How long have you been living with an addiction to alcohol or drugs for? Whether it’s been weeks, months or years, the impact that substance abuse has your entire life is devastating.
From severely damaging your physical and psychological health leaving you much more susceptible to anxiety, depression, heart disease, liver disease, diabetes, and stroke, to destroying your relationships with family and friends; there’s no situation where addiction brings any positives.
An addiction to alcohol or drugs usually begins with recreational use which quickly turns into a dependence on the substance.
More often than not, a dependence to alcohol or drugs develops into a physical and psychological addiction which is extremely complex and very challenging to overcome; but that’s where our drug and alcohol rehab Forest Heath comes in.
Don’t let this awful disease take control of your life, we’re here to help whoever needs it and are ready to guide you along your journey to long-term recovery.
Are you ready to join our Drug and Alcohol Rehab Forest Heath?
We regularly see people in denial about their addiction to alcohol or drugs or attempting to hide their symptoms from loved ones and even from themselves.
It can be a very hard thing to come to terms with as so many people still wrongly perceive drug or alcohol addiction to be a weakness; we’re still seeing a stigma attached to it which makes it even more difficult for people to open up and ask for professional support.
If you’re not sure whether or not yourself or a loved one requires professional addiction treatment at a drug and alcohol rehab, then these are some familiar signs to look out for which could indicate rehab treatment is essential.
- Physical well-being: This is usually one of the most noticeable ways to determine whether or not someone is suffering from addiction. When you’re addicted to these toxic substances, your physical health will quickly deteriorate, impacting your internal organs leaving you much more prone to liver disease, heart diseases, and diabetes. You’ll likely gain or lose an unhealthy amount of weight in addition to having skin sores, bloodshot eyes, or having a gaunt like appearance.
- Psychological well-being: Your physical and psychological well-being are so closely interlinked. As soon as one of them begins to deteriorate, the other won’t be far behind. The toxins within drugs and alcohol can severely alter the make-up of your brain, making it difficult for you to think clearly or function as you once did. You may also begin to notice signs of depression, anxiety, bipolarly, or even suicidal thoughts.
- Family and relationship breakdowns: When someone is addicted to alcohol or drugs, they’re usually extremely focused on one thing only – when they’re getting their next ‘fix’. This leaves everything else as a second thought, including their family and friends. Unfortunately, we’ve seen many families torn apart and relationships broken down as a result of addiction; don’t let them happen to you and your loved ones.
- Career prospects: As your physical and psychological health is so severely impacted by addiction, your behaviours will naturally change which can make it very difficult for you to function or perform well in the workplace. You may be faced with a warning, leading to a dismissal from work as a result of your addiction. As a result of losing your job, you’ll likely experience financial difficulties, particularly as funding a drug and alcohol addiction is so expensive.
If you don’t seek out the support of a professional drug and alcohol rehab Forest Heath now, then you’ll only be making the problem much worse.
A drug or alcohol addiction will never go away on its own, you must receive addiction treatment from an expert team of recovery workers to help break the physical and psychological connections to the substance.
Do we provide Treatment for a Dual Diagnosis?
You may not have heard of a dual diagnosis before but it’s actually very common. When someone is living with a dual diagnosis, they’re suffering from both an addiction to alcohol or drugs and poor mental health.
Throughout our years of experience, we’ve seen how strong the connection between addiction and mental health is. In more recent years, we’re happy to see more light being shone on mental health issues with more people than ever speaking up about what they’re going through.
It’s important that we begin to see this change in attitude towards people who are suffering from addiction as well; this stigma needs to be removed from addiction, particularly as it could be withholding people from seeking help.
When someone is suffering from poor mental health, they’re almost 50% more likely to develop a drug or alcohol addiction as it’s used as a form of coping mechanism which of course, makes matters much worse in the end.
Do we offer additional support after completing your Rehab Treatment?
All of our clients who complete a residential rehab treatment which normally takes around 28 days, will automatically receive a tailored 12-month aftercare programme, free of charge.
We have a dedicated aftercare team with 24/7 helplines to support you whenever you need it upon your return home.
Our fantastic team are made up of psychiatrists, doctors, nurses, mental health support workers, counsellors, and therapists, many of whom have experienced drug and alcohol rehab first-hand so truly understand how to best help you through your experience.
Our main goals are to guide you every step of the way through your addiction treatment, providing you with the tools needed to continue your long-term recovery journey at home.
We can also recommend local support networks to take advantage of such as Alcoholics Anonymous or Narcotics Anonymous which are great spaces to share your concerns and achievements with others in a similar situation to you.
Start your journey to a life free from drugs and alcohol by calling us today on 01908 489 421 or email us at [email protected] for more information.