All across the UK, there are so many individuals that are suffering with addictions and the number of addicts continue to rise.

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If you have resorted to alcohol or drugs as a way of dealing with the ups and downs of life or to help ease the effects of a mental health disorder, then you should know that you are not alone.

Seeking support from a drug and alcohol rehab in Runcorn is extremely important as soon as possible. If you believe that your substance abuse is getting out of hand, there really is no better time than now to reach out for help.

Get in touch with us today on 01908 489 421 to find out more about how we can help you get your recovery journey started. A rehab program will help you get back to a normal, happy, and healthy lifestyle – just like the one you had before your addiction.

If you or a loved one are worried about addiction, we are here to answer any questions you may have and we would be happy to offer you advice on addiction recovery.

Facing Addiction

When dealing with addiction a person may be in complete denial about their situation and their issues with drugs or alcohol. A person with an addiction is likely to avoid any confrontation about their issues and completely shut off any thoughts of the consequences of their addiction.

It is important to be reminded of the outcome of addiction. It leads to the destruction of lives. A person will suffer the destruction of every aspect of their life. Their relationships with others, including themselves, finances, their mental health and physical health will all be impacted and all too often this can be fatal.

Below are just some of the consequences of drug and alcohol addictions.

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Insomnia
  • Paranoia
  • Neurological disorders
  • Schizophrenia
  • Hallucinations
  • Liver failure
  • Heart failure
  • Seizures
  • Cancer
  • Death

Those are just a few reasons to lead a life of sobriety. This is completely within your reach, especially with support from the right places.


Is Recovery Possible for Me?

Recovery is absolutely possible, for everybody. However, you must fully surrender your addiction to sobriety and be complicit with the steps to recovery. If you have already admitted to yourself that you have a problem and are ready to receive support, then you are already well on your way to a second chance at life.

Sobriety can lead to exciting places, new jobs, skills and more. Not only will you benefit from having a clearer, more stable state of mind, you will also have the chance to rebuild relationships and reconnect with people and make new friends along the way. You will also lead a healthier, happier and longer life.

There are many options of support available for people wanting help. Some find it easier to speak to their GP, call a support line or even attend a support group. However, there is an option that gives you full support. That option is rehab, during a stay in rehab, you will be under constant therapies and be given full support.


Entering Rehab

Upon entering rehab, you will be assessed and given a full treatment programme tailored to your specific needs. All the rehab will ask of you is your full commitment and compliance with the programme. The first step in rehab will be to go through the process of detoxing.

Detox is when you rid your body of all traces of drugs and alcohol, this is often an uncomfortable process but luckily with the help of medical professionals to supervise you, you will be more comfortable in rehab when detoxing as you will likely be given medications to prevent and treat symptoms of withdrawal.

Detoxing alone at home is extremely dangerous especially when detoxing from alcohol. Therefore, detoxing in rehab, hospital or at least with help from a GP is important. You can be medicated to prevent any severe symptoms of withdrawal and it could save your life.

Below are just some of the symptoms of withdrawal you may experience if you were to detox away from medical help.

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Paranoia
  • Hallucinations
  • Headaches
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Insomnia
  • Seizures
  • Shaking
  • Fever
  • Heart failure

After the detoxing stage, you will embark upon many lessons about you and your addiction and you will become more self-aware with the help of a variety of therapies. One to one therapy with a psychologist will be something you will partake in throughout your stage in rehab. There you will work through your emotions and mental health.

During their time in therapy, some people may receive a dual diagnosis. A dual diagnosis is when a mental health disorder, for instance, bipolar or schizophrenia is diagnosed alongside addiction. This is common as a large number of people with a mental health disorder will go through addiction at some point in their life.

Other therapies will also be available and on your treatment plan. Group therapies are a fantastic way to get support, make friends and not feel so alone with what you’re going through. When dealing with an addiction people often become withdrawn and isolate themselves from others, group therapy helps break that habit and allows you to feel support and a sense of empowerment.

Another great therapy you will likely take part in is health and wellbeing therapy. An important part of recovery is healing both mentally and physically by eating well, staying hydrated, exercising and using mindfulness.

When a person has struggled with addiction their body is often weak and they usually haven’t been taking care of themselves properly. During health and wellbeing therapy people will learn about nutrition and may attend gyms and yoga to build back their strength and lead a happier healthier life. This often means their chances of relapsing are significantly slimmer.

When leaving rehab, it is important to know the support doesn’t end there. An aftercare team will be there to support you. They may help you with finding accommodation, a job, finding new sober friends and local support groups.