If you’re suffering from an addiction to alcohol or drugs, or perhaps you know someone struggling to overcome their own addiction, you must seek out the help of a professional rehab centre urgently.
Dangers of Drug and Alcohol Addiction
Living with a drug or alcohol addiction can be exhausting, both physically and mentally. Addiction to these substances impacts your health and well-being in an extremely harmful way. These substances will leave you more prone to developing liver disease, heart disease, and diabetes, increasing the likelihood of anxiety and depression, bipolarity, paranoia and loneliness.
Drug or alcohol addiction will also have a devastating effect on your career prospects at work, your relationships with loved ones, and your financial situation. It’s important to recognise how devastating substance abuse can be on so many aspects of your life, and not only your life but the lives of others around you too.
It’s unrealistic to think that you can overcome your addiction to drugs or alcohol with medication alone. Addiction is an extremely complicated disease which needs the guidance of addiction specialists to support you every step of the way.
Your physical and psychological connections to drugs or alcohol need to be addressed by an expert, and the connection needs to break in a safe and controlled way.
If you continue without professional support, your addiction will only worsen over time, making it even more difficult to achieve long-term recovery. We have an expert team at our drug and alcohol rehab, Littlehampton, ready and willing to guide you along your recovery.
Treatment Options in Littlehampton
One of the first decisions you’ll need to make at the start of your rehab journey is whether you’ll receive addiction treatment through the NHS or join a private drug and alcohol rehab centre. Many people believe the free treatment option to be the most attractive; of course; it’s free. However, this doesn’t necessarily mean it’s your best treatment option.
Addiction treatment delivered by the NHS is the least effective as they cannot provide a personalised treatment service due to their lack of funding and resources. So, whilst this may seem like the best option, if you’re suffering from a severe addiction to alcohol or drugs, you’ll almost certainly require a high level of personalisation within your treatment programme to truly overcome your addiction for good.
It’s been proven that the most effective method of addiction treatment is delivered at a private drug and alcohol rehab, where there’s a team of addiction specialists on hand 24/7 to support you throughout the whole process.
The key to successful drug or alcohol rehabilitation is to ensure that you receive a personalised treatment service created with your unique needs and the severity of addiction in mind. Whilst the costs associated with private rehab are understandably a concern, we’re confident that the treatment you receive is certainly much better value in the long term as you’ll have the greatest chance of succeeding in your long-term recovery and are less likely to relapse or fail in your rehabilitation.
Drug and Alcohol Detox
Detoxing from alcohol or drugs is typically the first stage of addiction treatment and one of the most integral aspects of any addiction rehabilitation. It’s crucial that you only ever undergo a detox under professional supervision at a rehab centre to ensure you’re gradually reducing your substance consumption in the safest way possible. As your consumption of drugs or alcohol is reduced, your body and mind should begin to feel cleansed and more prepared to take on your subsequent psychological therapies.
Our dedicated team will remain by your side throughout the detoxification process and can administer prescribed medication if necessary to ease the discomfort of any withdrawal symptoms. Whilst withdrawal symptoms are common during a drug detox and alcohol detox, they can range from mild sickness, headaches, and dizziness to the more severe symptoms of seizures, delirium tremens, or insomnia.
Drug and Alcohol Relapse Prevention
After you’ve completed your detox, our drug and alcohol rehab in Littlehampton will deliver psychological therapies to help remove your mental connection to the substance. These include individual, group, or family counselling, psychotherapy, stress management, mediation therapy, or relapse prevention.
Relapse prevention is one of the most important therapy sessions you can receive, as this will most likely be what you’ll put into practice as soon as you return home to continue your recovery. Within your relapse prevention sessions, we’ll help you to identify the underlying causes of your addiction and identify any triggers which will help to avoid potential relapse.
Everyone who joins our drug and alcohol rehab in Littlehampton will receive a complimentary aftercare plan to support their return home. It’s crucial that you continue your recovery once you leave your rehab centre, which is why our support doesn’t end once you leave our facility. We have a dedicated aftercare team available to help you in any way possible. We can arrange additional therapy sessions such as cognitive behavioural therapy (also known as CBT), relapse prevention, or stress management as required.
We can also recommend local support groups that you may find useful, like Narcotics Anonymous or Alcoholics Anonymous. We’ve found these to be fantastic sessions where you can share your experience with others in a similar situation, voicing your achievements and concerns so that you don’t feel so alone in your recovery.
If you’re prepared to take on the challenge of turning your life around for the better, our drug and alcohol rehab in Littlehampton is ready to support your long-term recovery. Get in touch with us today to start your rehabilitation.
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Frequently Asked Questions
How Do I Prepare To Go To Rehab?
In terms of preparation for rehab, the main thing that you need to be is ready to make serious changes to your lifestyle, thought patterns, and behaviour. The willingness to commit to recovery and give yourself over to the positive changes that specialist therapists can bring about is key to a successful stay at rehab. When it comes to your physical preparation, there is little that needs to be done as the facility’s detox clinic will get you in the best physical state for your recovery. We do not advise detoxing at home prior to arrival as this is extremely dangerous.
What are the options for therapy?
As covered above, there are many different types of therapy that you can experience which will help you in your journey of overcoming an addictive disorder. There are both physical and psychological treatments which you may benefit from — as addiction does not exclusively attack either your body or your mind. The blend of physical and psychological therapies that our referrals will see you benefit from mean you will experience a wide array of therapy types to better combat your addictive disorder.
What is the difference between a substance or behavioural addiction?
Substance addiction is being addicted to something like drugs or alcohol, stuff that you can put into your body to change the chemistry of it and change your outlook. Behavioural addiction is centred around being addicted to certain activities. These things can be gambling, sex, playing video games. Substance addiction can cause more physical problems as you are putting toxins into your body whereas behavioural addiction affects your brain and emotions but can lead to physical issues such as self-harming and suicide. Both are dangerous but equally beatable.