Many people know that they have a drug or alcohol addiction but they believe that they can beat it on their own. This, unfortunately, is very rarely the case. Without proper professional treatment, addictions will only get worse.
If you believe you have an addiction and you’re struggling, it’s important to consider reaching out for help at a professional rehab centre as soon as possible.
In rehab, you can go through a detox plan and a range of therapies in a safe and supportive environment, rather than having to face up to it on your own.
If you want to find out more about how rehab can help with addictions, it’s important to get in touch with us as soon as possible.
Give us a call on 03301 596 494 and our team of friendly, helpful staff will be happy to guide you through everything you need to know about rehab and provide you with all of the advice you need to get started with your recovery.
Detoxing in Residential Addiction Rehab
Detoxing is one of the most important parts of an addiction recovery programme. You will really struggle with your additional therapies and counselling if you still have drugs or alcohol in your system. That’s why the initial detox phase is very important.
It’s natural for you to feel nervous about detoxing. This is especially true if you have experienced withdrawal effects when detoxing in the past.
However, when you detox in a residential rehab setting, you can be sure that you will be made to feel as comfortable as possible throughout the entire process.
When you go through your alcohol or drug detox in rehab, you will be surrounded by medical staff who are there to support you and monitor you along the way. In severe cases, the medical staff may prescribe medication to help you get through your withdrawal symptoms.
When you detox at home without the help of professionals, it can be very dangerous and even life-threatening in some severe cases. This is why it is so important that you complete your detox within a rehab setting where you can go through it in the safest way possible with constant care and attention.
What To Expect From Drug & Alcohol Rehab
As we’ve mentioned, many people may be tempted to try to overcome their addiction themselves. Detoxing at home can be very dangerous and extremely uncomfortable and it’s never recommended that you try it.
Detoxing yourself at home rarely works and you need supervision when going through the worst of your withdrawal symptoms.
If you leave alcohol or drug addiction untreated, it will only get worse. Once an addiction is formed, it affects both your physical body and your mental health. This is another reason why rehab is so important to help you break the cycle of addiction.
When you attend a rehab for addiction treatment, you will go through a range of therapies. The staff in rehab will help you to understand the cause and triggers of your addiction. This is often through cognitive behavioural therapy.
They will also help you manage your cravings and provide you with ways to change your behaviours so that you can avoid relapsing in the future. Through some small changes in your behaviours and thought processes, you can easily develop all of the tools and skills needed in order to maintain your sobriety.
The staff in rehab will also help you to change your lifestyle for the better. This can help you stay motivated in your recovery after rehab and further help you to avoid relapsing somewhere down the line.
With this type of professional treatment and support, plus the aftercare that you will receive when you leave rehab, you will have the best possible chances of making a full recovery, staying sober, and achieving your goals of long term recovery.
Rehab and Developing a Healthier Lifestyle
Addictions can cause a person to lose control over their substance use. Addicts will continue to take a substance even if they know that it is harmful to them. When someone is an addict, self-care is no longer important and the person will usually neglect their health in many ways.
Most addicts suffer from malnutrition. This is due to the fact that they have neglected their health in favour of the substances they’re addicted to.
This is why nutrition is a very important aspect of a rehab recovery programme. Many good rehabs will have an on-site nutritionist who will assess your body upon your arrival and develop a diet plan that you can follow throughout your stay to help improve your body.
In rehab, you will also go through physical and psychological treatments. These are designed to ensure that your physical and mental health improves greatly over the course of your recovery programme.
Alongside nutrition, an active lifestyle is also an important thing that can help you overcome your addiction. Addiction tends to completely take over a person’s life and it doesn’t leave room for much else. This is why you are encouraged to take part in activities and exercises during your stay in rehab.
Filling your time with some positive activities can help you sustain your sobriety. You may even find some hidden talents that you can take away with you to develop new hobbies when you return home.
In rehab, you will have access to a range of well-being sessions. Plus, you can attend sessions and workshops that help distract you from your addiction and help you avoid those negative thoughts and cravings.
These sessions and activities also help you to develop a much more positive and healthy lifestyle. Some examples of these classes and sessions include motivational sessions, mindfulness, fitness classes, art therapy, music therapy, and more.
If you want to find out more about what drug and alcohol rehab Cotswolds can do for you, get in touch with us today and you can start your journey towards sobriety sooner rather than later.
Call on 03301 596 494 or text HELP to 83222 to get started today.
Key offerings available include:
- 1:1 Support from Clinical Nurse Practitioners, Registered Mental Health Nurses and Therapists
- Access to Trained Psychiatrists
- 24 Hour Nursing Care
- Comfortable & Quality Accommodation
- Clinically Led Recovery Model Underpinned by Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT)
- 1 Year Aftercare
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Frequently Asked Questions
How do I begin to seek treatment?
A simple way to begin the journey to recovery is to contact one of our team at Rehab Clinics Group. You can either ring us at 03301 596 494 or text HELP to 83222 to get in touch with someone. If you are not able to speak on the phone for whatever reason you can fill out the contact form on our website and we’ll find a way to get back to you. Reaching out is the best step to getting the help you need, and one that you shouldn’t delay if you don’t have to.
What are the signs and symptoms of addiction?
There are many physical symptoms that become apparent if a person is addicted to a substance. With alcohol addiction, some signs include an overwhelming desire to drink, inability to stop, shaking, and mood swings. When it comes to drug addiction, indicators such as a sudden weight change, increased anxiety, continuously thinking about drugs and stopping interests to take drugs instead will be apparent in yourself or someone you know.
How long does rehab last?
There is no set duration for a rehab programme, but they will typically last between 28 and 90 days. In general terms, a longer programme is more likely to be effective but the right choice will depend on your own personal circumstances.