We have treatment centres for alcohol rehab in Exeter
Addiction treatment at a rehab centre is proven to be one of the most effective ways to overcome addiction and achieve a long term recovery. If you are looking for rehab places for drugs or alcohol in or around Exeter, but are not quite sure where to find them or what exactly it is that you should be looking for, then we can be of service. When dealing with substance addiction there are many different treatment options, and different rehab centres may offer a wide variety of treatment programmes. We can help you find the treatment service that is right for your needs, giving you the best possible chance to overcome your addiction.
The impact of addiction
An addiction to drugs or alcohol can have a horrible impact on nearly every aspect of your life. Misusing dangerous substances greatly increases the risks of chronic and debilitating health problems such as liver disease, heart irregularities and high blood pressure. Several forms of cancer have also been linked to substance abuse, the most common among these being cancers of the mouth and throat. But the dangers are not only physical- drug and alcohol abuse can also take a serious toll on your mental health. If you suffer from mental illness, for example, depression or anxiety, substance abuse can aggravate these issues.
Generally, as you continue to misuse a substance you will develop a greater tolerance to its effects. This means that you need to consume more and more of it in order to achieve the feeling you are after, until eventually, the altered state begins to simply feel ‘normal’. The longer you use the substance, and the heavier that use gets, the greater the risk of physical and psychological damage. Every day spent in the grip of addiction increases your chances of hospitalisation or even death from substance poisoning, commonly referred to as overdose.
Addiction is defined primarily by the compulsion to continue taking the substance despite the increased possibility of negative consequences like those outlined above. Addiction is like a trap, and it is one that is very hard to escape from, especially if you try to escape it alone. This is why it is essential that you get the help you need as quickly as you can.
What drug and alcohol treatment centres have to offer
Drug and alcohol treatment is available through the NHS. The vast majority of the treatment programmes offered by the NHS are outpatient or community based, meaning that you do not stay at the treatment centre but visit instead. Such schemes are of course incredibly valuable, but their outpatient nature means that you will have to manage your own appointments (which can be a difficult task when in the throes of addiction) and you will still be around your triggers – the people, places and things associated with your drinking or drug use – which can make stopping a lot harder.
Another major drawback of seeking help through the NHS is that drug and alcohol rehabilitation services have been underfunded for a long time, meaning that there are often long waiting lists for treatment. This is why our inpatient, cheap rehab centres offer a good alternative. Not only can we offer inpatient care, which gets you away from your triggers and eases the process of recovery, you can also begin the process much sooner. When it comes to the fight against addiction, every day really does matter.
At Rehab Clinics Group, we know that every individual struggling with addiction is an individual with their own unique problems and requirements. Solutions vary from patient to patient, but a stay in one of our residential rehab centres will almost always begin with a period of detoxification. Detox is arguably the most important stage in overcoming and recovering from an addiction. It is the process by which your body metabolises and ‘flushes out’ the toxic substances inside your body. It might be surprising, but this part actually happens rather quickly. For example, heroin typically leaves the body within a few hours. The withdrawal symptoms that come on once the toxins have gone can be much more prolonged, and can be quite painful and even dangerous. The purpose of a detox clinic is not just to flush the substance out of your body, but also to help you deal with these withdrawal symptoms in a safe, secure environment with constant access to professional care and support.
Following the detoxification process, our rehab centres also offer a wide range of different treatments, therapies and workshops designed to help you uncover and address the root causes of your addiction, to help you better understand the mechanics and dangers of addiction, and to change the way in which you process and handle your emotions when it comes to substance use. Depending on your individual circumstances, the holistic services we offer can include cognitive behavioural therapy, group therapy, one on one counselling, psychotherapy and even art therapy. These therapies will not only help you overcome your addiction, but they will also equip you with the knowledge and tools necessary to avoid a relapse and continue living a drug-free, healthy life once you have left the rehab centre.
Finding the right rehab near me
So, if you are looking for rehab in Exeter please do not delay! Get in touch today and we can find the treatment programme that works best for your needs, setting you off on the road to recovery. It is possible to overcome addiction, but you need to take that first step and get the ball rolling.