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What is an Addiction?

An addiction is a chronic condition that causes you to develop an unhealthy attachment and need to continue to use a stimulant. A common misconception involving addiction is that you can only become addicted to a chemical stimulant such as alcohol or drugs. This, however, is simply not true.

An addiction is formed when you do anything that causes a rush of dopamine – the feel-good chemical in your brain. You can experience this rush from gambling, video games or sex, as well as drugs and alcohol.

At first, you simply enjoy the rush and try to replicate it again and again. However, as time passes, your brain will get used to this higher level of dopamine, so you will need a higher dose of whatever you are taking to get the same rush.

Eventually, your brain will believe that it needs this stimulant to produce any dopamine at all and cause you to crave it, causing you to experience anxiety, depression, and mood swings due to the lack of dopamine.

If these cravings are ignored, you will experience withdrawal symptoms; your body panics.

Now some addictions don’t lead to physical withdrawal symptoms, only mental ones, as they are not chemical addictions. This includes cannabis, sex, gambling, and video games.

Mental withdrawal symptoms include:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Insomnia
  • Paranoia
  • Restlessness
  • Mood swings
  • Irritability
  • Aggression
  • Inability to concentrate

While these symptoms are never pleasant, they are not a danger to your health and can’t be dealt with without attending a drug and alcohol rehab.

Physical withdrawal symptoms, however, can be very dangerous and include:

  • Headache
  • Measure
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhoea
  • Dehydration
  • Light sensitivity
  • Muscle pain
  • Muscle spasms
  • Fever
  • Delirium
  • Hallucinations
  • Seizures

If you experience withdrawal symptoms, you have undeniable proof that you are living with an addiction.


Signs of Alcohol and Drug Abuse

Most people haven’t got much experience with alcohol abuse and drug abuse, so they can’t identify it in themselves. Instead, simply read the following list carefully and see if anything applies to you.

  • You take prescription drugs not prescribed to you
  • You drink more than 30 units of alcohol a week
  • You regularly binge drink
  • You regularly binge drugs
  • You feel the need to hide your drug or alcohol use from people you can trust
  • You miss important events because you would prefer to be using drugs or alcohol
  • You miss work because of drugs or alcohol
  • You put yourself in danger to get more drugs or alcohol
  • You are withdrawing yourself from your friends and family
  • Your mental health is deteriorating
  • There is a history of addiction in your family
  • You were exposed to substance abuse from a young age

It can be easy to miss the warning signs in yourself. People spend so much time looking out they rarely have the chance to take stock of their own situations. Having an addiction is not the end of the world. However, you have options available to you that can help you safely deal with it so that you can one day achieve long-term recovery.

All you have to do is be willing to put yourself in the world so that you can learn how to manage your addiction.


Benefits of Private Drug and Alcohol Rehab

If you’re struggling with an addiction, Switzerland may be the best place to book yourself into a private drug and alcohol rehab centre. Private drug and alcohol rehab centres have a much higher proven success rate than alternative options such as treatment through the NHS.

This is because with private alcohol and drug rehab, all of your treatments are available as soon as you are ready. There are no wait lists or appointments to see if you can access the treatments. You simply need to call up and book in. Private rehab understands that speed plays a big role in if you have a successful recovery journey.

Your recovery is built around you and your needs. You have nothing to worry about, and you can just take the time to focus on yourself so you can overcome your addiction.


What Do I Gain from Going to Rehab Abroad?

By going to rehab abroad, you are taking yourself far away from an environment you are familiar with. This includes things that can cause you to experience triggers for your cravings and people who may be detrimental to your recovery.

When you are abroad, you have no excuse but to fully immerse yourself in your recovery. You have to take the time that you need to work on your physical and mental health so that you can one day achieve long-term recovery.


Get the Help You Deserve

With Addiction Advocates, we can help you find the drug and alcohol rehab centre that you need. Be it in Switzerland or anywhere else. We can book you into luxurious rehab facilities that are clean, safe, and run by fully qualified medical staff.

We understand that this is a difficult time for you and that you might not know where to start looking for the help that you need and deserve. That is why we are here. We aim to make this entire process as easy on you as possible by supporting you and what you want out of rehab.

We do this by taking the time to get to know you and your experiences involving substance abuse and addiction so that we can make sure you get what you need. This can feel a bit overwhelming. That is why we are here.

We have years of experience providing people with the rehab experiences they need for their individual needs. We can do the same for you if you will let us. All you have to do is give us a call at 0800 012 6088.

We hope to hear from you soon.


Frequently Asked Questions

Can I refer a friend or family member?
Yes! We have an excellent family referrals process in place. We understand how difficult it can be to go through an addiction, but we must remember it’s also very challenging to watch a loved one go through such a difficult time. Click here to find out more about our family and friend referrals.
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 is the difference between substance and behavioural addictions?
With substances such as alcohol and illegal and prescription drugs you can build up a physical as well as a psychological dependency to the substance itself. This is what most people think of when they think of addiction but you can also develop behavioural addictions to behaviours such as gambling, shopping or sex. These are often misunderstood but they can be very destructive and can be treated like other addictions in specialist rehabs.