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According to recent figures, Merseyside has one of the highest rates of drug abuse in the whole of England. Many people die of drug abuse and overdoses every year, and many others end up in the hospital for related illnesses.
Drug and alcohol addictions can affect anyone at any time and can ruin lives and relationships.
Do you have a drug or alcohol addiction that is affecting your life? Perhaps you’re feeling hopeless and want help with your problems. The good news is, you can overcome drug and alcohol addictions if you have the motivation to do so.
The fact that you’re here reading this today is a good sign that you’re ready to take those first steps towards overcoming your addiction to substances. You can easily achieve your goals and repair your relationships after becoming clean.
Get in touch with us today to find out more about attending a residential rehab centre to truly turn your life around.
How Do You Know if You’re Addicted to Drugs or Alcohol?
Many addicts fail to realise that their drug or alcohol addiction is actually a real problem. Addictions can change your brain and your thought processes and can lead you to believe that there is no problem present, even when the detrimental effects on your health and relationships are clear.
There are a number of indicators that may highlight there is an addiction present. The list below shows some of the things that may pinpoint an addiction:
- Experiencing financial troubles due to substance abuse
- Surrounding yourself with other people who are also addicts
- Engaging in risky or criminal behaviour
- Noticing your relationships with those closest to you are falling apart
- Experiencing a number of health issues related to drug or alcohol abuse
- You find that you are consuming more drugs or alcohol than usual
- You experience withdrawal symptoms when you go some time without drugs or alcohol
- You may be experiencing increased anxiety or depression
If any of the above statements resonate with you, there is a good chance that there may be an addiction present.
When is the Right Time to Attend a Drug and Alcohol Rehab?
You can’t expect to make a full recovery from your drug or alcohol addiction until you have the full motivation to do so. You need to feel ready and motivated, otherwise, you won’t have the determination to fully succeed in your recovery. The best way that you can benefit from a rehab treatment is to feel ready to make those changes, to begin with.
This may be difficult to hear, however, it is important to note. Unless you feel ready, your initial response to your rehab treatment will most likely be quite flat.
Drug and alcohol addictions can have terrible effects on both your physical and mental health so the sooner you can get help for your addiction the better. There is no better time than right now to get help for your addiction.
What is Treatment in Rehab Like?
When attending rehab, nobody ever really knows what to expect. People tend to think that it will be an unpleasant experience with a lot of strict rules and demanding staff. However, this is far from the truth.
The rehab experience is much more like being in a hotel rather than like a hospital or prison. Rehab is supposed to feel comfortable and not like a punishment, and so each rehab centre will reflect this in their environment and overall experience.
Rehab treatment will usually begin with an initial detox program. This is essential for a proper and full recovery.
Detoxing involves getting rid of all of the harmful toxins that are present in the body as a result of substance abuse.
Unfortunately, this is quite an uncomfortable process but definitely a necessary one if you want to make a full recovery from addiction. You’ll experience a number of withdrawal symptoms during this stage. However, the rehab centre will provide you with medical assistance during this stage to help ease the symptoms of withdrawal when needed.
Once you have completed a full detox, you will then go on to complete a variety of therapy programs. You will experience therapy sessions on a one-to-one and group basis so that you are free to talk about your struggles with other people who are also experiencing the same things you are.
Group therapy sessions may seem daunting at first, however, most people settle into the quite quickly. The group therapy sessions are an invaluable part of recovery as you have others to speak to who are going through the same struggles and this type of support can be extremely helpful in your recovery.
When you’re ready to leave rehab, you’ll be strongly encouraged to surround yourself with people who are also sober. You will also be encouraged to take part in aftercare sessions such as AA meetings so that you can continue to grow this network of support.
You will also continue to take part in one-to-one sessions to ensure that you are staying on the right track once you return to your home environment.
Finding a Drug and Alcohol Rehab in Merseyside
If you are looking for help and support in a drug and alcohol rehab centre, there is no better time than right now to reach out for that help.
Our rehab centre is set against the beautiful backdrop of Yardley Gobion. You can enjoy the beautiful views outside and can take part in glorious daily walks. We have on-site chefs who are there to prepare the best nutritious meals for you daily.
Our facilities are exceptional and second to none. We create a comfortable environment that is safe and our friendly staff always have your best interests at heart.
If you are interested in finding out more about what we do or if you would like to know more about our facilities or treatments, then please do get in touch with us on 01908 489 421 and our friendly staff will be happy to assist you.
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