Drug and Alcohol Rehab Sheffield
We understand that entering rehab can be intimidating and daunting. Therefore, we’ve created an easy-to-follow admission process to help you feel at ease when you join one of our rehab clinics. The process is simple and a great way to ween yourself into the programme and prepare you for professional treatment.
The Treatment Options Available
If you’re looking for alcohol rehab in Sheffield, we suggest moving away from your familiar environment and creating new habits so that you can focus on becoming a healthier version of yourself. There are many options in Sheffield, although Step One Recovery in Spain is an ideal environment to controlling your drug and alcohol abuse while being surrounded by natural beauty.
Step One Recovery will provide you with therapy sessions and cognitive behavioural therapy so that you can beat your addiction while being supervised by medically-trained staff. We’ll provide you with goals to make living a healthy lifestyle possible. Part of your treatment options will focus on the cause of your substance abuse and help you create new habits and behaviours to resolve these issues.
When you detox from drugs and alcohol, your body will experience several withdrawal symptoms as it’s been so used to depending on drugs and alcohol to survive. This is just one reason why it’s so important to get professional treatment under a watchful eye as many addicts fall back to drugs during the detox stage if they don’t have medical care. Our team of professionals will give you hope that you can beat your addiction, and a recovery worker is available 24/7 should you need professional advice or merely someone to talk to.
What Drinking Alcohol Does To Your Body
Everyone needs a reason to beat their addiction. Although having people who care about it is a great motivation to quit, you should also focus on what alcohol abuse does to the body. First, let’s focus on the brain. Some people can get so intoxicated that they don’t remember the previous night: this is temporary amnesia.
Should you regularly drink alcohol, you could develop a memory-impairing syndrome which makes remembering daily tasks difficult, and you will no longer be able to make new memories. As memory occurs in the brain, you’ll begin to mumble without any control and your speech will become unclear – even when you haven’t consumed any alcohol.
When you drink alcohol, the brain releases GABA – a chemical which calms the brain down. The brain also releases dopamine – a pleasurable chemical. When you consume copious amounts of alcohol, these combined chemical releases can lead to high blood pressure, increased heart rate, hallucinations, mood swings, depression, insomnia and nightmares.
You’re probably aware that drinking alcohol has an impact on the liver, but do you fully understand the full extent? Each time you take a sip, the liver metabolises this and releases a chemical called acetaldehyde, which can lead to cancer. Not only is this a life-threatening concern, but when you drink excessive amounts of alcohol, the liver accumulates fat which means the organ can’t perform efficiently. This inability to perform can lead to fatty liver disease and inflammation, as well as affecting the rest of your body.
Drinking heavily also takes it weight on your heart. The heart muscle has to stretch and droop to keep up with the toxins being pumped around your body. But this size increase can cause the heart to inflame and develop an irregular heartbeat. If you continue to consume alcohol, it’ll increase your blood pressure which massively increases your chances of a heart attack, hypertension and stroke.
Remaining Sober After Drug and Alcohol Rehab
After you’ve beaten your alcohol and drug addiction at one of our established rehab centres, it’s time to continue the progress outside of rehab. Everyone who enters our clinics receives aftercare so that you can improve your mental health even when you’re no longer in our facility.
Our Enhanced Aftercare sessions work closely with you and your family so you can live a life of sobriety and recognise any triggers which could make you slip back into alcohol abuse. We’ve provide you with a recovery plan which is specific to your needs and level of addiction. This plan is designed to help you find new and healthy strategies to build a brighter and healthier future so that you’re continuously moving forward. This four-week programme gives you the opportunity to live your life while ensuring that you still focus on beating your addiction forever. We’re always at the end of the phone should you need someone to talk to or if you fear that you’ve misplaced the strength to living without drugs and alcohol. The Enhanced Aftercare sessions provides you with tools and strategies to that you control your addiction, rather than it controlling you.
After completing drug rehab, you’ll also receive one-year free aftercare support with complimentary access to catch-ups every week so you receive continued support. You’ll maintain a relationship with a member of the recovery team to help you maintain committed to beating your addiction.
Don’t wait until it’s too late to get help. The body is amazing at recovering, but prevention is better than cure. Perhaps you’re aware that your addiction has started interfering with your relationships and changing how you live your life. If so, don’t hesitate to call us on 03301 596 494 to take steps to a drug-free life. Any information you tell us is strictly confidential and we are committed to changing lives and helping you become the person you were before your addiction took over.