Regardless of the substance that you have become addicted to, if an addiction is present, you must seek help from a drug and alcohol rehab in Ealing.
At Addiction Advocates, we know that coming to terms with an addiction can be overwhelming. Paired with the task of locating a suitable rehab and opening up to a professional, the overall process of seeking help can be intimidating, daunting and anxiety-inducing.
With this in mind, we welcome you to take advantage of the services we provide to those in need of addiction support.
We take the stress of locating a drug and alcohol rehab from your shoulders, giving you a more significant amount of time to process the fact that you have become addicted to a substance and now need assistance if you are to overcome it.
Signs That an Addiction Is Present
Have you recently found that you struggle to get through the day without turning to drugs or alcohol? Do you consume drugs and alcohol to help alleviate any pessimistic thoughts or feelings? Do you feel somewhat unwell when you go without drugs or alcohol for some time?
If you answered yes to any of the above questions, you are likely suffering from an addiction. You may have even experienced withdrawal symptoms.
As an addiction arises and significantly impairs your life, you will find that you experience several physical and psychological symptoms. Below, we have highlighted just a few of the symptoms that you are likely to encounter.
Physical Symptoms Typically Encountered When an Addiction Is Present
- Persistent headaches and nausea
- Unexpected weight loss
- Slurred speech
- Changes in complexions
- Change in eating habits
Psychological Symptoms Typically Encountered When an Addiction Is Present
- Increased irritability
- Heightened mood swings
- Feeling anxious
- Experiencing bouts of paranoia
- Intense cravings for substances
If you have encountered any of the above symptoms, you must seek support from a drug and alcohol rehab in Ealing. Sadly, the symptoms listed above are associated with the short and long term ramifications that an addiction can have on an individual’s life.
What Are the Short Term Ramifications of an Addiction?
Have you ever found that you struggle to remember what someone has said to you when under the influence? Has a doctor ever treated you for an infection or expressed that they are concerned that your blood pressure is high?
If you answered yes to the above, it is likely that you have already experienced the short term ramifications associated with an addiction.
Although the short term ramifications of an addiction usually pass within 24 – 48 hours, they indicate that your addiction is taking its toll on your body and brain. Left untreated, they will escalate and cause you to experience a plethora of health problems in the near and far future.
In addition to impairing your memory and increasing your chances of suffering from infections, the short term ramifications of an addiction include;
- Poor vision
- Blackouts and memory loss
- Alcohol poisoning
- Drug poisoning
What Are the Long Term Ramifications of an Addiction?
As you become fixated on feeding your addiction, the long term ramifications that an addiction can have on your physical and psychological health are unlikely to cross your mind.
However, as your addiction intensifies, you will begin to experience a number of the short term ramifications touched on above.
Left untreated, these short term ramifications will eventually cause you to encounter various long term ramifications. Sadly, unlike the short term ramifications that an addiction has, these are often irreversible.
The long term ramifications that may experience will vary. However, they typically include the following;
- Increased risk of cancer
- Increased risk of suffering from severe mental health disorders
- Increased risk of stroke in the future
- Increased risk of organic failure
- Increased risk of memory problem
How Is The Required Treatment Determined?
As you glance over the impact addictions can have on your physical and psychological health, you may find yourself thinking that it is time to seek help from a drug and alcohol rehab in Ealing.
However, you may be curious as to how a drug and rehab in Ealing will know what treatment you require to ensure that you make a long term recovery.
Before entering a rehab in Ealing, we will conduct a pre-admission assessment. This assessment will see us ask you several questions that will enable us to determine the severity of your addiction and the impact that your addiction has had on your life.
The answers you provide will form the basis of the treatment that you may need, and in turn, we can ensure that we locate a suitable drug and alcohol rehab.
Upon locating a suitable rehab, you will be invited to the facility. As you settle in, a second assessment will be conducted by medical professionals.
Although the team of medical staff at the chosen rehab will already have an inkling of the severity of your addiction, they will want to talk to you and ask you further questions to determine the exact treatment that will benefit you.
The information you share with the team of medical professionals will see them create a tailored treatment programme. This treatment programme will outline all of the treatment required to ensure that you overcome your addiction and have the chance to put your addiction behind you once and for all.
It would be best if you answered the questions we ask you as honestly as possible as this will determine which rehab we deem suitable for you.
Likewise, you must be honest with the team of medical professionals as the information you share will determine the treatment administered.
Contact Our Admissions Team Today
If you are ready to free yourself from your addiction and live a healthier, happier life, please reach out to us today.
You can call us on 0800 012 6088, or text HELP to 83222.
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