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Drug & Alcohol Rehab Berkhamsted

Find help and support for addiction via drug and alcohol rehab Berkhamsted

    Drug & Alcohol Rehab in Berkhamsted

    People usually start taking drugs and alcohol in a relaxed way. For many, it might happen as a teenager or in their early twenties at a social event. Drugs and alcohol are often associated with introducing people to fun times. Pubs, clubs, and festivals throughout the UK are often filled with revellers under the influence.

    Although this might be the moment where everything seems fun, time passes. A few years later, you might look at your friendship group and see those who have been taken by a particular psychoactive substance.

    For others, addiction might have slipped in through having a drink or smoking after work to unwind. The daily stresses of life can feel heavy at times. People might look back at the last year and how they need the substance now to relax or sleep and it’s become clear that a problem has developed.

    Others still might have always lived in a situation where substances were always around. To start taking them wasn’t that big a deal. For some people, though, it’s a huge deal as the drink and drugs slowly take control and the person loses themselves.

    If you want someone to talk to about how drugs and alcohol are impacting your life, call OK Rehab on 0800 326 5559.

    How Can You Tell If You Have an Addiction?

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    There are lots of signs that make it clear that an addiction has developed. You might, however, have spent a long time in denial of this. A part of you might still be apprehensive to fully accept it. This is especially the case where there are certain effects of the drugs that you still crave.

    There is no shame in craving a substance you’re addicted to. There is no shame in having an addiction. What’s important, though, is how you learn to manage those cravings.

    Before that, here are the symptoms of addiction:

    • Thinking about the substance often
    • Arranging your day to fit around being able to drink or take drugs
    • Prioritising substance use
    • Worrying when you can’t get hold of the substance
    • Lying to people about what you have drank or taken
    • Hiding things related to your use
    • Feeling irritable, upset, and angry when you haven’t had the substance for a little while
    • Missing more days off work or education
    • Arguments with people around you
    • Money issues
    • Feeling generally unwell
    • Insomnia
    • Weight loss

    To find out more about Drug and Alcohol Rehab in Berkhamsted, contact OK Rehab at 0800 326 5559.

    What Rehabilitation Services Are On Offer in Berkhamsted?

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    It’s critical that you learn how to manage your cravings. When you do this, they become much easier to face. With time, cravings reduce and you will be back in control.

    How do you know what to do, though, to manage cravings? This is where lots of people get it wrong by thinking they can quit a substance without support. If you knew how to effectively manage a craving without it resulting in alcohol or drug use, then you wouldn’t still be addicted.

    This is precisely one of the reasons why rehabilitation treatment is essential.

    To find out more about Drug and Alcohol Rehab in Berkhamsted, contact OK Rehab at 0800 326 5559.

    What Treatments Are Used to Medicate People Who Have Addictions?

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    Some treatments address how substances affect the body. This is usually the focus during the initial part of a person’s stay at rehab when detox takes place. For those with dependencies, Librium or Subutex might be prescribed.

    Other treatments focus on how addiction works with the brain, thoughts, and emotions, and how these have a knock-on effect on behaviours. The psychology of addiction has to be held in mind throughout the time you’re supported. This happens at private clinics.

    1. One-to-one therapies

    You’ll receive one-to-one sessions. It might be from a counsellor who helps you to explore your feelings in a relaxed and warm way.

    Alternatively, you might have a one-to-one with a therapist who works on targeting the deep causes of addiction in the brain. Therapists are doctors who use methods to help you learn to “rewire” the brain and thought processes.

    2. Group therapies

    Group therapies might consist of being in an art group where the facilitator gives you a prompt and then you all paint a picture inspired by that prompt. At the end of the group, the leader might ask the group to share what their paintings mean. This can reveal a lot about how you’re feeling and responding.

    Other groups include 12 Step groups where you share with other people who have additions about your experience. You’ll listen to others and find a safe environment of care, support, and ideas on how to approach recovery aided by others.

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    The Difference Between Psychotherapies and Alternative Therapies

    Psychotherapies are therapies which target the way you think from a neurological aspect. It’s a scientific-based practice. They are proven to support people to heal throughout the world.

    Alternative therapies are more “in the body” and how the body connects to the mind. They’re more holistic and are usually based on ancient methods of healing, such as yoga, mindfulness, meditation, and Reiki.

    The Aftercare Plan

    On leaving rehab, you will have an aftercare plan in place. This will have been devised while you were at rehab between yourself and some of the staff. It will outline steps you need to make when you return home that will help you to remain focused on recovery.

    Lifestyle changes will be advised, such as new activities that you might want to begin, as well as outpatient services that you can maintain contact with.

    To find out more about Drug and Alcohol Rehab in Berkhamsted, contact OK Rehab at 0800 326 5559.

    How Does Your Life Change When You Complete a Stay at Rehab?

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    The benefits you gain from a stay at rehab are endless and include the following:

    • Improved mental and physical health.
    • Social connection to others who support you and your recovery.
    • Self-development as you begin to return to the you who isn’t controlled by the substance. This is a time when you get to decide the kind of person you want to be.
    • Gaining meaning from life by exploring new activities.
    • A sense of calm and making peace with being in your body and being who you are.

    To find out more about Drug and Alcohol Rehab in Berkhamsted, contact OK Rehab at 0800 326 5559.

    Additional Services for Addiction Help in Berkhamsted

    Here are some statutory-funded addiction programmes near you.

    1. Oxygen Recovery Service

    Address: Nascent, London Rd, Hemel Hempstead HP3 9ST


    2. Path 2 Recovery

    Address: 67 High St N, Dunstable LU6 1JF

    Telephone: 03333 324019


    3. Change Grow Live

    Address: 1 Yeomans Ct, Ware Rd, Hertford SG13 7HJ

    Telephone: 08006 523169


    Reach out to other helplines such as Mind UKYoungMindsRethink Mental IllnessSamaritansPapyrus and SMART Recovery – they can also help and support you with your recovery.

    Alternatively, find an Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous or Cocaine Anonymous near you. The NHS are also there to help you.

    What’s The Next Move You Need to Make to Begin Recovery?

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    To ask all the questions you might have or to find out more about rehab options in Berkhamsted, contact OK Rehab at 0800 326 5559.

    We offer services across Hertfordshire, including Ashwell, Barnet, Berkhamsted, Cheshunt, Chorleywood, Hertford, King’s Langley, Letchworth, Markyate, Much Hadham, New Barnet, Northaw, Potters Bar, Radlett, Redbourn, St. Albans, Stevenage, Tring, Waltham Cross, Ware, Watford, Wheathampstead, Whitwell, Wormley and more.


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