Drug & Alcohol Rehab in Bamber Bridge
Denial plays a huge role in addiction with many people struggling to acknowledge that they have a problem or how severe it is. Denial can negatively impact your physical and mental health so if you or a loved one is struggling with drug or alcohol addiction call us today on 0800 326 5559.
Addiction can cost your job, your health, and your relationships. If you ignore the negative consequences and continue living in a state of denial it can be extremely hard to realise that you need help.
By reading our webpage today you may find yourself better informed and discover you are ready to make the first step into a life of recovery.
What is addiction?
Addiction can be a source of shame, embarrassment, and low self-esteem for many people. For someone struggling with an addiction, it can be terrifying to acknowledge the damage done to oneself as well as others. When people use drugs or alcohol these feelings are suppressed and temporarily fade. This is often known as dissociation and makes the user want to recreate these feelings in an attempt to hide from reality.
Addiction is habitual meaning it can be very hard to stop, this is why professional help is always advised when attempting to recover. Trying to do this alone can result in dangerous results and at OK Rehab we do not recommend this. Many people turn to drugs and alcohol as a coping mechanism either to deal with the stress of daily life or for a specific traumatic incident.
After a long time of usage physical effects will show which can lead to irreversible damage. This could be in the form of liver or kidney damage. Along with physical symptoms, psychological symptoms can also begin to show such as anxiety and depression. For people already suffering from poor mental health, it can make existing problems worsen.
Addiction can take over your life affecting every aspect. If left untreated it can see you lose friends and family as well as your career. This has a domino effect meaning your mental health can significantly decrease too.
At OK Rehab we can offer excellent physical and psychological help, pointing you in the right direction so you can enter a facility in Bamber Bridge best suited to your needs.
Should I seek residential treatment?
Many people have misconceptions about residential rehab which sees them avoid this kind of treatment in favour of an ineffective form elsewhere. Residential rehabs are welcoming and friendly spaces that can allow you to heal with the support of peers and medical professionals. Services such as catering and laundry are offered so you can focus solely on your recovery. You will also find luxurious facilities such as swimming pools and gyms in many clinics meaning you can begin to make healthy decisions and get back on track with your life.
Residential rehab usually lasts around 28 days, but this depends on the severity of your addiction and the type of treatment you require.
Detoxing is the first step of many residential rehab programmes and is always conducted under the supervision of medical professionals. This type of treatment aims to allow the body to adjust to life without substances. Detoxing slowly reduces consumption levels until your body no longer contains the drugs or alcohol it is addicted to.
One of the hardest parts of this form of treatment is withdrawing. Because the body has become dependent and used to the substance being withdrawn, negative symptoms present themselves. These symptoms are only temporary and are your body’s way of attempting to cope with substance withdrawal. The more severe the addiction the worse the withdrawal symptoms tend to be.
Although this seems very anxiety-inducing, it is important to remember that detoxes are always medically supervised and staff are on hand to provide prescription medication to ease symptoms, if it is required.
Many people believe they can detox at home but if your addiction is severe this will not be recommended. The home environment can see amplified triggers and distractions making it incredibly difficult to overcome an addiction.
The next step, after detoxing, is rehabilitation in the form of therapy, exercise, and workshops. Your treatment programme will always be tailored to your needs meaning you can contribute at all times to the type of care you want to receive.
After your programme has ended you can return home, but our support doesn’t stop there. At OK Rehab we ensure you receive professional help for up to 12 months after your stay at rehab has concluded.
Why is aftercare important?
Aftercare is vital as it ensures you remain on track at all times after rehab. It can support you in adjusting to your new life and help you stick to routine and structure. The thought of returning home can feel unnerving as you begin to put into practice all the skills and knowledge gained at rehab in Bamber Bridge.
At OK Rehab our team will offer support and guidance every step of the way ensuring you make healthy and informed decisions. We are available to talk 24/7 meaning if you ever need us all you have to do is pick up the phone. At rehab, your support workers will be able to create relapse prevention plans and refer you to local groups so you can minimise relapse and focus on life-long sobriety.
Get in touch today
Sometimes acknowledging your problem and the need for professional help can feel incredibly difficult and for some people is the hardest part of rehabilitation. Once you begin to recognise that you have an addiction it can be a lot easier to move forward.
Rehab can help you rebuild broken relationships and get you back on track financially and with employment. All we ask is that you are ready to enter a local facility and are committed to seeing a change in your life no matter how long it takes.
Give us a call today on 0800 326 5559.