Rehab is the safest, most comfortable, and effective process for addicts to work through. Not only does it offer the tools to treat addiction, but it also provides support across the rehabilitation journey.

Addiction rehab is a commonly recommended next step for many people who are struggling with substance abuse or drug and alcohol addictions. It’s a flexible process, which unfolds by prioritising individual needs, circumstances, and diagnoses.

Have you been hiding your substance abuse? Have you tried to withdraw and break the cycle of consumption? Are you abusing higher quantities of drugs and alcohol, to fulfil your cravings and side effects? No matter how mild, strong, regular, irregular, manageable or unmanageable your consumption may be, addiction rehab will be a beneficial and potentially necessary next step.

Here are the signs you need to attend an addiction rehab, for either an inpatient or outpatient programme. At Asana Lodge, we can help you experience the right rehab programme for your needs, whilst effectively treating your addiction and supporting your journey.


The necessity of addiction rehab

Mild, recreational, or social use of drugs/alcohol can usually be controlled. Most people who choose to consume drugs and alcohol, at this rate will be making a conscious decision. For the majority of people, who have control over their habits and choices, self-help will be enough to withdraw.

When consumption becomes a subconscious choice, driven by taught behaviours, cravings, urges and internal responses, a lack of control will usually be present. Displaying the signs and symptoms of substance abuse/addiction, the reward of consumption will be too strong to withdraw. To get clean, treatment, support and a range of recovery steps will be required in such circumstances.

There is a grave necessity of addiction rehab for people who are experiencing attachments to drugs and alcohol. Physical attachments will need to be diminished through a detoxification process.

Psychological attachments will need to be worked through, through a range of proven treatments and therapies. Every form and angle of attachment will need to be suppressed, understood, managed, and controlled for the future, to recover.

Addiction rehab is the most private, supportive, and productive process to reach recovery. Offering professional guidance, ideal settings to reside in, holistic therapies, and personal plans of action, rehab should be a strong consideration if you’re struggling.

Here are the signs you need to attend an addiction rehab, based on the severity, frequency, symptoms, and results of substance abuse.


Signs you need to attend an addiction rehab

Once an addiction develops, physical, psychological, behavioural, and social changes will follow. Those changes are clear indications that intervention is required. Below are some of those indications, showing the need to attend addiction rehab.

Increased tolerance: If you’re consuming higher quantities of drugs/alcohol, or at greater frequencies, this is a sign of tolerance. Tolerance is the level of consumption to which your body and brain have become accustomed. Over time, to feel the same effects of drugs and alcohol, consumption levels will need to increase, to combat personal tolerance. This is a strong sign of addiction.

Lack of control: The inability to control consumption, cravings, negative thoughts, or actions linked to consumption.

Intense cravings: Cravings can become engulfing, driving ongoing consumption. Intense cravings are a sign that you need to attend an addiction rehab.

Withdrawal symptoms: Experiencing withdrawal symptoms in between consumption shows that an attachment is present.

Physical and mental health issues: Physical and mental health issues are known to display through substance abuse. They are a direct result of the toxicity of drugs and alcohol, along with the lifestyle that follows addiction.

Unhealthy habits: One of the signs you need to attend an addiction rehab is the presence of unhealthy habits. If your habits are consuming your life and causing unhealthy, toxic, and negative choices, outlooks, and attitudes, it’s time to consider rehab.

Prioritising consumption: Prioritising consumption over other responsibilities, activities, relationships, and routines showcase a grave, ingrained habit.

Financial hardship: Money worries are common through addiction. Personal assets are usually abused to maintain the demand of an addiction. Financial hardship is an indication of unhealthy habits, requiring intervention.

Noticeable changes in behaviour: Behaviours are known to change and escalate through substance abuse. Noticeable changes should be enough of a motivation to attend addiction rehab.

Shared concerns of loved ones: Loved ones are sometimes the first to recognise the signs of addiction. Shared concerns is a reason to consider rehab.

Difficulties in getting clean: If you’ve attempted and failed to get clean, this is a sign that you’ll need professional support, direction, and treatment.

Common consequences of addiction: There are common consequences of addiction. Anything from a breakdown in relationships, flawed mental health and risks of homelessness are a cause for concern. Consequences are a sign of addiction, requiring intervention.

Attending rehab will be recommended if you’re displaying any of the above signs. Rehab is a suitable safe haven for all individuals, struggling with some degree of attachment. Your next step should be to find and attend an addiction rehab.


Is my addiction bad enough?

There’s a common myth that a chronic, life-limiting addiction should be present to attend rehab. Access has been viewed as an exclusive process. When in fact, rehab is an inclusive service, which is designed to support any level/form of addiction.

Your addiction will display differently to others. It will affect you differently. It will amount and develop differently. Your own recovery journey can be experienced via rehab, no matter how bad or mild your diagnosis may be. Some people attend forced rehab, though this is not a common practice in the UK as you need to accept treatment to attend residential rehab centres such as ours.

Listening to the signs of necessity, rather than many misconceptions is recommended here at Asana Lodge.


Finding help for addiction

Help for addiction is available through private rehab. Here to offer bespoke treatment programmes, personal experiences, and individual plans of action, we offer a specialist addiction rehab journey here at Asana Lodge.

Offering medical, therapeutic, traditional, holistic, and proven treatment programmes, we can devise an inpatient or outpatient plan to suit your needs. Fully flexible across approach, cost, time and offers, help for addiction will be beneficial.

The signs you need to attend an addiction rehab should be taken seriously. If you’re displaying any, reach out to our admissions team for a private assessment.


John Gillen - Author - Last Updated: 12 November 2021

John has travelled extensively around the world, culminating in 19 years’ experience looking at different models. He is the European pioneer of Nad+ (Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide) treatment to Europe in 2010; and recently back from the USA bringing state of the art Virtual Reality Relapse Prevention and stress reduction therapy. his passion extends to other metabolic disturbances and neurodegenerative diseases.

The journey continues, in recent times john has travelled to Russia to study and research into a new therapy photobiomudulation or systemic laser therapy working with Nad+ scientists and the very best of the medical profession in the UK and the USA, together with Nadcell, Bionad Clinics own select Doctors, nurses, dieticians and therapists, Johns’ passion continues to endeavour to bring to the UK and Europe new developments with Nad+ therapy in preventive and restorative medicine and Wellness. In 2017 John Gillen was made a visiting Professor at the John Naisbitt university in Belgrade Serbia.

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