Many people with an alcohol or drug addiction are hesitant to come forward to get help.
This is often due to fear of change or fear of the instability that they believe a future free of drugs or alcohol may bring.
Whatever the reason, we want you to know that living with an addiction hinders you from living your full life. It is a weight on your shoulders that can only be relieved with the help of a private drug and alcohol rehab centre in Billingham.
There are many reasons why you should go to rehab for treatment. The first one is that addiction weighs you down. It consumes so much of your mental energy and money that it wears you down, leaving you physically and mentally exhausted.
With the help of private rehab in Billingham, you can avoid having to start every day thinking about drugs or alcohol. You will be able to live freely for the first time in years and not have substance abuse dragging you down.
Addiction is dangerous to both your physical and mental health. Depending on the exact substance you are addicted to, you may experience:
- Heart problems
- Breathing problems
- Loss of teeth or smell
- Vision damage
- Brain damage
- Kidney or liver damage
As well, side effects during your usage could put you in danger of experiencing an overdose or withdrawal symptoms.
Addiction takes a toll on your mental health as substance abuse can drastically alter your mood, causing you to experience manic highs and depressive lows based on how intoxicated you are.
At Addiction Advocates, we have drug and alcohol rehab facilities set up all across the UK to help you deal with your addiction head-on and safely.
We want to help you take back control of your life and allow yourself to be happier and healthier than you have ever been.
Get In Touch
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.
Inpatient vs Outpatient Treatment
Once you have decided to start your journey at a drug and alcohol rehab centre, you also need to choose what type you want.
You have two main options in terms of rehab. Outpatient and inpatient.
There are a few main differences between them. Still, it is important that you remember whichever option you decide is better for you. They will both help you overcome your addiction. They are simply suited for different lifestyles.
Pros of inpatient treatment:
- Round-the-clock care from medical professionals
- Taken away from all drugs and alcohol, so you are unable to give in to temptation
- A residential stay gives you a break away from the stress of your everyday life
- All treatments can be done one after the other offering a streamlined recovery process
- Meet other people also struggling with an addiction.
Pros of outpatient treatment:
- Can work your treatments around your schedule
- Allows you to stay in the comfort of your home
- Less intense and more manageable
- Cheaper option
While both treatment options provide you with top-quality care, they do also have their share of downsides.
Cons of inpatient treatment:
- Can be expensive – the longer you stay for the treatments, the more it costs you in the end.
- Can be difficult to be without your friends and family for almost a month
- Can be difficult to book time off work around your residential stay
Cons of outpatient treatment:
- Disjointed treatments can cause the recovery process to take longer
- You are still around drugs and alcohol while working through your treatments
- You don’t have access to round-the-clock care
- Can be a very isolating experience
It is important you consider your options carefully so that you can make a decision that works best for you.
What We Offer
At Addiction advocates, we offer the best quality services you can find in the UK to enable you to achieve long-term recovery.
Through our facilities in the Billingham area, you have access to your wonderful treatment plans, which include:
- The drug or alcohol detox. A process that rids your body of all drugs and alcohol during a medically supervised 10-day period. You will be monitored and provided with medication to relieve any withdrawal symptoms that you may experience before they overwhelm your body.
- Therapy services. Therapy is an important part of your time at rehab as it allows us to help you to understand the reason behind why you abuse substances. It often reveals an undiagnosed mental illness that you have been self-medicating and now needs addressing.
- Aftercare services. Aftercare services are services offered to you after you complete your stay at the rehab facility. They can include anything that can help you to avoid a relapse. They include a relapse prevention plan designed specifically for you and your needs. It will usually include a plan and a set of tools to help you avoid triggers for your cravings and to replace your substance abuse with healthier coping mechanisms. The aftercare services may also include a referral for further therapy sessions or to a local support group in the Billingham area.
More than anything, at Addiction Advocates, we can offer you a safe space that can help you take the time you need to overcome your addiction so that you can one day achieve long-term recovery. Call us today on 0800 012 6088.
How Long Does Rehab Last?
Rehab technically lasts as long as you want it to, as you will be given various treatment options to choose from.
For example, if you just wanted to stay in the rehab facility for the detox process, you would only need to stay for about ten days.
However, if you want to stay for all your treatments one after the other, you will typically find yourself staying at the facility for about 28 days, which is the recommended and typical length of stay for our rehab residents.
Start Your Recovery Journey Today
Very simply, we will conduct an interview to judge the severity of your addiction and how we can best help you.
All you have to do is begin the process and start your new life.
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