters, London
  • Shacklewell
  • Shadwell
  • Shepherd’s Bush
  • Shirley, London
  • Shooter’s Hill
  • Shoreditch
  • Sidcup
  • Silvertown
  • Sipson
  • Slade Green
  • Smithfield, London
  • Snaresbrook
  • Soho
  • Somers Town, London
  • South Acton, London
  • South Bank
  • South Bermondsey
  • South Chingford
  • South Croydon
  • South Hackney
  • South Hampstead
  • South Harrow
  • South Hornchurch
  • South Kensington
  • South London
  • South Norwood
  • South Park, Ilford
  • South Ruislip
  • South Tottenham
  • South Wimbledon
  • South Woodford
  • Southall
  • Southborough, Bromley
  • Southend, London
  • Southfields
  • Southgate, London
  • Southwark
  • Southwark Street
  • Spitalfields
  • Spring Grove, London
  • Spring Park, Croydon
  • St George in the East (parish)
  • Stamford Hill
  • Stanmore
  • Stockwell
  • Stoke Newington
  • Stonebridge, London
  • Strand, London
  • Strand-on-the-Green
  • Stratford, London
  • Strawberry Hill, London
  • Streatham
  • Streatham Park
  • Stroud Green
  • Sudbury Hill
  • Sudbury, London
  • Summerstown, London
  • Sundridge, London
  • Surbiton
  • Surrey Quays
  • Sutton, London
  • Swan Island, London
  • Swiss Cottage
  • Sydenham Hill
  • Sydenham, London
  • Telegraph Hill, Lewisham
  • Temple Fortune
  • Temple, London
  • Thames View Estate
  • Thamesmead
  • Thornton Heath
  • Three Mills
  • Tokyngton
  • Tolworth
  • Tooting
  • Tooting Bec
  • Tottenham
  • Tottenham Hale
  • Tower Hill
  • Tufnell Park
  • Tulse Hill
  • Turnham Green
  • Twickenham
  • Tyburn
  • Upminster
  • Upminster Bridge
  • Upper Edmonton
  • Upper Holloway
  • Upper Norwood
  • Upton Park, London
  • Upton, Bexley
  • Uxbridge
  • Vauxhall
  • Victoria, London
  • Vyner Street
  • Waddon
  • Walham Green
  • Wall End
  • Wallington, London
  • Walthamstow
  • Walthamstow Village
  • Walworth
  • Wandsworth
  • Wanstead
  • Wapping
  • Waterloo, London
  • Wealdstone
  • Well Hall
  • Welling
  • Wembley
  • Wembley Park
  • Wennington, London
  • West Acton
  • West Barnes
  • West Brompton
  • West Drayton
  • West Dulwich
  • West Ealing
  • West End of London
  • West Green, London
  • West Hackney
  • West Ham
  • West Hampstead
  • West Harrow
  • West Hendon
  • West India Quay
  • West Kensington
  • West Norwood
  • West Twyford
  • West Wickham
  • Westbourne Green
  • Westbourne, London
  • Westcombe Park
  • Westminster
  • Whetstone, London
  • Whipps Cross
  • White City, London
  • Whitechapel
  • Whitehall
  • Whitton, London
  • Widmore, London
  • Willesden
  • Wimbledon Chase
  • Wimbledon Park
  • Wimbledon, London
  • Wood Green
  • Woodcote Green
  • Woodcote, London
  • Woodford Bridge
  • Woodford Green
  • Woodford Wells
  • Woodford, London
  • Woodlands, London
  • Woodside Park
  • Woodside, London
  • Woolwich
  • Worcester Park
  • World’s End, Enfield
  • World’s End, Kensington and Chelsea
  • The Wrythe
  • Yeading
  • Yiewsley

 

Free or Private Rehab in London?

Private rehab treatment is scientifically proven to be more successful in becoming drug or alcohol-free than home strategies. Our addiction treatment offering in London involves diagnostic testing and psychological assessments to find the best treatments for you. This is more effective than going ‘cold turkey’ at home, with no professional support. You might have loved ones surrounding you with love and support, but you need expert medical advice to ensure you’re heading in the right direction. With mental health assistance, we analyse your drug and health history to create a successful recovery plan.

You’ll also receive professional outpatient treatment to build a solid foundation for recovery when you complete treatment. You’ll also build healthy habits to improve your wellness for life and help you stay clean. At Rehab Clinics Group, we also share nutritional advice to help you become the healthiest version of yourself.

Our professional cognitive behavioural therapy addresses any health conditions during your recovery process. With one-to-one, personalised therapy, all addicts will understand why and how their drug addiction started. Consequently, our expert team help you heal any emotional factors which could cause you to resort back to drugs.

Although private treatment is seen as the safer and more effective option for addiction treatment, not everyone can afford it. Fortunately, many free services throughout London can provide help if private treatment is not a viable option. Skip to the next paragraph for more information on what free services are available to you in the London area.

Drug and alcohol addiction is real, and together, we want to help you beat it. Call us today to get your treatment plan started or to learn how we can help you.

 

Free Drug and Alcohol Addiction Treatment Services in London

If you are unable to receive private rehab treatment, then there are plenty of free services that can assist in helping yourself or a loved one get clean. See below examples of just some of the key services available.

The Alcohol Service @ Hammersmith & Fulham, Kensington And Chelsea, Westminster

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Address: 66 Lupus Street, Pimlico, London, Greater London, SW1V 3EQ

Telephone Number : 0800 0147 440

Opening Times: Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm

Westminster Drug Project

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Address: 18 Dartmouth St, London SW1H 9BL

Telephone Number : 020 7421 3100

 

How Can Our Rehab London Service Help You?

At Rehabs Clinic Group, we give everyone an equal chance to beat drug or alcohol addiction. Everyone has a unique story and needs different support levels, which is why we personalise our treatment services to suit you. When you enter one of our rehab centres, you’ll undergo a physical and psychological examination to assess your wellbeing. Once this examination process is complete, our expert team will create treatment options for you. To beat drug and alcohol addiction, you’ll register for a detox programme.

This drug and alcohol detox flushed out the toxins from your system so you can go forward with a clean and fresh start. To prevent and ease withdrawal symptoms, you’ll also be prescribed medication to make the journey as painless as possible. Our expert staff will support you 24/7 to suit your needs during this stage of the rehabilitation programme. This is why we only hire the best medical and therapeutic team to help you.

Our drug and alcohol rehab in London is proven to help with drug addiction, thanks to our various residential treatments designed to help everyone who walks through our doors. Call us now on 03301 596 494!

 

About Our Drug and Alcohol Detox Programme And Outpatient Treatment

Our drug and alcohol rehab programme in London is dedicated to giving individuals the chance to experience a life free from addiction. The detox programme involves an assessment by our qualified doctor, who’ll then observe your behaviour and mindset for the first 1-3 days of detox. This is a crucial stage because we want everyone who enters our treatment centre to receive a high level of care and support. By monitoring you, we’ll closely watch out for any physical withdrawals.

After this first stage, our expert team will develop a personalised programme to begin your residential treatment. With psychiatrists and psychologists’ help, we get to the core of how your addiction started and the processes to beat this addiction. Your duration at our London rehab clinic depends on the severity of your addiction. However, we recommend at least 10 days in rehab and ideally 28 days. This duration provides substantial time to address your alcoholism and complete the programme for a healthy and fulfilling life ahead.

Treatment Packages Available Through Our CQC Regulated Clinics

The most crucial factor in beating a drug or alcohol addiction is undergoing treatment in a supportive environment. At Rehab Clinics Group, we provide five treatment packages to suit your budget and level of support. We want everyone to feel supported and given the right resources to live addiction-free. That’s why every client received one year’s access to our Aftercare Group Support Package to aid sobriety journey outside of the clinic.

Besides support from highly-qualified staff, our warm and friendly environment has homely features to make you as comfortable as possible. This includes complimentary Wi-Fi and digital TV in all rooms so that you can stay connected to your friends and family. Our daily menu includes home-cooked, nutritious meals and unlimited tea, coffee, juice, and fresh fruit. All treatments and medication are included in the price, so you can trust that our staff will provide you with the best service for your health. We strongly believe that a successful road to recovery involves support, willpower and education.

If you or someone you love meets the above criteria, don’t suffer in silence. Get in touch today. You don’t have to beat this addiction alone.

Our Therapies

Psychological Therapies

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Bereavement Counselling
  • Trauma & Abuse Counselling
  • PTSD Counselling
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • 1-1 Recovery Planning
  • Stress Management
  • Relapse Prevention
  • Family Intervention & Mediation Therapy
  • NLP Counselling Therapy
  • Reflections & Hope Group Therapy

Well-Being Therapies

  • Art, Drama & Music Therapies
  • Relaxation & Sleep Management Therapy
  • Acupuncture & Acu-Detox
  • Holistic Therapies
  • Mindfulness & Body Scan
  • Diet & Nutritional Supplement Therapy
  • Self Help
  • Low-Level Laser Therapy

Social Activities

  • Daily Group Walks
  • Leisure & Group Outings
  • Quiz Nights, Team Games & Film Nights
  • Fellowship Events
  • Family Visits

 

What Happens After Receiving Rehab in London?

All rehab programmes provided through Rehab Clinics Group include free 12 months aftercare. This ensures that you still have access to help long after completing treatment.

Aftercare sessions typically occur every week at the rehab centre, with zoom meetings also being arranged every few months to check on your progress.

As part of your free aftercare, you will also have access to our 24-hour helpline giving you access to our team at all times.

Aftercare is a vital component of any rehabilitation programme and is essential to achieving long-term addiction recovery.

 

Local Addiction Support Groups

When leaving one of our clinics, we also recommend attending local Alcoholics Anonymous & Narcotics Anonymous support meetings alongside your aftercare meetings. These meetings are free and are held at venues throughout London. Use our below interactive map to find the nearest one to your location.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

See below frequently asked questions we receive from individuals seeking drug and alcohol rehab in London.

  • Can I Force a Loved One into Rehab?

    No, the decision whether to go into Rehab has to be made by the individual. However, we do have a family intervention service for worried loved ones. This will involve talking to your family member with the aid of a professional in the hope that they can be persuaded to get help.
  • What Is Alcoholism?

    Alcoholism refers to an addiction to alcohol, whereby it’s a physical and mental challenge to go for periods of time without consumption. Someone with alcoholism will adjust their life around alcohol and even risk everything to obtain another drink, which leads to behavioural addictions.

  • How Does Alcohol Addiction Develop?

    During the early stages of alcoholism, a person will increase their desire to consume alcohol and become dependent on it. Your brain experiences chemical changes which release a feel-good chemical each time you drink. Once you become dependent on alcohol, this feel-good chemical disappears, and a person continues to consume alcohol to prevent physical withdrawal symptoms.

  • How Does Alcoholism Typically Effect People?

    Once alcohol becomes the focal point of a person’s life, the disorder can negatively affect their relationships, enthusiasm, personality and career. Cognitive behavioural therapy analyses the characteristics and history of people with alcoholism, but the cause of this disorder isn’t yet known. There might be certain situations or relationships in a person’s life, making them feel like they need alcohol as an escape.
  • What Are The Signs & Symptoms Of Alcoholism?

    Being alcohol dependant is no way to live life. This habit has detrimental effects on your physical and mental health. If you’re worried that you might be dependent on alcohol, here are some common signs and symptoms to look out for:
    • A strong need to drink alcohol as soon as you awake
    • Difficulty stopping consuming alcohol once you’ve started
    • Planning your social and professional life around alcohol. For example, worrying that you’ll struggle not having a drink to hand
    • Physical withdrawals if you haven’t drunk alcohol for a while. This includes sweating, nausea, shaking and mood swings
    • A strong inability to decline alcohol
    • An overwhelming desire to drink
    • Being dishonest to your family and friends about how often you drink alcohol
    • Going to any lengths to obtain a drink – even if it means stealing money to possess it
    • A strong desire to become intoxicated more often than usual
    • Little/no interest in pursuing your normal routine
  • What Is Drug Addiction?

    By definition, drug addiction creates chemical changes in the brain, which cause a behaviour change. Someone drug dependent will have little self-control and can’t resist the urge to take drugs.
  • How Does Drug Addiction Typically Effect People?

    Drug addiction can vary from intoxicants such as cocaine, marijuana, ecstasy, prescribed drugs, and more. Without rehab treatment, a person can struggle with remembering information, learning, controlling their behaviour and emotions, and making poor judgments. As a result of their drug use, a person makes impulsive decisions that can negatively affect their life choices and health.
  • What Are The Signs & Symptoms Of Drug Addiction?

    The longer you use drugs, the more difficult becoming abstinent comes.

    Here are some physical symptoms of drug addiction to look out for within yourself or others:

    • Difficulty sleeping
    • Eating more or less
    • Sudden weight change
    • Pupils appearing larger or smaller than normal
    • Changes in personal grooming habits
    • Little control over coordination
    Here are some psychological warning signs of drug addiction to look out for:
    • Paranoid or increase in anxiety
    • Little or no interest in any activity
    • Uncontrollable mood swings – including sadness and anger
    • Sudden bursts of energy or nervousness
    • Continuously thinking about taking drugs and revolving your life around drugs
    Here are some behavioural symptoms to be aware of:
    • Unable to remain in control of taking drugs
    • Using drugs to alleviate any negative emotions and make yourself feel better
    • Taking drugs to combat any withdrawal symptoms
    • Stopping your favourite hobbies to take drugs instead
  • How Do Drugs Impact Health?

    Every drug has a different effect on your wellbeing and psychical health. The effect could depend on numerous factors, including the drug’s strength, dosage, how often and how long you’ve been taking the drug, your psychical and mental health before taking drugs, how you ingested the drug, if you've mixed it with other substances and more. Amongst the most common side effects, you’ll find you’re more likely to have an accident because you’re not aware of your surroundings. You also make yourself more vulnerable to sexual assault or violence.

    Drugs also have many long-term effects, including cancer, damage to your organs, collapsed veins (if you inject), mood swings, reduced or increase hair growth, and more. The comedown from drugs can be the most difficult part of drug abuse. For example, many uses experience fatigue, hunger, cold sweats, migraines, difficulty sleeping and more. Due to these after-effects, users will continue taking drugs to return to the positive effects they associate with drugs. However, this is where drug addiction begins and becomes hard to battle alone.