Beating a drug addiction or alcohol addiction is hard work. You will be required to eliminate a physical as well as a psychological dependence on addictive substances. You’ll also need to tackle and change any behavioural issues that have ended up with you developing an addiction in the first instance.
Abrupt cessation of drug and alcohol use without professional help is potentially very dangerous and is not recommended. Addiction has an extremely negative effect on both your physical and mental health – and that of your friends and loved ones who will find your descent into addiction both very noticeable and very troubling.
For our addiction treatment programmes and rehabilitation to be successful, your behaviours and thoughts will need to change whilst you’re undergoing treatment. Your recovery is dependent on your attitude, your commitment to your recovery and your willingness to make changes. Our drug rehab and alcohol rehab in Canterbury will provide you with an individualised treatment plan which is tailored to your needs, accompanied by regular progress updates and around the clock monitoring of your recovery.
If you’d like to discuss your drug or alcohol consumption if you’ve been noticing certain signs and symptoms or you’re looking at how to get help, why not call Rehab Clinics Group today? If you call us on 0800 470 0382 or text HELP to 83222, one of our experienced staff will be able to guide you through our admissions process and the referrals process if you’re worried for a friend or a loved one.
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When an individual is persistently engaged in activities that are detrimental to their physical or mental health, then they are demonstrating addictive behaviours. There are many behaviours or activities that can develop into an addiction, and leading examples of this are the use of drugs and alcohol.
Addiction can manifest itself physically, psychologically or both. Addictive behaviours take on different forms, for example, some substances affect the chemistry of the brain – this is common for drugs like cocaine, which releases more of the brain chemical dopamine.
Dependence on substances
Substance dependence is when your body has adapted to your drug use or alcohol consumption and it causes the body to require addictive substances to function. The physical dependence on drugs or alcohol is when physical symptoms occur when a substance is withdrawn. The body will not function correctly without the substance it has grown addicted to. Consequentially, there may be painful withdrawal symptoms as the body needs higher quantities as the addiction deepens – meaning that addicts take drugs or drink more to manage the pain.
On the other hand, psychological dependence is the perceived feelings that using drugs or drinking will fulfil. Psychological dependence is often caused by an underlying mental health illness such as depression. Someone who is not mentally stable may need to drink or take drugs to obtain psychological fulfilment.
There are a variety of different approaches to addiction treatment. Residential rehab is widely regarded as the kind of rehabilitation that provides the best chance of long-term recovery. Private drug and alcohol rehab is not inexpensive, but Rehab Clinics Group is committed to providing a solution for your recovery goals within your budget.
For addiction treatment, therapy is important. This is because it identifies and addresses the reasons and causes for addiction. But therapy is required to be part of treatment which may include detoxification and managed withdrawal of addictive substances. Your treatment plan with Rehab Clinics Group is tailored to you as an individual – something we are proud of.
Long-term recovery is unlikely if your dependency on drugs or alcohol is not broken. With detoxification (detox) you are able to have your access to addictive substances tapered away. This will make your detox more manageable.
A detox is a process of removing all traces of drugs or alcohol from your system, and due to withdrawal symptoms, it can be a very unpleasant experience. This is why we use tapering as it gradually reduces the number of drugs or alcohol in your system.
You can get in touch with us by calling us on 0800 470 0382 or by texting HELP to 83222. There is no waiting list for our services and we’ll be able to begin your treatment without delay.
What are the 3 obvious signs of addiction?
If you are living with someone whose personality has changed recently, you might be wondering how to tell if you’re living with an alcohol or drug addict. Someone in the grips of an addiction might see their personality completely change – someone who was previously of outstanding character might even find themselves resorting to crime to fund their habit.
They may also experience extreme weight loss in a short period of time and suddenly experience mood swings and irritability.
What is the difference between private drug and alcohol rehab and residential rehab?
Residential rehab allows more attention and care than other types of rehab. This is especially the case for addictions that require detox – a residential rehab allows around the clock monitoring of withdrawal symptoms.
Residential rehab also allows the opportunity to get and stay away from other factors that might yet contribute to an addiction. Private rehab may not allow such shelter from difficult home and personal lives and as such, make overcoming an addiction more difficult.
What happens after rehab?
You will be provided with one of our detailed and personalised aftercare plans. An aftercare plan is critical, as it allows you to recall everything that you have learned in your time with Rehab Clinics Group and apply it to everyday life.
You are at your most vulnerable in the year immediately following your rehab and that’s why relapse prevention is at the heart of your aftercare plan. You will be able to contact us on our 24-hour helpline should you need further guidance.