We have treatment centres for alcohol rehab if you live in Saudi Arabia
If you or someone you love is suffering from a drug and alcohol addiction, we have an array of rehab clinics around the U.K to offer unique treatment programmes to aid your recovery. On this page, we’ll also touch on drug and alcohol addiction in Saudi Arabia including information about the number of people who require help with their addiction.
Drug and Alcohol Addiction in Saudi Arabia
The Middle East have serious penalties for drug and alcohol abuse, and if you live in Saudi Arabia, it’s difficult to find an established rehab for your addiction.
You shouldn’t consume alcohol or drugs under Sharia Law, but some figures show that some people still do. As Saudi Law makes it difficult to obtain drugs and alcohol, many people have step up secret breweries and set-ups to trade these substances.
In today’s date, over 200,000 people from Saudi Arabia are a drug addict and only a small percent of these individuals seek treatment. As such, this lack of treatment means that people who require a treatment programme for their addiction don’t receive it. Thankfully, we have rehab centres in the U.K. and one in Spain to support anyone with an addiction problem.
How to Break Free from Drug Addiction
If you have a drug and alcohol addiction, it might seem impossible to imagine life without substance abuse. However, there are strategies and treatment programs to guide you towards recovery.
The main aspect you’ll work on in addiction treatment is breaking the cycle and eliminating the causes for your addiction. An addiction becomes a habit and then the brain relies on the chemical substance to feel happy and cope with everyday life.
First, find your motivation to break from and live a life without substance abuse. As well as assistance from drug rehab, you can also make behavioural changes on your own to aid your recovery. Begin by recognising your behaviour to your addiction and alter that.
For example, do you find that in a certain environment you lean towards your addiction? Or perhaps drinking alcohol leads to drug abuse. Cutting out behaviour that leads you to failure is important in order to break free from alcohol and drug addiction.
Through therapy sessions and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, you’ll begin to establish what triggers your addiction. It’s important to pinpoint these triggers to remove them from your life which will help with your recovery.
Certain social situations – such as parties – can trigger alcohol and drug abuse, so limit yourself from these occasions can help tremendously. Most commonly, we find that certain emotions are the main trigger for drug and alcohol addiction. This includes boredom, anxiety, sadness and anger. By not dealing with the emotion head-on, you’ll always reach for substance abuse to make yourself feel better.
Having a Support System to Help with Recovery
Alcohol rehab is a challenging experience, and you need a supportive circle around you. That’s why at Rehab Clinics Group, we have a collective team of professionals to provide you with the best treatment programmes suited to you and make you feel as comfortable as possible in your new surroundings.
Family members can make a huge difference to your recovery process too, so don’t feel that you need to suffer in silence with your addiction. In particular, you can merely talk to your loved ones if you feel that your addiction is taking over your life.
It’s important to have a sense of independence and we will teach you methods and approaches during your treatment programme with us.
How to Support Someone with a Drug and Alcohol Addiction
Perhaps you’re reading this article because you need to support someone with a drug and alcohol addiction. If you’ve noticed a drastic change in the person’s health, behaviour, self-esteem, relationships and more, there are processes and things you can do to help them with their addiction.
First, approach the person in a comfortable environment and help them to feel at ease before initiating the topic. Your attitude and tone can make a huge difference in how they open up. For example, if you attack them with questions about their addiction, they’ll act defensively and not be honest.
It’s likely the person with an addiction won’t admit they have one to you at first. However, it’s not your duty to offer them medical advice, but merely to listen to their problems and inform them that you’re always there to listen when they’re feeling low.
Common Symptoms to Be Aware of with Drug Addictions
If you feel that your drug addiction might have gotten out of hand, here are a few symptoms to look out for:
- Problems sleeping (insomnia)
- Changes in appetite
- Weight loss/gain
- Pupils dilating
- Difficulties concentrating
- Inability to coordinate
- Mood swings – including sudden anger and sadness
- Unable to think about anything else but drugs and when you’ll next get them
Depending on your lifestyle, personality, behavioural attitudes and addiction levels, everyone will experience different side effects from taking drugs. However, the above ones are the most common factors of someone with a drug and alcohol addiction.
Your health is a priority and if you find that your substance abuse is taking over your life and preventing you from getting on with your daily routine, don’t be afraid to seek professional and medical advice from one of our clinics.
Are you worried that your drug and alcohol addiction has become out of control? If so, don’t hesitate to get in touch and contact us on 03301 596 494 and we’ll be happy to answer any questions about our treatment programmes. Alternatively, we’re here to offer any support for addiction.