Even for strong people, the side effects of the continuous cycle of addiction are extremely difficult. Without properly breaking that cycle, you can continue to go down a dark unrewarding path.
Although you may not feel like your addiction is that bad right now, it’s important that you realise just how damaging an ongoing addiction can be to a person. If you are here reading this today, it is a sign that you are ready to make some changes for a much brighter future.
If so, contact us today to find out more about getting started with an addiction recovery programme.
What Happens If I Don’t Seek Help for My Addiction?
Ongoing substance abuse may be extremely negative and can have very detrimental impacts on your life.
Even if you feel like you are far away from the psychological impacts of substance abuse, without gaining the proper control, your substance abuse will very quickly become a real and damaging addiction.
You may be wondering what real addiction is. An addiction is a type of behaviour that is habitual. It is a type of psychological action that is ingrained in you and that will go on and on unless there is a specialist intervention.
Allowing a continued level of substance abuse can easily lead to an addiction. With this, you are likely to go through mental health problems and you will notice that your physical health will deteriorate.
These dangerous developments are likely due to the quantity and the consistency of the substances that are entering your body and affecting your brain in the process.
These hazardous substances ruin your health. This forms the development of habit, and this results in a cycle that can’t easily be broken. This means that it is very important to seek help for your substance abuse as soon as possible before it gets any worse.
Even if you find that you are just abusing substances and don’t think you have a proper addiction, it is still very important to act on your actions now to prevent it from turning into an addiction.
The longer you leave an addiction, the more difficult it will be for you to successfully recover. If you want to find out more about addictions, rehab, or the treatment options that are available, we’re here to help.
We are here to help you and we will provide you with any advice you may need, answer any questions you may have, and help you get started whenever you’re ready to enter alcohol and drug rehab.
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Are you suffering from Alcohol Addiction and need help? If so, Rehab Clinics Group are a leading UK based expert in alcohol rehabilitation treatment. Find out how we can help by getting in touch with our friendly team today. Call our confidential helpline on 0800 470 0382 or request a callback by clicking on the button below.
Do I Need to Go To Rehab?
Addictions are a very terrible thing to have to go through. It can be extremely difficult for you to get over your addiction alone.
No matter how successful you are in self-managing addiction, it’s likely that you will end up relapsing down the line and you will likely then still need professional help to get clean.
If you feel like you have a problem with addiction, you should seek professional help. No matter how mild or severe your addiction may seem, there is help for you and there is hope.
People all over the world are recovering from addictions every single day. It is a very possible thing, and it is possible for you too. It’s important that you have the motivation to want to quit before you attend drug and alcohol rehab.
Without the right motivation and dedication to getting sober, it may be difficult for you to be treated successfully. If you do feel like you’re ready to take that leap of faith and start your journey towards sobriety, get in touch with us today. We are here to help you.
Our team of friendly and helpful staff are on hand constantly to provide you with any advice you may need and to answer any burning questions that you may have.
This means there is no better time than right now to pick up the phone and reach out on 0800 470 0382. It might just be the most important phone call that you ever decide to make.
Therapies and Treatments in Rehab
One of the main focuses of rehab is to help you understand what has caused you to start abusing substances. There are many different reasons why you might become dependent on substances or why you may become trapped in the cycle of addiction.
For example, you could be suffering from a mental health condition at the same time such as:
- Bipolar Disorder
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
When you have a mental health disorder alongside your addiction, this is known as a dual diagnosis. Alternatively, you may have suffered a traumatic event that has resulted in you turning to drugs or alcohol as a coping mechanism.
Treatment in rehab is most likely to be detoxification. It is vital to proceed with a drug and alcohol detox first before moving on to therapy. We need to create a clean physical state so you can advance on tackling the psychological phase of your recovery journey.
Below is a list of the most common therapies and treatments that you can expect to come across during your time in rehab:
- Cognitive behavioural therapy
- Motivational interviewing
- Dialectal behavioural therapy
- Alternative therapies such as music therapy or art therapy
- Family therapy
- Group therapy
- Individual therapy
- Motivational enhancement therapy
- Brief intervention
- Contingency management
It is important that you remember that every addict is different and there is no simple one size fits all type of treatment when it comes to addictions. The treatment programme that you receive in drug and alcohol rehab will be designed specifically for you and your unique circumstances.
This is so that you can get the most from your treatment and it gives you the best possible chance of making a full, successful recovery.
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.