Drug and alcohol addiction treatment can turn your life around; however, in order to experience the most drastic recovery then, you will need to attend a high-quality private drug and alcohol rehabilitation centre. Addiction Advocates are able to find you a place in a drug and alcohol rehab that tailors your therapies and treatments to your specific needs.

Signs You Need Rehab Treatment

Knowing when it is time to seek help for your addiction can be difficult. It is a deeply personal decision that can change your life. While this change is undeniably for the better, it can still be scary to take the plunge into the unknown.

Often a good indicator that you need to attend a drug and alcohol rehab is when you start to wonder if you need help. You know your mind and body and know when something isn’t right. However, if you want a more decisive way to know that you have an addiction that needs treating, there are some questions you can ask yourself.

  1. Have you ever put yourself or your loved ones in danger to access drugs or alcohol?
  2. Have you ever broken the law while under the influence or to get more drugs or alcohol?
  3. Do you think of drugs or alcohol first thing when you wake up and then the last thing before you go to sleep?
  4. Do you often lie to medical professionals about your drug or alcohol use?
  5. Do you often lie to medical professionals about your pain levels to access drugs or alcohol?
  6. Have you noticed a decline in your mental and physical health?
  7. Do you suspect you may have an undiagnosed mental illness such as anxiety or depression?
  8. Do you have a family history of addiction?
  9. Have you ever experienced withdrawal symptoms?

In most cases, withdrawal symptoms indicate that you have an alcohol addiction or an addiction to some drugs, including heroin and prescription painkillers. Withdrawal symptoms can be very dangerous, and it is recommended that you never attempt to work through them without medical supervision.

The withdrawal symptoms include:

  • Chills
  • Hot flashes
  • Goosebumps
  • Light sensitivity
  • Muscle pain
  • Muscle spasms
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Insomnia
  • Paranoia
  • Nausea
  • Headache
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhoea
  • Mood swings
  • Delirium
  • Dehydration
  • Hallucinations
  • Seizures

If you are ready to begin the journey, alcohol and drug rehab centres are available in Blackwall and Cubbit Town.


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What Happens in Rehab

There is a lot of misinformation surrounding what rehab is actually like. It is not uncommon for it to be portrayed as this scary place that leaves you struggling with addiction. The simple fact is that a rehab centre is a specialised medical facility designed to treat addiction. So long as you only use the services of a fully licensed rehab centre, you will find that it is a perfectly safe environment that is:

  • Clean
  • Well-staffed by medical professionals
  • Able to provide you with all the treatments that you need
  • Able to keep you away from all drugs and alcohol during your stay
  • The best chance you have at achieving long-term recovery

You must have appropriate expectations about what can be done for you in rehab. Rehab can provide you with all the treatments you need, but it will be a long process. Most people stay for the fully 28-day treatment and then continue to access the rehab facilities through aftercare services for a further year after they leave.

Rehab cannot cure your addiction. Instead, it makes it safe for you to avoid giving in to temptation and teaches you how to manage your addiction. This allows you to work towards long-term recovery and hopefully go the rest of your life without relapsing.


The Drug and Alcohol Detox Process

Withdrawal symptoms are one of the main obstacles to overcoming your addiction. Under the right circumstances, they can prove deadly and should be avoided when possible. However, you must work through your withdrawal symptoms to wean your body off all drugs and alcohol. This is done through a drug and alcohol detox, which is perfectly safe in a drug and alcohol rehab centre.

The detox process takes place over ten days. It involves you being kept away from your substance of choice long enough for you to go into withdrawals. Your body will experience minor withdrawal symptoms, but you will be perfectly safe.

This is because you will be monitored day and night until the alcohol and drug detox is over by the medical team. They can monitor your progress and ensure that your withdrawal symptoms never prove too much for your body to handle. The medical team can provide you with medication that can replicate the effects of drugs or alcohol, relieving your withdrawal symptoms before reaching the point of danger.

The detox can give you a fresh start and some relief from your cravings to concentrate on the rest of your treatments. It also means that so long as you can avoid a replacement and give in to your cravings, you can avoid ever experiencing withdrawal symptoms again. You must remember that detox is not a cure for your addiction. It is, instead, what makes it safe for you to manage your addiction in the long term. It is the start of your journey to long-term recovery.


Aftercare and Addiction Recovery

When you finish your treatments and prepare to go out back into the world, it can be difficult to return to normal life. It is easy to feel isolated and find it hard to go from 24-hour support to just yourself. That is why most Blackwall and Cubitt Town rehab centres provide you with aftercare services to aid your addiction recovery.

Aftercare services tend to include follow-up therapy sessions so that a professional can monitor your progress and mental health. It can also include a referral to a local support group to still seek help whenever you need it. Aftercare services can also provide you with a relapse prevention plan which will include everything you need to adapt your lifestyle around recovery.


Get Help for Yourself or a Loved One

If you or a loved one needs help with a drug or alcohol addiction, then we can help you at Addiction Advocates.

All you need to do is call us at 0800 012 6088, and we will see you getting the treatment you need in the best possible rehab centre in the Blackwall and Cubitt Town area. Alternatively, you can contact our team via our online form.

We are here to help and promise you that recovery is possible with some work and dedication.


Frequently Asked Questions

Is Addiction A Mental Illness Or Disease?
This question can divide a lot people who work in healthcare. However, most people agree that addiction is a mental health disease. Regardless of how an addictive disorder may be characterised, the staff at the drug and alcohol treatment centres that we work alongside are able to get you clean and sober for the long term.
How Do You Deal With Withdrawal Symptoms?
As mentioned previously, withdrawal is not something that should be attempted at home without medical support. Attending a rehabilitation centre with a detox clinic where you can have your withdrawal symptoms managed through careful medication is the safest way to experience drug and/or alcohol detox.
Can Addiction Be Cured?
Due to the fact that addiction is a chronic illness, the threat of relapse will always be there. Although, learning how to keep the threat of relapse at bay will come to be second nature with the help of relapse prevention planning at a professional rehabilitation centre.