Suffering from an addiction to alcohol or drugs can impact your life in so many ways. People often assume that addiction is a weakness, where there’s unfortunately still a stigma surrounding addiction. However, we must understand how much devastation addiction can cause. Not only to the addict but also to their loved ones as they try to help.

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The physical impact that drug or alcohol addiction is often noticed first, as this is usually the most obvious. Addiction will make you much more prone to developing heart disease, liver disease, and diabetes. In addition, addiction also has a devastating effect on your psychological health as it can increase anxiety and depression, loneliness, bipolarity, paranoia, and low self-esteem and even makes you more prone to thinking in a suicidal way.

Of course, it’s not just your physical and psychological health that addiction devastates. This awful disease can also have a detrimental effect on your relationships with friends and family, on your career prospects, and on your financial situation.


What to Do if You Have an Addiction

There aren’t any positives regarding the impact that alcohol and drug addiction can have on someone’s life. If you suspect someone you care about is suffering from addiction, now is the time to act. The longer you leave an addiction untreated, the worse it’ll become, making it even harder to recover. Having a conversation with someone you believe requires professional addiction treatment can be extremely challenging. Often people are reluctant to accept help from others or to accept that they have an addiction requiring medical attention.

We frequently see people living in denial about their addiction which is why it’s so important for friends and family to keep trying and, if needed, stage an intervention with a professional drug and alcohol like us in Thornaby on Tees.

If you’re the one who is suffering from a drug or alcohol addiction, then we can’t stress enough how crucial it is for you to seek help. You can call or contact our admissions team to start the conversation around rehabilitation. You can tell us as little or as much as you like and ask all your questions without committing to anything at this stage. More than anything, we’re here to help and to encourage you to join our drug and alcohol Thornaby on Tees, as we’re confident that we can help you turn your life around.


Drug and Alcohol Detox

Before beginning your psychological and well-being therapy sessions, our expert team will take you through a drug or alcohol detoxification. Detoxing is highly recommended and regarded as the most integral part of successful rehabilitation. The process of a medical detox has proven to be the most effective way to remove harmful toxins from your body that are there because of alcohol or drugs.

You must only undergo a detox with expert support and medical supervision within a professional drug and alcohol rehab. Any attempts to detox at home on your own will likely result in a failed attempt, not to mention you’re increasing your risk of danger substantially.

The risk of alcohol and drug detoxification mostly comes from withdrawal symptoms common with most detoxes. Therefore, it’s crucial that you have the support of our team. They will make sure that you’re safe and as comfortable as possible whilst having the ability to administer prescribed medication if needed to ease any discomfort. These withdrawal symptoms can range from mild nausea, dizziness, and headaches to seizures, insomnia, or delirium tremens (the DT’s). The aim of this medical detox from alcohol or drugs, is to remove your physical cravings and to break the physical connection that you have with the substance so that you can receive your subsequent psychological therapies.


Therapy and Addiction Treatments in Rehab

Our drug and alcohol rehab Thornaby on Tees, has an excellent team of doctors, nurses, mental health professionals, psychiatrists, and much other support staff dedicated to helping you along your recovery. We take the time to get to know each person so that we can design the most effective addiction treatment plan for you to follow, that’s been tailored to suit your needs.

Prior to welcoming you into our rehab facility, we’ll assess your physical and psychological health and try to understand the reasons behind why you became addicted to alcohol or drugs in the first place and what your triggers might be.

After you successfully completed your detox, we will begin your psychological and well-being therapy sessions. All the therapy sessions we deliver are evidence-based and have all proven to be highly effective in supporting addiction rehabilitation. Some of our most regularly delivered psychological therapies include stress management, dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT), cognitive behavioural therapy (also known as CBT), psychotherapy, relapse prevention, and mediation therapy.

To complement these therapies which address your psychological connection to alcohol or drugs, we also want to make sure that your general well-being is taken care of, particularly as you through the challenging experience of alcohol and drug rehabilitation. Some of these well-being therapies are relaxation and sleep management, low-lever laser therapy, mindfulness, yoga, music therapy, art therapy, fitness therapy, and nutritional supplement therapy. We’re confident that all the above will give you the greatest opportunity to achieve a long-term recovery from drugs or alcohol.


Life After Rehab

Our support for your rehabilitation doesn’t end once you leave our drug and alcohol rehab, Thornaby on Tees. Once you’ve completed your comprehensive addiction treatment plan, you’ll receive our free addiction aftercare plan. This is tailored to each person to maximise the effectiveness of this aftercare treatment upon your return home. We highly recommend that you take advantage of this aftercare plan, as following your primary treatment plan with a tailored one will significantly increase your chances of a successful long-term recovery from drugs or alcohol.

To speak to one of our team members on 01908 489 421.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to detox at home?

In short, no it is not safe to detox at home. Detoxification can present a whole host of negative side-effects for a person, so to do so without professional medical aid can result in very negative outcomes and even potentially lead to death. It should also be noted that most people who try to detox on their own end up relapsing due to the severity of the withdrawal side-effects. However, each time that you relapse, the withdrawal side-effects can be even worse the next time. Therefore, it is not only safer to experience withdrawal at our detox clinic, but it will also put you in better stead going forward.

Does rehab work?

Rehab is proven to increase the chance of successful long-term recovery. Effective addiction treatment will give you the tools to be able to cope with issues that lay down the road after rehabilitation. The success of rehab rests on you and the work you put into getting and staying sober. It’s important to remember that recovery isn’t an exact science, but it works for those willing to let it.

How do you convince someone to go to rehab?

There is no set path to getting someone the help they need. You don’t know how people will react and it can turn into a very stressful situation. Getting educated about addiction as a disease, researching possible rehab options and looking for professional help are good ways to approach the topic. Having answers for possible reservations and being supported by a professional may put the person you are trying to convince more at ease and more amenable to the idea. The best thing you can do is to be understanding and avoid negativity.