Drug and alcohol addiction can wreak havoc on your personal and professional life. Oftentimes, people facing addiction deal with codependency, work issues, financial troubles and strained relationships. When these are not adequately dealt with, they can spiral, leading to mental health issues and more dependency on the substance.

Addiction can look different because no two people are the same. However, they all have a common denominator – enslavement to the substance.

Some people facing addiction are not yet ready to admit the problem. Sometimes, it takes a family member or friend to notice. Admitting you have a problem takes time and bravery. You may not fully believe you have a problem, but perhaps others can see it very clearly. Some people feel that they are not worthy of help or that their addiction isn’t bad enough to warrant drug and alcohol rehabilitation.


What Does Drug and Alcohol Addiction Look Like?

So how do you recognise the signs of addiction, and when do these need to be acted upon? The simple answer is anyone with one or more symptoms should consider reaching out for help. Whilst many self-help books and online groups are available, and the support is limited. Therefore, private drug and alcohol rehab is the best course of action, and addiction must be dealt with appropriately for your physical and mental health. Are you facing any of the following symptoms:

  • Drowsiness/problems focusing
  • Lack of motivation and interest in work/hobbies
  • Irritability or changes in mood/ anger issues
  • Memory problems
  • Lack of personal hygiene/ poor personal grooming habits
  • Financial troubles
  • Weight loss or weight gain
  • Anxiety/depression


Family Intervention Services are Available

If you are a family member that is concerned about someone that is abusing a substance, then please know that you do not have to deal with things alone. Oftentimes, a simple conversation does no good. They may brush off their addiction, and you may feel unheard when you broach the subject. It takes a professional voice sometimes to reach out to someone. That is why at Addiction Advocates, we offer a family intervention service.

We can productively facilitate a referral for a family member in a manner that appeals to them in a professional capacity. Anyone can learn about rehab and talk to us in a confidential manner. This can increase their receptivity to alcohol and drug rehab programme and help them break the stigma of rehab and warm to the idea of being in good hands. We appreciate it is a difficult situation to be placed in. However, intervention is the best thing for someone who is not willing or open-minded at this point to accept help.


A Walk-Through of Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation has very high success rates. The deluge of available psychotherapies and the proficiency of a multidisciplinary team is the perfect environment for success. When you enter a programme, you’ll also enter a facility that feels like home, with a team that guides and supports you around every corner.

Firstly, your body needs to undergo an alcohol and drug detox. There is a huge distinction between cold turkey withdrawal and medical withdrawal and that is why it should never be undertaken alone. Your drug and alcohol detox will be medically supervised, and you will be effectively weaned from the substance with minimal withdrawal symptoms. Detox often lasts around one week to ten days. There is not much time to elapse between the detoxification and the chosen psychotherapies, as this increases the chance of success.

Secondly, you will be entered into the next phase, which will be a series of psychotherapies targeted to your needs. We appreciate that there may be numerous factors at play. Therefore your mental health conditions will be appropriately dealt with and your physical health maintained. Psychotherapies that you may encounter will be CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy), Counselling sessions (Group and Individual), Art Therapy, and Physical Therapies (Yoga/Mindfulness). These therapeutic sessions address multiple issues, including family worries. We encourage family participation, which is why you’ll find family sessions in your therapy.

Your physical health will be preserved and improved, and nutrition will play a vital role in this. We encourage getting out into nature, being active, and partaking in art therapy. This is an excellent method of expressing yourself and your feelings in a cathartic way. Art therapy has been a therapeutic form of treatment for many years. During your stay, you will have time to chat to others, meet new people, make friends and spend time alone to reflect and recharge within a luxurious environment. All your physical and nutritional needs are taken care of also.


What is Aftercare?

You may wonder how anyone ever wants to leave rehab, and the truth is, sometimes it can feel uncomfortable to remove yourself from a supportive environment. However, the main benefit of private rehab is an aftercare plan. This aims attention at relapse prevention, to ensure long term sobriety is obtained. An aftercare plan will be tailor made, to suit your needs. Compassion, sensitivity and support are the key elements of rehab, and we want to ensure that you receive this after you leave us. With tools and tips for your everyday life, you can be sure that you will be able to make informed choices and deal with everyday situations dynamically.

An aftercare plan encapsulates long-term support and communication when you return home. This means that you can reintegrate with ease, knowing you are not alone. Private rehab is a comprehensive plan that is built to succeed. We want to help you learn as much as possible about rehab, so do not hesitate to contact us. You can find as much information as you need and make informed decisions about your rehab journey.


Contact Us

For more information on how we can help you achieve sobriety and get the help you truly deserve, please get in touch with us today. We are available round the clock, and our friendly team is ready and willing to guide you. Don’t hesitate to contact us at 0800 012 6088 or Text HELP to 83222. Your journey to success can start today.


Frequently Asked Questions

What is a family intervention?
Sometimes the person with the addiction is in denial about their problem, but their substance use and associated behaviour can cause problems for loved ones and others around them. A family intervention is a process where family members and other loved ones can confront the addict – in a calm, controlled and structured way – with the impact their drinking or drug use is having on those around them.
How long does rehab last?
Unfortunately, there is no straightforward answer to that. The average stay at rehab lasts around 28 days, but ultimately it will depend on the nature and severity of your addiction. Some patients are good to go after the detox clinic, around 10 days, whereas some patients need much longer, up to 12 weeks.
What happens after an intervention?
After the addiction intervention, you must stick to everything promised. If the addict agrees to go to a treatment facility, you must provide all of the additional support promised during the intervention. If the person refuses to seek help for their addiction, you must adhere to all of the consequences set out during the intervention.