If you are struggling with a drug or alcohol addiction it can be difficult to know where to turn. Or perhaps it’s not you but a loved one who you have watched spiral out of control.
Substance misuse and addiction problems are unfortunately very common but there is help available if you are willing to seek it out.
We can help by finding you the right addiction treatment programmes for your own personal circumstances, which could involve a stay in a residential rehab centre.
Drug and alcohol rehab has been shown to be the most effective way to treat moderate to serious addiction problems and contacting us today could be the best thing you ever do.
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Are you suffering from Alcohol Addiction and need help? If so, Rehab Clinics Group are leading UK based experts in Alcohol Rehabilitation Treatment. Find out how we can help by getting in touch with our friendly team today. You can either call our confidential helpline on 0800 470 0382 or request a callback by clicking on the below form.
How can you tell if you’re living with an Alcohol or Drug Addict?
Substance misuse is often carries out in secrecy or the person involved might be in self-denial, refusing to acknowledge the extent of their problem and sometimes even that they have one at all. This is why we offer the option for friend and family referrals.
It can be extremely difficult and painful to watch a family member or other loved one go through addiction and the situation can also cause untold damage to families, friendships and relationships. Sometimes it makes sense for you to make the first move on behalf of your loved one.
They still need to sign up for treatment – no one can force them and addiction treatment would not be successful anyway without willing participation. It might sound a cliché but the person with the addiction problem must really want to change.
We may be able to contact them for an informal chat however, to find out if they would be open to a discussion with addiction recovery workers at one of our clinics. This could be the first step on one of the most important journeys they will ever take.
Noticing certain Signs and Symptoms of Drug and Alcohol Addiction
But how do you know if a loved one is suffering from addiction? There is no single list of signs and symptoms that applies to everyone living with addiction but of any of the below apply, you might want to consider seeking professional help…
Signs that a loved one might have an Addiction
- Witnessing substance abuse
- Secrecy and dishonesty, especially around drinking and drug taking
- Getting defensive over their drug or alcohol intake
- Mood swings, aggression
- Depression and other mental health issues
- Neglecting responsibilities; poor performance at work or school
- Neglecting their own health and/or appearance
- Constant low-level illnesses
Symptoms that you might have an Addiction
Some of the above might also apply if you are the one with the problem, but some other symptoms could include:
- Constant or frequent desire/cravings to drink or take drug
- Continuing to use despite negative consequences
- Needing to take more for the same effect
- Feeling physical and mental symptoms when you don’t take drugs or drink
- Avoiding situations where you cannot drink or take drugs
- Becoming preoccupied with securing the substance
- Repeatedly trying and failing to stop or cut down
How to get help for Addiction
The above lists are not comprehensive but if some of those do apply to yourself or a loved one, you (or they) might be suffering from an alcohol or drug addiction. Luckily there is expert, professional help out there if you know where to look.
We can find you the best detoxification programme and addiction treatment plan in a facility or setting that is right for you.
We treat everyone battling an addiction problem as the individual they are and our thorough admissions process will include interviews and a health check to ensure that you are in the best place for your own personal requirements.
What are the 3 obvious signs of Addiction?
If you are in the grip of addiction you might benefit from a stay at rehabilitation. As outlined above there are many different signs and symptoms of addiction but three of the most obvious include:
- Continuing to use the substance despite knowing there may be negative consequences
- Craving the substance and feeling negative effects – both physically and mentally – when you do not have it
- Repeatedly trying and failing to quit or cut down
What is the difference between Private Drug and Alcohol Rehab and Residential Rehab?
Private drug and alcohol rehab and residential rehab essentially mean the same thing. Most rehab programmes involve staying at the centre or clinic and, unfortunately, this type of treatment is very rarely available on the NHS. That is not to say that NHS treatment cannot be useful for many people, but resources are often stretched and there may be waiting lists. NHS programmes are also overwhelmingly community-based, meaning you have to manage your own appointments and may be surrounded by the same people, places and situations related to your drinking or drug use. Private residential treatment takes you away from that environment and places you in a calm, safe place where you can concentrate on getting well and really focus on your treatment programme.
What happens after Rehab?
The length and structure of a rehabilitation programme can vary quite widely but eventually you will have to go back to your normal life – hopefully in a much better shape than when you entered. You are not just cast adrift and left to cope on your own though. While you will have been through detox in the clinic, cravings and psychological issues can continue for a long time. Relapse prevention is very important and you will have to use everything you learned during your stay at rehab to stay strong and continue your recovery. A good aftercare plan can certainly help in this respect. Here at Rehab Clinics Group, we provide free access to our monthly Aftercare group for 12 months after leaving. This can provide essential support when you need it most, and other aftercare services are available. Personalised aftercare plans are extremely valuable and going forward, we can also put you in touch with charities, self-help groups and other organisations that can help you in your new life.