Whatever your situation may be, here at Addiction Advocates, we can offer guidance, we can offer professional insights, we can offer referrals into rehab. To gauge where you stand with drugs and alcohol, to understand the necessity of professional withdrawal services, to appreciate the deteriorating cycle of addiction, reach out to our team.
Addiction can affect anyone. It’s believed that some people may be more predisposed to developing a serious addiction problem but it can still strike anyone, regardless of where you live, how much you earn, or how educated you are. Lancashire as a whole has higher rates of substance and alcohol misuse compared to the country as a whole but addiction is an increasingly common problem throughout the UK and globally. There is no shame in seeking help for a drug or alcohol addiction. In fact, admitting you have a problem and looking for ways to beat it is a hugely positive thing to do and looking for rehab in Morecambe can be a massive step forward.
How rehab centres can help
Addiction is considered to be a disease or disorder of the brain. The American Psychiatric Association says:
“Addiction is a complex condition, a brain disease that is manifested by compulsive substance use despite harmful consequence. People with addiction (severe substance use disorder) have an intense focus on using a certain substance(s), such as alcohol or drugs, to the point that it takes over their life. They keep using alcohol or a drug even when they know it will cause problems.”
It adds that addiction essentially ‘rewires’ the brain, leaving people with a substance use disorder to have distorted thinking, behaviours and physical functions. This makes it increasingly difficult for the addict to resist the compulsion to keep drinking or using drugs, even though they know it will have negative consequences. It is also a key reason why so many people find it so difficult to quit without professional help.
By finding you the right drug and alcohol rehab in Morecambe, we can give you the best chance to get off drink or drugs for good. Like any disease, addiction to alcohol or drugs can be treated and drug rehab UK centres have a wealth of experience in doing just that. They are staffed by qualified experts who will provide the support, supervision and medical assistance you need to get clean and sober. Just as importantly, they will help you to gain the tools and knowledge you need to remain that way once you have left, helping you to move forward into a future that is free of drink and drugs.
What to expect from your drug and alcohol rehabilitation
We can work to find you the rehab centre in Morecambe that best suits your needs. The facilities and treatment options on offer can vary between different places and treatment programmes will also be tailored to suit the individual. We do not use a ‘one size fits all approach’ because we know that everyone’s situation is different, but there are some common factors that you might expect from a stay in rehab for a drug or alcohol addiction.
One is the availability of a detox clinic or programme. This is very important as it is the part of the rehabilitation process that involves you metabolising or flushing the actual drink or drugs from your system. This is best done in a supervised and systematic way, with all the support and medical assistance you need. As well as the time it takes to actually process the toxic substances, there will be accompanying psychological and physical withdrawal symptoms, which can be severe and last a lot longer. Going ‘cold turkey’ on your own – or even with the help of friends or family who are well-meaning but do not have the experience – can be dangerous and is also less likely to succeed.
Detox is an important step but beating an addiction is a marathon, not a sprint. There is still plenty of work to do once your system is clean as cravings will persist and relapse remains a danger. A complete drug and alcohol treatment plan will also consider your long term recovery once you have left the treatment centre and will aim to equip you with the tools you need to remain clean and sober moving forward. This will generally mean exploring the underlying and root causes of your addiction, which can be very complex. Coping strategies and knowledge about addiction and how it affects you can also be very valuable. To this end you might participate in a range of therapies, counselling and workshops as part of an overall treatment programme. Aftercare and support networks once you leave can also help prevent you from falling off the wagon.
Making the most of a stay in drug and alcohol treatment centre
Even with the support and facilities that can be provided in a rehab centre in Morecambe or elsewhere in the UK, beating addiction is never easy. You must still want to turn your life around and put in the hard work. We can help and give you the best possible chance but no one can do it for you.
Admitting that you have a problem and looking into the sort of help available at a rehab or treatment centre is a huge and positive step but it is only one part of an ongoing process. A stay in rehab is generally quite structured, with therapies and treatment sessions scheduled at regular times. If you participate openly and honestly, this can be very valuable. Don’t forget that this will be one of the most non-judgemental places you are ever likely to find yourself. Staff are used to working with people in recovery who come from a wide range of situations.
It will usually be your choice whether to socialise beyond group therapy sessions but other residents will also be in a similar boat. You should take the time in rehab to really focus on your own recovery though and everyone’s journey is different.
If you feel you are ready to take the next big step towards a healthier, happier life beyond addiction, call us today in complete confidence to find out how we can help.