Drug & Alcohol Rehab in Clitheroe
You might think it’s one of those things where it won’t hit you. But addiction can impact anyone.
If you feel like you need help, reaching out to an organisation like OK Rehab is usually the best option. There are so many choices for recovery, which can be a good thing. But it can also make those first steps overwhelming for a lot of people. If you choose to get in touch with us, we’ll be there for you every step of the way.
If you would like to get help from OK Rehab, via a treatment plan, intervention or just general advice, simply call
What to do if someone you care about has an addiction
You might be surprised to hear that we don’t just offer help to addicts. We also have an intervention programme available for anyone you might be concerned about, on the same number as our helpline. Oh, and the helpline is available for all addiction-related issues too, whether you’re the one suffering from the addiction or not.
Whether it’s a family member, partner, work colleague or anyone else in your life, this can be a very difficult situation to handle. You should of course always approach it with caution and care and you should be fairly certain that the person actually has an addiction before you take any concrete action.
If you’re unsure, some of the key physical and psychological signs are: rapid weight loss or gain, insomnia, lowered hygiene standards, mood swings, paranoia, poor judgement and memory problems.
In spite of our words of warning, it is still important to talk openly about these issues. You may be met with anger and denial in a direct confrontation, but it could also make the person you’re concerned about wake up and realise that they need help.
The importance of rehab
Whether it’s inpatient (at a residential facility) or outpatient (at home), rehab is always a vital part of the recovery process. This is because addiction works on both a physical and psychological level: the chains of both need to be broken for the addiction to be fully managed.
This is why therapy and counselling are such important parts of the process. Mental health issues are so often a driver of addiction issues, as people seek to fill voids in their lives with substances that ultimately make things worse. Whether they’re a cause of your addiction or they’ve been caused by your addiction, all of these issues can be addressed through rehab.
It also teaches participants vital life skills and gives them access to a strong support network that many wouldn’t otherwise have. Two of the ways that this is done are support groups like Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous, and the workshops often run by residential facilities.
Before you enter into any of the above treatments, the one you’re most likely to start off with is some kind of detox.
Detoxes are a (usually, more or less) three-week process, where addictive substances are cleared out of your system. Even with professional support, suddenly stopping can become dangerous due to withdrawal symptoms, which occur once dependence develops. So that’s not what is done. Instead, your intake of such substances will slowly be reduced and replaced with prescribed medication.
The different factors behind treatment decisions
When discussing recovery paths with you, there are several factors we’ll take into consideration. The first is the substance you’re addicted to, as different categories of drugs and alcohol can often have vastly different effects.
Some are far more addictive than others and certain drugs can also produce vastly different withdrawal symptoms than, for example, alcohol. Lining up with this, the severity of your addiction and how long you’ve been addicted for are also very important to consider.
The support network you have around you can also be very important. A lot of people choose residential rehab because they’re currently in toxic, unsupportive environments which are counterproductive to long-term recovery. And because they have a severe enough problem that they need to be kept away from temptation, but that’s a whole other issue.
Finally, any treatment you’ve been through before will also need to be taken into consideration. Knowing how much experience you have will tell us how much assistance you might need information-wise this time around. In addition like any other process, it’s important that we look at what’s worked and what hasn’t worked, to know what the best way forward is this time.
As a last note for this section, it’s important to remember that you’re also in control of this process. We’ll make recommendations and guide you in whatever ways you need us to, but ultimately it’s all up to you.
Drug and alcohol rehab in Clitheroe
Even if you do choose residential rehab, a lot of people still prefer to recover in a local space. There are plenty of options for drug and alcohol rehab in Clitheroe. Two of the best-rated ones in or accessible to the area are UK Rehab, Holgate House and Salus Withnell Hall.
If at-home recovery turns out to be for you, there are also plenty of local organisations and therapists that can help. All you need to do is reach out on 0800 326 5559.