Are you concerned you’re not in control in the amount of drugs or alcohol you consume? Do you think you would benefit from a residential rehab to help to heal your body and mind?

Are you from the Wakefield area? If you are, then Addiction Advocates are here for you and we have no wait for our services, meaning we can begin to help you regain control of your life immediately.

Call Addiction Advocates without delay on 0800 012 6088 or text HELP to 83222 – the longer you leave your addiction, the harder it is to be corrected. We can help you to answer questions you will no doubt have, such as “how does rehab work?” and other queries you might have about your residential rehab in Wakefield.


Your rehab in Wakefield

It is possible for you to come off drugs and alcohol by yourself, but it is well known to be difficult to make this a permanent success with the absence of professional help – the longer your addiction has occurred for, the harder it is, and trying go “cold turkey” and undergoing a self-appointed detox without medical support can be extremely dangerous.

Fortunately, the UK has highly developed residential rehab services and we are proud of what we have to offer at Addiction Advocates. Our treatments combine medical, physical and psychological techniques that can help an addict to overcome a drug or alcohol addiction.

These kinds of services are available on the NHS, and you can be referred to a rehab clinic by your GP. However, government cuts have seen drug and alcohol addiction treatment on the NHS develop long waiting lists. Private rehab may not be cheap, but you can be admitted immediately, and we can find a suitable treatment programme for your budget. Our rehab centre provides support 24 hours a day, 365 days a week and our highly trained and supportive team are here to tend to your needs.

We will also perform a full physical and psychological assessment when you’re admitted to our care so that we can learn about you and come to understand you. Addiction Advocates are proud to say no two of our clients will receive the same treatment. We are committed to treating you as an individual at all points during your treatment programme. Every person is different, and every person is harmed by addiction in different ways.


Am I an addict?

When considering this very difficult question, it’s important to be aware that addiction is not a choice – it is an illness. If you have developed a drug or alcohol addiction, it isn’t because you’re a bad person, or you have a bad attitude, or because you’re a failure. You have developed a drug or alcohol addiction because these substances are designed specifically to get people hooked on consuming them.

Drug and alcohol use have a profound impact on how the body and mind will function. The more you consume, the more your mind alters to believe you’re unable to survive without them. This dependency then causes another difficulty, when the idea of giving up these substances causes upset and pain. This is how addiction begins.

The brain will “reward” a drug or alcohol user with a pleasurable high. This is when replaced by the lowest low upon attempting to go without them.


How does rehab work?

The first thing to consider is that a course of residential rehab is not easy, and your success will be massively dependent on you. Are you committed to getting free of drugs or alcohol? Are you ready to take your addiction head on? Are you prepared to see your treatment programme through from start to finish?

We request a 28-day commitment from you, allowing you to fully engage in your rehab. This will include a detox which can last anything from two to three days to two weeks. This period of time is determined by the severity of your drug or alcohol addiction.

During your detox, it’s essential that you remain clear of drugs or alcohol in order to allow your body to recover from the affects of abuse and to flush out any toxins. This is why a residential rehab is often the best kind of treatment – under our care you’ll not be able to access drugs or alcohol.

There’s no shying away from the fact that detox is the most challenging part of your treatment. Detox can be extremely painful and unpleasant on both a physical and mental basis. You may feel like giving up and returning to your life of drug or alcohol use to ease this pain. To counteract this, you’ll be supervised around the clock by our medical team, who can issue you with prescription drugs such as Naltrexone or Buprenorphine to help to ease the discomfort of withdrawal symptoms.

You’ll also be able to take part in therapy sessions both on an individual and a group basis. Individual sessions will allow us to build on your initial physical and psychological assessment and treat the root cause of your illness. This is one of the biggest advantages of residential rehab – people treated on an outpatient basis very rarely get the opportunity to be correctly diagnosed and treated.


Your rehab journey

Completing your rehab is just the start of your recovery journey. Once you’ve completed your 28-day stay with Addiction Advocates in Wakefield, we’ll continue to offer you guidance and support with our aftercare.

During your time with us, you’ll undergo therapy in order to get to the root cause of your illness and to minimise the chances of you suffering from a relapse. You will learn new coping mechanisms to help you deal with your return to your normal life.

Residential rehab is proven to be successful. With Addiction Advocates, you’ll receive all the tools you need to turn your life around. We understand making that first call is tough and you may feel embarrassed – but once you do ask us for help, we are ready and waiting to make a real difference to you. Please call Addiction Advocates now on 0800 012 6088 or text HELP to 83222.