Drug & Alcohol Rehab in Bishop Auckland
Drug and alcohol addiction is a widespread problem throughout the UK, including the local Bishop Auckland area. Unfortunately, although this condition is now widely acknowledged as a disease by the medical community, the stigma attached to struggling with an addiction problem forces those experiencing this struggle to deny it exists.
Coupled with the fact that the very nature of addiction causes denial, due to the chemical hold substances have over body and mind, and the result is that not many people feel able to reach out for help.
Those struggling with addiction are often in denial for some time, but if you know deep down that your drug and/or alcohol consumption has increased over time and that others have noticed your continued substance abuse, there’s really no shame in asking for help. In fact, it takes a great deal of courage and self-awareness to admit that you are struggling with addiction and this is a realisation that should be commended.
Here at OK Rehab, we know what you are going through. Our trusted drug and alcohol addiction treatment advocacy and referral service is staffed by those who are overcoming their own addictions.
We are experienced in identifying an addiction problem, whether it’s decades old or a newly arising compulsion that’s taking control of the user. We have been where you are now and there will be no judgement here.
Speak to our helpful team and we will not only answer any questions or concerns that you may have about your own health but recommend suitable local treatment in Bishop Auckland for your addiction that offers you the most potential to recover.
We’re ready to take your call 24 hours a day on 0800 326 5559. All calls are entirely confidential and free of charge.
How to find the most suitable drug and alcohol addiction treatment in Bishop Auckland
If you’ve taken the bold and life changing decision to seek out recovery treatment for your drug and/or alcohol addiction then we congratulate you and look forward to helping you on your road to recovery.
Whether you think you may wish to attend an addiction treatment programme nearby in Bishop Auckland and the surrounding area, or further afield, we have a range of partner rehab facilities across the UK.
All of the centres that we work with are highly renowned in their field and are strictly regulated by the CQC (Care Quality Commission) for their level of care and safety towards clients.
Some people prefer to stay close to home when they go into addiction recovery for a number of reasons.
For example, it offers an easy transition, there will be less travel involved, surroundings will be familiar to you and visits from family and friends will be more easily arranged, allowing them to be a part of family therapy if you feel that this would be beneficial. As all of our partner treatment facilities offer extensive aftercare services, this also makes these sessions easier to access.
Despite the benefits and the confidentiality surrounding addiction recovery treatment, some people will feel that attending locally to their home leaves them exposed to judgement and gossip. It also benefits some people to get as far as possible from their daily triggers and home environment to better focus on their recovery.
Whatever your preference, our team at OK Rehab will be able to source the best possible recovery programme and rehab centre for you.
How OK Rehab provides you with an easy route to access the treatment that you need
At OK Rehab, we can offer you a fast track into your chosen recovery programme. Through a short telephone assessment, we will be able to recommend the most suitable treatment type for you and advise you of local drug and alcohol rehab facilities in Bishop Auckland that offer that type of treatment.
Once you have chosen the programme and centre for you, we can begin your pre-admission immediately, with no need for a GP reference or to sit on long waiting lists.
During the assessment, we will get to know a bit more about you, your addiction and how it affects your life at the current time. We will ask about what substance(s) you use, the quantity and regularity, as well as the sort of side effects you are experiencing.
We will also ask about any pre-existing conditions that will need to be accommodated, your budget and your preferred location.
With this information, we will be able to recommend the best course of treatment for you, and once we are sure you are mentally prepared and committed to your recovery, we can even organise a mutually agreeable admission date for your treatment to begin.
The important thing is that you act now. One of the main reasons that people are unsuccessful in their addiction recovery efforts is when they experience a long delay between making the decision to recover and beginning their recovery.
The longer an addiction goes untreated, the more opportunity there is for it to intensify and take a greater hold of both your body and mind. This can lead to a change of heart and refusal to attempt recovery. Speak to OK Rehab today on 0800 326 5559.
Why denial is the most dangerous side effect of addiction
Although commonly experienced alongside an addiction, denial is probably the most dangerous side effect of a drug or alcohol addiction for one simple reason, it will result in continued addiction. Failing to acknowledge that you have a problem means that you will not have any desire to recover, as you will not believe there is anything to recover from.
Long-term drug and alcohol addiction can cause lasting damage to the body and mind and in some cases fatalities. A significant number of disabilities in UK adults are the result of addiction problems, not to mention the social impact that it can have on your life, destroying relationships, career prospects and finances.
If you’re in a state of denial about your addiction, it’s vital that you overcome this before entering rehab. Private residential rehab offers you the best possible chance of recovering from a drug or alcohol addiction, but your recovery will be short-lived if you are not personally invested in your recovery.
Addiction treatment must be entered into willingly for it to work, and whilst well-meaning relatives and friends may be pushing you to rehabilitate, it’s only you that can truly decide that you want to.
It can sometimes help to look at some common symptoms of drug and alcohol addictions and have an honest conversation with yourself about whether or not you recognise these behaviours in yourself. Acknowledging the addiction for what it is, a disease that is damaging to you, and your future can help you to let go of denial and take that step towards the recovery you need.
Other common signs that your drug or alcohol use has advanced to an addiction
- You can’t get through the day without thinking about drugs and/or alcohol
- You have noticed mood changes and particularly mood swings in yourself
- Your substance use has increased over time and more is needed to gain the desired effects
- Friends and family members have confronted you about your drug or alcohol use
- You feel unwell when you don’t have access to drugs or alcohol
- You often make poor choices, particularly where judgement is needed
- You are struggling to maintain your responsibilities, job, parenting, home care etc
If you recognise any of these behaviours in yourself, get in touch and talk through it with us. We can help you determine where use becomes addiction and address whether or not you need to find help.
A chance to reinvent yourself
At OK Rehab, we will ensure that the addiction treatment you attend offers the best possible chance for your sustained recovery. Through a multidisciplinary approach, the addiction specialists and doctors will address both the physical and psychological factors of your addiction, including any underlying causes.
Through medically assisted detox and leading psychotherapy treatments, you will learn how to cope without the use of drugs or alcohol and go on to live a long, healthy and sober life.
Speak to us about your recovery in Bishop Auckland today and we can answer all of your questions, take you through the assessment process and get you an admission date within one day. This is your chance to reinvent yourself, so don’t let it pass you by. It will likely be the most important decision you ever make for yourself.