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No one wants to become addicted to drugs and alcohol. Dependence creeps on slowly, and before you know it, you’re in the grip of addiction.
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Substance abuse robs you and your family of the chance of a better life. The person you thought you knew has been replaced by someone very different. An addict’s first thoughts are drugs and alcohol. Where can I get it? How long until I can drink or use drugs?
If this sounds like you or someone you know, drug and alcohol rehab in Reigate could save your life, help you rebuild relationships and give you a fresh start.
What are the signs of addiction?
The problem with addiction is that sometimes you can’t tell if someone is abusing substances or overdoing it on alcohol. Some addicts try their hardest to make themselves appear healthy and normal, but for others, it’s not easy. Here are the most common signs of addiction, starting with the physical:
-Lack of care over how they look, what they wear and personal appearance in general
-Skin looks dull, tired, spotty and drawn
-Weight loss or gain
Addictive behaviour – signs to look out for
Those dependent on drugs and alcohol may go to great lengths to hide their addiction. For others, it’s more noticeable.
-They’ve tried to stop taking drugs, but it hasn’t worked
-They know their addiction is harming them, but they keep abusing anyway – it’s like a compulsion
-Lying or dishonesty
-Losing enthusiasm for previously enjoyable activities. Dropping hobbies or activities as they can’t be bothered
-Becoming reclusive or rarely seeing friends and family. Rarely going out of the house, and if they do, it’s to buy drugs or alcohol or to hang out with other abusers
-Employment or school/college/university studies have suffered. They are behind in their work or have lost their job
-Taking no responsibility for caring duties such as looking after their family
Mental health symptoms
Addiction plays a fundamental role in mental health. Drugs and alcohol can make existing mental health conditions flare up, in the most extreme cases leading to suicide, hallucinations and schizophrenia.
-Depression, anxiety, paranoia or feeling dejected
-Bad temper, anger or irritability
-Feeling tired, lack of focus or concentration
-Problems with memory
-Lack of judgement
Pros and cons of private rehab
As a private drug and alcohol rehab provider in Reigate, Surrey, we offer the perfect environment to help people break free of addiction.
As private rehab is geared around treating addiction, all treatments are proven to help you break your habit. If you need treatment straight away, private rehab gives you this. There can sometimes be a short wait until a place becomes free, but most often, you can check within a day of your initial assessment.
For people in the grip of addiction, private rehab is the ideal place to unwind. As an inpatient, you won’t have to cook for yourself or think about mundane housekeeping tasks as you would at home. All meals and activities are provided, and a full schedule allows you to fully focus on your recovery without any distractions.
But what are the cons? Some people struggle to share a space with others, particularly if they are private people. Spending most of your time with strangers can be challenging, but everyone is recovering together, and other people often make new friends, bonded by their experiences of addiction.
The cost of paying for private rehab puts some people off. Payments can be spread as part of a finance plan to make the outlay more manageable.
What is withdrawal?
Years or even months of drug and alcohol abuse cause toxins in the body. At this point, you become addicted as your system gets used to the regular flow of alcohol and drugs in the bloodstream.
As part of rehab, people have to complete detox, which means fully stopping taking drugs and alcohol. Most people find the withdrawal process challenging and demanding on their body and mind. You’ll experience physical symptoms such as shakes, nausea, muscle pain and flu-like symptoms.
Mental health often suffers as well. During a two-week detox, you could feel irritable, anxious, depressed, restless, angry and exhausted. These feelings will pass; if they don’t, our medical team will prescribe short-term medication if appropriate to help you manage your mental health.
You’ll also take part in counselling to help manage any anxiety, depression and negative feelings that crop up or if you have a pre-existing mental health condition.
Is detoxing safe?
Patients can sometimes experience potentially dangerous side effects in detox, and it’s crucial to have medical professionals on hand who can spot the warning signs. Detoxing in the company of professionals, such as trained addiction specialists and doctors, is safe. Trying to detox on your own isn’t.
Coming off drugs and alcohol in a controlled medical setting, like a rehab centre, means someone is with you 24/7.
Our state-of-the-art rehab centre in Reigate offers detox to all patients; this is the first treatment you’ll undergo when you check in. All treatments focus on making you healthy again and combine talking therapies, psychotherapy, and holistic and complementary therapies.
Talking therapies are at the heart of your recovery. We offer CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy), DBT (dialectical behaviour therapy) and psychotherapy. Speaking with a trained counsellor helps you manage your thoughts, feelings and actions and helps you make positive choices in your healing and life after rehab.
We also expect all patients to participate in 12-step programmes, as they are very effective in helping former addicts work towards long-term recovery.
As an inpatient, you can try yoga, pilates and a range of exercise classes to help you relax and feel physically healthy.
If you’re interested and ready to start rehab, you need to speak with our admissions team. They’ll ask you many questions and suggest a treatment plan to meet your needs.
The call will take around 30 minutes; by the end, you’ll have a firm understanding of how they can help. You’ll have to put a deposit down to secure a place. If you need to start treatment immediately, a bed will likely be waiting for you.
Call our admissions team TODAY on 0800 012 6088.