Drug and alcohol addiction is a very real problem that must be combatted sensitively and proactively. The need to consume an addictive substance can often be overwhelming, leading to the necessity of consumption daily.

The signs and symptoms that flag up early should be immediately detected and subsequently acted upon. You should consider assistance if you or a loved one suffers from addiction. Talking to professional people will unburden you and offer you valuable information that is non-judgemental.


Signs You or a Loved One Requires Rehab

Noticing the signs early can assist you in gaining the help you need before your addiction wreaks havoc on your life. Addiction affects your mental and physical health, leading to potential long-term problems. As in most addiction cases, the key element is awareness. The realisation of having a problem can lead you into the hands of experts. Here are some key signs to note:

  • Constantly crave the substance almost 24/7 or at least daily
  • Troubles at work/relationships
  • Neglect to personal hygiene and appearance
  • Anxiety/depression
  • Anger issues/frustration
  • Withdrawn from social activities
  • Sleep issues

Everyday substance consumption can lead to difficult times at work and home. You may have already tried to set an end goal. However, it can be difficult to navigate this alone. Going ‘cold turkey’ can be very dangerous for your health. You must never undertake a drug and alcohol detox alone. It can be detrimental to your mental and physical health. When addiction takes hold, it can often blind you to the bigger picture. If you or yourself have changed their behaviours and even any subtle changes will create a very important picture.


What Happens in Drug and Alcohol Rehab?

Rehabilitation is the best option for anyone facing addiction. Alcohol and drug rehab is a collaborative effort to ensure your journey to sobriety. Rehab is a refuge, a place that will combine mental and physical therapies to remove the substance from your body, as well as mitigate any mental health conditions that may have plagued you. Mental illness and addiction often come hand in hand, and rehab explores all of these avenues with psychotherapy and counselling.

You will have your own private space in drug and alcohol rehab, in a luxury and comfortable room that will serve as a safe haven for you. You won’t be disconnected from the outside world. This is a myth that we like to dispel. We want you to keep connected, and even get your family/friends involved with your journey. Often this is achieved through family and group counselling sessions. This allows you to heal broken relationships and forge new trusts. It may not be an easy process at times, but it will certainly be a process of discovery and healing.

The most imperative element of private rehab is the aftercare plan. This is not readily available with public rehab programmes. Aftercare focuses solidly on maintaining your sobriety, initiating networking for your life outside rehab and giving you the support you deserve. Rehab is often separated into three core phases which include:

  1. Detox
  2. Psychotherapies/counselling
  3. Aftercare


The Detox Process

Detox is a process undertaken in a strict and safe medical environment. This is because a team of dedicated professionals will be with you the entire time to ensure that you are secure, healthy and coping with any withdrawal symptoms. We usually see some patients in detox experiencing typical symptoms such as: trouble sleeping, flu-like symptoms, anxiety. These do not last long and should not trouble you too much. An alcohol and drug detox removes all the toxins from your body, allowing your body to heal and your mind to become clearer. Detox often lasts around 7 days.


How Does Residential Rehab Therapy Treat Addiction?

Addiction often has consequences on your personal life as well as contributing to types of neuropsychological deficiencies. Among them are the problems relating to cognitive functioning and alterations in decision-making. When this occurs, your brain must be adequately retrained to first determine the reasons behind addiction, as well as prevent them from reoccurring.

Rehab combines a multidisciplinary team with counselling and a support network that is defined to assist and improve brain function, altering moods and with the help of CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy), allows you to determine triggers and adapt your behaviour in a healthy way. Decision making will be clear, and you’ll gain the tools you need to take into your new chapter. Your neurological performance will be improved. These therapies are world-renowned and have exceptionally high success rates.

Our cognitive rehabilitation sessions are led by our team of psychologists and will allow you to delve into areas of your life that may be untouched. Past traumas, present problems and worries will be addressed. Often, people suffering from addiction will feel alienated and struggle to control their moods. Once these are levelled out and the tools are implemented to control these emotions, you are less and less likely to want to return to your old habits.

When we implement aftercare plans, we also allow you to gain access to your counsellors long after you leave rehab. This is completely at your discretion, you can talk directly on phone or Zoom, and any follow up sessions will be part of your package. We never want any of our patients to feel that their support ends when they walk out of the door. This isn’t the case. Addiction recovery is a commitment and we are committed to helping you stay sober, and stay happy and healthy.


Seek Help with us Today in Kempston Hardwick

If you are concerned about yourself or someone else that is suffering from addiction, we are here to assist every step of your journey. One simple call or line of communication and we will be able to assess you and give you the information you need to make the best informed decisions about your health. We want you to feel in control. Please call us today on 0800 012 6088 or Text HELP To 83222.


Frequently Asked Questions

How Do You Deal With Withdrawal Symptoms?
As mentioned previously, withdrawal is not something that should be attempted at home without medical support. Attending a rehabilitation centre with a detox clinic where you can have your withdrawal symptoms managed through careful medication is the safest way to experience drug and/or alcohol detox.
How do I pick the right rehabilitation programme? 
Your first question might be, ‘How do I find a rehab near me?’ but there are many factors to consider when choosing the best rehab for you, of which location is one. You might not be in the best place mentally to deal with these questions when in the grip of an addiction, but we can help guide you through the options and find the right rehab for your own personal circumstances.
When is it time for an intervention?
Very often, an addict won’t even realise the extent of their problems and the effects that their addiction is having on themselves and others. If you have started to notice their addiction is changing them or is affecting them or others, then you should think about an intervention.