We have Treatment Centres for Alcohol Rehab in Battersea
Drug and alcohol abuse can have devastating effects on a person’s life. Whether it’s the negative impacts on relationships, work, home life or health and well-being, the issues that arise seem endless.
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From excessive consumption of drugs and alcohol, there can be many long-term effects that can impact a person’s health. The likelihood of experiencing long-term physical or emotional effects of drug and alcohol abuse can be down to a few factors, including the following:
- Timespan (how long you have used the substance)
- How often you consume drugs or alcohol
- What type of drug
- How the drug is used
- The amount used per dose
- Presence of other drugs
- Mental health status
- Individual biology
- Family history
Using drugs and alcohol makes you more susceptible to developing a mental illness in the future. You are also more likely to suffer more if you already have mental health issues before your addiction began. Many people use drugs and alcohol as a way of self-medicating when struggling with traumas and other mental health issues.
Some long-term psychological effects that you may experience are:
- Mood disorder
In addition to the risk of mental health disorders, you can develop there are also long term physical effects of drug and alcohol abuse.
In the long-term, addiction to drugs and alcohol can affect the following:
- The liver
- The kidneys
- The lungs
- The heart
What is a Typical Day Like in a Drug or Alcohol Rehab Centre?
When considering rehab you may be wondering what exactly a typical day in rehab may look like. When in rehab, the day usually starts with a healthy and positive start. It is important when in recovery to get the nutrients you need to build yourself up so a healthy breakfast will be the first thing you have in the morning.
Then, there are usually some relaxing and positive classes such as yoga and meditation to get you started for a bright positive day. Afterwards, there will be a group meeting that you will attend every day. This is where you will talk about your progress and experiences and receive positive feedback and advice.
In the afternoon, you will do most of your therapies. You will likely have your one to one talking therapy and then onto any other therapies that appear on your addiction treatment programme. In the afternoons you may also have family therapy, group therapy and any specialized therapies.
In the evenings you will have a delicious healthy meal followed by some form of evening entertainment. Often there are film nights, quiz nights or game nights to get involved in.
Here at Rehab Clinics Group, we are dedicated to providing you with the best drug and alcohol rehab in Battersea. We will make your stay as comfortable as possible while giving you a range of treatment options and therapy options that will help with long-term recovery and relapse prevention.
Am I Ready for Rehab Addiction Treatment?
When asking yourself if you are ready for rehab addiction treatment, you must ask yourself if you want to get better. If you want to rid yourself of your drug and alcohol addiction and you truly want change. If you seriously want to adopt a healthier, happier life then you are absolutely ready for rehab.
Rehab only works for those who are willing to commit and take recovery seriously. You must fully comply with all therapies and treatments offered to you if you decide to enter rehab and change your life.
Can I Detox at Home?
It is not at all safe to detox at home, unless you have a very mild addiction and are being monitored by a doctor. The detoxification process can be dangerous and a very unpleasant and painful experience if you are not taken care of by medical professionals.
In a detox clinic, you are carefully monitored and supported by professionals who will be able to administer medications to prevent and treat the withdrawals that you may experience. At home, you will not have that option.
There are a number of symptoms that you may experience when detoxing that you would want to be treated or made more comfortable and less painful to experience.
Some of those symptoms are:
- Increased blood pressure
- Increased heart rate
There are unfortunately some serious withdrawals that someone can experience especially with severe alcohol addiction. If not treated properly, a detox from a serious addiction can, in some cases, be fatal.
Some of the serious symptoms are:
- Heart Failure
What is the difference between substance and behavioural addictions?Substance addiction is an addiction to drugs and alcohol. This process is when the brain gives out endorphins when a person uses the substance and rewards them every time they use it. Behavioural addictions work in a similar way. Both addictions need to be treated as they can have a detrimental impact on someone’s life.
Does addiction affect mental health?Addiction affects mental health in a huge way. Addiction and mental health go hand in hand. Often, addiction can be a result of poor mental health or a diagnosed mental health disorder. Many people who live through traumas or grief will turn to drugs and alcohol and self-medicate to cope with their poor mental state. Some mental health disorders can develop due to the addiction itself. If you struggle with addiction for a long time or use drugs and alcohol a lot you could develop depression, anxiety and even psychosis.
What happens after rehab?The thought of leaving rehab may be very daunting to some. However, there is no need to worry as you will have access to an aftercare team who will be there every step of the way. They can help with things such as finding a new job, finding accommodation or finding a local support group. If there are any hobbies you’re interested in to keep you busy and away from any temptation, the aftercare team may help you find some local groups and even assist you on your first few sessions. Your recovery doesn’t stop when you leave rehab, it is an ongoing thing and you will receive the best support there is moving forward.