There’s a vast range of options available to you, all of which have their pros and cons. Firstly, you could seek out drug and alcohol treatment with free local health services like the NHS.
Whilst this may sound appealing because it’s free, it’s actually the least effective method of rehabilitation which is likely to result in you having you go through it all again. The reason for this is that the NHS are sadly so underfunded and overstretched, they simply don’t have the resources to tailor addiction treatment programmes so suit each individual.
This means that everyone gets the same generic treatment programme resulting in an ineffective rehabilitation. Addiction is such as complex condition; it can’t be overcome with a ‘one fits all’ approach.
Another form of drug and alcohol services is to join as an outpatient. Similarly, to the NHS treatment, you’ll return home each night after your therapy sessions. Again, whilst it may seem like a nice idea to be able to remain in the comfort of your own home whilst undergoing treatment, it can actually be counterproductive and detrimental to your long-term recovery.
For all of us, home life is full of stresses and distractions, it’s far from the ideal environment of positivity, relaxation, and focus, which you need to be able to achieve your recovery from addiction. This is why you won’t see the best results possible unless you join a residential rehabilitation centre like ours in Great Malvern.
We offer a residential drug and alcohol rehab where you stay with us throughout the duration of your addiction treatment. This means that we can take care of absolutely everything, from your laundry and housekeeping to providing you with daily nutritious meals, so that you have only one thing to focus on – your long-term recovery from drug or alcohol addiction.
We create a comfortable and recovery focused environment with no distractions from the task at hand. Our excellent team utilise evidence-based therapies to provide you with a holistic addiction treatment and give you the best opportunity to succeed.
How do you know if you need Drug and Alcohol Rehab?
Unfortunately, it’s quite common for people who are suffering from an addiction to be in denial about their condition. It’s a natural instinct to try and downplay your symptoms or hide your condition from family and friends as you may be embarrassed or ashamed to admit your addiction.
As difficult as it is, we urge you to open up and discuss how you’re feeling with someone. Once you take this first step by opening up about your addiction, you’re one step closer to living a life free from alcohol or drugs. There’s absolutely nothing to be embarrassed or ashamed of when it comes to contacting our admissions team. We’ve seen and heard it all, acknowledging that you need support is an extremely courageous thing to do. If you’re still unsure as to whether you need drug and alcohol rehab, ask yourself these questions.
How often do you consume alcohol or drugs?
If you only feel satisfied once you’ve had your ‘fix’ and are regularly consuming alcohol or drugs every day, then it should be apparent that you’re suffering from an addiction which requires urgent professional support.
Are you suffering from any physical or psychological health problems?
You’re very likely to experience devastating physical and psychological health problems as a result of your addiction to alcohol or drugs. Substance abuse can cause chronic headaches or migraines, nausea, liver problems, heart problems, stroke, diabetes, anxiety, bi-polarity, suicide, and depression.
Is your addiction affecting your career?
The toxins within alcohol or drugs are extremely damaging to your physical and psychological health. They can seriously impact your brain functionality resulting in an inability to perform tasks correctly which makes work life very difficult. You may be tempted to take more sick days or not go into work altogether, indicating that you need expert support.
How do you feel when you’re not consuming alcohol or drugs?
Are drugs and alcohol all you can think about when you’re not consuming them? These cravings are an indication that you’re physically dependent on the substance which is a huge cause for concern and should be looked at as soon as possible at our drug and alcohol rehab Great Malvern.
Are you experiencing conflict in your relationships with loved ones?
It’s not true that when you’re suffering from an addiction to alcohol or drugs, you’re only hurting yourself. The people around you who love and care about you are also being impacted by your negative behaviour whether it’s physically, psychologically, emotionally, financially, or otherwise. It may motivate you to seek help knowing that you’re not only hurting yourself but your loved ones too.
What aftercare do we offer?
All of our clients receive 12 months free aftercare after completing our residential addiction treatment. Your aftercare programme is personalised just as your residential programme is; it’s also just as important as your 28-day drug and alcohol treatment.
As the first year after completing your treatment with us is when you’re most likely to suffer from a relapse, this is the period which our aftercare focuses on. We will continue to provide essential support and additional therapy sessions such as cognitive behavioural therapy and relapse prevention as needed.
We can also recommend local support groups like Alcoholics Anonymous or Narcotics Anonymous for extra local support. Through regular catch-up sessions, you can check in with those you went through drug and alcohol rehab with to voice any concerns you might have but to also celebrate your achievements together.
By successfully completing both your residential addiction treatment and drug and alcohol aftercare programme, you’ll have the best chance of achieving your long-term recovery goals. Get started today by calling us on 0800 012 6088, text HELP to 83222 or email us at [email protected]
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