It has been estimated that over a million Swedish people regularly drink enough alcohol to cause themselves serious health and social problems. Thousands of people across Sweden also resort to using drugs such as heroin, cocaine and cannabis on a regular basis.

Drug or alcohol addiction can affect anyone at any time in their life, no matter their job, income, housing situation, gender, sexuality or religion. It is a serious matter that can drastically change a person’s life.

Addiction is not a condition that people should be afraid to talk about. Nowadays, people are more open about their mental health than ever and accepting of people who need help.

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If you are struggling with an addiction, there is something very simple you must understand. Your addiction does not define you. You are not a bad person or a criminal for having an addiction. You are just a person living with a medical condition that needs help.

It does not matter if you are addicted to alcohol or drugs. You can buy easily and legally or to a class drug that is highly controlled and illegal to buy. Rehab services do not care. You are safe to be open and honest because there are laws in place to protect you.

Your past struggles with addiction and the things you did to get drugs or alcohol are simply things that need to be dealt with. You have no reason to be ashamed or scared. Millions of people in Sweden struggle just like you do.

Deciding to make a positive change in your life so that you can overcome to your addiction, that is what defines you. The strength and drive to make the decision to say goodbye to drugs and alcohol.

You just need to know where to start.


What are the Signs and Symptoms of Drug and Alcohol Abuse?

At this point in your journey, you may not be sure if you actually have a drug or alcohol addiction or not.

This is perfectly normal as many people do not have much frame of reference as to what an addiction looks like. However, understanding addiction and how it can manifest in your behaviours and feelings is an important step towards achieving long term recovery.

You may have an addiction if you:

  • Start your day thinking about drugs or alcohol until you have your first use of the day
  • End your day with using drugs or alcohol and thinking about them as you go to sleep
  • Use prescription drugs not prescribed for you
  • Use more prescription drugs than in your prescribed dose
  • Continue to use prescription drugs after the pain has ended
  • Put yourself in danger in order to get more drugs or alcohol
  • Broke the law to get more drugs or alcohol through their stealing to pay for it or buying a controlled substance
  • Feeling the need to hide your drug or alcohol use from people you can trust
  • Missing important events and occasions because you would prefer to use drugs or alcohol
  • Missing work because of drugs or alcohol
  • Planning your day around when you can next have drugs or alcohol

For certain addictions, one clear way to tell if you have one or not is if you experience withdrawal symptoms when you go without drugs or alcohol. Withdrawal symptoms can be very dangerous, so it is recommended that if you do start to experience them that you get yourself to a drug and alcohol rehab facility as soon as possible.

The withdrawal symptoms can include:

  • Nausea
  • Headache
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhoea
  • Mood swings
  • Chills
  • Hot flashes
  • Goosebumps
  • Light sensitivity
  • Muscle pain
  • Muscle spasms
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Insomnia
  • Paranoia
  • Delirium
  • Dehydration
  • Hallucinations
  • Seizures


Benefits of Going to Private Drug and Alcohol Rehab

Addiction is not something you should try to deal with alone. On the contrary, you need specialised care to safely overcome it. You need treatments performed by the best possible medical staff members, and you need to be kept as safe and as comfortable as possible while you are trying to work on yourself.

With private drug and alcohol rehab centres, you have access to the best possible medical care allowing your recovery to go smoothly. You will be able to receive each of your treatments one after the other as you will be staying in the luxurious treatment facility.

You will be able to stay in the facility for 28 days and have everything you need provided. In those 28 days, all of your treatments will be completed so by the time you leave the facility, all you will need is the aftercare services and follow-up therapy sessions to make sure that you are continuing to make good progress.


How Can I Get Addiction Treatment Abroad?

You can access addiction treatment abroad by first fully understanding what it is you need to see from a alcohol and drug rehab centre. The last thing you want is to spend the extra money on a rehab centre abroad only to realise they cannot fully cater to your needs.

You need to make sure that you will be in a safe and constructive environment for your entire stay. We can help you with all of this.


How We Can Help

At Addiction Advocates, we make sure you have everything you need to book a rehab abroad. We do this by offering you a safe rehab experience. We simply need you to tell us about your specific needs and experiences with addiction so that we can refer you to the right kind of rehab centre.

This will be a stressful time for you, but we are here to make this transition just a little bit easier by providing you with our know  how and experience with rehab centres.

If you are ready to start your journey and would like to take to a member of our team, all you need to do is give us a call at 0800 012 6088. A member of our team is standing by to help you in any way they can


Frequently Asked Questions

How private is a stay in rehab?
From the moment you first contact us through the admission process to the actual stay and treatment, everything is kept in the strictest confidence. The rehab environment itself is discrete and secure and personal details are kept strictly inhouse. Communication with family members and others will only be undertaken with your guidance and agreement.
Can family members visit me during rehab?
Seeing family members can be valuable during your stay in rehab and in some cases family therapy can be a central part of your therapies and treatment. This will be overseen by a therapist however and you will be consulted before any arrangements are made. The addict is not the only person affected by their actions, which is why we can also offer family intervention services prior to admission to rehab.
How can you talk to someone with a drug or alcohol addiction?
It’s never an easy conversation to have for either party involved, but it’s such an important one to be had. The person suffering from a drug or alcohol addiction will likely find it much more difficult to talk about than you will, so it’s important to remember this before beginning the conversation. The best thing to do is firstly make sure you’ve done your research on drug and alcohol addiction. This will enable you to correctly discuss the symptoms and behaviours that your loved one is experiencing and allows you to effectively talk about treatment options at a drug and alcohol rehab.