We have treatment centres for alcohol rehab in Worthing
If you have reason to believe that your loved one is silently battling an addiction, ensuring that they obtain the support they need is paramount.
With a wealth of drug and alcohol rehabs in Worthing, you may find yourself at a loss. Paired with coming to terms with the fact that your loved one has an addiction, you will likely feel overwhelmed with emotion. If this resonates with you, Rehab Clinics Group can provide you with support and guidance.
Spotting The Signs and Symptoms Associated With Drug and Alcohol Addictions
As you fear that your loved one is struggling with an addiction, you may have already observed some changes in their appearance and behaviour.
Although changes in behaviour and appearance are linked to a wealth of other conditions, such as mental health conditions, understanding the signs and symptoms associated with an addiction will help you to distinguish if an addiction is present.
To help you determine if your loved one is struggling with an addiction, we have outlined the various signs and symptoms that are likely to be present below.
Physical Signs and Symptoms Associated With Drug and Alcohol Addictions
- – Your loved one’s appearance will significantly change
- – Your loved one will no longer take pride in their appearance or personal hygiene
- – Your loved one’s complexion may change
- – Your loved one’s eyes will appear red and bloodshot
- – You will be able to smell alcohol on your loved one’s clothes and breath at various times throughout the day
Behavioural Signs and Symptoms Associated With Drug and Alcohol Addictions
- – Your loved one may become increasingly secretive
- – Your loved one is likely to isolate themselves from others, including yourself
- – Your loved one will become increasingly absent from family events
- – Your loved one may avoid going to work
- – Your loved one may complain that they feel sick or are suffering from persistent headaches
- – Your loved one will likely avoid their usual responsibilities
- – Your loved one may spend an increasing amount of money and ask to borrow money frequently
- – Your loved one may suffer from mood swings and become increasingly agitated
It should be noted that in addition to physical and behavioural changes if an addiction is impairing your loved one’s life, they will also experience psychological symptoms. It is unlikely that you will be able to observe the psychological symptoms that your loved one is experiencing. However, we have also outlined what they usually consist of below.
- – Increased bouts of paranoia
- – Insomnia
- – Heightened anxiety
- – Depression
- – Hallucinations
- – Intense cravings
What To Do If A Loved One Is Struggling With A Drug or Alcohol Addiction
If your loved one is struggling with a drug or alcohol addiction, you will understandably want to do everything in your power to support them at home before seeking support from a drug and alcohol rehab in Worthing. However, when an addiction is present, professional assistance is required.
If you are unsure of what you should do if a loved one is struggling with a drug or alcohol addiction, we have outlined just a few helpful tips below.
- 1. Review the signs and symptoms associated with addictions to gauge whether your loved one is struggling with an addiction
- 2. Contact us to discuss the signs and symptoms you have observed in order to determine if an addiction is indeed present
- 3. Take the time to understand the treatment that is available via a drug and alcohol rehab in Worthing, or via our rehab centres
- 4. Approach your loved one at a time that they are unlikely to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol to discuss their addiction
- 5. Help your loved one secure treatment at a suitable drug and alcohol rehab
It should be noted that when an addiction is present, it is not uncommon for those struggling to live in denial. When you approach your loved one, they may deny that they are addicted to drugs or alcohol. They may even reject the support that you offer them. In this case, making a family referral may be in their best interest.
Please remember, you are not alone. Nor do you have to deal with your loved one’s addiction yourself. There is a plethora of help readily available for you to take advantage of to ensure that your loved one can overcome their addiction. The support available will also assist you.
Making A Family Referral
Sadly, not everyone that is offered support and treatment will be willing to accept the help that is available to them.
Irrespective of how often you attempt to approach your loved one and ensure that they know you are there to support them, you may find that your efforts are rejected.
This can cause you a great deal of pain, and may even see you feeling somewhat frustrated that your loved one is not willing to help themselves.
If the above resonates with you, making a family referral may be the best course of action to take. As you refer your loved one for treatment, we will discuss the signs and symptoms that you have observed and ask you various questions.
With an understanding of your loved one’s addiction, we will attempt to make contact with them to ensure that we can inform them of the support that we can provide them with.
We will discuss the consequences of not seeking help with them and let them know how our treatments can assist them in making a long term recovery.
Help Your Loved One Obtain The Support They Need To Overcome Their Drug or Alcohol Addiction
If you are hoping to help your loved one obtain the support they need to overcome their addiction, please contact us today.
The sooner you contact us, the sooner your loved one can overcome their addiction.