We have treatment centres for alcohol rehab in Devon
How Can Rehab Help Me?
Residential drug and alcohol rehab can help you overcome your addiction by providing you with everything you need to improve your lifestyle.
Addiction is a serious condition that can affect all areas of your life. It can impact your physical and mental health, relationships with others, and performance at work, and it can even affect whether you are eligible for organ donation.
Of course, drug or alcohol addiction isn’t just something that happens. Despite what some people think, it is not the result of one bad decision that has changed your life forever.
Addiction is very complex and is often easier for some to develop than others, as there are factors that make a person likely to suffer from addiction.
These factors include:
- Family history of addiction
- Mental illness
- Domestic abuse
- Dopamine deficiency
- High-stress job or living environment
These factors often make it impossible for a person to overcome their addiction independently. Addiction recovery is a lifelong process you must work on daily. It is not something you can safely do alone.
You can be provided with a safe environment in Devon where you can be treated for your addiction by people who know what they are doing. Alcohol and drug rehab staff can take your experience with addiction into account and help you.
Of course, there is always the temptation to try and handle your problems alone. Thai desire is normal because it is difficult to be open and honest with the people we care about, let alone strangers. But opening up about your experiences is the best thing you can do for your future.
Dangers of Addiction
As alcohol or drug addiction is familiar to you, it can feel safe, so changing from how you currently are can feel too hard or impossible. You need to remember that just because addiction may feel good, it is not safe and is actively harming you.
Addiction can cause serious life-altering health issues, including:
- Heart/lung disease
- Kidney/liver failure
- Loss of eyesight
- Loss of teeth
- Higher risk of some cancers
- Dissasosative identity disorder
- Criminal record
- Loss of relationships
It is never too late to seek help for addiction from a drug and alcohol rehab centre in Devon. It is the best place you can be to get healthy – call on 0800 470 0382.
The Drug Detox Process
A big reason why it is dangerous to try and overcome an addiction on your own is the withdrawal symptoms.
Withdrawal symptoms occur because your body is dependent on the substances you abuse. It believes that it needs them to continue to function, so when it goes without, it can be dangerous.
Depending on what you are addicted to, you may experience physical and psychological withdrawal symptoms. This is from drugs such as prescription drugs and cannabis. If you are addicted to alcohol or drugs such as heroin or prescription painkillers you may potentially have mental and physical withdrawal symptoms which are much more dangerous.
The pyschological withdrawal symptoms include:
- Mood swings
The physical withdrawal symptoms include:
- Hot flashes
- Muscle pain and spasms
The physical withdrawals are particularly dangerous and are why you will start your time in rehab in detox. The drug or alcohol detox process takes up almost half of your time in the drug and alcohol rehab centre in Devon.
You will experience withdrawal symptoms but don’t worry. The supervising medical team will keep you safe and provide prescription medication to relieve the symptoms before they progress too far.
After the drug detox, your withdrawal symptoms will be minimum so you can then begin addiction therapies.
What Therapies Are Available in Rehab?
Detox is only the start of your treatments. You will need therapy to carry on long-term without giving in to temptation. Therapy will help you to understand the trigger for your cravings and how to either avoid them or how you can safely deal with them.
Different types of therapy can help people in different ways and the one you get depends on your current needs.
First, you have holistic therapies.
Also known as art therapy, this focuses on mindfulness and alternative forms of communication, which can be particularly useful for people who struggle with discussing their feelings.
Next is group therapy, which involves talking with other people who struggle with addiction to help you learn how to be supported by others.
There is also cognitive behavioural therapy which focuses on your future goals. Its three core principles are:
- The development and practising of new coping mechanisms
- Setting long-term and short-term goals
- Developing new problem-solving skills
Of course, you also have more traditional therapy that will involve you and a therapist working through your issues to try and find a way to help you. Often this route is helpful for those living with an undiagnosed mental illness in need of a dual diagnosis.
If you are searching for a drug or alcohol rehab in Devon, Rehab Clinics Group can help you. Call us for advice today 0800 470 0382.
The Admissions Process
Unlike the NHS rehab services, the admissions process to private rehab is very quick and easy.
All you have to do is ring up and speak to a member of the admissions team who will assess your needs on 0800 470 0382. This assessment will be done over the phone or via video call just so that the centre staff can be sure you are in the right place.
After that, you will be moved on to the admissions process that involves you paying a deposit for the treatments you have selected and booking your stay at your earliest convenience.
Get Help Today in Devon
Rehab Clinics Group can help you find yourself the best possible addiction treatment for you and your needs.
We do this by asking that you give us a call at 0800 470 0382, and you will be able to talk to our admissions team who can take the time to listen to your wants, needs and fears. We can then make a referral that will give you everything you need.
We are here for you to make this transitional phase just a little bit easier on you. We will handle the hard part of finding a good drug and alcohol rehab centre local to the Devon area, and you just need to focus on yourself. Get in touch today.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do we provide mental health support?Of course, it’s essential that your mental health is taken care of at all times, particularly when you’re going through such a challenging time in your life. We frequently see people who are suffering from an addiction to alcohol or drugs also suffering from mental health problems so there’s absolutely nothing to be embarrassed or ashamed of. Our team are expertly trained and well experienced in delivering treatment for all kinds of people with different severities of addiction and mental health problems.
How Does Attending Rehab Help An Addict Recover?Attending rehab helps those struggling with addictions recover from the physical and psychological ramifications of addiction through the employment of treatments such as detoxification, rehabilitation and aftercare support. Progressing through each treatment type enables those in recovery to withdraw from the substance they have become addicted to before undergoing therapy that essentially uncovers the cause of addiction.
What happens after I finish rehab?That issue of relapse prevention is very important. Hopefully you will leave rehab with the tools, knowledge and motivation you need to stay clean and sober going forward but it is always a challenge, particularly during the first couple of months. At Rehab Clinic Groups we can offer a complementary aftercare plan for the first 12 months, which can help keep you focused and motivated, as well as providing vital support when you need it.