Drug & Alcohol Rehab in Castleford
Living your life with an addiction can be tiring, isolating, unpredictable, and sometimes even lethal. With OK Rehab, that can change.
We understand that sometimes denying the existence of addiction is easier, and that you may feel like you have it under control, or that ignoring it will make it disappear. It may feel like the easy way out, but choosing this path prevents you from ever reaching full recovery from a drug or alcohol addiction.
It is always better to face addiction head-on. Recovery is undoubtedly a difficult and long-term commitment, but that is what OK Rehab and our referral services are here for.
We can reduce the stresses of seeking help for your addiction, by getting you placed in a suitable drug and alcohol rehab in Castleford, as soon as possible.
Denying you have a problem may be the easier option, but it is not the best one for you.
How a habit can become an addiction
You’re not alone when it comes to bad habits surrounding drugs and alcohol.
Thousands of people in the UK drink or use drugs recreationally sometimes, but this innocent drinking and drug use can become an unhealthy habit very quickly. Because drugs and alcohol act as a form of sedative when they reach the bloodstream and the brain, they often make the user feel more relaxed, happy, and carefree. Due to the common stress associated with day-to-day life, relationships, family, and work-life, many will seek out this high in order to feel a moment or two of respite.
Whilst this can be done with the best intentions, and if done so not very often it can be manageable, it remains a coping mechanism that could be fatal in the long run. This habit – a few pints every day after work or a glass or two of wine with each meal – can soon develop into an addiction.
An addiction can also many times creep up on you quicker than you are able to comprehend, as it tends to pass as just a bad habit for a while before it makes a permanent appearance in your life. Many individuals actually find themselves deep into addiction without knowing how they managed to get to such a situation from simple weekly visits to the pub.
Just like the reasons for a drug and alcohol-related habit developing, there are also many factors that can keep an addiction present in a person’s life. You may be drinking or using drugs frequently to avoid responsibilities, to avoid certain negative emotions, to forget about a traumatic event of your past or present, to ease difficult situations, or to simply ‘drink the day away’.
These are the most common reasons people keep using drink or drugs, and the most common factors that can form an addiction. Luckily, they’re also the main aspects people work through in therapy and counselling at rehab.
When is it time to seek help?
As soon as you believe you may be struggling with an addiction of any kind, it is time to seek a drug and alcohol rehab in Castleford.
Addictions can escalate quickly, so the earlier you contact us, the easier it will be for us to help. If left unchecked, an addiction can lead to long-lasting effects on the brain and body such as liver damage, blood clots, and a higher risk of strokes and heart attacks.
If you’re still unsure whether you are struggling with an addiction, here are some common signs and symptoms of addiction that you may be able to notice in yourself.
- PHYSICAL SYMPTOMS. Has your appearance changed drastically? Have you lost weight? Has your skin changed? Have you noticed yourself developing a higher tolerance for the substance you use each time you use it?
- MENTAL SYMPTOMS. Are you more on-edge, easily irritated, or angry than usual? Are you lashing out at loved ones? Are you more secretive?
- SOCIAL SYMPTOMS. Have you been avoiding responsibilities at work or in your daily life? Are you not attending social events that you used to enjoy? Are you more withdrawn in your social life, even with close friends and family?
Other possible symptoms can include hiding your use of drugs or alcohol from loved ones, or having a stash of the substance in a secret place.
If you have answered yes to any of these signs, even if it is just one or two, it is worth contacting us today to discuss your situation. It is in your best interest to find out whether you are suffering from an addiction or not and to seek out professional help with OK Rehab if you are.
Start your recovery today
Reach out to our team at OK Rehab today to start your personal recovery journey. We can take you through any further questions you may have, and begin our assessments of you to make sure we get you in the most suitable rehab facility.
Any information you give us will be 100% confidential, and will only be used to decide your treatment options.
Remember, we cannot do anything if you do not reach out to us first on 0800 326 5559. We know this is a huge step in your recovery, but once you’ve taken this one, we can guide you through and offer our support for the rest of the way.