Identifying the traits and symptoms relating to addiction could one day save your life. Before realisation of addiction begins, you may feel a sense of denial. There may be parts of your life that have previously felt out of control.

There is no need to suffer this in silence anymore, learning to recognise the signs will allow you to feel in control and take the right steps towards healing your physical and mental health. Addiction is a disease, and the signs may appear a little inconclusive at times. However, you must remember that there is a plethora of help available to you.


Signs of a Drug or Alcohol Addiction

Drug and alcohol addiction is a disease that affects millions. If you believe that you are suffering from addiction, there may be an element of denial that is creeping in. admitting to the problem is the biggest step of addiction and can be the hardest. That is why, if you can learn to appreciate that you are facing addiction, then there are many ways for you to recover in a healthy way. You should never go cold turkey with addiction, it is incredibly dangerous. Instead, we would encourage you to reach out to us or even to your GP first to discuss your symptoms. Here are some initial signs to look out for:

  • Withdrawal from daily activities/hobbies
  • Anxiety and/or depression
  • Worries about finances/funding your addiction
  • Family issues/arguments
  • Distance between friendships and relationships
  • Sleeping too much or too little
  • Lack of personal hygiene/personal care
  • Irritability or changes in mood
  • Problems concentrating
  • Slurred speech

Any of these symptoms can be related to your addiction, which is why you should flag up one or more symptoms immediately with a professional individual. There is no need to fear addiction once you realise it is a part of your life. That is because there are numerous therapies and counselling sessions available in a private drug and alcohol rehab, that can completely rewire your mind, help you identify triggers, change thought patterns and, above all, create a solid network of support to take with you for life.


What Happens in Rehab?

Residential drug and alcohol rehab has an incredibly high success rate. That is because it is an intensive and structured programme that is suited to your individual needs. Public sector rehabilitation is limited in many aspects. Not only are the waiting lists incredibly long, but there is little access to one-to-one counselling, and alcohol and drug detox is vital to remove the substance from your body.

Following your treatment, you will also gain access to an aftercare plan. This plan is a strategy that is in place for as long as you need after you leave us. This may mean catching up with your counsellors or continuing certain elements of your treatment.

There are many types of addiction. This may be prescription drug addiction, or perhaps you are addicted to illegal substances. There is no need to feel isolated during addiction. You can easily and effectively remove addiction from your life with private rehab. Private rehab encapsulates all elements of addiction and tackles each one individually. You will find that it does not just help you recover from addiction but it also allows you to.

  • Meet new people
  • Share your story
  • Stay in a luxury environment of choice
  • Learn from others
  • Build a network of support
  • Improve your diet and physical help
  • Gain access to activities, seminars and self help
  • Continue your support after rehab ends


Detox Treatments and Therapies

Detox treatments and therapies are proven methods and techniques that successfully remove addictive substances and toxins from the body. The liver is the main organ that will process these types of substances. Secondly, the blood is affected, and the psychological effects are then the knock-on effects. Addictive substances affect the brain in many ways. This includes moods, depression, anxiety and the need to crave more and more of the substance. Detox is the way to slowly wean off the substance safely. You will gradually take less and less of the substance until you are finally free.

The effects of the drugs will finally disappear from your system. Whilst you may have some mild withdrawal symptoms, these will be easily managed.  You may be given mild pain relief or medication to help you if it is severe. The severity of your withdrawal phase will be determined by the type of drug and the frequency of use. A drug and alcohol detox is completed in a medical environment with a full medical team. It is usually a 7-day process.


Treatment Options in Bingley

There are multiple treatment options available to you. There is no need to feel alone when facing addiction. World-renowned treatments await at private rehab. If you are unfamiliar with the type of available treatments, you can take a look at the ones that we recommend and often use with our patients. These include:

  • CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy)
  • One to one counselling
  • Group counselling
  • Family counselling
  • Art therapy
  • Yoga/outdoor activities

When combined, each of these therapies provide us with a clear recovery pathway that is crafted to succeed. These therapies are usually incredibly impactful to people facing addiction, because they are intensive and undertaken by a professional multidisciplinary team. You have full support, in a friendly, luxurious atmosphere. It is a winning formula for long-term sobriety.

Treatment often lasts around 30 days and usually, at this point, you are well on the road to recovery, with numerous tools and tips learned along the way. Furthermore, you will have a dedicated aftercare plan to reinforce all the treatments that you have received.


How Addiction Advocates Can Help

At Addiction Advocates, we can ensure that you have a caring hand to hold during your recovery. We will support you from start to finish and create a plan that meets your physical, mental and spiritual needs. We want to offer you the very best care, support and, above all, a relationship that will give you all the tools you need to succeed. Please get in touch today on 0800 012 6088 or Text HELP 83222.


Frequently Asked Questions

How long does rehab last?
Unfortunately, there is no straightforward answer to that. The average stay at rehab lasts around 28 days, but ultimately it will depend on the nature and severity of your addiction. Some patients are good to go after the detox clinic, around 10 days, whereas some patients need much longer, up to 12 weeks.
When should I seek treatment for addiction?
It can be difficult to know when you have developed a problem, but there are some warning signs to look out for. If you find yourself trying to hide your drinking or you are drinking in secret or if your friends and family are beginning to comment on your drinking or drug use, it could be a sign that you need help. The surest and most worrying sign that you have developed an addiction is if you find yourself constantly looking forwards to your next drink or hit, or if you feel unusual or ill when you have gone without for a little while.
Can family members visit me during rehab?
A family intervention is often the first step in a person’s recovery, as the addict themselves will often be in denial about the existence or extent of their problem. Once they are in rehab though, they are already committed to their own recovery. The presence of family members can be beneficial and some sort of family therapy can be useful, but this will depend from one case to the next and visits will generally need to be approved first by therapists and other addiction recovery specialists at the rehab centre.