Addiction comes in many shapes and forms. There are many types of addiction and different severities. When you face addiction, emotions may be heightened, and denial may become a driving force behind it. Knowing the signs and symptoms of addiction will be vital.

You can reach out to the appropriate people when you can identify the signs. This may initially be friends and family, but you must also reach out to your GP or a private drug and alcohol rehab clinic. Multiple treatments and therapies are available today to assist you with your addiction. In a modern world, there is no need to suffer in silence.


Signs You Need Treatment for Your Addiction

Identifying the signs will help you to determine if you need help. One or more of these symptoms could mean addiction and must be adequately addressed. Whilst these symptoms may take a little while to manifest, you may have mild symptoms, but recognising the red flags could save your life. Here are some signs to note:

  • Irritability
  • Anger issues/outbursts
  • Anxiety/depression
  • Family worries/arguments
  • Difficulties at work
  • Constantly thinking about the addictive substance
  • Financial troubles
  • Sleeping more (or less)
  • Weight loss
  • Less attention to personal hygiene
  • Withdrawal from social life/hobbies

These signs are often combined with one another and most likely have affected most areas of your life. If you are unsure if you have any of these symptoms, it is best to seek medical advice. When you have successfully identified the key elements of addiction, you can then work to solve the issue with private drug and alcohol rehab. Rehab is a collaborative effort, intertwining medicine with holistic methods.

In private rehab, you can gain access to immediate assistance. Moreover, you will have your own luxury room, a medical team around you 24/7 and support from a professional multidisciplinary team. This is a winning formula for long-term sobriety. The three-stage phases of rehab begin with: detox, therapies and an aftercare plan. Each one works in conjunction with one other to ensure that you are on the right steps to recovery. Outpatient alcohol and drug rehab in the public sector often lacks the main elements of rehab.


The Detox Process

A drug and alcohol detox is a type of weaning from an addictive substance. Depending on the substance addiction, you may find the process more or less uncomfortable. However, withdrawal symptoms can be managed and mitigated in a safe medical environment. These symptoms will not last long and often mimic flu-like symptoms, such as fever and aches. Alcohol and drug detoxes take around seven days; once complete, you will find that your physical and mental state will vastly improve. It is the first step to healing your mind and body.


Treatment Therapies Available in Rehab

There are numerous world-renowned treatments that contribute to long-term sobriety. The first step and initial therapy will be identifying the reasoning behind your addiction. This must be dealt with sensitively and, of course, with a holistic approach. We want you to feel in control and give the power back you truly deserve. Therapy is the first step because it allows you to learn about the potential triggers of your addiction, past traumas, and general behaviours that contribute to perpetuated addiction. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is a popular choice that offers a way to learn about your behaviour and adapt accordingly.

You will explore numerous pathways, including ways to question your intentions, realise the possible side effects and make informed decisions. You’ll learn tips and exercises that will allow you to broaden your horizons and work to assist both your mental and physical state. Furthermore, you will take part in numerous counselling sessions. These include personal one-to-one, group, and family sessions that will give you insight into many facets of your addiction. You will be able to explore all areas of your mental health, including any diagnosed mental health conditions. These treatments will be continued in your designated aftercare plan.

An aftercare plan is carefully created to help you with your post-rehab time. Reintegration into your life and career is a vital step that can feel isolating and daunting. However, the weight is immediately lifted when you have access to your team after rehab. Follow-up sessions, face-to-face or over Zoom, will allow you to continue the support you desire. A simple phone call can also make a huge difference. We want to check in with you to ensure you’re doing well.


How Much Does Rehab Cost?

Rehab costs vary, but a general cost will be around £3,000-£12,000 depending on location and length of stay. There are varying programmes dedicated to addiction. Therefore, the length of your stay will vary. The usual length of stay is around 30 days. Rehab can be paid for in different ways. If you are concerned about rehab’s cost, you can access free advice. Some insurance companies are willing to pay for rehab costs, so it is important to reach out to them.


Support from Addiction Advocates

At Addiction Advocates, we provide stellar support and world-class therapies, all whilst offering a luxury facility catered to your every need. Beautiful locations, great cuisine, physical activities, and a focus on mental and physical health. We want to see you succeed in the best possible way. So let’s do it together. We can support you from the beginning until your steps after rehab. There is no need to suffer in silence anymore.

If you want to take the first step towards health and happiness, we are ready and waiting to help you achieve it. You can secure your place at one of our clinics with one simple call. Please get in touch with us today. You may call us on 0800 012 6088 or Text HELP To 83222. It’s time to start your journey to sobriety.


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 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.
What is relapse prevention planning?
Essentially, relapse prevention planning is a method of treatment in which trained therapists prepare you for a life of sobriety post-rehab. During this planning, you will delve deeper into the triggers and reasons for you turning to drugs and alcohol. Following this, you will work towards developing mental and physical techniques which you can turn to whenever you feel that you may be at risk of using again.