We frequently see people who are suffering from an addiction to alcohol or drugs, attempting to hide their addiction or downplay their symptoms.

Even today, there is still a stigma surrounding addiction as some people wrongly perceive it to be a choice or a weakness.

There is no need to feel embarrassed or ashamed about living with a drug or alcohol addiction, the bravest thing you can do is to open up and ask for support; this is when our drug and alcohol Ruislip can help you.

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You may not even realise the huge impact that drug or alcohol addiction is having on your life, particularly if you’re in denial about your condition which so many people are. Addiction truly does have an impact on every aspect of your life, most noticeably on your physical and psychological health.

The toxins with drugs and alcohol deteriorate your physical health quite quickly leaving you with a pale or unwell appearance, bloodshot eyes, sudden weight changes, skin sores, and more prone to developing liver disease, heart disease, stroke, and diabetes.

Similarly, your psychological health can deteriorate very quickly as you may notice increased anxiety, depression, bipolarity, stress, paranoia, loneliness, and even suicidal thoughts.

Suffering from a drug addiction or alcohol addiction also drastically impacts your relationships with family and friends as they struggle to come to terms with the damage you’re causing yourself and your new destructive behaviours.

We’ve seen so many families torn apart and so many relationships break down as a result of addiction; don’t let this happen to you and your loved ones. The awful effects of addiction can also impact your performance at work as you struggle to perform as well as you once did, leaving you at risk of dismissal.

This puts increased pressure on you financially as you attempt to fund the expensive habit that is drug or alcohol addiction; this has led many people to take part in criminal activities just so they can fund their substance abuse.

There is a way out of this vicious circle, and you must get out of it. Now is the time to make a change and get in touch with our drug and alcohol rehab Ruislip.


Common Signs and Symptoms of Drug and Alcohol Addiction

As we mentioned above, we understand the desire to want to hide your addiction from friends and family, even to hide it from yourself. It’s a difficult thing to admit, but if you want to get better then you have to acknowledge your addiction so that you can begin your rehabilitation.

If you have concerns about a loved one or if you need some justification that you really do have an addiction which requires immediate professional treatment, then these are some common signs and symptoms to look out for before contacting a rehabilitation centre right away.

  • Do you have withdrawal symptoms when you’re consuming the substance?
  • Have you had relationships with family or friends break down as a result of your addiction?
  • Have you experienced problems with your physical or mental health because of your addiction?
  • Do you consume alcohol or drugs throughout the entire day?
  • Have you ever missed an important life event because of your addiction?
  • Do you have experience constant cravings for your next ‘fix’?
  • Do you feel as though you’ve lost control over your drug or alcohol consumption?


The benefits of Drug or Alcohol Detoxification

In addition to your psychological and well-being therapies which could include psychotherapy, stress management, counselling, relapse prevention, CBT, mediation therapy, mindfulness, art therapy, yoga, relaxation and sleep management, low level laser therapy, and nutritional supplement therapy, we will usually recommend that you also undergo a drug or alcohol detoxification.

We want you to know that we appreciate how nerve wracking it can be to go through a detox, however, please feel assured that we’re there with you every step of the way, ensuring you’re safe and secure as your consumption of drug or alcohol is gradually reduced.

Whilst you may experience some uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms, our fantastic medical team will be on hand to administer prescribed medication as needed to ease your discomfort.

This is why it’s crucial that you only ever attempt a drug or alcohol detox under the expert supervision of a professional drug and alcohol rehab.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is our Admissions Process?
When you’re prepared to take on this challenging yet highly rewarding experience, give our friendly admissions team a call or an email. They will answer any questions you may have about our drug and alcohol rehab Ruislip and invite you to a pre-screening assessment if you’re happy to go ahead. This will be a great opportunity to assess your physical and psychological health and generally get to know you better. This assessment will then allow us to design the most suitable addiction treatment programme for you, maximising the effectiveness of your rehabilitation.
Do we support your Mental Health during your Addiction Treatment?
Yes, this is integral to your recovery. It’s so important to take care of your mental health, whether you’re suffering from an addiction to alcohol or drugs or not. Our team are highly trained and very motivated to helping you improve your mental health during your stay at our drug and alcohol rehab Ruislip. We’re also well prepared to support a dual diagnosis should you have one; this is when a person is suffering from poor mental health in addition to a drug or alcohol addiction.
What are some Symptoms of Addiction?
When it comes to addiction, you will no doubt experience negative physical and psychological symptoms. Your physical health can quickly deteriorate, leaving you at much higher risk of developing liver disease, heart disease, and diabetes. You may notice signs of fatigue, sudden change in weight, slurred speech, bloodshot eyes, vomiting, insomnia, and memory problems. Your psychological health is also dramatically affected by alcohol or drug addiction, leaving you prone to depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, paranoia, loneliness, bipolarity, and stress.