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Are you suffering from Addiction and need help? Addiction Advocates are leading UK based experts in Private Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Treatment. Find out how we can help by getting in touch with our friendly team today.
How Do I Know If I Have an Addiction Problem?
Many people with drug and alcohol addictions are unable to or unwilling to admit that they have an addiction. Friends and family usually notice the signs and symptoms first; with this in mind, friends and family often motivate the addict to get into treatment.
Every drug or alcohol addiction is unique and may affect people differently. However, there are some common signs and symptoms of addiction that you can look out for.
- Withdrawing from your friends and family members
- Depression and anxiety
- Borrowing or stealing money to fund the addiction
- Poor performance at your job or in school
- Long and unexplained absences
- Getting very angry or violent
- Irrational behaviours
- Tooth decay
- Weight loss or gain
- Hair loss
- Skin problems
If you notice any of the above problems in yourself or if your loved ones have commented on any of the above signs or symptoms, this may be a sign of an addiction. If you think you may be suffering from an addiction, you must reach out for the help you need as soon as possible.
What is Dual Diagnosis?
Dual diagnosis is when you are diagnosed with suffering from a mental health condition alongside your addiction. This is a common diagnosis in people suffering from drug and alcohol addictions.
Around 45% of people suffering from addiction also struggle with a mental health condition. People with existing mental or behavioural health conditions are twice as likely to develop a dependence on substances compared to the general population.
When someone is diagnosed with a dual diagnosis, this requires a much more detailed and specific type of treatment plan. Both of the conditions will need to be addressed at the same time. There are some common mental health disorders that are often linked with substance abuse, and these form the most common conditions in a dual diagnosis. These common conditions are listed below:
- Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
- Eating disorders
- Borderline personality disorder (BPD)
- Generalised anxiety disorder (GAD)
- Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Bipolar disorder
The signs and symptoms of a dual diagnosis can vary depending on the person, the substance in question, the type of mental health condition, and the severity of the problems. However, there are some symptoms that are quite common in all dual diagnosis cases. These can include the following:
- Difficulty managing responsibilities or tasks
- Changes in behaviour
- Neglecting personal hygiene
- Neglecting your health
- Delusional thinking
- Cognitive impairment
- Refusing to seek treatment
- Poor performance at work or school
If you notice any of the above signs in yourself or someone you know, this could be a sign of a combination of a mental health disorder and addiction. Get in touch with us today.
How Long Does a Rehab Treatment Take?
It is important to understand that recovery won’t happy overnight. Rehabilitation takes time. The average time spent in a drug and alcohol rehab treatment can vary from person to person. However, a full rehab treatment usually lasts for around 28 days. Sometimes, you may need to stay slightly longer in rehab to get the best results. If the staff in rehab ask you to stay longer, don’t worry. This is simply due to it being in your best interest.
Extended treatments are usually due to some aspects of your addiction you can’t control. This may include the type of substances you’ve consumed in the past, if there are any co-occurring mental health conditions and the severity of your addiction.
We don’t recommend cutting your time in alcohol and drug rehab short. The timescales you are given are based on your personal success. If you want the best experience from rehab, it is recommended that you fully commit yourself to your treatments and therapies. You must be actively willing and ready to participate properly in all aspects of rehab to get the best results.
What Rehab Treatments Are Available?
In rehab, everyone will get a different treatment plan based on their circumstances. However, the structure of rehab is usually the same. Below is an overview of what you can expect in rehab:
Detoxing is always the first stage in rehab. This is where your body is completely cleansed of all the drugs and alcohol in your system. During a drug and alcohol detox, you will be monitored constantly to ensure that you remain safe and comfortable during your withdrawals. You must go through the detox before moving on to further treatments and therapies.
Counselling and Therapies
These sessions aim to help you explore the root causes of your addiction. Counselling and therapy sessions are completed on an individual or group basis. Here, you will also learn some ways to change your behaviours moving forward and some important relapse prevention techniques.
Aimed at helping you transition between the time in the rehab centre and when you return home to your normal life. Aftercare may include further therapies, enrolling in 12-step support groups, and further relapse prevention sessions.
If you are struggling with an addiction and want to learn more about attending a rehab centre in Amman, call us on 0800 012 6088. We are here to provide you with the all-important advice you need to get started with your addiction treatment.