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The Dangers of Drug and Alcohol Addiction
Addiction is something that should be taken seriously. It can have serious life-altering effects on your mental health, physical health and general quality of life.
To begin with, it can seem easy to dismiss mental health problems and their connection to long-term drug or alcohol addiction because until you experience mental illness, you may think you can overcome it with the sheer force of will.
However, addiction can seriously alter your brain chemistry, opening the door for conditions such as:
- Bipolar disorder
- Dissasosative identity disorder
- Chronic insomnia
You also risk long-term physical health dangers that can lead to disability or death. Drug addiction can also make you illegible for an organ transplant leaving you without the vital medical intervention you may need.
This also includes you being unable to donate blood or organs to loved ones.
The physical health risks include:
- Heart/liver/kidney failure
- Lung disease
- Loss of fertility
- Erectile dysfunction
- Chronic bowel failure
- Loss of vision, septum or teeth
Addiction also accuses a serious danger to your way of life. This can be due to your own actions to access drugs or alcohol, or it can be due to the unfortunate social view of addiction.
- Loss of your job
- Criminal record
- Domestic violence against your partner
- Loss of driving license
- Unable to rent a place to live
- Illegible for bank loans
Drug and alcohol addiction can cause serious harm and shouldn’t be taken lightly. But it would help if you remembered that it is never too late to get the help you need. Anyone willing to work and commit to recovery can change their life – start treatment at a drug and alcohol rehab Tewkesbury today.
Why Choose Private Rehab in Tewkesbury?
Your recovery journey is something very personal to you and your specific needs. You need to ensure that the treatment option you choose works around your needs.
That is why private drug and alcohol rehab is the best option available to you. They have the highest success rate when it comes to long-term recovery.
And when you consider all their benefits, it is no surprise why.
One of the best parts of private rehab is that you can begin your treatments almost as soon as you ask for them. Speed is a big factor in a successful recovery journey. The sooner you begin your treatments, the better.
That is why private rehab doesn’t leave you waiting for a space to open up. It can provide you with a place without months of waiting.
The facilities are luxurious and comfortable and designed to be as relaxing and welcoming as possible. You are already going through a difficult time. The more at ease you are with your surroundings, the better.
Private rehab centre staff are also able to really give you the individual attention that you need as there are enough staff available in the centres. The facilities are well-staffed to ensure that you receive the one-to-one care that can really make a difference to your recovery journey.
You should choose private rehab because it believes that you need help when you ask for it. Coming forward to get help for your addiction is hard enough, but with some alternative treatment options, you will have to prove that you are struggling.
This can easily cause people to feel discouraged by the system. It can also make them feel as though they don’t actually have an addiction, and this process can be very harmful.
You know your needs, and you know that you need help. Private rehab will believe you, and it will give you that help – contact us today to start your recovery journey.
Medically Assisted Detox and Therapy Treatments
Another danger associated with addiction comes from withdrawal symptoms during the drug or alcohol detox process.
Withdrawal symptoms can be very dangerous and occur when your body is trying to rid itself of toxins which include drugs and alcohol.
Withdrawal symptoms include:
- Mood swings
- Anxiety and depression
- Irritability or aggression
- Hot flashes and chills
Medical detox allows you to safely work through withdrawal symptoms with supervision from the rehab centre’s staff, who can provide you with medication to relieve your withdrawal symptoms before you are in danger.
The drug detox takes around ten days to complete, and when you are done, you won’t need to worry about withdrawal symptoms again. You should also see some relief from your cravings.
The detox is a fresh start, but you still need to learn how to manage your cravings in the long term so that you can avoid a relapse and need to detox again.
This is done through therapy that is designed to help you to learn how to identify your triggers for your cravings so that you can either avoid them or manage them. It is important that you experience mindfulness to centre yourself during rehab treatment.
Therapy treatments are a big part of your recovery journey as it is what enable you to achieve long-term recovery.
What is Private Rehab Like?
Private rehab is nothing to be scared of. It is a luxuriously comfortable medical facility that can provide you with the care you need.
It is a safe space where you can be open and honest about your experiences without fear of judgment – only support. Get in touch with us to learn more about our available rehab centres for you in Tewkesbury.
Help a Family Member with an Addiction in Tewkesbury
If you are worried about yourself or a family member struggling with addiction in Tewkesbury, then we can help you.
At Rehab Clinics Group, we have years of experience finding people the right drug and alcohol rehab centre for them. We will make sure that you are perfectly safe while you are getting the treatments that will work the best for you and your needs.
If you are ready to begin your journey towards long-term recovery, then we are ready to help you. All you need to do to access our help is to give us a call at 0800 470 0382.
Everything is going to be okay – you don’t have to do this alone. We are here to make this process as easy on you as possible. Contact us today.
Frequently Asked Questions
What effect does addiction have on mental health?Addiction, whether it be drugs, alcohol or both, can have a massive effect on a person’s mental health. It can acerbate current mental health issues as substances cloud the mind and impair judgement. Drinking or doing drugs to self-medicate can worsen depression, heighten anxiety, and start a cycle where a person feels they can only cope with their mental health problems by self-medicating.
What are the signs and symptoms of addiction?There are many physical symptoms that become apparent if addicted to alcohol such as an overwhelming desire to drink, inability to stop, shaking, and mood swings. When it comes to drug addiction, indicators such as a sudden weight change, increased anxiety, continuous thinking about drugs and stop in interest to take drugs instead will be apparent in yourself or someone you know.
How long does rehab last?There is no set answer to this as rehabilitation programmes can vary depending on a number of factors. The most suitable length of stay will be discussed during pre-admission screening but the average stay tends to be somewhere between 30 and 90 days.