Addiction is a serious disease that requires urgent attention. Seeking help is your first move in making a significant change in your life.
Trying to overcome your addiction completely on your own is not recommended.
Doing so can lead to many possible life-threatening complications and can easily lead you right back to substance abuse.
If you want to find out more about alcohol and drug rehab, our treatments, or have general questions around rehab get in touch today.
We are here to help you and provide the advice you need. We will also be happy to answer any questions you may have.
How to Overcome Denial
Denial is a very tricky emotion for you to work through. Many people that are suffering from substance abuse will downplay their substance abuse habits.
This is to avoid any conversation that involves discussing their substance abuse. They will often believe that their substance abuse reflects the average user.
However, this denial is more commonly in place to divert concerns and anxieties with withdrawals.
Many people struggle to believe that living without drugs or alcohol at this point is even possible. It is very important at this stage to know it is possible.
It is crucial to understand that denial will result in ongoing substance abuse. This ongoing substance abuse will result in chronic addiction.
This may make it more difficult or even mean that rehabilitation will take longer. It is in your best interest to seek help as soon as possible.
The sooner you can acknowledge your dependence, the sooner you can benefit from visiting a drug and alcohol rehab centre.
To overcome even a small amount of denial you need to consider your actions and behaviours and what sort of life you want to lead.
Opening to the people who you trust is also recommended. You should talk with a loved one to discuss your addiction.
Contact our team to lean more information about treatment programmes. Everything we discuss with you can show you that addiction recovery is completely possible through rehab treatments.
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Addiction Therapies and Treatments
It’s important to understand which treatments and therapies are on offer in rehab.
All good drug and alcohol rehab centres offer several different therapeutic treatment models to help you understand the underlying psychological problems associated with addiction.
The first part of treatment in rehab is the drug and alcohol detox stage. This helps to break the physical addiction as well as part of the psychological aspect of addiction.
Medical detox can help safely get people through the worst of withdrawal symptoms.
In some cases, you may be given alcohol and drug detox medication to help you through these withdrawal symptoms.
Medical professionals will be on hand with you to ensure that you are as safe and comfortable during your detox.
Though there is an option of attempting to alcohol and drug detox in your home setting it is not particularly safe to detox.
The reason we recommend specialist help is so there is a support caring environment where you can feel safe.
Once you have completed your detox, you will then go through selected therapies. This can include various therapies such as cognitive behavioural therapy, one-to-one therapies, and group therapies.
Group therapy sessions usually take the form of talking therapies. They can also include some psychotherapy such as drama therapy, art therapy, or meditation.
The goal here is to create an optimal environment to explore new ways of thinking. You will also learn to form bonds with other addicts so that you can create a supportive network.
If the person is still dealing with mental health problems, a dual diagnosis treatment is the best option.
Dual diagnosis is where there is addiction coexisting with a mental health problem(s).
You will need a specialist treatment for this to address both the addiction and the mental health problems at the same time.
Aftercare When You Leave the Rehab Centre
When you leave rehab, you will then get help through an aftercare programme. This aftercare programme is designed to help you get through your transition between the rehab treatment centre and going back to your home life.
The first 12 months when you leave rehab are the most difficult and this is the time when you’re most likely to relapse.
Therefore, you will be supported throughout this entire time to help keep you on the right path.
You will get a free 12-month aftercare plan when you leave rehab.
In aftercare, you will continue with some of your therapies and treatments that you were going through within the rehab centre.
You will also be encouraged to attend group therapy sessions and 12 step programmes that can help you stay motivated towards your recovery.
The aftercare team can also help you with various other things such as finding a job, finding housing, and managing your finances if you believe any of those would be helpful to you.
You will also have someone to talk to when things get tough and if you think you may be at risk of relapsing.
Get The Help You Need Today
If you are struggling with an addiction, this won’t be an easy time for you. Addictions can be devastating on your life and can affect all areas.
Get in touch with us today on 0800 470 0382 to find out more about how we can help you with your addiction recovery.
Take that first step towards a happy, healthy, and sober lifestyle today so that you can go back to living the enjoyable life that you deserve.
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