Any self-attempts to stop substance abuse immediately, also known as going ‘cold turkey’, are extremely dangerous.
It’s important to gradually reduce your intake of alcohol or drugs in a safe and secure environment where you can be monitored by professional recovery workers.
If you were to attempt to recover without professional support, it’s highly likely that you’ll have a disheartening, painful, and ultimately ineffective experience.
The withdrawal symptoms alone can be unbearable; these are normally experienced when going through a drug and alcohol detoxification.
With the help of a dedicated team, you can learn to cope with the withdrawal symptoms as they’re safely managed.
What are the causes of drug or alcohol addiction?
Drug and alcohol abuse are more common in the UK than you may think. Once addiction sets in, it becomes a vicious circle which is exceedingly difficult to get out of, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get of it.
Each person will have their own personal reasons for how they became addicted to alcohol or drugs, whether it’s been influenced by peer pressure, environmental influences, stress, or started as a coping mechanism to deal with trauma.
From our years of experience, we understand the strong connection between drug and alcohol abuse, and mental health issues.
When a person is suffering from both an addiction and problems with their mental health, this is referred to as a dual diagnosis.
It’s possible that you could have developed an addiction to alcohol or drugs as a way to cope with your mental health struggles, or on the other hand, your mental health issues could be a result of excessive alcohol or drug consumption.
How can private drug and alcohol rehab help?
There are many reasons why private drug and alcohol rehab is so beneficial for those struggling to overcome an addiction.
Residential rehabilitation centres give you a safe and comfortable space to undergo your addiction treatment, as opposed to being an outpatient and returning home each day where there could be negative influences or temptations to abuse alcohol and drugs.
Going through drug and alcohol rehabilitation isn’t an easy process, it can be very uncomfortable at times. It’s possible that your body could effectively go into shock, causing awful side effects like nausea, tremors and many more.
Without the supervision of an expert team of recovery workers, the rehabilitation process can be very dangerous. We’re able to administer prescribed medication when needed, to ease your withdrawal symptoms and offer you 24/7 support for anything you might require.
It can be difficult to stay focused on your long-term recovery goals when you’re going through drug and alcohol rehabilitation.
You’ll be experiencing so many new activities and behaviours, it can be quite overwhelming. It’s even harder to focus on your recovery if you’re not undergoing residential addiction treatment.
At our drug and alcohol rehab in Dudley, we take care of absolutely everything from your laundry to your meals, ensuring your sole focus is to achieve long-term recovery; this service is extremely valuable.
Try to remember that addiction to alcohol or drugs is a disease. Whilst your natural reaction might be to try and cope alone, you wouldn’t do that with any other disease, you’d seek professional help right away.
There’s no need to feel embarrassed or ashamed about asking for support, it’s an exceptionally courageous thing to do.
What kind of addiction treatments do we offer?
As well as benefitting from a clinical detoxification, our clients can also be assured they’ll receive a wide variety of evidence-based therapies, all of which have proven to be highly successful.
With this in mind, we have a range of therapies available depending on the individual’s specific needs which we approach in a holistic manner.
Although each treatment programme is completely unique to each person, we always include a carefully selected combination of psychological and well-being therapies.
Our expert team can deliver cognitive behavioural therapy, counselling, stress management, drug and alcohol detoxification, and relapse prevention.
In addition to these more traditional therapies, we also deliver well-being focused therapies including mindfulness, yoga, acupuncture and acu-detox, low level laser therapy, fitness therapy, art therapy, and relaxation and sleep management.
What is cognitive behavioural therapy?
Cognitive behavioural therapy, also known as CBT, is one of the most common psychological therapies which we offer at our drug and alcohol rehab in Dudley.
This helps our clients learn to manage their thoughts and feelings when they’re in a negative cycle.
Cognitive behavioural therapy can help you to deal with any problems which you may be finding overwhelming and turn them into in a more positive experience by making it more manageable.
Do we provide aftercare support?
Once you’ve completed your drug and alcohol rehabilitation programme which normally takes around 28 days, you will then receive a personalised aftercare programme to take advantage of upon your return home.
We’ll help you to continue your drug and alcohol relapse prevention whilst encouraging motivation to continue your recovery. We can also extend our support to your family and friends and provide them with the tools needed to recognise your triggers.
Your loved ones can then help to aid your recovery outside of our private drug and alcohol rehab in Dudley. It’s very useful to make the most of local support groups such as Alcoholics Anonymous or Narcotics Anonymous.
These networks will help you to share your concerns and achievements with others who are in a similar situation to you.
If you’re ready to commit to a life free from alcohol or drugs, then get in touch with us today on 0800 012 6088, text HELP to 83222, or send us an email at [email protected].