If you’re struggling with addiction to drugs or alcohol in Belper, a stay in a local rehab centre could be what you need to finally face up to and beat your habit.
We can find the right rehab for you with a range of programmes that combine affordability with high success rates. Residential drug and alcohol rehab is widely recognised as the most effective option for treating serious drug and alcohol addictions.
Why beating addiction is so difficult on your own
Taking drugs or alcohol even once can be potentially harmful as it can impair your decision-making and physical coordination. This can lead to negative consequences such as bad decisions, accidents, inappropriate behaviour and nausea or sickness, with an accompanying hangover or comedown the next day.
For most people though, prolonged use of drugs or alcohol is where the real danger lies. There is a world of difference between being an occasional drinker and an alcoholic for example, but dependency can and often does creep up.
Drugs and alcohol different areas of the brain, including parts that regulate pleasure and decision-making. Over time, prolonged or heavy usage can essentially start to ‘rewire’ your brain, with several major effects.
One is that you start to build up a tolerance, needing more and more of the substance you are addicted to in order to achieve the same effect – or eventually even to feel normal.
When you do not have access to the drug, your system will miss it and you will begin to experience a range of physical and psychological withdrawal symptoms. You will feel cravings and experience a compulsion to continue using the substance.
A key defining characteristic of addiction is that you will feel compelled to drink or take drugs even when you know there may be negative consequences in doing so.
Addiction is a vicious cycle that can be extremely difficult to break free from, but with the help of a professional drug and alcohol services it is possible.
The negative consequences of leaving an addiction untreated
Those negative consequences can vary from one case and situation to the next but ask anyone with an addiction problem and they are always there.
Prolonged and heavy usage of alcohol and various illegal and prescription drugs can cause or contribute to a wide range of physical and psychological health conditions.
These could include (but are certainly not limited to) heart disease, high blood pressure, certain forms of cancer, an increased risk of infections and various mental health issues. People with addiction issues often have accompanying mental health problems, and dual diagnosis treatment is often required to tackle both of these areas simultaneously.
In addition to these dangers to your own physical and mental wellbeing, an untreated addiction can have a serious impact on your relationships – at home, within the family, at work and elsewhere.
And then there is the fact that you are never fully in control of your life or your actions. Getting your next drink or hit can become your most important consideration, with all other aspects of your life revolving around your drinking or drug taking. Rehab in Belper, the rest of Derbyshire and beyond can help you regain that control.
How we can help
Our drug and alcohol treatment can give you the support and expert knowledge you need to really break free from the cycle of addiction.
A stay in a rehabilitation centre can give you the chance to focus on your recovery as you participate in a structured, evidence-based addiction treatment in a safe and secure environment.
All our programmes are tailored to meet your own individual requirements and delivered by experts with a wide range of experience and qualifications.
Many people working in the field of addiction recovery have experienced drug and alcohol abuse issues themselves and all treatment will be delivered in a completely confidential and non-judgemental manner.
Going through detox
While our programmes are all individually tailored, one thing that most stays in rehab have in common is the inclusion of a detox clinic. Drug or alcohol detox is an important part of any long-term recovery, as this is the point at which you actually get rid of the drugs and alcohol already in your system.
For people with a substance addiction, this can be a very difficult and even dangerous period. This is because the system is so used to having the chemicals from the drugs and alcohol, causing it to react when they are removed.
This takes the form of withdrawal symptoms, which can be very severe. They will vary depending on a number of factors – the type and heaviness of substance abuse among them. Alcohol withdrawal, for example, can be very severe and could include fever, sweating, nausea, cramps, tremors, racing heartbeat and hallucinations.
Undergoing this detox process in the controlled environment of a rehab facility is both safer and more likely to be successful. This is because your condition will be monitored, with emotional and medical support available when appropriate and required.
Other addiction treatments at Belper rehabs
A supervised detox is only one part of the holistic treatment programme you can expect when attending drug and alcohol treatment at a rehab in Belper. Getting the drugs and alcohol out of your system is a vital step, but you also need the knowledge and tools you need for relapse prevention once you leave the rehab behind.
This is usually provided via a range of therapies including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), group therapy and one to one counselling. There may also be other complementary treatments such as art therapy and stress management.
The aim of these treatments is to explore the root causes of your substance abuse and addiction, while giving you the tools you need to break free from old ways of thinking and behaviour.
There is no ‘magic bullet’ solution when it comes to addiction treatment. You still need to put the work in and it will be a long, hard road, but rehab in Belper can give you the best possible chance to make a lasting and long-term recovery.