We have treatment centres for alcohol rehab in Hounslow
Rehab has been proven to be one of the most effective ways to help a person overcome their addiction and achieve a long term recovery. If you are searching for rehab places for drugs and alcohol in or around Hounslow, then we can help. It can be difficult to know exactly what to look for, what treatment programmes are right for your needs. There is a wide range of different choices and treatment options can vary from centre to centre. All of these have value, but some may be better suited to particular individuals than others.
At Rehab Clinics Group we operate a number of rehabilitation clinics throughout the UK. We know that every addict is more than a statistic – they are an individual with their own unique problems, needs and requirements. It’s our job to match you up with the treatment program that will offer you the best chance of a full recovery.
Why and when should you seek help?
An addiction to alcohol or drugs can have a terrible impact across all areas of your life. First and foremost, substance abuse can present a number of dangers to your physical health. Long term and heavy use can significantly increase your chances of developing serious, chronic health issues such as liver disease, high blood pressure, heart irregularities and several forms of cancer.
Acute problems such as heart attacks and strokes also become much more common, and there will always be the immediate and very real danger of poisoning- commonly referred to as ‘overdose’. It is no exaggeration to say that, in more severe cases, an addict is risking their life on a near-constant basis.
The potential negative impact of addiction upon the rest of an individual’s life must also not be understated. Addiction commonly causes damage to personal relationships, potentially leading to estrangement between family members, friends and lovers. And that is saying nothing of the havoc it can wreak on the mental health of the addict. Psychological issues such as depression, anxiety or schizophrenia can be badly exacerbated by the misuse of dangerous substances, and in some cases can even be triggered by it.
The defining feature of addiction is the compulsion to continue drinking or using despite the increased likelihood of negative consequences like these. And because addiction ‘rewires’ the brain over time, making it increasingly hard to resist this compulsion, it can be extremely hard, sometimes almost impossible, to overcome on your own. That is why it is essential that you seek help as soon as possible. If you think you might have a problem with substance misuse, but are not entirely sure, here are a few questions that it may be useful to ask yourself:
- > Do you find yourself craving your next drink or dose of drugs?
- > Do you feel unwell or ‘not normal’ when you haven’t been drinking or using?
- > Has the amount that you drink or use increased significantly?
- > Has your consumption led to arguments or problems in your personal relationships?
- > Do you continue to drink or use despite consistent negative consequences?
- > Do you ever lie about your drinking or drug use, or try to keep it a secret?
- > Have you found yourself drinking or taking drugs alone?
This list is not exhaustive, so if you answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions, and especially if you answered ‘yes’ multiple times, it is possible that you have a problem and that speaking to a professional would highly benefit you. Remember that addiction almost always gets gradually worse over time, so ignoring it and hoping that it will just go away only increases the risks outlined above
What to expect from drug and alcohol rehabilitation
As mentioned earlier, at Rehab Clinics Group we do not use a standard ‘one size fits all’ approach to rehabilitation because we know that every addict’s situation is different and unique. However, there are some common procedures that you can expect from a stay in one of our residential rehab centres.
The first step of drug and alcohol treatment is generally the detox clinic. Detoxification will perhaps be the most important part of your stay as it is the period in which your body actually metabolises and ‘flushes out’ the alcohol or drugs from your system. Undergoing this process in a specialised clinic is the best way to limit the damage caused by physical and psychological withdrawal symptoms, which can be both prolonged and painful.
Conducted in a supervised and systematic way, with constant and ready access to professional support and medical assistance, our detox clinics help to ease this difficult process and ensure that you are as safe as possible.
While detox is an incredibly important step it is still only that- one step of many. Even once your body is clean of toxic substances and the withdrawal symptoms have subsided you will still, unfortunately, feel cravings and there is always the danger of relapse. Our complete treatment service thus includes a wide range of therapies aimed to equip you with the tools and knowledge necessary to remain sober once you have left the safety of the clinic.
This will generally include an exploration of the root causes of your addiction, which can be very complex. Through workshops and counselling, we will help you to better understand the mechanics of addiction and work with you to develop healthy coping strategies. Aftercare and support networks will also be available to you so that you have the best possible chance of staying on the wagon once you have completed your stay.
It can be incredibly difficult admitting that you have a problem with addiction, but if you feel you are ready to take that big step towards a happier, healthier life then there is nothing better you can do than getting in touch today. Together, we can beat addiction.