Are you struggling with an addiction to drugs or alcohol? Do you know someone who is addicted to drugs or alcohol? Rehab is the best option when it comes to making a full recovery from addictions to drugs or alcohol.

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The first step you must take when it comes to drug and alcohol addictions is admitting that you have a problem in the first place. Many people live in denial even though they are heavily addicted to drugs or alcohol.

A lot of addicts will believe that they have the power to overcome their addiction alone, however, this is far from the truth. When you are an addict, your mind is changed and you are simply not able to make rational decisions anymore.

You will also have a dependency on substances and will find that you can’t simply just stop taking the substance and recover on your own. This is where rehab comes in.


The Benefits of Attending a Drug and Alcohol Rehab

Rehab is extremely beneficial to those struggling with addiction. To reap the benefits as much as possible you must be serious about wanting to overcome your addiction.

You must really want it and you must comply with treatment and take it seriously.

Commitment is important on your journey as this is a choice to make for life. With your effort and commitment, you will get another shot at life, a better, healthier, happier and more positive life.

During your stay you will go through detox, this is where you free your body of all remains of the substance. Once you have completed the detox step and are free from alcohol and drugs, you can then begin learning.

You will learn so much about your addiction during your time in rehab, from the reasons why you are addicted to drugs or alcohol to other underlying issues.

You will learn a lot more about yourself than you thought possible and find a strong sense of self-awareness and why you do things and think the way that you do.

A strong part of recovery is setting goals and achieving them. This will create a healthier mindset and teach you to be more self-disciplined and partake in greater self-care. You will learn to no longer set unachievable goals to forget them and recycle that mindset.

This is a point where many people stop trying. Rehab will help you to reset and learn to achieve doable goals.

People with addictions tend to struggle with responsibility. Whether that is day to day life, or taking responsibility for their behaviour.

Therefore, family and friends usually are left to take on those responsibilities. Putting strain on relationships, causing tension and sometimes triggering more use. Entering rehab would be beneficial to rebuild those relationships, connect with loved ones and learn to deal with your own responsibilities.


Why Mental Health Matters In Rehab

Addiction is a disease of the brain, it affects your mental health and can be triggered by pre-existing mental health issues. Of course, your addiction needs to be treated physically, but the root of the problem stems in mental health.

Sometimes there are traumas that need addressing as well as undiagnosed mental health conditions. There is a term called ‘dual diagnosis’ in which somebody has both a mental health condition and a substance addiction, around half of the mental health patients will have an addiction problem at some stage in their life, whether that be drugs or alcohol. Dual diagnosis is common in addiction recovery.

Psychological therapy is a must in recovery, it will help with coping strategies and learning to understand your associations with substances. Cognitive behavioural therapy is often used as a tool for understanding these things and learning to cope.

Even when leaving rehab, you still need to take care of your mental health. There are hundreds of support groups that are available all over the country along-side aftercare.


After Care When You Leave the Rehab Hospital

A worry of entering rehab is the worry of the end result, leaving rehab can be just as unnerving as entering. However, there is no need to worry as you will not be left alone in your journey. This is a lifelong journey and rehab is the support.

After you leave rehab and have completed your treatment programme, the healing really starts and your recovery goes on. Rehab will help you look at how to abstain from substances long term and how to cope away from it as life goes on.

When you leave, you will be helped to find a job and with any of the next phases of your life, you need help with. Rehab will try to reconnect you with family and friends and make life as easy as possible.

You will need to find a more positive way of life and the positive influences around you. This often means no longer seeing people that use and may influence you to use again in the future. Therefore, you will often be put in touch with support groups to help you and maybe helped to find new hobbies where you can meet people.

After rehab, you will remain in therapy to help you if you feel isolated or anxious about your new life. You will not be left to your own devices, there is always help at hand.


Finding a Drug and Alcohol Rehab Hospital in Dunbartonshire

If you are looking for a drug and alcohol rehab hospital in Dunbartonshire or Scotland, get in touch with us today to find out more about how Nova Recovery can help you.

We will help you find the right treatment to suit your specific needs. Since every addict needs a different treatment course, we will be happy to discuss options with you and answer any questions you may have. Rehab doesn’t have to be as daunting as you may think it is.