Every month it has been found that 1 in 10 people across Germany are abusing drugs. With a further quarter of the population admitting to abusing drugs in their lifetime. This, combined with the big drinking culture that exists in Germany, adds up to a worrying statistics surrounding substance abuse.

With widespread drug and alcohol abuse, there is a need now more than ever for people to come forwards to get the help that they need. At Addiction Advocates, we are here to provide you with all the help that you may need so that you can overcome your addiction and start living a happier and healthier life.

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But you may not yet be sure if you have an addiction that you need help with. We want you to know that what you are feeling right now is perfectly normal and is often considered a step on your journey to long term recovery.

Accepting that you may have an addiction can be very difficult. Especially if you have no prior experience with addiction, you may be feeling scared and alone and that if you were to accept that you are struggling, then you would have to do something about it.

While addiction is causing you damage, it can feel comfortable because it is familiar to you. Humans do not like change and would often prefer to stay in a bad situation because they know what to expect.

If you have been living with an addiction for years, putting in the work to overcome it would mean changing the life you have known for so long.

It is important that you remember that just because something is comfortable, it does not mean it is safe. Therefore, you owe it to yourself to put in the work so that you can learn how to manage your addiction.

It is never too late to try. With just a bit of work and dedication, you will be able to achieve long term recovery. We are here to help you do it.

There are ways to tell if you have an addiction, including:

  • Experiencing withdrawal symptoms
  • Binge drinking
  • Binge drug use
  • Hiding substance abuse from people you can trust
  • Risking your job and relationships over drug or alcohol us

But one of the best ways to know that you need help is that you are wondering if you do. People without addictions do not worry if they have an addiction or not. You are in the right place, and we will help you.


What Happens at Rehab in Germany

In alcohol and drug rehab in Germany, you will very simply be given treatments that are designed to deal with your addiction. One key treatment is therapy, which is designed to help you understand your mental health and your needs so that you are mentally able when it comes to learning how to manage your addiction in the long term.

So, how does therapy help you understand your needs? Well, therapy is made to help you learn how to communicate with yourself and your therapist through a variety of methods so that you can find out what works best for you. One common example is the use of holistic therapy.

Holistic therapy known as art therapy is very useful for people struggling to communicate their inner thoughts and feelings. So during your therapy sessions, you may be asked to draw a picture.

This could be an alternative method for you to express yourself or give you a mindful activity that will make it easier for you to relax and open up. Once you and your therapist understand the reason behind your substance abuse and addiction, you can start working on ways to manage your addiction.

Unfortunately, addiction cannot be cured and, instead, must be something you live with. So therapy teaches you how to live with it. This is done through tools and strategies that you can adapt to your everyday life.

Once you understand the triggers for your cravings, you can try to avoid them and even find strategies to safely deal with them without resorting to substance abuse. This allows you to face your challenges head-on without relapsing.


Detox Treatments for Addiction

The alcohol and drug detox treatment are what makes it possible for you to work towards long-term recovery. Depending on what you are addicted to, you may experience withdrawal symptoms if you ignore your cravings for drugs or alcohol.

These withdrawal symptoms can include:

  • Nausea
  • Headache
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhoea
  • Mood swings
  • Chills
  • Hot flashes
  • Goosebumps
  • Light sensitivity
  • Muscle pain
  • Muscle spasms
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Insomnia
  • Paranoia
  • Delirium
  • Dehydration
  • Hallucinations
  • Seizures

Through the detox treatment, you will not need to worry about these symptoms, as after ten days of no drugs or alcohol, your body will be clear of all toxins. So as long as you avoid relapsing, you will not have withdrawal symptoms again.

The drug and alcohol detox is a process that must be done carefully and with medical supervision because of how dangerous withdrawal symptoms can be.


Benefits of Rehab in Germany

The benefits of drug and alcohol rehab in Germany are:

  • Round-the-clock care and support
  • Access to treatments one after the other
  • Surrounded by others with the same goal as you
  • On sight medical team
  • Comfortable accommodation
  • Accessible treatment

Rehab has repeatedly proven that it is the best place for you to be so that you can get the help you need.


Tailored Treatment for You

To start your journey and access high-quality treatment plans designed specifically for you, please call us at 0800 012 6088. A member of our team will be able to answer any questions you may have and start the process of getting you into a rehab centre that will treat you as a unique individual who has their own needs and experiences.

Everything will revolve around what is best for you, and your treatments are made with this in mind.


Frequently Asked Questions

How can you talk to someone with a drug or alcohol addiction?
It’s never an easy conversation to have for either party involved, but it’s such an important one to be had. The person suffering from a drug or alcohol addiction will likely find it much more difficult to talk about than you will, so it’s important to remember this before beginning the conversation. The best thing to do is firstly make sure you’ve done your research on drug and alcohol addiction. This will enable you to correctly discuss the symptoms and behaviours that your loved one is experiencing and allows you to effectively talk about treatment options at a drug and alcohol rehab.
Can I visit someone in rehab?
Yes, you certainly can. Many drug and alcohol rehabs in Swinton host family visitation days. It should be noted that although you can visit someone in rehab, they will be unable to leave the facility.
What happens during the Admissions Process?
We know that people with addiction problems are often in denial about the extent of their addiction, which is why we offer services such as family intervention, family referrals and friend referrals. Once the ball is rolling there will be a telephone assessment to determine your needs before finding the right facility.