We have treatment centres for alcohol rehab in Gwynedd
Signs You Need Addiction Treatment
Knowing if you have an alcohol or drug addiction or not can be difficult. After all, it can present differently in different people. You may think that you have a bit of a bad habit.
But there are some signs you can be on the lookout for to confirm if you have an addiction and need rehab treatment.
Please read the following questions carefully and be honest about your answers. There is no shame in asking for help, but there are risks to allowing addiction to continue unchecked.
- Do you start your day by abusing drugs or alcohol?
- Do you end your day by abusing drugs or alcohol?
- Do you plan your day around when you can next use drugs or alcohol?
- Have you ever lied to a doctor or chemist to access prescription drugs?
- Have you ever taken someone else prescription drugs?
- Have you ever broken the law to access drugs or alcohol by stealing, buying controlled substances or breaking into closed establishments?
- Do you take more risks while under the influence, such as driving dangerously, going to dangerous places alone or sharing needles?
- Do you feel the need to hide your drug or alcohol use or the amount you use from people you can trust?
- Have you withdrawn away from your friends and family members?
- Have you noticed a decline in your mental and physical health?
- Do you prioritise drug or alcohol abuse over leisure activities, eating, hygiene and work?
- Have you experienced withdrawal symptoms after going for an extended period of time without any drugs or alcohol?
Withdrawal symptoms are one of the biggest indicators that you have an addiction that needs treating, and they can be very dangerous.
Withdrawal symptoms only appear when someone has a severe addiction to alcohol or drugs such as cocaine or prescription painkillers. They should never be experienced alone. If you suspect you are going into withdrawals, please contact a medical professional as soon as possible.
Withdrawal symptoms can include:
- Hot flashes
- Light sensitivity
- Mood swings
Types of Treatment for Drug and Alcohol Addiction
When it comes to drug and alcohol addiction treatment in Gwynedd, you have the option of seeking outpatient treatment via the NHS. This treatment is available for free and can provide you with everything you need to overcome your alcohol addiction.
As it is outpatient treatment, you will be able to travel in for each session, allowing you to carry on with your life and not put it on hold for your recovery.
There can be a downside to this where during this vulnerable time, you will still have potential access to drugs and alcohol. But you will be taught how to avoid temptations and how to safely deal with your cravings.
There is also the issue of being able to access treatment in a timely manner. Unfortunately, the government has issued serious funding cuts to the NHS mental health sector, which rehab services are a part of.
This, unfortunately, has left the NHS no choice but to only prioritise the highest risk addiction cases they come across. The process in which they decide who to help is long and difficult. You will be placed on a waiting list for months, at least to talk to someone about getting help.
This appointment can be very invasive and difficult, involving very personal questions. They want you to prove to them that you are in need of their help. Then if you are approved, you will be placed on yet another wait list.
It is easy for people to feel discouraged during this, which is why it is recommended should you decide to go for this treatment option that, you also join a local support group to prepare yourself for your treatments.
Private Rehab in Gwynedd
Another treatment option available to you is to seek help through a private drug and alcohol rehab centre.
Private rehab is easier to access as all you need to do is call up to book a pre-admissions appointment, where they will check you have everything you need. Then after paying a deposit, you will be able to book a date to start your treatments. You can call on 0800 470 0382 or text HELP to 83222.
Private drug rehab also gives you the option of staying at a luxurious inpatient facility. Inpatient treatment has proven to be more successful in leading to long-term recovery compared to the alternatives.
What Happens During the Detox?
Drug and alcohol detox treatment is designed to safely deal with your withdrawal symptoms and wean you off all drugs and alcohol.
The process takes around ten days to complete. During this time, you will be monitored day and night by the rehab centre’s medical team to ensure that you are as safe and as comfortable as possible.
It is important that you never attempt to detox alone as it is a surprisingly complex treatment that should only ever be done with the correct medical supervision.
The medical team is monitoring you to make sure that your withdrawal symptoms never progress to the point of danger. They do this by keeping you hydrated and in the recovery position when needed. They also have access to medication that can relieve your withdrawal symptoms if they prove too much for your body to handle.
Why Choose Private Rehab
There are a number of reasons why residential rehab treatment is the best. Some of these include:
- Private rehab can give you the rare opportunity to just think only about what is best for you.
- You will have all your needs and treatments taken care of, so you will be able to just relax and let the rehab centre’s staff take care of you.
- All of your treatments will be done one after the other giving you the most efficient and linear rehab experience available.
- Private rehab also allows you to keep the power by deciding what treatments you want and when it works for you to begin.
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Frequently Asked Questions
How do you convince someone to go to rehab?The first and most important thing to do when convincing someone to go to rehab is to listen and try to understand them. You must be honest and let them know how you feel but you must also listen to their views and try to understand what they are going through. Do some research about rehab and share your thoughts with them. Let them know that you care about them and that you want to see them get better.
Does addiction affect mental health?Addiction affects mental health in a huge way. Addiction and mental health go hand in hand. Often, addiction can be a result of poor mental health or a diagnosed mental health disorder. Many people who live through traumas or grief will turn to drugs and alcohol and self-medicate to cope with their poor mental state. Some mental health disorders can develop due to the addiction itself. If you struggle with addiction for a long time or use drugs and alcohol a lot you could develop depression, anxiety and even psychosis.
How beneficial is residential rehab?Rehab has great success rates and works really well by changing your environment so that you can fully focus on recovery. You will be away from drugs and alcohol and social pressures to drink and use drugs so that there is no temptation for you to use substances.