A lot of people can put off attending a professional drug and/or alcohol rehab in order to overcome a burgeoning or well-established addiction present in their life.

Accepting that you have developed a serious problem with substance abuse or alcohol abuse can be a difficult moment in your life, but this all-important first step leads to only good things, should you make the decision to act on this first step and continue on the path to recovery.

Below, we will be going through some of the key reasons as to why you should attend a professional residential rehab programme, and hopefully put to bed any concerns that you may have about the rehab admission process.

We will highlight the beneficial reasons to go to rehab, what to expect from rehab, and answer the much-asked question, “Do I need rehab?”


What To Expect From Rehab

The length of time that you will spend in treatment at a rehabilitation centre and the forms of treatment that you can be expected to face vary from person to person.

When you initially reach out to a rehab centre, such as Addiction Advocates, you will need to provide details of your medical health as well as your current mindset.

It is crucial that you are honest and frank with the staff who are interviewing you prior to you attending treatment, as the information that you give will help the staff to form the best treatment plan for you — so lying only harms your own chances of recovery.

Furthermore, private residential rehab is not free, and some of the higher-end facilities can be very expensive. While you will likely feel the benefit of the extra price in terms of enjoying a long-term and successful recovery, lying to the staff about your commitment to recovery and personal history will only harm your recovery plan, meaning you have wasted a valuable opportunity.


Acceptance Of Your Addiction Is Key

As stated previously, coming to the acceptance that you have an addiction is no small feat, but it is vital that you come to this realisation if you haven’t already.

If you are still unsure if you really need to attend rehab, then one useful technique can be to ask yourself the series of questions featured directly below.

  • Have you found yourself considering attending rehab for drug or alcohol abuse previously?
  • Has your drug and/or alcohol consumption lead to you losing your job and/or general financial instability?
  • Do you think that you have lost control of your drug and/or alcohol consumption?
  • Are you in the habit of hiding your drug and/or alcohol consumption from friends or family?
  • Have you found yourself experiencing withdrawal symptoms — such as headaches, queasiness, panic attacks, or insomnia — after ceasing consumption of drugs and/or alcohol for a period of time?
  • If you answered “yes” to the question above, do you then find that these side-effects cease when you finally consume drugs and/or alcohol.
  • Have friends and/or family ever brought up concerns around your drug and/or alcohol consumption with you?
  • Do you find yourself consuming drugs and/or alcohol at all hours of the day?


If you find that you are answering “yes” to three or more of these questions then it is likely that you need the help of a professional rehab today. Now, let’s go through some of the benefits of attending a professional drug and alcohol rehab, such as those ran bye Addiction Advocates.


Quite Plainly, Without Professional Help Your Addiction Will Likely Kill You

According to the UK Office For National Statistics, 4,393 deaths were attributed to drug misuse in England and Wales, a worryingly similar figure to the 4,359 drug-related deaths in the same areas in 2018.

Similarly, the figures relating to deaths as a result of alcohol abuse are also worth noting. In 2016, across the United Kingdom, there were 9,214 reported alcohol-related deaths according to Alcohol Change.

There is a tragic amount of people whose lives are lost prematurely due to the ravaging effects of alcohol and drug abuse across the United Kingdom each year — and with each day that you delay in seizing the opportunity to attend professional rehab, you become ever more likely to become one of these unfortunate souls.

Thinking that you will “start getting clean tomorrow” or “just have one last blow out” is something that a lot of addicts cling to.

However, this ephemeral “tomorrow” or “last blow out” never comes, meaning their addiction simply spirals further and further out of control until tragedy strikes. You can choose to break this cycle today though, by reaching out and attending treatment at a professional rehab.


Detoxification Can Kill When Not Monitored Professionally

The detoxification process can be extremely dangerous for people doing substance abuse withdrawal and/or alcohol abuse withdrawal. The side-effects that are likely to manifest when you are going through withdrawal are varied and potentially life-threatening.

With the alarming severity of certain withdrawal symptoms it is of paramount importance that you do not attempt to go through withdrawal on your own, instead opting to do so with the help of a professional medical facility such as a residential rehab.

The staff at these facilities are highly-trained and experienced at managing any withdrawal symptoms — thus taking the danger and uncertainty out of this process.


Therapies And Treatment

At its core, the range of treatments and therapies — both physical and psychological — administered by highly-qualified medical professionals and addiction specialists are what you will be attending rehab for.

Treatments such as CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy), NAD+ Therapy, Satori Chair Therapy, as well as more conventional treatments such as one-to-one counselling and group therapy will all work together to provide you with a chance at a long-term recovery that you simply cannot achieve at home on your own.

Professional addiction treatment at a rehab will help you to actually address the internal issues that lead to your addiction, without which the prospect of a long-term recovery is unlikely.


Don’t Delay Attending Rehab Any Longer

Hopefully, you will not see the whole host of benefits that you could be reaping by attend rehab.

And, if this is the case, then you can call Addiction Advocates right now to get the ball rolling on the quick-and-easy rehab admission process by contacting us on 0800 012 6088.


  • [1] UK Office For National Statistics - https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/birthsdeathsandmarriages/deaths/bulletins/deathsrelatedtodrugpoisoninginenglandandwales/2019registrations
  • [2] Alcohol Change - https://alcoholchange.org.uk/alcohol-facts/fact-sheets/alcohol-statistics#:~:text=In%20the%20UK,%20in%202016,around%2011.9%20per%20100,000%20people).