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Signs You Need Rehab Treatment

It can be difficult to know when it is time to seek help for an addiction. Especially if this is your first time looking for help in Austria.

You may have started to notice that your mental and physical health is declining and that your drug or alcohol use has increased as a way to cope. In severe cases, you may have experienced an overdose and you are scared that you can’t quit now, even if you want to.

Or you may have had a change in your life, a new job, loss of your home, a baby born or the death of a loved one.

The exact reason why you are thinking that you need to make a change doesn’t matter. What matters is that you are here and that you are willing to learn how to identify an addiction so that you can seek help for yourself.

It can be difficult to identify an addiction. Still, there are certain questions you can ask yourself in order to see if you have an addiction.

  • Do you ever put yourself in danger in order to access drugs or alcohol?
  • Do you ever lie to doctors or pharmacies in order to access prescription drugs?
  • Do you use other people’s prescriptions?
  • Do you regularly take a higher dose than prescribed?
  • Do you prioritise drugs and alcohol over everything else?
  • Do you plan your day around when you can use drugs or alcohol again?
  • Do you have a family history of addiction?
  • Have you ever broken the law because of drugs or alcohol, such as by driving under the influence or buying a controlled substance?
  • Are you putting your job at risk because of your substance abuse?
  • Are you putting yourself at risk of homelessness?
  • Are you isolating yourself from your loved ones?
  • Are you continuing to abuse drugs or alcohol despite medical advice to either stop or cut back?

If you have an addiction, it is not the end of the world. It is simply a problem that needs to be addressed so that you can start working towards long-term recovery and live a happier and healthier life. The best place to do this is in drug and alcohol rehab.


Treatments for Addiction

Addiction is a complex medical condition that, if not treated carefully, can result in serious physical and mental harm. The first treatment you will likely receive for your addiction will be drug or alcohol detox.

The detox process is designed to wean your body off all drugs and alcohol in your system so that, in a way, you will have a fresh start. This fresh start should give you some relief from some of your cravings as the physical addiction is dealt with.

The alcohol and drug detox must only ever be done with medical supervision as it can be very dangerous. This is because of the withdrawal symptoms that you will experience as your body tries to flush out all the toxins in its system.

Withdrawal symptoms include:

  • Headache
  • Diarrhoea
  • Vomiting
  • Delerium
  • Light sensitivity
  • Muscle pain
  • Muscle spasms
  • Fever
  • Hallucinations
  • Seizures

Only through a medically assisted detox are you safe to experience any of these withdrawal symptoms, as the supervising medical team will make sure you are safe. They will do this by providing you with medication designed to relieve your withdrawal symptoms should they prove too much for your body to handle.

As the detox only deals with physical addiction, there is still the matter of mental addiction.

The psychological aspect of addiction is what will stay with you for the rest of your life and needs to be addressed. That is why through the therapeutic treatments, you will learn how to identify your triggers so that you can either avoid them or learn how to deal with them safely.

You will learn healthier coping mechanisms to replace your substance abuse so that you can manage your addiction in the long run and adopt a healthier lifestyle.


How Drug and Alcohol Rehab Helps

Drug and alcohol rehab centres help by providing you with a safe environment to work through all of your treatments.

In a residential rehab centre, you will have a break away from all temptation. Being kept away from all drugs and alcohol, you will be able to build up your resilience before having to face them again, and everyday life is also very stressful.

When you are living with an addiction, the break away from your adult responsibilities and everyday worries can be what you need. You may be living in a toxic environment. It is much easier to see your triggers if you are not busy dealing with them.

In a drug and alcohol rehab centre, you are surrounded by constant help and support from people who only want to see you achieve long-term recovery. It is the kind of environment where you can really put all of your efforts into your recovery and be open and honest with people without fear of judgment for your actions.


How Long Does Rehab Last?

Rehab can last as long as you want it to as it is all about what gives you the best chance at long-term recovery and can work with your existing needs. Some people prefer to only stay at the rehab for the ten-day detox and then receive the rest of their treatments through outpatient services.

However, for the best results, it is recommended that you stay for the full 28-day treatment plan as a minimum to fully immerse yourself in your recovery. You deserve the time to recover.


Find Out More About Your Options

For more information on the recovery process and your treatment options, please feel free to give us at Addiction Advocates a call at 0800 012 6088.

We have years of experience finding people the rehab they need so that they can finally get the help they need to overcome their addictions. We are here to help you. You just need to ask, and we will do everything we can to help you to change your life.


Frequently Asked Questions

How do I begin my path to recovery?
Quite simply, you begin your path to recovery by actually picking up the phone and making contact with us. Once you contact us and express an interest in recovering, then our staff can get you set up with the perfect treatment plan in a rehabilitation centre which is best suited for you. However, if you don’t reach out to us then we cannot start helping you.
How To Help A Family Member With Addiction?
Staging a family intervention in order to convince someone to get help can be a big step. Also, if it is not done correctly, with care, compassion, and professional guidance, then you only risk pushing your loved one further away. Addiction Advocates can provide assistance and advice with family and friend referrals, so reach out to us for guidance before trying to stage an alcohol intervention or substance abuse intervention.
Does rehab work?
There are no guarantees when it comes to addiction recovery. The individual must participate fully with the programme and really want to change but a full addiction treatment delivered in a dedicated rehabilitation centre remains the single most effective way of treating serious addictions.