Drug and alcohol addiction is an issue affecting millions of people around the world

Although it can feel overwhelming, long-term recovery is available through the drug and alcohol services and help available in drug and alcohol rehab.

If you’re looking for a rehab in Coulsdon, Addiction Advocates can help you find the service that’s right for you.

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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.

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What is Drug and Alcohol Addiction?

Drug and alcohol addiction can stem from casual drug and alcohol abuse that spirals into dependency. Addiction is characterized as compulsive use despite negative consequences, and these could be physical, psychological, or social.

No form of addiction is without negatives consequences, and though those struggling with addiction may try and convince themselves otherwise, negative effects are inevitable, and the longer addiction continues, the longer-lasting these will be.

The good news is that drug and alcohol treatment is available and Addiction Advocates are specialists in finding the right drug and alcohol services that offer the best chances of success based on the type and severity of the addiction.


Inpatient or Outpatient Treatment?

Outpatient rehab sees a person continuing to live at home while attending a rehab centre in Coulsdon for appointments. Treatment is often spread over several months and may be supplemented by external groups or programmes.

Inpatient rehab sees a person living at a residential rehab centre in Coulsdon for the duration of treatment. All aspects of their days are centred around recovery and trained professionals are on-hand 24 hours a day to provide support or medical assistance should it be necessary.

Inpatient, or residential rehab, generally offers the best chance of success, as outpatient rehab requires a strong determination given that the responsibility is on the person seeking treatment to attend their appointments.

Inpatient rehab is shown to have a higher rate of success, especially for those who may have tried and failed to beat their addiction previously. It can also offer support to those who have underlying medical issues or need extra support or dual-diagnosis treatment.


What happens during Drug and Alcohol Rehab Treatment?

Although everyone responds differently to rehab treatment, and what works for someone may not work for someone else, addiction treatment in private drug and alcohol rehab generally follows four stages: admission, detoxification, rehab treatment, and aftercare.

Admission comes after a telephone assessment where Addiction Advocates will assess your addiction and identify the help that you need. This is the crucial first step to receiving the help that you need.

A detox [Detox link] clinic medically supervises drug or alcohol detox which sees a person coming off the substance they are addicted to. This ensures a safe and controlled environment that maximizes safety and gives the best chance of success. Without a managed detox the process can be extremely unpleasant and drug and alcohol withdrawal can be dangerous.

But, everyone has different requirements and Addiction Advocates will help you identify these before starting your treatment in Coulsdon.


Therapy Treatment Options

Drug and alcohol rehabilitation generally requires a holistic approach to treatment, with equal focus on the physical and psychological aspects of addiction.

Treatment centres can offer a range of therapies such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) to identify the triggers that have led to use in the past and develop strategies to resist these in the future. They will also help to build stress management and replace negative thought processes with positive ones.


Relapse Prevention and Aftercare

Relapse prevention and aftercare are essential in ensuring long term success. This is very personal, as everyone’s circumstances are different and the things that initially led them to abuse drugs and alcohol will be unique.

As well as identifying those things in their environment which are within their power to change, relapse prevention will also focus on providing strategies for dealing with elements of daily life that may present a challenge to continued sobriety.

Treatments found through Addiction Advocates will ensure that an effective plan for relapse prevention is put in place, as it’s a crucially important part of a sober future.

Treatment isn’t finished on exiting rehab, to ensure that a relapse doesn’t happen, an effective aftercare plan is essential. This may be a 12 step programme, such as alcoholics anonymous or narcotics anonymous, a support group from family or friends, ongoing therapy or counselling, or medical treatments.

It’s important to identify goals for a sober future, and each successful plan should include four pillars.

  1. Social – and active social support groups and a sense of belonging will help to avoid isolation or purposelessness that may lead to relapse.
  2. Health – Ongoing good health and a future free of drug or alcohol abuse must be a priority.
  3. Environment – Those leaving rehab should be able to go to a stable and secure place where they feel at home and are able to access the support they need.
  4. Future – A focus on the future with set personal goals allow a wider sense of purpose that reduces the need and desire to use again.

If you’re searching for a ‘rehab near me’ in Coulsdon, or seeking help for someone else through a Family and Friend referral, contact Addiction Advocates on 0800 012 6088 or text HELP To 83222 to begin your journey to recovery today.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Addiction a Mental Illness or disease?
Scientists have identified that addiction is a complex disease that involves compulsive behaviour. The good news is that it can be treated.
How do you deal with withdrawal symptoms?
Withdrawal symptoms depend on the type and severity of addiction. By their very nature they are unpleasant, but undergoing a detoxification process in a rehab centre means that professionals are on hand to help you deal with withdrawal and minimize its effects.
Can Addiction be cured?
Addiction cannot be cured like some other conditions, it’s a long-term process that requires continued effort, however, rehab treatment provides the mental strategies to cope with this and creates a support network that make long-term success a reality.