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When you are in the grip of a drug or alcohol addiction, it’s difficult to know where to turn for help. You might have alienated friends and family with associated behaviours, or you might feel embarrassed about opening up to them.
Even if you are lucky enough to have a caring support network in place though – and this is always extremely valuable – they are unlikely to have the skills and knowledge you really need to overcome your addiction.
There is always skilled, professional help available, however. Rehab centres offer tailored treatment programmes that are designed to address every aspect of your addiction, from physical and psychological dependency to the root causes of your substance misuse and destructive behaviours.
This is done using a comprehensive and holistic programme of evidence-based treatments that have proven to be effective.
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The Signs and Symptoms of Addiction
The National Institute on Drug Abuse defines addiction as “a chronic, relapsing disorder characterized by compulsive drug seeking, continued use despite harmful consequences, and long-lasting changes in the brain”.1 It can be difficult to admit that you have a problem, even to yourself, but there are a number of signs that can be difficult to ignore.
- Has your consumption of drugs or alcohol increased?
- Do you need to take more and more for the same effect?
- Do you crave drugs and alcohol or think about them a lot?
- Do you feel ill effects when you do not drink or use drugs?
- Do you get anxious at the thought of not being able to have a drink or use drugs?
- Do you avoid social situations and settings where you cannot use them?
- Do you continue to drink or use drugs despite experience showing this often has harmful consequences?
- Do you look for reasons to drink and use drugs, or make excuses for doing so?
If the answer to any of these is ‘Yes’, you may have a substance misuse problem that needs addressing. This does not always mean addiction and rehab are not always the right answer, but it is always best to seek professional help as substance misuse can quickly spiral out of control.
Do Free Rehabs in Larkhall Exist?
If you are looking for a free treatment programme you can start by visiting your GP, who should be able to refer you to drink and drug services. Sadly though, the NHS tends to be very stretched for resources in this area.
There may be waiting lists involved and residential rehab places are very rare. You are much more likely to be offered an outpatient rehab programme, which will involve attending treatment sessions at a clinic or other setting.
This has its drawbacks, as you will still have the triggers and temptations surrounding you. You may struggle to be organised and attend meetings and you may have to undergo detox with minimal supervision.
At a private residential rehab, you will be in a safe and secure environment, with comfortable facilities and professional support and care. You will not be surrounded by the people and places associated with your usual drinking or drug use – everyone around you will be working towards your recovery.
You can undergo supervised detoxification and participate in a structured programme of therapy treatments aimed at addressing every aspect of your addiction in a relatively short timeframe.
What to expect from rehab in Larkhill
Every rehab is different and treatment programmes will be tailored to the individual, but some of our key offerings at Nova Recovery include:
- 1:1 support from clinical nurse practitioners, registered mental health nurses and therapists
- 24-hour nursing care
- Comfortable & quality accommodation
- A clinically-led recovery model underpinned by cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Nutritional meals
Addiction Treatments in Rehab
Although some people do attend rehab having not used drugs or alcohol for a while, the majority will need to undergo alcohol or drug detox – the process during which you metabolise the toxic elements of drugs and alcohol already in your system.
This can be a challenging and even dangerous process, due to the intense cravings and withdrawal symptoms that are often involved. Undergoing detox in a clinically supervised setting like rehab is far safer than going it alone and you are far less likely to try to alleviate the painful aspects of withdrawal by taking just ‘one more’ hit (which rarely if ever ends up being just one).
Beyond detox, a holistic rehabilitation programme will also involve a range of therapies. Cognitive behavioural therapy has been used for a long time to treat mental health conditions such as depression, anxiety and PTSD, and has also been shown to be very effective in treating addiction. Other therapies available could include:
- Dialectical behavioural therapy (DBT)
- Motivational interviewing
- Group therapy and support groups
- One-to-one psychotherapy sessions
- Stress management
- Mental health dual diagnosis treatments
Relapse Prevention and Aftercare
Some people find recovery easier than others, but relapse is still a risk that should be taken seriously. Rehab sets you on the path to recovery and our relapse prevention sessions will provide you with the strategies you need to avoid relapse, but there may still be challenging times ahead.
We also offer a year of free aftercare to provide vital support in the weeks and months after your stay with us
Finding a Drug and Alcohol Rehab in Larkhill
If you believe that rehab could be your best way forward, or you are concerned about a loved one, friend or family member, get in touch with us today. We can offer confidential help and advice and can start the admissions process rolling quickly if required.
Our Admissions Team is experienced and some may have been through recovery themselves. It’s important to know that we are on your side and will strive to find the right option for you, even if that is not with us.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can you recover without rehab?
Yes, you can but it can be incredibly difficult. Withdrawing from drugs or alcohol alone can be very dangerous as your body may have become dependent on the substances – some people experience serious withdrawals if they do it alone. Attending a drug and alcohol rehab will help you confront the emotional issues that led to addiction and provide you with coping techniques. It takes a rare kind of strength to recover without rehab and it is best to seek professional help in any kind of capacity.
What are the most common treatments for addiction?
Going through drug or alcohol detox is the first step of treatment to help deal with the physical side of addiction. Therapeutic treatments such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and DBT are the backbone of effective drug and alcohol treatment, providing you with the tools to manage your life and the stresses that it will bring.
What is life like after rehab?
Life after rehab can be difficult - especially in the first year. Many relapses that occur happen within the first year out of drug and alcohol treatment, as some people think they can deal with returning to old environments and confronting addiction triggers regularly. We offer a free 12-month aftercare package to help those just out of rehab. With our help and others around, former addicts can learn to deal with the struggle and revitalise their life.
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