Drug and Alcohol Rehab Bristol
No matter where you’re based, we have state of the art drug and alcohol rehab centres to get you on the road to recovery. You might feel like there’s no way out of this dark hole, but our educated and supportive team of staff can provide you with all the resources you need to beat your addiction for good.
How Environmental Factors Can Affect A Drug or Alcohol Addiction
If you have an addiction to drugs or alcohol, residential rehab is a way forward to helping with your recovery. There are many reasons why people develop alcohol or drug abuse, and environmental factors can be just one of those reasons. For example, we’ve found that individuals with a broken family are more likely to develop an alcohol addiction. If the environment where you expect to feel safe makes you feel unloved and anxious (or any other negative feelings), you’re likely to reach for a substance to numb these unsettling emotions. Being a part of a family that doesn’t properly communicate or expose love can trigger substance abuse. Or perhaps you’ve witnessed such abuse within your family and have learnt to mimic these attributes and behaviours.
At Rehab Clinics Group, we offer counselling sessions to help with such difficulties. For example, our Family Intervention and Mediation Therapy programmes address any underlying issues which may impact relationships across all family members.
Seeking Addiction Treatment in Bristol
If you’re based in the South West, we recommend seeking recovery programmes which are farther away from your home. Having space from your environmental triggers enables you to create new habits and not be linked to your past. Our facilities would be the ideal rehab facilities if you’re looking for drug and alcohol rehab in Bristol. This distance is great for helping your recovery in the long term.
We offer many treatment options to help you live a life of sobriety. Attending the private rehab treatment centre gives you easy access to medically-trained staff who can help move you in every aspect of your recovery. The staff at Rehab Clinics Group will develop a drug detox programme which is personalised for you and will clear your body of any traces of drugs. This provides you with a clean slate so you can focus on the psychological triggers behind your drug and alcohol addiction. During the detox stage, you may experience some physical and psychological withdrawal symptoms, depending on the severity of your addiction and how long you’ve been abusing substances. These withdrawal symptoms can make drug recovery potentially life-threatening, so it’s essential that you’re surrounded by highly-trained individuals.
Rehab Clinic Group’s knowledge and experience in drug and alcohol abuse ensure that they can provide you with the best solution for your needs and level of addiction. You’ll learn skills and strategies which you can take forward when you complete rehab too. But, during your time recovering in the United Kingdom, rehab will focus on any emotional and painful experiences which could have triggered your addiction.
How to Help a Friend with a Drug or Alcohol Addiction
Throughout this article, we’ve talked about a drug and alcohol addiction you might have, but what if you’re concerned about a friend’s addiction? First, there are many signs and symptoms to determine if they have an addiction. These include:
- • Mood swings
- • Lying about the amount of substance taken
- • Changes in social behaviour
- • An inability to focus
- • Secretive behaviour
- • Tiredness
- • Bloodshot eyes
- • Poor memory
- • Appearing intoxicated often
- • Dramatic changes in weight
If you’ve noticed one or more of the above symptoms, it’s time to act on the issue. First, you should bear in mind that many people hide their addictions – even from the people they love and trust most – so don’t expect your friend to instantly open up to you. However, don’t let that deter you from helping them find one of the best rehab centres for their addiction.
When it’s the right moment to confront your friend, consider that there are many ways they could react. Some addicts get angry because this helps them to push the real issue away and insinuate that you’re made a huge mistake in suspecting an issue with addiction. Even if you approach in a calm and non-judgmental mannerism, it’s likely the person will still react aggressively. Alternatively, they might deny everything you’re telling them. They’ll lie about their habits and might even flip the issue back onto you so the spotlight isn’t on them. Many users also feel that they’re being attacked and will avoid talking to you. They might walk out of the room or shut themselves away so you can’t confront them anymore.
No matter the person’s reaction, it’s important that you maintain your emotions. Encourage the addict to open up to you by proving that you’re trustworthy and genuinely care about their wellbeing. You should also encourage healthy habits by creating a safe place for the person to talk. Engage in exercise with them and motivate them to eat healthier to gain control over their health and lifestyle. No matter the person’s reaction, never try to make them feel shameful or guilty as this could trigger an increase in their substance abuse.
Staging an intervention isn’t easy and there’s no ‘right time’ to do it. But, the longer you wait, the harder it’ll be for everyone. Gather together a group of close family members and friends who care about this person and approach in a familiar and safe place. An intervention helps them to realise how their addiction is affecting other people’s lives and also that they have people in their lives who care about them. Keep the presence calm and don’t attack the person. Helping someone means recognising that they have an addiction and that they’re surrounded by love and support.
If you or someone you love is suffering from drug and alcohol addiction, don’t wait any longer. We offer free consultations to everyone, so give us a call on 03301 596 494, or text HELP to 83222.
Location Of Our Bristol Office
Rehab Clinics Group
Henleaze Business Centre