Addiction can create a circle of misery for both the person with the substance abuse problem but also for partners, children, parents and other friends, family and loved ones.Littlehampton
Addiction is often accompanied by negative behaviours that could include lying and dishonesty, criminal behaviour related to securing money for the substance or the substance itself, spending money that should be spent elsewhere, mood swings and violent behaviour.
This can put an intolerable strain on relationships, even if the person with the problem doesn’t mean to hurt those around them. Admitting that you have a problem can be a difficult first step and some people will be in self-denial regarding the extent of their issues.
Family and friend referral is often the first step in fact, where someone close to the person refers them to drug and alcohol services. In the long run, the person with the addiction must consent to treatment and commit to their own recovery.
It’s not the right choice for everyone but family intervention can represent a turning point for many people in facing up to their problems and choosing to seek help.
Why choose Rehab in Littlehampton?
Even when you have taken the important step of admitting that you need help, there is still plenty to think about. There are different kinds of drug and alcohol treatment available and not every option is suitable for every individual and their own situation.
One option is the type of outpatient or community-based drug and alcohol services that are typically available through the NHS. These certainly have value and also some benefits.
When taking part in an outpatient programme for drug and alcohol abuse you do not have to take time out from your life, which may be important if you have family or work commitments. It is also cheaper (or free if the programme is through the NHS) but there are also drawbacks with this type of addiction treatment.
Firstly, you will still be surrounded by all the people, places and situations that are associated with your drug or alcohol consumption. This can make it very hard to stay away, especially when you are trying to quit and physical and psychological withdrawal symptoms start to kick in.
You will also need to manage your own appointments and attend relevant treatment sessions, which can be difficult to do as many people struggle with organisation and reliability whether they are still using or recently clean.
At a purpose-built rehabilitation centre you will be in a safe, calm environment away from your usual triggers. You will have all the time you need to devote purely to getting clean and sober and then learn the skills, mindsets and strategies you will need to remain that way.
You will have the best round the clock support available while you do so, provided by fully trained and experienced workers who want only the best for you on your recovery journey.
Many people working in the field of addiction recovery have lived through similar problems themselves but even where they have not, you will find only professional and completely non-judgemental attitudes.
Attending a Detox Clinic
Another key reason to choose a rehab centre in Littlehampton rather than opting for an outpatient programme is that you will be able to undergo a fully supervised detox. Detoxification – the process during which your body metabolises the drugs and alcohol in your system – can be a very tricky and sometimes even a dangerous stage.
Habitual use of drugs or alcohol causes your body and brain to build up a tolerance. They come to rely on certain chemicals being present and when they are suddenly withdrawn you can experience a wide range of unpleasant withdrawal symptoms.
Despite the fact that it is freely and legally available, alcohol withdrawal can be one of the worst types. Physical symptoms can include headaches, nausea, sweating, tremors and, at the most extreme end, can even cause seizures.
The exact symptoms experienced will vary depending on a number of factors, including your general physical and mental health, the type of substance involved and the length and heaviness of usage.
They can all be extremely unpleasant, however, and many people fail at this hurdle, especially when trying to combat their addiction without professional help.
At a detox clinic you will have expert support and medical supervision – which may include prescription medication where appropriate – to help you complete your drug or alcohol detox in as painless a way as possible.
Other Addiction Treatment and Relapse Prevention
Getting the drugs successfully out of your system is obviously a huge step forward but it is only a part of your journey towards a lasting recovery. You will also need the tools and knowledge to avoid going straight back to bad habits or succumbing to a relapse further down the line.
This generally means exploring and addressing the root causes behind your addiction and substance misuse.
This can involve a wide range of treatments but talking therapies such as group therapy, one to one counselling and cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) generally play a major part. Other supplementary therapies such as art therapy, mindfulness and stress management can also be valuable.
There is a link between mental health issues and addiction and this relationship can be complex. Dual diagnosis treatment can help you to work on any mental health issues at the same time as you tackle your addiction and substance misuse.
A holistic programme will combine a number of different approaches to help you understand your behaviour in order to change it. This can help you to stay clean and sober in the long-term, as the battle does not end when you leave rehab behind.
Contact us today to find out how we can help you to beat your addiction and move forward into a new, healthier life.
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What We Offer
Free Telephone Assessment
This is done to assess what sort of help is needed so we can recommend an addiction treatment service that can provide the best help possible.
All calls are strictly confidential and are carried out by a trained healthcare professional.
No obligation recommendations are made after a full assessment of yourself or loved ones situation is fully made.
Recommendations include specialist addiction treatment programmes in CQC regulated facilities based throughout the UK.
If you are unable to afford private treatment then public healthcare and charities would also be recommended to you.
How We Can Support You
We have a large number of helpful services available to help give you the best possible support when it comes to dealing with addiction.
Just some of the services we can offer includes:
- Free confidential telephone assessment
- Recommending CQC regulated residential addiction treatment providers
- Arranging for an intervention, if needed
- Insights into how different therapies and evidence based treatments work
- How detoxification works and what is the most safest option
- What type of rehab and detox programmes would be best suited for yourself or loved one
- Recommendations of the best providers in your area
Why Choose Us?
We can help take the stress out of finding an addiction treatment provider by recommending only the best options available that fully suits your criteria.
The help and advice we can provide includes making sure that your journey towards recovery is one that can definitely be achieved.
Taking the step towards recovery can be incredibly tough but we are here to put your concerns at ease by giving you insights into the safety of undertaking residential addiction treatment and how it can put you on the path towards long lasting recovery from addiction.
Our team of advisors have extensive experience and knowledge about the subject of addiction and the treatment provided so if you have any questions then they will be more than happy to help.
Get started today by calling our friendly team today on 0800 012 6088.