Addiction Advocates are one of the UK’s leading rehab referral services. We can help you to overcome your drug and alcohol addiction by finding the best rehab facility for your needs.

Now more than ever, people are struggling with drug and alcohol addiction. Times are hard and have been harder than what most people have ever experienced in their lives. Unfortunately, these difficult times have led many people towards the path of addiction or made their existing addiction worse.

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Struggling With Addiction

Addiction is a complex chronic condition that anyone can struggle with. It doesn’t matter their gender, age, race, social class, job, religion or sexuality. Anyone can struggle with an addiction.

Some people can hide it and can, on the surface, appear to live very normal lives. But, unless you already knew about their relationship with drugs or alcohol, you would never know they were living with an addiction.

Some people struggle with their addiction in the open and find themselves in bad and even dangerous situations due to their addiction. They may be living on the streets or with friends. They may even be living with other addicts.

It is important for you to remember that, on the surface, one type of addict seems fine with a job, a house, and maybe even a family, but that doesn’t mean they are struggling with an addiction any less than anyone else.

In the UK, most addicts blend in with society and this idea of struggling enough to warrant getting help comes from misinformation created by tv and movies.

Suppose you are struggling with an addiction, but you don’t think you are struggling enough to get help. In that case, we want to assure you that addiction of any level is still an addiction and therefore needs treatment.

If you are unsure if you are struggling with an addiction, there are a few questions you can ask yourself to help you understand yourself and your relationship with drugs or alcohol.

The questions are:

  • Do you find yourself thinking about drugs or alcohol as soon as you wake up?
  • Do you find the last thing you do at night involves either using drugs or alcohol or thinking about abusing drugs or alcohol?
  • Have you avoided fun activities because you either are craving drugs or alcohol, or you are experiencing a hangover?
  • Have your relationships suffered due to you abusing drugs or alcohol? (This could be from missing important events, verbal abuse, being unable to communicate, etc…)
  • Have you been willing to or have already put yourself in danger in order to access drugs or alcohol.
  • Has your work is suffered either in quality or the time it takes for you to complete?
  • Have you found yourself isolating yourself from your loved ones?
  • Do you feel the need to hide your drug or alcohol use?
  • Do you find yourself lying about how much drugs and alcohol you regularly use?

Identifying that you have an addiction and that you need help is the first step toward long-term recovery. The journey will be long and, at times, difficult, but it will also offer you a better quality of life.

And you don’t have to do it alone. Here at Addiction Advocates, we want to help you. Contact us today on 0800 012 6088 for help.


What Type of Help is Available

When dealing with an addiction, the best help you can find will be in a private drug and alcohol rehab centre. You have the option of finding a local drug and alcohol rehab centre in the Great Sankey area.

A drug and alcohol rehab can provide you with treatment options designed to help tackle the chemical addiction and the mental addiction that comes from abusing drugs or alcohol.

These treatments can be done as part of a residential stay at the drug and alcohol rehab centre, or they can be done through outpatient services. This will still offer you the same quality of care. It is all about what you prefer and would make you the most comfortable. It also allows you to take control in deciding what you want your recovery journey to be like and helps you feel as though you do have power over your addiction.

Your help from the alcohol and drug rehab centre focuses on treatments that can help you overcome the various elements of your addiction.

You would likely start with the detox process.

The detox process, to put it simply, is your body being weaned off all drugs and alcohol over a ten-day period. This helps to deal with the chemical addiction as it allows you to move forwards with your journey to long-term recovery without the risk of experiencing withdrawal symptoms.

Withdrawal symptoms are the result of your body believing it needs drugs or alcohol in order to function and can include something as mild as a headache or nausea or something as dangerous as hallucinations or, in some cases, seizures. That is why it is never recommended that you attempt to detox alone.

It is best done in the safety and care of a drug and alcohol rehab centre in the Great Sankey area.

Not every addiction requires a detox, as not all drugs cause a chemical addiction. Only drugs such as heroin or opioids and alcohol require detox in order to safely wean you off them.

In order to help you deal with the mental addiction, you will take part in therapy sessions, where you will work with a fully trained therapist to understand where your addiction came from and how to handle triggers for your craving once you leave the drug and alcohol rehab centre in the Great Sankey area.


Getting the Right Support

At a drug and alcohol rehab centre, you can be supported and given the help you need. But this may not be the support you need.

You can also find support from groups such as Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous.

These groups are available locally in the Great Sankey area. They can provide you with support before rehab or after rehab.


What Happens After Rehab?

When you are finished with your stay at the drug and alcohol rehab centre, you can access aftercare services that will help you to continue to make progress with your addiction.

After your stay at the shrug and alcohol rehab centre, it is important that you continue to manage your addiction and employ the tools you learned during your treatments to help you avoid triggers for your cravings. This will help you to avoid a relapse.

You may be referred for continued therapy sessions after you have completed your stay at the drug and alcohol rehab centre so that your progress and mental health can be monitored by a trained professional.


Get Help Today

At Addiction Advocates, we want to help you start living your best life. In order to do that, all you have to do is call us at 0800 012 6088 or text HELP To 83222 or visit our admissions page for more information.

We have members of staff standing by to help you begin your journey to long-term recovery – contact us today.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does rehab work?
There are no guarantees when it comes to addiction recovery, however, private rehab is the best recovery option. The individual must participate fully in the programme and really want to change but a full addiction treatment delivered in a dedicated rehabilitation centre is the most effective way of treating serious drug and alcohol addictions.
What is the difference between substance and behavioural addictions?
With substances such as alcohol and illegal and prescription drugs, you can build up a physical as well as a psychological dependency on the substance itself. This is what most people think of when they think of addiction but you can also develop behavioural addictions to behaviours such as gambling, shopping or sex. These are often misunderstood but they can be very destructive and can be treated like other addictions in specialist rehabs.
How long does rehab last?
There is no one-size-fits-all when it comes to addiction treatment. The content of different rehab packages will be tailored to suit the individual and the duration can vary as well. A treatment programme lasting 28 days is the most typical duration of treatment however shorter or longer stays can be arranged. 


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