Admitting you have an addiction is sometime the hardest step in the long road to recovery, as addiction is more often shrouded in denial.

That’s why we try to make seeking help as easy and non-confrontational as possible for you.

Many of our staff at Addiction Advocates are recovering addicts, so understand that difficulty in reaching out for help, so rest assured you’ll receive no judgement from us.

We can help you to overcome your addiction and develop a more positive and healthy lifestyle at our residential rehabilitation centres.

With comfortable, homely living quarters, qualified and supportive medical staff, medically supervised detoxification and a range of traditional and holistic treatment options, you’ll find everything you need with us.

All you have to do is give us a call today.

Why you need Rehab

Anyone can become an addict, no matter your medical history, social, economic or geographical position, addiction can take hold on anyone.

Once formed, an addiction is particularly difficult to overcome, since it forms a powerful influence over your brain.

You’ll slowly find that you’ll need to consume more and more to reach that high, or relief and soon you’ll loose all control over your consumption, even when it becomes detrimental to your physical and mental health.

You may be thinking that a simple detox at home would do the trick, that you’ll cutyoubself off from the social circle you use with and simply go ‘cold turkey’.

We would strongly advise against this, as more often than not it results in relapse, but often with a dangerous binge. The withdrawal symptoms that arise through drug and alcohol detox can also be dangerous if they’re not medically supervised.

Residential rehabilitation programmes can offer you the support and guidance through your whole recovery. You’ll be provided with a safe and homely space in which to recover, away from all those negative influences and you’ll be treated by qualified medical professionals.

You won’t have to worry about food, as you’ll be provided with all you meals and you’ll receive 24hour care. Alongside all of these benefits of residential rehab, you’ll also develop friendships with peers who can understand your experiences, and you’ll be provided with a range of traditional and holistic treatment options, designed to help you rebuild a more positive and healthy lifestyle.

Finding the best Treatment with Addiction Advocates

The idea of asking for help, or reaching out to professionals, can seem like a daunting prospect, especially for those new to the process. That’w why, with Addiction Advocates we make the process as simple and easy as possible.

At Addiction Advocates we offer a free initial telephone assessment. When you call us, our supportive team will discuss with you your addiction, lifestyle, challenges you currently face and your medical history.

With this information our dedicated team will be able to advise you on the best treatment options available for you.

In most cases we would recommend residential treatment programmes, simply because completing your rehab at home can be extremely challenging.

Most of the residential treatment programmes are private drug and alcohol rehab options, which may be off-putting to start with. However, with the NHS becoming more and more thinly stretched, it can take 3 – 6 months until you’re provided with your first appointment and in most cases this is too late.

If money is an issue when it comes to your rehab, you may find that friends, family or even charities can help you with the cost.

Once you’ve chosen your desired rehabilitation route, we’ll arrange your admission, which is usually within a couple of days.

Benefits of Residential Rehabilitation

Outpatient treatment can seem like the better option at first glance; you get to recover at home, you can continue with some level of normal life and you won’t have to abandon your daily life for 28 days, or longer.

However, remaining in the environment that drives your addiction makes recovery even more of a challenge, so why not distance yourself from your toxic lifestyle to give yourself the best possible chance of long term recovery.

There are many advantages to residential rehab in Heston and they include the following:

  • 24 hour, round the clock care
  • Medically supervised drug and alcohol detox
  • Luxurious living quarters
  • All meals included and a personalised nutritional plan
  • Range of traditional and holistic therapies at your disposal
  • Homely, safe and supportive environment in which to recover
  • Peer support
  • Staff that are often recovering addicts who can offer guidance and support
  • Social activities and days out
  • Aftercare programmes.

Aftercare

Here at Addiction Advocates, we understand that the first 12 months of recovery are the most likely time for relapse to occur, which is why we provide a range of aftercare programmes to suit everyone’s needs.

Upon successful completion of your drug and alcohol rehab in Heston, you’ll complete a Relapse Prevention Plan, which will help guide you through the initial steps of sobriety.

However, this is not always enough to keep you on the straight and narrow, especially when life gets stressful. That is why our aftercare programmes are designed to set you up in life with adequate support to help you through any difficult patches.

Upon leaving the rehabilitation centre you’ll understand what warning signs to look out for and how to approach these through coping mechanisms or reaching out for support. Self care is often a signifier that relapse is imminent, as we often find self care slips before a relapse occurs.

We can introduce you to local support groups, such as Alcoholics Anonymous, who can often provide the best support for recovering addicts. Peer support is extremely powerful in helping individuals deal with difficult circumstances and a looming relapse.

It’s important that you fill your time with positive healthy life choices to help maintain your sobriety and our aftercare programmes can help you sustain this.

Next Steps

Call us on 0800 012 6088 or text HELP to 83222.

Sources

Understanding Addiction

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4553654/