Drug and Alcohol Rehab London
Rehab treatment has been proven to be more successful to becoming drug or alcohol free than home strategies. Rehab 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. Also, with mental health assistance, we analyse your drug and health history to create a successful plan for recovery.
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 you.
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.
Drug and alcohol addiction is real, and together, we want to help you beat it. Call us today to get started in treatment, or for more information about how we can help you.
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 in order to obtain another drink, which leads to behavioural addictions. During the early stages of alcoholism, a person will increase their desire to consume alcohol and then 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.
Alcohol becomes the focal point of a person’s life, and 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 which makes them feel like they need alcohol as an escape.
The Signs Of Alcohol Addiction
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
About drug addictions
Addictions become a habit which is hard to beat without professional support. Sometimes, people can be aware that they’re creating long term to their physical and mental wellbeing, but can’t beat their behavioural addictions. By definition, a drug addiction creates chemical changes in the brain which cause a change in behaviour. Someone drug dependent will have little self-control and can’t resist the urge to take drugs. A 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 they make poor judgements. As a result of their drug use, a person makes impulsive decisions which can have a negative effect on their life choices and health.
Symptoms of a 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 addition 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 drugs affect your body
Every drug has a different effect on your wellbeing and psychical health. The effect can 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 prior to taking drugs, how you ingested the drug, environment, if you missed 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 of a 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 come down 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, a user will continue taking drugs to return back to the positive effects they associate with drugs. However, this is where drug addiction begins and becomes hard to battle alone.
Our Treatment Packages
The most important factor to beat drug or alcohol addiction is undergoing your 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 correct 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.
As well as 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 you can stay connected to your friends and family. Our daily menu includes home-cooked, nutritious meals, as well as 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.
About Our Drug and Alcohol Detox Programme And Outpatient Treatment
Our drug and alcohol rehab programme in London is dedicated to giving adicts the chance to experiance a life free from addiction. The detox programme involves an assessment by our qualified doctor who’ll then observe your behaviour and mind-set for the first 1-3 days of detox. This is a crucial stage of the process 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 the help of psychiatrists and psychologists, we get to the core of how your addiction started and 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 successfully complete the programme for a healthy and fulfilling life ahead.
Drug rehab in London with Rehab Clinics Group
At Rehabs Clinic Group, we give everyone an equal chance to beat drug or alcohol addiction. Everyone has a unique story and needs different levels of support, 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 the treatment options for you. To beat drug and alcohol addiction, you’ll register to 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. During this stage of the rehabilitation programme, our expert staff will support you 24/7 to suit your needs. 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 diverse residential treatment designed to help everyone who walks through our doors. Call us now on 03301 596 494!