Addiction is never something to be ashamed of. It is a complex medical issue that requires specialised medical assistance. Substance abuse is a dangerous thing. Once it has been allowed to develop into a drug or alcohol addiction, you will need a personalised treatment plan to move forward.
To achieve long term recovery, you will need the help of a rehab program that can enable you to improve both your physical and mental health. It will help you learn how to deal with your cravings and live a life free of drugs and alcohol.
At Rehab Clinics Group, we understand that this can feel like an isolating time. Still, the best place for you to be is a drug and alcohol rehab centre in the Great Barr area. We are here to help you first by giving you the information.
Then, provide you with the care and support best found in a private residential rehab centre.
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What is Alcohol Addiction?
Alcohol addiction is unique when compared to others. It is also one of the most dangerous to attempt to overcome on your own. Alcohol addiction occurs when your brain becomes used to the chemical changes brought on by substance abuse. Your body would have become reliant on alcohol to produce dopamine, the feel-good chemical.
To put it simply, alcohol addiction is when you can’t function without some kind of drink in your system.
- When you find yourself having more than 30 units of alcohol a day.
- When you rely on alcohol to deal with mental health problems such as depression or anxiety.
- When alcohol is the first and last thing, you think about each day.
Alcohol addiction is when you believe you have tolerance and use it to excuse a habit of binge drinking. Your body has grown dependent, and you need help. But if you doubt your addiction, the definitive proof of the dependency is if you experience any of the following withdrawal symptoms if you go an extended period without any form of alcohol.
- Hot flashes
- Muscle pain
- Muscle spasms
Suppose you are experiencing these symptoms, no matter where you are in your recovery journey. In that case, you must get yourself medical assistance as soon as possible. With alcohol withdrawals, you are at risk of experiencing hallucinations and even seizures.
How Addiction Affects You?
Addiction can have massive impacts on all areas of your life and affect you physically and psychologically. First of all, many people turn to substance abuse to help them manage their mental health, often because they live with an undiagnosed mental illness. However, any benefit you may experience from drug or alcohol abuse will only be temporary and cause your mental health to worsen.
Improving your mental health is a key aspect of addiction recovery. You will be referred to therapy during your stay at a drug and alcohol rehab centre in the Great Barr area. Addiction can also impact your physical health. It can negatively affect your immune system causing you to be more vulnerable to viruses and bacteria.
When you are focused on using drugs or alcohol, you’re not taking care of yourself and putting yourself at risk of avoidable illness. Part of a drug and alcohol rehab stay will involve medical assistance to improve your physical health. This could be through nutrition plans or a more intensive treatment plan.
How Alcohol Rehab Works
If you are struggling with alcohol addiction, a residential rehab centre is the best place for you. Several different options can work with any budget and lifestyle, so you don’t need to worry about how much rehab costs. The first option available is an at-home detox which is the cheapest option and tends to cost just under £1000. You also have the option to stay residential at the rehab centre for your medical detox, in which case you will be staying for around ten days, and it can cost anywhere between £2500 and £8000.
This will depend on the specific care you need, as the detox is the process of allowing your body to safely expel all drugs and alcohol in your system with the help of Benzodiazepines. Detox should never be attempted alone, as you require monitoring and medication to keep the process safe. The standard stay at a rehab is 28 days, and during that time, you will complete your detox, and then we move on to therapy. This can cost between £6,950 and £11,950.
During therapy, you will work with a therapist in group and one-on-one sessions to improve your mental health and figure out the cause of your substance abuse. You will learn the triggers for your cravings and how to replace your substance abuse with healthier coping mechanisms.
Your treatment plan will also involve a relapse prevention plan designed to help you incorporate the tools learnt in therapy to continue to improve your mental health and avoid temptation once you have left the centre.
How Rehab Clinics Group Can Help
Rehab Clinics group is registered with the Care Quality Commission ensuring you a safe and professional service. We have years of experience helping people struggling with addiction and substance abuse in the Great Barr area and can help you begin your journey to long term recovery. There are also options for women-only rehab centres so that everyone and any of their needs can be catered for.
Please contact us to discuss your treatment options and ensure that you will get the care and attention you deserve.
How to help a family member with addiction?
We offer a friend and family referral service to help family members get their loved one the help they need. After treatment has finished and family members are in more constant contact with the recovering loved one it’s important to be there for them. It’s also important for family members to look after themselves – many find comfort in attending support meetings as well to connect with people going through the same thing. Openness and understanding all around are vital to moving forward and might make it easier to spot any warning signs down the line.
What types of therapy are available?
At Rehabs Clinic group we take a wide-angled, holistic approach to our treatment. Our types of therapy from talk to group therapy also includes art therapy, Satori Chair Therapy, Low-Level Laser Therapy, Transcranial Electrical Stimulation Therapy and Heart Rate Variability Therapy. We have those and many others, with all the information about them on the Rehab Clinics Group website.
Can addition be cured?
The answer is complicated. Whilst addiction is a disease, it brings with it compulsions that are hard to overcome. Someone with addiction issues must manage it for the rest of their lives and many people cannot even dabble with a substance, lest it send them spiralling back down. People that suffer from addiction usually have addictive personalities and this is something that can’t be totally fixed as it is part of your genetic make-up. Curing implies a permanent solution and when it comes to addiction recovery it is something that you must practise every day and remain vigilant. Cured? Maybe not, but it can be beaten.