Are you looking for drug and alcohol rehab near you? If the answer to these questions is “yes” then Addiction Advocates are here to help you.

It is essential that you choose the correct rehabilitation centre for you. No addict suffers with the effects of a drug or alcohol addiction the same as another addict – every person is different and so is every addiction.

We pride ourselves in getting to know you as an individual before your treatment begins, which allows us to create the best treatment programme that we can.

By calling us today via 0800 012 6088 or by texting HELP to 83222, you can make a huge stride in your life. We completely understand that asking for help is hard and the fact you are searching for “rehab near me” is a significant step forward.

It is an acceptance that you need assistance, and this is something that people suffering with an addiction often struggle with.

Why not call Addiction Advocates today to discuss your drug and alcohol abuse? We will be able to discuss all available options for your rehab in Notting Hill.

We will also be able to discuss a family and friend referral if you’re concerned about the welfare of a loved one or a friend.

 

The Signs of an Addiction

There are many reasons an addiction may develop, but there are several tell-tale signs which allude to the fact that someone has an addiction. If left unchecked, a drug or alcohol addiction can lay waste to someone’s life very quickly.

You may notice someone’s personality begin to change and a previously reliable and trustworthy person can become erratic or resort to dishonest behaviour in order to feed their habit.

You may also be aware of someone’s appearance changing, an addict may lose weight quickly and begin to develop an unkempt appearance.

If you are a colleague, you may notice that they are underperforming in their job, possibly to the extent it has cost them employment. If you are a friend or family member, you may have noticed fractious relations as the addiction takes over the person.

Someone who has a drug or alcohol addiction can lose everything in a very small space of time.

Unlike local NHS facilities or charity solutions, there’s no wait for our services and you can be admitted without delay. We will take the time required to get to know you and identify the root cause of your illness.

With this information available, we will be able to create a programme specifically for you and that caters to your preferences.

Why not call Addiction Advocates today for a no obligation consultation?

 

Drug or Alcohol Detox

When you are first admitted to our rehab clinic in Notting Hill, you will need to undergo a spell in our detox clinic. The length of your time in detox will be determined by the severity of your addiction.

This generally lasts from anywhere between a few days to a few weeks and there is no standard length of time – everyone is different.

Undoubtedly, your time in the rehab clinic will be one of the most difficult parts of your treatment. You will experience withdrawal symptoms as your access to drugs or alcohol is tapered away.

Withdrawal symptoms can be mild but can also be severe – such as vivid nightmares and extreme shaking and sweating.

People suffering with an addiction often attempt to go “cold turkey” to try and kick their habit, but the debilitating effect of withdrawal symptoms means that they are generally unsuccessful.

We do not recommend trying to detox by yourself due to the dangers that withdrawal symptoms can cause.

In our care, you will have access to a first class medically assisted detox. Our staff will be on hand to monitor your progress and safety 24 hours a day, and you will be issued with prescription medication if required.

Once your detox has been completed, your body will be free of the toxins caused by a period of sustained drug or alcohol abuse and you can commence the rest of our drug and alcohol services.

 

Addiction Treatment

All of our drug and alcohol treatment is geared around your long-term recovery and pertains to both your physical and psychological health. If we identify any underlying mental health issues, we will also treat these as part of dual diagnosis treatment.

Your treatment will be a mixture of more established methodology alongside holistic approaches. A lot of your treatment will involve Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and stress management.

This treatment takes place on a one to one basis. Group therapy will also be in place, allowing you to share your experiences and feelings with your fellow recovering addicts. This allows you to learn coping techniques from them and build up a support network for when you leave our care.

More holistic approaches, such as art therapy, exercise and yoga classes, allow you to get in touch with your creative side and unwind from the sometimes-difficult days you will have during your treatment.

 

Relapse prevention

When your treatment has been completed, you will be ready to return to your life in Notting Hill. You will have a new mentality and mindset and be prepared for the challenges facing you.

Recovery is an ongoing process and Addiction Advocates will provide you with all the tools you need for a life free from drugs and alcohol.

We will devise a plan with you to ensure you have full access to help with relapse prevention.

You will have 12 months of support available from us and our 24 hour helpline is manned by our staff, several of whom are themselves recovering addicts and are therefore best placed to guide you through any difficult days.

Please don’t delay and get in touch with Addiction Advocates today for an opportunity to remove drugs and alcohol from your life once and for all.