When you are new to the idea of seeking help from a drug and alcohol rehab centre, it can feel like an impossible task you have ahead of you.
Suppose you lack the experience to know what you will be experiencing. In that case, you may feel frightened or alone and as though you want to continue letting your addiction rule your life. It is ok to be scared, but in order to give yourself the healthy life, you deserve, you have to do it anyway.
Don’t worry. At Rehab Clinics Group, we will be there with you every step of the way and will help you find the perfect drug and alcohol rehab centre for you in the Grays area.
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Finding the Right Treatment Centre
Different treatment centres offer different kinds of treatments that can be helpful for different people’s lifestyles and the severity of their addiction.
Some people who have busy lives that they can’t afford to put temporarily on hold and don’t have a very severe addiction may find treatment centres that offer a support group to be the best form of treatment for them.
A support group will be available locally in the Grays area. It will include other people also struggling with substance abuse and looking to do something about it.
You will work together to talk through your thoughts and feelings and to act as a healthy outlet for your emotions.
Suppose you have a more severe addiction, but you still can’t take time away. In that case, you have the option of an outpatient treatment plan at a drug and alcohol rehab centre in the Grays area.
With an outpatient treatment plan, you will still have full access to the care found in a drug and alcohol rehab centre, but you are able to plan your treatments around your life. It can give you the freedom to come and go when it is convenient for you and also can take away the stress of having to live with strangers away from your home for an extended period of time.
Suppose you are in need of a more intensive treatment plan. In that case, you have the option of an inpatient treatment plan at a drug and alcohol rehab centre.
An inpatient treatment plan would offer you the same treatment options as the outpatient treatment plan but also the added benefit of having a break away from temptation during your treatments.
It allows you to take a break from your everyday life and immerse yourself in your recovery journey. It can also help by keeping you away from any temptation, so this is an especially good option if you struggle or have struggled in the past with craving management.
What Does Rehab Entail?
A drug and alcohol rehab centre is, to put it simply, a medical facility designed to treat specifically drug and alcohol addiction.
You can think of it as a specialised treatment facility similar to the dentist as they specialise in one thing. Still, that one thing requires specialised and in-depth knowledge to treat.
Typically, a stay at a drug and alcohol rehab centre entails you working through the various treatments designed to tackle mental and chemical addiction.
A mental addiction is formed due to substance abuse creating dopamine in your brain and allowing you to experience pleasure. Soon this pleasure and rush as associated with drugs or alcohol and your brain has become reliant on them for dopamine.
Most people also use drugs and alcohol as a way to cope with mental health problems. Unfortunately, undiagnosed mental illness is one of the most common reasons for someone to develop an addiction. During your stay at a drug and alcohol rehab centre in the Grays area, you can receive dual diagnosis treatment and get the help you need when you leave the rehab centre.
To treat the chemical addiction, you will often start your time at a drug and alcohol rehab centre with a drug or alcohol detox to get all the drugs and alcohol out of your system.
This is important as it can help you concentrate on the rest of your treatments without the distraction of your cravings or the worry of going into withdrawals.
What exactly your stay at a drug and alcohol rehab centre will entail depends on you and your specific needs. You have treatment options available to you that you can deice between to create a plan that can work for you.
Your time at a drug and alcohol rehab centre is supposed to work for you to make the most progress possible so that when you have finished your treatments, you are ready to face the world and your cravings head-on and without the crutch of drugs or alcohol.
During your admissions process, a team member can talk you through the options available to you and help you decide what exactly you want your time in a drug and alcohol rehab centre to entail. Call a member of the team today on 03301 596 494 for any enquiries.
Can Addiction Be Cured?
The simple answer is no, it can not.
But it can, however, be managed just like any other chronic condition.
While there is no pill or right diet that can stop you from ever experiencing cravings or addiction-related mental health issues again. You can learn how to reduce how often you experience these.
You can also learn ways to avoid temptation and give yourself a chance at living a perfectly normal and healthy life.
We understand that this may feel a bit disappointing but managing a chronic condition is very common nowadays. There are plenty of people out there who live with chronic fatigue or chronic pain and are perfectly capable.
People are living with mental illnesses such as depression or anxiety can incorporate daily strategies to keep their mood level.
Now more people than ever living with various disabilities can have full careers, social lives and families.
Just because you will have to manage your addiction for the rest of your life doesn’t mean you will struggle for the rest of your life. You will simply have to change your lifestyle in order to reduce the risk of relapse and to ensure that your treatments have the best possible chance to work by coming into a drug and alcohol rehab centre with an open mind and a willingness to change.
The first treatment you will likely receive during your stay at the drug and alcohol rehab centre is detox.
The detox involves your body being weaned off all drugs and alcohol over about ten days.
During this time, you are likely to experience the following withdrawal symptoms:
- Hot flashes
But as you will be monitored day and night by a team of fully qualified medical professionals, your withdrawal symptoms will not progress to hallucinations or seizures as is the risk should you experience withdrawal symptoms alone.
After you detox, you will work through therapy treatments.
If this is one-to-one therapy or group therapy depends on your individual needs and what your therapist believes will give you the best chance at long-term recovery.
At Rehab Clinics Group, we want to help you.
We can find you a rehab centre in the Grays area that can meet your individual needs.
All you need to do is give us a call at 03301 596 494 to speak with a member of our team, or alternatively contact us using our contact form.
Please let us give you the tools you need to live a happier and healthier life.
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