Drug addiction and/or alcohol addiction can only hope to be overcome with the assistance of a professional drug and alcohol treatment centre. Addiction Advocates are able to refer you to a drug and alcohol rehab in Didcot with ease and efficiency.

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Recovering a drug or alcohol addiction is a difficult and strenuous process that involves overcoming physical and psychological dependence and correcting the destructive behavioural issues that allowed the addiction to become entrenched in the first place.

Substance addiction, whether that is in the form of an alcohol addiction or a drug addiction, is a very serious problem that carries with it a high number of health risks. It is possible to overcome an addiction on your own, but it is extremely challenging to do so.

Physical dependence means that, when the body is denied the substance it is addicted to, the addict suffers debilitating and often dangerous withdrawal effects.

The safest and most effective way to combat substance dependency is to undergo professional addiction treatment at a dedicated residential rehab centre.

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When it comes to dealing with addiction, there are a number of different treatment options. Treatment is available publicly via the NHS, but these programmes of care tend to be outpatient in nature.

Outpatient rehab entails visiting a clinic for appointments, where you will receive regular counselling and therapy. Depending on the nature of your drug addiction, you may be prescribed medicines to help ease withdrawal. Whilst helpful, outpatient care has its problems.

With this mode of treatment you will have to manage your own appointments, and while clinicians will be tracking your case you will ultimately be in control of your own detoxification.

Residential rehab is a safer and more effective way to treat addiction. Inpatient rehab means that you will have access to constant care and support, and, perhaps most importantly, you will not have easy access to alcohol and drugs as you would in an outpatient programme.

Residential treatment also removes you from your usual triggers- the people, places and things that would usually prompt your drinking or drug use- making the weaning process much less turbulent.

 

We can help find the right Rehab in Didcot

Whether you are searching for alcohol rehab or drug rehab, Addiction Advocates is here to help. We work with a number of leading rehab centres across the country, all offering different programmes of treatment.

We can take some of the stress out of searching for a clinic. All you need to do is contact us and our teams of professional advisors will assess your case and find a treatment programme that will work for you.

 

What happens at Rehab – Detoxification

The first step of rehabilitation is invariably detoxification. When dependent upon a substance, the body reacts in numerous painful and even dangerous ways when that substance is suddenly no longer being provided to it. Common effects of withdrawal can range from headaches and muscle pain to seizures and hallucinations.

Alcohol detox and drug detox can vary in some ways, but the basic premise is the same. In a regulated and controlled environment, you will stop taking the drug you are addicted to and go through the withdrawal process.

It will be uncomfortable, but highly trained medical staff and psychologists will be on hand to ensure that you do not have to suffer through the worst effects of withdrawal. You will be as safe as it is possible to be, and with restricted access to the outside world it will be almost impossible for you to relapse before the toxins are out of your system.

Depending on the severity of your case, you may also be prescribed replacement drugs to help ease the process of weaning- for example Librium if you are suffering from alcoholism, or Methadone if you are suffering from an opiate addiction. These are highly controlled drugs that are not easily attained outside of specialized clinics.

 

Mental Health care in Rehab

Detox will help you to overcome your dependence, but that is only half of the battle. Addiction is a behavioural problem, one defined by urges and impulses and the addict’s inability to resist those compulsions.

In order to ensure that you do not relapse, that you do not return to alcohol or drugs once you leave the clinic, it is necessary to examine and address the root causes of your addiction, as well as give you the self-understanding and self-discipline to recognise and resist those triggers moving forwards. Substance abuse and addiction is strongly linked to issues of mental health.

People often turn to drugs or alcohol as a coping mechanism, a result of extreme stress and anxiety. Many people who suffer with substance abuse also suffer with mental health conditions such as depression, with one generally leading to the other.

When addiction exists side-by-side with a mental health condition, it is known as a dual diagnosis.

 

Therapies available in Drug and Alcohol Rehab

The most common and one of the most effective therapies used to treat both addiction and the mental health problems associated with it is CBT, or cognitive behavioural therapy.

Other treatments such as counselling, art therapy and even satori chair therapy may also be used to help you reach long-term and lasting recovery.

Frequently Asked Questions

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.
How long does Rehab last?
There is no definitive answer to this question, as the timescale of your treatment will depend largely upon the substance you are addicted to and the severity of your dependency. For most patients treatment will last around a month, but could take up to 12 weeks.
What happens after I finish rehab?
That issue of relapse prevention is very important. Hopefully you will leave rehab with the tools, knowledge and motivation you need to stay clean and sober going forward but it is always a challenge, particularly during the first couple of months. At Cassiobury Court we can offer a complementary aftercare plan for the first 12 months, which can help keep you focused and motivated, as well as providing vital support when you need it.