Many addicts who recognise that they have a problem try over and over again to break the chains of their addiction. They might see the damage that their drug or alcohol addiction is doing to their relationships with loved ones. It might be affecting their work or their health. They might see their life crumbling around them but still they keep going back. And every time they drink or use drugs again, they feel even more of a failure.
Drug and alcohol rehab Kettering services could be the extra support you need to finally break free and start to rebuild a drug or alcohol-free life.
The main reason they keep going back to the drink or drugs is because addiction is a serious disease or disorder that essentially rewrites the way your brain works. It compels the addict to keep using alcohol or drugs, even when they know that doing so could have serious negative consequences.
If this sounds like you, it might be time to look for professional help.
Support for friends and family
If you have recognised that you have a problem that is an important first step, even if you have tried and failed to actually quit. Another common trait in people suffering from addiction is an inability or unwillingness to recognise and admit to their addiction.
The person with the alcohol or drink problem is usually not the only one affected by their addiction. Loved ones and other people around them are often left to pick up the pieces, or to watch someone they care about hurt themselves and others.
It is often friends, family members or even work colleagues who make the first move. We can offer help and advice in complete confidence so please get in touch if you are worried that someone you know is struggling with addiction. Some treatment programmes at drug and alcohol treatment centres might also include friends and family therapy, which can help to rebuild relationships, creating a greater understanding between the different parties.
Why choose rehab in Kettering?
As already stated, you are much more likely to succeed in beating addiction if you seek professional help based on tried and tested, evidence-based drug and alcohol treatment. The people who work in these programmes are experts in the field of addiction. They do not judge; they just want to help the individual to get better.
There are many different treatments and options available. The NHS provides a drugs and alcohol service that is predominantly community–based. This can be very useful for many addicts and there are certainly reasons why some people would prefer an outclient programme. It could be that you do not want to take time out of your life for a prolonged period of time – but many addicts are already living chaotic lives and some time out to focus on getting better at a rehab or detox clinic could be the best thing you could do. Even if you are a ‘functioning’ alcoholic or drug addict you could be doing untold harm to your health, relationships and other aspects of your life, often while hardly aware that this is the case.
Some people feel there is a stigma about going into rehab for drug and alcohol abuse but it is much worse and more destructive to let an addiction continue unchecked. Others might think that rehabs are only for the rich and famous and are unaffordable to ‘ordinary’ people with drug or alcohol problems. There will be costs involved with going to a private facility but cheap rehab options are usually available and many places will offer payment plans allowing you to spread those costs. And the costs of not dealing with an addiction – both financial and in other parts of your life – can be far higher.
If you are very lucky, you might be able to find a residential alcohol or drug rehab UK place on the NHS. These are extremely rare however and even where they are available, there is generally a lengthy waiting list. If you are in the throes of an addiction, it is very important to find the right treatment as soon as possible, purely because addiction is so destructive.
Staying in a drug and alcohol rehab clinic Kettering or further afield can allow you to spend the time you need to really focus on beating your addiction, with the help and support of experts, in a pleasant and tranquil environment. This also has the benefit of taking you away from many of the situations, places and people that might trigger or fuel your alcohol and drug use.
What to expect from alcohol rehab near me?
Different rehab centres might have a different addiction treatment service or range of treatments available. One common service is a structured and supervised detox or detoxification programme. Detox refers to the process of removing toxins from the body. In terms of an addiction treatment program, it specifically refers to the period of time that the body spends processing or metabolising any drugs and alcohol in the system, clearing their toxic influence in the process.
This can be a very delicate and dangerous time as the physical and psychological withdrawal symptoms can be severe. It is usually extremely difficult for the addict but the presence of expert support and supervision can help to make it safer and more likely to work.
Flushing the toxins is not the end of the matter, of course. Cravings can continue for months and even years, as can some physical and psychological symptoms. It is vital that anyone undergoing a treatment program is also equipped with the tools that they need to prevent relapse and affect a long-term recovery once they have left the drug or alcohol rehab in Kettering. These can often be provided using a range of therapies, workshops and other treatments.
So if you or a loved one are struggling with an addiction, don’t delay. Contact us today on 01908 489 421 or email info@asanalodge.