The Netherlands is one of the most drug-tolerant countries in Europe, as they allow legal cannabis use. With a drug tourism industry in cities such as Amsterdam is a big draw to people every year.
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Addiction is a condition that can affect anyone at any time. This is because it is a very serious medical condition that can be brought on by a wide range of factors, including:
- A genetic vulnerability to developing an addiction
- Past trauma such as sexual assault, homelessness, assault, loss of a loved one and ill health
- PTSD from trauma or the armed forces
- Dopamine deficiency
- High-stress working or living environment
All of these factors can lead to someone developing an addiction. While one person may be able to abuse drugs or alcohol for years without developing an addiction, others may experiment with drugs or alcohol once and develop a lifelong addiction.
It doesn’t matter if you are living with addiction as a recent development or have been struggling for years. It doesn’t matter. Help is still available to all those who need it and are ready and willing to put the work in to change their lives. Addiction help is not confined to one country. If you are struggling with addiction in the Netherlands, you still have options. All you need is a little bit of help to find them.
It is easy to access drugs and alcohol, having it always around you and tempting you even when you are trying to overcome your addiction. Trying to avoid temptation and work to overcome your addiction can be difficult when you are constantly surrounded by people who visit and abuse drugs and alcohol.
Avoiding temptation is always going to be difficult. That is why drug and alcohol rehab offer you the opportunity to get your treatment as an inpatient. This treatment option allows you to stay residentially for your entire treatment program and away from all drugs and alcohol.
This allows you to take the time you need for yourself to build up your mental and physical resilience before you return to everyday life. You will be supported every step of the way and provided with treatments that will not only make long-term recovery safe to do but also possible.
The Detox Process
The detox process is a key treatment that allows you to work towards long-term recovery. It does this by giving your body the chance to wean itself off of all drugs and alcohol over a ten-day period.
The detox process is famously portrayed by the media as the worst part of your time in alcohol and drug rehab. Still, it is important that you understand the difference between fact and fiction.
First of all, during the detox process, you won’t just be left to sweat out all the drugs and alcohol in your system. Instead, you will be carefully monitored by a team of medical staff. They are there to make sure that the withdrawal symptoms that you will experience never progress to the point of danger. The alcohol and drug detox is not something that should ever be attempted alone as you run the risk of experiencing any of the following withdrawal symptoms:
- Mood swings
- Hot flashes
- Light sensitivity
- Muscle pain
- Muscle spasms
Only with the help of the supervising medical team and the medication they can provide you is the detox safe. The medical team can stop your withdrawal symptoms before you are in danger. If you attempt to detox alone, you are putting your life in danger from the more serious withdrawal symptoms.
Tailored Treatment for You
Addiction is a very personal condition as it is often born from your own unique experiences that you will need help with to overcome.
As addiction is caused in different people for different reasons, treatments are offered in a drug and alcohol rehab centre in the Netherlands. Your experience needs to be tailor-made for your needs to give you the best possible chance at achieving long-term recovery.
This is done by first providing you with a unique drug and alcohol detox experience that will allow you to have your withdrawal symptoms managed by the medical team. This is done by seeing what you are addicted to and administering a medication that can mimic it and therefore trick your brain.
This relieves the withdrawal symptoms without hindering your body’s detox process. Another important way in which the treatments are tailored for you is through your therapy sessions.
A person’s mental health is complicated and requires specialised treatment to understand and treat it. Addiction is often born from a deeper mental health problem that needs the help of a therapist to uncover and treat.
As no two people are the same, neither are their brains. Each person is a unique case that needs specialised and personalised care so that they can learn how to manage their own addictions. Therapy is the best way to do all this, as you will work with your therapist to deal with your triggers and issues to learn how to manage your addiction.
Rehab treatments are designed to work for you so that you can overcome your addiction. It is a difficult process, but with the right care and support, it is more than possible for you to achieve long-term recovery.
With Addiction Advocates, we can help you every step of the way and talk you through the admissions process so that you can see it is nothing to worry about.
The admissions process for accessing help from a private drug and alcohol rehab centre is designed to be as accessible as possible. All you need to do is book in for a pre-admissions assessment which will only take 20 minutes, and then once you are cleared, you can pay the deposit for your treatments and book in.
It is that simple.
If you are ready to start your recovery journey, we are ready to help you. All you have to do is give us a call at 0800 012 6088.