Drug & Alcohol Rehab in Dumfries
If you’re looking for advice on drug and alcohol rehab in Dumfries or anywhere else, you’ve come to the right place!
As most people who’ve been through it in any capacity will know, addictions can quickly spiral, leaving a devastating trail of destruction. The best way to get it back under control is to seek out professional help. Through any kind of rehab, you can get away from the situation you’re in right now and can learn long term strategies to avoid relapse.
At OK Rehab, we’ve been through it ourselves. We know exactly what you’re experiencing and we want to help. All you need to do is call us on 0800 326 5559.
The first steps towards recovery
Admitting that you need help may seem like an incredibly daunting thing to do. But even by reading this page, you’ve already taken a massive first step. Now we just need to transition you from reading about addiction recovery in a physical space to actually going through it in a physical space. But more on that later.
For now, the purpose of this page is to give you more information on the process, so you’ll have more knowledge of what you’re going into. It’s also very important that you do as much research as you can on your own, at every stage of the process.
To start off, some substances are more addictive than others and can create different withdrawal symptoms. It’s important that you know the full range of what you could be dealing with in terms of your particular addiction because they’re all quite different in a lot of ways when you start to look into it.
(And as a side note, in case you didn’t know, withdrawal symptoms are symptoms that occur when someone who has developed a dependency on drugs and/or alcohol stop their intake. Depending on both the substance you’re addicted to and the severity of your addiction, these symptoms can vary widely.
They include tremors to hallucinations and seizures in some of the most severe cases. During a supported detox, a slow reduction of intake and prescribed medication will stop the worst of these symptoms from happening.)
Finally, once you’re at the stage of looking into different organisations and centres, it’s important to learn as much as you can about each option. Find out where they’re located, what kinds of treatments they offer, what their rules and regulations are.
All of these should let you know if it’s the right place for you and should give you a good idea of what you’ll experience depending on who you choose.
How to know if rehab is the right choice for you?
If we’re talking about rehab meaning professional treatment, then it’s nearly always the right choice. The life skills you’ll learn during rehab will equip you in dealing with your addiction well into the future, in various ways.
If you’re wondering if residential treatment is for you, then that largely depends on your personal circumstances. It’s primarily designed for those with moderate to severe dependency. This is because, to start with, it takes you out of the circumstances and environment you’re in right now, which may be driving your problems.
Throughout the process, you’re then in a space where you’re essentially surrounded by treatment and away from temptation.
At-home treatment, on the other hand, gives you a bit more control. For this reason, it’s better suited to those who have less severe addictions, who are in a position to handle that kind of responsibility and still successfully complete treatment. It’s a harder road, but it can suit some people more.
What kinds of treatments are available during rehab?
Although the main difference between the two is contextual, the treatments you end up with may also depend on whether you go through inpatient (residential) or outpatient (at home treatment).
One major example is the workshops that many residential centres offer. In teaching you about subjects such as health, nutrition and, of course, addiction, these sessions will give all those who participate a much healthier lifestyle going into the future.
Therapy and counselling are core components of both kinds of treatment. Mental health issues are often a huge factor in addictions, so unpacking them with a therapist or councillor is one of the most important things you can do.
Various treatments come under this umbrella, from art therapy, which helps more creative types who like to express their emotions through art, to simple talking therapy. Going through this kind of treatment may also mean confronting past traumas.
This may seem daunting, but it’s always better to discuss it and let your emotions out. Whether it’s trauma or even a bad mood, hiding how you’re feeling is never a healthy option.
Another major example of mental health treatment used in drug and alcohol rehab are support groups like Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous. In the same way that other kinds of therapy free you from emotional issues through conversations with professionals, in groups like these, you get to share your story.
Everyone there will understand and it’s guaranteed to be a judgement-free space. And hearing other people’s stories might make you feel less alone too!
Reaching out to OK Rehab for help
You might remember that we gave you our contact number earlier. But now we want to discuss what services we actually offer. If you call us, after assessing your specific needs in a simple conversation, we’ll be able to create a plan for you to move forward.
Even if you’re just looking for general advice on any addiction related issue, our helpline is available to you. Finally, if you’re trying to get through to someone you think might have an addiction, we also offer an intervention programme.