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People from all walks of life can find themselves suffering from addictions to drugs and alcohol. There are people all over the UK suffering from substance abuse.
Key offerings available include:
- 1:1 Support from Clinical Nurse Practitioners, Registered Mental Health Nurses and Therapists
- Access to Trained Psychiatrists
- 24 Hour Nursing Care
- Comfortable & Quality Accommodation
- Clinically Led Recovery Model Underpinned by Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT)
- 1 Year Aftercare
When you have an addiction, it can feel like time stands still. However, when you break free from the hold of drugs and alcohol, you can start really enjoying your life again.
Recognising The Signs and Symptoms of Addiction
If you are concerned that you or someone you care about is struggling with addiction, it can be very scary and extremely distressing. Getting help can be very difficult when you are suffering from addiction, as it can be all too easy to tell yourself that the addiction is not severe enough for you to quit or receive treatment.
This is unfortunately very common and can be a reason that a person’s addiction progresses and sometimes becomes fatal. However, there is good news. You can overcome addiction with treatment, no matter the severity.
The intensity and length of time in treatment will vary on the severity of your case but is always able to be treated. The severity of your addiction usually depends on how often you use drugs or alcohol and quantity.
To help you recognise any warning signs and understand the symptoms of addiction, there is a list below to use as an outline. If you or someone you care about is dealing with some of these, you may want to seek support to help you overcome your addiction.
- Mood swings
- Being secretive
- Becoming withdrawn
- Loss of interest
- Poor hygiene
- Lack of concern over appearance
- Failing to reduce or stop using the substance
- Reckless behaviour
- Bad decisions
- Becoming irresponsible
- Financial difficulties
- Having hidden stashes of drugs or alcohol
- Higher tolerance
Reasons to Seek Support
When committing to recovery it is important to take it seriously. Treatment will not work if you do not want to get better. Unfortunately, addiction makes you believe that using drugs or alcohol is good. Your brain rewards you with positive feelings when using, this can cloud your judgement when it comes to the decision to quit. You must want to get better.
There are so many reasons to quit using drugs or alcohol, a sober life is a chance at a fresh start. Here are just a few reasons you should consider sobriety.
- More energy
- Clearer mind
- Better memory
- Able to come to terms with emotions and mental health
- Better sleep
- Clearer skin
- Easier weight management
- Rebuild relationships
- Save money
- More productive
- Gain more enjoyment out of things you used to love
- Improved appearance
- Reduced risk of serious illness
- To save your life
Where Do I Begin?
The first step and the most important step on your recovery journey is admitting you have a problem with drugs or alcohol addiction. Often people struggling with addiction convince themselves they do not have a problem as they do not want to stop.
This is unfortunately the brain sending out those positive endorphin rewards when using. This makes the user believe they need the substance and will find any excuse to keep using. When you begin to realise and understand the reality of your situation you may bravely admit the problem to face it head-on.
Another important part of the process is to take recovery seriously. You need to fully commit and really want to get better for it to work. This is not something you can take lightly.
For treatment to be fully effective, you must be prepared to take this seriously and have patience, not only with yourself but also with the whole process of sobriety.
Everybody’s recovery journey is different and the steps they make to receive support and treatment depends on the individual person’s needs. Some people start by visiting their GP, some call helplines, some attend a support group.
However, some people find the best option for them to get the full support they need is to attend rehab. Rehab will cover every aspect of your recovery journey and help you adapt to a sober lifestyle.
What Am I Likely to Experience In Rehab?
If you choose to receive treatment and support from a rehab clinic, there will be a number of stages and therapies you will go through. The first part of your stay in rehab would be to first be assessed by a medical professional who will plan your treatment programme.
During this process, you will enter detox. Enter detoxing is when you remove the toxins of alcohol or drugs from your body. This allows you to recover properly while remaining sober.
Detox can be a dangerous thing to do alone, therefore you must be under the supervision of a medical professional. If you are without medications and proper support you could experience, hallucinations, seizures, heart failure and death.
This usually depends on the severity of your case. However, in a rehab, you will be fully supported, given certain foods to supply you with the nutrients you need and medications to keep you comfortable and prevent more serious symptoms from developing.
After detox, you will receive a variety of therapies including, psychological therapies in a one to one setting, group therapies and wellbeing therapies to help you cope with your addiction.
Finding a Drug and Alcohol Rehab in Aberdeenshire
If you are looking for a drug and alcohol rehab in Aberdeenshire, then get in touch with us today on 01908 489 421. Our team of friendly and helpful staff will guide you through the admissions process and answer any questions you may have.
If you are struggling with your addiction, take that first step towards recovery today and find out how we can help you get back to the happy and healthy lifestyle that you once loved.
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