If your situation has changed and you need the help of a drug and alcohol rehab centre, then rest assured you are in the right place.
There is no shame in asking for help. Many would consider it to be the bravest thing a person can do. It leaves you vulnerable but also with the room you need to grow out of a bad situation.
At OK Rehab, we are here to help you grow and change so that you can leave your drug or alcohol dependency in your past and live a happier and much healthier life. We understand that just because you need the help of a drug and alcohol rehab centre in the Golborne area, it doesn’t necessarily mean you want their help.
The hard thing about being human is that sometimes you have to do something for your good even though you don’t want to. Everyone has that little voice in the back of their heads telling them their destructive behaviours are fine. But then there is another voice.
This one is telling you that you have nothing to be afraid of, and you do deserve to live a sober life. This is the voice you should be listening to. It wants you to be happy and healthy and isn’t fuelled by destructive behaviour. But this voice can be quieter than the other voice.
It can be easy to ignore if you don’t have the right resources and support available to you. We can’t be that voice for you. At the end of the day, the decision to check yourself into a drug and alcohol rehab centre has to be made by you. All we can do is offer to be here and support you should you make the right decision to get the help you need. We can’t make this decision for you.
We use logic and reason to disprove the loud, destructive voice so you will have a chance to hear the part of yourself that knows starting the journey to long-term recovery is the best thing you can do. Let us be the microphone for your self-preservation.
Addiction and Substance Abuse
The idea of quitting whenever you but you never want to quit is very common and has a solid connection to TV and movies, which have normalised substance abuse. They often portray it as something intense but quickly fixed once the decision has been made. Many ‘very special episodes‘ on TV programmes have added to this belief that all it takes to overcome a drug or alcohol dependency is a speech from a loved one and the decision to stop using.
Unfortunately, real life is never this simple.
When you are living with a drug or alcohol dependency, it is not something you can wake up one day and decide to do something about and then be perfectly fine in a couple of days. It is a long and complex process that requires specialised medical assistance that can only be found in a drug and alcohol rehab centre.
You can’t just quit a drug or alcohol dependency because once a dependency has developed, ignoring your craving will result in you experiencing withdrawal symptoms. Withdrawal symptoms are incredibly uncomfortable and even dangerous under the right circumstances.
If you experience any of the following symptoms, please make your way to a medical facility as soon as possible.
The withdrawal symptoms include:
- Hot flashes
- Muscle pain
- Muscle spasms
- Mood swings
These symptoms are the reason you can’t just stop abusing substances and hope for the best. They mean you need to get professional help in a drug and alcohol rehab centre where you can detox and experience these symptoms in a safe and controlled environment.
What is Rehab?
In a drug and alcohol rehab centre, you will be monitored by a team of fully trained medical professionals throughout the detox process. They can keep you safe and administer special medication to relieve the withdrawal symptoms should they prove too much for your body to handle.
With any complex medical issue routed in mental health problems, there is always this moment of doubt in yourself that you are lying about how much you are struggling. This feeling of self-doubt is very common, and it is not something you should take as proof of why you don’t need the help of a drug and alcohol rehab centre. If anything, it confirms the opposite.
The best indicator that a person needs professional help dealing with a drug or alcohol dependency is that they think they need help.
Someone who isn’t struggling with a drug or alcohol dependency doesn’t worry. They have one. They don’t try and research drug and alcohol rehab centres in the Golborne area like you have.
We are lucky to live in a time that now more than ever recognises people living with a drug or alcohol dependency as people in need of help, not punishment. However, there is still a prejudice surrounding substance abuse.
A lot of the doubt you may be feeling is connected to the fear and anxiety surrounding making a big change in your life. It is normal to be afraid, and it is normal to doubt yourself, but you have to be willing to work through these feelings to get the help you need.
We want to support you so that you can see you deserve just as much help as anyone else. That you just have to ask, and you will be able to begin your journey to long-term recovery.
Substance Abuse and Other People
It is very easy to see other people abusing substances and rationalise that you are fine to join in. The mob mentality of abusing substances in a group leaves many people to view themselves as social rather than someone living with a drug or alcohol dependency.
Substance abuse is still substance abuse, whether it is done with others or alone.
The UK especially has a big problem with its drinking culture. It has become so normalised to go directly to the pub from work and drink excessively that many can’t recognise a developing alcohol dependency until it is too late.
When you abuse a substance in a group, it is easy to get swept up in the excitement and not see the warning signs for yourself or others. You may also make the mistake of measuring your intake compared to others.
You may believe that because the substances are affecting you less, then you are OK to abuse substances as much as you want, but you can’t just ignore the number of drugs or alcohol you may consume because you have a high tolerance.
High tolerance is, in fact, a symptom of your drug or alcohol dependency and comes from your brain becoming used to the change in chemicals it is experiencing. The higher a tolerance you have, the more severe your dependency tends to be.
Let us help you
At OK Rehab, we want you to be able to live a drug, and alcohol-free life like you deserve to. We do this by helping you find a drug and alcohol rehab centre in the Golborne area that has the best possible facilities to cater for your specific needs.
All we ask is that you complete our free initial assessment so that we can find out exactly what you need.
We want to help you get healthy, but we need you to make the decision first. So please give us a call at 0800 326 5559 and let us get you the help you deserve.
Help is just one phone call away, and we are more than ready to answer that call.